Willa Terrell Richardson

28 September 1889–1 April 1971 (Age 81)
Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Willa Terrell

When Willa Terrell Richardson was born on 28 September 1889, in Manchester, Delaware, Iowa, United States, her father, Frederick Elijah Richardson, was 29 and her mother, Emma Jane Cotton, was 27. She married Frank Leon Beresford on 11 October 1929. She lived in Delaware, Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Jackson Township, Benton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. She died on 1 April 1971, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton, Benton, Iowa, United States.

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Frank Leon Beresford
Willa Terrell Richardson
Marriage: 11 October 1929

Spouse and Children

11 October 1929
Vinton, Benton, Iowa

Parents and Siblings

    Frederick Elijah Richardson


    Emma Jane Cotton




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 1

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Willa Beresford in household of Frank Beresford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Willa Beresford in household of Frank Beresford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willa T Richardson in household of F E Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"

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