Abbie Arathusa Richardson

30 July 1854–20 June 1863 (Age 8)
Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Abbie Arathusa

When Abbie Arathusa Richardson was born on 30 July 1854, in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, John Dennis Richardson, was 26 and her mother, Mary C. Moore, was 28. She died on 20 June 1863, in Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 8, and was buried in Belgrade, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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John Dennis Richardson
Mary C. Moore
Frank Myron Richardson
Abbie Arathusa Richardson
Eva May Richardson
Melvin J. Richardson

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World Events (2)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Abbie A Richardson in household of John D Richardson, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Abbie A. Richardson, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Abbie Arathusa Richardson, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"

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