Family of John Stevens Richardson & Lew Johnson
John Stevens Richardson was born 28 April 1871 in New Orleans, Louisiana and died 2 August 1921 at 1212 Seventh Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Burial was 3 August 1921 in Metairie Cemetery, Richardson Family Tomb. Link to Photo.
Wife Lew Johnson was born 7 February 1871 in a house on Race Street, near Annunciation Street, New Orleans, Louisiana and died 10 November 1958 at 7911 Birch Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. Burial was in Lafayette Cemetery #1, Johnson Family Tomb. They were married 7 November 1894 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Link to Photo.
Their children were:
1- Ethlyn Johnson Richardson b: 9 May 1896 at 919 Erato Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 24 January 1986 at 5000 Congress Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: 27 January 1986 Lafayette Cemetery #1, Johnson Family Tomb.
+Earle Palmer Harris b: 21 September 1895 in a house at the corner of Constance & Soniat Streets, New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 1 August 1916 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 8 March 1985 in Mercy Hospital, San Diego, California (divorced)
*2nd Husband of Ethlyn Johnson Richardson:
+John Theofridus Leonhard b: 16 July 1891 at 570 Dauphine Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 7 April 1923 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 24 April 1963 at 541 Madison Street, New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: 25 April 1963 St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery #1 (divorced)
Notes for Ethlyn Johnson Richardson:
- Ethlyn joined the Daughters of the Confederacy, member #1828, admitted to N.O. 72 in 1913 on service of grandfather Col. John B. Richardson, 2nd Co. Wash. Artillery.
2- Lewis Johnson Richardson b: 31 July 1898 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 1 September 1956 in New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: Metairie Cemetery, L. Johnson Richardson Tomb
+Katherine Maguire Fluker b: 27 March 1905; m: 28 June 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 20 August 1944 in New Orleans, Louisiana; burial in Metairie Cemetery, L. Johnson Richardson Tomb
*2nd Wife of Lewis Johnson Richardson:
+Claire Zinser b: 20 September 1904; m: Aft. March 1949; d: 11 January 1994 in New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: Metairie Cemetery, L. Johnson Richardson Tomb
Notes for Lewis Johnson Richardson:
- L. Johnson Richardson Tomb: Katherine Fluker Richardson (27 March 1905 – 20 August 1944), Lewis Johnson Richardson (31 July 1898-1 September 1956), John M. Danneker (29 July 1899-11 December 1959), George Zinser (29 June 1876-27 March 1936), Mary Ellen Zinser (14 April 1877-7 March 1949), Ethel Z. Danneker (10 December 1901-5 October 1974), Claire Zinser Richardson (20 September 1904-11 January 1994)
- 21 August 1944 - Times Picayune - At the residence, 3301 Octavia street, on Sunday, August 20, 1944, at 5:25 o'clock a.m., Katherine Fluker, wife of L. Johnson Richardson, daughter of the late Katherine Maguire and William S. Fluker, sister of Calhoun Fluker of Baton Rouge, La., and Mary Fluker, of Seattle, Wash. Relatives and friends of the family, employees of Todd-Johnson Dry Docks, are invited to attend the funeral from the home of Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp, Inc., 4127 South Claiborne, near Milan, on Monday morning, August 21, 1944, at 10 o'clock, followed by services at St. Matthias church, Broad and General Pershing streets. Interment in Metairie cemetery.
- Obituary, 2 September 1856 - Times Picayune - On Saturday, September 1, 1956, at 8:45 o'clock p.m., Lewis Johnson Richardson, beloved husband of Claire Zinser, son of Mrs. Lew J. Richardson and the late John S. Richardson; brother of Mrs. Ethlyn Leonard and J.B. Richardson; aged 58 years, a native of New Orleans. Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Todd Shipyards, Inc., are invited to attend the funeral on Monday, September 3, 1956, from the auxillary funeral home of Jacob Schoen and Son, Inc., 3527 Canal street, at North Scott street. Due notice of time will be given. Interment in Metairie cemetery.
3- John Benjamin Richardson b: 4 January 1900 at 1621 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana; d: 8 December 1984 in New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: 8 December 1984 Metairie Cemetery, Richardson Family Tomb
+Mary Ross "Maisie" LeBourgeois b: 6 July 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana; m: 9 November 1930 in New Orleans, Louisiana [Joseph/Mary Ross LeSassier]; d: 18 September 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana; burial: 19 September 1985 Metairie Cemetery.
Notes for John Benjamin Richardson:
- J.B. went to Tulane and graduated in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. He was an independent marine surveyor, and retired when he was 80. He was a member of the Krewe of Momus.
- 10 November 1930, Times Picayune - The marriage of Miss Mary Ross LeBourgeois, daughter of Mrs. Joseph LeBourgeois, to Mr. John Benjamin Richardson, son of Mrs. Lew Johnson Richardson of this city was celebrated Sunday evening, at 6:30 o'clock, at the family home on Milan street, with only the immediate members of the two families attending the ceremony, which was performed by Monseigneur Kavanaugh, of Our Lady of Lourdes church. The wedding, though a small affair, claimed much interest here and elsewhere in Louisiana, where both families are well known. The bride, who has never been formally introduced, and who is a general favorite in younger circles, is one of an attractive group of sisters, including Miss Margaret LeBourgeois, Mrs. Earl Sigur and Mrs. Eugene A. Sheehan. Mr. Richardson is also a favorite in younger circles and has a host of friends here. The ceremony which was celebrated on the wedding anniversary of the bride's mother, took place at one end of the living room before a background of white chrysanthemums and palms on either side of which stood tall cathedral candlesticks in brass holding cream-colored tapers. The room was entirely illuminated by candle light and upon the mantle was an exquisite pair of crystal candelabra and heirloom in the bride's family. Miss LeBourgeois, who was given in marriage by her mother, was very lovely in an empire gown of white satin made with the high-waisted bodice trimmed with old family lace and short puffed sleeves also edged with the lace. The long, close-fitting skirt was trimmed with a deep lace flounce, caught here and there with orange blossoms and fell into a long train. The veil of illusion was held in place by a cap of lace trimmed in the back with a band of orange blossoms and on each side of the forehead with a small cluster of the blossoms. She carried an old-fashioned bouquet of lilies of the valley and lavender orchids. Mrs. LeBourgeois wore a gown of pink satin made on princess lines, with slippers to match and carried pink roses and lilies of the valley. The only attendant on the bride was her sister, Mrs. Eugene A. Sheehan, who acted as matron of honor and who wore nile green satin with nile green satin slippers and carried pink roses. The little flower girl was the bride's niece, Mary Ellen Sheehan. She wore a Kate Greenway frock of pale pink voile and carried an old-fashioned bouquet of pink rosebuds. Little Earl Sigur, nephew of the bride, acted as ring-bearer. Mr. Richardson had as his best man and only attendant his uncle, Dr. William Richardson. The bridal party entered the room to the strains of Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin," and just before the ceremony Miss Shirley Stearns, cousin of the bridegroom, sang "Oh Promise Me" and during the signing of the register "At Dawning." She was accompanied on the violin by Mr. Eblen Rau. Following the ceremony there was an informal reception at which only near relatives and intimate friends were entertained. Receiving with Mrs. LeBourgeois, mother of the bride, were Mr. Richardson, mother of the bridegroom, who wore beige-colored chiffon and a corsage bouquet of pink roses, and Mrs. Earl Sigur and Miss Margaret LeBourgeois. Mrs. Sigur wore white chiffon, with rhinestone trimmings, and Miss LeBourgeois ecru-colored silk lace. The young couple are now on a motor trip to Florida and upon their return will be at home in an apartment at No. 2713 Soniat street. Miss Lucille LeBourgeois, an aunt of the bride, came from her home in Kansas City, Mo., to attend the wedding.
Obituary, Times Picayune: J. B. Richardson, on
Saturday, December 8, 1984, age 84 years, beloved husband of Mary Ross
LeBourgeois Richardson; father of Mrs. William J. Berridge and Emma Lew Huck, of
Dallas, TX; brother of Mrs. Ethlyn R. Leonard and the late L. Johnson
Richardson; also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Private services were held at Lakelawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain
Blvd. (in Metairie Cemetery) on Saturday, December 8, 1984 at 4 p.m.
Interment in Metairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Heart Fund or St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, preferred.
Obituary, Times Picayune: Mazie LeBourgeois Richardson on Wednesday, September 18, 1985. Age 84 years. Wife of the late J. B. Richardson, mother of Mrs. William J. Berridge and Emmie Huck; daughter of the late Joseph LeBourgeois and Mary Ross LeSassier LeBourgeois; sister of Mrs. Lucille LeBourgeois Sheehan and the late Miss Margaret LeBourgeois and Mrs. Louis Earl Sigur Sr. Also survived by 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. A private Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, September 19, 1985 at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. Interment in Metairie Cemetery.
Notes for John Stevens Richardson:
- Bookkeeper/clerk for Johnson Iron Works
- 1900 New Orleans, 1621 St. Charles Avenue (ED 5, W1, p. 13A): Lewis Johnson 65 (Jun 1834) foundry, wife of 43 years Rosina S. 62 (May 1838; Eng-Eng-Eng) [5 of 6 children still living], dau Lew Richardson 29 (Feb 1871), husband of 5 years John 29 (Apr 1871; LA-AL-VA) clerk RR office [3 of 3 children still living], Ethlyn 4 (May 1896), Johnson L. 2 (Jul 1897), John B. 5 months (Jan 1900); son Warren Johnson 24 (Dec 1875) clerk foundry office; Ida Florence 24 (Dec 1875) servant/nurse.
- 1910 New Orleans, 1212 Seventh St. (ED 179, W11, p. 118B): William C. Richardson 37 dentist (LA-AL-VA), widowed mother Nannie P. 65 (VA-NC-VA), John S. 38 bookkeeper (mar), Cora L. 43 (VA), Ethlyn 13 niece, Louis J. 11 nephew, John B. 10 nephew, Catherine Collongues 35 boarder (TX-FR-LA).
- 1910 New Orleans, 6109 Howard St.: Lewis Johnson 72 retired foundry owner, wife of 50 years Rosena 70 (5 of 6 children still living); daughter Lew Richardson 37 (married 15 years, 3 children); widower son Warren Johnson 32 manufacturer, granddaughter Bessie M. Johnson 6.
- 1915 City Directory: John S. Richardson, 1212 Seventh St
- 1920 New Orleans, 1212 Seventh St. (ED193, W11): Widow Nannie Richardson 74 (VA-NC-VA), William 47 dentist; married son John S. 48 (LA-AL-VA), grandsons Lewis J. 21 clerk & John B. 20; lodger Thomas Power 43 trained nurse - hospital.
Obituary (Times-Picayune): RICHARDSON - On Tuesday, Aug. 2, 1921, 7:30 o'clock p.m., JOHN S. RICHARDSON of the late Nannie Pugh and John B. Richardson, aged 50 years, a native of this city. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral which will take place this (Wednesday) afternoon, Aug. 3, 1921 at 4 o'clock from the residence 1212 Seventh St. Interment private.
Notes for Lew Johnson:
- 1920 New Orleans, 9 Lasalle Place (ED 247, W14, p. 18A): Widower Warren Johnson 43 engineer/own office (LA-LA-Eng), widowed mother Rosina Johnson 88 (emmig. 1845 - Eng-Eng-Eng), Lew Richardson 46 daughter (widow) (LA-LA-Eng), Eads Johnson Jr. 8 nephew (NJ-LA-NJ), Lewis Johnson 5 nephew (NJ-LA-NJ), Lucy Allen 19 maid (B), Mary Alexander 38 cook (B).
- 1930 New Orleans, 7911 Birch Street (ED266, I18): John L. Leonard 39 (married at 31) life insurance agent (served military WW1), wife Ethelyn 30 (married at 16), Beverly Harris 13, Richardson Harris 11; widowed mother-in-law Lou Richardson 51 (parents b. Eng) [owned by Lew Richardson/house value $8000].
- 25 January 1939, Times Picayune - Mrs. J.S.J. Otto was hostess informally at afternoon tea at the Orleans Club, complimentary to Stonewall Jackson Chapter No. 1135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, of which she is president. The reception rooms were decorated with pink and white camellias and the tea table with clusters of narcissus and scarlet salvia. Alternating in pouring were Mrs. Harry W. Eckhardt, Mrs. L.E. Barnes, Mrs. W. Rogers Brewster and Mrs. Walter Barnes. The tea girls were Alma Capdeville, Mary Alice Lennox and Ruth Anne Murphy. Among those who called were Mrs. F.C. Falcon, of Baton Rouge, president of the Louisiana division, U.D.C., Mrs. Robert Abbott of Baton Rouge; Mrs. Costello Otto, Miss Nellie Costello, Mrs. James F. Terrell, Mrs. Hickey Friedrichs, Mrs. Wilkes A. Knolle, Miss Viola Sullivan, Mrs. Linda Boyd, Miss Belle Van Horn; Mrs. Edwin Wagner, Mrs. H.P. Bennett, Mrs. R.M. Wood, Mrs. R. Sherrard, Mrs. Irwin Homer Forman, Mrs. John E. Rogan, Miss Julia Bulger, Mrs. P.L. Howell, Miss Lily May Waguespack, Mrs. Lew J. Richardson, Miss Beverly Harris, Mrs. Edna H. Rheams, Mrs. C.L. Buckner, Miss Florence Lavalle, Miss Dora L. Pool, Miss Eugenie Soupenne, Mrs. Joseph Lennox, Mrs. Arman Kleinpeter, Miss Katherine Copponex, Mrs. Aynaud Hebert, Mrs. A.C. Broussard and a few others. Mrs. William McCormack Younge read a sonnet commemorating the birthday of General Stonewall Jackson and dedicated to the president, Mrs. J.S.J. Otto. Mrs. Younge also paid tribute in verse to the division president, Mrs. F.C. Falcon.
- 1940 New Orleans, 7911 Birch Street (36-441, p. 2b): Lew J. Richardson 69 widow, Ethlyn Leonhard 44 (widow) clerical worker/WPA office, Beverly Harris 22 clerical worker/cleaning equipment.
Obituary (Times-Picayune): Richardson - On Monday, November 10, 1958, at 3:05 o'clock p.m. Lew Johnson. wife of the late John Stephens Richardson; mother of J.B. Richardson, Mrs. Ethlyn Leonard and the late L. Johnson Richardson; sister of Eads Johnson; aged 87 years. Services were held at her late residence, 7911 Birch Street on Tuesday afternoon, November 11, 1958 at 2 o'clock. Interment in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.
Last updated: 16 July 2013.