Mr. Richards was born in Oconto on November 19, 1869 and left for Chicago as a very young man. He died in a Chicago hospital on January 23 following a short illness. Funeral rites were held in Our Lady of Victory church, with burial in Chicago.
He is survived by his wife, two sons. Louis Jr. and John, both of Chicago; five grandchildren; three brothers, Frank of Berwyn, Fred of Green Bay and Gilbert of Oconto Falls, and one sister, Lillian, Mrs. Rymer of this city. Mr. Richards who was best known to his Oconto county friends as "Poly", was a barber.