Rufus Guy Bouker
The Canon City Record notes the death of Rufus Guy Bouker at his home in that city Friday, September 25.
Deceased was born in Vermont, where he resided till 1883, when he moved to Colorado, settling in Greeley. He lived in this city for 8 years, then becoming interested in Denver reality, he moved to that city in 1891.
Rufus Bouker was 68 years, 1 month, and 2 days old. He leaves a wife, 2 sons and a daughter.
[16 Oct 1902, Greeley Tribune (Greeley, Weld County)]
Addie Hall Beers-Atkinson
At Florence, Colorado, on Monday, Mrs. Addie Beers-Atkinson died after a brief illness of meningitis. She was a daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William J. Hall of Susquehanna.
Interment took place in Florence.
[Scranton Republican, 16 Aug 1902]
Aged lady died this morning of paralysis.
Mrs. Elizabeth Cable, mother of Mrs. John Chetelat and Mrs. C.J. Logan, died at the home of the latter, corner of third street and Harrison avenue, at 8:00 AM Tuesday morning of paralysis, complicated by an attack of la grippe.
Deceased was a native of Devonshire, England, but for more than 40 years had lived in America, 25 of which were spent in the province of Ontario, Canada, and the remainder in this state. Previous to coming to Canon City, Mrs. Cable made her home at Westcliffe, where her only son died four years ago. Deceased was in her 79th year of her age and had been a widow since 1885.
She was a member of the Episcopal faith and her funeral will take place from Christ church at 2:00 Thursday afternoon, Rev. Sherrod, rector of the congregation conducting the service. Burial will be at Lakeside cemetery.
[Canon City Daily Record, Jan 23, 1908; Transcribed & Submitted by Courtney Birkes]
Ernest Cleveland (Wilmington)
Ernest L Cleveland, 1837 Mauretania St., died Tuesday in a Torrance hospital.
He was born in Joliet, Ill., and lived there until coming to California in 1944. He resided in Long Beach before moving to Wilmington in 1945.
He was a florist.
Surviving are two sons, Edwin L of Wilmington and Lawrence W Cleveland of Long Beach; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Grandy, Mrs. May Smith, and Mrs. Belle Smith; a brother, Chris.
Service will be today at 1pm in the Patterson & Snively chapek, Long Beach with Rev. William L Collin officiating.
Interment will be in Canon City, Colorado.
[Long Beach Independent; 14 Jan 1954]
George William Columbia
Port Isabel Leader Is Well Known
San Benito - The body of George William Columbia, 76, prominent city commissioner of Port Isabel, who succumbed Wednesday at 1:07 PM, will be forwarded from here Thursday night to Pueblo, Colorado, by the Markham Thompson Funeral Home.
The Port Isabel city commissioner had been a resident of that city 10 years, having come to the Valley from Corpus Christi. Prior to that time he had lived in Florence, Colorado.
Only one child, Mrs. John T. Liggett, of Pueblo, survives the aged man. Mr. & Mrs. Liggett, who were visiting Columbia at the time of his death, will accompany the body to Pueblo.
Funeral services will be held in Florence, Colorado.
[Valley Morning Star, Harlingen, TX; 15 Apr 1937]
Funeral Services Are Held For Hamilton Daywolt
Funeral services were held in Canon City from the Canon City mortuary on Friday, March 27, at 10 AM for Hamilton Daywolt.
Daywolt died Tuesday, March 24, of a cerebral stroke.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Tossie Smulling of Denver, a niece, Mrs. Shermie Hendricks of Denver, and a nephew, Gene Bascom of Aspen.
[Aspen Daily Times, Aspen, CO; 2 Apr 1959]
Mrs. S. E. Dudley
Mrs. S. E. Dudley, an early settler of Windsor township, died at Florence, Colorado, May 3rd, aged 68 years. She and her husband moved to Colorado from here.
Mrs. Belle Peter, of Burden, is one of 8 children still living.
[The Winfield Tribune, Winfield, Kansas; 12 May 1905]
Bion B. Dunbar
Dunbar Services Held –
Funeral services for Bion B. Dunbar were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock form the Veatch funeral home with Dr. S. E. Childers officiating. The body was shipped to Canon City, Colo., for interment.
The Eugene Guard (Eugene, OR) – Wednesday, February 26, 1930
[Transcribed & submitted by Jim Dezotell]
Charles Homer Gann
Charles Homer Gann, 58, race horse owner and caretaker of the rodeo grounds, succumbed Thursday night to a long period of ill health at the home of Mr and Mrs E.E. Campbell of Orchard Park. Death came at 11:30 PM. His health had been declining since 1939 more steadily the past 3 or 4 months, and his condition had been increasingly serious since the holidays. The Gann home is at 1438 S 4th but, when Mr Gann began to fail more rapidly the past few weeks, he and his wife moved to the Campbell home. Mrs Gann teaches school at Garden Park. Mr Gann was well known in regional horse racing and rodeo circles, as his string of horses had been familiar figures in this part of the state and the San Luis Valley for many years. He first acquired this sideline during his long residence in Mosca. Since moving here in 1945 Mr Gann had continued to race his horses, had acted as caretaker in the rodeo grounds and had been official race starter from the time the starting gate was added to the Royal Gorge Round-Up equipment. He was born Aug 23 1893 in Odessa MO (Lafayette County) and came to Colorado in 1911, first settling in Fowler. On November 26 1914 at Mazonola he was married to Ida Brown. The couple moved to Mosca in 1917 and remained there to farm until coming to Canon City 6 years ago. Surviving are Mrs Gann, one son Robert Lee of Avery TX, two brothers, Kenneth of Tucson AZ and Harvey of Alamosa. Two sistrs, Mrs Lester Doll of Maywood CA and Mrs Joe Gibbins of Dalhart TX and 9 grandchildren. One daughter preceded his death. The Wilson Motuary is in charge of the Funeral Arrangements which have not yet been completed.
CANON CITY RODEO FOLLOWER IS DEAD:
Canon City CO Jan 18 - Charles H GANN 58, a race horse owner and caretaker of the rodeo grounds, died Thursday night after a lingthy illness. Gann, wel kown in regional horse racing and rodeo circles, died at the home of Mr and Mrs E. E. Campbell of Orchard Park. Since moving here in 1945 Gann had continued to race his horses, had acted as caretaker at the rodeo grounds and had been official race starter from the time the starting gate was added to the Royal Gorge Roundup Equipment. Gann was born Aug 23 1893 in Odessa MO and came to CO in 1911, first settling in Fowler. Survivors include his widow, one son Robert of Avery TX, two daughters Mrs Henry Hunt of Mosca and Mrs Clay Cummings of Monte Vista; two brothers Kenneth Gann of Tucson AZ an Harvey Gann of Alamosa; two sisters Mrs Lester Doll of Maywood CA and Mrs Joe Gibbons of Dalbert TX and 9 grandchildren.
[Submitted by Christine Walters who adds the following information:
b. 23 August 1893 - d. 17 January 1952, Son of William & Fannie Maggie Lu (Kesterson) Gann; Husband of Ida Margaret Brown
Ida Margaret (Brown) Gann: b. 9 November 1884 - d. 3 March 1964, dau of James & Willowmine (Newby) Brown
Monte Vista Cemetery, Rio Grande Co CO]
BRYAN M. GIBSON
Birth: Oct 18, 1906 (Cedar Rapids, NE)
Parents: Mathew Caroline (Thompson) Gibson
Death: July 29, 1991 (Highmore Healthcare Center)
Age: 84 yrs 9 mos 11 ds
Funeral: Thursday, Aug 1, 1991 (Church of Christ, Highmore, SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Occupation: farmer, cut trees, dairy work, building bridges and railroads, Oahe and Big Bend dams
Locations: Nebraska to Colome, SD (age 4); Norris, SD; Canon City, CO (in 1937); S. of Highmore (1939)
Preceded in death by: son Carl LeRoy, parents, 3 brothers, 1 sister
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
[From the Memorial leaflet; Contributed by Jacque McDonnell]
Holmes D. Metcalf
Holmes D. Metcalf came to his death May 1st, 1903 at 8 o'clock in the morning while in the employ of the Portland Cement Co., at Coaldale, as the result of a premature blast. He was about to fire a 14 foot hole, into which had been previously poured 12 pounds of black powder, and in order to fire this powder he was to use a stick of giant powder attached to a 4 foot fuse, and for some cause unknown to any one the explosion occurred before he had time to get away. The full force of the concussion struck him over the heart and death was instantaneous.
The funeral services were conducted from the home near Coaldale and were largely attended. The casket was covered with beautiful floral tributes sent by friends from Coaldale and Canon City.
Holmes D. Metcalf was born at Anson, Maine, in 1860. He came with his father and 2 brothers to Silver Cliff in 1879, residing there almost continuously until the last two years.
CARD OF THANKS
We, the undersigned, do hereby extend our most heartfelt and grateful thanks to the man kind friends at Coaldale and Canon City, and also to the Portland Cement Co., who so nobly and willingly assisted us in our recent sad bereavement. Words fail to express all that our hearts feel.
Mrs. Shira Metcalf & Children
Mr. & Mrs. H. Bourne
Mr. & Mrs. S. H. Bourne
[Silver Cliff Rustler - 13 May 1903]
Services Held Last Wednesday For John Ogilvie
John E. Ogilvie, 79, for many years a resident of Routt county died at the Florence, Colorado hospital July 22. He had made his home at Williamsburg, Colo., for the past nine years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday of last week at 2 pm at the Holt Chapel of the Garden. Burial was in Lakeside cemetery.
Mr. Ogilvie was born August 9, 1881 at Attleboro, Mass. He came to Colorado in 1906.
He was married to Edith Johnson in 1904 and she preceded him in death. He later married Nina Urich.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: Clifford and Mrs. Alice Liseberg, both of Lander, Wyo.; Kenneth of Arvada; Mrs. Katherine Belton, of Steamboat; Mrs. Marporie Williams of Martinzez, Calif.;
eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and three sisters.
[Steamboat Pilot, August 3, 1961]
Ellen M. Remington
Mrs. E. M. Remington, age 74 years, died Jan 29th at the home of her son-in-law, Augustus Pease at Canon City.
Mother of Lillian Pease of Canon City, Mayme V O'Mailia of Fairplay and Katie Heitzman of Walsenburg. Interment is to be at Canon City.
Mrs. M. I. O'Mailia left for Canon City on Monday.
[Fairplay Flume, 1 Feb, 1924]
Alden M. Sedlack
Alden M. "Buzz" Sedlack died Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2005 in the Bruce McCandless Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, Florence, Colo. He was 79. Buzz was born June 24, 1926 to Alden L. Sedlack and Viola (Tabor) Sedlack of Aberdeen, Wash. He was married to Marilyn (Doris) Yock of Hoquiam, Wash. She preceded him in death, Nov. 22, 2000. Buzz worked in the sawmill industry, nationally and internationally, his entire life. He served in the Navy during World War II, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, and was honorably discharged. Buzz is survived by his sister, Illiene Boawn of Seattle; two children, Dennis Sedlack of Longmont, Colo., and Frances Lewis of Ontario, Ore; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cremation took place at the Charles Anthony Funeral Home of Florence, Colo. No service was requested. Buzz will be interred with his wife at Fern Hill Cemetery. Aberdeen, Wash.
[Submitted by: Jim Dezotell; From The Daily World (Aberdeen, WA) - Tuesday, January 17, 2006]
DAVID C. SHAFER
David Corwin Shafer, 51, of Sedalia, Colo., passed away at Sedalia on March 28, 1961. He was born at El Reno, Oklahoma, Jan. 12, 1910. He attended schools at Crowley and Rocky Ford, Colorado.
Mr. Shafer was married Dec. 31, 1931 at Canon City, Colo., to Marian R. Herzog. Mr. Shafer came to Colorado in 1914 and to Douglas County in 1957 from Littleton.
He was employed as a welder by the Glenn L Martin Company for the past five years. Mr. Shafer was a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Marian of Sedalia; a daughter, Patricia Mae of Manitou Springs; a son, George D of Manitou Springs; and a sister, Florence Shafer of Colorado Springs.
Services were held at Andrews Funeral Home in Castle Rock, March 31, 1961 at 9am, The Rev. Henry Hiddinga officiated. Interment was at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City, Colo.
[Douglas County News, April 20, 1961]
John Shaw, Sr
War Veteran Dies in Ambulance
Canon City - John Shaw, Sr., aged 76, well known citizen of Ash street, Lincoln Park, Civil War veteran, and father-in-law of Mayor D.N. Cooper of Canon City, died in the ambulance while being conveyed from his home to the hospital here to be treated for acute stomach trouble.
[San Juan Prospector, Del Norte, CO; 10 Mar 1917]
W. J. SPROUL DIES IN CANON CITY
W. J. Sproul, 78, Former president of the Colorado Fire Insurance Underwriters Association died today. He had been in business in Canon City for 30 years.
[GREELEY DAILY TRIBUNE - August 25, 1944; Submitted by Kathyrn Todd]
Mabel Ann Stanifer
Mrs. Mabel Ann Stanifer, 78, Dies Wednesday
Mrs. Mabel Ann Stanfer, widow of the late S.R. Stanifer, died Wednesday at Harding Manor after a long illness. She was 78. In poor heath for 20 years, she had been seriously ill since April. Mrs. Stanifer was a member of the First Baptist Church, the Neighbors of Woodcraft, the VFW and was a past president of the World War I Auxiliary. She was born in Crawford County, MO., on Oct 6, 1891 and had lived in Canon City since 1925, coming from Missouri. She and Mr. Stanifer were married in Pueblo. He was a Canon City real estate man for many years. Survivors are two sons, Glen E. Short of Pueblo and A.W. Short of Panama City, Fla; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Moffit of La Palma, Calif., seven step-children, six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Oswald White of Canon City, Shelby White of Fairplay and Arthur White of St. James, Mo. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Holt-Wilson Chapel of the Garden. The Rev. Willard Ballard will officiate and burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
[Canon City Daily Record, July 1970; Transcribed & Submitted by Courtney Birkes]
Former Local Lady Expires In Hospital At Canon City
Mrs. Bert Staples, former local resident of this community died in the Canon City hospital on February 6th after a lengthy illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Staples resided on the Fred Gagnon ranch and had a milk business in this city before leaving for Canon City several years ago.
Mr. Staples died last March 3rd in that city.
[Aspen Daily Times, Aspen, CO; 4 Mar 1937]
William Harold Stewart
William Harold Stewart was born at Delta, Colorado, April 19th, 1887 - Died in Denver, February 28, 1907
Four years ago young Stewart attended the South Canon schools and during that time won the ardent friendship of old and young. Since then he has been a student of the Greeley high school. At the time of death he was a student at Barnes Commercial College in Denver and had nearly completed his course.
He was the only child of Mr. & Mrs. W. H. Stewart of Ironton, Colorado. Mrs. Stewart is a sister of Mrs. W. H. Trout of South Canon. His aged grandmother, Mrs. Schilling, who is known and loved by so many deeply feels, with the father and mother and the Trout family, the sad bereavement which has come to all.
The remains were brought to Canon City Saturday. The funeral service was held in the elegant home of W. H. Trout, on Sabbath afternoon.
The attendance was very large, and the sympathy of all for the afflicted ones was profound. Costly flowers, sent by friends of Denver and Canon City, were abundant, covering the handsome casket; voicing in silent beauty the sympathy of friendly hearts.
The chior of the First Baptist church of Canon City furnished the music - beautiful old hymns which have comforted so many sorrowing hearts.
A large procession followed the remains to beautiful Lakeside cemetery.
Young Stewart's life had been cheerful; joyous, vigorous and kind. His prospects were bright with hope for a large success in the future. Around him twined the mighty love of a doting father and a most cultured mother. But the young life has gone out; his chair is vacant and the parents hearts are full of unspeakable sorrow.
[Canon City Record - Mar 14, 1907]
Lucy A. Sullivan
Mrs. Lucy A. Sullivan died at her home, 703 Hazel Avenue, at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon from dropsical affection, from which she had suffered for a long time.
The deceased had been in failing health for 2 or 3 years but it was not until a week ago Monday that her illness became critical.
Mrs. Sullivan was born in Oswego County, N.Y., June 13, 1844, consequently was 75 years, 9 months and 17 days of age.
She was married to Orrin D. Sullivan in New York State March 20, 1860, and they celebrated the 60th anniversary of their wedding about 10 days ago.
Mr. & Mrs. Sullivan were among the pioneer settlers of Colorado, coming to this state in 1879 and settling at Leadville, where they resided for a number of years. Later they removed to Winfield, Colorado and then to Buena Vista, coming here from the latter place 18 years ago to make their home.
The living children are W. W. Sullivan of this city, Edwin Sullivan of Wickenburg, Ariz., and C. E. Sullivan of Los Angeles, Calif.
[Canon City Record, 1 Apr, 1920]
Orin D. Sullivan
Orin David Sullivan died at the home of his son, W. W. Sullivan, at 9:30 o'clock Wednesdsay evening. He had been in failing health since the death of his wife, 5 months ago, and was bedfast for 4 weeks before the end came.
The deceased was born in Otsego County, N.Y., January 1, 1840. He removed to Leadville in May, 1879. He was a resident for many years of Eagle & Chaffee counties, where he was engaged in the development of mining properties.
The family came to Canon City in 1902, and established a home at 703 Hazel Avenue. Mr. Sullivan was a member of the First Baptist church here and was highly esteemed by those who knew him.
He leaves 3 sons, Edwin D. Sullivan of Wickenburg, Ariz., Charles E. Sullivan of Los Angeles, Cal., and W. W. Sullivan of this city.
[Canon City Record, 2 Sept, 1920]
James A Watson
The funeral services for James A Watson, who died Saturday, March 1, in South Vancouver, were held March 11, in Florence, Colorado.
Hercules Lodge, No. 21, Knights of Pythias, had charge of the funeral and the Elks Club performed the ritual services at the home. Burial took place in the Highland cemetery in Florence, and Rev. Mr. Dennis of Rockvale officiated.
[Vancouver Evening Sun, Vancouver, Canada; 18 Mar 1924]
Mary Elizabeth Couch Watson
Mother of George Watson Passed Away Tuesday
Pioneer of Colorado Died at Home of Son in Canon City After Two Months Illness.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Watson, widow of the late W. A. Watson passed away at the home of her son, Willis A. Watson, 617 Rudd Avenue, at 4:15 Tuesday Morning, following an illness of a couple of month's duration.
Mrs. Watson's condition was critical for several days before the end came and her death was not unexpected to those about her. She was unconscious for some time before passing away.
Mrs. Watson was born near Benton, Ill., July 1846, and was aged 82 years, 9 months, and 27 days. She had been a resident of the Arkansas valley for more than 60 years. She came to Colorado with her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Couch in the early 60's and settled in Canon City, where she made her home for several years before her marriage to W. A. Watson in 1866.
After her marriage she removed to a ranch on Lower Beaver Creek where she resided for a number of years. Later Mr. & Mrs. Watson removed to a ranch near Wetmore in the Hardscrabble district which was the family home for more than half a century.
After the death of her husband 6 years ago. Mrs. Watson came to this city and and made her home with her son Willis A. Watson, and family, visiting at intervals with her other children.
She was a woman of the utmost hospitality and attracted herself a host of friends by her many admirable qualities. She possessed the true pioneer spirit and underwent the hardships incident to the early settlement of the country bravely and uncomplainingly.
She was strong, healthful, and courageous at all times and conquered the difficulties of the times in which she lived in a manner to win the admiration of those who knew her.
Mrs. Watson was a member of the Baptist church from her girlhood and was always active in its benevolences. She was a Christian in the widest sense of the term and practiced the precepts of the Master in her daily walk. Her memory is a benediction to those who knew her best.
The deceased is survived by 6 children, Thomas Watson of Pueblo, Joseph Watson of Dunlap, N.M., George Watson of Eagle County, Colo., Willis A. Watson of Canon City, Mrs. Mamie Hill of Decatur, Ill., and Leon Watson of Denver. All of them were present when their mother passed away, except the son living in New Mexico, who was here a few weeks ago.
The funeral will take place from the First Baptist church here at 2:30 Thursday afternoon, with Rev. Lester F. Sage, pastor of the congregation, conducting the services. The body will be laid to rest in Lakeside Cemetery.
[Canon City Record 25 June, 1929]
Funeral services were held Monday, Nov 20, for Mrs. Jeanette M. Whisler, a Penrose resident for the past 38 years. She died Friday at the Pueblo St. Mary Corwin hospital at the age of 74. Services were held at the Andrews Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ivan R. Rymes officiating. Majka Clark, accompanied by W. Lloyd Smith, sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Lord's Prayer." Pallbearers were Victor Dietz, Stanley Boorom, Arthur Molello, Bill Hammock, Russell Mace and Pete Dickman. Mrs. Whisler was born Feb. 10, 1898 in Lava Township, Kansas. She had been a resident of Colorado for 45 years and was a teacher, having taught Kindergarten grades for Fremont School District Re-2 (J). She was a member of the United Presbyterian church, Beaver Park Grange 396, Retired Teachers Association, the Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher's sorority, and was the immediate past-president of the Jane Jefferson club. She was married to R.E. Stebbins, Nov 10, 1922 at Colby, Kansas. He preceded her in death Jan 8, 1966. She and Steve H. Whisler were married at Penrose May 4, 1968. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Wallace L. Stebbins of Lakin, KS., and Robert F. Stebbins of Grand Junction, and one stepson, C.L. Whisler of Florence, 3 grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Medford and Mrs. Myrtle Ballentine, both of Goodland, KS. Burial was at the Penrose Cemetery.
[Nov 1972, Canon City Daily Record; Transcribed & Submitted by Courtney Birkes]
Mary (Mincher) White
Services Thursday for Mrs. White
Services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday in Holt-Wilson Chapel of the Garden for Mrs. Mary E. White, longtime Canon City and Pueblo resident who died Monday in a Canon City nursing home at 93. She was the widow of Albert Ross White, Canon City.
Mrs. White was born on March 1, 1874, in Crawford County, Missouri to John and Hattie Clark Mincher.
She lived the past 43 years in Canon City.
Mrs. White was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include children, Curtis White of Canon City, Arthur David White of Saint James, Mo., Shelby White of Fairplay, Oswald White and Mrs. Mabel Stanifer both of Canon City; 28 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three children.
Also surviving are sisters Mrs. Kate Akers of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Ollie Harrison and Mrs. Pearl Huey, both of Bell Garden, Calif.
The Rev. A.E. Retzer and Dr. Harold Hunker will officiate. Burial will be in Lakeside cemetery.
[Colorado Springs Gazette, 17 May 1967; Transcribed & Submitted by Courtney Birkes]
Herbert J. Willard
Class of 1889 - HERBERT JACKSON WILLARD. B. 14 Oct., 1866, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Business. D. 19 Sept., 1907, Canon City, Colo.
[Source: Dartmouth College Necrology, 1906-1907, Hanover, N.H. Transcribed by Kim Mohler]
John A. Witcher
Father of Wife of District Attorney Buried at Canon City
Canon City, Jan 10 - The funeral of John R. Witcher, who died at Niagara Falls, N.Y., Tuesday, took place from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon under Masonic auspices.
Mr. Witcher was one of the pioneers of Southern Colorado and came to this state from Floyd County, Georgia, before the Civil War. He was one of thr foremost cattlemen and ranchers of Teller County and leaves a large estate. He was the father of Mrs. James C. Gentry of Meeker. The district attorney and Mrs. Gentry were present at the funeral.
[Steamboat Pilot, Steamboat Springs, CO; 11 Jan 1911]
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