Cecil Richardson

4 July 1900–19 June 1985 (Age 84)
Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Cecil

When Cecil Richardson was born on 4 July 1900, in Slaterville, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, John Richardson, was 26 and his mother, Jeanette “Jennie” Cowan, was 23. He married Mabel Bessinger on 29 January 1938, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Elwood, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 19 June 1985, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Cecil Richardson
Mabel Bessinger
Marriage: 29 January 1938
Carol Ann Richardson

Spouse and Children

29 January 1938
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 2

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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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Sources (3)

  • Cecil Richardson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cecil Richardson in household of John Richardson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cecil Richardson in entry for Carol Ann Anderson, "Utah, Brigham City Family History Center, Obituary Collection, 1930-2015"

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