Charles Elwood Richardson

1942–1964 (Age 22)
California, United States

The Life of Charles Elwood

When Charles Elwood Richardson was born in 1942, in California, United States, his father, Donald Richardson, was 28 and his mother, Bessie Mae Grant, was 22. He died in 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 22.

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Family Time Line

Donald Richardson
1914–1983
Bessie Mae Grant
1920–2005
Charles Elwood Richardson
1942–1964

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (3)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 0

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 11

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

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 (2)

  • Charles E Richardson, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"
  • Charles Elwood Richardson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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