Biography of Frederick W. Richardson
Owego, Tioga County, NY Biographies





FREDERICK WALDO RICHARDSON, the present popular county clerk of Tioga county, is son of Herbert Richardson and grandson of pioneer William Richardson (see Newark Valley) and was born in Newark Valley, February 16, 1845. He was brought up on a farm and was a farmer until 1883, when he rented his property and went "on the road" seffing agricultural implements. He was supervisor of the town of Newark Valley in 1893 and 1894, and in the fall of 1894 was elected county clerk. As is well known throughout the county Mr. Richardson is an unswerving republican On February 16, 1870, he married with Mary E. Watson, daughter of Samuel S. Watson of Newark Valley. They had five children, of whom Susie E. is the only one now living. Mrs. Richardson died July 17, 1895, and a year later Mr. Richardson married Phebe C. Watson, a younger sister of his first wife. As a Freemason Mr. Richardson enjoys a wide and pleasant acquaintance, as he is a past district deputy of the Twentieth Masonic District, comprising Tioga, Tompkins, Chemung and Schuyler counties.

From:
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
NEW YORK
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?


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