WILIAM M. ALLEN
WILLIAM M. ALLEN, FOUNDER OF ARVADA, DIED ON
Daily Times (Longmont), Vol XXXI, No.
195, 3 Aug 1925
William M. Allen, pioneer and founder of
Arvada, died on his rand near Arvada Friday
night. He came to Colorado in the gold rush of
1859, had made state history as an Indian
fighter, and was the father of the Farmers
highline ditch. He was 88 years old.
Death came on the eve of his sixtieth
wedding anniversary. He was a member of the
Third Colorado Volunteers, and with Colonel
Chivington of that command participated in the
battle of Sand Creek, where Indians were the
All the children of Peter and Ida Allstrom-
Ellen Matilda born Aug 19, 1872; Carl Oscar
born Dec 19, 1873; and Anna Elizabeth born Oct
19, 1875 died in Golden Oct 30, 1876. In the
short space of about thirteen hours these
three children closed their eyes in death. The
little brother, with a sister on either side,
are sleeping in the same grave. The sorrowing
parents have the sympathy of many friends in
this triple bereavement. W.L.S.
Golden Weekly Globe, Nov 4, 1876
ALBERT H. BARTH
Colorado Transcript, 13 Oct 1921
Prominent Arvada Man Dies
Albert H. Barth, former mayor and
prominent merchant of Arvada died at his home
in that town Sunday after a long illness with
diseases incident to old age. He was 73 years
old. Mr. Barth came to Colorado in 1882 and
engaged in business in Arvada, and had made
that city his home continuously since. He
retired from active work in 1911. He was a
member of the Arvada Masonic lodge and also
the Odd Fellows, being prominent in the
affairs of both orders. He was vice-president
of the First National bank of that city. He is
survived by his widow and one son.
D.A. BLACK IS DEAD AT SWINK
Fort Collins Courier, 11 Mar 1919
Wils Black, nephew, and other relatives of
D.A. Black have been informed of the latter's
death at Swink, Colorado on Sunday, following
a stroke of apoplexy.
Mr. Black resided in this city up to 10
years ago. He is survived by a widow and three
children, who will come here with the remains
for the burial which will be made at
Other surviving relatives than those
mentioned are two sisters, Mrs. Ann Drager of
this city and Mrs. R.A. Dotts of Arvada and
two brothers C.A. Black of bliss, Idaho, and
Frank Black of Montana.
BRADLEY, PARMER STORY
Died. Bradley. In Golden, on Thursday,
December 19th, Parmer Story, son of Mr. W.C.
and Emily F. Bradley, aged 21 months and 8
Transcript, Dec 25, 1878, Golden, Colorado
William Carter Succumbs 24 Hours Before
Neighbors Find Body
Succumbing to a hemorrhage induced by miners'
consumption Tuesday, William Carter lay dead
for 24 hours in his cabin near the old water
works before neighbors investigated. Mr.
Carter had lived alone in the cabin for
several years and had been in the habit of
walking around his premises. When he did not
appear neighbors asked for an investigation.
The body was found in a chair near the bed
where Mr. Carter had disrobed.
Mr. Carter was born in Cornwall, England, 67
years ago and worked for some time in the
mines near Gilpin county. He was unmarried.
The funeral will be held from Woods and
Sanders tomorrow afternoon, the Reverend
Waller officiating. Interment will be at
Colorado Transcript, Apr 13, 1916
Transcript, 3 Jan 1924 -
transcribed by J.S.
WILLIAM COORS DIES SUDDENLY
WILLIAM COORS, brother of Adolph
Coors Sr., and well known in Golden, died
suddenly of heart disease at his home in
Denver Sunday morning. He had reached the
age of 74 years.
Born in Dortmund, Germany, in 1849, Mr.
Coors came to the United States when he
was 21 years of age. Until 1880 he engaged
in the cabinet making business in Chicago.
He then came to Colorado and for many
years was employed at the Golden brewery,
making his home in Golden. In recent years
he was employed at the local pottery.
Mr. Coors was a genial, accommodating man,
and had many friends in Golden, Denver and
elsewhere. He is survived by his wife and
Former Golden Woman Dies
Colorado Transcript, 16 May 1918
Mrs. Adelia Daugherty, former well known
resident of Golden, died in Denver last
Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J.V. Garvin. She had reached the advanced age
of 83 years and 9 months, and her death was
due to diseases incident to old age. She was
the widow of the late William Daugherty, one
of the early day merchants of Golden, who died
here about twenty-three years ago. Mrs.
Daugherty was a native of Liberty, Mo. She and
her husband came to Golden in 1873 and made
this city their home until the death of Mr.
Daugherty. She is survived by two sons,
William and Frank, living in Florida, three
daughters, Mrs. J.V. Garvin, of Denver, Mrs.
L. Hughson, of Chicago and Mrs. Frank Fisk, of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral services were held
in Denver yesterday, and the remains
were brought to Golden cemetery for interment.
DREW, MRS. ROBERT
Died, Revived and Died.
It was thought last Thursday that Mrs. Robert
Drew, reputed to be the wealthiest woman in
Niagara county, N.Y., had died at her home in
Middleport. Physicians pronounced her dead,
and after the body had lain for five or six
hours an undertaker's assistant began
preparing for burial. The woman revived adn
recovered consciousness. She lived twenty-four
hours and then died.
Colorado Transcript, Jan
12, 1898, Golden, Colorado
G. H. CHURCH
County Pioneer Dies – G. H. Church, One of the
County’s Best Known Men, Succumbs to Pneumonia
– G. H. Church, pioneer and one of the best
known men of Jefferson county, died at his
home near Broomfield, Monday, death being due
to pneumonia. He was 87 years old.
Deceased was a native of New York state. He
crossed the plains to Colorado in an ox team
in 1861 and after spending a few years
exploring in the mountains he settled in
Jefferson county, near what is now Broomfield.
There he established the first stage station
out of Denver on the overland route to
California. In 1869 he brought the first herd
of Hereford cattle to Colorado and with them
laid the foundation for the famous stock ranch
he built up.
Mr. Church was the builder and for many years
the owner of the famous Church irrigation
project. For many years he had been president
of the First National Bank of Arvada.
Deceased is survived by his widow and one son,
J. Frank Church.
(Colorado Transcript, January 10, 1918, front
In loving memory of our darling baby and
sister who died Jan 20, 1922. Mrs. Elliott and
Colorado Transcript, Jan 25, 1923
DEATH OF MRS. GARLICK
Middle Park Times, 18 Oct 1912
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Garlick died at her home in
Arvada on the 13st inst. Mrs. Garlick formerly
resided in Hot Sulfur Springs where she and
her children were in charge of the local
telephone office for about 3 years. She had
resided in Arvada for about 1 year.
Mrs. Garlick was a pioneer of Colorado
and had previously resided in Central City for
The lady was taken to Central City for
interment at 2 o'clock on Wednesday afternoon,
October 15th. Mrs. Garlick was a woman of many
admirable qualities and was highly respected
among her friends and neighbors in this
community where she was well and favorable
known. She is survived by two sons and two
Transcript, 3 Jan 1924 -
transcribed by J.S.
VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR DIES
CHARLES H. GORHAM, Civil war veteran
and a resident of Golden for thirty years,
died last Saturday at the home of his
daughter, Mr.s. Fred Eldridge. Death was
due to diseases incident to old age. Mr.
Gorham had reached to old age. Mr. Gorham
had reached the age of 83 years, 8 months.
He was born in Yarmouth, Mass., and lvied
in that place until coming to Golden
in 1894. His wife died two years after
their arrival here.
Mr. Gorham served in the Civil war in the
Sixieth Massachusetts Infantry, a
volunteer, organization. He was mustered
out of the service at Boston on November
30, 1864. The regiment served in various
eastern states, and toward the end of the
war he was engaged in guarding 5,000
confederate prisoners at Barnside
Mr. Gorham became a member of T.H. Dodd
post, G.A.R., soon after coming to Golden,
and he always took a deep interest in the
organization. He had served as commander
and in various other offices of the post.
Deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs.
Eldridge, and by one brother, living at
Yarmouth. The funeral services were
conducted by the Rev. Dressler yesterday
afternoon at the Woods & Sanders
chapel. Interment was at Golden cemetery.
BERNARD ANTHONY "BEN" HANEKE
Birth: Oct 26, 1927 (Faulkton, SD)
Parents: Fritz & Elizabeth (Kriener)
Marriage: Catherine (Dena) Bokenfohr (June 14,
1955, Morrinville, Alberta, Canada)
Death: July 23, 1991 (Denver, CO, VA Hospital)
Funeral: July 29 (Church of the Risen Christ,
Burial: Fort Logan National Cemetery (Denver)
Education: Polo school
Military: U.S. Army (Korean conflict; served
as Chaplain's assistant)
Locations/Occupation: farmer in Polo, SD; to
Denver in 1978
Organizations/Civic: St. Liborius Catholic
Church; American Legion; 40 et 8 and 11th
Airborn Division; Knights of Columbus;
Catholic Order of Foresteres; Polo Fire
Department; School Board (Polo)
Preceded in death by: parents<
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
From the memorial leaflet. Contributed
by Jacque MacDonnell
MINNIE PEARL (SPRAGG) HARTT
Minnie Pearl Hartt was born July 29, 1882 at
St. John N.B. Canada. She is the daughter of
Arthur Sidney & Matilda Roberts Spragg,
who were early day Rawlins students. Minnie
attended normal schools and then taught for
several years. She married John Kelly Hartt in
1909. The wedding took place in St. John, N.B.
Canada and the honeymoon was in Niagara Falls,
Ontario. When raising her 6 daughters they
would live their lives in two places, on Maple
Street in Rawlins and "up country" in Hahn's
Peak Basin. There was a vast difference.
In Rawlins, little ladies wore ruffles and
bows, and were supposed to act like ladies.
They ate three meals a day at a table covered
by white cloth. In Rawlins, Minnie always wore
a dress, and she smelled like talcum powder,
or sachet. At Hahn's Peak, she wore slacks and
ate at a table covered in oilcloth. Minnie
adapted to slacks later, but in those early
years she often wore "knickers" tucked into
her fishing boots. And she smelled like
citronella oil, which she used to keep the
flies away when she fished.
The "Hartt Family Headquarters" at Hahn's Peak
was always full of life with relatives keeping
the home fire burning and Minnie, a
prize-winning fisherwoman until the very end.
Minnie was a member of the PEO. After the
death of John Kelly Hartt in 1952 at Baggs,
Wyoming , Minnie Pearl moved to Wheatridge,
Colorado. Minnie passed away in 1972 in
Denver, Colorado. [Contributed from family
notes to Genealogy Trails by Carole Dick]
Colorado Transcript, 28 Oct 1915
Former Golden Boy Accidentally Kills
Ralph Harmon, thirteen-year old son
of Louis Harmon, formerly of Golden, was
killed near Leyden last Saturday morning by
the accidental discharge of a shotgun. The
entire charge of shot struck the boy just at
his shoulder, and he bled to death. Young
Harmon, with a boy companion, spent the
forenoon shooting snipe along the banks of the
Church reservoir. One of the birds they had
killed floated just out of reach and Harmon
reached out with the butt of his gun to draw
the bird to shore. The hammer caught on a rock
or in the weeds, and the gun was discharged.
Harmon's companion summoned aid and the
wounded lad was rushed to the Harry Pearce
store, but he died a few moments later.
Coroner Woods was called from Golden, but
decided an inquest unnecessary. Louis Harmon,
father of the boy, resided in Golden many
years, going from here to take a position as
engineer at the Leyden mine when the coal
workings were first opened there.
Henry Genealogy: The Descendants of
Samuel Henry of Hadley and Amherst, Mass.
1734-1790, and Lurana (Cady) Henry, His Wife
with an Appendix Containing Brief Accounts of
Other Henry Families, by William Henry
Eldridge 1915 -transcribed by J.S.
Margaret (5) Henry (William (4), Jonas (3),
Andrew (2), Malcolm (1) was born Dec 27, 1825
in Martinsburg, N.Y. and died June 25, 1908 in
Mountain View, Colorado. She married in 1847
at Richmond, Indiana, Thomas Bisco Doxey of
Baltimore, Md., who was born Aug 17, 1820, and
died in Washburn, Iowa, May 3, 1903.
Children: Ella (6), May (6), Loren (6),
William (6) and Della (6)
Source: The Muswellbrook Chrnicle, Feb 18,
The Rev. Warren Henry who was Wesleyan
Minister in this circuit in 1884 died on
December 4, 1898, at the home of his brother
in Jefferson County, Colorado, U.S.A. Mr.
Henry has been suffering for years with
consumption, and for some years he has been a
supernumerary, living with his brother in
America. An In-Memoriam service in connection
with Mr. Henry's death will be held in the
local Wesleyan Church next Sunday night. Mr.
H. Fairfax, from West Maitland, is to conduct
a special religious service in the local
Wesleyan Church on Wednesday evening at 7:30
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. HENRY JUCHEM
Colorado Transcript, 28 Jul 1921
After an illness of less than six weeks, Mrs.
Henry Juchem, one of the best known women of
Jefferson county, died at her home in Arvada
last Saturday. She had reached the aged of 58
years, and had lived in Colorado since 1868.
Deceased was the daughter of the late
Erick Tost, and came to America from Sweden
when she was a young girl. The family settled
in Denver in 1868 and moved to Jefferson
County in 1881. She become the wife of Henry
Juchem, former county clerk of the county in
1887, and had lived in or near Arvada since
She is survived by her husband and
three sons, Guy E. Juchem, county treasurer of
this county, Harold and Ray Juchem. Harold who
is a graduate of the School of Mines, arrived
from Costa Rica a few days before his mother's
death.Deceased was a member of the Arvada
Lodge, Neighbors of Woodcraft. She was a woman
of charm and exceptional ability, and numbered
her friends by the score.
Funeral services were held at the
Arvada Baptist church on Thursday, interment
being at Arvada cemetery.
MRS. MARY KAPPELLAER
WAS CENTRAL CITY PIONEER
Mrs. Mary Kappeller, who died Aug 9
at Oak Creek, was a Colorado pioneer, having
come from Germany in 1876. Central City was
her home until 1900, when she and her husband
moved to Denver, where the latter died in
1902. She was 72 years old and was the widow
of John Kappeller. Of her 10 children, four
daughters survive, Mrs. Lena Purinton of Oak
Creek; Mrs. Anna Haley of Denver; Mrs. Mary
Bacher of Arvada and Mrs. Margaret Bluck of
Walsenburg. Deceased also left 15
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Burial was at Mt. Olivet cemetery, near
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Keefe left for Golden,
Colorado, Tuesday, called by a telegram that
stating that Mr. Keef's mother had passed away
in Seattle, Washington, and her body would be
shipped to Golden for burial.
[Buffalo News, 2 September 1926, page 1 - Sub
OLMSTEAD, FRED J.
In loving remembrance of our dear son Fred J.
Olmstead, who died March 17, 1908. Gone but
not forgottten, Father and mother.
Colorado Transcript, Mar
10, 1910, Golden, Colorado
Phillip Louten, Pioneer Dies
Phillip Louten, of Critchell, died at the
Littleton Hospital last Wednesday from a
complication of diseases following an
operation. Mr. Louten was a pioneer resident
of Jefferson County. He recently sold his
ranch near Critchell to Miss Mabel Jackson,
who died about two months ago. Funeral
services were held at Woods and Sanders
chapel, Friday, the Rev. Don Frank Fenn
officiating. Mrs.[sic] Louten was buried at
Golden cemetery beside his wife who died about
a year ago.
Colorado Transcript, Apr 13, 1916
Denver Mountain News [Denver, CO], Oct. 27,
1899 Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson County
Well Known Physician Dies
Littleton, Colo., Oct. 26 - Dr. A. D. McArthur
of Litleton died Wed. morning at 12:30 am of
tuberculosis. Dr. McArthur was born at
Kenmore, Ont., and was in his 31st year at the
time of his death. He was a graduate of McGill
university at Ontario and late professor at
the University of Colorado and for the past
six years has been practicing in Littleton.
The funeral took place at 10 o'clock today and
was largely attended. He leaves a widow and
one child. Interment was at Fairmont cemetery
Routt County Courier, Vol 13, No 11,
22 Oct 1908
Pioneer Settler Passes Away
The ranks of Routt county's early
settlers were thinned during the past week by
the death of Joseph McKay which occurred on
Friday, October 16th, at his ranch near Craig.
Mr. McKay has been for the past
twenty-one years a resident of this part of
Routt county. He and his family moved
here from Arvada, Colorado in 1887.
He was born in Missouri on February 16,
1846, and came to Colorado with his parents
when he was fifteen years old. He was married
to Mary E. Woolley on November 1, 1882, and to
them has been born a large family of children.
Most of Mr. McKay's time has been spent in
improving his ranch east of town, the only
exception being the four years he served as
postmaster at Craig.
Mr. McKay became afflicted with
paralysis some years ago and for months past
has been an invalid under the always patient
and careful nursing of his wife. The end of
his suffering has been expected for some time
and came quietly Friday afternoon.
The funeral was conducted form the
Christian church Sunday afternoon, Rev. J.L.
Ellis delivering an eloquent and comforting
address from the text "God shall wife away all
tears." The interrment[sic] took place at
Mabel Miller, aged 15, died
at the State School for Girls Saturday morning
from an attack of epilepsy. The remains were
sent by Woods and Sanders to her former home
in Trinidad for burial.
Colorado Transcript, JApr 13, 1916
Birth: June 6, 1926 (San Jacinto co., TX)
Parents: George & Susan (Jackson) Mize
Marriage: Lavon Aasby (Dec. 1, 1950,
Albuquerque, NM). 9 children
Death: January 21, 1992 (hospital at
Age: 65 yrs 7 mos 15 ds
Funeral: Jan 25, 1992 (Our Savior Lutheran
Church, Highmore SD)
Burial: Highmore City Cemetery (Highmore, SD)
Education: Post, TX schools
Occupation: military, Corps of Engineers,
Location: San Jacinto co, TX; Post, TX; near
Preceded in death by: 2 infant sons; parents;
6 brothers, 2 sisters
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
Source: memorial leaflet. Contributed by
Source: Grants Pass Daily Courier, Jan 3, 1919
Elmer G. Morey was born in Jefferson county,
Colorado, May 25, 1885, and died at Grants
Pass, Ore., January 2, 1919, at 2 a.m. He was
33 years 7 months and 7 days old. He came to
Oregon about 1887. Deceased was married in
1906. His wife and seven children; 4 girls and
3 boys, survive him. Deceased was engaged in
the jitney business here in the city. Alvin A.
Morey, of Cresent City, is a brother of the
deceased; Mrs. Minnie B. Masters, of Grants
Pass, and Mrs. Mary Olmstead, of Seattle, are
Funeral services were conducted Friday
afternoon at the grave in the Granite Hill
cemetery by Rev. Melville T. Wire.
The deceased came to his death from pneumonia
following influenza. His sudden and untimely
passing will be mourned by many friends.
MULLINS - At Hutchinson
(Bradford Junction_ on June 17th, Joseph Louis
Phillip, child of Mr. A.J. Mullins, aged 10
Colorado Transcript, 12 Jun 1876 -
transcribed by J.S.
Died. On Coal Creek, Sunday, January
7, Otto, son of George Rand, aged 2 1/2 years.
Colorado Transcript, Jan 10, 1872
Edgewater Pioneer Dies
Swan W. Rapp,
for many years a
resident of Jefferson county, died at his home
in Edgewater last week at the age of 75 years.
Rapp came from Sweden 33 years ago, and has
spent most of the time since in this county.
Seven sons and daughters survive him.
Colorado Transcript, 22 Jun 1916 - transcribed
Source: The Coconino Sun, Sep 5, 1902
of Mrs. Rogers
Mrs. Eva Rogers, wife of Frank L. Rogers, died
at her home in Cupertino, California, on
Monday morning August 24, of congestive chill.
Her death was sudden having been ill but a few
hours. The funeral was held on August 26, and
all that was mortal of Mrs. Rogers was laid
away in the beautiful cemetery at Santa Clara,
California. Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Dennis, parents
of Mrs. Rogers, and a brother and sister, of
Rhoades, attended the funeral.
Mrs. Rogers was born on the 28th day of
October in Jefferson county, Colorado, and
came to Arizona with her parents some ten
years ago. She was married to Mr. Frank L.
Rogers, a prominent cattleman of this county.
Shortly after their marriage they removed to
Cupertino, Cal. where Mr. Rogers successfully
engaged in fruit raising, and where they had a
beautiful home. The sudden death of Mrs.
Rogers was a great shock to her relatives who
deeply grieve her sudden demise, and they have
the sympathy of their numerous friends in
Transcript, 12 Jul 1917 -
transcribed by J.S.
PIONEER RANCHER DIES
, one of the best known men
of southern Jefferson county, died suddenly
Sunday of paralysis. He had reached the age of
78 years and had lived in this county for more
than forty years. He is survived by one son,
Charles. The remains were brought to Golden
for interment, and services were conducted by
Father Fenn at the Woods & Sanders chapel
Aged Rancher Drops Dead – Coroner William
Woods was called to the eastern part of the
county last Friday to investigate the death of
Frank Spahne, well known farmer, whose body
was found by neighbors. Spahne has evidently
been dead since Christmas and Coroner Woods
decided apoplexy was the cause and held no
inquest. Spahne was about 65 years of age. His
wife had been working in Denver and Spahne
went to the city on Christmas day to visit
her. Evidently he dropped dead just as he
returned home Tuesday afternoon after that
visit. The body was discovered by George
Horner, a neighbor. Woods & Sanders of
Golden, took charge of the remains and
conducted the funeral which was held in Denver
Tuesday, interment being at Riverside.
(Colorado Transcript, January 3, 1918, front
MRS. MARY SWADLEY DIES
Mrs. Mary Ellen Swadley
died at her home at Arvada near Denver, Colo.,
She was born in Missouri in 1839 and came to
Colorado in 1863 with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Pollock, where she was married in 1866 to
George Calhoun Swadley, second son of William
Swadley of Hightown, Va. Her husband came west
from Virginia in 1856 to Iowa, and from there
to Colorado in 1859, being one of the very few
remaining Colorado pioneers of the covered
Mrs. Swadley's life was always spent on the
frontier. She was an estimable lady, brace and
courageous. She was mother of five children,
four of whom survive, also her husband.
The Recorder, Vol 68, No 45, Nov 8, 1946
WM ROBERT SWADLEY
Wm Robert Swadley Member of Arvada
Pioneer Family Dies
Arvada, Colo. Dec 5 - Wm
Robert Swadley, 77, a member of a pioneer
Arvada family died at St. Anthony's hospital,
Saturday morning, December 6, after a long
illness resulting from a fractured hip
sustained in a fall nearly three years ago.
Mr. Swadley was born on the old Swadley
homestead just west of Arvada on January 25,
1869, and was the only son of the late George
Calvin Swadley and Mary Ellen Swadley, who
came to Colorado Territory in the early days
of its history. Mr. Swadley coming from
Richmond, Virginia, in 1859 and Mrs. Swadley
from Booneville, Missouri, in 1863.
William Robert Swadley attended school in
Arvada, and spent most of his life in this
vicinity as a farmer. He was well beloved and
highly respected by all who knew him.
He was united in marriage to Josephine L.
Bright of Westminster, Colora[sic] on January
23, 1898. She passed away on February 25,
Surviving Mr. Swadley are two sons, George Lee
of Arvada, and Robert Perry of Denver, a
grandson, and a sister, Laura Minges of
Arvada. Two older sisters were the late Clara
Kinbrough of Arvada and Sara Carey of Denver.
Funeral services were conducted at the Olinger
drawing room on Tuesday at 1 o'clock with
burial in the family lot in the Arvada
Note - Mr. Swadley was a grandson of the late
William Swadley of Hightown, Highland County,
Virginia and a number of his cousins reside in
this and adjacent counties.
The Recorder, Vol 68, No. 50, Dec 13, 1946
ILO I. TAYLOR
Lieutenant Taylor Dies at Fort Lee – Sudden
Death Comes to Former Well Known Golden
Resident – Spinal Meningitis The Cause – Dead
Engineer Officer was at One Time on School of
Mines Faculty – News has been received in
Golden of the sudden death at Fort Lee, Va.,
of Lieutenant Ilo I. Taylor, former well known
Golden resident and member of the faculty of
the School of Mines. Spinal meningitis was the
cause of his death, which occurred last
Friday, after an illness of four days. The
wire was sent to Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davidson
by Mrs. Taylor, who was formerly Miss Mabel
Davidson of this city.
Lieutenant Taylor was about 36 years of age,
and is survived by his wife and small
daughter, his mother, two brothers and three
Deceased came to Golden about five years ago,
and for two years he was an instructor in the
mechanical engineering department at the
School of Mines. He left here three years ago
to take a position on the faculty of the
Kansas Agricultural college. Later he accepted
a similar position on the faculty at Perdue.
He was a graduate of Ames.
Mr. Taylor was united in marriage here three
years ago to Miss Mabel Davidson, one of
Golden’s best known young ladies. She was with
him at the time of his death.
Soon after war was declared Mr. Taylor offered
his services to his country, and his high
technical training soon won him a commission
as lieutenant and he was placed in charge of
the engineering supply depot at Fort Lee.
No information as to the funeral arrangements
has been received in Golden as yet, but it is
believed the body will be taken to Lieutenant
Taylor’s old home at Storm Lake, Iowa, for
interment. Immediately after receiving the sad
news, Miss Eleanor Davidson let for Fort Lee
to be with her sister. (Colorado Transcript,
January 31, 1918, front page)
Transcript, 15 Mar 1906 -
transcribed by J.S.
DEATH CLAIMS ANOTHER PIONEER
MRS. ENOCH WEST died Sunday
afternoon at the home of County Assessor
J.A. Newcomb on Ralston creek, after an
illness of ten days with pneumonia. She
was 85 years old Saturday, and came to the
county from Nova Scotia in 1870. She was
the mother of Ex-Senator L.R. West, Gibbs
West, of Arvada, and Mrs. J.A. Newcomb.
The funeral was held at the Newcomb
residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
COUNTY PIONEER DIED IN ARVADA
Colorado Transcript, 2 Oct
Gibbs West, one of Jefferson county's best
known pioneer farmers, died at his home in
Arvada Monday at the age of 75 years.
West was born in Nova Scotia in 1849
and came to Colorado by overland stage in
1868. He came direct to Jefferson county and
acquired extensive land holdings on Ralston
Creek, a few miles north of Golden. He engaged
in farming contiuously until about eight years
ago, when he retired from active work and went
to Arvada to live. He was the son of the late
Mr. and Mrs. Enoch West, and a brother of the
late Senator Leander West. He is survived by
his widow, a son, Frank West, of Arvada, a
daughter, Mrs. Harry Secrest, of Denver, and a
sister, Mrs. Joseph Newcomb, of Arvada.
Funeral services were conducted in
Denver Wednesday afternoon by the Rev. A.C.
Hoover of Arvada, and interment was at Crown