Howard Gaston Richardson

8 May 1875–15 February 1942 (Age 66)
Hayesville, Keokuk, Iowa, United States

The Life of Howard Gaston

When Howard Gaston Richardson was born on 8 May 1875, in Hayesville, Keokuk, Iowa, United States, his father, Isaac Hull Richardson, was 28 and his mother, Susan Mariah Jordan, was 27. He married Charlotte A McCormick on 27 December 1897, in Keokuk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1920 and Keswick, Keokuk, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 15 February 1942, in Washington, Washington, Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Sigourney, Keokuk, Iowa, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Howard Gaston Richardson
Charlotte A McCormick
Marriage: 27 December 1897
Harold M Richardson

Spouse and Children

27 December 1897
Keokuk, Iowa, United States


    Harold M Richardson


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 9

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Howard G Richardson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Howard G Richardson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Howard G Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.