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Walter Gray Richardson

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Walter Gray Richardson

Birth
Richburg, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death
16 Dec 1920 (aged 70)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial
Richburg, Allegany County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 42.0867162, Longitude: -78.1557673
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RICHARDSON, Walter Gray [The Bolivar Breeze; Th., 12/23/1920, p1c3] - OBITUARY
"W. G. RICHARDSON DIED IN BUFFALO
Former Postmaster and Justice of the Peace at Richburg, Was Born in That Village.
RICHBURG, Dec. 21 -- (Special to The Breeze) -- Richburg has been greatly shocked to learn of the death of one of its most worthy and life long citizens, Walter G. Richardson, who had been in apparently good health until the last six weeks of his life.
On Friday, Dec. 10, he entered the Homeopathic hospital in Buffalo, and was accompanied to that city by Mrs. Richardson. On the following Monday, he was operated on for Prostatic trouble, the first operation being considered a minor one, the second to have followed in a week or ten days. On Wednesday he was doing as well as could be expected, but he had already absorbed too much of the poison and early Thursday morning became unconscious and at 4:15 that afternoon passed away, his wife being at his bedside at the time of this death. The body was brought to his home in this place Friday evening, accompanied by Mrs. Richardson and daughter and two nephews, R.E. and J.H. Lester.
Walter G. Richardson was a descendant of one of the early pioneers of this section for whom the village of Richburg was named. He was the youngest son of Alvan A. and Rebecca Gray Richardson and was born September 287 [sic], 1849, in this village and has always lived here. He was married to Ada M. Jordan, May 11, 1887, and to them two children were born, Eleanor R. Richardson, who died five years ago, and Mrs. Freda R. Plunkett, who with the widow and one brother survive him. The family ties have always been close that the brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews also mourn him as their own.
Walter, as he was most familiarly known, had always a cheery smile and word for everyone and the Richardson home was one of the most hospitable ones in Allegany county. What Jonathan said to David at a time when David planned to absent himself from Saul's banquet can be surely said of Walter Richardson. "Thou shalt be missed for thy seat will be empty."
Mr. Richardson always took an active part in all local affairs and held many offices in both town and village.
The funeral service were held at his late home at 10:30 Monday morning, Rev. Longenecker officiating and the Masonic burial rites were used at the interment of the body in the local cemetery. The bearers were six of his nephews: Floyd Richardson, Earl Richardson, Clark Richardson, Ralph Lester, Herbert Lester, and Berton Braley. The services were largely attended and the floral offerings many and beautiful.
Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were: W. J. Richardson and Mrs. Kate Johnson of Wellsville; Berton Braley of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Richardson and son James of Hornell; Mrs. Leland Robbins and daughter, Doris, and Mrs. Mary Wilson of Seneca Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Clark Richardson of Galeton, Pa.; Mrs. Murray Collins of Olean; Mrs. Estella Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richardson and son Max, and Mrs. George Cummings of Andover; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carrier and daughter and Arthur Jordan of Friendship."
[NOTE: Obit has picture. Born 9/27/1849]
RICHARDSON, Walter Gray [The Bolivar Breeze; Th., 12/23/1920, p1c3] - OBITUARY
"W. G. RICHARDSON DIED IN BUFFALO
Former Postmaster and Justice of the Peace at Richburg, Was Born in That Village.
RICHBURG, Dec. 21 -- (Special to The Breeze) -- Richburg has been greatly shocked to learn of the death of one of its most worthy and life long citizens, Walter G. Richardson, who had been in apparently good health until the last six weeks of his life.
On Friday, Dec. 10, he entered the Homeopathic hospital in Buffalo, and was accompanied to that city by Mrs. Richardson. On the following Monday, he was operated on for Prostatic trouble, the first operation being considered a minor one, the second to have followed in a week or ten days. On Wednesday he was doing as well as could be expected, but he had already absorbed too much of the poison and early Thursday morning became unconscious and at 4:15 that afternoon passed away, his wife being at his bedside at the time of this death. The body was brought to his home in this place Friday evening, accompanied by Mrs. Richardson and daughter and two nephews, R.E. and J.H. Lester.
Walter G. Richardson was a descendant of one of the early pioneers of this section for whom the village of Richburg was named. He was the youngest son of Alvan A. and Rebecca Gray Richardson and was born September 287 [sic], 1849, in this village and has always lived here. He was married to Ada M. Jordan, May 11, 1887, and to them two children were born, Eleanor R. Richardson, who died five years ago, and Mrs. Freda R. Plunkett, who with the widow and one brother survive him. The family ties have always been close that the brothers and sisters-in-laws, nieces, and nephews also mourn him as their own.
Walter, as he was most familiarly known, had always a cheery smile and word for everyone and the Richardson home was one of the most hospitable ones in Allegany county. What Jonathan said to David at a time when David planned to absent himself from Saul's banquet can be surely said of Walter Richardson. "Thou shalt be missed for thy seat will be empty."
Mr. Richardson always took an active part in all local affairs and held many offices in both town and village.
The funeral service were held at his late home at 10:30 Monday morning, Rev. Longenecker officiating and the Masonic burial rites were used at the interment of the body in the local cemetery. The bearers were six of his nephews: Floyd Richardson, Earl Richardson, Clark Richardson, Ralph Lester, Herbert Lester, and Berton Braley. The services were largely attended and the floral offerings many and beautiful.
Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were: W. J. Richardson and Mrs. Kate Johnson of Wellsville; Berton Braley of New York; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Richardson and son James of Hornell; Mrs. Leland Robbins and daughter, Doris, and Mrs. Mary Wilson of Seneca Falls; Mr. and Mrs. Clark Richardson of Galeton, Pa.; Mrs. Murray Collins of Olean; Mrs. Estella Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Richardson and son Max, and Mrs. George Cummings of Andover; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Carrier and daughter and Arthur Jordan of Friendship."
[NOTE: Obit has picture. Born 9/27/1849]


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