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William John Richardson

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William John Richardson

Birth
Hume, Allegany County, New York, USA
Death
30 May 1929 (aged 81)
Wellsville, Allegany County, New York, USA
Burial
Wellsville, Allegany County, New York, USA GPS-Latitude: 42.1132344, Longitude: -77.9398061
Plot
K 43
Memorial ID
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RICHARDSON, William John [The Bolivar Breeze; Th., 6/6/1929, p1c2] - OBITUARY
"W. J. RICHARDSON DIES AT WELLSVILLE
Well-known Bank President Was Born in Richburg in 1848.
William John Richardson, 81, president of the Citizen's National Bank of Wellsville since 1926, died Thursday night, May 30, at his home, 259 (should by 269) North Main Street in that village. He had lived in Wellsville about 30 years, coming there from Belmont.
Mr. Richardson was born in Richburg NY, March 31, 1848. In addition to being prominent in banking circles he was active as an oil producer. He was married in 1871 to Helen Jordan, who died in 1918. Their only son also died sometime ago.
As a result of his banking and oil operations he had amassed a fortune. A few years ago Mr. Richardson gave $100,000 to Keuka College.
Mr. Richardson was a member of the Masonic lodge in Belmont, Hornell commandery, Corning consistory, the Rotary club, and the Baptist church.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at this late home at 1:30 o'clock. the Rev. J.G. York, pastor of the Baptist Church, was in charge of the service. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville."
RICHARDSON, William John [The Bolivar Breeze; Th., 6/6/1929, p1c2] - OBITUARY
"W. J. RICHARDSON DIES AT WELLSVILLE
Well-known Bank President Was Born in Richburg in 1848.
William John Richardson, 81, president of the Citizen's National Bank of Wellsville since 1926, died Thursday night, May 30, at his home, 259 (should by 269) North Main Street in that village. He had lived in Wellsville about 30 years, coming there from Belmont.
Mr. Richardson was born in Richburg NY, March 31, 1848. In addition to being prominent in banking circles he was active as an oil producer. He was married in 1871 to Helen Jordan, who died in 1918. Their only son also died sometime ago.
As a result of his banking and oil operations he had amassed a fortune. A few years ago Mr. Richardson gave $100,000 to Keuka College.
Mr. Richardson was a member of the Masonic lodge in Belmont, Hornell commandery, Corning consistory, the Rotary club, and the Baptist church.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at this late home at 1:30 o'clock. the Rev. J.G. York, pastor of the Baptist Church, was in charge of the service. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville."


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