Susie was the daughter of John T. and Martha Lowery and was born in 1862 in Charlottesville, Virginia. In 1887, she married David J. Richardson in Manhattan, New York. By 1900, they were living in Allegheny City (now the North Side of Pittsburgh) with their two daughters Lilia and Marguerite. In 1909, husband David was convicted for his role in the 1908 collapse of the Cosmopolitan National Bank in Pittsburgh. He was sentenced to 5 years in prison and released early in 1912.
I found Susie's autograph book with signatures from 1879 through 1883 in a Pittsburgh antique store. It's slightly warped from apparent water damage and some of the pages are faded, but it contains many signatures and printed calling cards. Here are two of the signatures:
|From Susie Jane Lowery's autograph book dated 1879: Arthur von Senden|
in Pittsburgh, Pa. and George A. Walker in Fredericksburg, Va.
Some of the other people who signed the book include:
Flora A. Baker - Morgantown, West Virginia
Charles Black - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Isabel D. Boyce
Albert Cline - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
John M. Griffin - Fredericksburg, Virginia
John B. Hughes
Kate Mandis - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Sadie McCrum - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Florence Oliver - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
D.F. Sawhill - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Linda Word - Richmond, Virginia
I'd like to return the book to a descendant of Susie Jane Lowery Richardson, so let me know if she's in your family tree.