Elva Mandana Richardson

Female24 February 1896–15 September 1971

Brief Life History of Elva Mandana

When Elva Mandana Richardson was born on 24 February 1896, in Colonia Díaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, Sullivan Calvin Richardson, was 35 and her mother, Amy Teresa Leavitt, was 28. She married Frederick Blau on 22 June 1922, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Logan, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Supervisorial District 1, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 15 September 1971, in Corinne, Box Elder, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Millville, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Blau
Elva Mandana Richardson
Marriage: 22 June 1922
Maurice Frederick Blau
Gerald Keith Blau
Teresa Maxine Blau
Elsie Nadine Blau
Omer Leavitt Blau
Glenna Deen Blau

Sources (24)

  • Elva Mandana Richardson Blau in household of Frederick Blau, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Miss Madonna Richardson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Madonna R Blau in entry for Gerald K Blau, "Utah, World War II Index to Army Veterans of Utah, 1939-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 June 1922Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1897 · The Utah State Historical Society

    Age 1

    The Utah State Historical Society was, founded in 1897 and now part of the Government of Utah's Division of State History. It encourages the research, study, and publication of Utah history. It also publishes a history journal named the Utah Historical Quarterly. The Utah State Historical Society has grown to several thousand members and has published over 300 issues of the Utah Historical Quarterly.

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.


    Age 20

    "General John J. ""Blackjack"" Pershing's punitive expedition pursues Villa and provokes bitterness between Mexico and 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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    Story Highlight

    History of Teresa Mae Richardson (Blau) written herself

    History of Teresa Mae Richardson Blau It was near midnight that I let out a squawk and announced my arrival in the peaceful, sleeping town of Colonial Diaz, Chihuahua, Mexico, the youngest daughter o …

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