Family of John Stevens Richardson & Lew Johnson



John Stevens Richardson was born 28 April 1871 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died 2 August 1921 at 1212 Seventh Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was 3 August 1921 in Metairie Cemetery, Richardson Family TombLink to Photo.


Wife Lew Johnson was born 7 February 1871 in a house on Race Street, near Annunciation Street, New Orleans, Louisiana and died 10 November 1958 at 7911 Birch Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.  Burial was in Lafayette Cemetery #1, Johnson Family Tomb.  They were married 7 November 1894 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Link to Photo.



Their children were:


1- Ethlyn Johnson Richardson  b: 9 May 1896 at 919 Erato Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 24 January 1986 at 5000 Congress Drive, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 27 January 1986 Lafayette Cemetery #1, Johnson Family Tomb.

            +Earle Palmer Harris  b: 21 September 1895 in a house at the corner of Constance & Soniat Streets, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 1 August 1916  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 8 March 1985 in Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California   (divorced)

          *2nd Husband of Ethlyn Johnson Richardson:                                                   

            +John Theofridus Leonhard  b: 16 July 1891 at 570 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 7 April 1923  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 24 April 1963 at 541 Madison Street, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 25 April 1963 St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery #1   (divorced)


Notes for Ethlyn Johnson Richardson:

- Ethlyn joined the Daughters of the Confederacy, member #1828, admitted to N.O. 72 in 1913 on service of grandfather Col. John B. Richardson, 2nd Co. Wash. Artillery.


2- Lewis Johnson Richardson  b: 31 July 1898 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 1 September 1956 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Metairie Cemetery, Lewis Johnson Richardson Tomb

            +Katherine Maguire Fluker  b: 27 March 1905; m: 28 June 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, LA [William Selby/Katherine Maguire]; d: 20 August 1944  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial in Metairie Cemetery, L. Johnson Richardson Tomb       

          *2nd Wife of Lewis Johnson Richardson:                                                         

            +Claire Zinser  b: 20 September 1904; m: Abt. May 1950; d: 11 January 1994  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: Metairie Cemetery, L. Johnson Richardson Tomb


Notes for Lewis Johnson Richardson:

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Monday, 30 June 1930:  Of much interest here was the wedding Saturday last of Miss Katherine Maguire Fluker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Selby Fluker, to Mr. Lewis Johnson Richardson, son of Mrs. Lew Johnson Richardson and the late John Stevens Richardson, the ceremony taking place at 6 o'clock in the afternoon, in the parlors of the parish house of Loyola university.  The wedding claimed much attention among a wide circle of relatives and friends of the two families, not only here but in other parts of the state.  Miss Fluker's paternal grandparents were the late Colonel and Mrs. David Fluker, of East Feliciana parish, and her mother's parents were the late Dr. and Mrs. A. Maguire, the latter before her marriage Miss Mary Leake of West Feliciana parish.  She is a very lovely member of the younger set in New Orleans.  Mr. Richardson is a grandson of the late Colonel and Mrs. John B. Richardson of this city.  He attended Tulane university and is a member of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.  The parlors were profusely decorated with palms, garlands of smilax, gladioli and peonies.  Rev. Father Navin, S.J., officiated at the ceremony.  The rooms were crowded with relatives and friends of the two families from here and elsewhere.  The attendants at the wedding were Mrs. J. Calhoun Fluker, sister-in-law of the bride; Miss Mildred A. Graham who acted as maid of honor and Miss Laura McDonald, as bridesmaid.  Dr. William Richardson, uncle of the bridegroom, was best man and the groomsmen were his brother, Mr. J. Calhoun Fluker and Mr. Wm. Wharton and Messrs. Charles Butler Maguire, now of San Francisco, a cousin of the bride, and Edward B. Briggs, were ushers.  The ribbonbearers, holding garlands of white ribbon and carrying clusters of daisies and baby-breath, were Misses Clothilde Keller, May Dixon, Lucille Hyams and Edna Pohlmenn.  They wore similar gowns of pale green chiffon, made with circular ruffles and falling long.  Miss Beverly Harris, a niece of the bridegroom, was trainbearer and wore a frock of orchid-colored chiffon.  The bride wore a bridal gown of ivory-colored satin with the sleeves and yoke of old family lace.  Her veil of illusion was edged with a broad border of real lace and held to the hair by a circle of seed pearls and orange blossoms.  She carried Calla lilies.  The matron of honor wore flesh-colored chiffon, the maid of honor blue point d'esprit and the bridesmaid pale yellow point d'esprit, made long with skirts having full circular ruffles.  They carried pink roses and lilies of the valley, tied with pale green tulle streamers.  The bride entered with her father, to the "Bridal Chorus," from Wagner's "Lohengrin."  Just before the ceremony Miss Marion Sabre sang "Because" and after the ceremony, "At Dawning," accompanied on the violin and at the organ by Miss Azelie Hamlin and Mr. Max Pinsky.  At the reception at the home of the bride's parents, the decorations were of palms, ferns and cut flowers and on the table in the dining room was a silver basket filled with pink peonies, and pink lighted tapers in silver holders.  Mrs. Fluker was assisted in receiving by Mrs. Richardson, mother of the bridegroom, by Mrs. Johnston Armstrong, Miss Shirley Stearns, Mrs. Charles Butler Maguire and Mrs. A. D. Briggs, and by members of the bridal party.  Mrs. Fluker wore a gown of white chiffon and Mrs. Richardson beige-colored chiffon.  Mr. Richardson and his bride have gone to the Tennessee mountains on their honeymoon, and later will be at home with the bride's parents, at 1574 Jefferson avenue.  Among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fluker of Baton Rouge; Mr. and Mrs. Robinson Leake and Mr. and Mrs. C. Hopgood of St. Francisville, La.; Mrs. Feltus Barrow and the Misses Barrow, also of St. Francisville, La.; Dr. Wm. H. Cook and his mother, Mrs. May Cook; Mr. and Mrs. James Leake Stirling, Dr. and Mrs. Louis G. Stirling, and members of their family, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Barrow and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Seymour, all of Baton Rouge; Mr. C. B. Maguire of San Francisco; Miss Mina Martel of Franklin, La., and several others.

- 21 August 1944 - Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - At the residence, 3301 Octavia street, on Sunday, August 20, 1944, at 5:25 o'clock a.m., Katherine Fluker, wife of L. Johnson Richardson, daughter of the late Katherine Maguire and William S. Fluker, sister of Calhoun Fluker of Baton Rouge, La., and Mary Fluker, of Seattle, Wash.  Relatives and friends of the family, employees of Todd-Johnson Dry Docks, are invited to attend the funeral from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 South Claiborne, near Milan, on Monday morning, August 21, 1944, at 10 o'clock, followed by services at St. Matthias church, Broad and General Pershing streets.  Interment in Metairie cemetery.

- Obituary, 2 September 1956 - Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - On Saturday, September 1, 1956, at 8:45 o'clock p.m., Lewis Johnson Richardson, beloved husband of Claire Zinser, son of Mrs. Lew J. Richardson and the late John S. Richardson; brother of Mrs. Ethlyn Leonard and J.B. Richardson; aged 58 years, a native of New Orleans.  Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Todd Shipyards, Inc., are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, September 3, 1956, from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3527 Canal street, at North Scott street.  Due notice of time will be given.  Interment in Metairie cemetery.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA),  Thursday, 27 January 1994:  Richardson - Claire Zinser Richardson on Tuesday, January 11, 1994 at 10:45 P.M.  Wife of the late L. Johnson Richardson.  Daughter of the late George and Mary Ellen Zinser.  Sister of the late Ethel Z. Danneker.  Survived by 2 nieces, Ethelyn D. Fairchild and Marion L. Danneker, 2 great-nephews and 3 great-great-nieces.  Age 89 years.  A native of New Orleans, La.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral.  A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Chapel of Jacob Schoen & Son Inc., 3827 Canal St. at N. Scott on Thursday, January 27, 1994 at 1:00 P.M.  Interment in Metairie Cemetery.  Friends may call from 12:00 noon until service time.


3- John Benjamin Richardson  b: 4 January 1900 at 1621 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Orleans, LA; d: 8 December 1984  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 8 December 1984 Metairie Cemetery, Richardson Family Tomb

            +Mary Ross "Maisie" LeBourgeois  b: 6 July 1901 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA; m: 9 November 1930  New Orleans, Orleans, LA [Joseph/Mary Ross LeSassier]; d: 18 September 1985  New Orleans, Orleans, LA; burial: 19 September 1985 Metairie Cemetery.


Notes for John Benjamin Richardson:

- J.B. went to Tulane and graduated in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.  He was an independent marine surveyor, and retired when he was 80.  He was a member of the Krewe of Momus.

- 10 November 1930, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - The marriage of Miss Mary Ross LeBourgeois, daughter of Mrs. Joseph LeBourgeois, to Mr. John Benjamin Richardson, son of Mrs. Lew Johnson Richardson of this city was celebrated Sunday evening, at 6:30 o'clock, at the family home on Milan street, with only the immediate members of the two families attending the ceremony, which was performed by Monseigneur Kavanaugh, of Our Lady of Lourdes church.  The wedding, though a small affair, claimed much interest here and elsewhere in Louisiana, where both families are well known.  The bride, who has never been formally introduced, and who is a general favorite in younger circles, is one of an attractive group of sisters, including Miss Margaret LeBourgeois, Mrs. Earl Sigur and Mrs. Eugene A. Sheehan.  Mr. Richardson is also a favorite in younger circles and has a host of friends here.  The ceremony which was celebrated on the wedding anniversary of the bride's mother, took place at one end of the living room before a background of white chrysanthemums and palms on either side of which stood tall cathedral candlesticks in brass holding cream-colored tapers.  The room was entirely illuminated by candle light and upon the mantle was an exquisite pair of crystal candelabra and heirloom in the bride's family.  Miss LeBourgeois, who was given in marriage by her mother, was very lovely in an empire gown of white satin made with the high-waisted bodice trimmed with old family lace and short puffed sleeves also edged with the lace.  The long, close-fitting skirt was trimmed with a deep lace flounce, caught here and there with orange blossoms and fell into a long train.  The veil of illusion was held in place by a cap of lace trimmed in the back with a band of orange blossoms and on each side of the forehead with a small cluster of the blossoms.  She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of lilies of the valley and lavender orchids.  Mrs. LeBourgeois wore a gown of pink satin made on princess lines, with slippers to match and carried pink roses and lilies of the valley.  The only attendant on the bride was her sister, Mrs. Eugene A. Sheehan, who acted as matron of honor and who wore nile green satin with nile green satin slippers and carried pink roses.  The little flower girl was the bride's niece, Mary Ellen Sheehan.  She wore a Kate Greenway frock of pale pink voile and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of pink rosebuds.  Little Earl Sigur, nephew of the bride, acted as ring-bearer.  Mr. Richardson had as his best man and only attendant his uncle, Dr. William Richardson.  The bridal party entered the room to the strains of Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin," and just before the ceremony Miss Shirley Stearns, cousin of the bridegroom, sang "Oh Promise Me" and during the signing of the register "At Dawning."  She was accompanied on the violin by Mr. Eblen Rau.  Following the ceremony there was an informal reception at which only near relatives and intimate friends were entertained.  Receiving with Mrs. LeBourgeois, mother of the bride, were Mrs. Richardson, mother of the bridegroom, who wore beige-colored chiffon and a corsage bouquet of pink roses, and Mrs. Earl Sigur and Miss Margaret LeBourgeois.  Mrs. Sigur wore white chiffon, with rhinestone trimmings, and Miss LeBourgeois ecru-colored silk lace.  The young couple are now on a motor trip to Florida and upon their return will be at home in an apartment at No. 2713 Soniat street.  Miss Lucille LeBourgeois, an aunt of the bride, came from her home in Kansas City, Mo., to attend the wedding.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Tuesday, 8 December 1959:  Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Richardson will be joined for the Yuletide holidays by their son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Minor Huck, of Nashville, Tenn., and their small daughter, Laurie Lewis.  Mr. Huck, the former Miss Emma Lou Richardson, and Laurie arrive Dec. 26, and Dr. Huck will reach here Dec. 26.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA):  J. B. Richardson, on Saturday, December 8, 1984, age 84 years, beloved husband of Mary Ross LeBourgeois Richardson; father of Mrs. William J. Berridge and Emma Lew Huck, of Dallas, TX; brother of Mrs. Ethlyn R. Leonard and the late L. Johnson Richardson; also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  Private services were held at Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Saturday, December 8, 1984 at 4 p.m.  Interment in Metairie Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Fund or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, preferred.

- Obituary, Times Picayune (N.O., LA):  Mazie LeBourgeois Richardson on Wednesday, September 18, 1985. Age 84 years. Wife of the late J. B. Richardson, mother of Mrs. William J. Berridge and Emmie Huck; daughter of the late Joseph LeBourgeois and Mary Ross LeSassier LeBourgeois; sister of Mrs. Lucille LeBourgeois Sheehan and the late Miss Margaret LeBourgeois and Mrs. Louis Earl Sigur Sr.  Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.  A private Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 19, 1985 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd.  Interment in Metairie Cemetery.



Notes for John Stevens Richardson:

- Bookkeeper/clerk for Johnson Iron Works

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Tuesday, 19 February 1895:  Tulane Delta Tau Delta alumni include W. C. Richardson, John S. Richardson, Eads Johnson, Warren Johnson; hosting Mardi Gras conference.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 20 December 1896:  Mr. and Mrs. John S. Richardson are spending this winter with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Richardson, 1533 Felicity street, and will receive on Fridays.

- Times Democrat (N.O., LA), Friday, 11 June 1897:  Washington Artillery quarterly inspection & muster, included Officers: Lieut. Col. John B. Richardson and non-commissioned quarter-master sergeant John S. Richardson.

- Times Democrat (N.O., LA), Sunday, 30 April 1899:  Mr. and Mrs. John B. Richardson, Jr., have issued invitations for a party on Tuesday, May 9, from 5 until 7 o'clock, in honor of their little daughter Ethelyn.

- 1900 New Orleans, 1621 St. Charles Avenue (ED 5, W1, p. 13A):  Lewis Johnson 65 (Jun 1834) foundry, wife of 43 years Rosina S. 62 (May 1838; Eng-Eng-Eng) [5 of 6 children still living], dau Lew Richardson 29 (Feb 1871), husband of 5 years John 29 (Apr 1871; LA-AL-VA) clerk RR office [3 of 3 children still living], Ethlyn 4 (May 1896), Johnson L. 2 (Jul 1897), John B. 5 months (Jan 1900); son Warren Johnson 24 (Dec 1875) clerk foundry office; Ida Florence 24 (Dec 1875) servant/nurse.

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), Sunday, 13 October 1901:  Mr. and Mrs. John S. Richardson have gone to housekeeping in a pretty home at 1228 St. Andrews street.

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), Sunday, 15 June 1902:  Mrs. H. D. Stearns and Mrs. John S. Richardson and family will summer at the Pass, where they will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson.

- New Orleans Item (N.O., LA), Sunday, 20 September 1903:  Mrs. John S. Richardson has returned from a visit to Manitau Springs, Colorado.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 8 May 1904:  Mr. and Mrs. John S. Richardson will entertain at a children's party tomorrow (Monday) evening, from 5 to 7 o'clock, in honor of their little daughter, Ethelyn.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 2 October 1904:  Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Johnson will this winter be located at 1621 St. Charles Avenue, the residence they formerly occupied.  Mr. Warren Johnson and his little daughter, and Mrs. John S. Richardson and little family will spend the winter with their parents.

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED 179, W11, p. 118B):  William C. Richardson 37 dentist (LA-AL-VA), widowed mother Nannie P. 65 (VA-NC-VA), John S. 38 bookkeeper (mar), Cora L. 43 (VA), Ethlyn 13 niece, Louis J. 11 nephew, John B. 10 nephew, Catherine Collongues 35 boarder (TX-FR-LA).

- 1910 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 6109 Howard St.:  Lewis Johnson 72 retired foundry owner, wife of 50 years Rosena 70 (5 of 6 children still living); daughter Lew Richardson 37 (married 15 years, 3 children); widower son Warren Johnson 32 manufacturer, granddaughter Bessie M. Johnson 6. 

- 1915 City Directory:  John S. Richardson, 1212 Seventh St

- 1920 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 1212 Seventh St. (ED193, W11):  Widow Nannie Richardson 74 (VA-NC-VA), William 47 dentist; married son John S. 48 (LA-AL-VA), grandsons Lewis J. 21 clerk & John B. 20; lodger Thomas Power 43 trained nurse - hospital.

- Obituary, Times-Picayune (N.O., LA):  Richardson - On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1921, 7:30 o'clock p.m., John S. Richardson of the late Nannie Pugh and John B. Richardson, aged 50 years, a native of this city.  Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon, Aug. 3, 1921 at 4 o'clock from the residence 1212 Seventh St.  Interment private.


Notes for Lew Johnson:

- Wedding:  New Orleans Item, Saturday, 10 November 1894 - One of the handsomest "Chrysanthemum Weddings" that ever occurred in this city was that of Miss Lew Johnston, daughter of Mr. Lewis Johnston, and Mr. John P. Richardson, Jr.  It occurred at the Church of the Annunciation on Wednesday evening.  The decorations at the church were confined to palms and Puritan chrysanthemums.  Their soft, white, full velvety beauty shone like gleaming white stars amid the green foliage.  The ushers, Messrs Wm. McLellan, Charles Buck, Charles Thorn, Walter Underhill, Arthur Jacobs and E. P. Hubbell, wore clusters of Puritan chrysanthemums as bontonniers, as did the groomsmen, Mr. Warren Johnson and Charles Knight.  The groom and his best man awaited the bride at the altar, chrysanthemum knighted.  The church was crowded beyond standing capacity, to the limit of entrance, by the most distinguished people of the city.  The organ rendered soft, low melodies while awaiting the bridal party.  It pealed forth the triumphant notes of the Lohengrin Wedding March as the arrival of the bride was announced, the choir taking up the refrain, sang with magnificent effect, "Faithful and True."  As the groom received his bride from her father's hands the song ceased - and merged into a soft, low violin obligato - shaded by Mr. Henry Wehrman's bow.  The soft cadence of melody made deeply impressive the beautiful marriage ceremony of the Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Percival officiating.  The bride was gowned in a brocaded silk so heavily outlined with chrysanthemums that it had the effect of flowers loosely scattered over satin.  An illusion bridal veil accentuated the effect.  The bridal bouquet was fashioned of fine pure white Puritan chrysanthemums.  The maid of honor - Miss Ada Richardson, and the bridesmaids, Miss Annie Woodward and Miss May Fallou wore frocks of etherial beauty.  French silk organdy of illusion web was accordion pleated and worn over white satin slips.  The undulating, wavering beauty of the gowns was enthusiastically admired.  The maids carried large clusters of Puritan chrysanthemums.  After the church ceremony a bridal banquet was enjoyed at the residence of the bride's parents by the bridal party and a number of intimate friends.  The bride and groom departed on Thursday morning for a bridal tour.  On their return they will establish themselves in a beautiful cottage home on Soniat street, between Camp and Chestnut streets.  Mrs. Richardson will be at home to her friends on Tuesdays, after November 20th.

- Times Democrat (N.O., LA), Sunday, 10 November 1895:  Mrs. John S. Richardson will spend the winter with her mother, Mrs. Lewis Johnson, at 919 Erato street.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), Sunday, 11 September 1898:  Mrs. John S. Richardson and little family leave shortly for a visit to Mrs. E. O'Brien at Bay St. Louis.

- 1920 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 9 Lasalle Place (ED 247, W14, p. 18A):  Widower Warren Johnson 43 engineer/own office (LA-LA-Eng), widowed mother Rosina Johnson 88 (emmig. 1845 - Eng-Eng-Eng), Lew Richardson 46 daughter (widow) (LA-LA-Eng), Eads Johnson Jr. 8 nephew (NJ-LA-NJ), Lewis Johnson 5 nephew (NJ-LA-NJ), Lucy Allen 19 maid (B), Mary Alexander 38 cook (B).

- 1930 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 7911 Birch Street (ED266, I18):  John L. Leonard 39 (married at 31) life insurance agent (served military WW1), wife Ethelyn 30 (married at 16), Beverly Harris 13, Richardson Harris 11; widowed mother-in-law Lou Richardson 51 (parents b. Eng) [owned by Lew Richardson/house value $8000].

- 25 January 1939, Times Picayune (N.O., LA) - Mrs. J.S.J. Otto was hostess informally at afternoon tea at the Orleans Club, complimentary to Stonewall Jackson Chapter No. 1135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, of which she is president.  The reception rooms were decorated with pink and white camellias and the tea table with clusters of narcissus and scarlet salvia.  Alternating in pouring were Mrs. Harry W. Eckhardt, Mrs. L.E. Barnes, Mrs. W. Rogers Brewster and Mrs. Walter Barnes.  The tea girls were Alma Capdeville, Mary Alice Lennox and Ruth Anne Murphy.  Among those who called were Mrs. F.C. Falcon, of Baton Rouge, president of the Louisiana division, U.D.C., Mrs. Robert Abbott of Baton Rouge; Mrs. Costello Otto, Miss Nellie Costello, Mrs. James F. Terrell, Mrs. Hickey Friedrichs, Mrs. Wilkes A. Knolle, Miss Viola Sullivan, Mrs. Linda Boyd, Miss Belle Van Horn; Mrs. Edwin Wagner, Mrs. H.P. Bennett, Mrs. R.M. Wood, Mrs. R. Sherrard, Mrs. Irwin Homer Forman, Mrs. John E. Rogan, Miss Julia Bulger, Mrs. P.L. Howell, Miss Lily May Waguespack, Mrs. Lew J. Richardson, Miss Beverly Harris, Mrs. Edna H. Rheams, Mrs. C.L. Buckner, Miss Florence Lavalle, Miss Dora L. Pool, Miss Eugenie Soupenne, Mrs. Joseph Lennox, Mrs. Arman Kleinpeter, Miss Katherine Copponex, Mrs. Aynaud Hebert, Mrs. A.C. Broussard and a few others.  Mrs. William McCormack Younge read a sonnet commemorating the birthday of General Stonewall Jackson and dedicated to the president, Mrs. J.S.J. Otto.  Mrs. Younge also paid tribute in verse to the division president, Mrs. F.C. Falcon.

- 1940 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 7911 Birch Street (36-441, p. 2b):  Lew J. Richardson 69 widow, Ethlyn Leonhard 44 (widow) clerical worker/WPA office, Beverly Harris 22 clerical worker/cleaning equipment.

- 1950 New Orleans, Orleans, LA, 7911 Birch Street (36-785, p. 4):  Lew J. Richardson widow, daughter Ethlyn H. Leonhard 52 (div).

- Obituary, Times-Picayune (N.O., LA):  Richardson - On Monday, November 10, 1958, at 3:05 o'clock p.m. Lew Johnson. wife of the late John Stephens Richardson; mother of J.B. Richardson, Mrs. Ethlyn Leonard and the late L. Johnson Richardson; sister of Eads Johnson; aged 87 years.  Services were held at her late residence, 7911 Birch Street on Tuesday afternoon, November 11, 1958 at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.

- Times Picayune (N.O., LA), 11 January 1959:  Mrs. Richardson's Estate $205,312.69 - Mrs. Lew Johnson Richardson left an estate valued at $205,312.69 according to an inventory filed in civil district court.  The estate, composed principally of stocks and bonds, will go to members of her family, under terms of her will.  The decedent, widow of John S. Richardson, died Nov. 10.



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