Biography of O. P. Richardson, Jr.
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Richardson, O. P., jr., was born in Pawtucket, June 5, 1851, and his father, Orville P. Richardson, was a native of Attleborough, where his ancestors were among the pioneer settlers, and the family trace their descent from Samuel, who came to Woburn in 1636. Orville P. Richardson married Eliza, daughter of Andrew Johnson, and through life he was identified as a manufacturer of shuttles and shuttle irons. He was prominent in public events, taking an active interest in school and church matters, and he died in 1888. O. P. Richardson, jr., was educated in Worcester and Attleborough, afterward learning the grocery business, and in 1878 he started in the insurance business, in which he has been identified for twenty years. In 1897 he married Bertha K., daughter of Granville S. Smith, and they are the parents of three Sons: Harold K., Orville P., and Carlton S., and one daughter, Myra Louise. Mr. Richardson is one of the conservative men of his town; is serving as selectman; takes an intelligent interest in school and church matters; and has ever advanced the best interest of his town and townspeople.

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A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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