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Uncle Cliff's personal family history that was created by cousin Mike Richardson in 2006.

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  • 1. From Ireland,From Ireland,With LoveWith LoveCliff Richardson, a partial family history.Cliff Richardson, a partial family history.

2. Photos: Clifford E. Richardson Archives Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson 2006 Paracomm Global Inc. 3. Hangin with Big Brother 4. Childhood 5. Young RodneyElmore withEthel, Aunt Sis& Alma 6. Brother Bill, Hangin with Sisters 7. Childhood: Dreamin of Drivin Red wagon man 1936 8. Youthful friends 9. Early Studly at 17 in 1943 10. Hanging withPop, Mel &Jouett 11. The Family When on Sterrett 12. Youngest Male in Family Last one on the tree 13. Freshman Student Council 14. Those Early YearsA guard onHolmes HS Bulldogs 15. Ky. Championship Football Player 16. Catching Ink 1943 17. Cars Matter Sinatra LookalikeOut Dating 18. Young Man 19. Once Handsome He Grew Out Of It 20. This OlHouse,Mom FrancesAt Right onSterrett Avenue 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. Staff Sgt. Army Days in Korea 23. Young EntrepreneurAfter time withPinkerton DetectiveAgency, here sellingsiding in SouthCarolina 24. Richardson Bros. Landscaping 25. Sons Arising 26. 70s: Still About Cars 27. Ladies & Little Man, Mike Meloy 28. Pop Then, Mom Later 29. Hangin with Bill & Sisters 30. The Elders 31. ThenComethPhyllis 32. Sons Arisen 33. And They Dated 34. And They Dated 35. And They Dated 36. And They Dated 37. Laughsat Last 38. Fun on Grandpas Farm 39. What One Man Can Achieve 40. Mikes Bunch with notorious uncle 41. One Sang Bass, the Other Sang Tenor 42. Two Sober Executives 43. Flippseys Farm FrolicsCliffCarriesEverybody! 44. Early Retirement, Early Dementia 45. The Family Later circa 1980 46. 2 Brothers & 7 Sisters 47. Nephews & Nieces 48. 2 Brothers & Their Sons 1979 49. UncleWithMikesBunch 50. Cliff Loved Grass 51. Farming Began and Grass Grew 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. Theystarteditallin 1876.Ellen and JohnRichardson 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. 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. Years later, EllenLyonsRichardson,seated with herhusband John.Standing left areEllens daughtersIrene andCaroline, whonever wed.Standing also isher son EugeneMichael MikeRichardson it ishis wedding day,and his bride atright is FrancesSpanton it isJune 25, 1905.Little Ellie, whobecame a nun, isseated. Dogsname unknown. 57. Same day, back row (right) is Cliff Richardsons Dad, Michael and hisbride Frances. This is her clan the Spantons, in Taylor Mill, Ky. Cliffsgrandfather, Daniel Spanton, is seated at left. Goat unknown Names:See print record. 58. Spanish-Irish Richardson Treeof Ellen Lyons Richardson 59. Cliff: From Ireland to Kentucky 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. 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. 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. To Cliffsgrandchildrenthese areGREAT-GREATAUNTS ! and soforth! Theysang for ourLord Jesusand builtstrong,God-servinghomes. 64. Cliffs 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. PatriarchMichael MikeRichardson :Cliffs father, sonof Spanish-IrishImmigrant EllenLyonsRichardson,shortly before hedied in 1949 at65. 66. Name 12, get baptized, win trip toheaven with Baptist discount! 67. Bill, 85, after being tossed from a hay wagon inSomerset, with his favorite, Michele. 68. Irenes chalk art at Bronston by fingernail! 69. EugeneMichaelRichardson,good andgodly father. 70. The Matriarch:Cliffs Mother, Frances Richardson.Left: circa 1965, right: circa 1974.She died at 90 on Jan.5, 1976. 71. By 1985, Brothers Cliff & Bill, left, and Ethel, far right, whose Armycareer (Captain, Womens Army Corps WW II) kept her away for decades. 72. PIVOTAL POINT: The modernRichardson men at 68thAvenueSouth in St. Pete,circa 1974. 73. Cliff withnieceMichele(Billsgrand-daughter)on her 17thbirthday,January1983 74. Circa 1985,Eugenia,Ruth, Irene,Ethelsquired byBill, atWoodsonBend, Ky.Where Cliffhad set up acolony of theRichardsons 75. Left, Cliffs sister-in-law Ruth visitingwith Irene, Alma, Ethel, circa 85. 76. Cliffs Brother Bill, eldest sister Ethel when theyvisited him. Cliff says he and Bill never argued. 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. Cliffs 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 Michaels 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 Michaels mothers request,served notice of eviction. Ellen brokeher handshake agreement to sell herhomestead to her son, Mike. 79. Cliffs 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. The Brothers Two: circa 1976 inBills Greenwood home afterthey finished building thefireplace on Daddios Patio. 81. Bill finallyprevailed on wifeRuth to move toFlorida in 1977. Ittook Bill 8 years toconvince her tomove from theirIndiana home. 82. ___________May 2001:Bill and Ruthwent toheaven twoweeks apartin Corbin,Ky., site oftheirhoneymoon.Ruth wasfrom London,Ky._________ 83. Greetings to Cliffs Family from great-nephew Mark, a Tulsa Baptist pastor, and nephew Mike,journalist and Baptist deacon, December 05,working in Marks office on theSunday School curriculum he created as he finished his Seminary doctoral studies. 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. Photos: Clifford E. Richardson Archives Design & Production: Michael L. Richardson 2006 Paracomm Global Inc.