Roy William Richardson

1 May 1919–15 January 2010 (Age 90)
Levey Township, Sac, Iowa, United States

The Life of Roy William

When Roy William Richardson was born on 1 May 1919, in Levey Township, Sac, Iowa, United States, his father, Frank William Richardson, was 27 and his mother, Ida Olga Rohde, was 24. He lived in Sac Township, Sac, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 15 January 2010, in Pillager, Cass, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank William Richardson
1891–1968
Ida Olga Rohde
1895–1975
Elmer Lyle Richardson
1914–1934
Helen Richardson
1916–
Roy William Richardson
1919–2010

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

    Elmer Lyle Richardson

    Male1914–1934Male

    Helen Richardson

    Female1916–Female

    Male1919–2010Male

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 3

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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.

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)

  • Roy Richardson in household of Frank Richardson, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Roy Richadison in household of Frank Richadison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Richardson in household of Frank W Richardson, "United States Census, 1920"

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