Salem (IN) Democrat
August 28, 1907
page 6


Frank Richardson, one of Washington Township's oldest citizens, died at his home west from Salem, on the early morning of August 16, 1907, of old age.

He was born at Hutenly [difficult to read] Hole, Yorkshire, England, January 13, 1822, and was married there to Miss Mary A. Brough before emigrating to America. He has a surviving sister, Mrs. Hannah Harrison, who with her husband is a resident of Excelsior, Minnesota. Owing to the long distance and the infirmities of old age, she was unable to be present at the funeral.

Several children were born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, but one surviving, viz: Henry C. Richardson who is at present a resident of Bedford, Indiana, but will at once make arrangements to move his family here and take care of his aged mother.

The deceased was connected with the Salem quarries from 1860 to 1871, he and his wife having come to this country in 1850. He was one of the oldest Odd Fellows belonging to the lodge at this place, and his funeral was conducted under the auspices of that order [one line of illegible words] o'clock. But few relatives of this aged couple survive, most of whom were present at the funeral. Among them: his nephews, Wheeler Richardson, Tempest Richardson and Harry Richardson, and his niece, Mrs. Lizzie Deputy, all of Mitchell, Indiana. The body was laid away in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Salem (IN) Democrat
September 4, 1907
page 7

Henry Richardson left for Bedford last evening to make the final arrangements for removing his family there and taking charge of his deceased father's farm west of Salem. He expects to be ready to move in about three weeks.

Typed and donated by Randi Richardson.