Richard Richardson, second son of Shadrach Richardson and Sarah Haskell Ames Richardson, was born August 18, 1862, in Payson, Utah. He never married. He lived most of his life in the mining camps. About 1913 he bought a building lot in Benjamin and built a small cabin on it.
On a summer morning in July, 1925 he was found dead by some of his neighbors, having been stricken with a heart attack during the night. He was buried in the Benjamin cemetery.
My father, Milton E. Richardson, told me once that Richard worked in mills at Eureka and Bingham Canyon. So far two mentions of his name have been located in the Eureka newspapers:
Accidents at Smelter.
Richard Richardson and Ray Barker were caved upon while at work in the gravel pit just south of the smelter on Tuesday. Four of the smelter employees were at work shoveling into a wagon and the gravel being somewhat undermined caved down upon Richardson and Barker. They were bruised up considerable but no bones were broken. Dr. Laker attended them and Richardson was sent to the Provo hospital on Wednesday morning.
--Eureka Reporter, 24 July 1908
Tintic People at Payson For Funeral of Bert Lossee
Among the Tintic people who made the trip to Payson on Wednesday for the funeral of Bert Lossee were the following: J.W. Morton, Frank Cromar, E.G. Erickson, John Smith, James Hanley, George Sutherland, C.F. Berry, Lee O'Neil, Godfrey Shearer, Robert Adamson, William Bacon and Richard Richardson.
The services were held at the LDS meeting house in that city, the burial taking place at the Payson cemetery.
--Eureka Reporter, 6 Nov 1914
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