From Ireland,From Ireland,With LoveWith LoveCliff Richardson, a partial family history.Cliff Richardson, a partial family ...
Ψ Photos: Clifford E. Richardson ArchivesΨ Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson© 2006 Paracomm Global Inc.
Hangin’ with Big Brother
Childhood
Young RodneyElmore withEthel, Aunt Sis& Alma
Brother Bill, Hangin’ with Sisters
Childhood: Dreamin’ of Drivin’• Red wagon man 1936
Youthful friends
Early Studly at 17 in 1943
Hanging withPop, Mel &Jouett
The Family When … on Sterrett
Youngest Male in Family• Last one on the tree
Freshman Student Council
Those Early YearsA guard onHolmes HS Bulldogs
Ky. Championship Football Player
Catching Ink 1943
Cars Matter• Sinatra LookalikeOut Dating
Young Man
Once Handsome• He Grew Out Of It
This Ol’House,Mom FrancesAt Right onSterrett Avenue
Cliff served in WW II withthe Merchant Marine. Heno sooner got home whenthe U.S. Army drafted him.Within 6 months, he wasp...
Staff Sgt. Army Days in Korea
Young EntrepreneurAfter time withPinkerton DetectiveAgency, here sellingsiding in SouthCarolina
Richardson Bros. Landscaping
Sons Arising
’70s: Still About Cars
Ladies & Little Man, Mike Meloy
Pop Then, Mom Later
Hangin’ with Bill & Sisters
The Elders
ThenComethPhyllis
Sons Arisen
And They Dated …
And They Dated …
And They Dated …
And They Dated …
Laughsat Last
Fun on Grandpa’s Farm
What One Man Can Achieve
Mike’s Bunch with notorious uncle
One Sang Bass, the Other Sang Tenor
Two Sober Executives
Flippsey’s Farm FrolicsCliffCarriesEverybody!
Early Retirement, Early Dementia
The Family Later … circa 1980
2 Brothers & 7 Sisters
Nephews & Nieces
2 Brothers & Their Sons 1979
UncleWithMike’sBunch
Cliff Loved Grass
Farming Began and Grass Grew
130 YEARS OF RICHARDSONSJohn Thomas Richardson married EllenLyons of Ireland in 1876; they had 7children including, Eugene...
Theystarteditallin 1876.Ellen and JohnRichardson
Earlier photo,approx. 1883,Ellen LyonsRichardsonwith her 3daughters,includingnewest, littleEllie, destinedto becomenun.Ell...
Star of the AmericanRichardsons is EllenLyons, at right. She wasborn Aug. 9, 1855 inWaterford County, Ireland.Martin Lyons...
Years later, EllenLyonsRichardson,seated with herhusband John.Standing left areEllen’s daughtersIrene andCaroline, whoneve...
Same day, back row (right) is Cliff Richardson’s Dad, Michael and hisbride Frances. This is her clan – the Spantons, in Ta...
Spanish-Irish Richardson Treeof Ellen Lyons Richardson
Cliff: From Ireland to Kentucky
On This day,about 1923, EllenLyonsRichardson, atleft, presents agift to herdaughter Ellen –a.k.a. “Ellie” – asthe daughter...
2005: 100thWedding Anniversary of FrancesSpanton and E. Michael Richardson – June 26They had 11 children – the first of wh...
Father E. Mike Richardson featured “Six Singing Sisters” often in Covington, Ky.at Immanuel Baptist Church. They are aunts...
To Cliff’sgrandchildrenthese areGREAT-GREATAUNTS !… and soforth! Theysang for ourLord Jesusand builtstrong,God-servinghomes.
Cliff’s only Brother, William Robert “Rich” Richardson, in1937 at age 28. A reported “ladies man,” here with two henever m...
PatriarchMichael “Mike”Richardson :Cliff’s father, sonof Spanish-IrishImmigrant EllenLyonsRichardson,shortly before hedied...
Name 12, get baptized, win trip toheaven with Baptist discount!
Bill, 85, after being tossed from a hay wagon inSomerset, with his favorite, Michele.
Irene’s chalk art at Bronston… by fingernail!
EugeneMichaelRichardson,good andgodly father.
The Matriarch:Cliff’s Mother, Frances Richardson.Left: circa 1965, right: circa 1974.She died at 90 on Jan.5, 1976.
By 1985,” Brothers Cliff & Bill, left, and Ethel, far right, whose Armycareer (Captain, Women’s Army Corps WW II) kept her...
PIVOTAL POINT: The modernRichardson men at 68thAvenueSouth in St. Pete,circa 1974.
Cliff withnieceMichele(Bill’sgrand-daughter)on her 17thbirthday,January1983
Circa 1985,Eugenia,Ruth, Irene,Ethelsquired byBill, atWoodsonBend, Ky.Where Cliffhad set up acolony of theRichardsons
Left, Cliff’s sister-in-law Ruth visitingwith Irene, Alma, Ethel, circa ’85.
Cliff’s Brother Bill, eldest sister Ethel when theyvisited him. Cliff says he and Bill never argued.
Circa 1951, Indianapolis, 20-acre farm owned bywn here with his son Mike,7, with a tractor-graderand Cliff bought to form ...
Cliff’s Brother Bill in 1956 upon beinginducted to the Greenwood MasonicLodge. He valued Masons because theyrescued his fa...
Cliff’s terrific Aunt !‘Aunt Sis’ was a faithful andloving nun whose familysupported her.Circa 1976. She was knownas Ellen...
The Brothers Two: circa 1976 inBill’s Greenwood home afterthey finished building thefireplace on ‘Daddio’s Patio.’
Bill finallyprevailed on wifeRuth to move toFlorida in 1977. Ittook Bill 8 years toconvince her tomove from theirIndiana h...
___________May 2001:Bill and Ruthwent toheaven twoweeks apartin Corbin,Ky., site oftheirhoneymoon.Ruth wasfrom London,Ky._...
Greetings to Cliff’s Family from great-nephew Mark, a Tulsa Baptist pastor, and nephew Mike,journalist and Baptist deacon,...
Cliff,A Great Brother to nine!Father of two. Grandfatherof four. Great-grandfatherof three. A great Uncle toa dozen or so!...
Ψ Photos: Clifford E. Richardson ArchivesΨ Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson© 2006 Paracomm Global Inc.
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  • L to R: Alma, Eugenia, Lois, Irene, Hester & Ethel. From ages 16 thru 26…1939 Known throughout greater Cincinnati For their six part harmony. Sang on WLW radio and Renfro Valley Barn Dance…1936 – 1940.
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    1. 1. From Ireland,From Ireland,With LoveWith LoveCliff Richardson, a partial family history.Cliff Richardson, a partial family history.
    2. 2. Ψ Photos: Clifford E. Richardson ArchivesΨ Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson© 2006 Paracomm Global Inc.
    3. 3. Hangin’ with Big Brother
    4. 4. Childhood
    5. 5. Young RodneyElmore withEthel, Aunt Sis& Alma
    6. 6. Brother Bill, Hangin’ with Sisters
    7. 7. Childhood: Dreamin’ of Drivin’• Red wagon man 1936
    8. 8. Youthful friends
    9. 9. Early Studly at 17 in 1943
    10. 10. Hanging withPop, Mel &Jouett
    11. 11. The Family When … on Sterrett
    12. 12. Youngest Male in Family• Last one on the tree
    13. 13. Freshman Student Council
    14. 14. Those Early YearsA guard onHolmes HS Bulldogs
    15. 15. Ky. Championship Football Player
    16. 16. Catching Ink 1943
    17. 17. Cars Matter• Sinatra LookalikeOut Dating
    18. 18. Young Man
    19. 19. Once Handsome• He Grew Out Of It
    20. 20. This Ol’House,Mom FrancesAt Right onSterrett Avenue
    21. 21. Cliff served in WW II withthe Merchant Marine. Heno sooner got home whenthe U.S. Army drafted him.Within 6 months, he waspromoted from buckprivate to Staff Sergeant,serving two years in whatbecame South Korea.Here, in Army at CampStoneman, Calif. hisweapon is a broom.
    22. 22. Staff Sgt. Army Days in Korea
    23. 23. Young EntrepreneurAfter time withPinkerton DetectiveAgency, here sellingsiding in SouthCarolina
    24. 24. Richardson Bros. Landscaping
    25. 25. Sons Arising
    26. 26. ’70s: Still About Cars
    27. 27. Ladies & Little Man, Mike Meloy
    28. 28. Pop Then, Mom Later
    29. 29. Hangin’ with Bill & Sisters
    30. 30. The Elders
    31. 31. ThenComethPhyllis
    32. 32. Sons Arisen
    33. 33. And They Dated …
    34. 34. And They Dated …
    35. 35. And They Dated …
    36. 36. And They Dated …
    37. 37. Laughsat Last
    38. 38. Fun on Grandpa’s Farm
    39. 39. What One Man Can Achieve
    40. 40. Mike’s Bunch with notorious uncle
    41. 41. One Sang Bass, the Other Sang Tenor
    42. 42. Two Sober Executives
    43. 43. Flippsey’s Farm FrolicsCliffCarriesEverybody!
    44. 44. Early Retirement, Early Dementia
    45. 45. The Family Later … circa 1980
    46. 46. 2 Brothers & 7 Sisters
    47. 47. Nephews & Nieces
    48. 48. 2 Brothers & Their Sons 1979
    49. 49. UncleWithMike’sBunch
    50. 50. Cliff Loved Grass
    51. 51. Farming Began and Grass Grew
    52. 52. 130 YEARS OF RICHARDSONSJohn Thomas Richardson married EllenLyons of Ireland in 1876; they had 7children including, Eugene Michael(“Mike”) who married Frances Spanton in1905, and they had 11 children includingClifford Eugene who married Jackie Carperin 1950 and they had two sons, Eugene andDouglas, each of whom married, and therest of the story is theirs to tell.
    53. 53. Theystarteditallin 1876.Ellen and JohnRichardson
    54. 54. Earlier photo,approx. 1883,Ellen LyonsRichardsonwith her 3daughters,includingnewest, littleEllie, destinedto becomenun.Ellen descends from a groupcalled “The Black Irish” whowere part-Spanish and part-Irish. Spain had conqueredIreland circa 1650. Thesubsequent dark skin andblack eyes of the Richardsonsin northern Kentucky weredue NOT to American Indiansbut to their Spanish-Irishforebears.
    55. 55. Star of the AmericanRichardsons is EllenLyons, at right. She wasborn Aug. 9, 1855 inWaterford County, Ireland.Martin Lyons adoptedher. Her mother isunknown. She emigratedto the U.S. in theBaltimore area and toCovington, Ky. where at21 she married JohnThomas Richardson (atright). She bore him 7children. Our stars are, atleft, Eugene MichaelRichardson, grandfatherof Gene and DougRichardson, and thenEllen “Ellie” Lyons,shown here, her youngestdaughter, who becameknown as “Aunt Sis –because she dedicatedher life to the service ofChrist as a nun. Thispicture was taken June25, 1906!
    56. 56. Years later, EllenLyonsRichardson,seated with herhusband John.Standing left areEllen’s daughtersIrene andCaroline, whonever wed.Standing also isher son EugeneMichael “Mike”Richardson – it ishis wedding day,and his bride atright is FrancesSpanton – it isJune 25, 1905.Little Ellie, whobecame a nun, isseated. Dog’sname unknown.
    57. 57. Same day, back row (right) is Cliff Richardson’s Dad, Michael and hisbride Frances. This is her clan – the Spantons, in Taylor Mill, Ky. Cliff’sgrandfather, Daniel Spanton, is seated at left. Goat unknown … Names:See print record.
    58. 58. Spanish-Irish Richardson Treeof Ellen Lyons Richardson
    59. 59. Cliff: From Ireland to Kentucky
    60. 60. On This day,about 1923, EllenLyonsRichardson, atleft, presents agift to herdaughter Ellen –a.k.a. “Ellie” – asthe daughterdeparts for theconvent and herlifelong serviceto Christ.So begins thecareer as AuntSister MaryHerbert, oftencalled “AuntSis.”
    61. 61. 2005: 100thWedding Anniversary of FrancesSpanton and E. Michael Richardson – June 26They had 11 children – the first of whom, Hazel, died atinfancy. There followed two sons: the first was William R. andthe last was Clifford E. In between were 9 girls. After 43 yearsof marriage, he died in 1949 in Cincinnati at 65.
    62. 62. Father E. Mike Richardson featured “Six Singing Sisters” often in Covington, Ky.at Immanuel Baptist Church. They are aunts to Michael Lewis, Gene and Doug;from left:Alma, Eugenia, Lois, Irene, Hester, Ethel.
    63. 63. To Cliff’sgrandchildrenthese areGREAT-GREATAUNTS !… and soforth! Theysang for ourLord Jesusand builtstrong,God-servinghomes.
    64. 64. Cliff’s only Brother, William Robert “Rich” Richardson, in1937 at age 28. A reported “ladies man,” here with two henever married. He chose Ruth when he was 30.
    65. 65. PatriarchMichael “Mike”Richardson :Cliff’s father, sonof Spanish-IrishImmigrant EllenLyonsRichardson,shortly before hedied in 1949 at65.
    66. 66. Name 12, get baptized, win trip toheaven with Baptist discount!
    67. 67. Bill, 85, after being tossed from a hay wagon inSomerset, with his favorite, Michele.
    68. 68. Irene’s chalk art at Bronston… by fingernail!
    69. 69. EugeneMichaelRichardson,good andgodly father.
    70. 70. The Matriarch:Cliff’s Mother, Frances Richardson.Left: circa 1965, right: circa 1974.She died at 90 on Jan.5, 1976.
    71. 71. By 1985,” Brothers Cliff & Bill, left, and Ethel, far right, whose Armycareer (Captain, Women’s Army Corps WW II) kept her away for decades.
    72. 72. PIVOTAL POINT: The modernRichardson men at 68thAvenueSouth in St. Pete,circa 1974.
    73. 73. Cliff withnieceMichele(Bill’sgrand-daughter)on her 17thbirthday,January1983
    74. 74. Circa 1985,Eugenia,Ruth, Irene,Ethelsquired byBill, atWoodsonBend, Ky.Where Cliffhad set up acolony of theRichardsons
    75. 75. Left, Cliff’s sister-in-law Ruth visitingwith Irene, Alma, Ethel, circa ’85.
    76. 76. Cliff’s Brother Bill, eldest sister Ethel when theyvisited him. Cliff says he and Bill never argued.
    77. 77. Circa 1951, Indianapolis, 20-acre farm owned bywn here with his son Mike,7, with a tractor-graderand Cliff bought to form Richardson Bros. firm.
    78. 78. Cliff’s Brother Bill in 1956 upon beinginducted to the Greenwood MasonicLodge. He valued Masons because theyrescued his family when at age 7 hisparents were evicted from their home.Eugene Michael’s mother despised hisBaptist marriage and his joiningFreemasonry. She had promised theShe had promised theland to him on a handshake, but whenland to him on a handshake, but whenhe refused to make his children accepthe refused to make his children acceptCatholicism, his mother had the SheriffCatholicism, his mother had the Sheriffserve notice of eviction. Then aserve notice of eviction. Then aCatholic bishop came to try to convinceCatholic bishop came to try to convinceFrances to send her children toFrances to send her children toCatholic schools and worshipCatholic schools and worship. Francesrefused and threw a tub of hot water onthe priest. The next day the Sheriff,acting on Michael’s mother’s request,served notice of eviction. Ellen brokeher handshake agreement to sell herhomestead to her son, Mike.
    79. 79. Cliff’s terrific Aunt !‘Aunt Sis’ was a faithful andloving nun whose familysupported her.Circa 1976. She was knownas Ellen “Ellie” Richardson,and was the daughter of theEllen Lyons Richardsonwho came from Ireland toAmerica as an adoptee,fleeing the Irish “potatofamine.”
    80. 80. The Brothers Two: circa 1976 inBill’s Greenwood home afterthey finished building thefireplace on ‘Daddio’s Patio.’
    81. 81. Bill finallyprevailed on wifeRuth to move toFlorida in 1977. Ittook Bill 8 years toconvince her tomove from theirIndiana home.
    82. 82. ___________May 2001:Bill and Ruthwent toheaven twoweeks apartin Corbin,Ky., site oftheirhoneymoon.Ruth wasfrom London,Ky._________
    83. 83. Greetings to Cliff’s Family from great-nephew Mark, a Tulsa Baptist pastor, and nephew Mike,journalist and Baptist deacon, December ‘05,working in Mark’s office on theSunday School curriculum he created as he finished his Seminary doctoral studies.
    84. 84. Cliff,A Great Brother to nine!Father of two. Grandfatherof four. Great-grandfatherof three. A great Uncle toa dozen or so! And a trulyGreat Man, Uncle andBrother in Christ to me.Keep the LoveGoing,Mike
    85. 85. Ψ Photos: Clifford E. Richardson ArchivesΨ Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson© 2006 Paracomm Global Inc.

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