John Richardson

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Tuesday, January 8, 1907

John Richardson Dead.

Well Known Colored Man Found on Bed.

John Richardson, an aged and well known colored man of this city, was found dead at 11 o'clock last night at the residence of "Big John," the well known hot tamale vendor, on Fourth street.

When found the body had the appearance of having been dead for several hours. Coroner Vassar was at once notified but owing to the fact that Richardson had been drinking heavily during the past few days, it was evident that death ensued from acute alcholism (sic) and an inquest was thought unnecssary (sic).

Richardson has been a resident of Lewiston for ten years past and was a well known character. He came here from Denver and is a member of the colored Masons. Word was telegraphed to relatives in Denver last night for instructions relative to burial. The remains are now at the Vassar undertaking parlors.

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Thursday, January 10, 1907

The funeral of John Richardson, colored, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the undertaking parlors of C. J. Vassar. Interment will be made in the Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Bailey

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