Mary Richardson
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Mary Richardson

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Mary F. Richardson
Born 1940s.
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Mary Richardson served in the Iraq War
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Mary Richardson is a member of the US Southern Colonies Project.
Mary Richardson is a Project Member of Military and War Project.
Mary Richardson is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.
Mary Richardson is a Project Member of the Texas Project.
Mary Richardson survived Typhoons in Zama, Japan and Shimoda, Japan on 18 July 1966 and Aug 1968
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Meet Our Member Mary Richardson
Descendant of Robert Bruce, of Scotland.
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Mary Richardson has Scottish Ancestors.
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Mary Richardson is a Wonderful WikiTreer.
This profile is part of the Richardson Name Study.

Genealogy research: 45% Scottish, 50% English.

DNA shows:
Wall hanging.

50% Europe West 32% Ireland

11% Great Britain
6% Scandinavia

When I asked my grandmother, Mary Cate where our family came from, she answered: nothing much. Thus I began my genealogy journey..

Born in Amarillo, Texas. [1]:Lived in Spearman, Texas[2]:School, Spearman, Texas..

College- University of North Texas, MS Medical Technology
Married Ronnie Joe Garcia, a Texan, in Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Dallas, TX [3]

Career: Medical Technologist -Parkland Hospital, (Dallas. Tx- 3 yrs), Wilford Hall Hospital, Lackland AFB (S.A.), 3 yrs, Texas Genetics Cytogenetic Lab Supervisor 30 yrs (Diagnosing genetic errors, Denton, Texas)
Husband: Captain, Vietnam War veteran

Passport photo

Lived in: Dallas, TX, San Antonio, TX, Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan and Sagamihara, Japan during Vietnam War, San Antonio, TX, Denton, TX

Children: - Daughter and Son and families live in Texas
5 Grandchildren

(2) Granddaughters, (3) Grandsons live in Texas
Gr Grandson:( 1) and Gr Granddaughter live in Texas

Oct, 2021 August Lawrence Lock and Mary began their relationship.
January, 2022, August L Lock and Mary Richardson Garcia decided to marry. Their children suggested they move in with each other.. The couple lived together.


They moved to Inspired Living Feb 20, 2022 to live together. They shared many wonderful life events and happiness together until his death May 16, 2023.. Richardson-7161 01:08, 22 May 2023 (UTC)

Gus Lock is 28 Degrees from Mary Richardson through the McAlpins, according to the Connection Finder.


  1. "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 January 2015), Mary Frances Richardson, 13 Feb 1940; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. United States Census, 1940;
  3. Marriage: Mary Richardson & Ronnie Garcia


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Digital Afterlife

  • Digital Afterlife Instructions

In event of my untimely death or incapacitation I request the profiles that I manage, be managed by the following 4 WikiTreers only: I specify that Allan Harl Thomas Allan Thomas manage the Alamo Defenders' profiles. Space:Defenders_in_the_Battle_of_the_Alamo and the McAlpin profiles. If not the 189-200 Alamo Defenders be managed by Paula J Paula J. I ask that Paula J manage the last profile of Gus August L Lock. The other profiles be managed by Lynette Jester. I ask that Terry Wright manage the Space pages. I hereby give permission for all private profiles and public that I'm managing to be transferred to the following WikiTree Members:

  • Allan Thomas note- Allan has passed away Richardson-7161 21:16, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
Paula J
Terry Wright
Lynette Jester
Richardson-7161 10:25, 25 April 2015 (ED

Some WikiTree cousins:
Name Relation Degree
Robert II Stewart, Scotland 18th g grandfather Scotland King
Patrick Stewart Ledcreich 5th g grandfather Scotland
Paula J 11th Cousin Terry Wright 13th Cousin Australia
Allan Thomas 8th Cousin 2 X

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my friend Terry made this

Mary & Memory Quilt

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Simmons Family pg 47(55)]


  1. "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 January 2015), Mary Frances Richardson, 13 Feb 1940; from "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2005); citing Texas Department of State Health Services.
  2. United States Census, 1940;
  3. Marriage: Mary Richardson & Ronnie Garcia
  • "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2019), Mary F Richardson in household of Eugene N Richardson, Spearman, Justice Precinct 1, Hansford, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 98-1, sheet 8A, line 20, family 164, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4051.

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Hi Mary, I'm exploring Wigtownshire, Scotland and the name Mary Richardson came up on a Rootsweb page for Kirkinner Parish. Same as you?

slainte' Beth

posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hi Mary,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

Hi Still Active in this project.

I am happy with the current team. thanks for checking in,

Mary Richardson

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

Thanks for letting me know and thank you for the work you do on our Scottish ancestors.


HI Mary, I just read a short biography of your kinsman, Rupert Richardson in my History of Stephens County book and it was inspiring to me. Did you know he grew up in my county? He and his family lived not far from my grandparents. There are a number of Richardsons who were there. Don’t know how many now. Lula
posted by Lula (Tuttle) Sinnott
Leave a message for others who see this profile. Help If you prefer to keep it private, se
posted by Mary Richardson
Mary, rather than clicking Thank yous for ALL that you do, here's one huge Thanks :)
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Yes, I remain an active member of the USSC project. Kindly continue me as such.
posted by T Stanton
Thank you for checking in, T. I marked you as Active and remaining in the SoCOL project.
posted by Mary Richardson
mary you left a message for Billie her husband just passed on june 4 she may not get back to you
posted by Mary (Gulish) G.
Thanks Mary! Great to get Dicey cleaned-up! I think I am all done. Does she need anything special from the Military and war project? Notables? Should she be PPP and Project Managed?Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
edited by Mags Gaulden
This is the best source - for both Thomas and Dicey. No image of Thomas. one more of Dicey
posted by Mary Richardson
Hey Mary - Scanned through this and see issues with it. Like her birth. Ty!


posted by Mags Gaulden
Hi again Mary, question. regarding the =military= on profiles. and I know this old brain of mine remembers when I first joined the war and military project the military stickers and service I believe, we were putting them on top under the = Bio = and then I guess they decided to stop doing that and just leave the stickers up there and all the info in the timeline date. I was looking for an example and went to Pres Eisenhower and he is not a good example. Anyway, if you could take a look at the Gayman Ogbourn-5 that I just redid because I was informed it was confusing the way it was. And then the big one??? Should I go back and redo all of the profiles 1,000+ 1,000 and drop them down in the timeline? If that is so then guess if I keep my eye on the ball I might be done in a couple of years. Thank you
posted by Carole Taylor
Happy birthday in 2 days in case I miss it.
posted by Paula J
Thank you so much, Mary for all that you do!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hello Mary,

It's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from January 13-16, 2023. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

We hope you can join us!


PS For this event, "connecting" means that you add a profile from one of the links on an existing profile for parents, siblings, spouse, and children. The goal is to add as many linked profiles as possible.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
edited by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Mary, Kevin here. I have a question re: connecting an Unk Smith-197683 to Smith-75265. 1st Pre 1700 2nd ties to Am Rev Project. She is the wife of a Richard Caswell. Also listed as mother of Richard Caswell III. as she is not identified as sister to Wm Smith-75265 profile, I lose the family connection to the Caswell Line. Being unknown (first) name there is limited information. Relationships are established w all parties mentioned. ??-should she be connected to Wm Smith as sister? Also, somewhere in my reading I believe I read something about a William Smith being the first Gen of Fort McHenry. Your thoughts are appreciated. Happy New Year
posted by K Smith
William Smith looks to be the uncle of Richard Caswell III

Also wonder why his father didn't raise him, but father did die when was 10 years old..

It took me a while to figure it out.

If you can figure out how to show Richard Caswell as nephew to William Smith, that would be helpful.


posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Mary, I'm a newbie! Could you please add me to the Military War project and Great War project?

I am interested in adding the profiles of West Indian veterans and need two new categories for their regiments - where do I direct the request please? many thanks!

posted by D (Grosvenor) Crawford
Hi Mary, I've posted a new Challenge for the January 13th to 16th Connect-a-Thon. The Challenge is for members to work on US Civil War Soldiers during the Thon. If your interested here is a link to the Challenge Page:

Here's the link to the G2G question:

I Hope you'll join the fun.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hello and welcome to the American Revolutionary War (1776) Project. At the project home page you can find useful information:

If you want to add stickers, follow this

We use Google Groups for Project communication. While sign up is optional, it is highly recommended. When you request to join, be sure to include your Wikitree ID number and full name as it is shown on Wikitree.

You are signed up for the Profile improvement Team Beth Stephenson is your team leader.

Betty Norman is the leader of this project.

If you have other questions, Just ask.

Mary- Project Coordinator, 1776 and Military & War

posted by Mary Richardson
Thank you, again and always, for all of your super work with the So Col groups!
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Hello Mary,

I was wondering if you could please update the Texas Sticker to include an image of the Texas flag that has a black border on it?

Thank you much, Jud Stutz

P.S. I also was wondering if you would be interested in joining "Little Team on the Prairie" for the upcoming Connect-a-thon next weekend?

posted by Judi Stutz
Hello Mary,

Sorry for the late notice; it's Thon time again, this time the Connect-a-Thon! It will be from July 15-18, 2022. Do you want to participate with Team Cornbread Catchers in this Thon? Use this link to get to the G2G sign up post! Click answer and mention that you want to be on the Cornbread Catchers team!

We hope you can join us!


PS For this event, "connecting" means that you add a profile from one of the links on an existing profile for parents, siblings, spouse, and children. The goal is to add as many linked profiles as possible.

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hello Mary, how can we categorize George Beckwith

He played a large role in the American Revolution.

posted by Beryl Meehan
Hello Mary, I tried to responded to your message on my page. If you can find my answer on my Page? I will try to do Wiki Tree basics once a week. 90 percent is just beyond my skill level. Thank You. Debbie Freeman
posted by Debbie Freeman
Hi Mary, yes, still interested to be in the M&W & Southern Colonies Projects. Been away with some personal business but working my way back.

thanks for checking in!

posted by SJ Baty
Mary, thank you for all that you're doing with the SoCol VA team!


posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
I absolutely do still want to be involved in the 1776 project. Sorry about not responding to your previous message I was undergoing cancer treatment but I'm back! I was very active before and have contributed quite a bit, I would say, to the profiles of the project and was awarded a badge for those contributions a few months ago. So is there a direct link to the 1776 project I can't seem to find it? Everything has changed and it's just difficult to navigate now. It used to be so easy to find what you needed. Super confusing. I think I was looking for stickers last time. Has that changed too? Thank you. Eileen
posted by Eileen Bradley
edited by Eileen Bradley

Yes, still here, just a little 'slower' ! Steve

posted by Steven Bonnell

I wanted to update you with my activities in the Southern_Colonies project. Just completed April Connect-a-Thon with group Southern Sweepers. Added between 40 and 50 new profiles for North Carolina in the late 1600s to early 1800s. Updated existing profiles to some extent, connected new profiles to existing profiles for parents/children/spouses, and proposed merge for at least one pair of existing duplicate profiles. What fun!


posted by Cathie Stumpenhaus
Thank you Cathie. I didn't make it for this Connect-a-Thon. Do you feel you liked it as well as the 'Thon we had last year?
posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary,

(Copying you on this so you won't feel left out! I think I know your answer. Thank you for ALL you do!)

It's time for a 1776 Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know if you want to continue as a member of the project. We'd like to know:

  • If you are on the right team or if you'd like to make a change. It's a requirement that every 1776 Project member is a part of one of the project's teams, so if you're not assigned to a team, let us know which team you'd like to join.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what changes you'd like to see us make?

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the 1776 Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back.

Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Betty - 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Happy birthday, Mary!!! Hoping this is your best year yet!!
posted by Paula J
Thank you big time. It was a good day, best year yet (as you said), and just better with Gus beside me. Had La Madeleine take out food for lunch. Yummy.
posted by Mary Richardson

Please add Abraham Martin to the 10th NC , served at Germantown and Brandywine

Thanks, Bob

posted by Bob Tilley

Could you add Joseph Richardson to the Battle of Guilford Courthouse list. Thank you, Bob Tilley

posted by Bob Tilley
Please delete Category: 16th Engineers; 22nd Engineers, United States Army, World War I. It's an incorrect unit category.

Thanks. Natalie, M&W and Categorization Projects

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Mary I am working on the new challenge this week. I also have a great many family relatives from Carolinas. I noticed that in Williamsburg county there is not much for Cemeteries. I would be happy to work with you and your team to make improvements and additions to South Carolina. Thank you
Alice I am project coordinator for South Carolina after it became a state, and am Team Leader for the Province of South Carolina. I think you are talking about the cemeteries for Williamburg county, South Carolina. However you will need to send me your email address that WikiTree recognizes and I will add you to the Williamsburg County, South Carolina.

Mary - Project Coordinator, North and South Carolina

posted by Mary Richardson
Mary, would someone from Southern Colonies be willing to help us dig in to this South Carolina family? It's part of the WikiTree Challenge ending Wednesday and we're trying to decide if we have enough info to declare this Joachim Hudson profile to be conflated and in need of splitting:

posted by Karen Lowe
edited by Karen Lowe

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I still am with the Stewarts team. I doubt there is a McAlpin Team (the other branch of my father's family from Stirlingshire. I have used discord, but prefer google groups.. Although now am receiving the Scotland emails in a group. I am the project coordinator for Military and War and can tell you we have the Military and War Google group set up to send messages out each time.
posted by Mary Richardson
There is in fact a Clan MacAlpine team, if you are interested. You can find it here:

Let me know if you are interested in joining that team.

Digest emails are the default setting for Scotland Project, as there are times when it can get very busy. If you would like me to change your setting to each email, I can certainly do that, if you like.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Mary is without power in Texas. If you need any help, please feel free to contact me. I will do my best to assist you.


posted by Paula J
Hi, I need a little help. please see Ann Bassett-1556 PPP profile. I'm in trouble did not get the "923 PPP Without Project Account and with ProjectBox" I think but not sure that means a Project Team Leader needs to add them to the Managers??????????????????? Anything you can do or explain to me would be greatly appreciated. Carole
posted by Carole Taylor
Hi Mary,

Category: First Army, American Expeditionary Force (AEF), United States Army, World War I is not correct. that is the correct category to use. Thanks, Natalie

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott
Mary sorry to be a bother

under WW2 Project I require

Eventually I may put up to 1000 in it - slowly

Thanks for being there

posted by Geoffrey Raebel

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Category:RAF Coastal Command


posted by Geoffrey Raebel
I have a question about project 1776, of which I am new to.

I have gone through the more than 14 of my ancestors who are very likely revolutionary veterans (no tories found). Only 2 of those have 1776 icons in their wiki profiles, so I have some work to do.

However, neither of those 2 with icons have 1776-project listed among the profile managers. Is this correct? I was going to use those as examples, but now I'm not sure.

What is the relationship between the 1776-project (and its profile format) and having a 1776 icon on the profile?

posted by Jim Ward
edited by Jim Ward
I am still struggling with instructions for Project 1776. There is an explicit statement on the 1776 page that the subject profile needs to have Project-1776 as a profile manager. However, when I reviewed again all profile example on the 1776 page, none had project-1776 as a profile manager. Please explain what appears to be a contradiction.

I am posting this because I have received no response in trying to join the google group for 1776 communication.

posted by Jim Ward
edited by Jim Ward
Hi, jim. I am going to try to explain 1776 and WikiTree. It would help me if you send to me links of actual profiles of with your ancestors and the problems. I will answer on the private WikiTree email system which has more room.

This is a link for your own profile

This is a link to my profile page.

Mary ~ Project Coordinator Military and War, 1776, Civil War,

posted by Mary Richardson
Hello Mary,

The Appreciation Team Leaders are completing the six-month check in with all team members. Thank you for all your work thanking and appreciating WikiTree members.

I see you aren’t signed up for a task on our team Task List. Please let me know what you’re working on, so we can add it to the list. Or let me know if the Appreciation Team is no longer something you can keep up with.

Thank you again on behalf of all the Project Leaders for everything you do.

Emma :-)


I post Honor codes weekly on Wednesday

I post DNA messages weekly on Sunday .

I thank on g2g for those with Wonderful WikiTreers appreciation.

I manage the google group and introduce new members to the entire membership of Military and War, composed of WikiTree members who are involved in either Military and War, American Revolution, Civil War, World War II, World War I, War of 1812, and French and Indian War, etc. These members are a part of WikiTree.

posted by Mary Richardson
Thanks for the update, Mary! Emma
Hi, Mary my fellow Greeter!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Mary,

We're sad to inform you that the Black Sheep Project is being dissolved. All BSP's subprojects will be moved in pieces under the Notables Project as categories and perhaps as Teams, depending on interest. Witch Trials will become a subproject of Notables.

Your BSP project member badge will soon be removed. If you'd like to join the Notables project, please let one of us know and we'll get you a Notables badge.

Please email either of us if you have any questions and if you'd like to join the Notables project.

Thanks, Susan McNamee & Traci Thiessen ~Co-leaders, Black Sheep Project

posted by Susan McNamee
Sourcathon 2020 #186 etc etc etc etc etc
posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary! I created a profile for René Lefebvre (Lefebvre-2310) ( and was wondering if there was a category for the Sonnenburg concentration camp ( I didn't see one in the category search or while manually looking through the categories, but I wanted to double check. Thank you!
Fantastic match we have cousin...
Mary and Martha Garrett-5361 are 11th cousins once removed
posted by Martha Garrett

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