Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     FRED H. RICHARDSON.  One of the enterprising and promising young business men of Ritzville, Washington, is Fred H. Richardson, a grain buyer in the employ of the Tacoma Warehouse and Elevator Company.  Mr. Richardson was born in Steuben county, Indiana, June 30, 1875, but might almost be classed as one of the "native sons," since Ritzville has been his home since his twelfth year of age.  He passed through the grammar school here, after which he took a commercial course in the Wilson Business college of Seattle which gave him a thorough education as a bookkeeper and man of business.  After leaving school he at once engaged with his father in the grain buying business, but in 1902 the senior Richardson removed to Quincy, Washington, since which time our subject has been with his present company,
     Mr. Richardson is a member of Prairie Queen lodge, K. of P., of Ritzville, as well as a member and local secretary of the National Association of Book-Keepers and Accountants.  He belongs also to Wheatland lodge, No. 95, Ritzville, I. O. G. T., and is a Democrat, though not an active man in his party.
     Fred H. Richardson is the only son of David and Viola (Hoffman) Richardson, both now living at Quincy, Douglas county.  The father was born in Michigan and the mother in the state of New York.  David Richardson is a land owner, and is proprietor of the townsite of Ouincy.
     Our subject has one sister, Blanche, wife of Clarence L. Holcomb, prosecuting attorney of Adams county.
     Fred H. Richardson is a man of exemplary habits, straight-forward and honorable characteristics and unquestioned integrity.  He has friends without number, and is regarded as being a young man of such general qualifications as to insure him future success in the social and business world.