Archie L. Richardson (B 3/31/93 D 1/26/27)

Archie was the youngest of the sons. He was born in Box Iron and served in the Army in WWI from 5/25/1918 to 6/9/1919. He belonged to Co B of the 310th Machine Gun Battalion and went overseas from 7/9/18 to 5/27/19. He served at Avocourt Sector; Meuse Argonne and Troyan Sector; Meuse Argonne.

Archie suffered from a gas attack at the German lines which led to his eventual demise. His health declined after the war and was treated at Walter Reed Hospital in April of 1926 and transfered to Asheville, NC for further treatment. He returned to Peninsula General Hospital in Salisbury, MD in October of 1926 and died in Pine Bluff Sanitarium in Salisbury, January 26, 1927.

Archie was buried by the Hill and Johnson Funeral Home. In the family plot with his mother and father in Parsons Cemetery, Salisbury, MD. The balance of Archies estate of $389.57 went to his mother Margaret Matilda Richardson which was what was left after undertakers fees and payment to George E. Richardson Sr. for money he was owed.

Carolyn Richardson McMurran remembers: "My father and mother drove my grandmother and my sister and me to the sanitarium at Oteen, near Nashville, to see Archie. Children were not allowed in the hospital, so I didn't see him. I recall that my mother was nervous because many of the guests where we stayed were coughing constantly and she thought that they were TB outpatients of the santitarium. Archie was said to have been "gassed"."

December, 1996 - research from collection of George Elwood Richardson, III