Florence Ida Richardson was the youngest of the
five children born to Robert Fletcher Richardson II and Rosetta Dexter Richardson.
It appears he was one of the victims of the severe flu pandemic of 1918.
This is Florence when she was a little girl.
The recipient of this missive was the youngest and the only remaining of Robert's siblings, his sister Eva Irene Richardson. Eva married George Thompson and was always known as Nellie from that time on. Nellie was also born in Topsham, Vermont and later lived in the Dakota Territory and later yet in the Washington Territory in the Palouse. When her husband died she returned to Wisconsin to live near her niece, Ella Jane Stevens Sherwood. It took quite a while to figure out that Nellie and Eva were the same person as she was referred to as Eva almost exclusively when young and then as an older adult was always Nellie. At the time this was written, Robert and Nellie were the only two siblings left of the original eight.