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Neville Luke Richardson

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Trinidad & Tobago
Death: Died in Port of Spain, Cledor House, Trinidad & Tobago
Place of Burial: Mayaro, Radix Cemetery, Trinidad & Tobago
Immediate Family:

Son of Francis "Franco" Richardson and Marie Josephine Richardson (Huette)
Husband of Hilda Petronilla Richardson
Father of Carole Janniere; Private User; Roslyn Richardson; June Richards; Private User and 7 others
Brother of Clifford Richardson; Edwy Richardson; Maximena (Mena) Richardson; Dennis Richardson; Monica Richardson and 5 others
Half brother of Egbert Ahye

Managed by: Private User
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About Neville Luke Richardson

Celebrating the 100th Year - A 2006 Tribute to - Neville Luke

Richardson (NLR)

October 6th, 1906 - July 29th 1998

BORN IN A BEACHSIDE TOWN, IN THE BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE OF TRINIDAD,

KNOWN AS MAYARO...NEVILLE LUKE RICHARDSON WAS THE SON OF FRANCIS

(FRANCO) AND MARIE JOSEPHINE RICHARDSON (NEE HUETTE). HE HAD 11

BROTHERS & SISTERS, EGBERT, CLIFFORD, EDWY, (NEVILLE), MAXIMENA, MONICA, DENNIS, JOSEPH, LOYOLA, ALLAN, RITA, ENRIQUE. HE WAS NUMBER 4 IN THE BUNCH.

HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, NEVILLE WAS BORN IN A TIME THAT MOST OF HIS

CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRAND CHILDREN COULD NEVER ENVISION THEMSELVES LIVING IN.

NO INTERNET, NO WIRELESS PHONES, NO AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, NO TOUCH TONES, EVEN LIFE BY CANDLE LIGHT AND HAVING TO USE AN OUT-HOUSE INSTEAD OF IN-DOOR PLUMBING WAS THE MODE OF LIFE IN THOSE DAYS.

NLR, HOWEVER, NEVER ALLOWED THIS TO STOP HIM OR SLOW HIM DOWN AND BY THE TIME OF HIS PASSING, HE LEFT SEEING ALL OF THESE TOYS COME TO BE AN EVERYDAY MODE OF LIFE.

LIFE WAS NOT EASY FOR HIM AS A BOY GROWING UP IN MAYARO. FIRST, HE

WAS MOTHERLESS AT AN EARLY AGE: SECOND, HE LIVED AT AN UNCLE, INSTEAD OF HIS FATHER; AND THIRD, HIS MAIN MODE OF TRANSPORTATION WAS ON A HORSE...CARS WERE REARITY. CAN ANYONE OF US IMAGINE OURSELVES USING A HORSE AS OUR MAIN MODE OF TRANSPORT OR EVEN A BIKE?

ANOTHER FACTOR OF LIFE FOR NLR WAS THAT FOR 56 YEARS OF HIS LIFE, HIS

COUNTRY OF BIRTH WAS NOT RULED BY HIS PEOPLE...THE UNION JACK WAS HIS FLAG. HE DID NOT HAVE THE RED, WHITE & BLACK UNTIL 1962.

STARTING OFF HIS ADULT LIFE AS A PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER, NEVILLE THEN WENT ON TO WORK IN THE OIL-FIELDS FOR T.L.L., (TEXACO LEASEHOLD LIMITED, WHICH IN 1956 BECAME TTI - TEXACO TRINIDAD, INC.) HE RETIRED IN 1971 AT AGE 65, BUT CONTINUED TO WORK AS A CONSULTANT FOR TTI UP TO 1975. , AND SO EFFECTIVELY RETIRED AT AGE 69.

IN 1939 HE MARRIED HIS SWEETHEART, HILDA PETRONILLA MILLER. THIS

FRUITFULL UNION PRODUCED ELEVEN EQUALLY BRIGHT, VIBRANT AND BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN, THE LAST ONE IN 1960. SIX GIRLS AND FIVE BOYS IN THAT ORDER, THEY ARE: CAROLE, JENNY, ROSLYN, JUNE, KATHLEEN, DAWN, NEIL, NOEL, IAN, LISLE, ELLIOT, AND EITHTEEN GRANCHILDREN AND TEN GREAT CHILDREN (AS OF DECEMBER 2006). IN THE YEAR OF HILDA'S PASSING (1995), NEVILLE & HILDA CELEBRATED THEIR 56TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY.

NEVILLE & HILDA'S DAUGHTER, ROSLYN DIED IN 1976 LEAVING A SON, SEAN

WHO NEVILLE AND HILDA ADOPTED. WITH SEAN THE FAMILY BECAME FIVE GIRLS AND SIX BOYS, SEAN BEING THE LAST IN 1964.

AFTER MARRIAGE IN 1939, NEVILLE AND HILDA LIVED IN GUAYAGUAYRE, BUT IN 1949 THEY PURCHASED A HOME AND MOVED TO ST JAMES (12 KATHLEEN STREET), FROM WHERE NEVILLE COMUTED TO WORK ON A DAILY BASIS TO GUAYAGUARE AND LATER TO SAN FERNANDO. THEN, IN 1973 THEY MIGRATED TO BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA, LIVING THERE UNTIL HILDA'S UNTIMELY DEATH IN 1995. NEVILLE THEN MOVED BACK TO TRINIDAD WHERE HE LIVED UNTIL HIS PASSING IN 1998. HE WAS THEN IN HIS 92ND YEAR OF LIFE (ONLY 2 MONTHS AWAY FROM THIS ACHIEVEMENT).

AS WE GATHER EIGHT YEARS LATER TO CELEBRATE IN REMEMBERANCE OF THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH...OCTOBER 6, 1906 - OCTOBER 6, 2006...WE JUST WANT TO SAY HAPPY 100TH NEVILLE LUKE RICHARDSON -

WHEREVER YOU ARE - OUR FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER, UNCLE AND FRIEND.

MAY GOD BLESS HIM

By Lisle Richardson

A Reference for Future Generations

September 8th, 2006

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Neville Luke Richardson's Timeline

1906
October 6, 1906
Trinidad & Tobago
1943
May 23, 1943
Age 36