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RICHARDS, Thomas


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    Johnstown Daily Tribune, 23 Jul 1902, Contributed by Sharon Trosan

Thomas Richards died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Park Logan, New Street, Twelfth ward, at 6 o'clock last evening. Mr. Richards had been sick for the past eight years with miner's asthma, though able to be about until one month ago when he took his bed. He was conscious to the last.

Thomas Richards was born at Cornwall, Eng., in 1826, and was a brother of John Richards of Morrellville. In 1860 the deceased and Miss Mart Hart were married in Cornwall and six years later Mr. Richards came to Johnstown and began working in the Cambria Company's ore mine under the late James Morley. Mrs. Richards joined him here one year after his arrival. From 1884 to 1892 Mr. Richards was employed as a miner in the Rolling Mill Mine.

Mrs. Richards died in the Twelfth ward ten years ago and since her death, Mr. Richards and his only son, Thomas H. Richards, have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Logan. Mrs. Logan being the only daughter of the deceased.

The funeral will take place at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Logan residence, where the Rev. D. Silas T. Mitchell, p stor of the Franklin street M. E. Church will conduct the obsequies. Interment will be made in Grand View Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Messrs. Abraham Ashman, Charles Caddy, Thomas Davy, James Draper, Luther Levergood, and Samuel Warren.

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