James Henry Richardson

17 July 1893–22 January 1964 (Age 70)
Teasdale, Wayne, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Richardson was born on 17 July 1893, in Teasdale, Wayne, Utah Territory, United States, his father, John Riley Richardson, was 30 and his mother, Nellie Jane Harris, was 22. He married Florence Matilda Holtom on 29 September 1915, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hamer, Jefferson, Idaho, United States for about 15 years and Hamer Election Precinct, Jefferson, Idaho, United States in 1940. He died on 22 January 1964, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Henry Richardson
Florence Matilda Holtom
Marriage: 29 September 1915
James Lorenzo Richardson
Jessie Florence Richardson
Eldon Henry Richardson
Jack Everett Richardson
Betty Jean Richardson
Buster Richardson
Lola Marion Richardson

Spouse and Children

29 September 1915
Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 3

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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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Story Highlight

James Henry Richardson

I was very young but I remember going to grandpa Richardson's and riding the hay wagon when grandpa would get to the driveway. I remember him saddling an old white gelding Named Candy Kisses and us ki …

Sources (3)

  • James Henry Richardson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James Henrey Richardson, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • James H Richardson in household of John R Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"

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