Copied from the original newspaper by Researcher E. Rowley

The Goldendale Sentinel - June 18, 1942

William Robert Richardson

"William Robert Richardson was born December 19, 1883 in the homestead cabin of his parents, Robert Richardson and Sarah Alley Richardson in Horseshoe Bend near Goldendale. He died June 8, 1942 in the Coffey Memorial hospital in Portland at the age of 58 years, five months and 20 days.

He attended schools in Horseshoe Bend and Goldendale. As a young man he joined his father and brother in the operation of the family ranch in Horseshoe Bend.

On March 19, 1911 he was united in marriage to Cora M. Hinshaw, of Goldendale. One son, William Ronald, was born August 5, 1913.

Until the time of his death, Mr. Richardson operated the family homestead in Horseshoe Bend. In 1928 he was the victim of a tragic accident at his ranch in which he suffered a compound fracture of the ankle. As the result of this injury he was permanently crippled.

Despite the seriousness of his injury he courageously carried on with the operation of his farm up to the time of his last illness.

He took and [sic] active part in community and county affairs and served as Klickitat county commissioner for the second district from 1930 to 1932. He was a member and past noble grand of the Goldendale Odd Fellows lodge and at the time of his death was a member of the board of trustees of that order. He was also a member of the Goldendale Grange.

Mr. Richardson was the oldest of six children. Those who mourn his passing include the wife, Cora M. and the son Ronald; three brothers, George S. and Allen, both of Goldendale; Fred, of Klickitat, two sisters, Mrs. Stella Divers, of Goldendale, and Mrs. Ethel Montgomery, of North Bend, Ore., an aunt, Mrs. Susan Trusty, of Portland; and two uncles, Sylvenus Richardson, of Stratford, Ontario, and George Alley, of Nevada."

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