Ephraim Richardson

Male 1854 - 1939  (85 years)


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  • Name Ephraim Richardson 
    Born 18 Feb 1854  Langworth, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1939 
    Buried Oakdale Citizens Cemetery, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Plot BK 89 Lot 1 GR 5
    Notes 
    • EPHRAIM RICHARDSON A worthy representative of an early settler of note, Ephraim Richardson is the only living child of the late Thomas Richardson, the well-known and highly-honored pioneer of Oakdale, who as an extensive farmer and stockman, being at one time the largest sheep owner in the county, was one of the most energetic, progressive and prosperous residents in the Oakdale sector. He was born in Kentucky and married in Pike County, Ill., to Miss Lucinda Wagoner, a native of Tennessee; and in 1850 he left his family back in Pike County, Ill., and crossed the plains to the Pacific. Two years later, he returned to Illinois, in order to bring out a drove of 100 cows; and these he brought to Langworth, in Stanislaus County, where he had a large farm. But bad luck overtook him, after all his plucky enterprise; the cows were grazing on the tall grass among the willows in the bottom-lands of the Stanislaus River when a flood, the result of sudden and heavy rains, swept down upon them, inundating the bottoms for from twenty-five to thirty feet, and all the cows save one were drowned. Mr. Richardson, not altogether discouraged, continued in stock raising, and only in 1878 devoted himself exclusively to grain farming. Mrs. Richardson died on January 9, 1897, aged seventy-two years, and Thomas Richardson passed away in November, 1908, being then ninety years old. They had six children,--three boys and three girls, among whom Ephriam was the fifth, and is now the only one of the family living, and one of the oldest white men born in Stanislaus County.

      He was born at Langworth, on February 18, 1854, and attended the Langworth public school and the business college at San Jose, and in 1878 he was married to Miss Sarah Latus, a native of Utica, N.Y., and the daughter of George Latus, who was a blacksmith. She grew up to be a teacher in the Empire State, and came out to California in 1877. Four children blessed their union: Ursula is the wife of J. Alden Rydberg, a ranchman and cattle raiser of Oakdale. Alta married Will Threlfall, of Stockton. Bessie is Mrs. Benj. Rushing of La Grange. George Thomas resides at Stockton and works for the Holt Manufacturing Company. Mrs. Richardson died at Oakdale on November 12, 1920, in the seventy-fifth year of her age; an excellent woman whose sterling virtues were attested in the large funeral in her honor.

      Mr. Richardson has been a hard worker in his day, first on his father's farm and then on his own land. After that, for twelve years he was employed by Hughes Bros., the general merchants in Oakdale; but he overworked and so broke down in health that he became seriously ill, and had to quit all strenuous undertaking. In matters of national political import, Mr. Richardson follows the lead of the Republicans. [Page 452, History of Stanislaus County, California With Biographical Sketches, By George H. Tinkham, Press of Historic Record Company Los Angeles, California 1921]
    Person ID I1782  Root Tree
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2010 

    Father Thomas Richardson,   b. 28 Sep 1818, Bourbon County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1908, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Jane Waggoner,   b. 04 Sep 1824, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1897, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 14 Jan 1845  Pike County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Estella Latus,   b. 09 May 1845, Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1920, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 1878  California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ursula G Richardson,   b. Sep 1880, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. Alta M Richardson,   b. 24 Nov 1882, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 1963, Santa Clara County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Elizabeth C Richardson,   b. 08 Dec 1884, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Feb 1973, Stanislaus County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. George Thomas Richardson,   b. Sep 1886, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Census Records
    1860 Census
La Grange, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California
Thomas Richardson
    1860 Census La Grange, Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California Thomas Richardson
    1870 Census
Langworth, Washington, Stanislaus County, California
Thomas Richardson
    1870 Census Langworth, Washington, Stanislaus County, California Thomas Richardson
    1880 Census
Stanislaus County, California
Thomas Richardson
    1880 Census Stanislaus County, California Thomas Richardson
    1900 Census
Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California
Ephriam Richardson
    1900 Census Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California Ephriam Richardson
    1910 Census
Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California
Ephriam Richardson
    1910 Census Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California Ephriam Richardson
    1920 Census
Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California
Ephriam Richardson
    1920 Census Oakdale, Stanislaus County, California Ephriam Richardson
    1930 Census
Modesto, Stanislaus County, California
Ephriam Richardson
    1930 Census Modesto, Stanislaus County, California Ephriam Richardson