Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE T. RICHARDSON is a native
of the Old Bay State and was born on January 2, 1847, the son of Sanford
L. and Elizabeth (Stone) Richardson. The father was born in Vermont
and died when seventy-six years of age. The mother was born in New
England. When a child, our subject left Massachusetts with his parents
and settled in Tuscola county, Michigan, where the father did farming.
George T. received his education from the public schools, then went to
Kansas, where he lived for seven years. He returned to Mchigan and
seventeen years ago came to the sound country and lived at Eagle Harbor
for two years, when he came to Chelan county and filed on a timber culture
of one hundred and sixty acres. He proved up on the same and bought
thirty acres adjoining. He has thirty-eight acres under cultivation
and a fine orchard of ten acres.
George T. Richardson has one brother, Lewis,
and four half brothers and four half sisters, named as follows: Howard,
Sanford, Frank, Willie, Addie, Amelia, Emma, and Nellie. He was married
in Barton county, Kansas to Miss Ida Oliva Meacham, on November 27, 1877,
and thirteen children have been born to this union, Walter S., now in Alaska;
Alice E.; Phil E., deceased; Leon H.; Elsie V.; Lewis; George H.; Sanford
L.; Roy E.; Oscar P.; Norman E., Victor, and Horace. Mrs. Richardson's
father and mother were pioneers to Kansas and went to that state in 1872.
Our subject determined to enlist in the army and walked thirty-six miles
on a cold winter's day, for that purpose but was denied the privilege on
account of not being tall enough.
Mr. Richardson is a Republican from principle
and has always taken the interest in political matters that becomes a good