Rudolph Alfonso Richardson[1]

Male 1886 - 1963  (76 years)


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  • Name Rudolph Alfonso Richardson 
    Nickname Ruie 
    Born 6 Mar 1886  Eastbourne, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Address:
    Carew Road, Upperton 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 09421A171ABC4BF1907C2AED5C03DA8F79F5 
    Died 5 Mar 1963  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Buried 7 Mar 1963  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Address:
    Port 11, Sect 80, Allot 31, Toowong Cemetery 
    Person ID I3318  Treefive
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2018 

    Father William Albert Richardson,   b. 17 Jun 1839, Hudderfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1927, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mathilde Mackereth,   b. 5 Mar 1853, Adelaide, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1926, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 24 Sep 1870  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Address:
    St Patrick's Cathedral 
    Family ID F1043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Catherine Kling,   b. 3 Nov 1885, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1908  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 10, 11
    Children 
     1. Muriel Phyllis Richardson,   b. 21 Jun 1909, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1999, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Albert Eric Richardson,   b. 20 Oct 1911, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1980, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     3. Philip Anthony Richardson,   b. 19 Jun 1913, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1979, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Winifred Alice Richardson,   b. 17 Jul 1915, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 30 May 1989, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     5. Living
     6. Robert Charles Richardson,   b. 6 Oct 1920, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Joan Esther Richardson,   b. 19 Feb 1923,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Valerie Edna Richardson,   b. 19 Dec 1926, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 2009, Caloundra, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F1262  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 



    • With grateful acknowledgements to Chrissie Macken for her research and Warwick Leeson for his knowledge.

      Rudolph was born in Eastbourne, England on 6 Mar 1886. He eventually grew to be over 6 feet tall.

      There is a photo of him as a baby with his parents, apparently on a flying visit to Queensland. The photographer was William McGuire, Elite Studios, Maryborough. McGuire closed this studio in May 1886 - so Rudolph and his parents must have left England very soon after his birth if the photo was taken in Queensland less than 3 months later. Or perhaps McGuire took the photo at a later time, and used his Maryborough card stock to attach the photo.

      He left the Catholic faith because he was disenchanted with the Catholic priesthood. Apparently he saw some priests urinating in the street outside a wine establishment, wrote a letter to the church but never heard back - so he voted with his feet and left the Catholic faith.

      Rudolph Alphonso had a very large family in Brisbane and their descendants are mainly based there today with some exceptions.

      Roma Scott Richardson (daughter of Albert Vincent) comments but is probably paraphrasing Muriel (daughter of Rudolph):

      “... Ruie [Rudolph] had a baritone voice and knew the whole of the opera Maritana ...”

  • Sources 
    1. [S228] DTH015 Death Richardson, William Albert, DTH015., named as a child of William Albert.

    2. [S168] BIR042 Birth Richardson, Rudolph, BIR042.

    3. [S2683] TRE107 Family tree - (descendancy report) - Antoni Jessen Kling 13 Oct 2013 (Sondra Stafford), TRE107.

    4. [S2760] BIR170 Birth Richardson, Rudolph Alfonso, BIR170.

    5. [S1867] ancestry.com Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

    6. [S312] MAR038 Marriage Richardson, William Albert and Mackareth, Mathilde, MAR038.

    7. [S974] MAR120 Marriage Richardson, William Albert and Mackereth, Mathilda, MAR120.

    8. [S2973] MAR134 Marriage Richardson, William Albert and Mackereth, Mathilda, MAR134.

    9. [S5375] TRE Family tree - Lindsay Carthew Family Tree on ancestry.com accessed 23 Aug 2016.

    10. [S325] MAR059 Marriage Richardson, Rudolph and Kling, Mary Catherine, MAR059.

    11. [S3058] MAr228 Marriage Richardson, Rudolph and Kling, Mary Catherine, MAR228.