F. A. Richards was born in Maine in 1844. He was reared on a farm, and in 1862 enlisted in the Nineteenth Maine
Infantry, and served three years; was in the battles of Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and several others. Was honorably
discharged at Augusta, Maine, in 1865. Came thence to Hastings and worked in a saw mill for three years, then engaged
in trucking business nine years. In 1878, started in the livery, having since continued. He formed a partnership
with Mr. Ferry, the firm known as Richards and Ferry. Married in 1869 to Anna A. Simmons. Ada, Mary, Etta and Ralph
are their children.
The History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings.
By J. Fletcher Williams.
North Star Publishing Company.
Dakota County, MN
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