John Wearmouth Richardson

Male30 June 1852–8 August 1913

Brief Life History of John Wearmouth

When John Wearmouth Richardson was born on 30 June 1852, in Hamsterley, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Richardson, was 47 and his mother, Jane Wearmouth, was 46. He married Marie Dorotha Andersen on 19 December 1878, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Summit, Utah, United States in 1900 and Francis, Summit, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 8 August 1913, in Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Kamas Cemetery, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Wearmouth Richardson
Marie Dorotha Andersen
Marriage: 19 December 1878
Aurilla Jane Richardson
Nicholas Richardson
Gilbert Wearmouth Richardson
Ovey Albert Richardson
Milton John Richardson
Claudious Ray Richardson
Child Richardson
Drucilla Dorotha Richardson
Rufus Dee Richardson
Veta Ann Richardson

Sources (30)

  • John Richardson in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
  • John Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J W Richardson in entry for Rufus Dee Richardson and Janet Burnham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 December 1878Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 2

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Summit, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Summit, Utah, United States


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries: 1869: Summit, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Summit, Utah, 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Story Highlight


    John Wearmouth Richardson was born June 30, 1852, in the little mining town of Hamsterley, Durham County, England. His father, Peter Richardson, a coal miner by trade, was born April 1, 1805 in Middl …

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