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John Richards ( -1880)
1880 Obituary 
IT is with deep regret that we announce the death of Mr. John Richards, whose name is so familiar from the position he occupied, was a mechanical engineer, and from his numerous writings, many of which have appeared in our columns.
Mr. Richards was born at Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in December, 1834, but when very young he was removed with his family to the southern part of Ohio.....[more]