Immediately after graduating, he went to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he taught Latin
and Natural Sciences in a Young Ladies' Seminary for two years. He spent his
afternoons, during a large part of this time, in the study of anatomy and physiology, and
also attended one course of lectures on those subjects, not so much with a view to
practice medicine as to get an insight into those branches. In September, 1866, he
returned to the East, and entered Andover Theological Seminary, where he graduated
after the full course in July, 1869. He received a call to become pastor of the
Congregational Church at Plymouth, New Hampshire, which he accepted, and was
ordained and installed over that church on September 30, 1869.
He continued his labors there with good results until the Summer of 1873, when
he received a call from the First Congregational Church at Keene, New Hampshire,
which he accepted, and was installed July 10, 1873. He remained here for ten years. On
June 1, 1883, at a meeting of the First Congregational Church of Nashua, New
Hampshire, he received a unanimous call to become their pastor at a salary of $2,200
and parsonage. This call he decided to accept, and on July 29, 1883, he preached his
farewell sermon at Keene, to a congregation which filled the church to overflowing,
settees being placed in the aisles. He left with the hearty respect and good will of the
people, as was attested at a farewell sociable, when he was presented, on behalf of the
Sabbath school, with an elegant gold watch, chain and charm. On the outside of the
watch is engraved an exact picture of the First Congregational Church of Keene, while
upon the inside is a suitable inscription. He received from the church and society a
Remington type-writer. To Mrs. Richardson was presented a handsome silver service of
seven pieces, and to each of the children a handsome silver napkin ring.
The pastors of the churches of other denominations in the city gave a supper to
Mr. and Mrs. Richardson, and put on record a resolution expressing regret at the
separation, and extending best wishes for their future success and blessing. He was
installed as pastor of the First Congregational Church at Nashua, New Hampshire, on
August 30, 1883, and continues his labors there up to the present time. He has the
reputation of being a very able preacher.
In 1879 lie was elected a Trustee of Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, New
Hampshire, and for the past three years lie has been a Trustee of the New Hampshire
Missionary Society. In politics, he is a Republican.
He was married January 18, 1871, to Miss Annie Dearborn, of Plymouth, New
Hampshire. She was a graduate of Mount Holyoke Seminary, and a teacher there for
They have five children, Walter Dearborn, born July 10, 1872; Annie Pearl, born
April 27, 1874; Florence H., born June 6, 1875; Elizabeth G., born April 26, 1877, and
Margaret P., born December 4, 1879.
of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" complied by
John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884,