Edward Ruthven Richardson

Brief Life History of Edward Ruthven

When Edward Ruthven Richardson was born on 30 April 1833, in Monroe, New York, United States, his father, Chester Richardson, was 33 and his mother, Clarissa Hincher, was 21. He married Elisabeth M. Malby on 15 November 1860, in DeKalb, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Crete, Saline, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Arcadia, DeSoto, Florida, United States in 1900. He died on 2 December 1915, in Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 82.

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Edward Ruthven Richardson
Elisabeth M. Malby
Marriage: 15 November 1860
Clara Dixie Richardson
Charles Franklin Richardson
Mary Jessie Richardson

Sources (7)

  • E. R. Richardson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • E R Richardson, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Edwin R Richardson in entry for Charles Franklin Richardson, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1835 · Second Seminole War

The Second Seminole War, often called the Florida War, was a conflict between Native Americans and the United States. Taking place from 1835 until 1842, it is regarded as the lengthiest, most expensive conflict that the United States had with the Native American people. There were roughly 1,600 US military casualties and over 3,000 deaths among the Seminole people. The war was followed by a brief period of peace, but the government's insistence on removing Native Americans from Florida would eventually result in further conflicts.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Broderick, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Fremont, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Fremont, Colorado, United States

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Richard + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans. Compare Ritson .

Americanized form (and a Swedish variant) of Swedish Richardsson or Rikardsson: patronymic from the personal name Richard , Rikard.

Americanized form of Norwegian and Danish Richardsen or Norwegian Rikardsen, cognates of 2 above.

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

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