Lilian Cornelia Richardson

26 March 1896–24 March 1989 (Age 93)
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States

The Life of Lilian Cornelia

When Lilian Cornelia Richardson was born on 26 March 1896, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, her father, Harry Edwin Richardson, was 30 and her mother, Lillian Frances Spinning, was 26. She had at least 2 sons with Frank Demill Ellson. She lived in Queens, New York, United States in 1930 and Queens, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. She died on 24 March 1989, in Evanston, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Elmhurst, DuPage, Illinois, United States.

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Frank Demill Ellson
Lilian Cornelia Richardson
William Edwin Ellson
Robert Charles Ellson

Spouse and Children



    William Edwin Ellson


    Robert Charles Ellson


Parents and Siblings

    Harry Edwin Richardson


    Lillian Frances Spinning




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 17

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 27

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Lillian C Ellson in household of Frank D Ellson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian C Ellson in household of Frank D Ellson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lilian Richardson in household of Halifax E Richardson, "United States Census, 1900"

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