Rev. Simon Peter Richardson

The Courant American
Cartersville, Georgia
June 22, 1899, page 2
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A Big Man Is Dead.
Rev. Simon Peter Richardson Passed Away at Macon.
Fifty Six Years a Minister.
Was the Most Noted Methodist Preacher in Georgia, and Had a Wonderful Career.
[Macon Telegraph.]

After a life of more than eighty-one years and fifty-six years labor in the Master’s vineyard, Rev. Simon Peter Richardson, D. D., passed peacefully and quietly away yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. W. M. Legg, on Washington avenue.  It was the death of a physical and intellectual giant, the strong frame remaining vigorous almost to the last, and the great intellect being active until within a few hours of his death.  The loss to Methodism and mankind is almost irreparable.  There are none to fill his place, as he was a character distinct in himself…..The interment will be at Riverside cemetery….Rev. Simon Peter Richardson was born in Newberry district, South Carolina, February 24, 81 years ago…It was in Florida that he married Miss Ayrledge, who survives him….Besides a heartbroken widow, Mr. Richardson leaves the following children: Judge J. E. Richardson, of Alabama; Col. Charles Richardson, of Tacoma, Wash.; Col. Geo. Richardson, of Macon, Miss.; Simon Peter Richardson, of Shelton, Wash.; Mrs. George E. Price, of Texas; Mrs. P. O. Clark, of Augusta, Ga.; Mrs. W. M. Legg, of Macon; Mrs. Col. Fred Ball, of Montgomery and Mrs. J. F. Boughton, of Madison, Ga. [This is a long obituary, containing a summary of Rev. Richardson’s career.]


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