Birth: May 9, 1880 Cornwall, England Death: Dec. 17, 1944 Kern County California, USA RICHARDS, WILLIAM JOHN Funeral services will be held in the Assembly of God Chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday for William Jon Richards, 64, who passed away Sunday evening, December 17, at his home, at 414 Olive Street. Mr. Richards was born in Cornwall, England May 9, 1880 and came to the United States 37 years ago and to Taft, 35 years ago. He was employed by the Norwalk Oil Company at this time of death. The deceased is survived by his widow Emily Hosking Richards; three sons, Lewis of Taft, Thomas of Maricopa, and Courtney of Ventura; 5 grandchildren, and one sister in England. The body is at the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home and friends may call until noon on Wednesday. The Reverend John R. Duncan will officiate and interment will be in the West Side Cemetery.Bakerfield Californian Newspaper Dec 19, 1944