June 1898 – 1???
Last updated May 28, 2017. Click here for a printable pdf of Horace/Harris’ story.
Horace/Harris Richardson was born June 1898 in Georgia to Henry Richardson and Etta James according to the 1900 United States Federal Census taken in Polk County in Cedartown, Georgia. He was the second child born to his parents.
It is not clear what Henry and Etta’s second child’s name was. On the 1900 US Census, his name was listed as Horace and on the 1910 US Census, his name was listed as Harris. It is also not clear what happened to Horace/Harris’ mother Etta and older brother Wesley J. or how his parents’ relationship ended.
On June 2, 1907, his father Henry married Fannie Kate Glanton in Polk County, Georgia. His step-mother Fannie had given birth to a daughter, Margaret Pryor, who was fathered by Jack Prior earlier in 1907 on March 8th.
Horace/Harris and his younger sister Essie, lived with their father Henry, their step-mother Fannie, and step-sister Margaret. Shortly after his father Henry married Fannie, the family began to grow. Although they lived in Cedartown, Georgia, his step-mother gave birth to five of Horace/Harris’ half-siblings in Rome, Georgia: Moses born March 25, 1908; Wilson born September 26, 1909, Noble born December 24, 1911, Kathryn born March 29, 1913 and L.C. born approximately in 1914.
After 1910, the trail runs cold. The 1920 US Census shows Henry, Fannie, and their children had moved from Cedartown, Georgia to Indianapolis, Indiana. Horace/Harris nor his younger sister Essie was listed as living with them. By 1920, if Horace/Harris was still alive, he would have been 22 years old. Maybe he stayed in Georgia, maybe he moved to Indiana, but lived somewhere else or maybe he moved somewhere else entirely. Hopefully, one day Richardson descendants will learn the rest of his story and how he lived out the rest of his days.