Joan Dorothy Richardson

7 July 1929–12 June 2003 (Age 73)
San Diego, California, United States

The Life of Joan Dorothy

When Joan Dorothy Richardson was born on 7 July 1929, her father, Fitzhugh Lee Richardson, was 31 and her mother, Audrey E. Pratt, was 22. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1930 and San Diego Judicial Township, San Diego, California, United States in 1940. She died on 12 June 2003, at the age of 73.

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Clarence Lee Johnson
Joan Dorothy Richardson

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    Betty Marie Richardson


    Marilyn Eunice Richardson



    Lawrence Ray Richardson


World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 5

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • Joan Richardson in household of Fitzhugh Richardson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joan Richardson in household of Fitzhugh Richardson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Joan Dorothy Richardson, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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