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Obituaries and Death Notices

BENSON, IDA MRS.
Mrs. Ida Benson, daughter of Mrs. Tobler of San Luis creek, died at Manitou last week. (Saguache Chronicle, December 26, 1884)

CLARK, MARIA
Died – Clark – At Saguache Colo., on Thursday last, Mrs. Maria Clark. (Saguache Chronicle, July 30, 1886)

GRAHAM, MARY M.
Died – On the 19th instant, at Saguache, Mary M. infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mercier Graham, aged just 4 months. (Saguache Chronicle, August 23, 1879)

LUCERO, MARY LULINA
KILLED IN CAR: Saguache, Colo., Oct. 29 - Mrs. Mary Lulina Lucero, 72, of Center, was killed and five other people injured when their automobile landed upside down after being forced off highway U.S. 285 three miles east of Saguache. [The Helena Independent, Helena Montana October 30, 1940 - Sub by S. Williams]
 

McCOY, W. W.
CANDIDATE KILLED: Center, Colo., October 13-In a quarrel over a livery bill of four dollars today, W.W. McCoy, proprietor of a livery stable and Republican candidate for assessor, was shot and killed by Perry Talbott of Denver, a carpenter. Talbott fired six shots, five of which took effect. The sixth shot struck a horse. Talbott was immediately arrested and rushed to the jail at Saguache.
[Reno Evening Gazette, (Reno Nevada) October 13, 1910 - Sub by S. Williams]
 

MOONEY, RICHARD
Richard Mooney Dies - Fallon, Oct. 27 - Richard Ward Mooney, 71, died Oct. 22 at the local hospital following a long illness.  Born at Sanguache, Colo., he had lived in Fallon for about 30 years and was employed as a school janitor. He had no known relatives. [October 28, 1956 Nevada State Journal, Reno Nevada - Submitted by S. Williams]
  
NELSON, EDDIE
Died – On Monday, the 14th day of April 1870, Eddie, son of John E., and Eliza M. Nelson, aged 1 year, 8 months and 23 days.
Death suddenly entered the household of these parents, and took from them their ownly darling, the idol of their hearts, leaving them sad, desolate and lonely.
While all are ready to offer them sympathy, nothing can be offered that will fill the void in their hearts caused by the loss of their loved one.
A strong link has thus been formed, which will draw the hearts of these afflicted parents towards the life to come. Their greatest consolation in these their hours of trial, will be the thought that in the years to come, when they shall have crossed the dark river, they will be met and welcomed by their darling and that the pleasures of that re-union will in a measure compensate them for their present bereavement.
Dr. Cornelius preached the funeral sermon at the Baptist Church on Wednesday.
The Church was well filled by those who were present as a mark of sympathy for the parent sin their heavy affliction. (Saguache Chronicle, April 19, 1879)

ROBERTS, RAY
Deer Excites man; He Dies as Heart Fails:  Saguache, Colo., Oct. 14 - Ray Roberts, of Stanford, Tex., became so excited when he sighted a deer while hunting and shot at it several times that he died of a heart attack, it was believed today.     The body was found yesterday and brought here from a dude ranch 50 miles west of Saguache. He was about 65 years old. He was believed to be the first casualty of the 1938 deer hunting season.     Roberts told hunting companions yesterday that he would search some more before returning to camp. Several empty shells were near the body.
[The Mexia Weekly Herald, (Mexia Texas);  October 21, 1938 - Sub by S. Williams]

SCHMIDT, CAROLINE
Died – Schmidt – At Saguache on the 6th inst., Mrs. Caroline Schmidt, aged --- years. (Saguache Chronicle, July 11, 1884)

STUBBS, MINNIE PEARL
Died – Stubbs – On the morning of the 20th inst. Minnie Pearl, only daughter of B. P. and S. A. Stubbs, aged two months and twenty-nine days.
The funeral services took place at the family residence, Rev. L. M. Whiting the Baptist minister, officiating. A large concourse of citizens followed the deceased infant to the hillside cemetery, where she was interred. Mr. and Mrs. Stubbs have the sympathy of the entire community. (Saguache Chronicle, March 23, 1883)

WILLIAMS, WILSON P.
TREASURER SUICIDES:  Saguache, Colo., Sept. 11-Wilson P. Williams, for three terms treasurer of Saguache county, was dead today, a suicide according to a coroner's verdict Williams shot himself while walking on the Main street of the town last night.
[The Bee, (Danville Virginia) September 11, 1929 - Sub by S. Williams]


 



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