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ABORN, Mrs. E.C.
Mrs. E. C. ABORN, wife of the editor of the Examiner, died at Gypsum last Tuesday afternoon, after a brief illness. Mr. and Mrs. ABORN came to Gypsum about three months ago. They were married less than a year ago at Las Vegas, NM.
The funeral services were held at Gypsum on Wednesday afternoon, interment being made at that place. One Wednesday of last week Mr. ABORN received the sad news that his brother had died in Indiana, and this later affliction comes with crushing force. The sympathy of everybody in the neighborhood goes out to Mr. ABORN. Eagle Enterprise.(13 Feb 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.4)Return to Top
ABRAMS, Barbara Jean
Barbara Jean ABRAMS, a long-time resident and Eagle County high school teacher, died at her home Jan. 7. She was 50 years old.
Barbara was born July 22, 1946 in Mankato, Minn. to Robert BROWN and Eunice KNAPP BROWN and spent most of her childhood in Colorado Springs. She graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins and received her PH.D from the University of Colorado at Bolder.
She taught mathematics at Battle Mountain High School for 26 years and retired in 1996. She was named Colorado Outstanding Mathematics Instructor through the Colorado Council of Mathematics, in which she was also a member. She was also a member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and Delta Kappa Gamma Professional Women's Sorority.
Barbara's goals in life were for her and her husband Al ABRAMS to live on a ranch in Eagle. She and Al obtained that goal and it brought much happiness to their life as well as their children's.
She is survived by her parents, Eunice BROWN of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert (Yolanda) BROWN of San Francisco, Calif.; three sons, Steven OSTERFOSS and wife Mary, of Sioux Falls, S.D., William OSTERFOSS of Gypsum; and a daughter, Dawn HILL of Fort Collins, Colo., also two grand-children, Nicholas OSTERFOSS of South Carolina and Jessica OSTERFOSS of Gypsum; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eagle.
The funeral was held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Cremation followed. Farnum-Holt Funeral was in charge of arrangements. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 23 Jan 1997)Return to Top
ABRAMS, Jennie Holmes
Jennie HOLMES ABRAMS Laid to Rest Saturday--Among First Brush Creek Settlers. In the death of Mrs. Jennie HOLMES ABRAMS last Wednesday the Brush creek valley lost another of the pioneer women who helped build this community from a wild, unbroken mountain country to a modern, civilized community. Coming here with her husband in 1882. Mrs. ABRAMS bravely passed through all the vicissitudes incident to a pioneer life, living to see her husband and many of her children precede her to the Great Beyond. She was a true pioneer, good neighbor and citizen and lived her allotted span of life in such a manner that when she was called went knowing that the Master would say "well done my good and faithful servant."
Mrs. Jennie HOLMES ABRAMS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James HOLMES, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., June 4, 1846, and departed this life March 5, 1924.
On October 22, 1866, she was united in marriage to David A. ABRAMS. To this union were born seven children: Wm. James, Albert H., David Hartrauft, Sallie Elizabeth, Loyal Holmes, May Isabelle and Edward Gladstone. In 1882, Mr. and Mrs. ABRAMS, with their family, settled on Brush creek, and she has resided on the farm then located constantly since. The husband and father and five children preceded the mother in death, Loyal and Maybelle only surviving.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Eagle Saturday morning, attended by a large number of the deceased woman's old neighbors and friends. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. L. D. COMPTON of the Methodist church. The body was then taken to Glenwood Springs and laid to rest beside that of her husband and children who had gone before on that last long journey to the unknown beyond.[14 Mar.1924, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
Last Sunday evening W. ABRAMS, formerly of Eagle, died in a Denver hospital from injuries received that afternoon when he fell three stories to the bottom of a freight elevator shaft in the Montview hotel in Denver.
Mr ABRAMS lost his eyesight several years ago in a premature explosion of a charge of powder while working in a mine on the Grand river above Glenwood, and for the past three or four years has conducted a news and flower stand on a prominent street corner in Denver, where he did a good business. He was discovered unconscious at the bottom of the elevator shaft by employees of the hotel shortly after the accident and removed to a hospital. He regained consciousness shortly before he died, and explained the accident by stating that he must have mistaken the rear of the building for the front and thus walked off into the open shaft. He had been rooming on the third floor of the Montview hotel for the past three years.
ABRAMS was a veteran of the Spanish-American war, and was 46 years old at the time of his death.
His mother and brother, Loyal ABRAMS, live on a ranch on Brush creek, and the latter left for Denver Monday morning to take charge of his brother's body and make arrangements for the funeral.[1 Oct. 1920, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
AMBOS, John J.
Memorial services for John Jurgen AMBOS, former pioneer rancher on Congor Mesa near McCoy, will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Church of Christ at 9th and Bennett in Glenwood Springs.
Mr. AMBOS died Saturday, July 8, in Glenwood Springs, at the age of 95.
He was born Oct. 28, 1893, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, the youngest son of John and Wilhelmina AMBOS. The family moved by train to Butte, Mont., in 1897, and then relocated three years later to Golden, Colo.
The family then took a homestead in 1904 on Congor Mesa in South Routt County. Since there was no school available, Mr. AMBOS' formal education ended with the sixth grade.
As a young man he hired out to help clear the right of way for the Moffat Railroad, constructed in 1905 and 1906, when he carried drinking water to the workers. He later worked at various construction sites and did ranch work before acquiring his own homestead.
After his father died in 1920, his mother lived with him until he sold his ranch in 1940. He then moved to Steamboat Springs, where he went to work for the U.S. Forest Service in Routt County.
Mr. AMBOS retired from the Forest Service in 1960 and moved to Glenwood Springs. In 1968 he and Maude HUDSON were married, and the couple spent the next 21 years traveling.
Mr. AMBOS authored a book McCoy Memoirs, and enjoyed fishing, hiking, handcrafting cedar lamps, and performing many volunteer services.
He is survived by his wife, Maude AMBOS of Glenwood Springs; and two nephews, John AMBOS of New Jersey and Robert AMBOS of Massachusetts. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Leonard AMBOS and Ferdinand AMBOS. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 13 July 1989)Return to Top
Sheriff S. D. ACKLEY Answers Last Call.
Mr. ACKLEY had gone to the Sanitarium in Glenwood a week before, where it was found that an operation would be necessary at once, as the examining surgeons found a very alarming condition existing in his stomach and bowels. The operation was performed, and he rallied from the effects of it in good shape, and every hope was entertained for his speedy recovery. He continued to improve all last week, and his wife, who was at his bedside, was contemplating returning to her home in Red Cliff, when last Saturday morning he passed into a comatose state and began to rapidly fail, never regaining consciousness, the end coming at 3 o'clock Sunday morning.
Solon ACKLEY grew from small boyhood to manhood in Red Cliff, where he made his home all of his life with the exception of a short period when, while in the Forest Service, he was ranger on the Eagle station and made Eagle his home during that time. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, having been a fireman on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad for a number of years, working out of Minturn. He was also a member of the Elks lodge. He entered the Forest Service and was stationed at Red Cliff for a time until transferred to the Eagle station. In the spring of 1916 he resigned from the government service, and that fall was nominated on the Republican ticket for sheriff of the county. He was elected by a big majority, and has twice since been reelected, serving on his tired term in that office when he died. He was conscientious officer, doing his duty as he saw it, was level headed and cool in the performance of those duties, and it will be a long time before Eagle county has a better peace officer than was Solon ACKLEY. He was a most affectionate and dutiful husband and father being devoted beyond the ordinary to his family.
He is survived by his widow and six children: two brothers, Frank and Garfield and his father, all of whom were unable to attend the funeral; two sisters, Mrs. Jack MCARHUR of Red Cliff, and one living in Kansas, both of whom were present at the funeral.
The funeral services were held in Red Cliff Wednesday morning from the Catholic church, and the body was laid beside that of his mother in Evergreen cemetery at Red Cliff. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, many from distant parts of the county, all of whom sincerely regret his untimely passing. The court house in Eagle was closed for business Wednesday out of respect for the deceased.[5 May 1922, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
While playing on the bank of a creek some 200 yards above the Eagle river at Avon Monday morning the little two year old son of C. H. ADAMS tumbled into the stream and was drowned.
There were no eye witnesses to the accident. The child was supposed to be playing in a building near the ADAM's home and was not missed for some time. A search inaugurated by the frantic mother resulted in the finding of the inanimate body lodged against a boulder near the mouth of the creek. It was brought ashore and subjected to every known method of resuscitation; but beyond a slight fluttering of the heart there was no sign of life.
The little one was an only child, and the parents are heartbroken. News of the tragedy was brought to Eagle by J. S. SKINKER, a traveling salesman.(unknown newspaper, unknown date)Return to Top
AITKEN, Isabella Hunter
Mrs. John AITKEN died at her home at Gilman on Last Friday morning, December 21, after a short illness. The funeral services occurred at the Congregational church at Red Cliff on Sunday, Rev. W. G TAYLOR conducting them. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.
Mrs. AITKEN, nee Isabella HUNTER, was born in Stonehaven, Scotland, and was 32 years of age. She was married at New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, about two and a half years ago. Mr. AITKEN with his bride returning direct to Gilman. Mr. AITKEN is nearly prostrated by his great bereavement, and has the sympathy of many old friends. Two infant children, a daughter nineteen months old, and a son born about a month ago., are left motherless by the death of this most estimable lady.(27 Dec 1900, Eagle County Blade, p.3)Return to Top
ALDRIDGE, George W., Jr.
George W. ALDRIGE, Jr., 69, a retired Army colonel and combat veteran of three wars, died of cancer March 16 in Chevy Chase, Md., surrounded by loved ones and friends at the home of Anita Post WILLIAMS.
Col. ALDRIDGE joined the Army in 1941, and received his officer's commission in the early 1950s. He served in the 1st Infantry Division when it landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
He was stationed in Japan when the Korean War began, and was deployed to that country with the 1st Cavalry Division.
In 1962, ALDRIDGE, by then a master aviator, commanded a helicopter company in the central highlands of South Vietnam.
He retired from active duty in 1971. His last assignment was operations center director on the staff of the Army deputy chief of staff for operations.
ALDRIDGE and Anita Post WILLIAMS for several years lived in Eagle from early spring through late fall, enjoying their friends and the mountains they so loved.
Marriages to Heath S. ALLEN and Joan H. FLEMING both ended in divorce. Survivors include Col. George W. ALDRIDGE III, and a grandson Andrew. (Eagle Valley Enterprise, 31 Mar 1994)Return to Top
ALLEN, Walter E.
The community of Gypsum was shocked at the news of the death of W. E. ALLEN at the Rio Grande hospital in Salida last Wednesday night, Mr. ALLEN had been very ill with pelvic peritonitis and was taken to the hospital where for awhile he seemed to be improving, but the poison entered his blood and was carried to the brain which caused unconsciousness and finally resulted in his death.
Walter E. ALLEN, was born in Butler, Missouri, November 29,1869. In 1898 he came to Colorado and has made his home at Gypsum where he has been a station agent for many years. He died in Salida October 18, 1916, at the age of 46 years, 10 months and 19 days. He is survived by his wife, two sons, one daughter, his mother and one brother.
The sympathy of their host of friends goes to the family in their great sorrow.[27 Oct. 1916, Western Slope Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
No longer will the gossip of the "switch shanty" interest "Red" AMBERSON, one of the oldest pioneer engineers of the Denver & Rio Grand railroad, for he has answered the last call of the "call boy," and passed on to his reward. Mr. AMBERSON passed away at a hospital in Glenwood Springs Tuesday evening, May 26, 1936 after having suffered a paralytic stroke a few day previously, from which he never fully regained consciousness.
The deceased was born in Mercer, Mercer county, Pennsylvania, August 25, 1848, lacking less than three months of 88 years of age when he died. Mr. AMBERSON joined the union army, at the age of 15 years, in 1863, and served during the remainder of the civil war. He was one of the two or three veterans of that war left living in Eagle County.
We do not know when he first came to Colorado, but he was driving a locomotive through the mountains for the Denver & Rio Grande railroad in 1881, and continued in that service - working out of Minturn in the early railroad days of that town - until he retired several years ago.
He was known to all his friends and fellow workmen as "Red" and was highly thought of and respected by those who knew him. He was a good sportsman throughout his life in all matters, and a truer friend than "Red" AMBERSON never lived.
The remains were transported to Denver Wednesday by Mortician O.W. MEYER of Red Cliff, and burial made Thursday in Crown Hill cemetery in that city.
He is survived by a niece living in Denver. We do not know of any other near relatives living in Colorado. (29 May 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)Return to Top
ANDERSON, Adelia Marie
Adelia Marie ANDERSON, lifelong resident of the Roaring Fork Valley, died of natural causes Nov. 25, at the heritage Park Care center in Carbondale. She was 91.
Mrs. ANDERSON was born Aug. 29, 1905 in Aspen, the daughter of Frank and Germaine (Abrams) BERTHOD. She was married to Carl ANDERSON, who preceded her in death in 1956.
She attended college in Chicago, after which she began a career in elementary education. She loved teaching and enjoyed playing the accordion for local dances. Always considerate and thoughtful of others, she will be dearly missed and long remembered by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by two nieces, Shirley ABRAMO of Arizona and Betty TRIPP of Arizona, several great and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held Dec 3 at the Farnum Holt chapel in Glenwood Springs. pastor Roy ALTMAN officiated. Interment of cremated remains followed at the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Heritage Park Care Center, 1200 Village Road, Carbondale, Co., 81623.(unknown newspaper, unknown date)Return to Top
August ANDERSON, one of the pioneers to this camp and Leadville died in Denver Monday. He has been for some time suffering with Miners Consumption and was taken to Denver three weeks ago by Joe MILLER.
He came to this camp in the 80's and has made this his home with the exception of a few years ever since.
August ANDERSON came to Colorado in 76 going to Leadville in 79, remaining in that camp for five years and coming to Red Cliff in 1880. He was a native of Sweden and was 53 years old. He died at the home of his sister, Mrs. LUNDIEN, 2345 Fairfax Street, Denver.
He was a member of the Colorado Pioneers Association and was spoken of very highly by all who knew him.[20 June 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]Return to Top
Charlie ANDERSON, for many years a resident of Eagle and an employee of the Johnson Brothers and of Andrew Christensen, died at Raton, N. M., December 2, 1929 of pneumonia.
News of his death was received here Monday in a letter to Gerald RICE from John ANDERSON, a brother of the deceased who lives at Castle Rock, Colo., and is county judge of Douglas county.
Mr. ANDERSON had been employed as a herdsman among the purebred Hereford cattle on the TO ranch near Raton of which Ed JOHNSON formerly of Eagle, is superintendent. The body was brought back to Colorado for burial by the brother and laid to rest at Castle Rock.
Charley ANDERSON was well liked here where he had lived for years, and his demise is regretted by many friends and acquaintances.[13 Dec. 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
Memorial services for Ella ANDERSON are at noon today at the Vail Interfaith Chapel. The Rev. Don Simonton will officiate, and Peter Vavra will play the piano. Internment will be in River View Cemetery in Minturn
Ella ANDERSON, the mother of long-time local residents Shirley ANDERSON Ward and Doris ANDERSON Bailey, died Jan 10 at the Life Care Center of Evergreen. She was 90.
Ms. ANDERSON was born May 8, 1903, in Kissziget, Hungary, to Mary and Stephen Sako. They lived in Hungary until Ella was 10 years old. At the time, they moved to the United States, settling in Cleveland, Ohio. Her husband, Albert, died in 1968, and in 1980 she moved to Vail to be with her family.
In addition to her two daughters, she is survived by four grandchildren, Lt. Scott Ward, U.S.A.F. of Del Rio, Texas; Stacey Ward of Denver; Stephanie Ward Quigley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Pvt. Richard Ward; U.S.M.C., of San Diego, Calif.
Her love of flowers and plants will always be remembered. The family suggests that those wishing to make memorial contributions make them in Ella s name to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens at 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail, Colo, 81657.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville. (Vail Daily 1/13/94)Return to Top
Lightening Kills Two Lumber Men Near Red Cliff. Gust ANDERSON and Fred PETERSON Met Death While Working For Fleming Lumber Company on Wearyman Creek. An Electrical storm which passed over the mountains east of Red Cliff last Friday afternoon was the cause of the death of two lumber men working for the Fleming Lumber & Mercantile Co., Gust ANDERSON and Fred PETERSON, who were instantly killed by the lightening.
These men, with others, were working skidding logs in the timber at the sawmill on Wearyman creek, when a storm accompanied by rain came up suddenly. These two men sought shelter from the rain under a big spruce tree, ANDERSON standing on one side of the tree and PETERSON on the other side, when the tree was struck by lightning and both men killed by the same stroke.
Both men have been employed by the Fleming company off and on for the past eight years, ANDERSON most of the time since he came to this country from Sweden. PETERSON had worked on various ranches in this neighborhood and was known to many people around Eagle.
PETERSON was about fifty-one years of age, and while none of his relatives have been located, it is thought that he has kin folks in this country. ANDERSON was only thirty-five years old, and his parents and other relatives are all residents of Sweden and he was planning to visit them this fall.
Both were steady workers and good lumber men, who services were highly prized by the lumber company which had employed them for so long a time. PETERSON was a member of Red Cliff Lodge No. 18, I. O. O. F., and the burial services at the cemetery were under the auspices of that order at Red Cliff Sunday afternoon. The services were in charge of Undertaker Aaron GRAHAM from Red Cliff.
The storm which caused these two men's death was of short duration, but the electrical discharge was very heavy while it lasted, many trees in the forest in the near vicinity of the scene of the tragedy being struck and shattered by the lightning. Gunter BERG was working with the unfortunate men at the time, but he took shelter from the storm under a skid way nearby and was unharmed.[15 Aug. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
ANDERSON, John E.
DEATH OF ANOTHER PIONEER MINER OF THE BATTLE MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
The funeral of the late John E. ANDERSON, whose death occurred in Leadville, the previous Wednesday, was held at the Presbyterian church of Leadville on last Sunday. Mr. ANDERSON was well known in this county, being one of its pioneer miners and fro many years resided at Bell's Camp. A special from Leadville to the Denver Republican contains the following interesting incidents connected with deceased's life:
ANDERSON came here in 1879 and previous to that time had had a strange and romantic career, the facts of which have just been disclosed in the examination of his effects. He was born in Sweden and when a young man went to South Africa, where for several years he successfully engaged in diamond mining.
In the early '70s with a large fortune of precious gems in his possession he started to return to his old home. On arriving in London, England, he was lured into a side street and there robbed of over $400,000 worth of diamonds but about $50,000 in cash which he had sewed in the lining of his coat was untouched by the thieves. A few years later, with his cash surplus in his pocket, he started for America, and on the ocean liner on which he sailed to this country he met a young Swedish woman whom he married a few months later.
Soon after his arrival in New York in the spring of 1878, ANDERSON deposited nearly all his money in a New York bank and during the panic of that year the institution failed, sweeping all but a small portion of his fortune. Together with his wife he came to Leadville during the excitement of 1879 in the hope of recouping his losses. He was only partially successful. His aged widow survives him.(30 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)Return to Top
ANTENLLA, Rosina Natal
DROWNED IN ROARING FORK
Stary Tragedy overtook the NATAL family of near Basalt Saturday afternoon, as Rosina (Natal) ANTENLLA, a widow 23 years of age and her sister, Mrs. ANTENLLA and the latters two children were driving from Basalt to Aspen to decorate the grave of the two women's mother, Mrs. NATAL.
The elder woman was at the wheel of the car, when for some reason unknown, it was steered into the Roaring Fork river, now at flood stage, as it approached the crossing of the river on highway No. 82 at the Smith bridge. The car missed the approach to the bridge and plunged into the raging flood. The children and their mother were thrown out of the car and managed to reach the shore somehow. But Rosina was entangled with the car, which washed a considerable distance down the stream, where it hung up on over hanging roots of a large spruce tree. When rescuers got the body out an hour or so later the woman was dead. She was outside the car, but held under the water by it. The deceased was one of the most highly thought of young women of that neighborhood, and deep regret is expressed at her untimely death. (5 June 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1)Return to Top
ARBANEY, Alice Irena Harris
Alice Irena Harris Arbaney, a lifetime resident of Basalt, died at the Glen Valley Nursing Home inGlenwood Springs on November 27, 2000 . Irena was 85.
Irena was born the daughter of Ralph and Alice McCarthy Harris on January 23, 1915 in Glenwood Springs. She spent her childhood in Missouri Heights. Irena married Laurent Arbaney Jr. on June 16, 1936 in Aspen. He preceded her in death in 1987.
Irena was a member of St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Basalt for many years. Irena was a loving mother and wife and she will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
She is survived by her son, Kelvin & (Lois) Arbaney of Battlement Mesa, a brother; Desmond & (Margaret) Harris of Glenwood Springs, a grandson, Brian Arbaney of El Jebel, two great-grand daughters; Chelsea, and Jordon Arbaney and several nieces and nephews Preceded in death by her husband, one grandson Brent Arbaney in 1992 and one brother Vincent Harris.
A Rosary and visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2000 at 7 p.m. at the Farnum-Holt Chapel in Glenwood Springs. A Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 1, 2000, 1 O a.m. at St. Vincent's Catholic Church in Basalt, interment will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Basalt. Father Bill Smith will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made in Memory of Irena Arbaney to the Alzheimer's Association, 789 Sherman St., Suite #500, Denver, CO 80203
Arrangements by Farnum-Holt Funeral Home.
23 Nov 2000, The Valley JournalReturn to Top
John ARBAUGH, more than twenty-five years a resident of Eagle county, passed away at his ranch home four miles east of Eagle Tuesday morning after a brief illness with acute pneumonia.
Mr. ARBAUGH was one of the early residents of Leadville, where for a number of years he conducted a meat market, and about twenty-six years ago he and his wife moved to this country, having for a time lived on the ranch on Lake creek known then as the creamery ranch, and now owned by Carl Norgaard. Later he purchased the little ranch on the Eagle river adjoining what is now the Red Mountain ranch where he and his wife have since lived. He was taken down with a bad cold about ten days ago, and pneumonia seen developed, causing his death.
Funeral services will be held this Friday, afternoon at the ranch home at 2 o'clock. The body will then be taken to Leadville for burial.
Mr. ARBAUGH is survived by his widow and several brothers, the later living in Oklahoma and Arkansas. Mr. and Mrs. ARBAUGH had no children.[4 Nov. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]Return to Top
ARNETT, William David
It is with sincere regret that The Blade this week chronicles the death of on of its best friends and a good man - William David ARNETT. Mr. ARNETT has been slowly going the way of all flesh through the advance of years, and for some months had been in feeble health. He died on September 9, 1907, at St. Joseph's hospital in Denver. The funeral will occur today at 2 o'clock with interment at Fairmount cemetery.
A detailed sketch of this man's eventful and useful life would fill several columns of this paper, and at this time is necessarily curtailed, although at a later date we hope to be able to devote more space to it.
William David ARNETT was born on the frontier of Ohio on November 6, 1825. His parents were poor and his father died when William was a small boy. He never went to school until nineteen years of age, and then only for a few weeks. Yet by his own effort he secured sufficient education so that he taught a district school, supporting his widowed mother meanwhile.
He afterward learned the carpenter's trade and when proficient worked on the capitol building and other prominent buildings of Washington, D. C. On returning to Ohio he located at Xenia and went into the railroad shops at that place. He soon became very proficient in this line and rapidly rose to the position of manager of the road. Following this he went to the New York Central railroad and for several years had charge of its shops. Later he went to the Chicago & Northwestern with headquarters in Chicago, having general supervision of the rolling stock of the road. At the time of his death he carried a life pass issued by the Chicago & Northwestern.
In 1855 he came to Denver and located a ranch on Beaver creek, near the present site of Wolhurst. About 1859 he went to Central City with the first mining excitement and constructed a large placer mining and irrigation ditch for a company. Later, for himself, he erected the first stamp mill installed at Central City, hauling the machinery by wagon from the Missouri river. In 1879 he came to Red Cliff and laid out the original townsite. It was he who in the early days built the surface tramway on the Anglo American mine on Horn Silver mountain. During the '90s he was in Idaho where he had charge as superintendent of the construction of a number of irrigation works. He was a close friend of the late Governor STUENBERG and other prominent men of that state. About 1900 he returned to Red Cliff and has resided here since that time engaged in prospecting and developing his mining property.
Mr. ARNETT was at one time prominent in the political affairs of the state. He took a leading part in the constitutional convention and a short time after the adoption of the constitution he was a candidate for United States senator against the late Jerome B. CHAFFEE, who defeated him.
During his life time he had considerable valuable property but at the time of his death he was in straightened circumstances. In this district he owned some patented and some unpatented mining claims which are undeveloped and unproductive. He leaves a son and daughter who reside at Reno, Nevada.
The funeral was held under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of which deceased was a member.(12 September 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)Return to Top
ARNOLD, Mrs. Lee
Mrs. Lee ARNOLD, 54, passed away at a Glenwood Springs hospital on Wednesday evening, May 19, from a rheumatic condition of the heart. The body was prepared for shipment to Fairfield, IA, by the Andre Funeral Home in Eagle. Mrs. ARNOLD was new comer to the Edwards district, having moved there the week previous to her death, with her husband. They came to this county from Boulder.(unknown newspaper, unknown date)Return to Top
AUBIN, Terry "T.J."
Terry "T.J. AUBIN died Jan 31 in Basalt. He was 32.
Terry was born June 5, 1960 in Guelph, Ontario, Canada to Jerry and Dolly Gerth AUBIN. He moved to the U.S. in 1985, first settling in California and then in Colorado in 1988.
He worked at all types of jobs and loved the mountains.
Surviors include; his son, Joshua AUBIN of London, Ontario; brothers Bryan AUBIN of Cambridge, Ontario; Robby CURTIS of Waterloo, Ontario; Paul CURTIS of Blackville, New Brunswick; William CUMMINGS of Burlington, Ontario; sister Debbie CRAWFORD of Blackville, New Brunswick; and very special friend, Fonda HANSEN of Basalt.
Mrmorial services were held Saturday, Feb 6, at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home in Glenwood Springs with Mr. Brian McCARTHY officiating. Cremation has taken place. (unknown newspaper, 1993)Return to Top
Many friends throughout Eagle county will be pained to learn off the death of John AULD, which occurred at Colorado Springs on November 29th.
Mr. AULD had been in failing health for about two years and of late had become nearly helpless. On November 23red, a brother, G. W. AULD, a contractor of Colorado Springs, went to Basalt and took his brother to his home where he died as above stated. The funeral and interment occurred at Colorado Springs.
John AULD was one of the best known men in the county, and had been a resident of Basalt almost since the founding of the town. In 1895 Mr. AULD was elected county assessor and served one term, being a candidate for re-election in 1897 but was defeated. In 1902 he was elected county commissioner from the third district and served one term of four years. Besides he had held other positions of honor and trust, having been a member of the board of town trustees of the town of Basalt and also a justice of the peace at the time of his death.
Mr. AULD was a pioneer of the state and county. In the early days he was a resident of Summit county and was well known about Dillon and Breckenridge. In the early days he was a resident of Garfield county, also, in 1887 residing at Carbondale. At that time Carbondale was largely a community of the wild and woolly order and Mr. AULD was the local deputy sheriff.
John AULD was a man of sterling integrity, in whose honesty the entire community had the most implicit faith. During the many years in which he served the community in various capacities as a public official, there was never a suspicion of wrong doing raised against him. Eagle county has sustained a great loss in his death, and a host of friends, with the Blade, feel keenly his removal.
Mr. AULD was about sixty years of age, and so far as known was never married. He was a native of Massachusetts, having been born at Lowell, we believe. In his younger days he was a man of much activity, having been at one time chief of the Lowell fire department. Some years ago he met with an accident in the pursuit of his trade as a carpenter which left him with a crippled hip, since which time he also seemed to fail in general health. His home town, Basalt, will feel most keenly his loss, and at that place his memory will be held in marked respect.(5 December 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)Return to Top
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