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ADAMS, Eugene well known in Riverton and vicinity died las Monday morning at 2 oclock following an illness of six months with diabetes.  Mr. Adams was born in Dayton Wyoming, October 16, 1892.  He is survived by a wife two sisters, Mrs. Leslie Wright and Miss Lenimal Adams, a brother Harry and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adams.

Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Adams, Rev. G. W. Racer officiating.  Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

Riverton Review Friday May 25, 1917

ALLEN, Mary Elloise the six months daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen died Tuesday afternoon of an obstruction of the bowels.  The little one had been ailing but a few days and  her death came as a great shock to the family who have the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.  Funeral services were held at the Catholic church by Father Keller at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon interment following in the Oddfellows cemetery.  Wyoming State Journal September 8, 1911

ALTON, Mrs. S. Alton of Milford, this county.  died suddenly of paralysis at Salt Lake City on Tuesday.   She had been visiting with relatives at that place for some time. Her death was unexpected.  her last letter received from her containing no indications that she was in poor health. About thirty years ago she suffered a paralytic stroke. and had completely recovered from it. She was 60 years of age on the 10th of February last.
The funeral was to have been held at Milford this afternoon, but owing to the train on the Union Pacific missing connection with the Colorado & Southern at  Cheyenne, the services will not take place until tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at 1 oclock. Rev Dr.  Schepp will go to Milford to conduct the services and interment will take place in the Milford cemetery.  Mrs., Alton had been a widow for the past ten years. She leaves four children to mourn her death C. F. Andrews of Scotts Bluffs. Neb.. J. A.  Andrews,  S. Alton and Mrs. Bertha I.ockard of Milford All will be prsent to see her laid away in her last resting place.  Lander Eagle March 10, 1911

AMORETTI, Eugene Sr.----Telegrams were received from Omaha last Monday announcing the death of On. E. Amoretti Sr.  The funeral party consisting of his widow and Mesers E. Amoretti Jr. and P. J. Creedon, arrived at Lander with the remains Tuesday evening, having been joined at Glen Rock by Hon. And Mrs. J. E. Higgins.  The party was met at the station by the members of the family here, the city council, those connected with the First National Bank and Central Trust Company and other friends who took charge of the casket and conveyed it to the family residence, where it remained until the funeral Thursday morning at 10 oclock.

Mr. Amoretti was on his way up from Florida to spend the summer at Lander as usual, when he was taken ill at Omaha, and his condition became so serious that his son Eugene was summoned by telegraph.  The latter was at  his ranch on Wind river at the time, but upon receipt of the message made a hurried trip to Lander and took the train for Omaha the following morning.  He found his father much better and improving, so that it was thought he would recover.  But the hot weather and the weakness resulting from his severe attack were against him and he died suddenly on July 3rd  after a comfortable morning and in the midst of preparations for his removal to a hospital in the city for more quiet surroundings.

Eugene Amoretti Sr. was born in 1821 at Villafranca, Nice, then a province of Italy.  He left home at an early age to try his fortune in America, and a history of his extensive travels and experiences would read like a romance.  He spent several years in California in the midst of the gold excitement of the 1860s , engaged in the mercantile business, and visited Central and South America  several times in that connection.  After various experiences he came to South Pass, Wyoming, in 1868, and became interested in mining, at the same time conducting general stores at that place, Atlantic City and Miners Delight, trading with the miners, settlers and Indians and participating in the dangers and excitements of frontier life.  He removed to Lander in 1877 and engaged in the mercantile business, later opening a private bank here, which was later merged into the present First National Bank of which he has been president since its incorporation in 1892.  He also established a bank at Thermopolis some years later and was for several years president of the First National Bank of that place.  At the time of his death he was president of the Shoshone National Bank of Cody, Wyoming, and the private bank of Amoretti, Barclay & Co. at Bridger, Montana.  He was also president of the local electric light company and prominently identified with many other business enterprises, although during the latter years of his life his winters were spent in the milder climate of Florida, where he owned and managed an orange grove.  He was prominent in a public way, having served as the first mayor of Lander and as a member of the legislature from Fremont county and in other positions.  He was a member of the local Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges and of Mount Horeb Chapter of R. A. M. and of Hugh de Payen Commandery K. T.

Mr. Amoretti was in many ways a remarkable man and a useful man in his generation, whose picturesque figure will not soon be forgotten.  He was a man of broad sympathies and ripe experience.  No worthy charity was ever turned away from him empty handed and he gave liberally to public purposes in the upbuilding of his favorite town, county and state.  Among other Benefactions he donated the block where the court house now stands and joined his associates in gifts of sites for the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches and for the public library.  He was a builder and erected several business blocks and two additions to the town of Lander bear his name.  He was never happier than when engaged in some plan for the material growth  of the town.

He was married three times.  His first marriage was in Italy in 1851 and his first wife died in 1884.  He married Miss Reed at Lander in 1885, who died at Cody in 1901.  He was married again in 1903 to Miss Alec, who survives him.

He leaves a widow, who by her devotion and care, added to the comfort of his declining years and has won a place in the hearts and affections of his friends.  A daughter, the wife of Hon. J. E. Higgins of Glenrock, and a son Eugene Amoretti Jr. who was the first white child born at South Pass and has lived at Lander from boyhood. 

The funeral services were held from the Church of Immaculate Conception,  with high mass given by Reverend Father Borup of the Saint Stephens Mission.  The pallbearers were the following, J. Lamereux, A. D. Lane, Abram Fosher, F. G. Burnett, H. G. Nickerson, W. N. Coalter, E. T. St. John, Edward Farthing Sr., William OBrien, Samuel Iiams, J. A. McAvoy, and Charley Allen.  Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Wyoming State Journal July 8, 1910


ANGELO, Zelma Lee---The people of Dubois and vicinity were greatly shocked and grieved when the news of the death of the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Angelo reached them. Little Zelma Lee was born at the present home of the family on September 20th 1906.  and lived only four short years to brighten the home from which she passed away September 1910.  She was an unusually loveable child and always had a bright smile for those around her.

This bud just ready to open was snatched from the home so unexpected that her death comes as a serious blow to her parents.  Her sickness was of only a few hours duration.  Tuesday she appeared well and happy, playing as usual.  Shortly after midnight on Wednesday she passed away.  Everything that loving care of parents, relatives and kind neighbors could do was no avail.

The funeral services were held at St. Thomas church on Friday, September 2, the remains were interred near the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Nicol in Dubois.  The bereaved parents and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community in their hour of grief.  Wyoming State Journal September 23, 1910

BILLICOCK, John was born in Cornwall, England sixty six yearn ago. and when five years of age he came, with his parents. to Canada, and three years later moved to Vermont and from there to Iowa where the boy lived until the breaking out of the Civil War. Then a mere boy, he answered the call of the Bugle, and went down to the war from beginning to end, lending the- tread of his boyish feet to the host that made the Continent rumble. On many a hard fought battle field he spent his days and nights.
After the war he wont to Chicago, and from there drifted westward and soon became engaged in mining which he followed with varying success the rest of his days.
In the early days of South Pass, he married Ellen Carey and together they have pleasantly journeyed down the path of life    During all these years the deceased was afflicted with partial blindness. which, however, never changed his disposition, and he was always the same kind husband and gentle father.
He was a resident of Lander for many years and on the 19th of Sept. at 5 a. m., he quietly stepped out into the dawn of another life. Several  members of the family were present when .he answered the final bugle call.
On the 23rd of September, in the presence of the family and friends the remains were laid to rest with the impressive services of the Episcopal church There were many beautiful floral tributes.  Wind River Mountaineer October 1, 1909

BRAGG, Charlotte (King)-----Last Friday evening in Denver Mrs. Robert Bragg passed to the Great Beyond surrounded by those who loved her and had watched at her bedside for many long weary weeks. 

Charlotte King was born in London, England September 23, 1843, April 21st, 1870 she was united in marriage to Robert Bragg, coming to Wyoming in 1871.  For several years the lived in Green River where Mr. Bragg followed his occupation of contractor and builder.  Later they came to the Lander valley where Mr. Bragg, in 1881 embarked in the sheep business being very successful and accumulating much wealth with the assistance of his worthy helpmate.  No children came to bless their union but soon after marriage they adopted Fred Bragg, a nephew, who has been the same to them as their own.  The only surviving relatives in this country are an only sister, Mrs. Emma Cole of Lander and her two sons Charles and William.  Last November Mr. and Mrs. Bragg took a trip to the old home in England being that a change would prove beneficial to the wifes health but from the time they returned the following April she grew steadily worse, her malady being dropsy and heart trouble.

A few weeks since her wishes were gratified by a visit to Denver, where she was placed under the medical care of Dr. A. C. Godfrey.  But this noted physicians best efforts proved of no avail and in spite of all that money and friends could do the end came and the patient suffer passed peacefully into the shadow of death.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Roberts at the Episcopal church Thursday at 2 p.m. the church being filled to its utmost seating capacity.  Business houses were closed during the funeral.  Perhaps at no funeral in Lander were there ever such a profusion of flowers, floral pieces arriving by almost every train, tokens of esteem from loving friends.  Interment took place in the Lander cemetery, where all that was mortal of one of Landers most estimable and much beloved pioneer residents was laid to rest.  The bereaved husband and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.  Wyoming State Journal October 9, 1908


BUCKMAN, A. N. one of Riverton Valleys most prominent and highly respected citizens, passed away at his home Down the Valley on Saturday morning, May 27, 1916.

Mr Buckman was born in Buck County Pennsylvania in 1839 of Quaker parents and was 78 years, four months and six days of age when he died.  His has been an active life.  He joined the Union army in 1861 and served four  and a half years.  He helped to build the Union Pacific railroad to Cheyenne, Wyoming.

After leaving the railroad he settled in Shelley county, Iowa, and lived there for 40 years and when he left there it was said of him that he did not leave a single enemy in the state.  He settled in the Riverton Valley in 1909 where he lived until his death.

He leaves to mourn his death, three sons, Charles and Warner of Riverton and one son who resides in Minnesota and two daughters, Mrs. Frank Lichty of Riverton and Mrs. Nesbitt of California.  Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery on Sunday May 28, the funeral being conducted by the Rev. G. O. Hopkins.  Riverton Review Friday June 2, 1916


CALLAWAY, Dr. Hugh L. died Monday morning of pneumonia after a brief illness and was buried Thursday afternoon at 2:30 from the Episcopal church under the auspices of the Knights of Pythias of which order Dr. Callaway had long been a member.  The coffin was banked high with beautiful floral offerings.  A brother F. B. Callaway came from Nevada, MO to attend the funeral.
Dr. Callaway was a graduate of Beaumont Medical College of St. Louis and had practiced his profession in this county for about 20 years.  He was a very popular man and had served the people in the capacity of director of the school board, member of the town council and as state senator.  He was only 50 years of age at the time of his death and is survived by his aged mother, two brothers and two sisters all of whom live in the east.  Interment was made at the Oddfellows cemetery  Wyoming State Journal May 27, 1910


CAMPBELL, Dickson Lewis, only son of Mrs. Mina Campbell, died at the home of his mother in this city last Sunday afternoon following an illness of six days with pneumonia.

He was employed at the tie camp when he contracted the disease.  His condition was hopeful with the exception of a few critical moments.  The danger point was believed to be passed and he was conscious of his surroundings when a sudden relapse caused his end.

Dickson Campbell was born in Cripple Creek, Colorado, March 19, 1897 and therefore was in his twentieth year.  Besides the sorrowing mother he leaves a sister in New Mexico to mourn his untimely death.

Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon where Rev G. Otto Hopkins spoke consoling words to the mourners.  Interment was in the Odd Fellows cemetery and the services at the grave were in charge of the Yoeman lodge, which order Mr. Campbell was a member.  Riverton Review Friday May 25, 1917


DAVIS, Josephine E. Scott was born in Ohio, November 5, 1830 and departed this life July 13, 1908.  In 1834 at the age of four years she moved with her parents from Ohio to Jefferson County Illinois where she spent thirty-two years of her life.

She was converted when she was sixteen years old and has ever since been a devoted Christian and member of the M. E. Church.

She was married to the late L. G. Davis May 18, 1848, he having gone before her sixteen years.  To this union, which was a most happy one, Lasting forty four years was born four daughters, three of whom are living to mourn the loss of a dear mother, Cynthia Norton, Sarah Knott, and Alice Wroe.

From Illinois the Davis family moved to Colorado, living there not quite a year.  From there they went to Cheyenne and from Cheyenne to Atlantic City.  This was during the early days when the Indians were so dreaded and the adventures and thrilling accounts of troubles with the Indians and the experiences through which Mr. Davis and family passed would make a most interesting book.

From Atlantic City they moved to Lander Valley when there were only a few log cabins in the place where the beautiful little city of Lander now stands.

For thirty five years Mrs. Davis has lived in this valley and hosts of friends will Miss her kindly greetings.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church on Monday, July 14, at three oclock conducted by the pastor Rev. Minger.  The Oddfellows and Rebeccas turned out in masse.  Mrs. Davis was an honored member of the Rebecca lodge for many years, holding the office of chaplain.  Wind River Mountaineer July 16, 1908


DRISCOLL, William proprietor of the Rhodes Hotel, died in a Lander hospital yesterday afternoon at three oclock as a result of kidney trouble with which he has been suffering for some time.  He was taken to Lander last Friday night for treatment but grew steadily worse until the end came.
Mr. Driscoll came to Riverton about two years ago with his family from Nowood, Wyo.  when he purchased the Rhoades.  He has a wide circle of friends in various parts of the state who will grieve to learn of his death.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday from the Catholic church at Lander and interment made at the Lander cemetery where a brother rests.  His only sister Mrs. Mary Roberts is expected to arrive from her home at Attica Ind. To be present at the funeral.  Besides his wife and two step-children no one remains of his immediate relatives to mourn his passing.  Riverton Review Wednesday October 15, 1919 

EDGECOMB, Mrs. Maria Calista was born in Auburn, N. Y., on May 22, 1820. Was married to Wm. Henry Edgcomb in New York City in 1841, where she resided till 1887, at which time she moved to Pittsburg. She came to Wyoming with her son in 1907 and resided here until her death on February 12.1914.

She is survived by one daughter, Calista Kaiser a grandchild, of New York City, and one son H. H. Edgecomb.  She was preceded in death by her husband and five children.

Funeral services will be held at the Chapel tomorrow forenoon at 10:30 oclock, Rev. E. L. Butler officiating.  The Hudson Miner Friday, February 13, 1914


ERVIN, Franklin, Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ervin was rushed to the Casper Private Hospital on Sunday for an immediate operation for imposition of the bowels.  He was taken to the hospital in an auto belonging to Boyd Hughes along with the mother and Dr. Cogswell.  He died eight hour after the surgery from paralysis of the bowels.

Everything was done that was possible under the circumstances and the parents who are highly respected citizens of our town have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in the loss of their only son.

Liggle Franklin was about two and a half years of age.  The remains were brought from Casper Tuesday evening and the funerals services held Wednesday afternoon, Rev. G. W. Racer officiating.  Interment was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery.  Riverton Review Friday July 21, 1916

FRAZIER, O. W.   Laughing with his fellow workers, O. W. Frazier. night chef at the Fremont hotel at Lander, gave a gasp of pain and crumpled to the floor. He was dead before his companions reached him. Death was due to heart failure.
At one time he was a wealthy Business man in Dayton, Ohio. He lost his entire possessions in the flood and came west to rebuild  his fortunes. He had been, in Lander less than a week, coming from Denver where he had disposed of a sea food restaurant. 
Cheyenne State Leader May 1, 1918

FRICKLE, Alexander nine year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Frickle, who reside near the John Piggott ranch on the Big Wind River, was drowned in that stream between three and four oclock last Saturday afternoon.

The lad had gone in search of his fathers milk cows as was his custom every afternoon about three oclock in order that the animals could be milked and the milk delivered to customers in town later in the evening.  He rode a horse from the home that his work might be speeded up and when he did not return when expected his father went in search.  The horse was found grazing along the river bank but the boy was not in sight.  The father then hurried on down the stream but could find no trace of him.  Suddenly he saw the body lodged on the rocks in shallow water on a small island and hurried to it.  No signs of life were apparent but medical aid was summoned as soon as possible.  The physician pronounced the boy dead and stated that from appearances he had been dead for some time.

How the lad met his untimely end is a mystery.  It may be that he was riding his horse in the stream and that the animal stumbled throwing him into the stream,.  A severe bruise, sufficient to cause insensibility by a fall that would cause it, was on his forehead, and it may be that he was rendered unconscious by striking a rock in the bed of the stream and was thus powerless to help himself and taken down by the current.  In this helpless condition it may have been that life was taken from him and his lifeless body cast upon the small island by the current. 

Funeral services were conducted from the German Lutheran church on Sunday afternoon, and interment made in Odd Fellows cemetery.  The boy was morn in Russia and came to the United States with his parents while quite young.  The family settled in northern Colorado where they resided until about two years ago when they removed to Riverton.  Riverton Review Wednesday August 31, 1921


GAYLORD, William---The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Gaylord of Lander will bear with extreme sorrow the sad news of the death yesterday morning of their youngest boy, who died at the Randall hospital from intestinal trouble.  The Hudson Miner Friday, February 13, 1914


GILBERT, Justin S.----If there can be comparison at all in the case of funerals and deaths, all of which are exceedingly sad, perhaps the most tragic of this year is that of Justin S. Gilbert.  The boy, who was a little past sixteen years of age, took his mother and the rest of the family to Sweetwater country for an outing.  For a lad he was exceptionally careful and successful with firearms.  Tuesday evening after reaching camp south of South Pass, he with the other boys went out hunting chickens.  Some way in going through or over a fence the gun was accidentally discharged while the boy was above it and the load completely severed the right arm above the elbow.  Some shot entered the lung and some the stomach, and from the effects of these shots and the loss of blood the boy died five hours after the accident. 

Justin S. Gilbert was a very exemplary boy, being a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church of Lander and in every way a model Christian boy.  Being conscious during most of the time from the accident until his death he gave assurances that he was prepared to go out to try the unknown world beyond.

The funeral service were held in the Methodist church Thursday afternoon August 18, conducted by Rev. Cyrus A. Wright, pastor of the church.  Appropriate and beautiful music was rendered by the choir.

Interment was made in the Oddfellow cemetery and was largely attended.  The pall bearers were six young lads, associates and class mates of the deceased.  Wyoming State Journal August 19, 1910


GRAVES  Beatrice L. Died in Lander January 2, 1906 of spinal meningitis Beatrice L. daughter of Mrs. Karl Graves. Aged 6 years 1 month and 27 days.  In all Lander a month ago no one seemed further away from the grim reaper than did pretty little Beatrice Graves.  Bright eyed and winsome and seemingly the picture of robust health she suddenly sickened and the ailment rapidly developed into that dread scourge, spinal meningitis, mild in form at first, so that for three weeks hope reigned high in the hearts of parents and friends.  In spite of the loving care and skilled nursing and medical attendance the disease conquered and the evening before Christmas she wearily pushed away the new doll and murmuring brokenly Now I lay me Now I lay medown to sleep sank into the coma from which she never awakened on this earth.  The funeral services, of which a touching incident was the attendance in a body of the primary department of the Lander schools, were held at the Methodist church, Thursday afternoon at two oclock and were conducted by Rev. P. N. Fredin after which the remains were buried in the I. O. O. F. cemetery


GRIMMETT, Orson of Lander died yesterday, Feb. 17.  He was a pioneer who helped to make this country habitable, left its earthy tenement and took its flight to the realms unknown. Orson was born in Birmingham, England, on March 5, 1850 and had he lived a week or two more would have reached his 65th birthday.

He served the people of this county for many years as sheriff and we have yet to hear a man say the he was aught but straight in his official and private dealings.  He was a member of Lander Lodge No. 10 K. of P., and the uniform rank of the same order, and a member of the Elk lodge at Rock Springs.

In 1876 he was united in marriage with Miss Ella Barnaby, at Pocatello, Idaho, from which union two children were born, both of whom have preceded their father in death.  The Hudson Miner Friday February 19, 1915


HANSCUM, Mrs. John ---Lander.This community was sadly grieved when if learned of the death of Mrs. John Hanscum. which occurred at Thermopolis Sunday morning of last week, following an operation.  Mrs. Hanscum was operated on sometime before and was apparently getting better. Her relatives were at the bedside when the summons came.
The remains were brought to Lander Tuesday evening. Funeral services were conducted Thursday at 2 oclock at the Episcopal church. Rev. John Roberta of the Mission officiating.
Mrs. John Hanscum was horn in Atlantic on April 6, 1878, and came with her parents  Mr. and Mrs. Henry DeWolf to the Lander Valley, where she grew to womanhood, attended the Lander public school and taught for several years on the reservation.
She was married to John C. Hanscum in 1890 and they have made their home near Dubois, where they have a fine ranch, moving to Dubois several years ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Hanacum have three children, the eldest, Irene, was married to Mr. Plalsance about two years ago and has been living in Riverside, California. The two boys, Laurence, age 17, and Charles, age 14. are attending the Lander schools.
The deceased leaves bedsides her husband and three children, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Henry DeWolf: her brother. Hobart. and her sister, Mrs. William Marion, to mourn her sudden death.Journal.  Appeared in the Riverton Review Wednesday December 1, 1920


HARRIS, ----The community was shocked Tuesday evening by the news of the sudden death of Mrs. J. S. Harris at Casper, in company with Mrs. Jensen, a trained nurse.  Mrs. Harris left on Tuesday mornings train for Denver where she expected to undergo an operation, but she became suddenly worse at Casper and death from heart failure occurred in a very few hours.  She had been in poor health for several months and had an operation some time ago, but her condition was not considered dangerous.

Mr. Harris and Rev. L. D. Smith brought the body home Wednesday evening and it was removed to their home on North Fork.

The funeral will be held from the Episcopal church at 2:30 Friday afternoon, the Neighbors of Woodcraft of which the deceased was a worthy and respected member, will hold their services, after which burial will be made here.

Mrs. Harris was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Silber and had spent nearly all of her life here.  She was a most active and enthusiastic worker for all good causes in her community and her death will be felt as a personal loss by all.  She was married to James S. Harris about fifteen years ago.  The couple had no children.  The Wyoming State Journal October 4, 1918


HAYNES, Mrs. W. B. died at her home in Hudson at 4 oclock Wednesday evening of an attack of peritonitis from which she had suffered about two weeks.  The funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock from the Baptist church.  Rev. F. C. Barrett conducted the funeral services, which were held under the auspices of the Rebekaha and Oddfellows, internment taking place immediately afterward in the Oddfellows cemetery.  She leaves her husband, a son four years of age, her mother Mrs. Shockley and tow sisters, Mrs. Harry Trosper of this city and Mrs. Anderson of Alberta, Canada to mourn.  She was an exemplary Christian woman and a host of friends mourn her untimely death at the age of 26 years.  Wyoming State Journal September 30, 1910

HOFELDT, Herman  born in Blue Island Illinois in 1866 died October 9, 1919 at the home of his niece Mrs. Sodeman, 9 miles northwest of Riverton.  He had been seriously ill for about a week.  He was unmarried.  He is survived by six brothers, August who lives in Laurel NE, George in Wayne Ne., Fred in Goetna, NE and Henry in Chicago, IL, William in Nebraska , and John in South Dakota.  The funeral services were held in the Chapel of the Phillips Undertaking Co.  Friday afternoon at 1 oclock conducted by Rev. E. R. Honck pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church of this city .  Interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery.  Riverton Review Wednesday October 15, 1919

HOSHAW, Ruby Ethel----The funeral of Mrs. Ruby Ethel Hoshaw, wife of Abe L. Hoshaw, occurred at 4 oclock last Sunday afternoon in Riverton, Rev. Francis Chipp officiating.

Mrs. Hoshaw, who was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Settle residing on the Brenniman place, died Tuesday June 26, 1917 at her home near Jackson, Wyo., and her body shipped from there to Riverton for interment.  Owing to the isolated condition of Jackson much difficulty was met in preparing and shipping the body and it was routed by way of Idaho and Montana.

Mrs. Hoshaw was thirty six years, three months and twelve days old at the time of her death.  Besides the sorrowing father, mother, and husband she leaves a boy fourteen years of age to mourn her loss.

Previous to her dath the family was preparing to remove to Riverton to reside and in conformity with those plans Mr. Hoshaw departed the forepart of this week to close his interests at Jackson and will return soon to remain in Riverton.  Riverton Review Friday July 5, 1917


HOWARD, Frank aged 69 years, 10 months and 5 days, a resident of Shoshoni for many years, died at the family home in that place Saturday August 27, 1921.  Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon in Shoshoni by Fev. A. T. Evans, pastor of the congregational Church of Lander, and interment was made in the Shoshoni Cemetery.

Mr. Howard was born in Webster township, Washetna County Michigan, October 24, 1852, where he spent the early days of his life.  When about twenty-five years of age he went to the Black Hills of South Dakota where he remained for several years.  At the time the town of Shoshoni was opened for entry Mr. Howard went to that place and acquired property.  He had been a resident there from that time until his death.  He is survived by two sons, Frank and George who reside in Shoshoni and by four daughters one daughter, Mrs. Frank Moore is a resident of Shoshoni.  The body was prepared for burial by C. H. Long and Sons of this city.  Riverton Review Wednesday August 31, 1921


La JEUNEESSE, Baby --- the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony La Jeuneesse, died last Sunday evening and was buried in the Odd Fellows cemetery this afternoon, Rev. Chipp officiating.  The funeral was conducted from the Niels L. Olesen mortuary.  Riverton Review Wednesday, August 27, 1919

MacAVOY, J. A. one of the oldest of the old timers in this valley succumbed to the ranges of kidney trouble on Sunday last and has gone to his reward. He was one who has been identified with the opening  of this country to civilization over since the troops first came in and has seen the wondrous changes that have taken place io the valley since that early day.  He had friends whose names are legion and many a heart will ache now that he has left this vale of tears. The remains were interred in the Lander cemetery on Tuesday and the casket was followed to its last resting place by a large concourse of friends.  Friday October 28, 1910 The Miner

Mr. and Mrs. P. J. McGarity mourn the death of their infant daughter, born on January 3rd, and taken away at 10 oclock on Saturday, January 20th.  The funeral was held on Sunday last to the Oddfellows Cemetery, the Rev. Father McNamara officiating.  The sympathy of the many friends of the family are extended in their time of sorrow.  Riverton Chronicle January 25, 1917

MARTINEK, John a carpenter who has been employed at the No. 2 mine of the Poposia Coal Co. at Popoaia.  was found dead in his shack last Thursday evening and his death was reported to the county authorities here. In the absence of Coroner Benson, who was attending the Lawton trial at Cheyenne, Justice C. R.  Wells was called to hold an inquest and the verdict or the Jury was that the unfortunate man came to his death from unknown cause. The evidence disclosed that ha had been drinking heavily of moonshine for some time and an empty bottle and one partially filled with the fiery fluid were found by the side of his bed.

The deceased was a member of the Carpenters Union at Riverton. and the local unions gave him a fine burial from the Hunt Undertaking Chapel on Sunday, Rev. A. T. Evans of the Congregational church, officiating, with interment afterward at the Mt. Hope cemetery.

Martinek was a countryman  and friend of Joe Marshie, a carpenter and rig builder who was employed around Lander for many years and he is reported to have been an excellent workman.  Wyoming State Journal December 23, 1921

MEAD, Catherine Kerrigan---At the home of her daughter, Mrs Charles Fletcher of Rongis, Wyoming, December 27, 1905 Mrs.  Catherine Mead, aged 69 years, 10 months and 9 days.  Catherine  Kerrigan  was   horn in Donegal, Ireland, and married to George G. Mead, in the city of New York July 7. 1855.
The family came to Wyoming about twenty-seven years ago, locating in Carbon county and Mrs. Mead came to Rongis, this county, eleven years ago and has since made her home with her daughters Mrs. Stough and Mrs. Fletcher. She has been in feeble health for so mo time past but has been able to be up and about until the evening before her death, Mrs.  Mead was the mother of ten children eight of whom are now living as follows:
Mrs. Elizabeth Weckman, of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Trailer of Kansas, George and Henry Mead of Basin, Wyoming, Mrs Emma Morrison of Big Horn coauly, Wyoming, Mrs. Charles Stough, of Lander, Wyoming, Mrs. Cordelia Gates of California and Mrs. Charles Fletcher of Rongis, Wyoming. As there is no telephone connection with Rongis it was impossible to notify the other members of the family in time to be present and Mrs. .Stough and Mrs Fletcher were the only children present.
Mrs Mead was a kind mother, much beloved by her children and had the good will and esteem of all who knew her and her death is mourned as that of a good woman gone.
The funeral services were it held at the Catholic Church Sunday afternoon R. W. F. Kennedy, D. D, officiating and the remains were buried in the I O. O F. Cemetery..

MOORE, James K. Sr. a Fremont County Pioneer who established a trading post of Fort Washakie near here in 1870, died this week in California where he had been living for the last few years.
 Cheyenne State Leader February 3, 1920

MURRAY, Leona the wife of Maroni Murray, was born December 12, 1876 and died at her home near Hudson September 6, 1909.  She was buried Wednesday morning from the Methodist Episcopal church in Lander, Wyoming, Rev. Cyrus A. Wright the pastor officiating.  The funeral was particularly sad, in that she leaves besides her husband five children the oldest being but 14 years of age.

Mrs. Murray was a member of the Women of Woodcraft and the members of this order attended in a body, accompanied by a large number of the Woodmen of the World.

The sympathy of a large number of friends and neighbors is extended to Mr. Murray in his great loss.  Wyoming State Journal September 10, 1909


PARKS, Samuel C. -----Judge Samuel C. Parks, Friend of Abraham Lincoln, Dies in Kansas City
Word was received here today of the death of Judge Samuel C. Parks, father of S. C. Parks, Jr.. president of the Shoshone National Bank of Cody, and uncle of S. Conant Parks, president of the First National Bank of this place,
at Kansas City Thursday. Judge Parks was 97 years of age, and at one time was a prominent citizen of Wyoming.As a member of the territorial supreme court of Wyoming and presiding judge in the District court. Judge Parks
held the first courts in Fremont County, at Lander, after the new county was organized, and many of the older residents will remember him in that capacity. Hon. Jesse Knight, afterwards a member of the Wyoming
state supreme court, was at that time clerk.
Judge Parks was one of the few remaining personal friends of Abraham Lincoln and knew him well for a period of some twenty-five years until the assassination occurred. They practiced law for years at Springfield. Illinois, at
the same bar, and rode the panic circuits.  As a delegate, from Illinois he assisted at the nomination of Mr. Lincoln for president at the national convention at Chicago in 1860.
In 1862 he was appointed by Mr. Lincoln a justice of the supreme court of Idaho territory, held the first courts there after the territorial organization, and codified the, laws at the request of the legislature. He afterward
occupied the same position in New Mexico for a number of years before being transferred to Wyoming.
Judge Parks was recognized as a judge of ability and integrity and served long upon the bench, enjoying the good will and respect of al| who knew him.  After retiring from active service he passed his declining years with
a daughter in Kansas City, employing his leisure with occasional literary work until old age prevented. He was one of the older generation, fast passing away whose sturdy pioneer work cleared the way for the social and political institutions now enjoyed. 
Cheyenne State Leader February 14, 1917  
PEASE, Charles----The funeral services of Mr. Charles Pease were held at the First Methodist church Monday afternoon. The Wood-men of the World, local camp, at-tended in a body. The service which was conducted by Rev. W  T. Carter pastor of the church, was most impressive.
A quartette consisting of Miss Emily Shaw, soprano. Miss Ruth Scott, alto;
S. J. Carter, tenor and Robert. Heron, bass; sang effectively Beyond the Smiling and the Weeping and Abide with Me..
At the conclusion of the service at the church the body was borne to the Eagles burial ground under escort of some sixty of the W. O. W. The burial service of the order was read by George W. Scott.  Wind River Mountaineer December 27, 1907

PERSINGER, Abraham, ------Mrs. Rosa Persinger recently returned home from Inman Kansas where she went July 9, to be at the bedside of her husband, Abe Persinger, who was suffering from heart disease and Dropsy.  Mrs. Persinger and relatives gave him their entire devotion and did all that loving hands could until death came Aug 13, 1904.  The deceased was born May 13, 1853 in Iowa and in 1879 was united in marriage to Miss Rosa Wedige.  Five children were born to the union, two boys and three girls, two of which have gone before, The eldest Oliver and a baby girl.  Tresa, Lida and James being the surviving children.  He lived in Groverland, Kansas until he came to Wyoming in 1886 where he lived until April 1, 1904 when by advice of his physician he changed climate for his health.  He went to Inman, Kansas where he lived only four months dying at the home of Mrs. Simons a sister of Mrs. Persinger.  He leaves a wife and three children to mourn the loss of a loving husband, and father.  Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at Inman, choristers of both Inman churches furnishing the music.  He was buried in the Superior cemetery beside his nephew who died but a short time before.  January 27, 1905 Wind River Mountaineer.


PETRO, Annie---Last Sunday the home of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Petro, who are on the Wescott farm east of Hudson was darkened by a visit of the death angel.  Annie the little four months old daughter of this couple, passed away from the effects of a childish ailment.  The remains were laid to rest in the Hudson cemetery on Monday afternoon.  Hudson Miner Friday March 19, 1915

PITMAN, Miss Sadie Jane Ganen was born in Vermont, June 1st, 1856. She was reared and educated in learning and Bay City, Michigan. In very early life was married to Rev. Jesse Mclntyre, a Congregational minister. He held but two pastorates, one in Buffalo.  N. Y . the other in Boston, Mass.  After a year of married life he succumbed to quick consumption.
Mrs. Mclntyre then came to visit a sister living in Laramie City, Wyo., where she met Mr. G. C. Pitman, to whom she was married September 16th, 1882. They resided for a time in Texas coming from there to Lander in September, 1906.
Mrs. Pitman has been somewhat of a sufferer for years, but her friends did not dream that the end was so near, and her death comes as a shock to the community. Wednesday morning, July 8th, she arose and break-fasted with the family as usual On leaving the table a hemorrhage set in and almost before medical aid could be secured she had passed into the great beyond.
Mrs. Pitman leaves four brothers, eight sisters, an adopted daughter, Julia, a devoted husband besides numerous friends to mourns her loss. She was a woman of sterling worth, a noble wife and mother, and will be missed in the community.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Tuesday after-noon, Rev. Annette B. Gray, officiating. Wind River Mountaineer July 10, 1908
RACE, Joseph ----After having suffered for years from the results of an accident, Joseph Race, a pioneer of this western country, died on Sunday morning January 4, 1914 from strangulated hernia.

The deceased was born in Liverpool, England, on Jan. 7, 1845, and had he lived four more days would have been 78 years of age.

He came to this western country while a young man and was actively engaged in the subjection of the Indians having served as a scout for many years.

His wife passed to the other side about three years ago and on Monday afternoon his remains were laid alongside hers in the Hudson cemetery, the services being held in the Episcopal chapel, Rev. E. L. Butler officiating

He leaves to mourn his going seven children, as follows: Joe W, Race, George B. Race, Asa Race, Mrs. J. E. VanVleet, Mrs, ThomasWangagard, Mrs. H. Hilsinger and Otis Race. They have the sympathy of the entire community in this hour of their affliction.  The Hudson Miner Friday January 9, 1914


RACE, Melissa, wife of Joseph Race, Sr., died at her home in Hudson, Wyo., March 6th, 1911, aged 64 years, being born May 15, 1853.  She had long been a resident of the west, coming to Utah from the east in the early days and making the trip by ox-team. Although she has lived in Hudson for only three years she has been a resident of Wyoming for about twenty years.

Mrs. Race was very strong and healthy all her life, never having been sick seriously until her last  sickness which was pronounced to be cancer of the stomach. She died after a lingering illness of five weeks.
Besides her husband Mrs., Race leaves a family of seven children. Mrs. Harry Hilsinger, Mrs. J. K. VanVlett, Mrs. Thosmas Wangagard, Joseph W. Jr..  George,  Asa and Otis all of Hudson and community.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon, March 7th, at the Episcopal chapel in Hudson, conducted by Rev. Cyrus A. Wright, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church in Lander.  Suitable music was furnished by a good choir and interment was in the Hudson cemetery.  Lander Eagle March 10, 1911

RHODES, Merritt Jasper, a civil war veteran and a resident of near Lander for the past ten years, died on the train last Friday while on his way from Lander to the old Soldiers home at Buffalo.  Death came without warning and was caused by heart trouble.  The deceased was seventy four years of age.  He leaves a widow and two sons, one living a ranch in this county and the other, Burt, being on duty with the American troops.  The body was brought to Lander Wenesday night and the funeral services were held from the Baptist church Thursday afternoon, with Rev. F. A. Clark officiating and with the members of the G. A. R. assisting.  Burial was in the local cemetery.  Wyoming State Journal November 23, 1917


SENECHAL---On Monday the two months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Senechal succumbed to an attack of pneumonia and passed from this world to that one where we are told there is no suffering.

It is more sad for the reason that the little ones father was away at the time, being down at Rock Springs and unable to be present to comfort the sorrowing mother and be here to attend the last sad rites.

The sympatric hearts of our people throb in unison with that of the bereaved parents.

Interment was made in the Hudson cemetery on Tuesday afternoon.  The Hudson Miner Friday February 19, 1915


SHERMAN, Henry one of the earliest residents of the Lander valley died suddenly at the home of Mrs, Steers near Milford last Saturday of heart failure.  He had been in very good health and worked in the field with a team until noon when he came in.  He fell dead while unhitching his team.  The funeral services were held at the Episcopal church at 2:30 p. m. on Monday, Dr. Schepp preaching the funeral sermon.  Mr. Sherman was an old time stage driver who had been employed on the stages running out of Lander for over 30 years until the coming of the railroad three years ago put an end to staging.  Since that time he has resided with his sister Mrs. Steers on her ranch at Milford.  Wyoming State Journal October 1, 1909

SHERMAN, Minerva---At the family residence on Garfield street, Thursday morning, Oct 13.1898, Mrs. Minerva Sherman in her 71 st Year.
Deceased had long been a patient sufferer and her husband and children knew the hour had come when they must bid farewell to the wife and mother, who had borne her sickness for so long with such resignation and trust for a brighter future, and when death came to end her suffering it seemed but natural she should go, be their loss ever so great.
Miss Minerva Hall was married to Jason Sherman fifty-six years ago, in the state of New York, being then but 14 years of age. Soon after they moved to Iowa, where they resided until when they removed to Wyoming and have resided in Lander and vicinity ever since.
A husband and three children are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. R. M. McAvoy and Henry Sherman, who reside in this city and Mrs. J. C. Steers, living at North Fork. Eight grand children and nine Great grand children survive her. all of whom live in Lander and vicinity.
The funeral wan held at the Episcopal church Friday, Oct. 14th, at 2 p. m.. by
Rev. F. N Coekcrott and a large concourse of friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Odd Fellows cemetery  Windriver Mountaineer October 18, 1898
SOUTER, Jessie Richmond Fyfe----Thy life has perished In the green. The telephone wires bore sad news for many of the citizens of this immediate vicinity on Sunday, May 3, when the word was sent from the Randall Hospital at Lander, that Mrs. C. H. Souter had passed away.
Jessie Richmond Fyfe third daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fyfe, of Hudson, dearly beloved wife of Charles H. Souter, pasted to the great beyondwhere there it neither cold nor care ,and where all tears are driedafter n month of patient suffering. She was born in Cambuslang, Scotland, on July 25 1887, and was just in the prime of young wifehood, being 27 years of age.   She was married to C. H.  Souter on June 21, 1910, and spent a happy married life for nearly four years. She had been a devout member of the United Presbyter ian church over since young girl-hood.
Just as the spring breezes were coaxing the leaves to the trees, just as the whole world was bathed in the glorious sunshine of a May Sabbath morning, a pall of sorrow seemed cast over the sorrowing loved ones who had watched Jessies brave light for life. But we would counsel them to dry their tears, to still their sobs, and look forward to the dawning of that day when at the throne of Him who doeth all things well. al| tears shall be washed away and all shall be united in that land where death is banished, where they need not the light of the sun by day or the moon by night for there will be no night there.
Among those who knew her she ranked high as a woman of culture refinement and sympathy, she was a kind neighbor and a devoted friend Taken in the prime of womanhood she leaves to mourn her going a baby daughter and a husband and it is to these as well as her parents and sisters and brother, that the community ex-lends through these columns the sincere sympathy of loving hearts.
The last services were held at the M. E. church, in Lander, on Tuesday and were impressive by reason of their simplicity. The choir sing Lead Kindly Light, Be
yond the Smiling and the Weeping and Some Day the Silver Cord Will Break .Rev. E. L. Butler spoke feelingly and briefly The casket was well nigh hidden by the beautiful floral tributes of sorrowing friends.
The members of the Lander lodge Knights of Pythias followed the remains to their let rating place Mr. Souter being a member of that order.
About twenty of the residents of Hudson attended the funeral to pay their last respects to the departed and offer consolation to the bereaved.  Friday May 8, 1914 The Miner

SWINNEY D. L. died at 9 oclock Wednesday morning at St. Josephs hospital in Denver, the direct cause of his death being a paralytic stroke which he suffered several weeks ago.  He had suffered for several years with cancer of the face and had spent the last few months in Denver taking treatment.  His son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Cox were at his bedside when death came and accompanied the body here arriving at 9:30 last evening.  Mrs. Swinney is very ill in a hospital at Lincoln Neb. And will not be able to attend the funeral.  The body was taken to his old home at 10 oclock this morning and funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at 2 oclock this afternoon.  Mr Swinney had lived here about 25 hears and was one of the sheepmen who had amassed a competence and retired from the business.  His wife and daughter Mrs. C. P. Cox survive him.  Wyoming State Journal October 1, 1909

TALCOTT, Florence Trumbull Talcott was born March 6th. 1887 at Blue Island.  Illinois. Died February 2nd. 1920, at Riverton. Wyoming, being 32 years, 10 months and 26 days of age. She at tended Chicago University three years.  Taught in girls seminary. Tuskegee, Alabama. Married Clarence Clayes Talcott on May 22ud. 1911 at the home of her parents at Van VIeck, Texas.
After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Talcott lived on a farm in Texas five years. They then moved to Richmond Indiana on account of malarial fever contracted in Texas. The moved to Riverton, Wyoming, two years ago and have lived on a ranch just north of town until the present time. She leaves to mourn her departure, a devoted husband. C. C Talcott; four children, Grace Eleanor. Donald Trumbull, Ralph Clays and Raymond Nelson; also a father and mother, Mr.  and Mrs. Nelson E. Trumbull of Van Vleek. Texas; one brother. Loyal Wingate Trumbull, former Slate geologist of Wyoming, now residing at Denver, Colorado; two sisters, Rena L.. Gregory. living In Coachella, California, and Grace E. Reed of Berkeley, California; besides other relatives and a great host of very dear friends.  The funeral was held in the M. E. Church in Riverton on Friday. February 6th   burial was made at  the Odd Fellows cemetery near town.  Riverton Review February 11, 1920

TARLING, William H.-----On Tuesday evening at 4 oclock,  a piece of blackjack fell from the roof of the slope and caught William. H. Tarling, superintendent of the Lander Valley Coal company while he was at the face of the drift, and as a result of that accident he died at the Private hospital in Casper, where he had been taken for treatment. on Thursday morning at 8 oclock. An X-ray examination made a few hours before he passed away revealed the fact that his spinal column was fractured just below his shoulder blades and that five of his ribs had been broken, besides this he has received an injury to the kidneys, the left lung was punctured and the entire lower part of the body paralyzed.

Thus another life has been taken as toll in the development of our resources and a young man has paid the penalty for delving in lbs bowels of the earth that the wealth of our coal veins might be put on the markets of the country.

Mr. Tarling was only 35 years old, but in that short time he had risen to the position of mine superintendent. In 1904 he was one of the ten men who were rescued, more dead than alive, from the Red Lodge, Mont, mine which was on fire, from the effects of this accident he never fully recovered.  Two years ago, while opening the Hickey mine, a rock smashed his left leg and be was in the hospital for a long time.

He was born in La Salle, III, March 17, 1878 and came to Montana with his parents when only eight years of age. He died January 8, 1914 at the Casper hospital.  His parents now reside in California, he leaves a wife and five children who are now ranting in Denver, and to these bereaved ones the community extends its sympathy. 

The deceased has a brother in Roundup, Montana, a sister in Gebo, Wyoming, and two sisters in California.  The sister from Gebo will be present at the funeral.

He was a member in good standing of Park Lodge, A. F. & A. M. of Livingstone, Montana.

The remains were brought to Hudson last night for burial, and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.  The Hudson Miner Friday January 9, 1914

There was a following notation:

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wedlock, of Gebo, accompanied by their daughter Margaret are to arrive tonight.  Mrs. Wedlock is a sister of Will Tarling and is coming to attend the last rites over the grave..  The Hudson Miner Friday January 9, 1914

VAUGHN, George Maxwell died February 9, 1914 at the age of about two years being born May 26,1912.  He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Vaughn.  He was ill but a few hours with bronchial pneumonia before he passed away.  Many of the relatives and friends of the family were present yesterday at the services.  The Hudson Miner Friday, February 13, 1914
VAUGHN, Greg---It if seldom a family is called upon to suffer the loss of two bright little babies within a year but this has happened in the case of Mr. and Mrs.. Ned Vaughn, of this place. On Saturday morning February 14, the spirit of their second boy took its fight to the realms beyond the skies where all trouble ceases and happiness reigns supreme. He was born Sept.30, 1914.  The little one had suffered for several days from ptomaine poisoning contracted from using condensed milk and although a brave fight was made against the inevitablethe frail body had to give up the unequal contest.

The funeral was conducted from the home on Sunday afternoon and the remains were laid to rest beside those of his brother who laid away just a year and a day before.

The sympathy of the entire community is with the sorrowing parents and their bereavement, but hope and faith bids them look forward to a glorious meeting is that land beyond the grave.  The Hudson Miner Friday February 19, 1915


VIDAL, James S. died at noon on Sunday after a brief illness.  He had bee failing for several months and had made up his mind to go to a lower altitude in hope that a change might benefit him, when seized by his fatal illness.  The only relative whose address was known was a sister living in Reokuk, Iowa, and she was notified of his death.  It being her wish that the body be sent there for burial, the Masons took charge and services were held at the Baptist church by Rev. Jesse Hyde at 3:30 p. m. Tuesday, afterward the Masonic services was read at the hall, and the members of the lodge escorted the body to the train on its long journey Wednesday morning, J. W. Behoo , master of the lodge, accompanied the remains.  Mr. Vidal was 52 years of age and had lived here about 25 years.  He was one of Landers leading citizens for many years and had been elected county attorney several times.  He was always considered the best prosecutor in the county and had hundreds of friends all over the county who will sorrow over his untimely death.  Wyoming State Journal October 1, 1909


WEYMAN, Henry, an old time stage driver and freighter aged about 65 years, died at the Bishop Randall hospital Monday morning after a short illness, though he had been ailing for a long time.  About a year ago his eyesight began to fail and a few months ago he became totally blind.

When this mishap befell him, he became greatly depressed and doubtless and felt that life had but little to offer him.

Some weeks ago friends contributed to a fund to send him to Denver in the hope that Mrs. Aimee McPherson, a faith healer who was ministering to the afflicted there, might be able to help him, but he was late in reaching Denver and was unable to meet her.  He made the home in safety and thought for a time that he was improving but lately gave up all  hope and the end came to him as a relief from suffering both bodily and mental.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the McKenna undertaking parlors with interment at Mt. Hope, A number of old time friends sent flowers.  Wyoming State Journal September 2, 1921


WINSLOW, Loren E. well known Lander attorney died at his Lander home Wednesday evening at 7 oclock.  He had been sick since August when he suffered a broken leg while on a camping trip.  The leg healed, but he developed other troubles and suffered a relapse about a month ago and had been in a serious condition since.

The funeral will be held today, Friday.  The Masonic orders of which Mr. Winslow was a member will have charge of the final ceremonies.  At 2 p. m. at the Masonic Hall the Masonic ceremonies will be held.  Immediately following the remains will be taken to the Congregational church were the Rev. Phillip A. Schwarz will preach the funeral services.

Mr. Winslow has resided in Lander during the past ten years.  He had been active in his profession and served one term as a county and prosecuting attorney of Freemont county.  He studied law at the Nebraska State University at Lincoln, was later assistant prosecuting attorney of Lancaster county of which Lincoln is the county seat.

He was born near Newton Iowa and attended and graduated from the Newton High school.  Later he attended business college and for several years was at the head of the commercial department of the South Dakota agricultural college at Brookings, S. D.  Later he decided to study law and moved to Lincoln, Neb.

Mr. Winslow has been active in Masonic circles for years and was a member of the W. O. W. and other lodges.  He was a member of the Congregational Church and had taken much active interest in church and Sunday school work.

Surviving he leaves a widow, and four children.  His father lives at Seattle, Wash. And a sister resides in Iowa.  V. H. Stone of Lander, who has been associated with Mr. Winslow in the law business, is a cousin.  Wyoming State Journal November 5, 1915


WISE, Elbert Leroy, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ferd J. Wise, died Wednesday afternoon February 26, he was born February 19, 1912 aged one year and three days, slipped its earthly moorings and passed out over the bar which divides his life from that which lies beyond.

The little fellow made a stout fight against the insidious disease which sapped his vitality and for eleven days be lay and suffered un-told agonies until the angel of death released him from his sufferings. 

He was stricken with septicemia and despite the fact that every wile known to the doctors and trained nurses was tried it held the upper hand and took the little life..

The funeral takes place today at 2 oclock from the home and the services will be held there.  The Hudson Miner Friday February 28, 1913


YARNELL, Mary (Mrs. Nelson Yarnell) -----Last Saturday morning Mrs. Mary Yarnell died at the home of her son Silas in Atlantic City, after a months illness from heart trouble.  At her bedside were gathered her husband Nelson Yarnell and her children.

Mrs. Yarnell had been a resident of Fremont county ever since she was a girl, coming here from Glasgow, Scotland, wher she was born, 53 years ago.

For the past four years she had resided in Oregon, but a month ago was brought on a visit to her son Silas by her husband, and since that time had suffered considerable from heart trouble.

She leaves seven daughters, one son and her husband to mourn her death.  The remains were brought to Lander Sunday and funeral services were held from the Episcopal church Monday afternoon.  A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains to their last resting place in the Oddfellows cemetery.  Wyoming State Journal July 22, 1910


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