Monday, February 7, 2011

Lewes People of Interest.

The Daily Nevada State Journal new edit
Contributed by Harrison

Description: Dr. Rodney Hall Richardson of /Lewes, Delaware Doctoring Nevada Piutes at Pyramid Lake Reservation.

Date: October 6 1887

Source: newspapre archives

Page/Column: Town & Country Section

Nevada Agency, Nevada - Thursday Oct. 6, 1887:

Dr. Rodney Hall Richardson, of Lewes, Delaware, who was recently appointed Agency Physician of Nevada Agency, Nevada, arrived at Pyramid Lake Reservation last Sunday. The doctor is a 26 year old, a genial young man, and it is hoped that he will meet with success in his practice with the Piutes.

[ Dr. Robinson is the son of Ephraim and Eliza Landreth Hall Richardson of Lewes, Delaware. Mr. Richardson is a grocery merchant at that place, having moved there from Snow Hill Maryland where he was born, when married Eliza Hall, a daughter born in 1834, to Dr. Henry F. Hall and his wife Hester Rodney, both of Lewes. They also have a daughter, Allena. Eliza's grandfather, Joseph Hall, was also a physician at Lewes in the late 1700's. The Hall family are descendant of David Hall, a Mayflower descendant. Dr. Richardson married Penelope Plummer in 1888 in Indiana. Her parents were George Fayette Plummer of Dorchester county Maryland and Lavinia Jane Layton of Georgetown, Delaware. Rodney and Penelope had a daughter, Dorothy, born 21st February 1894 in the State of Oregon.]

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