William Edward Richardson

Male30 April 1848–2 January 1937

Brief Life History of William Edward

When William Edward Richardson was born on 30 April 1848, in Leadgate, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Richardson, was 43 and his mother, Jane Wearmouth, was 41. He married Nancy Laurice Russell in 1872, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Uinta, Wyoming, United States in 1900 and Linwood Precinct, Daggett, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 2 January 1937, in Manila, Daggett, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Manila Cemetery, Manila, Daggett, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Richardson
Nancy Laurice Russell
Marriage: 1872
Charley Lyman Richardson
William Peter Richardson
Ruth Clarissa Richardson
Samantha Jane Richardson
Emily Richardson
Myrtle Richardson
Laverna Ellen Richardson
Evard Royce Richardson

Sources (18)

  • William Richardson in household of Evard Richardson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Richardson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • William Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1872Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Historical Boundaries: 1857: Summit, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Summit, Utah, United States


    Age 15

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 24

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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