Highlights of article in Indianapolis Star (there is a photo of him too – quite dapper) 26 March 1918
Death yesterday Maj. Wm J Richard Civil War vet – linked with Indianapolis newspapers. 78 years old. 1st Assoc editor of Lafayette Journal – worked for Laf News – Indianapolis Press – many years pres of Boys Club – Vice commander of Indiana Loyal Legion; Born Owen Co IN May 15, 1840 Maj Richards was educated at Waveland Collegiate Institute which after was merged with Wabash College from which he grad in 1861. Studied law – Co H 38th Vol Inf – long genealogy of Richards family dates back before Edward III of England – marr Mary Alice Hoover d/o Alex & Melinda Hoover – she died a few years ago – he was the 3rd of 10 children – Joseph 5 years younger became general attorney of Missouri Pacific – Wallace 5 years older died age 28 while in the quartermaster dept during Civil war – son Hugh R – grandson Wm Wallace Richards; two sisters, Mrs. Wm Allison of NY and Mrs. RS Hamilton of Roswell NM and two brothers Charles and Joseph H (Ft Scott Ks) Charles Iola, KS.