Richard D. Riggs, an old resident of Coffeyville and Montgomery county, known to most of the citizens as uncle Dickey Riggs died at 10 o'clock Monday morning of dropsy of the heart. Deceased was 74 years of age and was born in April 1823 in Indiana. He came to Kansas in 1870 in the month of June. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a wife and five children, all boys. The funeral will occur Tuesday from the late residence in the north part of the city. Interment will be made at the Elmwood cemetery. The former pastor of the Presbyterian church, Rev. S. D. Jewell, has been telegraphed for at Butler, Mo., and is expected to preach the funeral sermon.
The funeral of the late Richard D. Riggs occurred Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock from the late residence on Third street. Interment was made at the Elmwood cemetery. Rev. S.D. Jewell, formerly pastor of the Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a member, came down from Butler, Mo., and preached the funeral sermon.
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