Thomas Richards died at his home, 746 West North street Sunday morning at 3 o'clock of a complication of diseases. He was born in London, England, June 14, 1851 and came to the United States when a young man. He was united in marriage in 1887 to Miss Elizabeth Owens at Bluffs. Three children were born to this union, Nina May, Margaret Ethel, and Thomas Burton. The latter preceded him in death. He is also survived by one brother, W. H. Richards and one sister, Mrs. Mary Bourn, both of this city.
Mr. Richards was a member of Shiloh Methodist church and lived a consistent Christian life.
Funeral services will be held from Grace church this afternoon at 3 o'clock in charge of the Rev. F. B. Madden with burial in Ebenezer cemetery.