Founding Father of Richardson Dead in 1915


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/9/1915.

Charles H. Richardson Dead

Word was here Monday of the sudden death of Charles H. Richardson, which occurred at his home near Elizabeth Sunday morning due to heart disease.  He was apparently in the best of health up until the day before he died.  He was 72 years of age.

Mr. Richardson was at one time a citizen of this county, being a prominent resident of Richardson, the town being named in his honor.  He moved to this county in 1866 from Watertown, Mass.  A few years ago he moved to Elizabeth.

Mr. Richardson was an honorable, true-blue gentleman and his many friends in this county will be grieved to hear of his sudden demise.