The Shemwell Family

William Frank RichardsonAge: 52 years18881940

William Frank Richardson
Given names
William Frank
Birth August 17, 1888 25 26
Birth of a sisterEthel M Richardson
August 1894 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
August 1896 (Age 7 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 9 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 -
Birth of a sisterEdith G Richardson
April 1899 (Age 10 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 11 years)
Address: Oklahoma Territory
Birth of a brotherHiram Emory Richardson
1901 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherGuy Reynold Richardson
July 19, 1903 (Age 14 years)
Death of a brotherEdward M Richardson Jr.
October 1905 (Age 17 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherBenjamin Franklin Shemwell
November 11, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Catherine Hall
November 14, 1905 (Age 17 years)
Cause: Pneumonia
Death of a sisterEdith G Richardson
before 1910 (Age 21 years)
Census May 16, 1910 (Age 21 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 27 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
MarriageZephie Naomi AkinView this family
December 23, 1917 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Edra Mae Richardson
September 29, 1918 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 28 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 29 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 -
Census January 1, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Willia Maureen Richardson
April 21, 1920 (Age 31 years)
Death of a sisterRhoda Kathryn Richardson
about 1924 (Age 35 years)

Note: Presumed death prior to Nov. 1924 - Rhoda disappears before the 1930 census. Elmer remarries 11-8-1924. Their daughter is with him and new wife in 1930. -b
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 41 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 41 years)
Marriage of a childHoward Thomas WilliamsWillia Maureen RichardsonView this family
September 6, 1937 (Age 49 years)
Census April 5, 1940 (Age 51 years)
Death December 26, 1940 (Age 52 years)
Cemetery: Lexington Cemetery
Last change February 14, 201714:27:19

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: December 12, 1882Pettis, Missouri, United States
10 months
elder brother
19 months
elder sister
21 months
elder sister
20 months
6 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
Edward M Richardson Jr.
Birth: August 1896 33 34Missouri, United States
Death: October 1905Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger sister
Edith G Richardson
Birth: April 1899 35 37Oklahoma, United States
Death: before 1910Oklahoma, United States
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
Guy Reynold Richardson
Birth: July 19, 1903 40 41Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Death: April 2, 1973Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States
Family with Zephie Naomi Akin - View this family
Marriage: December 23, 1917Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
9 months
Edra Mae Richardson
Birth: September 29, 1918 30 21Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States
Death: January 25, 2016Oklahoma, United States
19 months
Willia Maureen Richardson
Birth: April 21, 1920 31 23Macomb, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, United States
Death: December 24, 1972Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

William Frank Richardson has 38 first cousins recorded

Father's family (0)

Mother's family (38)

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 Hiriam Breckenridge Richardson + Nancy Elizabeth Shemwell
2Ora Lee Richardson18831971
Parents John Wilson Moorman + Rebecca Parallel “Becca” Shemwell
5Myrtle Mae Moorman18851975
7Ira Milton Moorman18891958
9Ida Ruth Moorman18951976
10Mary Ethel Moorman18981982
Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Edward M Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

Richardson, EdwardheadWMMay186337M17MOTNTNFarmer
Richardson, JenniewifeWFSep186138M1797MOKYKY
Richardson, Charles CsonWMSep188316MMOMOMOFarm Laborer
Richardson, Eva LdaughterWFApr188515SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Roda CdaughterWFJan188713SMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, William FsonWMAug188811MMOMOMOAt School
Richardson, Ethel MdaughterWFAug18945SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edward HsonWMAug18963SMOMOMO
Richardson, Edith GdaughterWFApr18991SOKMOMO

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Charles Franklin “Charley” Woodring - Household

Wayne, McClain, Oklahoma

Woodring, CharlesheadMW34M7NCNCNCFarmerGeneral Farm
Woodring, EvawifeFW24M721MOMOMO
Woodring, JessiedaughterFW6SOKNCMO
Richardson, Frankbrother in lawMW21SMOMOMOLaborerFarm labor

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - William Frank Richardson - Household

Noble, Cleveland, Oklahoma

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Richardson, William FheadMW31MMOMOMOFarmerGeneral Farm
Akin, Zephie NwifeFW22MOKKYAL
Richardson, Edra MdaughterFW1SOKMOOK

next door to father

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - William Frank Richardson - Household

Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma

Richardson, FrankheadMW42MMOMOMOBarber ShopBarber Shop
Richardson, Zephie NwifeFW33MOKKYAL
Richardson, EdradaughterFW11SOKMOOK
Richardson, MaureendaughterFW9SMOMOOK

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - William Frank Richardson - Household

Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma

Richardson, Frank WheadMW51MMOSame PlaceBarberBarber Shop
Richardson, ZephiewifeFW43MTXSame Place
Richardson, Edra MdaughterFW21SOKSame PlaceOperatorTelephone Office