Thursday, November 09, 2006

Hamilton Richardson, Rest in Peace

Ham Richardson, an American tennis great and Rhodes Scholar who overcame diabetes to reach the top ranks of American tennis for more than a decade died on Sunday night. He was the father of a dear friend, Ken. our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Here is the New York Times' obit, and here is Tennis Week's.


Richardson Descendant said...

In researching a Hamilton Richardson who was part of my family history (b. 1820 in NY, d. 1906 in WI, m. Caroline Pease), I discovered this gentleman with the same name. It sounds like Hamilton F. accomplished a lot in his life..

Am wondering if Ham. F. is a descendant of the Ham. P. Richardson in our family?
Thank you.

motibutton said...

I'm also a Hamilton Richardson descendant -- the same Hamilton Richardson you wrote about. He was my great-grandfather. My grandfather was his son, Victor Pease Richardson.

I have been searching around every once in a while to see if I can find any relatives. I live in Chicago, which is only about 90 minutes from Janesville, WI.

My grandfather married Mary Dimock and they had three daughters, one of whom was my mother. My mother's twin was named Caroline Pease.

I can't say whether Ham. F. is one of our relatives or not but it would be interesting to find out.