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J. Osborne Riches ( - 1886)
"Death of Mr. J. Osborne Riches.—The death is announced of Mr. J. Osborne Riches. In his early years he entered the office of Mr. D. Davis, Ocean Collieries, rose until the management of that extensive business was placed in his hands, then himself became proprietor of collieries, still retaining the management of the Ocean Collieries. He retired a short time since, having accumulated a large fortune in collieries, railway shares, &c."