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Richard L. Richardson (1841-1902)
Born in Akron, OH., Civil War veteran.

Obituary, 1902. Contributed by Jim Petrimoulx - March, 2011.
Bay City Tribune - November 04,1902

Death of Col. R. L. Richardson
Took Place Last Night after a Lingering Illness
Was Resident of City For Thirteen Years

Col. R. L. Richardson died at 11 o’clock last night at his residence, 511 Mountain Street, after a lingering illness with Bright’s disease complicated with the effects of paralysis. Col Richardson was 62 years old and a well known figure throughout the Bay Cities, he was totally disabled and making his way about by means of a tricycle. He is survived by a widow and three children, Bruce and Harry Richardson, and Mrs. Fanny Dawson, all of u>West Bay City.

Col. Richardson had been a resident of West Bay City 13 years, coming here from Akron, O. He served during the civil war in the Thirteenth Ohio Cavalry and was totally disabled while in the service. He was member of H.P. Merrill post, G.A.R. , and A.J. Walton command U.V.U. He was a prominent Mason, having obtained the 32nd degree.

  • Note:
    Richardson enlisted in the 5th Independent Ohio Infantry, Company C, as a private at the age of 24 years on August 8, 1863 as a farrier, on January 1, 1864, he was discharged from that unit to enlist in Company B, 13th Ohio Cavalry. He served with that unit until he was dicharged on July 4,1865 at Amelia Court House, Virginia. -- The Colonel must have been a ceremonial or affectionate > title as he was never a commissioned officer.

    Additional Notes.

      1870 Census: Middleburg, Cuyahoga, Ohio

    • Richardson, Richard, age 30 Ohio - engineer
    • Martha, wife - age 27 Ohio
    • George, son - 2 mons. Ohio

      1897 - Michigan Marriages: West Bay City.

    • Date: Dec. 2, 1897.
    • Groom: R. H. Richardson, b. 1874 Akron, Ohio, son of R. L. Richardson and Martha Lillbridge.
    • Bride: Clara E. Gardner, of Flint, b. 1878, Calton, M., parents unknown.
    • Official: Martha E. Root, minister.
    • Witnesses: Frank W. Dawson of Linwood and Eliza Hanner of Gladwin.

      1900 - Census: West Bay City, Mich.

    • Richardson, Richard L. - b. Feb. 1841 Ohio (married 1868)
    • Martha, wife - b. Jul 1847 Wisc.
    • Bruce, son - b. Apr 1870 Ohio

      1902 - Michigan Deaths: West Bay City.\

    • Richard Richardson, b. 1840 Ohio, blacksmith, son of Richard Richardson and Susan Conant, died Nov. 3, 1902.
  • Related Pages/Notes

    Related Pages:
    Bay Co. Civil War History
    People Referenced
    Conant, Susan (mother)
  • Dawson, Frank (s-inlaw)
  • Gardner, Clara E. (d-inlaw)
  • Hanner, Eliza
  • Lillbridge, Martha (wife)
  • Merrill, H.P.
  • Richardson, Bruce (son)
  • Richardson, Fanny (dau)
  • Richardson, Harry (son)
  • Richardson, Richard (father)
  • Richardson, Richard H. (son)
  • Richardson, Richard L. (subject)
  • Root, Martha E.
  • Walton, A.J.
  • Subjects Referenced
    5th Ind. Ohio Inf.
    13th Ohio Cav.
    Akron, OH
    Bay City, MI
    Bay Co., MI
    Calton, MI
    Civil War
    Cuyahoga Co., OH
    Gladwin, MI
    Grand Army Republic
    Linwood, MI
    Middleburg, OH
    West Bay City, MI
    WRITINGS: History As It Was Written Then.