Branch: U. S. Army

   Rank:  Unknown

   Status: Died of wounds

   Date of Service: WWII

   Home Town: Clover Township

Rollin Richardson’s headstone in Clover Cemetery

Rollin Howard Richardson was born July 25, 1920 in Clover Township, Clearwater County to Ervin “Ted” and Helen Iva Parks Richardson. Both Helen and Ted were Minnesota natives who met and married in 1911. They lived in Olmstead County for a time when they were first married near where Helen’s parents farmed. Rollin was named after Helen’s father Rollin Parks.

Four children were born to Ted and Helen: Lucille in 1909, Ruth in 1914, John J. in 1918, Rollin in 1920, and Raymond in 1925. By the time John was born the family had moved to northern Minnesota and established a farm in Clover Township. Rollin attended country school through the eighth grade, then went to work helping out his father and his brother-in-law Victor Johnson on their respective farms.

Rollin registered for the draft on February 15, 1942, when he was 21 years old. He was employed by Walter Torgerson in Leonard at the time. He was 5’10” tall, 176 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Rollin married Carol Adeline LiaBraaten, daughter of Albin and Clara LiaBraaten of Gully.

There is no information available at this time about Rollin’s military service except that he was inducted into the U.S. Army and died of wounds on April 23, 1945 while serving his country in Germany. His family buried him in Clover Cemetery. He was 24 years old.