Arthur James Richardson

24 November 1879–28 March 1967 (Age 87)
Forest Hill, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Arthur James

When Arthur James Richardson was born on 24 November 1879, in Forest Hill, Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Richardson, was 35 and his mother, Emily Mills, was 31. He married Martha Smith on 2 August 1900, in Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States in 1920 and Baltimore City, Maryland, United States in 1930. He died on 28 March 1967, in Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Meadowridge Memorial Park, Elkridge, Howard, Maryland, United States.

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Arthur James Richardson
Martha Smith
Marriage: 2 August 1900
Edward Arthur James Richardson
Edward Arthur James Richardson
Benjamin Bernard Richardson
Victor Henry Richardson
Myrtle Martha Richardson
Ivy Agnes Richardson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1900Greenwich, London, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 2
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1883 · Mining Boom
    Age 4
    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
    1902 · So Much Farm Land
    Age 23
    A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western 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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    This is my Life by Arthur J. Richardson

    **Editor's Note: When reading these writings of my grandfather please remember that he was schooled during the nineteenth century when standardization of spelling and punctuation was uncommon. I retai …

    Sources (12)

    • Arthur J. Richardson in entry for Victor Henry Richardson, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
    • A F Richardson in household of Edward Richardson, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Arthur Richardson in entry for Victor Henry Richardson, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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