The Shemwell Family

Lawrence Otto RichardsonAge: 93 years18831977

Lawrence Otto Richardson
Given names
Lawrence Otto
Birth November 23, 1883 25 26
Associate: Ora Lee Richardson
Ora Lee Richardson
November 23, 1883 25 26
Birth of a sisterOra Lee Richardson
November 23, 1883
Associate: Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth of a brotherGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
January 7, 1886 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a brotherJoseph Martin Richardson
December 12, 1887 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterGoldia Mae “Goldie” Richardson
December 1, 1889 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a brotherEarl Breckenridge Richardson
May 30, 1893 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 14 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Census June 8, 1900 (Age 16 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 21 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 21 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Census April 30, 1910 (Age 26 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 32 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 33 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 34 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 45 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a fatherHiriam Breckenridge Richardson
December 9, 1933 (Age 50 years)
Death of a motherNancy Elizabeth Shemwell
October 10, 1942 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 58 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a brotherGeorge Russell “Shorty” Richardson
November 8, 1948 (Age 64 years)
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 66 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a brotherJoseph Martin Richardson
January 10, 1960 (Age 76 years)

Death of a brotherEarl Breckenridge Richardson
February 7, 1969 (Age 85 years)
Death of a sisterOra Lee Richardson
1971 (Age 87 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 62 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Never marriedunknown

Death March 21, 1977 (Age 93 years)
Cemetery: Maguire-Fairview Cemetery
Last change August 29, 201713:35:20

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: March 14, 1880Pettis, Missouri, United States
4 years
Lawrence Otto Richardson
Birth: November 23, 1883 25 26Missouri, United States
Death: March 21, 1977Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
twin sister
2 years
younger brother
George Russell “Shorty” Richardson
Birth: January 7, 1886 27 28Pettis, Missouri, United States
Death: November 8, 1948Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
23 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
4 years
younger brother

Lawrence Otto Richardson has 41 first cousins recorded

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Mother's family (41)

Parents William McKenley Shemwell + Sarah Permelia Shemwell
2Mattie Shemwell18761880
3Ethel Shemwell18781880
4Infant Shemwell18801900
5Ada Dell Shemwell18831953
Parents Asa W Mallott + Mary Ann Shemwell
Parents Adam Houston Richardson + Almiranda J “Allie” Shemwell
Parents James C Shemwell + Sarah Elizabeth Roley
Parents John Russell Rukes + Elphina Ella Shemwell
2Retta R Rukes18811972
3Bessie Irene Rukes18931962
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Parents Edward M Richardson + Virginia D “Jennie” Shemwell
2Eva Lee Richardson18851971
5Ethel M Richardson18941975
7Edith G Richardson18991910
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson - Household

Flat Creek, Pettis, Missouri

Richardson, Brekenridge HheadWMMay185842M20MOKYTNFarmer
Richardson, Nancy EwifeWFAug185742M2076KYKYKY
Richardson, Otto LsonWMNov188316SMOMOKYFarm Laborer
Richardson, Ora LdaughterWFNov188316SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Russell GsonWMJan188614SMOMOKYFarm Laborer
Richardson, Martin JsonWMDec188712SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Goldie MdaughterWFDec188910SMOMOKYAt School
Richardson, Earl BsonWMMay18937SMOMOKYAt School
Elliot, SallieboarderWFAug188119SMOMOMOSchool Teacher

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson - Household

Waldron, Grady, Oklahoma

Richardson, Hiriam BheadMW51M130MOTNTNFarmerGeneral Farm
Richardson, Nancy EwifeFW52M13086MOKYKY
Richardson, OttosonMW26SMOMOKYHome Farm
Richardson, MartinsonMW22SMOMOKYHome Farm
Richardson, Earl BsonMW16SMOMOKY