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James Grover Richardson

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James Grover Richardson
1890-1918

“…a brave soldier who gave his life in defense of his country.”

Richardson tombstone

Richardson home            
Richardson family home
James Grover Richardson was born at Maple Meadow, West Virginia, on April 27, 1890, the eldest of six children born to Robert L. and Eliza Bryson Richardson. About 1899, the Richardson family moves to Pipestem in Summers County, where they lived in a log house located up a hollow near the present day Cook’s Chapel Christian School and adjacent to Pipestem State Park. About 1905 the family moved to a farm located at Cool Ridge where James, called Grover, lived as a farmer and surveyor until enlisting in the army on May 18, 1918.
Richardson family
Robert and Eliza Richardson with children Ruth, Falsom, Esther, Cisle,
and Grover (standing in back).

James Richardson tombstone
Tombstone for James Grover Richardson
James Grover Richardson was a private in Company F, Sixth Infantry, when he was killed in the battle of Argonne Forest on October 14, 1918. His body was returned to the United States and on October 3, 1921, was reburied in the Richardson Cemetery on the farm in Cool Ridge.

Information and photographs provided by Robert R. Griffith (nephew)

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