RICHARDSON, CHARLES S. - Park County, Colorado | CHARLES S. RICHARDSON - Colorado Gravestone Photos


Alma Cemetery
Park County,

Gravestone Inscription: Richardson Charles S. 1815 – 1890
Sophia R. 1814 – 1866
Harry H. 1848 - 1867

Note: The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.

Source: the following was taken from the Weekly Register-Call newspaper, (Central City, CO) Friday, October 24, 1890; Issue 19; col E. The obit is also in the Alma Bulletin October 18, 1890.


The Alma-Park county – Bulletin in it’s issue of October 18th contains the following: Grandpa Richardson, as he was known to all our citizens, passed away last Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the age of 75 years. His demise had not been expected as he was seen on the streets Wednesday. When he passed away a few of the neighbors were present.
The death of Charles Richardson removes from earth one of the foremost scientific men of the state and a man who enjoyed the respect of the community. Mr. Richardson’s life was a busy one. An extensive reader and correspondent for numerous mining journals, he possessed a large fund of information and in his conversations, he was interesting. Thus a familiar form has been withdrawn from view and a hand that has had much to do has released its hold.
He was born in London, England and when a young man, emigrated to this country and for over fifty years he has lead an active life in his profession, which he dearly loved.

Charles S. Richardson was born in London, England July 20, 1815, he graduated from the London School of Miens and some of his classmates are now eminent men of England. He was married to Sopia Boxall, September 1, 1853. In Jun, 1853, he turned his face towards the new world and located in New York, where he remained a short time and then drifted to Pennsylvania and Virginia, and entered into his profession as a civil and mining engineer, to his sagacity and knowledge of the formation of the strata of the earth. It is said that he directed the discovery of the coal in Pennsylvania.
After remaining in Virginia a number of years, he came to Colorado in 1870 and located in Central City. In 1876, he located in Alma and almost one of the first services he was employed for was a witness as an expert in the case of the government against Charles Hall and John Q. Rollins to obtain possession of the salt springs located near Platte Station. He then opened a mining engineer’s office here and was employed in ’76 and ’77 as an expert on the Dolly Varden mine. A large number of valuable drawings of this mine can be found among his collection of maps. Anyone examining his drawings will readily recognize the skill of a master, some of his work has been praised by high authority on civil engineering
Mr. Richardson was engaged often in experting properties in different sections of the state and has written articles on mining to the most prominent mining journals of American and England and if he had received the compensation from the mine owners that engaged his services, instead of being defrauded out of his just dues, he would have left a large fortune for his relatives. Mr. Richardson was a liberal contributor to the press and has written many articles for the Bulletin.
His wife died several years ago, also his son Harry. Robert Richardson now located at Minium and a daughter in New York are the only children living
His funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock and he was interred in Buckskin cemetery beside his wife and son.

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Submitted: 2/9/09 • Approved: 2/11/09 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22312-G0-S3

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