Richardson Family, October 1937

Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
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Item Type:
A black and white negative of the Richardson family standing in front of a tree.
William Joshua Harold Richardson (1874-1953) was born in a house on Garden Street at Dundas Street in Whitby on November 26, 1874. After graduating from Upper Canada College in Toronto he opened a stationary store in Whitby and later an insurance business. Mr. Richardson was a member of the Town Council and the Public School Board as well as the board of Heydenshore Park. He was a very influential Whitby citizen. Mr. Richardson died at Oshawa on May 26, 1953 and is buried at Union Cemetery, Oshawa.

Frances McFarland Bowes (1877-1961) was born at Maxwell, ON on 9 March 1877. She married William Joshua Harold Richardson at Milton, ON on 16 June 1900, after which the couple moved to Whitby. Frances died on 17 January 1961 at Oshawa General Hospital following a motor vehicle accident which occurred 16 December 1960. She is buried at Union Cemetery in Oshawa.

William Joshua Harold and Frances Richardson had two children Harold H.J. (1902- ) and Emily Helena Richardson (1905-1956).

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original:
October 1937
Width: 1.5 in
Height: 1.5 in
Personal Name(s):
Richardson, William Joshua Harold ; Richardson, Frances ; Richardson, Harold H. J. ; Richardson, Emily Helena
Local identifier:
Whitby Online Historic Photographs Collection
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8818424823643 Longitude: -78.9371186190796
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation:
Richardson Family, October 1937, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_171B.
Reproduction Notes:
Scanned from a black and white negative.
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Richardson Family, October 1937

A black and white negative of the Richardson family standing in front of a tree.