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firm of Richards Bros., 504
Youge street, Toronto, was
born on the 12th of August, 1S4z, at
Birmingham, Eiig. He is a son of
Abram Richards, of Greet, in the same
county. He received his early educa-
tion in Birmingham in his native land,
and while yet a mere youth, entered
the employ of a gas and steam fitting
establishment. He came to Canada in
1S7o and settled ill Toronto. In IS72
lie entered into partnership with his
brother Alfred in the plumbing, steam
and gas fitting business, and succeeded
in building up a large trade. Mr.

Richards is in every respect a self-made man, and is thoroughly conversant with true business principles. In religion he is a Baptist, and takes an active part in the work of Emanuel Church. He is also Past Grand Master of the Canadian Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity, and a member of the Executive Board, and is also a member of the Masonic Order, the Royal Arcanum, etc. In politics he is a Conservative and a true son of his adopted country. He was married on the iSth of December, 1S65, to Catherine Hurley, daughter of Win. Hurley, Gloucester, Eng.


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