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December 23, 2000


Hanson, Olaus


A farmer Near Greeley Dies Suddenly of Heart Disease

Rocky Mountain News, 8/14/1895

Special to The News

GREELEY, Colo., Aug. 13.—Olaus Hanson, who in partnership with Swan Peterson, farms two eighty acre farms, the property of Mr. Wilcox and W. A. Adams, of this city respectively, and lives about thirteen miles southwest of Greeley, dropped dead about 7 o’clock this morning while in the field at his work.

About three years ago Mr. Hanson had a severe attack of typhoid fever and has never enjoyed good health since, occasionally having trouble with his heart and it is supposed to have been heart trouble that caused his death.  After eating a hearty breakfast he went to the field to help harvest the barley crop when he was suddenly taken away.

The deceased is a native of Sweden, being born in that country in 1847, but has been in this country seventeen years and has spent eight years of this time in Colorado.  He leaves a brother, Carl, near this city, and a sister, Mrs. Anna Rossell of Greeley, besides an aged father who is in his native country. Coroner Macey viewed the remains this afternoon and came to the conclusion that an inquest was unnecessary. The funeral will probably take place tomorrow at Hillsboro.


Truitt, I. D.


Death of I. D. Truitt at Columbine

Mining Camp

Rocky Mountain News, 8/6/1895

Special to The News

COLUMBINE, Colo., Aug. 4, via Wolcott, Aug. 5.—The first death of the camp occurred Sunday morning, August 4, at 4 o’clock.  I. D. Truitt of Denver died of heart disease.  Saturday he had followed his usual vocation, prospecting, retiring in the evening in the best of health.  Towards morning he complained of a pain in the chest and requested his companion, J. N. Smith, to make a cup of coffee, which he drank, but it would not stay on his stomach.  On application of hot cloths, he dropped to sleep, awaking soon again, he requested another cup of coffee which was handed him, but he dropped the cup and expired in a few moments.


Powell, James


Rocky Mountain News 8/6/1895

Special to The News

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo., Aug 5.—James Powell, the slayer of Jennie Knox at Fruita, will probably not survive the night as he has lost his speech and is partially paralyzed, but up to the last that he spoke he exclaimed, “Revenge is sweet.”


Hollenstein, Louis

Rocky Mountain News, 6/14/1895


     Louis Hollenstein, who was arrested by Officer McArthur on Wednesday and charged with passing a counterfeit dollar, was discharged by United States Commissioner Capron yesterday afternoon, as upon examination, the coin was found to be genuine.  It had become split and gave out a jingle that cast suspicion upon it.


Russell,  A. J.

Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News, 7/10/1895

A. J. Russell, Who Crossed the Plains in 1858,  Dies in Alaska.

CENTRAL CITY, COLO., July 9.—News reached here today by letter of the death of a former well know resident of Gilpin and Arapahoe Counties, that of A. J. Russell, who crossed the plains in the fall of 1858.  His death occurred at Sitka, Alaska, on May 14 last. Deceased was one of the first pioneers in that territory, having located there soon after it was acquired by accession from Russia through the instrumenting of Secretary Seward.  He has relatives living in this county who received the news of his death.



Greenstreet, Judge W. A.

Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News 7/8/1895




Judge Greenstreet Stricken While at Work on His Ranch

BUFORD, Colo., via Meeker, July 7,-Hon. W. A. Greenstreet, ex-county Judge of Rio Blanco County, was struck by lightning and instantly killed while at work irrigating on his ranch near Buford, on July 2, at about 1 o’clock p.m.  Judge Greenstreet was a prominent resident of this county.  He was at all times active in everything that could benefit the state and its people, and his sudden death is deeply regretted. He leaves a widow and two children


Southgate, Benjamin F.


Remains of the Georgetown Woodworker Interred

Rocky Mountain News, 8/5/1895

GEORGETOWN, Colo., Aug. 4.—The funeral of the old Yankee hermit, Benjamin F. Southgate, took place yesterday afternoon from his late residence, a large concourse of people being present.  He eccentric life caused him to be pretty well known. When he came to Georgetown he established his novelty shop, making all the machinery himself out of wood.

     Hundreds of people from different parts of the country have visited the old Yankee and inspected the various old-fashioned wooden machinery and have a chat with him.  He was a genuine wood worker.  Some seventy years ago he manufactured a wooden printing press back in his old Vermont home, which was in use several years.  Through the generosity of Judge Coulter and other, Mr. Southgate visited the World’s fair in Chicago.  A few months after his return he built a miniature Ferris wheel and had it in working order at his shop.  It was made almost entirely of wood and was about eight feet high.  The eccentric old gentleman had constructed a tomb for himself in the solid rock on Bunker Hill, just back of the hermitage and erected a wooden monument which bears the inscription, “The end of the road to eternity.”  It was his wish to be buried there, but it was objected to as being inside the corporate limits of the town.  The interment was at Alvarado.  His body was placed the coffin he had made himself.


Montague, Rev. Dr. Richard

Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News, 7/26/1895


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., July 25,-- A telegram was received in this city today from Newton Center, Miss., announcing the death of Rev. Dr. Richard Montague, formerly pastor of the First Baptist Church in this city.  He left here two years ago hoping to benefit his health in a lower climate.  He was one of the leading Baptist ministers of the United States.


Newberger, Blanche


One of the Most Advanced Pupils of Gilpin School Takes Her Own Life.

Rocky Mountain News, 6/30/1895

     In a fit of sulky temper after having been reproved by her mother for a slight offense, Blanche Newberger, the 15-year-old daughter of Mrs. H. Newberger of 3214 Humboldt Street, ended her young life yesterday morning by swallowing the contents of a bottle of carbolic acid.  It was about 11 o’clock when Blanche was reproved by her mother for reading a paper when she should have been doing something else that her mother had commanded.  The little girl, ordinarily pleasant and genial sulked around for a little while, when she went down into the cellar.  Her mother heard her crying and moaning a few moments later and running down was horrified to find her little daughter frothing at the mouth, her eyes glazing and in the last agonies of death.

     The wild cries of the frightened mother attracted the attention of the neighbors, and although all that was possible was done Blanche was dead before the doctors, hastily summoned, could arrive.  The mother was completely overcome by the shock and had also to be carried from the cellar and is prostrated with grief over the deplorable affair.

     The coroner was called and made a brief examination, but decided that  an inquest was not necessary, as the cause of death was evident.  Mrs. Sheye, an aunt, and Mr. S. Friedenthal, a brother of the deceased girl, were sent for and took charge of the house and of the remains.  The funeral will take place from the house tomorrow afternoon.

     Mr. Newberger, the father of the little girl died in Virginia City, Nev., about two years ago, and about a year and a half ago the family moved to Denver.  Five months ago, Mrs. Newberger buried a 3 year-old son, and has only one daughter, 13 years old left.  Blanche was ordinarily of a good disposition, but was subject to fits of violent temper.  It was  during one of these fits when the child was probably not in a sensible condition, that she committed her awful act.  She was first in her class in the eighth grade of the Gilpin School and would have entered the high school in the fall.




Autery, Sarah, (Mrs.)


Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News 8/3/1895

BOULDER, Colo., Aug . 2.—This morning Mrs. Sarah Autery died at her residence on Bluff Street, this city, at the advanced age of 80 years.  About two months ago her husband died in Canada, when the body was shipped for interment to this city.  Mrs. Autery leaves five sons and one daughter, all married and have families residing in Boulder.  The deceased left considerable property and a large bank account to her children. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from her late residence.


Casey, Thomas F.

Funeral Notices

Rocky Mountain News, 8/8/1895

CASEY—The death of Mr. Thomas F. Casey in Denver deserves more than a passing notice.  Mr. Casey was a native of Chicago, being born in that city in 1847.  His grand parents and parents were among its earliest pioneers, his father being a projector and contractor of the Illinois Canal.  Mr. Casey came to Denver in 1883 and became an ardent admirer and lover of Colorado.  Realizing its wonderful possibilities he transferred his interest to this state. He was a noble American and a warm advocate of her institutions, a staunch Roman Catholic whose hand was never closed to the wants of the poor.  He inherited valuable property in Chicago from his father at the time of his death the revenue from which he used in Denver.  It was in his home this modest, sensitive man was best known.  His wife and little ones were the world in which he lived and had his being and to them his loss is irreparable. He leaves a wife and five children, the eldest a boy of 11 years, all well provided for, also two brothers, Mr. P. Casey, the well known furniture dealer and Mr. Ed J. Casey of Emerson Avenue.  In Chicago are numerous cousins and legions of friends whose eyes will be moistened as they read of his early death.  Such lives are an inspiration and far too short.  The grave has never closed over a better citizen, a more loving husband and father and friend.  May God give us more such men.  The funeral occurs at St. Mary’s Cathedral, August 8, at 9:30 a. m. Interment in Mount Olivet.


Watson, Dr. David S.

Rocky Mountain News, 1/14/1895

WATSON—On Friday, January 11, 1895, at Telluride, Colo., Dr. David S. Watson, late of Richmond, Va. Though residing only a short time in Telluride, Dr. Watson had drawn about him a host of friends and had begun to do a lucrative practice.  His friends and relatives in Virginia will feel comfort in knowing that in his last hours he was surrounded by  loving friends who ministered to all his wants.  The remains, which were sent to Richmond, VA., were looked after in Denver by his nephew, Dr. Geroge W. Archer, Edwin W. Hoff, J. W. Brauer and Walter Bourne.


Nelson, R. H.

Rocky Mountain News, 2/3/1895

R. H. Nelson, Sr., postmaster at Littleton, died Friday at 12 o’clock, aged 48 years. Mr. Nelson has been a long sufferer of lung trouble. He came to this country for his health some years ago. He leaves a wife and one son. The funeral will take place on Sun. Feb 3, 2 pm., from residence in Littleton. New York City & New London, Conn., papers please copy.


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