updated 2014 June 18.
  William (Billy) Richardson
W3 William Richardson b. 1859 - 1933
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William Richardson B. 1859
pic of the 4 children of
William Richardson B. 1859

pic taken in 1912

A brief biography of William RICHARDSON B. 1859 was published in the book The Tread of the Pioneers written by Joseph H. Metcalfe, 1932
In this book, William is referred to as "Billy Richardson" and is described as a great "booster" of Manitoba. Apparently he did many things to promote the young province, including donating the land on which they built the golf course in the town of Portage La Prairie - for this, he was given membership number 001.

Somebody at the University of Manitoba has indexed all the names mentioned in this book and put it online in a PDF document

From "Memorable Manitobans"
Who’s Who in Western Canada: A Biographical Dictionary of Notable Living Men and Women of Western Canada

"Real estate broker.
Born at Portsmouth, England on 20 November 1859, son of William and Jane Richardson, the family emigrated to Canada in 1861. He was educated at the Grammar School of Kingston, Ontario and the Commercial College at Belleville, Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1878 and settled at Portage la Prairie. In the fall of 1881, he entered the real estate business. He was also president of Western Radiators Limited and president of the Portage Garage Company. In 1911, Richardson was a partner in the firm of Richardson & Ferris at Portage la Prairie.
In 1880, he married Sarah G. Parker of Treherne, Manitoba. They had five sons: William, Herbert, Stanley, John, and Frank. He was a member of the Portage Country Club and the COF.
Recreation: shooting. He was a director of the Portage Hospital Board. Conservative; Anglican.
He died on 18 December 1933, in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba."
from  http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/richardson_w.shtml
on the site of the Manitoba Historical Society
W1 William Richardson
W2 William Richardson b. 1828 d. 1876
W3 William (Billy) Richardson b. 20 Nov 1859 d. 18 Dec 1933
- born in Portsmouth, England
- christened 1860 Feb 19 in Saint Thomas, Portsmouth
- moved to Kingston, Ontario as a child
- moved to Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1878
- married 1 Nov 1881 Sarah (Sally) Parker of Port Hope, Ontario
- made and lost a fortune in the real estate business
- died in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
- his wife lived to be 100
- had 5 sons
W4 William (Wiebe) Richardson b. 1883 d. 1953
- born / died in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
- worked on the Alaska Highway
- no descendants
Herbert S. Richardson b. 1886 d. 1940
m. D. Brown
- three daughters
John (Jack) R. Richardson
- lived in Calgary, married a widow
- no known descendants
Frank Boswick Cameron Richardson b. 1894 d. 1974
- born / died in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
m. Reita Taylor b. 1898 d. 1970
- two daughters and one son
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screen capture from the Manitoba government website showing William Richardson's involvement with the Portage Country Club


2006 May 19, Tim found a lot of information on  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3183790&id=I627328195
about Sarah Parker