Howard Loar (Short) Richardson

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Howard Loar (Short) Richardson

Birthdate: (47)
Death: May 12, 1945 (47)
Place of Burial: Masontown, WV, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Wayne Kennedy Richardson and Jane A. "Jennie" Lowes
Husband of Ruth Lola Keefover
Father of Charles Keith Richardson and Robert Randolph Richardson
Brother of Laura Richardson Brown; Thomas Joseph Richardson; Milton Dewey (Scott) Richardson; James Edward (Ed) Richardson; Henry Harrison (Harry) Richardson and 3 others

Managed by: Patty Ringer Brown
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About Howard Loar (Short) Richardson

7th Child Howard Loar Richardson born-June 14, 1897 died-May 12, 1945 Howard or “Short”, was my grandfather. He married my grandmother Ruth Lola Keefover, (12-21-1898--4-17-1993), on Dec. 11, 1916. He is buried along with my grandmother in the Masontown WV. cemetery. During their married life they had the following two sons. Charles Keith (1919) Robert Randolph (1922) Since I was only 2 years old at the time of my grandfather’s death in 1945, I can not remember him. I do know that he mined coal, cut timber, and was generally a hard working man. From pictures he appears to be short and heavy, much on the same stature as his sister Mollie! His son Charles, known as “Keith”, was my father. He was born in Masontown, WV on Dec. 17, 1919. He died while serving his country in France in 1945, 7 months before my grandfather’s death. Thus, I did not know my father and can only relate stories passed down through my mother, grandmother, and close acquaintances as to his life as a young man. Upon the time of my father’s death in Sept. of 1945, my mother Peg and my sister Connie and I moved in with my grandfather and grandmother Richardson. We remained with my grandmother until my mother remarried in 1959. Dad is buried in the National Cemetery in Grafton, WV. Butch Richardson

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Howard Loar (Short) Richardson's Timeline

June 14, 1897
December 17, 1919
Age 22
Masontown, Preston, West Virginia, United States
November 10, 1922
Age 25
Preston, West Virginia, United States
May 12, 1945
Age 47
Masontown, WV, USA