Richardson, John Calvin
Age: 18, credited to Londonderry, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/10/1843, Londonderry, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, MO
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DEATH OF NATIVE OF LONDONDERRYThe Londonderry Morning Sifter, Feb. 12, 1892
We are in receipt of the Maryville (MO) Republican giving us account of the death of John Richardson, an engineer who was killed on the Wabash Railroad at Warrenton, Feb. 1st.
Mr. Richardson was the son of Calvin Richardson, who resided for a long time on the farm now owned and occupied by by Thos. Jaquith, and is now a resident of Exline, Iowa, and will be remembered by many of our citizens for his quaint originality. He was born Feb. 10th, 1843, hence was 49 years old at the time of his death.
He enlisted June 20, 1861, in Company I, 2nd Vermont Infantry, and served acceptably for three years.
THE REPUBLICAN SAYS;
Wednesday the remains of Mr. Richardson were brought to Maryville on the Wabash passenger, accompanied by a delegate of Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, to which Mr. Richardson belonged, also by thirteen members of Lincoln Post G. A. R. of which the deceased was an honored member. They were met at the depot here by about 20 members of Sedgwick Post, who served as escort to the visitors.
S. D. Arnold of St. Louis, an old townsman, and fellow soldier of Mr. Richardson came up to pay his respect of comradeship, as did also H. C. Richardson of Centerville, Iowa, a brother of the deceased, both Londonderry, Vermont boys.
Mr. Richardson has been a locomotive engineer for 20 years, and in the employ of the Wabash railroad since January 15, 1884. The collision which caused his death, it is said, was from the engineer of the other train neglecting order to side track and wait passage of Mr. Richardson's train.
Courtesy of Deanna French