James Richardson, Jr

James Richardson, Jr

Birth
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Death 8 Feb 1905 (aged 50)
St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 44/53 Lot 2405
Memorial ID 9313051 · View Source
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Driven to despondency by financial loss and mentally deranged by insomnia, Richardson shot himself in the head at his St. Louis home. He was the father of Hadley Richardson, first wife of author Ernest Hemingway. Richardson was one of five heirs to the Richardson Drug Company and inherited a huge fortune. He speculated in wheat, but his investments were seldom successful.



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  • Created by: Connie Nisinger
  • Added: 13 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9313051
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Richardson, Jr (8 Jan 1855–8 Feb 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9313051, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Connie Nisinger (contributor 74) .