Mary Josephine Richardson

10 May 1896–2 August 1973 (Age 77)
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Mary Josephine

When Mary Josephine Richardson was born on 10 May 1896, in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph H. Richardson, was 46 and her mother, Mary A. McDonough, was 45. She married Allen E. Crafts on 20 August 1917, in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States in 1930. She died on 2 August 1973, in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Allen E. Crafts
Mary Josephine Richardson
Marriage: 20 August 1917
Allen E Crafts Jr
Clyde Allen Crafts

Spouse and Children

20 August 1917
Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Allen E Crafts Jr


    Clyde Allen Crafts


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1905 · Treaty of Portsmouth Signed

Age 9

The Treaty of Portsmouth was signed on September 5, 1905 and officially brought a conclusion to the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Richard . This has undoubtedly also assimilated like-sounding cognates from other languages, such as Swedish Richardsson.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Josephine M Crafts in household of Mary A Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Josephine Crafts in household of Allen E Crafts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Josephine M Richardson in household of Joseph H Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"

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