SEPPICH, Charles A.-----On Sunday,
April 21, Charles A. Seppich passed away at the home of his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seppich in this city, after an
illness extending over a period of nearly two years. Since Christmas
he had been bedfast and death must
have came an a relief to his sufferings, which he withstood
with fortitude and but little complaint. He was 12 years
of age, the immediate cause of his death being heart
Deceased came to Evanston with his parents three years
ago from Mt. Vernon, Indiana, and for some time attended the
city schools, being in the sixth grade he was a bright,
gentlemanly little fellow, admired and respected in all his
friends and associates, and when able took a great interest
and delight in attending Sunday school.
The funeral was held on Tuesday from tin family home.
Rev. L C Hills officiating and many friends were present,
including a number of school children his former
floral offerings, among them a wreath from the pupils of the
sixth grade with whom deceased had been associated. Mr. and
Mrs. Seppich have the sympathy of the community in their
Wyoming Press Saturday April 27, 1907
SESSIONS, Thearis J. aged seventeen
died Sunday Nov 10, 1918 of pneumonia, at his home in Almy,
and is mourned by many friends. He was the son of Mr.
and Mrs. William Barney Sessions, born in
September 4, 1901.
The remains were shipped by Beeman
& Cashin on Tuesday to Clearfield, Utah for burial, the funeral
taking place yesterday.
Besides the parents, he is survived by several brothers
November 14, 1918
SCHOFIELD, Ella M.
Crosby 67, died here Thursday evening at the family home of a
She was born Oct 1, 1884 in Bountiful, Utah, a daughter of John K.
and Charlotte Bointon Crosby. She married John R.
Schofield Dec. 30, 1902. in Bountiful. They lived at
Manila, Utah until 1929, when they came to
Evanston to reside. Mrs. Schofield was a
member of the LDS Church and served as a
Relief Society teacher many years.
Besides her husband, she is survived
by eight sons and daughters: Mrs. Marjorie Gerrard,
Clifford Schofield and Mrs. Faye Bruce of Evanston, Warren Schofield, of Mesa Ariz.
Lester Schofield, of Brentwood,
Cal, Darrel Schofield, of
Linwood Cal. Ronald Schofield of Ogden, Utah and Mrs. LaRae Eichert of
Cal. Two brothers
and a sister, Ernest Crosby, of Manila, Clyde Crosby of
Cottonwood, Cal, and Mrs. Eva Jane Robinson, Springville,
Utah, also 28 grandchildren and seven great
Funeral services will be conducted
Sunday at 1 p. m. in the second LDS Ward Chapel by Lorenzo
Burial will be in the City
Lake Tribune Saturday August 30, 1952
SCHOPP, Margaret It is with a deep sense
of regret and profound sorrow that we are called upon at this
time to record the death of Margaret Schopp,. whom it 1 had
has our pleasure to have known long und well, and to whom can
be justly subscribed the honor and credit of having
devoted her life work to the comfort and good of others..She
passed away suddenly and unexpected at her home in North
Evanston on Thursday evening,.May 18, 1915 . Shortly after
nine- thirty oclock, surrounded by several relatives and
friends. She had been slightly indisposed for a few weeks, but
on Monday experienced a fainting spell and falling heavily,
the shock of it is thought to have produced conditions
resulting in heart failure. Margaret Shopp was born at
Evanston, Wyoming. June 26, 1872 and has resided here
continuously since that time; always having proven herself the
highest type of womanhood; being honored and esteemed by all
who knew her The deceased never married. but gave her
time to the rearing of orphan children and to her is due great
credit and respect for the quietude and satisfaction she
displayed under trying circumstances. The deceased was of a
jovial disposition and Christian nature and was ever ready to
make the best of things under all conditions.. in a word, we
proclaim that no better woman ever lived, and the world is
better that she came to let her light shine for others Her
reward is a peaceful rest well earned may her like increase.
Recently her only home companion was a niece, Miss Bertha
Robinson whom she is survived. .Other living
immediate relatives are: Mrs. Geo, Hopkins. Sr ,
(sister) City, Mrs.. Elizabeth Smith,( sister) Crabtree,
Oregon; Mr Philip W Schoop (brother,) Salt Lake City. Mrs. J.
H. Willoughby (sister) City. The parents died several years
ago, also two sisters Mrs. Nellie Timmons and Mrs. Mary Payne
Robinson, also one brother Robert Shoop. Deceased was a
member member in good standing in Mary Rebekah Lodge No. 4 I.
O O F , and the Degree of Honor, both of which may turn out in
a body to attend services Definite funeral
arrangements have not yet been made on account of waiting for
relatives to arrive. Interment will be in the city
cemetery.Wyoming Times May 1915
SMEDLEY, Jeanette was
born January 1, 1869, at Selston, Nottinghamshire, England, and died from
bronchial pneumonia at her home in Reliance, Wyo.,
on December 31, 1918.
She was the beloved wife of John Smedley, who she was
married about thirty one years ago at Almy to which place he
came in 1880, she being highly esteemed and respected, and all
extend sympathy to the bereaved husband, whose burden is
heavyhe having buried a grown daughter in 1917, and another
two months ago.
Now surving him are four children,
the mother, Mrs. D. Dexter of Almy, and the following sisters
Mrs. Sarah Lloyd,
, Mrs. C. M. Carver,
Sandy, Utah, Mrs. Lee Druby, of Cokeville, Wyo, Mrs. Thomas
Wilson, Seabrook, Texas, Mrs. William Robinson, Reliance,
Wyo., Mrs. James Horne, Evanston, Richard and Samuel Dexter,
Cumberland, Joseph Dexter, Evanston.
The remains were brought to
Evanston and taken to Beeman
and Cashins undertaking parlors and the funeral is to be held
from the LDS church Friday afternoon. Interment in the City
January 2, 1919
Mrs. William died at her home in Robertson last Thursday
afternoon at 2:30, as a result of pneumonia . She was 52 years of
age and leaves a husband and two children to mourn. Funeral services were
held Saturday afternoon from the LDS church here, conducted by
Bishop Brown and under the direction of the Undertaker R. E.
was in the City cemetery.
Times Thursday April 1, 1915
wife of our fellow-townsman, William Spence, and one of the
pioneers of Evanston. departed this life at midnight on
Monday, April 30th, 1906, after an illness of over
six months, during which time she was confined to her
Deceased was born at Sheepshead, Leicestershire,
England, December 20, 1839. She emigrated to this
country in 1863, taking up her residence at Woods Cross,
Utah. In 1868 she
moved to Woodruff, Rich County Utah at the time of the
settlement of Bear River Valley.
On July 19, 1874 she was married to William Spence and
in 1875 moved to Evanston, where she continued to reside until
her death. There
were three children born to this union, all preceded her in
death. She is
survived by one grandchild who has been the sunshine of the
home for a number of years She also leaves
two children and a number of grandchildren by a former
marriage---Mrs. Charles Fisher of this city and Mrs. George
Summers of Wells, Nevada.
She was a member of several fraternal societies, among
them the Rebeccas and Degree of Honor, all of whom kindly
remembered her at the funeral by costly displays of
flowers. She was
a faithful member of the LDS church from where the funeral was
held on Thursday afternoon at 2 oclock being largely
remains were placed in the family plot in the Evanston
Wyoming Press Saturday May 5, 1906
and Mrs. John Stacey Sr. received the sad news their youngest
son Albert died of pneumonia Sunday Nov 10, 1918 at Camp Lewis
Washington, where he had been stationed but a few months, and
the remains will arrive in Evanston today, to be received by
Beeman and Cashin.
Accompanying the body is Corporal Joe Bell of Almy, and
a sister of the deceased, Mrs. W. V. Gregory who was in
Washington and arranged for
shipping the body here, returned home last evening. The funeral has not
been arranged, but is to be conducted at the family home on
and will be
Albert Stacey was born
March 17, 1893 at Almy, and besides the parents, leaves the
following brothers and sisters to mourn his loss. John Joseph, Charles,
James, and Fred Stacey, Mrs. William Reeves, Mrs. Tillie
Morris, Mrs. Elizabeth Bell, and Mrs. Gregory. The deceased was an
exemplary young man, and all regret of his early and
unexpected passing the bereaved family having the sympathy of
November 14, 1918
Charles, 73. last survivor of a prominent Uinta county family,
died at his home in
Saturday night August 25. 1951 of a heart attack.
He was born on a ranch near Almy, .Wyo. June 20, 1878.
the son of Jacob and Bertha Mons Stahley. Soon after the family.
moved to what is now known as the Stahley ranch on Yellow
creek near Evanston
During his boyhood he engaged in ranching and livestock
his father retired he was associated with his brothers in the
sheep business up to his own retirement in 1936.
Sept, 15, 1903 he was married to Anne Christensen at Evanston
. She survives.
Funeral services will be. held Wednesday at two p. m.
in the Presbyterian church by the Rev. J, Austin Lininger.
Friends may call at the family home in. Evanston
tomorrow and on Wednesday before services. Burial will be in the
City cemetery .under
direction of the Bryan mortuary.
Standard Examiner Monday August 27, 1951
STAHLEY, Jacob passed away at his home on
Center street on Wednesday, May 22, at ten o'clock p. m. He
was in his 79th year, and bad been failing for several years,
the direct cause of death being general debility. Deceased was
born in Switzerland on Dec. 10, 1828 and became a member of
the Church of Latter Day Saints in I860 at Basel. He came to
this country in 1862 as a pioneer of Utah, locating at
Bountiful, where he resided for one year. From there be
removed to Laketown on Bear Lake, in 1863, and settled on
Yellow Creek in 1870, where be engaged and prospered in the
sheep business. He came to Evanston in 1899, since which time
he had been retired. He is survived by a wife, a brother, two
daughters and three sons, the children being John, Henry and
Charles Stahley, and Mrs.. Frank Narramore, of this city, and
Mrs. Carse of Salt Lake. Jacob Stahley was one of the oldest
settlers of this locality honored, respected and esteemed as
one of the best straightforward and reliable citizens Evanston
ever claimed, he lived a steady, sober and industrious life,
and leaves as his heritage to the world, a respectible family.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow Sunday at 12 o'clock
from the family home. May his relatives be comforted in
knowing that he has gone to enjoy the reward so justly earned
in living a true and noble life. Deceased's brother Henry
Stahley of Utah arrived yesterday. (May 25, 1907 Wyoming
Thompson was born at
Idaho August 20, 1898 and
passed away at her home in
, on Monday November
11, 1918 from pneumonia following an attack of
She was married to Harold Stevens
January 8, 1917 in the Logan Utah Temple, and by him is
survived having since resided in this city. Other living relatives
are Miss Katie and Edwin Thompson sister and brother, Mr. and
Mrs. F. P. Garner, of whom she was a niece all of Evanston.
Deceased was a young woman of
genuine character from every viewpoint, beloved and respected
by all who knew her, and those who are left to mourn her
untimely death have the sincere sympathy of this entire
Funeral services are held at 2 p.m.
today at the Garner residence conducted by Bishop P. G.
Matthews and interment is in the City cemetery. Pallbearers are
members of the B. L. F. & E. to which society the bereaved
husband honorably belongs..
Times Thursday November 14, 1918
Mary Ann was born at Sandygate,
England Mar 21, 1845, and died
, March 16, 1920
being 75 years of age this month.
She emigrated to
York in the year 1867 and
one year later was a member of the ox team company to
Utah settling at Salt Lake
City. On March 15, 1869 she
was married to Samuel Stewart, and to this union four children
were born, one daughter now surviving, Mrs. Bella
She has resided in
Evanston for forty eight
years and has been totally blind for twenty years. She had a most
She was a sister of Mrs.
James Burdett, and also of Mrs. Susan Palmer, who passed away
in this city three weeks ago.
She was highly esteemed
Funeral services are
being held today in the LDS church and interment will be in
the City cemetery.
Beeman & Cashin Funeral Directors. Pall-bearers were
Harold Stephens, Ernest G, Jim, William, Charles, and Lorenzo
Times Thursday March
Alice----Saturday, December 4, occurred the death of Mrs.
Alice Stone, after a brief illness from bronchial
deceased was born on April 28th, 1845, in the city
of Farnsworth, Lancashire, England. She is survived by two
sons and four daughters, Fred and Frank Stone and Mrs. Emma
Kirwin of this city, Mrs. Ellen Downs and Mrs. Angelina Setz
of Seattle, Washington, and Mrs. Elizabeth Spooner of
She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Townson
of this city.
Mrs. Stone has been a resident of this city for about
50 years and was very highly respected. Impressive funeral
services were held in the LDS chapel Tuesday December
7th at 2 p.m. with the Ward Bishopric in
speakers were President James Brown and Bishop Percy G.
Matthews, who had known the deceased for many years. Mrs. Stone possessed
those sterling traits of character which endeared her to all
who knew her.
Invocation was by Elder Wm. G. Jay and the benediction
by Elder Arthur W Sims. The choir was under the direction of
Interment was in the city cemetery. Wyoming Press
Saturday, December 11, 1920
STRONG, Essie was
born Aug 19, 1849, at North Hampton, Mass., and died Jan 9,
1919 at the home of her sister Mrs. E. H. Brannan in this
city, her demise resulting from heart failure; and she had
been ailing for the past year.
Deceased was a respected citizen and pioneer of
Evanston, coming in 1881 and residing here continuously since
that time. She
was a teacher here for 35 hears, in both public and private
capacities, in which line she was considered among the
She is survived also by two brothers Charles and Elisha
Strong, both of Montpelier, Idaho, the former having been a
resident of Evanston some years ago.
Both gentlemen attended the funeral, which was held at
the home on Monday afternoon of this week, services being
conducted by Rev. Kagey of the Episcopal Church. The pallbearers were
J. H. Cameron, Fred Loewenstein, T. L. Johnston, Judge Arnold,
J. L. Cheese and M. W. Isherwood. Directors were Beeman
Interment was in the City cemetery. Wyoming Times
Thursday, January 16, 1919
STRONG, Fidelia S.---Mrs. Henry Strong, aged
79 years and nine months died Tuesday May 24, 1904 of
pneumonia, at the family residence on Sixth street Deceased
was born at Belchertown, Mass., Aug. 9, 1824, her maiden name
being Miss Fidelia S. Randall. She was married to Henry Strong
of Northhampton, Mass, Nov 1848. To this union were born five
children, four of whom are still living. Charles is a
wholesale grain dealer in Pittsburg, Kan., Elisha is a
prosperous rancher at Montpelier, Idaho and the daughters,
Essie and May are well known residents of Evanston. The grand
children are Lester and Jessie. Mrs. Strong was early left a
widow with her family of four small children to train and
educate. She devoted her live to her task with a loyalty and
love that never grew dim. She succeeded it giving each of her
children a good education despite the strenuous times of war
through which she was called to pass. To her children and
grandchildren she was always kind and lovable. Her memory to
them will always remain sweet and fragrant with many happy
scenes and kindly deeds. She was a resident of Evanston for
twenty-two years. The many friends of the home lin the
children in their sorrow. Funeral services were conducted at
the family home Thursday afternoon, Rev. L. L. Oakes
officiating and the remains placed in the public cemetery.
(May 28, 1904 Wyoming Press)
Edward Ellsworth 74, died in an Evanston hospital Friday
January 30, 1953 after a lingering illness. He was born March 18,
1878, at McClean County, Illinois a son of James and
Elizabeth Sweinhart Waltman. At the age of 14 he
moved with his parents to Union
County, Iowa and settled on their
farmstead near Creston.
He was a graduate of the Creston High School in 1896 and the
Nebraska at Lincoln
He married Mrs. Waltman
in St. Louis Mo., in 1918 and they resided in
River, Wyo., for several years coming to
Evanston in 1934. He was employed by the
Union Pacific Railroad Col for 30 years and at the
time of his retirement was supervisor for the signal
was a member of the Masonic Lodge, A.f. and A. M. Knights
Templar and the Shrine Korein Temple. He was a past patron
of the Order of Eastern Star in Green River.
He is survived by his wife of Evanston. Funeral services were
conducted today at 2 p.m. at the Bryan Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in the
Evanston Masonic cemetery under the direction of the R. E.
Monday February 2, 1953
WARD----John Henry Ward of
Evanston, Wyo., one of the best known citizens of the western
part of the state, died at Holy Cross hospital, Salt Lake, at
5 oclock last Monday evening, his wife and her sister, Nellie
Burns being with him to the last, he wan conscious to the end.
He succumbed to cancer of the throat, having
undergone two operations at Baltimore Md the past year. For
sixteen years Mr Ward was sheriff of Uinta county. Wyo..
and with his death passes the last of the known
contractors who built the Oregon Short Line railroad from
Granger, Wyo. to Huntington, Ore. Mr. Ward, in his early days
in the west, led an adventurous career He carried water on the
Union Pacific, was in turn laborer and then began business in
a small way until the Oregon Short Line was built. He
came to Iowa and in after years Mr Ward was born Apr. 5, 1853
and was a native of Ireland, emigrating to America in his
infancy moved west and was associated with A. K. Bradbury as
subcontractors on the O. S. L. railroad These gentlemen
together then accepted a government contract for Ft. Bringer
and Ft. Duchesne, remaining in that locality from 1880 to
1886. During his term as Sheriff for Uinta county. Mr. Ward
served for seven consecutive terms then again for two years
during 1910 -12. He was married to Miss Margaret Buns in
Evanston in 1888, and to this union one son was born, he
having passed away when six years old.
For years Mr. Ward was prominent in
politics, having been a wheel horse in the democratic party.
At the present time he has various business interests in
Evanston, among them banking, ranches and coal, and for
several years had been active in their advancement. He was a
liberal, public spirited citizens and many received favors at
his hands. He will be missed in this sphere of action, and the
bereaved family have the sympathy of this community. He was a
life member of Salt Lake Lodge No. 85. B. P. 0 E. An aged
sister resides at Alberta. Canada.
The remains were brought to Evanston on
Tuesday and taken to the family home, and funeral services
will be conducted Friday morning at 10 oclock March. 23, 1917
at the Catholic church. Beeman and Cashin have charge of the
funeral and interment will be in the Catholic
Pall bearers Judge J. R. Arnold. J. H
Martin, O. E. Bradbury. David Hamilton, George. Snyder
and lohn Smith. Wyoming Times March 1917
WHITTLE, James Edmund
----The funeral services for James Edmund Whittle were held at
the L. D. S. church on Tuesday afternoon, and the building was
crowded to its capacity with the friends and acquaintances of
The speakers at the service were Bishop
James Brown. P. G. Matthews and W. G. Jay. And their words of
comfort and consolation, and their tributes to the character
of the deceased, found an echo in the hearts of everyone. For
at all times, and under all circumstances he walked in the
well-beaten path of righteousness. It has been said of him
that when fully conscious that he was nearing the last
of earth, he appeared to be fully impressed with the idea that
at the end of time eternity began, and that the bright faith
which sustained him during those trying hours of suffering
would only grow brighter and brighter as he journeyed to-ward
the Infinite, and the final gloom of death be dispelled by the
radiance of Cods love. Could all live the just and
up-right life that Edmund Whittle lived, and die in his
trusting faith. death could no longer be called the King of
Terrors. The dying young man and the sorrowing family looked
for-ward with the same eye of faith to the brighter future
when this temporary separation would end in an eternal
James Edmund Whittle was born at Morgan.
Utah, July 6 1886, and was the only son of John T.
and Catherine Richards Whittle. The greater part of his life
has been spent in Evanston where he was admired for his manly
virtues and strong Character. He was a devout believer In the
faith of the L D. S. church, and served two years as a
missionary in England. He was nominated at the primary
election this fall for assessor on the republican
ticket. He is survived by his father and mother, and by
one sister. Mrs. Stanley Rich. Saturday
October 3, 1914 Wyoming Press
------Failing to get relief after seven operations for bladder
trouble and facing knowledge that another submission to the
surgeons knife was inevitable, Joseph Williams, aged 42 years,
a well-known resident of Evanston, committed suicide Saturday
last by taking an overdose of strychnine in
Mr. Williams had been in great pain for several weeks
previous to his death.
He frequently announced his intention to end his
suffering by suicide if no relief was obtainable. Because of his
despondency he was watched closely by Mrs. Williams and other
relatives, and their vigils were successful until
About 10 oclock in the morning he went to an outhouse
in the rear of the family home on Front
street and swallowed the
poison. He then
returned to the house and told his wife what he had done. Mrs. Williams summoned
Dr. F. H. Harrison, and tried to administer an emetic to the
dying man who refused to take the mixture, and repeated
several times his determination to die. He repeated his
refusal to accept an antidote to Dr. Harrison, and sank
rapidly until the end came at 1:35 a. m.
The funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the home and
interment was in the city cemetery. The services were
conducted by Bishop James Brown, and the residence was filled
with friends who mourned the untimely death of Mr.
Surviving are the widow and three brothers Phil, John
and James, all of Evanston. Mr. Williams was an
old time resident of the city, and during the last term of
court was employed as a bailiff in charge of juries. He was a native of
Pennsylvania, and had resided
in Evanston since his childhood
days. Wyoming Times, Thursday April 27, 1911
WRIGHT, Ralph Ambrose
died in the Holy Cross hospital in Salt
Thursday night March 16, as the result of an operation for
bowel trouble. He
was transferred from the Ogden hospital but a few days
previous, and all that medical science could do proved of no
avail. It was the
third operation that the young man had undergone in the past
two months and a half, the first attack coming on him about
the first of January.
Death was due to strangulation and adhesion of the
Ralph Wright was born in Evanston 20 years and 4
months ago, all of this time being spent in this city with his
parents. He was a
most lovable and obedient son, his first duty in life being
the welfare and happiness of his mother. He was popular among a
legion of friends and was admired for his manly
death cast deep sorrow in this city, as he was known to our
people as a strong and healthy man up to the time of his
To his sorrowing mother, Mrs. Charles Erickson, who
also suffered the loss of her husband about four months ago,
the sympathy of the entire community goes out in her hour of
Funeral services were conducted Monday morning from the
Catholic church, Rev. P. J. Lynch saying requiem high mass,
and sweet music was furnished by the choir. The floral offerings
were profuse, their beauty vying with spotless and honorable
life of the departed.
Interment took place in the Catholic cemetery.
Times Thursday, March 23, 1911