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Obituaries and Death Notices

Tom Cornish Dies
Goldfield, Nev., Aug 22 - Tom Cornish, one of the best known mining engineers in the country and formerly superintendent of the Stratton independence mine in Cripple Creek, died at Stenik?s ranch on the edge of Death Valley yesterday of pneumonia.
[Los Angeles herald, (Los Angeles, CA) August 23, 1907, Page 7]

Arthur G. Davis
Funeral services were held this afternoon over the body of Arthur G. Davis, who died at Pueblo a few days ago of heart trouble.  The services were held at the residence of the boys parents Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Davis, of 388 Daisy Avenue.  Reverend Schonoid of the Episcopal Church officiated and the interment was at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
[Sunday, July 13, 1902, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)  Issue:  7815  Page: 2]

Samuel M. Dyer
Cripple Creek News Notes
Death of Samuel M. Dyer, A Pioneer of the State
Cripple Creek Bureau
Colorado Springs Gazette
Cripple Creek, July 12.--Samuel M. Dyer, a Colorado pioneer G. A. R. veteran and son of the late Reverend Mr. Dyer of the M E Church who died in Denver several months ago after some 60 years in the ministry on the frontier, died this morning at 4:30 o'clock at his home on Warren Avenue, after a few days illness, the chief cause of death was heart failure, super induced by tonsillitis and erysipelas. Deceased was a highly respected citizen of this city and a pioneer in the district having come to Cripple Creek in 1891. He was born in Illinois in 1843 and served in the Civil War with Company I, Fifth Wisconsin Volunteers. At the battle of Fredericksburg, a shell tore off his right leg. In 1871 Mr. Dyer removed to Colorado and settled in Douglas County, where he was quite prominent politically and served as county treasurer and county clerk. He leaves two children, Mrs. G. L. Knight of Pueblo and Mr. John L. Dyer of this city. His wife has been residing in Denver, and yesterday she cane to this city and was with him when he died. Deceased was a brother of County Judge Elias F. Dyer of Lake County, Colorado, who met his death in the performance of his duty on July 3, 1875. The funeral arrangements have not yet been fully determined, but it is known that the body will be taken to Castle Rock and laid to rest in the family burying lot.
[Sunday, July 13, 1902, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Issue: 7815 Page: 2]

Alonzo Frizzell
Funeral Of Late Alonzo Frizzell
Large Attendance Tells Of The Universal Esteem In Which He Was Held
Burial At Colorado Springs
Special to the Gazette
Cripple Creek, December 21.--Funeral services over the remains of the late Alonzo Frizzell were held this morning at 11 o'clock, services being conducted by the Reverend Mr. Whitehouse, assisted by the Reverend Mr. Keithly.  Both delivered the usual burial service and then touched upon the beautiful life led by the deceased.
The elegant casket was then removed from the church to the hearse, with J. S. Lawrence, J. H. Waters, H. D. Thompson, J. F. Hadley, A. Fischer and George Fry as pallbearers, preceding the hearse to the depot, were members of the Teller County Bar Association, of which deceased was an honored member, besides hundreds of citizens of the district.  Following the hearse were a number of carriages containing relatives and immediate friends.
The funeral procession arriving at the Midland Terminal depot, the remains were removed to a special train standing in waiting, which a few minutes later pulled out for Colorado Springs, where interment was made this afternoon in Evergreen Cemetery.
[Thursday, December 22, 1904, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)  Page: 7]

John Fay
One of the oldest employees of the Midland Terminal Railway Company, and for the last 15 years section foreman at Colorado Junction, 28 miles west of Colorado Springs, was found dead in his bunk house by workmen Monday night.
The body was taken in charge by the coroner of Teller County and an inquest will be held.  It is believed that Fay died of old age.  He was about 85 years old.
[Wednesday, November 15, 1916, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)  Page: 10

Martin Gleason
He Was Hurled To Death -- Unknown Person Threw Mine Official Down a Shaft
Cripple Creek, Colo, December 27 - Martin Gleason, 50 years of age, superintendent of the Wild Horse, Damon and Deadwood mines, was found dead today at the bottom of Kalamazoo shaft, 500 feet below the surface of the ground, The body was horribly mangled. The ground around the mouth of the shaft bore marks of a struggle, and it is evident that Gleason was murdered, although no motive for the crime is known.
[Submitted by S. Williams]

J. J. Laflin and --- Corbin
Explosions in a Cripple Creek Mine
Cripple Creek, Colo., Jan 9 An explosion occurred in the Tinsey Winsey mine of the Seven Hills Company yesterday. A large quantity of giant powder exploded. J. J. Laflin and a man named Corbin were killed.
[The Langston City Herald Langston City, O. T. January 18, 1896 Submitted by Dale Donlon]

Miron Moore
Aged 62, died at a rooming house on Huerfano Street Thursday evening of heart failure.  Mr. Moore had come down with his wife from the Love ranch in Teller County to meet a sister and her husband from Wisconsin who were to visit them for several weeks.  Upon retiring Thursday evening after a day of sightseeing.  Mr. Moore complained of feeling tired. He was taken with a sinking spell in the night and died very suddenly.
 Funeral arrangements have not been made.
[Saturday, May 23, 1903, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO) Page: 3]

Richard Newell Jr.
Cripple Creek, Colo., - Dec. 21 Richard Newell Jr., chief engineer of the Midland Terminal railway, building from Divide station, on the Colorado Midland road, into this camp was shot and instantly killed yesterday afternoon by an enraged miner named Van Houten, near the Independence mine. Trouble over the right of way was the cause.
[Augusta Gazette, Augusta, Kansas, Friday, December 28, 1894, front page Submitted by Peggy Thompson]

    J.H. O'Brien
    The remains of J.H. O'Brien, who died in Cripple Creek, Colo., Thursday morning, will arrive in Lincoln Saturday, and will be taken to Davey, his old home, for burial.
    [May 7, 1909 The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln Nebraska]

      H.M. Spinck
      Butte - Friends of H.M. Spinck will be surprised to learn that he died March 19 at 10 o'clock in Cripple Creek, Colo.
      [March 21, 1901 The Anaconda Standard Anaconda Montana Submitted by S. Williams]

        William S. Stratton
        William S. Stratton, the multimillionaire of Colorado Springs, owner of the famous Independence mine at Cripple Creek, died at his home, after several month's illness. Mr. Stratton began life as a poor boy, but mastered the carpenters' trade.   Later he became a prospector, following  that avocation for years without any great success. On July 4, 1891 he located the Independence and Washington mines at Cripple Creek. In 1892 he leased and bonded the Washington for $80,000.   The Independence yielded millions and in 1898 it was sold for $10,000,000.   His fortune is estimated at $50,000,000.
        [The Colfax Gazette (Colfax, Wash.), September 19, 1902]

          John Tremayne
          The funeral of John Tremayne, who died yesterday, will be held at the residence, 703 North Franklin Street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon, the Reverend R. E. Dickenson officiating.  The body will be taken to Cripple Creek for burial.  Mr. Tremayne was a resident of this and Teller Counties for the last 40 years, and is widely known here and in Cripple Creek.  He is survived by his wife.
          [Sunday, July 2, 1922, Colorado Springs Gazette (Colorado Springs, CO)  Page: 19]

            William Van Why and John Lambert
            Killed In A Mine
            Cripple Creek, Colo., Oct. 28-William Van Why and John Lambert were killed this morning in the Joe Dandy mine. As they were being hoisted the cable broke, dropping them to the bottom of the shaft.
            [Submitted by S. Williams]

              Bob Womack
              Finder of Cripple Creek Dies in Poverty
              Colorado Springs, August 10 - "Bob" Womack, famous as the discoverer of Cripple Creek, died here today after a long illness, aged 66 years.  He never profited by his great discovery, and died in comparative poverty.
               ["Daily Arizona Silver Belt", (Globe, Gila County, Ariz.), August 11, 1909]





















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