1897: Inventor of False Teeth Dying

Middletown, Conn., March 27.–W. Wiltshire Riley, residing at Cromwell, received probably fatal injuries last night by falling down his cellar stairs. Mr. Riley is over 89 years old. When a practicing dentist in Columbia, O., Mr. Riley invented false teeth, which has brought him in over $50,000.

From The Pittsburgh Post (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), Sunday, March 28, 1897.

 

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