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  • HAAS, Sadie L. - Mrs. Sadie L. HAAS, wife of Meyer B. HAAS, of Minturn, died at the family residence on Friday, October 18, 1907. Mrs. HAAS was born in Cynthiana, Kentucky, June 10, 1862, and was married to Mr. HAAS, July 22, 1890.

    Mrs. HAAS had been an invalid for several years and at times a great sufferer. Mr. HAAS exhausted all available medical skill and climatic changes in an endeavor to restore the lady's health, but all were of no avail and for some time Mrs. HAAS' condition had grown rapidly worse. Besides her devoted husband a young daughter, Dorothy Bernand HAAS, survives her.

    The funeral services were held at the late residence on Sunday, a brief service being conducted by Rev. L. D. JARRARD. A number of friends of the family from Red Cliff were present and the large attendance of deceased's neighbors was a pronounced testimonial of the esteem in which she was held.

    Mr. HAAS and his now motherless little daughter have the sympathy of a large circle of friends throughout the county. (24 Oct 1907, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

  • HACKLER, Harry G. - Loses Life in Mine Cave In on Battle Mountain. Young Miner Instantly Killed Friday--Was Working In Ore Chute When 25 Tons Of Rock Slid In On Him.

    Harry G. HACKLER, 29, a slushier in the Empire Zinc companies mine at Gilman, met his death Friday, October 10, where he was buried beneath 25 or 30 tons of rock and earth in the pit in which he was working at the time.

    Mr. HACKLER'S job was to pull the ore or waste from an upper level through the chute into the pit below. Large boulders had clogged the ore in the chute and he had descended into the chute to break up these rocks when the loose ore on the sides came I on him and completely buried him with tons of rock. The accident occurred at near 9:30 o'clock in the morning and the body was recovered more than an hour later, by pulling the ore in the chute to the pit below, the body coming through with the debris.

    HACKLER is survived by his widow, Julia HACKLER living at Red Cliff, and his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. G. HACKLER of Tallequah, Okla., and two brothers. The father and mother and one brother, Ronald, arrived in Red Cliff on receipt of the sad news, to attend the funeral.

    The body was prepared for burial by Mortician O. W. MEYER of Red Cliff and then shipped to Leadville for burial. Funeral services were held in Leadville Tuesday of this week.[17 Oct. 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HADLEY, A. H. - The community was shocked the first of the week to learn of the death of A. H. HADLEY at Yampa, Colorado, on Monday, June 21st 1909. The cause of death was tuberculosis. He had been failing for some time, having been forced to give up all business pursuits and seek out door life a year or so ago.

    Mr. HADLEY, known familiarly to al in this locality as "Bert", was highly respected and won warm friends wherever he went. While manager of the Rocky Mountain Stores company in Eagle he held the confidence of all the customers by his fair dealing. He had to abandon this position on account of ill health.

    The grief stricken wife has the heartfelt sympathy of all in her bereavement.[25 June 1909, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HADLEY, Mrs. A. C. - Mrs. A. C. HADLEY died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lelia CASS, of South Canyon, in Garfield county, this state, on Saturday afternoon, April 4, 1908.

    For many years Mrs. HADLEY was a resident of this county, having formerly lived at Eagle. Some months ago she removed to the home of her daughter. Mrs. HADLEY had not been in robust health for some time and her death was the result of a hard cold and a general breakdown of the system.

    The deceased was the mother of Fred and Ben HADLEY, formerly well known business men of Eagle Ben recently returned from the northwest and at the time of his mother's death was residing on his mother's ranch on Elk creek near New Castle. Fred HADLEY is now a resident of Seattle and was not in the state at the time of his mother's death. The funeral was held at Grand Junction on Monday of this week.

    Mrs. HADLEY was greatly respected and loved at Eagle, her former home, and many friends will learn of her death with much sorrow.(9 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

  • HAHNEWALD, Albert E. - Obbie HAHNEWALD Commits Suicide. Former Eagle County Boy Ends Life In Denver--Despondency Over Ill Health and Financial Troubles Presumed Cause--Shot Self Through Heart.

    Albert E. HAHNEWALD, familiarly known to nearly everyone in the river valley as "Obbie", son of the late Albert HAHNEWALD and nephew of Paul HAHNEWALD prominent in state Hereford breeding circles, shot and killed himself in his Denver home Wednesday afternoon of last week.

    HAHNEWALD had just returned to his home in Denver from his mother's ranch at Edwards the day previous to the tragedy and was alone in the home at the time. He placed his business affairs in order, arranged his private papers in a neat pile, went into the kitchen, turned on the gas and then shot himself through the heart. The gun used was a powerful automatic pistol which HAHNEWALD had taken from a German prisoner while he was serving with the American army in Europe during the world war.

    Mrs. HAHNEWALD left home at 3 o'clock in the afternoon to visit with friends, leaving her husband in apparent good spirits. She returned home about 8 o'clock in the evening to find the body of her husband lying cold in death in the kitchen.

    HAHNEWALD and his family had been spending most of the time recently on his mother's ranch at Edwards. A few days before committing the horrible deed which resulted in his death, Obbie had suffered a severe mental attack while at the ranch, which caused his family considerable concern, and he and his wife had gone to their Denver home, he agreeing to submit to a surgical operation within a few days. Since his father's death a few years ago, and the removal of the family to Denver, Obbie had invested in a bus line out of Denver in which venture he had suffered severe financial loss. Recently he had been employed as a bus driver for Yelloway, Inc., piloting a bus between Denver and Kansas City. But he gave up that position last spring. The financial loss attending his business investments, coupled with poor health conditions is undoubtedly the cause for his action.

    HAHNEWALD spent his boyhood and young manhood days at Leadville and in Eagle county. He was a veteran of the world war, serving with the American expeditionary forces in France. He is survived by his wife, two children, Maxine, 8, and Albert, 7, and his mother. Both children were with their grandmother at the ranch at the time of their father's death.[20 Aug. 1926, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HAHNEWALD, Paul - Word was received Saturday morning, November 6, by Martin EICHLER of Edwards of the death of his uncle, Paul HAHNEWALD in Denver.

    Mr. HAHNEWALD spent some weeks the latter part of the summer with Charley HEMBERGER at the ranch on Cooley mesa. Three or four weeks ago he went to the home of his brother, Otto HAHNEWALD, county commissioner of Garfield county, in Rifle for a visit. He returned to Denver recently and passed away at 7:30 o'clock Saturday morning.

    Mr. HAHNEWALD came to Aspen as a raw, immigrant boy from Switzerland in the early days of that camp, and joined with his brothers, here ahead of him, in the bakery business at that place and in Leadville. He made a fortune from the Leadville mines, and later lost it in the Hereford cattle breeding business at Eagle. His last few years had been spent in tying to repair his lost fortunes, but the "luck" which he characterized as being responsible for past successes had failed him and nothing would turn out right for him anymore.

    Paul HAHNEWALD was greatly beloved by many people and his death is regretted. He was not and old man, in his early sixties, but disappointment at the failure of business ventures hastened his end. Burial took place in Denver Tuesday. (12 Nov 1937, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • HALEY, Harry - See obituary of Philip REDDY

  • HALLSWORTH, Sycalmore - Sycalmore HALLSWORTH, known as Mike TRACEY, passed away at the County Farm Friday, January 11, following a paralytic stroke, which occurred about six weeks ago, although he was able to be up and about part of the time. He was born in Manchester, England, and would have been seventy-nine years of age in May, had he lived until then. Little is known of his life prior to the time he entered the county home five years ago, and so far as known he has no living relatives.

    Mortician O. W. MEYER came down from Red Cliff to take charge of the remains and prepare him for burial. Interment was in Cedar Hill cemetery at Gypsum, Colo.[18 Jan. 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p8]

  • HANAWA, N. - SUICIDE ON GRADE - JAPANESE TAKES LIFE WITH NO APPARENT CAUSE.

    Yesterday afternoon De. SIBERTS, company surgeon, reported the suicide of one of the Japanese employed by the Phillips Construction Company & O'Gara, at Camp No. 2, in Eagle River canyon.

    The men, a party of Japs, had just finished their dinner and were filing out of the dining room when a shot startled them. On turning it was learned that one of their number had shot himself.

    No one saw the tragedy. The wound was made by a 38 caliber double action revolver and death was instantaneous. The bullet entered at the forehead and emerged at the back of the head.

    The man, whose name was N. HANAWA, was about 26 or 27 years of age. He had no relatives in the camp or in the country so far as known. He was single and his countrymen are unable to explain his deed of self destruction. Dr. SIBERTS and the interpreter of the Japs made a thorough search of the man's belongings and found nothing that would indicate the cause of the rash act.

    The tragedy was reported to Coroner GILPIN who investigated and deemed an inquest unnecessary.(4 April 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

    The Funeral of the Jap, N. HANAWA, who killed himself at camp No. 2, in the canyon last week, was held on Friday. A large party of the deceased's countrymen attended as well as a number of the citizens of the town. Rev. L. D. JARRARD, of Minturn, conducted the services and the interment was at Greenwood cemetery. There is some doubt as to whether the shot was inflicted by accident or intentional, all the circumstances pointing more to the latter theory except that there appears to have been no motive.(11 April 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HANCOCK, George W. - George W. HANCOCK, 66 years old for many years a resident of this county, on a West Lake creek ranch died at the home of his brother, C. HANCOCK, in Grand Junction, January 26, 1936.

    Mr HANCOCK came to western Colorado about thirty-three years ago from Wright county, Missouri. For a number of years he was employed as a fine man by the Western Union Telegraph Co., and when he retired from that work he took up a homestead on West Lake, where he resided intermittently until two or three years ago, when he traded the property for a small ranch at Loma near Grand Junction.

    He was born in Missouri on November 9, 1869. There are no other immediate relatives surviving him, with the exception of his brother, at whose home he died. He was an active member of the Grand Junction I. O. O. F. Mr. HANCOCK was a good neighbor, and many friends in this county will regret to learn of his death.[7 Feb. 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HANEY, R. D. - R. D. HANEY DEAD

    Sudden Demise of Well Known Mining Man

    Many friends, not only in this county but throughout the state, will be pained to learn of the death of R. D. HANEY, which occurred on April 27, 1908. The Denver Post had the following particulars of his death:

    "R. D. HANEY, superintendent of the Akron Mining company, at White Pine, Colorado, died of heart failure while at work Monday, April 27. He was a well known mining man of Ault. At one time he owned and operated some of the richest property at Red Cliff. For many years he was a resident of Denver, and his body has been brought here for burial."

    "The funeral services will be held at Martin's chapel, corner Colfax and Broadway, Saturday, May 2, at 1 a.m. He is survived by Mrs. HANEY, and daughter, Miss Mabel, a student at the State Norman school, and a son, Leroy."

    Mr. HANEY was one of the pioneer mining men of this district and for several years resided in Red Cliff. Bob HANEY, as he was better known, was very popular, and during his residence here was one of the prominent and most progressive citizens of the district. He was fairly successful in his mining ventures here and it is presumed leaves his family in comfortable circumstances.(7 May 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HANSCOME, Alfred - One of the oldest settlers of Eagle county passed away last Sunday, when Alfred HANSCOME, of Wolcott, was called to his last reward. Mr. HANSCOME was eighty-four years old at the time of his death and had been a resident of this county since seventy-nine or eighty, from the best information we can get. For many years he and his aged wife have been living on their small ranch about one mile west of Wolcott, and until the last year or two, when the signs of age had commenced to show their effect on the old gentleman, he has been hale and hearty. He met with an accident this spring which seriously affected his hearth and as a result he had been very despondent for some weeks. However, he had been about his ranch work up to a few days previous to his death, not taking to his bed until last Friday evening. The end came soon and he died Sunday afternoon, and Eagle county lost another one of the hardy men who helped make an empire out of the wilderness that is now the great state of Colorado.

    Mr. HANSCOME was known to nearly every early resident of the county, and numbered his friends by the hundred, and the aged wife was the sympathy of all in the loss of her husband and companion of a long life- time.

    The funeral was held from the Methodist church in Eagle Monday afternoon, and was attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors. The body was laid to rest in the Eagle cemetery.{8 Aug. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HANSCOME, Mary Jane Baker - Mrs. Alfred HANSCOME passed out of this life at Wolcott last Monday evening, August 15.

    Mary Jane BAKER was born in Fort Wayne, Ind., August 1, 1836, being 86 years, 14 days old at the time of her death. In 1854 she was united in marriage to Henry Jackup YOUNTG, with whom she removed to Denver in 1886. to this union there were given five children, of whom only one survives, Mrs. Geo. FARGHER, of Victor, Colo. In 1888 Mr. YOUNG passed away, the widow moving to Grand Lake, where she met and married Alfred HANSCOME. In 1883 the deceased and her husband came to Eagle county, where for twenty eight years she lived loved and respected by all who knew her. Her husband preceded her in death two years ago.

    The funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Eagle Wednesday afternoon, and the body laid to rest in the Eagle cemetery beside the grave of her beloved husband.

    The only surviving child, Mrs. George FARGHER, was detained from attending her mother's funeral by the death of her husband, who died in Victor Last Thursday. Besides the daughter Mrs. HANSCOME is survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. (Eagle Valley Enterprise, Aug 19, 1921, p.1)

  • HANSON, Peter - Last Sunday, Peter HANSON, a well known miner of Gilman, was drowned in Bolt's Lake, between Gilman and Minturn. The unfortunate man was accompanied by Joseph SMITHERUM, who had a narrow escape from a similar fate, and from whom the following particulars are learned.

    Mr. HANSON had been on the lake some time in a boat fishing, while Mr. SMITHERUM was fishing from the shore. HANSON rowed in and invited SMITHERUM to go out with him, to which the latter assented. The two men were seated side by side in the boat with Mr. SMITHERUM's dog standing behind them. Without warning the end of the boat behind the occupants sank and water rushed in under their feet, and at the same time both men were thrown out of the boat backward into the water. Mr. SMITHERUM succeeded in grasping one side of the half filled boat and seeing HANSON also in the water and apparently unable to help himself, he called for help. Mr. SMITHERUM cannot swim and succeeded only by an heroic effort in preventing himself from drowning.

    Sid BOLT was at the house about 100 yards away and rushed to the scene and plunged in. He reached Mr. SMITHERUM first and succeeded in rescuing him. Mr. SMITHERUM says he is convinced he never could have gotten out unaided. Meanwhile Mr. Hanson seemed to be struggling in the water with his head just below the surface, and drowned before Mr. BOLT could return to his aid.

    The boat was then secured and the body recovered. All available methods of resuscitation were applied without avail. At the point of the accident the lake is not over 150 feet wide but is about ten feet deep. The boat is a flat bottom one, about four feet wide and ten or twelve long, and Mr. SMITHERUM is unable to account for the accident.

    Undertaker FARNUM was called and took charge of the remains. Telegrams were sent to points where deceased was thought to have friends, but no reply from any of them has been received. The funeral will occur today. Deceased was a single man, about 34 years of age, and was born in Ohio.(7 September 1899 Eagle County Blade, p. 3)

  • HARNITZ, Frank - A DEAF AND DUMB MAN RUN DOWN IN THE YARDS AT MINTURN - A sad accident occurred in the railroad yards at Minturn on Sunday. A deaf and dumb man, whose name it was afterward learned was Frank HARNITZ, was run down and killed by a light engine. The man's head was crushed and death was instantaneous.

    The dead man had been seen a day or two previous at Red Cliff and also on the day of his death at Minturn. He was deaf and dumb and had been soliciting alms both at Red Cliff and at Minturn. In his pocket was found a note book in which he was in the habit of writing his requests for aid and his conversations with various people. His identity was disclosed by his name and description being written on the fly leaf of a small bible which he carried in his pocket.

    Coroner A.F. GRAHAM was at once notified and took charge of the remains, and detailed the accident as briefly as possible to an address at Milwaukee, also found in the bible. The funeral was held at Minturn and interment occurred there. There was no money valuables of any description found on the body.(22 Aug 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

  • HARDERS, Hans - HANS HARDERS DEAD

    Word was received here Monday morning of the death on Sunday, December 19, at the home of his nephew in Blair, Washington county, Nebraska, of Hans HARDERS, says the Redcliff News.

    Mr. HARDERS was one of the earliest settlers in Eagle county, coming to Red Cliff during the mining excitement of the fall of 1879, and was a __________ of the mining district continuously until last April when _____________ of failing health, he went back to Nebraska to spend his reclining days with relatives.

    Together with John EWING and Robert _________ he brought the Eighty four group of mines on Turkey creek in the early days, and at one time made a considerable "stake" out of the Eighty four. He had a very active life the most of the years he lived here and was identified in a number of mining enterprises at different times.

    He was born in Germany and his early manhood was spent on the ocean as a seaman. Possessed of an adventurous nature he visited most of the south and central American countries. _________ landing at New Orleans in ____________ with a friend not long before his death, he stated that he was not satisfied with he condition of any of the countries he visited until he struck the United States, but he soon decided that this was the land he had been looking for.

    While the traditions of his native land were always dear to him and he loved to talk of his youth at home, he was a loyal American citizen. Last spring , before leaving for Nebraska he used to come into this office and talk to the writer for several hours at a stretch. The European was would occupy a great deal of his attention, but every once in a while he would break out in a tirade on conditions in Mexico and deplore what he characterized as the cowardice of President WILSON, and wish for his younger days again, so that he might shoulder a gun and help clean up the Greasers. But never once did he ever hint that he cared to fight for the Kaiser, the land of his adoption was first and last Hans HARDERS.

    The sporting element ran high in his blood, and it was a long shot in_____ on which he would not take a chance. The writer believes that he was one of the losers he ever knew, and it was this characteristic which made of him a good prospector. His health had been failing for a number of years, however, and he had not been active in business for a long time. As years advanced, the memories of younger days clung to him and he could not realize that conditions and times were changing for the reason it was hard on him to do business with others and as a consequence his mining property in this district has been idle most of the time for many years. Only recently has he agreed to a lease on it.

    He was a member of the Odd Fellows of the place in the early days and when his charter was transferred and consolidated to the lodge at Gypsum, he continued to carry his membership and was in good standing at the time of his death.

    Mr. HARDERS leaves many friends here who regret his death. (15 Dec. 1915, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • HARPER, Dave - In the death of David HARPER in Eagle last Friday evening March 24, passed one of the most colorful figures of the pioneer days of western Colorado and Eagle County.

    Born in England February 28, 1855, he lost his parents when yet a child, and but little is known of his younger life. He migrated to Canada when 21 years of age and two years later to the United States. He first landed in Denver in 1878, and the next year found him a tender of stage stock at the old stage station at Hartzel in South Park. This first employment in this country decided the course of his life. For from that time we find him in the mining camps, conducting ore hauling outfits, or driving jack trains. He followed mining in Leadville a short while and when the big teaming outfits were plying between Leadville and Aspen in 1880, we find him associated with Mr. and Mrs. AUGHTER running a road house on top of Independence Pass. Here the freighters made their half way stop between the two camps and the business prospered. He followed all the mining boom camps of those days, and was among the first to rush to Kokomo in 1882, when that camp was on the boom. Here he met and married Miss Nettie ASHLOCK, the mother of his only surviving son, Iman David, now living in Eagle, and who was born in Aspen in 1885. He packed ore and hauled freight between Aspen and Leadville after leaving Kokomo, and in 1885 we find him at the home of his father-in-law, John ASLCOCK, on the Piney in Eagle county, where his wife died.

    He ran a jack train from the mines in Aspen for a number of years following his wife's death, until the panic of 1893 caused the closing of the mines. From that time on he was in Eagle county most of the time, mining at Fulford, driving a stage line from Fulford to Eagle, and in 1898 was again married to Mrs. Elizabeth NOLES. It was about this time that he engaged as a stage driver for H. W. WHIPPLE between Wolcott and Steamboat Springs. The Moffat railroad had not yet been built and the freight and state business between these two points was immense for years. It was while driving this route that Dave HARPER formed an acquaintance with traveling salesmen, as well as prominent personages that was sate wide. Of a strong personality, he was remembered by his passengers long after they had made a stage trip with Dave as a driver. When the stage line was discontinued with the advent of the railroad to Northwestern Colorado, he owned the stage line between Wolcott and State Bridge for a time, was a saloon keeper in Wolcott and Eagle from 1910 until prohibition drove him out of business. He was again married in 1910, this time to Mrs. Sarah KILFORD, she passing away in 1916. Some years later he was married to Mrs. Daisy QUINLAN, and they made their home in Eagle until her death a few years ago.

    When C. F. LLOYD of Chicago, now co-owner of the Red Mountain ranch, first came to this country and located at Fool's Peak, he found ready at his hand just the right man to take charge of his big jack train which plied constantly between Eagle and Skyling during the summer months, in Dave HARPER. HARPER was employed by Mr. LLOYED for years. An accident at the ranch in which Mr. HARPER injured a foot resulted in the amputation of a leg, and this loss was keenly felt by him. His first reaction to the loss was the sadly spoken remark, "I am not the champion walker of the world now, am I?" and this brings to mind the fact that Dave was one of the champion pedestrians of the country in his time. As a young man he gained the title of champion walker of Canada. He also claimed that he could out walk WESTON, the great pedestrian, and they were matched for a contest at one time, but the contest never came off for some reason.

    Dave HARPER lived in the most exciting period of the settlement of this country and he loved to talk of those times in his declining years. He had a big part in the country's settlement and his passing takes one of the most colorful figures in that epochal period of Colorado.

    Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, in Eagle Sunday afternoon with Rev. C. E. COPLEY reading the service. the remains were laid to rest in Valley View cemetery, by Funeral Director Paul ANDRE, a goodly number of his old friends attending and assisting in laying the body of the old pioneer to its last earthly resting place. He is survived by his son, Iman, four step children, six grand children, one great grand child, and eleven step-grand children.

  • HARPER, Sarah - Mrs. Sarah Gans HARPER of Wolcott died from pneumonia at the Hadley Hospital at 4 a. m the morning of the 15th, having been in the hospital barely two days.

    Mrs HARPER came to America from her native city of Dublin, Ireland, at the age of fifteen and a few years later was married to Robert JONES of Chicago, a prominent railroad conductor, the father of her two daughters, now residents of Globe and Miami, Arizona respectively.

    She was for thirty years a resident of Eagle county and was married to Dave HARPER at the WHITE ranch in February 1907.

    Mrs. HARPER was a woman of education, of charitable and kindly disposition and numbered her friends among her acquaintances.

    The funeral will be conducted at the grave, 2 p.m. Saturday, by Mr. JOHNSON, rector of the St. Johns Episcopal church. Glenwood Springs. Mrs. HARPER was an Episcopalian and before her death expressed a desire to be buried in the rites of that church.[15 Sept. 1916, Western Slope Enterprise, p8]

  • HARRIS, Charles - On Sunday, March 1s, Charles Harris, of Gypsum, went the way of all flesh. Mr. HARRIS was born in Wisconsin and was 59 years of age. For the past eight or ten years he has been employed on A. W. GRUNDEL's ranch near Gypsum. Mrs. Thomas WOODWARD of Idaho Springs, a sister of the deceased, attended the funeral. The funeral was in charge of Mortician GRAHAM of Red Cliff. The services were held in the Methodist church and was the second largest ever held in Gypsum in attendance. Funeral services were conducted by Rev ROSE of Eagle. A choir of four ladies rendered appropriate selection. The floral offerings were varied and beautiful, the casket being covered with emblems and cut flowers.(18 March 1909, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HARRIS, Mary Carey - PASSING OF PIONEER WOMAN OF WESTERN COLORADO

    Mrs. W. H. HARRIS dies at Glenwood Springs after Three Weeks Illness - Settled in Roaring Fork Valley in 1884.

    Mrs. W. H. HARRIS, wife of W. H. HARRIS, pioneer Roaring Fork valley farmer, passed away at the Glenwood sanitarium Wednesday, July 20, at 1:15 o'clock, after an illness of over three weeks. The direct cause of her death being intestinal influenza.

    Mary Carey HARRIS was born in Marquette, Mich., October 16, 1868, removing to Leadville, Colo., in the year 1879. She was married to William Henry HARRIS January 31, 1884, Mr. HARRIS being the first party to whom a license to wed was issued in Garfield county. After their marriage they settled in the Roaring Fork Valley and have resided in the immediate vicinity of that first home ever since.

    Six children were born to this union, three of which preceded their mother to the grave. Early in life Mrs. HARRIS affiliated herself with Free Silver Rebekah lodge, and she was a pioneer member of Literary Sorosis club of Basalt, Colo.

    Surviving her, besides her husband are three sons; W. A. HARRIS, Ralph and Raymond HARRIS; one sister, Mrs. Margaret MACKENZIE; one brother T. J. CAREY; and five grandchildren, Vincent, Irene, Desmond, William, Paul and Isobel HARRIS.

    Funeral services were held for Mrs. HARRIS from St. Vincent's Catholic church in Basalt Friday afternoon, July 22, Rev. J. P. CARRIGAN officiating. Two beautiful solos were sung by Mrs. WARD, after which the many acquaintances of Mrs. HARRIS looked for the last time at all which was mortal of a loving friend and neighbor. Following the church services a long cortege of sorrowing relatives and friends wended their sad way to the cemetery, where the beautiful burial service of the Rebekah lodge took place and the earthly remains of Mrs. HARRIS were consigned to Mother Earth.

    In the passing of this truly noble and beautiful character, the husband has lost a devoted wife, the sons a loving and affectionate mother, and the public a helpful and progressive citizen. Ever loyal to her own, her thoughts turned first to them, but always could a moment be fond in which she strove to share the joys and sorrows of her friends.

    My Jesus, as Thou wilt,

    Oh may Thy way be mine,

    Into Thy hand of love

    I would my ____ resign.

    Through sorrow or through joy

    Conduct me as Thine own,

    And help me still to say,

    My Lord, Thy will be done. (Eagle Valley Enterprise, 29 July 1927, p.1)

  • HARRIS, William H. - First Settler in Pleasant Valley Dies Last Week.

    William H. HARRIS, 76, prominent pioneer of Eagle county, died at a hospital in Glenwood Springs June 19 after a long illness. He was taken to the hospital some weeks ago when one of his limbs was amputated in an effort to save his life, but the effort was futile.

    Mr. HARRIS settled in Peach valley in this county in 1880, fifty-four years ago, he and his brother, Charley HARRIS, being the first settlers in that part of the county. For a great many years, until infirmities began to afflict him a few years ago, Mr. HARRIS was a leader in all civic and political activities of his community. For many years he was one of the strong leaders of the Republican party of this section. He made a host of friends all over this section who will regret the passing of another of the hardy pioneers who helped build up this country.

    William H. HARRIS was born on July 21, 1857, in New York state. When very young he moved to Wisconsin and resided in that locality for a number of years. In 1880 he moved to the valley near Basalt where he took up a homestead and lived there practically ever since. His wife preceded him in death three years ago. Three children, Irene and Bryan and a small baby, also preceded him in death.

    Mr. HARRIS is survived by three sons, Raymond F. HARRIS of Cardiff, Ralph C. HARRIS of Basalt, and W. A. HARRIS; five grandchildren, Isobel and William Paul of Cardiff; Vincent, Irene and Desmond of Basalt. Mrs. Alma HARRIS, superintendent of schools of Garfield county, is a daughter-in-law of the deceased.

    Funeral services were held at the Basalt Methodist church at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, June 21. The Masonic lodge, of which Mr. HARRIS was a member, had charge of the services. Burial was made in the Basalt cemetery by the side of Mr. HARRIS' departed wife.[30 June 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HARRON, NICKOLIS - Wreck on Grande - West Bound Freight runs into Work train -- One Man Killed--several Injured - Rio Grande freight No. 61, west bound collided with a work train loaded with Utah construction men about two miles above Red Cliff Wednesday evening. The work train was composed of two flat cars the tool car and the engine. The flat cars upon which the men were riding were being pushed ahead of the engine and received the full force of the collision, forcing one flat car over the other. One man was instantly killed and several others injured, one seriously. The dead man, Nickolis HARRON was brought down and placed in the morgue here. The dead man and also those who were injured are Austrians. One of the injured men Mike COVAETCH was brought to Red Cliff and placed in the care of Dr. GILPIN.

    The wrecker was brought down from Pando where they were working on the bridges and succeeded in clearing the track in four hours Nos. 1 and 5 getting through from the east about 11 o'clock.[23 Dec. 1909, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1]

  • HART, Bernice Jane - Mrs. J. HART Dead. The people of Eagle were surprised and sorry to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. W. T. HART Monday morning of this week; she having passed away the night before.

    Mrs. HART came to Eagle county about two years ago with her husband from Randall Kansas. They had purchased a farm on Brush creek and were doing nicely until Mrs. HART was taken ill several weeks ago with an abscess on the liver. An operation was performed and it was thought that she would soon be able to be around again; but complication set in from which she died Sunday night. The remains were shipped to Randall, Kansas, for interment.

    Bernice Jane LLOYD was born in Kentucky March 31, 1852, died at Eagle, Colorado, February 26, 1916, aged 63 years, 10 months, 27 days, was buried at Randall, Kansas.[3 March 1916, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HART, Dan - Dan Hart, a well known miner of the district, died suddenly at Red Cliff last Saturday night, April 27. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia.

    The deceased was about 35 years of age, and had been in the district about two years, coming here from Leadville. He was a single man and but little is known of his relatives. It was learned however that Mrs. Laura LUNDY, of Richmond, Indiana, is a sister and a telegram announcing the death was sent to the address. It is believed he has other relatives in Indiana.

    Hart had been sick but a day or two but none of the time confined to his bed. Even an hour before his death, although in a precarious condition, he was sitting at a table, it appearing to add to his distress when he reclined.(2 May 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HART, J. T. - Hon. J. T. HART died last Thursday night at Denver, after a lingering illness. For some years Mr. HART had not been in rugged health, having been afflicted with both kidney and throat trouble, and for several weeks the end had been looked for. Members of the family, with the exception of the oldest son, James, were at his bedside at the time of his death.

    Mr. HART was born at Little Orleans, Maryland, in 1837, and was hence 66 years of age. Previous to coming to Eagle county he resided at Council Bluffs, Iowa, engaging in insurance and other lines of business there for a number of years.

    About 1888, as a member of the company, he came to Red Cliff and assumed charge of the Percy Chester group of miens as manage, a position which he retained at the time of his death. He was a member of the Eleventh General assembly of the state, having been elected to the position in 1896.

    The remains were brought to Red Cliff on Saturday, and conveyed to the family home at Bell's Camp. The funeral occurred on Tuesday at Red Cliff, the opera house being the scene of the services. A large attendance of old friends and neighbors, many from other localities in the county, were present to pay the deceased their last respects. A profusion of flowers were banked about the bier of this prominent citizen as the casket rested in the opera house. The address was delivered by Rev. S. Abbie CHAPIN. Mrs. Ralph NORTHRUP rendered two appropriate solos and a choir sang "Lead Kindly Light," a favorite hymn of the deceased and his family. The interment was a Greenwood cemetery.

    In the passing away of Mr. HART, Eagle county has lost one of its most prominent citizens. He was progressive and public spirited to a marked degree, and no enterprise for the general advancement of the community was without his support. In anything under taken by him, Mr. HART was an active and tireless worker. Being interested in the politics of the county, this characteristic undoubtedly created some political enemies. Many of his friends, however, who differed politically, always found the deceased tolerant toward them. He was especially noted for his generous hospitality, his devotion to his family and his many admirable social qualities. When present, Mr. HART, notwithstanding his years, was always the life of a social gathering, and one of his greatest pleasures was entertaining his friends at his home.

    Mr. HART will be greatly missed in this community, and it is with sincere regret that THE BLADE chronicles his demise.(30 July 1903, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HART, Richard - Dick HART, One of Party Returning From Dance at Leadville, the Victim. A tragedy which has caused a pall of grief to settle over the town of Red Cliff took place last Tuesday morning at about two o'clock when Richard Hart, only son of B. A. HART, one of the leading mining men of Battle Mountain, was instantly filled when an automobile in which he was riding turned over an embankment on a hill three miles east of Pando.

    Young HART, together with five companions, had attended the dance given by the American Legion in celebration of Colorado Day at Leadville Monday night and they were returning home. The tragedy occurred on the long grade after crossing the east fork of the Eagle river three miles above Pando. It was raining at the time and the car was running down the hill slowly, when for some unaccountable reason it became unmanageable and ran off the road over the embankment turning completely over. HART was riding on the right hand side of the front seat with Jake ZEILER and Carl DISMANT, the latter driving. ZEILER was thrown twenty feet from where the car landed and HART was caught by the car and life instantly crushed from his body; none of the other occupants were thrown from the car or received the slightest scratch of injury. As soon as the young people could take stock of their accident, HART was discovered to be under the car and they instantly freed his body. He was then unconscious and life was extinct within a few minutes. A car was secured from the Pope ranch about one mile distant and the body together with the saddened party of young people conveyed to Red Cliff.

    The occupants of the car were Merrit DISMANT, Jay FLEMING and Miss Joyce HART, a sister of the dead man.

    The deceased was born at Glenwood Springs twenty-two years ago today, August 5, 1899, his parents then living at Bell's Camp on Battle mountain. He was an exemplary young man, of industrious habits, and very popular among the young people of Red Cliff where he had spent his entire life. He was operating a lease on his father's mining properties, the Percy Chester group of mines in the Eagle river canyon at the time of his death. B. A. HART, his father, has been in poor health for many months, and at the time of the fatal accident to their son he and Mrs. HART were in Denver, where he had just come through a serious surgical operation and they had planned to return home this week. Owing to the delayed trains on the D. & R. G. railroad this week, Mr. and Mrs. HART had not been able to reach home yet Thursday evening so that funeral arrangements had not been made at the time this is written, Thursday evening.[5 Aug. 1921, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HART, W. T. - News was received here the past week by Mrs. C. F. NOGAL of the death at the home of his son in Randall, Kan., of W. T. HART, on August 25. Mr. HART was about 76 years of age.

    Mr. HART had been a respected citizen of the Eagle and Brush creek neighborhoods for about fifteen years, coming here from Kansas. For the past two years he had been in very poor health, and a few months ago he and his wife were taken to Randall by his son, Warren, in hopes that he might improve there.

    Friends of the HART family here, who are many extent sympathy to the bereaved family.[25 August 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HARTMAN, Marshall - Former Eagle rancher and prominent cattleman Marshall HARTMAN died Sept. 19 in Winslow, Ariz. following injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 81.

    Marshall was born in Dillon, Colo. on April 7, 1913 and was a third generation rancher who started his own Registered Hereford herd while still in his teens in Eagle, where he was a partner with his father and grandfather. He married Rhoda May "Billie" REYNOLDS on Nov 12, 1939.

    In 1945 Mr. HARTMAN was asked to be superintendent of the San Rafael Ranch owned by the Green Cattle Co., in Patagonia, Ariz. While there he was a well-known breeder and showed many champion Hereford cattle and was selected Herdsman of the Year two years in a row at the famous Cow Palace in San Francisco, Calif.

    The HARTMANS moved to Kremmling in 1956, where Marshall purchased a ranch and continued to raise purebred Herefords. In 1965 he became the managing partner of "Cowden Herefords" in Seligman, Ariz. After the Cowden herd was dispersed in 1980 he moved to Prescott, Ariz., where he was active in real estate. In 1993 he moved to Winslow, Ariz., and served as a consultant to Tom CHAUNCEY's 26 Bar Ranch.

    Marshall was a member of the Arizona Cattle Growers Association and the American Hereford Association, and served as past president of the Yavapai Cattle Growers and Arizona Hereford Association. He was also a member of the Colorado Cattlemen's Association. His long-time interests also placed him on the advisory board to the Arizona Junior Hereford Association and the junior board committee of the Arizona National Livestock Shows. While a 4-H Club leader in Colorado, Marshall won a Meritorious Service Award for his volunteer efforts. He was also named Rancher of the Year in 1980 for Yavapai County, Ariz.

    He was active in the community and served on two school boards, various community service organizations, and was appointed by the Governor of Arizona to serve on that state's water utilization committee. He was also a leader in his church.

    He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Billie. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law: Frank and Salli of New Carrollton, MD, David and Ann of Winslow, Ariz., and Mike and Karen of Peoria, Ariz; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and brothers Tom and Fred HARTMAN of Salt Lake City, Ut.

    In lieu of flowers the family requests that a donation be made in memory of both Mr. HARTMAN and his wife, Billie, to the Arizona Cattle Industries Research and Education Foundation, 1401 N. 24the St., Phoenix, AZ 85008.

    Memorial services were held Sept 24 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 114 S. Marina St., Prescott, Ariz.( Sept 1994, Eagle Valley Enterprise)

  • HASHBURGER, Fannie - Fannie, daughter of Mrs. John HASHBURGER of Minturn, aged five years and five months, died on Tuesday, December 27, 1898, of diabetes. The funeral occurred on Wednesday, the 28the, with burial at Minturn.

  • HASS, Marguerite 1909-1994

    Marguerite HAAS of Gypsum died recently at the home of her friends, Lee and Barbara STEWART of Grand Junction, who had cared for her during her illness.

    Marge was the youngest of eleven children born to Louis and Barbara STENGEL at the family's farm home in Boulder. She was born Sept. 21, 1909

    She married Frank HAAS on Sept. 30, 1930; Frank now lives at the Palisade Living Center in Palisade. Her last living immediate relative, Clara CLYNCKE, lives in Boulder.

    Frank and Marge enjoyed their life as ranchers in the area that is now Vail from 1942 to 1953, and more recently on their ranch south of Gypsum. They retired and moved into town in 1975.

    Marge loved all of God's creation...and she never knew a stranger; her kitchen door and her heart was always open to all. Her hospitality, laughter and love will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.

    She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters Michael, Louis, Joseph, Anna, Josephine, Mary, Rose, Della and Barbara. Surviving are many nephews and nieces.

    A Rosary will be held Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eagle, followed on Feb. 5 at 10 a.m. by a memorial Mass officiated by Father Ed POEHLMAN.

    In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Grand Valley Hospice, P.O. Box 60307, Grand Junction, CO 81506. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 3 Feb 1994)

  • HAVENS, G. L. - On June 9, 1908 death took another of Colorado's pioneer mining men. G. L. HAVENS who died at his home in Denver on that date. Mr. HAVENS was one of the earliest prospectors in Red Cliff and in the Holy Cross district. He was born in Redford, Clinton county, New York, and was 74 years old on May 17 last. His wife, three sons and four daughters survive him.

    Mr. HAVENS will undoubtedly be remembered by Red Cliff's older citizens. Just previous to his decease he was engaged in promoting the interest of the Marion Consolidated Mining Co., of Leadville, and it was while in Kansas City on business for the company that he was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage which resulted in his death.(18 June 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HAWES, William H. - William H. HAWES a tourist from Bloomington, Ill., died last Tuesday evening at the home of C. L. HARTMAN four miles north of Wolcott. HAWES was with a party traveling from Bloomington to Portland, Ore., in an automobile when he took sick and died within a short time. The party was out in the storm of Tuesday afternoon and it was thought the excitement of the trip was too much for the deceased man's heart, which was weak. Just a short distance north of the HARTMAN home he was seized with illness and some of the party went to HARTMAN'S for aid. The sick man was taken there and Dr. MONTGOMERY summoned from Eagle but he was beyond medical aid.

    The body was brought to Eagle, where Undertaker W. H. FARNUM, of Glenwood, prepared it for shipment to Bloomington for burial. Mark D. HAWES, a son of the deceased man, whose home is in Portland, Ore., was with his father, and had been back in Illinois on a visit, taking the old gentleman home with him in the car. The deceased man was a prominent wholesale grocer of Bloomington.[1 Aug. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HAWKINS, Melvin L. Oct. 20, 1911 - March 15, 1986

    Melvin L. "Irish" HAWKINS, a 20 year rancher at Burns and a long-time resident of Collbran, died of cancer Saturday at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Grand Junction. He was 74.

    Mr. HAWKINS was born Oct. 20, 1911, to Clyde Lazel and Edith May KIGGINS HAWKINS at Collbran where he spent his childhood and was graduated from high school. He ranched in the Collbran area until moving to Burns in 1966.

    Mr. HAWKINS served with the U.S. Army in the Pacific Islands during World War II and held the rank of master sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

    He married Harriet Berly MCDANIEL May 31, 1946, in Grand Junction, and later divorced.

    Mr. HAWKINS enjoyed being outdoors. He was a horseman and a cowboy.

    Survivors include a daughter, Melva Jean HALL of Clifton; four sons, Gerald R. SCOTT and Jody K. HAWKINS, both of Clifton, Michael S. HAWKINS of Keensburg and Milo T. HAWKINS of Palisade; a sister, Ethel A. CLICK of Collbran; four brothers, Marion N., James B., Orman L. and Clyde Jr., all of Collbran; 18 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two sisters are deceased.

    Graveside services will be a 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Palisade Cemetery with the Rev. Michael HALL of the Church of Christ Eastgate officiating.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Colorado Division Inc. of the Mesa County Unit, Box 215, Grand Junction, 81502 or to the Wrestling Scholarship, Citizens State Bank of Keenesburg, Keenesburg 80643

    Martin's Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. (Newspaper unknown)

  • HAWLEY, Luella Smith - Mrs. J. C. HAWLEY a Pioneer of Eagle County and Mother of Prominent Squaw Creek Rancher Passes Away at Home in Glenwood.

    With the death of Mrs. J. C. HAWLEY at her home in Glenwood recently another of the pioneer women of this county has passed to her reward. The HAWLEYS were among the earlier settlers in the Squaw creek neighborhood, going to Glenwood on retiring from the ranch, which is now owned by their son, Ezra J. HAWLEY, one of the prominent ranchers now of that part of the county. We take the following account of Mrs. HAWLEYS death from the Glenwood Post of last week:

    "Another beautiful character passed to her eternal home last Sunday night when Mrs. J. C. HAWLEY breathed her last after an illness of some duration.

    "Luella Smith HAWLEY was born in East Stockham, New York, February 10, 1852, and was therefore seventy-one years, 2 months and 5 days of age at the time of her death.

    "She was united in marriage to Jerome C. HAWLEY in Potsdam, New York, June 16, 1873, four children being born to this union. The family moved to Smithland, Iowa, in 1880 and after a few changes in location came to Colorado in 1900, making their home in Eagle and Garfield counties.

    "Deceased is survived by her husband and two sons, Ezra Jerome, of Eagle county, and Giles W. of Denver, a sister, Miss Demis Smith of Los Angeles, who had served for a number of years as deaconess in the M. E. church; two brothers, E. C. SMITH of Evanston, Illinois, and three grand children.

    Mrs. HAWLEY was converted and united with the Methodist church many years ago and was also a member of the local chapter of Eastern Star.

    "Mrs. HAWLEY was loved by all who knew her and will be remembered by her kind words and her smile. She was a most optimistic soul, never had a word of complaint and bore her suffering patiently. She had unlimited hope and in her recent illness always believed she would recover.

    "The funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church in this city, Rev. E. G. ESTLOW officiating. Mrs. Lamar IKELER sang two beautiful solos. At the close, short services were held by the Eastern Star chapter, and the remains were escorted to the depot and shipped on No. 15 to Denver for cremation."[27 April 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HAYS, John - The infant son of Mr. John W. HAYS died last Thursday at Grafton, this state, where the baby was conveyed from Red Cliff only the previous week. The ailment was stomach trouble. Mr. HAYS arrived at Red Cliff with the little corpse on Saturday morning and the funeral was held at the Congregational church Rev. OHL of Salida, delivering very appropriate remarks. The remains were interred in Greenwood cemetery beside those of the baby's mother, nee Amy ACKLEY. Mr. HAYS has the sympathy of many friends here in his double bereavement. (18 Apr 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)
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  • HEINER, George Edwin - George Edwin HEINER was born in West Jersey, Stark county, Ill., on September 18, 1851, and departed this life near Edwards Colo., September 26, 1929, just eight days after his 78th birthday.

    When Mr. HEINER reached his majority he left Illinois for Queen City, Mo., where on December 29, 1875, he was married to Susan EAGON. To them were born ten children--five boys and five girls, three to whom have gone on to the other shore.

    In 1878, Mr. HEINER brought his family to Rooks county, Kan., and after to Stockton, Kan., which had been their home since, with the exception of the fast few summers spent on Lake creek in Eagle county, Colorado.

    He was a charter member of the Security Benefit association in Stockton, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, since he was 17 years old.

    The deceased is survived by the life long companion, seven children--Mrs. Della MUNN, Mrs. Nora CRANE and Clarence HEINER all of Stockton, Kan.; Burton HEINER of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mrs. Jessie HENDERSON of Plainville, Kan.; and William and Geo HEINER of Edwards, Colo.; also 36 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Stockton, Kan., on Monday afternoon, September 30, with Rev. C. E. SPALDING in charge. Burial was made in the Stockton cemetery.[18 Oct. 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HEITHER, Albert J. - Albert J. HEITHER died of influenza at the Red Cross hospital in Eagle last Friday, December 13. The deceased was driving the Wolcott-State Bridge stage when he was stricken with the plague ten days prior to his death. He was brought here for treatment, and was seemingly recovering until the day before his death, when he took a turn for the worse and quickly passed away.

    His son, Henry E. HEITHER, and Undertaker Gustav LARSON came from Leadville Saturday morning and prepared the body for shipment to Denver where it was to be buried.{20 Dec. 1918, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p 1]

  • HELMS, Billy 1924 - 1995

    Billy HELMS, a resident of Eagle for 56 years, died June 2 at the Veterans Affairs Center in Grand Junction following an extended illness. He was 71 and lived at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle.

    He was born Jan. 1, 1924 in Elkton, Colo., to Harold and Rubie (SNOWDEN) HELMS and spent his childhood in Cripple Creek, where he also attended high school. He was a member of the Eagle Methodist Church and served in the U.S. Army in 1944 - 45. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and hiking in the mountains.

    Survivors include brothers Harold and John HELMS, both of Eagle; sisters Mildred SODERSTROM of Tucson, Ariz., and Marylee (Donald) HENNAGIR of Linden, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service was held on Monday, June 5 at the Eagle Methodist Church with Pastor Phillip GREEN officiating. Arrangements were by Martin Mortuary. Memorial contributions may be sent to Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home, P.O. Box 1420, Rifle, CO 81650. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 08 June 1995)

  • HENDRICKSON, Margaretta Johanna - Death of Venerable Lady. Margaretta Johanna HENDRICKSON Passes Away at Her Home in Gypsum--Was One Of The Pioneer Ladies of This Section.

    Mrs. Margaretta Johanna HENDRICKSON, nee KROOK, was born at Kronoly, Finland, November 16, 1854. Her Christian Lutheran parents, following the earliest traditions and customs, gave her an early training in the fear and admonition of the Lord, culminating in her confirmation and communicate membership of the Lutheran church. Her youth was enjoyed in Finland, where she also entered wedlock with Mr. HENDRICKSON. This union as blessed with three sons, Alfred and Edward, born in Finland, and Victor, born in Gypsum after his parents came to America in 1892. Settling in Gypsum valley, and immediately taking part in all wholesome community activities and materially contributing to the development and prosperity of this beautiful valley. Thus also actively affiliating themselves with this Lutheran congregation and encouraging its spiritual ministry. She was also a member of the Lutheran Night Owls and Lutheran Ladies Aid Society. Enjoying the respect of the entire community and a life existing not only unto self, but also unto others, until the last year or two Mrs. HENDRICKSON enjoyed fair health, surprising many, despite increasing age, with her untiring energy and admirable habits of domestic industry. The last few months, however, found her failing rapidly in preparation for that home coming which unites all true children of God, and for that glorification of the body which is possible only when this frail tabernacle submits to God's gracious providential rest and sleep.

    Mrs. HENDRICKSON entered life eternal Sunday morning, December 17, at 4:30 o'clock, seemingly without pain and certainly without regrets, in perfect resignation, and reconciliation with her Maker, having repeatedly expressed her sincere and deep appreciation to her pastor for his comforting assurances and prayers for her commitment to our Heavenly Father. He son, Edward, was alone at his mother's bedside when she passed on, very quietly and peacefully.

    Her husband, HENDRICK, preceded her into spiritual realms in August, 1923. The deceased leaves to mourn a devoted mother, her three sons, Alfred, Edward and Victor, two grandchildren, Miss Esther HENDRICKSON and Mrs. Ruth BEASLEY, and two great grandchildren, all of Gypsum valley, besides hosts of intimate friends and neighbors who will always cherish the sweetest memories of a personality so considerate, winsome and true, a worthy example to pattern after. One who visited frequently at her bedside learned to appreciate the beauty of her character, and the nobility of her soul, her full appreciation for the humblest efforts in her behalf, and her bounteous willingness to make others happy through whatever contributions she could made. Surely at the appearance of that great white throne we will find her among the blessed, enjoying the Master's benedictions and His final statement: "Enter ye unto the joy of your Lord, for whatsoever ye have done unto the least of these my disciples ye have done it unto me."

    Funeral services were conducted at 2 p. m. Monday, December 18, under direction of the BURDGE Funeral Home of Glenwood. Rev. Chas. L. RAMME delivered a most eloquent and comforting discourse and he was assisted by a trio of ladies, Mrs. W. J. WONDERS, Mrs. Kenneth GERARD, and Miss Albertine ZOELLNER, accompanied by Mrs. RAMME, who contributed two hymns and a solo, "Just for Today," by Mrs. Kenneth GERARD.

    Palbearers were Messrs. Elmer P. ENGSTROM, Sigurd BOBSON, Helmar LARSON, Homer DAVENPORT, Gust ULIN and Frank VAN HORN.

    Many and beautiful floral contributions attested to the love and sympathy of a community paying its final tribute to a beloved friend. Interment was made in Cedar Hill cemetery, Gypsum.---Contributed.[22 Dec. 1933, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HENDRICKSON, Mr. - Mr. HENDRICKSON was born in Finland, known by many friends through the valley as Grandpa HENDRICKSON, passed away at his ranch home south of town Monday noon, August 16th, at the age of seventy-five years. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia, but he had been in feeble health for years.

    Mr. HENDRICKSON was born in Finland, coming to Eagle county thirty-two years ago, and has resided in the Gypsum valley since. Those left to mourn his loss are his widow, three sons, Alfred, Edward and Victor, and two grand daughters, Miss Ester and Ruth HENDRICKSON, all of Gypsum.

    Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock, p. m., Wednesday, August 18, from the Lutheran church, Rev. L. H. STEINHOFF, officiating.[20 Aug. 1926, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HENRY, Eddie - From the Examiner.

    Eddie, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. HENRY, died at the home of his parents Tuesday morning of heart failure.

    The funeral service was held from the Gypsum M. E. church on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

    The death of Eddie HENRY removes from our midst one who will be remembered by all who knew him as a boy of purest character and highest impulses, leading an ideal life and possessing that gentleness and tender sympathy which was revealed to all who associated with him.

    The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents in this hour of their great bereavement.(25 Feb 1904, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

  • HENRY, Marion J. - One of the prominent figures in the history of Eagle county during the early ears of the century, passed away at Madison, Ia., March 27. Marion J. HENRY, Rio Grande locomotive engineer, ranch man and sheriff of the county for eight years passed away in a Madison hospital after only a few hours illness.

    Born in Milford, Ind., January 25, 1864, the deceased was past 77 years of age at the time of his death. Early in life he identified himself with railroad work, being only eighteen years old when he went to work for the Santa Fe railroad in Marceline, Mo., in 1882. In 1891, he came to Colorado and went to work as a fireman for the Denver and Rio Grande railroad, working between Salida and Minturn. He bacame a locomotive engineer on that road in 1898, and continued in that service until 1908, when he was granted d a leave of absence.

    Mr. HENRY was prominent in Republican party politics in ed right then. Art KELLY was appointed by Marion as by successor.

    I do not know how long Marion served after I left. Frank FARNUM was elected with other county officers of the state, for a two year term. while serving this term a constitutional amendment was adopted in Colorado changing the election laws, so that state and local elections fell on the same date, and extending the terms of all two years officers one year, making their terms fun even with the state officers. Frank FARNUM was one of these and, hence, served three years and was not a candidate for re-election, although I understand that later and after I had left the state he did serve four successive terms as sheriff.

    You can verify many dates and secure authentic history of the county by consulting the records of the sheriff's office, if such are preserved and available for reference. Almost all of the records during my encumbrance as under sheriff were made by me. I do not know whether the system has been changed or not, but at that time the office contained four dockets large record books. The civil docket, the criminal docket, the execution docket, and the general docket. That latter being a compilation of all official business. At that time the office was a fee office, and hence it was important that accurate and detailed record's be kept. My hand write should be found to a large extent from, I believe, along in July, 1900 (if not found along there try 1899 or 1901), until March, 1908.

    Marion HENRY was a good man and an honest one, and so far as I am concerned we remained friends, although we never corresponded. This is not strange, as he wrote few personal letters. His early education was much neglected - he had to work and help support a widowed mother and younger members of the family.

    I often see the name MULNIX in your paper. I was under sheriff at the time a man of the name was killed in Jim SPENCER's blacksmith shop at Wolcott, by Wid HERWICK, son of Si HERWICK, over a money dispute. As under sheriff I was Wid's jailer. I presume the MULNIX's mentioned are this man's descendants, aid wonder what became of Wid HERWICK. Through a fluke in the charge and forms of verdict given the jury by Judge Charles CAVENDER, Wid got only thirty days in jail as a penalty of conviction, instead of eight years in the pen as the jury thought he would get. Quite a story I could tell here as well as many others of some of those stirring times. (There is no connection between the families of the man you mention and that of Al MULNIX, head of the family by that name now living in Eagle county. As to what became of Wid HERWICK, I have been unable to learn.- Ed).

    Well, without tiring you further and again reminding you that we are right on your route whenever you or any other old friends ride, drive or hitch hike to the northwest and that the latch string is always out at 309 East Avenue B, Jerome, Yours truly, John D. NIMS, PS form your dates I note that Marion was ten months older than I. Mrs. NIMS and I have known his widow since she was a small girl. - J.D.N.

  • HENRY, William (Bill) - William (Bill) HENRY of the Sheephorn-Radium community passed away in a hospital in Denver on October 26, 1933. Mr. HENRY had been in poor health for several months and a short time ago was removed to a hospital in Denver, where the end came Thursday of last week as a result of complications following a major operation.

    Mr. HENRY was born at Hotchkiss, Colo., in 1876, and moved with his father and another brother to Sheephorn in 1882. They were among the very earliest settlers in that location and except for a few years spent in the cattle business in Wyoming he has lived his entire life in the Sheephorn and McCoy localities.

    The deceased was a pioneer in the largest sense of the word. It was for such characters as he that Edgar GUEST wrote his "Out Where the West Begins". He was a leader, counselor and peace maker among his fellow men; always first to extend the had of help and last to bring a word of criticism.

    He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Emma BEDELL HENRY; a daughter, Margaret, and a son, Andrew HENRY; a son by his first wife, Katherine MUGGRAGE, who died in 1902.

    Funeral services, in charge of a minister from Kremmling, were held Sunday at 2 o'clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tim MUGGRAGE at Radium.

    Two hymns, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus, " and "He Walks With Me," were beautifully rendered by a double quartet of old friends and neighbors of Mr. HENRY. Pall bearers were also friends of a half century. They were: Chas B. McCoy, E. L. LAYMAN, Arthur HORN, Frank MCMILLIAN, Carl FORESTER and Dave McPHEE.

    He was laid to rest in the MUGGRAGE cemetery beside his father who had preceded him in death many years. So passeth the Pioneer Builders and Trail Blazers of this Great West.--Contributed by a Friend.[3 Nov. 1933, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HENRY, William J. - As briefly announced in The Blade last week, William J. HENRY died suddenly on the afternoon of January 2.

    The deceased was a well known citizen of the county, where he had resided since about 1885. He was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, near the town of Greensburg. In 1883 he came to Colorado, locating first at Denver, but shortly afterward coming to Eagle county. At his death he was 54 years of age and unmarried.

    For the past twelve years or there abouts Mr. HENRY had been engaged in the liquor business at Red Cliff. He was a man possessed of many admirable traits of character generous to a fault, with a kindly feeling for all creation, beast as well as man; he was never known to withhold assistance from the needy or sympathy from the distressed. His liberality toward all thing in behalf of the public welfare was especially marked, and whenever subscription papers to any cause - public institutions or private charities - were circulated, Will HENRY's name always appeared well at the head among the most substantial contributors. He had at various times served as mayor of Red Cliff and also as a member of the board of trustees.

    On Monday morning Mr. J. H. T. HENRY, of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, arrived and took charge of the remains. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at the Red Cliff opera house and was largely attended, many friends of the deceased being present from a distance. Rev. J. W. GORDON of Eagle conducted the services and interment occurred at Greenwood cemetery.(9 Jan 1902, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

  • HERIN, Angeline - Long time Eagle resident, Angeline HERIN, died Tuesday, May 7 following a brief illness at Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. She was 83.

    A funeral service will be held Friday, May 10 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Eagle, with Father Ed POHLMAN officiating. Burial will follow immediately at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle.

    Mrs. HERIN, known as "Nan" to her family and friends, was born May 3, 1913 in Cleveland, Ohio to immigrant parents John and Mary PROPERNICK. She spent her childhood in Leadville, Colo., and her young adult years in Buena Vista, Colo, and on Tennessee Pass. She moved to Eagle in 1940.

    She married Marcel Herin on Feb 23, 1946. They lived in Eagle until 1947, when they retired to Glenwood Springs. Upon her husband's death in 1974, Mrs. HERIN returned to Eagle, where she spent the last 22 years of her life.

    Mrs. HERIN enjoyed reading, watching sports and spending time with her beloved family and friends.

    She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society.

    Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ann WILSON of Eagle; daughter and son-in-law Judy and Howard KNOTT of Montrose, Colo; son and daughter-in-law Tony and Mary PROPERNICK and Frank and Betty PROPERNICK, all of Buena Vista; nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

    She was preceded in death by her husband, brother John PROPERNICK, and son-in-law Willard WILSON.

    Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Eagle Senior Center, c/o Lucy Walker, 700 Broadway, Eagle, Co d81631.

    Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arraignments.

  • HERRES, Dorothy C. - Dorothy C. HERRAS died June 14 at her home on the Colorado River Road. She was 78.

    Dorothy was born April 15, 1916 in Utica, NY to Winfield and Florence (Hanafin) BURHANS. She married August HECHTL in 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1946. She married Schyler HERRES in 1955 and later divorced. Employed as an office manager and administrative assistant in real estate, she moved to the Eagle Valley in 1971, where she also worked in real estate.

    In her younger years she was the tennis champion of Troy, NY. She enjoyed tennis, skiing, fishing and hiking. She served as president of the Sweetwater Ladies Club.

    Survivors include; her daughter, Mimi HECHTL of Cambridge, Mass.; step-children Donald, David and Gail HERRES; and her brother, George BURHANS. Memorial services were held June 24 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glenwood Springs, with the Rev. Keith MATHEWS officiating. Memorials may be made to the American Heat Fund, c/o Mrs. R.E. VANDERHOOF, P.O. Box 490, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, or the Sweetwater Ladies Club, c/o Jean LANE, Sweetwater Rd., Gypsum, CO 81637. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home was in charge with arrangements.(30 June 1994, Eagle Valley Enterprise)

  • HERWICK, Helen - Helen, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. HERWICK of Eagle, aged three months, died on September 23. The funeral and burial occurred the same day at Edwards cemetery.(27 September 1900, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

  • HERWICK, Ida - Mrs. J.L. Herwick At Rest

    On last Saturday morning, March 11, 1919, Mrs. J. L. Herwick, another pioneer of the western slope departed this life at 4:30, after a period of most intense suffering from cancer of the bowels.

    Ida Oyler, was born on February 8, 1661 at Mason City, Missouri. At the tender age of six months she moved with her parents to Iowa where she spent her early childhood. When still quite young she, with her parents, moved to Takama, Nebraska where she experienced her first real sorrow in the loss of her mother.

    On the seventeenth of February, l876 she was married to Josiah Lafayette Herwick. During the year of 1881 she moved with her husband and two oldest children to Colorado and located at Buena Vista where she resided for a short time and then moved to the western slope, locating in Eagle county. From that point she with her husband kept coming west and located at Glenwood where she lived for fifteen years, where her husband was engaged in contract work.

    Eight years ago she made her final move when she and the family located in the vicinity of Grand Valley, a little later coming into the town where she made her home to the time of her death.

    During the past two years she made trips to Pocatello, Idaho, Denver and finally she went to Grand Junction where she consulted some of the best physicians in that city. but it was all to no purpose, for feeling that her case was hopeless, she returned to her home in this city about weeks ago and from that time on she begun quietly but surely sinking till on last Saturday she drifted into that other life, where pain and the sorrows of this world are hushed in the joyful realms of eternal happiness that endure throughout the cycles of the infinite ages.

    Mrs. Herwick's sojourn in this community she acquired a large circle of real friends. By sweet gentle manner she endeared herself to all who were fortunate in knowing her. The night was never too dark or stormy but she was ever ready to go and give succor and assistance to a neighbor.

    The funeral services were held from the Methodist church in this city of which she was a member, last Monday afternoon. Rev. Mallory conducted the services and his sermon was a splendid tribute to the life of the beloved wife and mother; for knowing the family for nearly a quarter of a century he was able to speak with an inspired force that lifted for the time, the baleful sting of death.

    The remains were interred in the Battlement Mesa cemetery across the Grand, where they were conducted by her six grown sons, who acted as pallbearers. A husband Josiah L. Herwick, ten children, Birdella Ashlock and William Herwick of Aspen; Fred Herwick of Pocatello, Idaho; Oren and Albert of Wyoming; Guy, Susan, Joe and Tina and Mary Duplice of Grand Valley together with a large host of friends are left to mourn their great loss.

    [Grand Valley News, Grand Valley, Colorado - Elmer Wheatley, Publisher]

  • HERWICK, J. L. (Si) - Death Comes Quietly To Si HERWICK--Located in Eagle Valley in 1881 and Was Prominent In County Affairs For Many Years.

    One of the very earliest settlers of the Eagle Valley passed away March 28, when J. L. (Si) HERWICK died. His death came peaceably and unexpectedly when starting on a trip from his home in Grand Valley to Glenwood Springs to visit with his daughter. His death is recounted in the Glenwood Post as follows.

    "When his son, Orrin, and his daughter, Mrs. Susan JONES, sitting in the front seat of the car, drove toward the filling station to replenish the gas tank, Mr. HERWICK riding in the rear seat, remarked that he was not feeling well. His son suggested that in that event perhaps it would be better to postpone the trip to Glenwood. Mr. HERWICK was not favorable to this suggestion declaring that he would soon be all right.

    "When the car was stopped at the gas pump the young folks looked around, and to find their father crumpled down in the seat--dead. Evidently death, which was due to cerebral hemorrhage, had been instantaneous, and painless.

    Josiah L. HERWICK was 79 years old last October. More than 50 years ago he came to Colorado and with his bride settled at Buena Vista, coming to Eagle county in 1881, and locating the land near Avon, now known as the NOTTINGHAM ranch. Here their sons Fred, was the first white child born in the Eagle river valley. The family lived at Wolcott later, and then moved to Eagle and for a short while lived in the Burns country. About twenty years ago the deceased moved to Grand Valley, where his wife preceded him in death a few years ago.

    Mr. HERWICK is survived by nine children: Mrs. Bendella MEYERS of Kansas City, Mo.; William HERWICK of Los Angeles; Guy HERWICK of Rifle; Orrin HERWICK of Grand Valley; Albert HERWICK of Los Angeles and Mrs. Susan JONES of Grand Valley.

    Funeral services were held at the Woodman hall in Grand Valley and were in charge of Rev. Otto B. DUCKWORTH of Rifle, one of Mr. HERWICK'S personal friends. All business houses of the town were closed during the services. All of his children except Mrs. MEYERS were present. His five sons acted as pall bearers, as they had done a few years ago at the death of their mother.[11 April, 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1

  • HEYDUK, Charles P. - DEATH OF CHARLES P. HEYDUK

    Charles P. HEYDUK died at the residence of John SMITH in Red Cliff on Monday morning, December 7the, of rheumatism. Mr. HEYDUK was 34 years of age and was born at Burlington, Iowa. He came to Gilman about sixteen years ago.

    The deceased had been a great sufferer from rheumatism for seven years, the past three years having been bedfast. His suffering was intense, at times, and death, for which he often prayed, was to him a welcome relief.

    Deceased leaves a widow and little daughter. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Rev. H. E. HEYSE of Leadville, delivering a very appropriate and touching address. Interment was at Greenwood cemetery.(10 December 1903, Eagle County Blade, p. 8)

  • HEYER, John Henry - Another outstanding citizen was called, also on November 3, when John Henry Heyer, A citizen of Gypsum valley for thirty-eight years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Cullen CLARK, after a lingering illness of several months.

    Coming to Gypsum in 1901, with his family, Mr. Heyer at once took his place as one of the community's leading citizens, a position he maintained until failing health the past few years forced him the retire from active participation in the more strenuous affairs of life.

    He engaged in farming in the valley and in 1922 he was elected a commissioner of Eagle county, which position he filled with honor to himself and to the advantage of the county for four years. He was a charter member of the Modern Woodmen of the World at Ford City, Mo.

    John Henry HEYER was born in Utica, N.Y., February 28, 1863. He spent his boyhood days in various parts of New York and Ohio and when still a young man moved to King City, Mo., where, on January 8, 1888, he was married to Katie Bishop ETHEL.

    Surviving him are three children - Mrs. Julia MARSHALL of Glasgow, Mont., Mrs. Georgia CLARK of Gypsum, and John HEYER of Gilman. there are nine grandchildren and eight grandchildren living besides a number of other relatives. His wife and elder son, Willis, preceded him in death.

    Funeral services for John HEYER were held from the Lutheran church in Gypsum Sunday afternoon, the Rev. W. S. CASSELMAN of Eagle delivering a very fitting discourse on the example of the life of John HEYER. The church was crowded with people who had called Mr. Heyer friend during his life, and who sadly gathered to pay their last farewell of the earthly remains of a respected citizen. The body was laid beside those lived ones who had preceded him in death. The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Farnum Mortuary of Glenwood Springs. (10 Nov 1939, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • HEYER, Kitty Ethel - Mrs. Kitty Ethel HEYER was born in Mt. Sterling, Ill., on November 13, 1868, and departed this life on December 11, 1932, at Glenwood Springs, Colo.

    He girlhood had been passed at King City, Mo., where her parents moved while she was still in her infancy. It was also at King City where she met and married her husband, John H. HEYER, the wedding taking place on January 8, 1888. Their early married years were spent in King City and there the two eldest children, a son and a daughter were born.

    In 1902 the HEYER family moved to Colorado, settling in Eagle county at Gypsum. Here they have lived ever since and here two more children came to enlarge the happiness of their home.

    Mrs. HEYER began to fail in health during the recent summer. In spite of the best care and medical attention she gradually became worse. Finally her family took her to Glenwood Springs where the best medical skill available was secured. In spite of all she continued to fail. Her end came peacefully near the end of last Sunday.

    Mrs. HEYER will long be remembered for her deeds of kindness in the community where she lived. She was active in various organizations; but she put her church first, of all. Having come into the Methodist church as a young girl, she continued faithful to it through the years.

    She was especially fond of her home and of her family. Since her departure a clipping was found in her Bible that gave a beautiful account of the Bethany home of Lazarus and his two sister, Martha and Mary. This was the home where Christ often visited. There is no doubt that this home with its knowledge of the divine Guest was the pattern after which Mrs. HEYER planned and conducted her house.

    Besides her husband Mrs. HEYER leaves four children; Willis of Denver, Colo.,; Julia, who resides in Glasgow, Mont.; Mrs. Georgia CLARK and John, both living at Gypsum. there are also eight grandchildren living, one of whom, Kitty HEYER, has been staying with her grandparents; and there are also two great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers; George ETHEL of Bisby, Ariz.; and County Judge A.K. ETHEL of Eagle; and on sister, Mrs. Carrie BLACKLOCK of King City, Mo.

    Funeral services in the Methodist church in Gypsum Wednesday afternoon were attended by a large congregation of sorrowing friends, filling the little church to overflowing. A glowing tribute to her life was paid by Rev. C. R. STOCKINGER [i nithe] funeral discourse which he delivered.

    Burial was in charge of W.H. FARNUM of Glenwood, and the body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery (16 Dec 1932, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1).

  • HEYER, Mrs. W. H. - Influenza Tales Heavy Toll In Eagle. Charley JOHNSON and Mrs. H. W. HEYER Pass Away Victims of the Great Scourge Last Saturday Morning. Sorrow was expressed on every had and a pall of grief hung over the community last Saturday morning when the news that Mrs. W. H. HEYER and Chas. JOHNSON had died during the night was learned. Two of the most respected citizens of our town had become victims of the dreaded plague of influenza within a few hours of one another, and the loss was felt by every one with sadness and regret, and sympathy for the bereaved families of the deceased.

    Mrs. HEYER had been sick for ten days, and for twenty-four hours previous to her death there had not been much hope for her recovery, and the end came about two o'clock Saturday morning. Laura MCGLOCHLIN was born in Ridgeway, Mo., December 4, 1887, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. MCGLOCHLIN. She came to Eagle county with her parents when a child, and was married to Willis H. HEYER April 11, 1909. To this marriage was born three children, two of whom survive her. Besides the two little daughters, she leaves to mourn her death the husband, parents, a sister and six brothers, one of the latter being in South America at this time. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Gypsum Sunday afternoon beside that of her child who had died several years previous, a short funeral service being held at the grave.[8 Nov. 1918, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HEYER, Willis - News of the death of Willis HEYER, son of John HEYER, prominent citizen of Gypsum, in the Mercy hospital in Denver, March 17, 1933, was received with real sorrow by friends and relatives in Eagle county. The deceased grew from young boyhood to manhood in this community, where he spent the greatest part of his life. For several years he was in the mercantile business in Eagle, and was prominent in all civic and business affairs of the community during that time.

    Born in King City, Mo., in 1889, he moved with his parents to Gypsum when 11 years old. He grew to manhood there and attended the local schools, graduating from the Eagle County high school. On reaching manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Laura MCGLOCHLIN. To this union were born two daughters, Vivian and Kitty. He lost his wife during the flu epidemic in 1918.

    In 1916, he embarked in the mercantile business in Eagle, running a store where Cramps Cash store is now located. This business he continued until 1921. During this time he was married to Miss Zenada ALEXANDER, and to this marriage were born four children, two of whom James and Richard, are living. After closing out his business here he moved to Denver where he had been steadily employed to the time of his death by the DenverTramway company. He is survived by his widow and two sons, James and Richard, living in Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian REAGAN, Kersey, Colo., and Mrs. Kitty HOLLAND, Wolcott; his father, John HEYER, of Gypsum; Two sisters, Mrs. Julia MARSHALL, Glasglow, Mont., Mrs. Georgia CLARK, and one brother, Johnnie HEYER, Gypsum, Colo.

    The father was at the son's bedside when death overtook him, and Mr. and Mrs. CLARK and Johnnie HEYER went to Denver Saturday for the funeral services which took place from the Nash Mortuary in Denver Monday, March 20. Pall Bearers at the burial service were all men who had been associated with the deceased in the Tramway company for many years.[24 Mar. 1933, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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  • HIGDON, Alameda CONWAY - The passing away at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. W. D. CONWAY, in Gypsum last Saturday of Alameda CONWAY HIGDON, was a very sad and unexpected death.

    Since her marriage to Charles HIGDON about three years ago, the deceased had been living in Oregon and this was her first trip home since that time. Coming back to be at home during the time of the birth of her child.

    Meda CONWAY was born in Gypsum where she passed her life to young womanhood. She was one of Gypsum's most accomplished daughters and her husband and parents have the deepest sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.

    The funeral services were held at Gypsum last Tuesday and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.[26 Sept. 1924, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HIGH, Joseph Alexander - Joseph Alexander HIGH was born at Conway, Arkansas, March 21, 1868, and died at Edwards Colorado, February 28, 1923. He was married to Clara STOVALL, December 28, 1891, to which union were born ten children, eight of whom, together with the widow survive his death. The children living are two sons, Wylie and Jesse HIGH; and six daughters, Ernestine, Hazel, and Mildred HIGH, Mrs. O. E. ROBERTS of Minturn, Mrs. Lon BEARD of Edwards, Mrs. J. H. HASKINS of West Columbia, Texas; all of whom were present at the deceased's bedside at the time of his death with the exception of Mrs. HAWKINS.

    Mr. HIGH was a professing Christian, being a member of the Lolita Baptist church at Lolita, Texas. He had been an invalid for the past four years, and came to Eagle county in the fall of 1921 in hopes of bettering his health.

    The funeral was held from the Edwards school house last Friday, and the remains laid to rest in the Edwards cemetery, the Rev. J. F. GAITHER, pastor of the Methodist church at Eagle, having charge of the funeral services.[9 March 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HIGHT, Marcus - Pioneer Citizen of State Passes Away. Marcus HIGHT Dies From Result of Injuries Received Several Months Ago--Citizen of Colorado For 62 Years.

    Marcus HIGHT of Gypsum, Colo., who was born in Southern Kansas, near Wichita, on August 28, 1871, passed away at the age of 63 years at the Hopkins hospital in Glenwood Springs, Sunday evening, December 2, 1934, at 6:15 o'clock. His death was caused by an injury incurred in June last and from which he never fully recovered. He was taken sick again in November and was ill about four weeks, the last week of Illness being followed by a stroke which caused his death.

    Marcus, when only a year of age, came to Colorado with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William P. HIGHT, who settled at Canon City in October, 1872. He was reared in Fremont county, and on February 25, 1890, was united in marriage to Miss Ida M. FANSHER of Canon City. The couple resided in Fremont county until 1899, when, with his wife and five children, they moved to Routt county, near Yampa, making that locality their home for twenty-one years. To the union were born nine children. While at Yampa an epidemic of scarlet fever took one son, James, at the age of seven years. In June, 1919, Mr. HIGHT and family moved from Routt to Eagle county, where he has since resided until death called. Marcus was the oldest of his father's family of seven children. He went through most of the hardships incident to pioneering in a new state. He was a man of great vitality; always believed in living and let live. His kind disposition and warm hospitality won him many friends, among the young as well as older people, all of whom will mourn his passing.

    Relatives left to mourn him are, his widow and eight children, Frank of Gypsum; Mrs. Annie ARMSTRONG and Mrs. Maude WILSON of Denver; Mrs. Anna STEPHENS, Mrs. Myrtle PHILLIPS, Mrs. Ethel PLASTERS of Gypsum; Curtis of Gypsum; Mrs. Verna BAER of Burns; twelve grandchildren, five of Denver and seven of Gypsum; one brother, Buron, Gypsum; one sister, Mrs. Mary BEAN of Wetmore, Colo.; and other relatives are nieces and nephews residing in different sections of Colorado.

    jThe body was brought from Glenwood to Gypsum Wednesday for burial in Cedar Hill cemetery. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church, Rev. T. B. McDIVITT preaching the funeral sermon.

    During the funeral services a mixed quartet, composed of Miss Albertine ZOELLNER, Mrs. Dorothy GERARD, William LEA, and Lawrance MOSHER, sang "Sometimes We'll Understand," "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "Nearer My God to Thee," accompanied on the piano by Mrs. George CLARK. The body was followed to the cemetery by a large concourse of friends who had admired and loved the deceased during his lifetime and laid in its last resting place. Pall bearers were Chas. F. ALBERTSON, Clark GATES, Frank DIEDRICK, Albert MULNIX, Andrew MESSERSMITH, Elmer LUNDGREN.[7 December 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HILL, Geo. - Inmate of County Farm Wanders Off And Is Frozen. Disappears From Gypsum Home And is Found Dead Two Miles West of Town---Was To Have Been Tried For Insanity.

    The body of Geo. HALL, seventy year old man, was found by the sheriff officers Saturday on the school section two miles west of Gypsum, about two hundred years from the state highway, cold in death.

    HILL had been an inmate of the county home for several months, and during that time had given the keeper of the institution great trouble by continually running away. His mind was not sound, and it had been decided to hold a hearing as to his sanity, the date of the hearing having been set for last Saturday, the day his dead body was discovered by the officers.

    Before Sheriff WILSON left for Missouri to arrest Lee WRIGHT three weeks ago, he placed HILL in jail at Glenwood for safe keeping, but during his absence, relatives of the old man had him removed from the jail and taken back to the County farm. But officers warned them that Eagle county assumed no responsibility for the man.

    About noon last Thursday HILL left the farm home and was seen crossing the river bridge west of Gypsum on the state highway. When he was missed at the farm Superintendent John ANDERSON started to search for him. Not finding the missing man, he called in Sheriff WILSON, expressing the fear that he had wandered off and become frozen. Mr. WILSON with his under sheriff, A. B. KOONCE, instituted a hunt, but it was not until Saturday morning the body was found. Apparently HILL had wandered from the highway and laid down and dropped off into a sleep from which he never awakened.

    Mortician and Coroner Oscar W. MEYER was called from Red Cliff and he removed the body to that place has been described by Commissioner section off and on for many years, at one time living in Eagle. He had two sons living in Red Cliff at present.[12 Dec. 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HILLIARD, Frank T. - A. T. HILLIARD of Eagle Market on Thursday of last week received a message announcing the death of his father, Frank T. HILLIARD, at Cheyenne, Wyo., on January 12. The news was a sudden blow to Mr. HILLIARD, as he had had no intimation of his father's illness until the death message was received.

    The deceased, whose home was in Omaha, Nebr., had been spending the Christmas holiday season with a daughter in California and was on the return trip home when he was seized by the fatal illness while on the train, and was taken off at Cheyenne and placed in a hospital, where death overtook him very quickly.

    Mr. HILLIARD was a pioneer of Garfield county, coming to the Western Slope of Colorado nearly fifty years ago, ahead of the railroad. He left this section about fifteen years ago, and of recent years has been living in Omaha, being a traveling salesman out of that city.

    The body of the deceased was sent back to New Castle for burial, the funeral service being held there last Friday, January 14. A. T. HILLIARD and his family went to New Castle to attend the funeral.[21 Jan 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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  • HOCKETT, Addison L. - DEATH CALLS ANOTHER PIONEER

    ADDISON HOCKETT, 61 YEARS CITIZEN OF EAGLE COUNTY, LAID TO REST SUNDAY AFTERNOON.

    One of the last of Eagle county's pioneers, Addison L. HOCKETT passed away at his home in Gypsum, April 30, 1943, at 12:30 p.m.

    He was born of Quaker parentage at Monrovia, Morgan county, Indiana, August 8, 1865. He and his parents, seeking new frontiers, moved from Indiana to Missouri, Kansas, and finally to Colorado. Add, as his friends knew him, settled on the mouth of Brush creek in the fall of 1882. Their small cabin, one of the early landmarks of the county, was torn down by recently. The gulch at the mouth of which the home was built is still known as Hockett Gulch.

    He freighted on Independence Pass between Aspen and Leadville in the early days before Aspen had a railroad, and during the "hey-day" of these two camps. The next few years were spent in packing supplies for the first surveying partly through Grand (now Glenwood) canyon, and carrying mail to Carbonate, the county seat of Garfield county.

    He married Birdie Crawford on November 22, 1898, and they became the parents of six children. The last several years have been spent quietly at his home in Gypsum, as he laced physical vigor. Add was public spirited and served on the town board of Gypsum. He was a staunch Republican and took great interest in all of the party's activities. His life was so full of events that an interesting book could have been written of them. Most of Add's life was spent in the livestock business, but for several years he helped his brother-in-law, Jake BORAH, "punch tourists," and one of his most prized possessions was a saddle used by Theodore Roosevelt on his famous hunting trip on the flat tops in Colorado.

    Addison was a Quaker origin and although not openly religious, his practices showed that every man was a "Friend" to him. With the passing of this pioneer, closes another chapter in the history of Eagle county.

    He is survived by his widow, sister, four daughters and four grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held in the Methodist church in Gypsum Sunday afternoon, Dr. O. F. ARCHER, pastor of the church, conducting a most fitting service for this old pioneer. Mesdames Ida DICKERSON and Mae COX sang two songs during the service. The funeral bier was covered with beautiful spring flowers, attesting to the regard in which Mr. HOCKETT was held by scores of friends. Burial was made in Cedar Hill cemetery at Gypsum, Mortician W. H. FARNUM a friend of the deceased for more than fifty years, being in charge of the burial services.(7 May 1943, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • HOCKETT, Sylvester Thomas - Sylvester Thomas HOCKETT was born in Grant county, Indiana, in 1857, and died, November 17, 1938. His parents were of genteel Quaker stock. It was in this belief he was born and reared and it was the belief he lived. His parentage included a long line of WINSLOW, BINFORD, and NORDYKE schoolmasters and preachers. So it was not strange that he too chose education as his profession.

    When he was eight years old, he moved with his parents to Cedervale, Chautauqua county, Kansas. There he attended grammar school, when at sixteen years of age, after having completed a short term in normal school, he became a schoolmaster. He has often recounted of the custom of boarding with the parents of his pupils as pay for his services. He was a most successful teacher and for a time, even young as he was, taught in the Kansas Normal school.

    In 1884, he came to Eagle where he lived with his father, brother and two young sisters. His brother, Art, was the first postmaster of Eagle.

    He accepted the position as teacher in the Upper Gypsum Valley school. During the period, he was an active promoter of the literary societies, church and other cultural activities. As the railroad was fast moving was fast moving through Colorado, he discontinued his teaching and started work on it, where he held the position of supervisor of the water division. This was his work until he located on Lake creek to follow his life dream of a gold miner. From early spring until late fall he lived on this place, following the gold trails. The only success he attained was the satisfaction and pleasure he gained by living in God's hills.

    He was ever proud of Colorado's snowy peaks, her gold and her columbines. This pride inspired his many poems, inscribed on whatever was handy to his pen. He was an ardent reader, and always wanted to found a public library for Eagle. Books were his companions as he lived his solitary life of prospecting.

    In his declining hears he lived with his brother, Addison. To the end, he remained the son of a proud line of gentlemen, and he never wavered from the Quaker belief, faith and culture.

    He requested a Masonic burial, an order of which he was a proud member for many years. As he expressed in his own writing, he still hopes to take his place in the promised land:

    "I have grown old and feeble

    And my limbs refuse to stand;

    I have come down from the mountains

    to look for a better land.

    I am done with my shovel and pan;

    They fall from my nerveless hand.

    I will dig in the streets for gold

    When I reach the other land.

    He is survived by his daughter, Emily LOTT, his brother Addison HOCKETT, and a sister, Myrtie GANT.

    Services were held in gypsum for the deceased last Saturday afternoon, under auspices of Castle Peak Lodge No. 122, A.F.& A.M., and under direction of Funeral Director Paul ANDRE.

  • HODGKIN, Veronica Anna - Veronica Anna HODGKIN of Sweetwater died Monday, March 21 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 88.

    She was born July 31, 1905 in Philadelphia, Penn. To Harry and Mary (BELL) GILL. She was raised and educated in Pennsylvania, and on Oct. 28, 1926 was married to William E. HODGKIN in Elkton, Maryland.

    The couple moved from Philadelphia to Bensalem, Penn. in 1942. They moved to Gypsum in October 1993 in order to be closer to their grand-daughter. Mrs. HODGKIN was noted for being an excellent cook and took much pleasure in preparing meals for her family

    Survivors include: her husband, William HODGKIN of Sweetwater; four grandchildren, Ronnie SAUTER and husband, Joseph, of Sweetwater; Thurman W. STONE of Bensalem, Penn; Ramona Rae HADFIELD and husband.; Sharon Lee ROZEK of Fort Pierce, Fla., ten great grand-children and nine great grand-children. Mrs. HODGKIN will be sadly missed by all those who knew and lived her.

    A Rosary will be said Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Farnum-Holt Funeral Home, 405 W. 7th St., Glenwood Springs. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 25 at 11 a.m., at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs. Burial will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. Father Tom BRADTKE will officiate.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Stephens Catholic School, 414 Hyland Park Dr., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 3/24/94)

  • HODGKIN, William E. - William E. HODGKIN of Gypsum died Sept. 10 of natural causes at his home on Sweetwater Road. He was 92.

    He was born September 13, 1902 in Philadelphia, Pa., to Martin and Hannah (LEVY) HODGKIN. He spent his childhood and graduated from high school in Philadelphia. He had been a Sweetwater Road resident since 1993.

    He married Veronica (GILL) Hodgkin, now deceased, on October 28, 1926 in Elkton, Md., and lived formerly in Philadelphia and Bensalem, Pa. He attended St. Stephens Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs and was a retired, self-employed sporting good products manufacturer.

    Mr. Hodgkin enjoyed traveling, reading and walking. He will be dearly missed and long remembered by all who knew and loved him.

    Survivors include his daughter, Enda STONE and husband Thurman of Bensalem, Pa.; grandchildren Ronnie SAUTER and husband Joseph, of Sweetwater, Colo., Thurman W. STONE of Bensalem, Romana Rae HADFIELD and husband William of Levittown, Pa., and Sharon Lee ROZEK of Fort Pierce, Fla.; eight great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.

    A funeral Mass was held Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, with Father Tom BRADKE officiating. Burial was at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Critical Care Unit at Valley View Hospital, 1906 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 9/19/96)

  • HOFSTETTER, Ben - Ben HOFSTETTER Gives His Life On The Battle Field. The first Eagle County Soldier to be Reported Killed in Battle. Gave His Life in the Big Drive of October 12. Word was received in Eagle one day last week of the death on the field of battle in France of Ben HOFSTETTER, employed at the Hugus store as a bookkeeper up to the time he entered the army through the draft October 3, of last year. The young man was 24 years old, and had worked for the Hugus company in their store at Hayden for a number of years prior to coming to Eagle in April, 1917. He went to Camp Funston first, but was soon transferred to Camp Kearney, where he received training as an infantryman.

    Recently he wrote friends at Hayden, according to the Route County Sentinel, that he had been offered a commission, but he preferred to remain with his fellow soldiers as a non-commissioned officer in his company. Roy HOFSTETTER, a brother of Ben, is also in the service, having gone into the army from Hayden.

    The deceased boy's parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. HOFSTETTER, reside in Hayden, where they received word of their son's death November 21, seven weeks after he was killed.

    HOFSTETTER is the first soldier from Eagle county to be killed in action in France, and so far as is known at present, the only one.[29 Nov. 1918, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOGAN, James T. - Friends of James T. HOGAN in Eagle county will regret to hear of his heath at his home in Dalles, Tex., last week.

    "Jim" HOGAN was for years district attorney for this judicial district, serving in that office prior to 1913, when he retired in favor of Barney Whatley. He was a resident and practicing attorney in Breckenridge for several years, removing to Leadville in 1902 or 1903, and soon afterward was elected to the office of district attorney. He was prominent in Democratic political affairs of the state, and was a very competent and shrewd politician.

    Shortly after retiring from the district attorney's office Mr. HOGAN went to Oklahoma and from there to Texas where he engaged in the oil business, but with the passing of the boom days, he resumed the practice of law in Dallas.[19 April 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOHSTADT, Charles - Charles HOHSTADT was born in Arbela, Scotland county, Mo., October 27, 1850, and died at his ranch home near the mouth of Squaw creek in Eagle county, August 6, 1929.

    Mr. HOHSTADT was reared on a farm in Missouri where he grew to manhood. In 1876 he was united in marriage to Martha Jane CURRY, who preceded him in death September 27, 1919. To this union were born six children, of whom Effie FLECK of St. Marys, Kan.; Tese PENNY of Mesa, Arizona; and Hayden HOHSTADT of Los Angeles, Calif., are living.

    In 1877 the deceased followed the lure of gold to Colorado. He first prospected the section around Gold Park in this county, returning to Missouri in 1878. In 1878 he returned to Gold Park and in 1880 moved his family from Missouri to the new mining camp of Hold Cross City, which he and his partners had founded by the discovery of gold. He lived there for two years and then moved to Red Cliff, where he worked with the surveyors on the Denver & Rio Grande railroad through the Eagle River Canyon. He later moved to Gilman, where he mined for several years and then he and his wife took over the old Iron Mast hotel and conducted it continuously until in 1903, when they moved to the ranch called.

    Since the death of his beloved wife, he has made his home with his granddaughter Mrs. Raye ROBEDEW-REYNONDS, who, together with her husband had made him a pleasant and comfortable home.

    Besides the loving children, Mr. HOHSTADT is survived by two older brothers living in Missouri, a sister residing in Kansas; five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

    Funeral services were held in Red Cliff last Friday, August 9, the Reverend Mr. McKENZIE of Leadville delivering a touching eulogy on the life of this splendid old pioneer. His body was laid to rest in Evergreen cemetery in Red Cliff beside the bodies of his beloved wife and children.[16 Aug. 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLDEN, James C. - James HOLDEN Died After Long And Painful Illness--Was Buried Beside Body of Wife in Glenwood Sunday.

    Another very highly respected citizen of Eagle county passed away last Friday, June 12, 1936, when James HOLDEN died in a Glenwood hospital.

    Mr. HOLDEN underwent major surgical operation for a chronic aliment some months ago, following which complications set in, and he never again regained his health. He suffered greatly the last few weeks of his life, and no doubt was a relief to him.

    James C. HOLDEN was born in Brurefield Scotland, June 27, 1883. He spent the early part of his life in his native land. But shortly after his marriage, he and his wife, in 1908, came to America. For many years the couple lived in Leadville, where he followed mining. In 1917, he bought a ranch on Beaver creek, near Avon in this county, and moved there with his family. The children grew to manhood and womanhood at this ranch home, and the family was a most happy group, until a little over a year ago, when tragedy first overtook the family when the wife and mother had an accident which caused her life; and only a few months later illness overtook the father.

    The deceased is survived by the five children--two sons, John of Gilman, and James of Avon; three daughters, Mrs. Agnes RANDALL of Eagle, Mrs. Annie MULNIX and Miss Elizabeth HOLDEN of Gypsum; and five grandchildren. Two sisters, living in Sketon, W. Va., and one sister and a brother living in Scotland, also survive the brother.

    Funeral services were conducted in Glenwood Springs, Sunday morning, June 14, by Rev. George ELLER, of the Gypsum Lutheran church, and the body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Glenwood Springs, beside that of his beloved wife, who preceded him but such a short time.

    Many friends and neighbors of Eagle county attended the funeral services in Glenwood, sorrowing at the loss of a beloved neighbor and friend.[19 June 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLDEN, John M. - Johnny HOLDEN Loses Life While Working in Mine. Knocked to Bottom of Shaft by Falling Timbers He is Instantly Killed Last Saturday--Had Helped Bury His Father Two Weeks Ago.

    For the third time in a few months the grim angel of death stalked through the HOLDEN family of Avon when Johnny HOLDEN lost his life while working in a mine at Gilman last Saturday.

    With other miners John was working on a timbering job in a man way, when timbers from above him let loose, and fell, carrying him to the bottom of the hole several levels below. He was dead when rescued from the debris which covered him on the mine floor.

    Only a few months ago his mother, Mrs. James HOLDEN, died as a result of an accident at the farm home on Beaver creek near Avon, and only two weeks before, John helped bury his father. Johnny HOLDEN was a fine young man, industrious and ambitious, and made friends of everyone with whom he came in contact.

    John M. HOLDEN was born in Leadville, Colo., January 9, 1906, and passed to his eternal reward at Gilman, Colo., June 27, 1936. John spent practically his whole life in Leadville and on the farm on Beaver creek. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, one brother, James of Avon, Colo.; Mrs. Anna MULNIX and Elizabeth HOLDEN of Gypsum, Colo.; and Mrs. Agnes RANDALL, of Eagle, Colo.

    Funeral services were held in Minturn from the Presbyterian church last Tuesday afternoon, and were attended by a large gathering of people who had been friends and admirers of the deceased young man during his life time, and who regretted his untimely end. The services were conducted by Rev. Geo. ELLER of the Gypsum Lutheran church. Following the service in Minturn the body was taken to Glenwood Springs, where it was laid to rest with those of his parents, by loving friends and relatives.[3 July 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLDEN, Mrs. James - Mrs. James HOLDEN, wife of a prominent Beaver creek ranch man and mining man, died in a hospital in Glenwood Springs Wednesday morning as the result of injuries received when she fell from the hay mow at the ranch home last Saturday morning

    Mrs. HOLDEN was alone on the ranch at the time, and had climbed into the hay mow of the barn to gather eggs. Hay covered an opening in the floor into which she stepped and fell through to the floor below.

    She crawled into the barnyard from the barn, where she was seen by some passing men, who carried her into the house. Her husband was working in a mine on Battle mountain and was summoned at once and Mrs. HOLDEN was taken to the hospital. Her injuries were internal and it was evident from the first that they were very serious and little hope for her survival held out.

    Mrs. HOLDEN'S death is a great shock to the Avon community and to friends of the family over the county, as she was held in high esteem by her neighbors. The family is sorrow stricken at the sudden loss of the wife and mother, and has the deepest sympathy of friends.[15 March 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLLAND, J. A. - Death ended the sufferings of J. A. HOLLAND, Monday morning, June 14th, after a prolonged illness of several years. His death was caused by a disease which he contracted during a number of years underground work in the mines. Mr. HOLLAND was an old resident of Eagle county, locating on his ranch near Wolcott 21 years ago where he lived with his family up to the time of his death.

    Mr. HOLLAND was an excellent citizen and his friends were numbered by his acquaintances, but eulogy for him is vain for it is his works that follow him, not our words. To praise him is unnecessary for those who knew him and vain for those who did not. He was an ideal man, who reverenced his conscience as his king.

    A number of people from Eagle and other parts of the county gathered at the home of the deceased to pay final tribute to the honored dead and to testify by their presence to his worth as a good citizen and a loyal friend. The funeral was held last Wednesday in Leadville and interment was made in the cemetery at that place.

    Mr. HOLLAND is survived by a wife, two sons and two brothers. The grief stricken family have the heartfelt sympathy of all in their bereavement.[18 June 1909, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLMAN, Melvin D. - Mine Accident in Wyoming Kills V. D. HOLMAN. The body of Melvin D. HOLMAN, better known as "Dusty", who was killed in a mine accident at Diamondville, Wyo., will arrive here on the C. & S., and then be shipped to Dillon, where it will be buried.

    "Dusty" HOLMAN had been working in the coal mine for only six weeks. Definite details are not known by his relatives, but it seems that he was stationed at No 2 shaft, and was trying to make an ascent to the top when he came in contact with cars that were being lowered, suffering a severe blow on the head causing him to lose consciousness from which he never recovered.

    He leaves a widow to whom he was marred in April 1923.

    HOLMAN was born in Fair, Wis., July 10, 1880. He came to Dillon in 1896, when 16 years old, and lived there until 1916, moving that year to Gilman, where he worked as a mechanic for the Empire Zinc Co.

    He married Miss Hazyl LASKEY of Dillon in April, 1923. He intended to make his home in Diamondville as soon as he became settled in his new environment.-Herald Democrat.

    "Dusty" HOLMAN was employed by the Empire Zinc Company as manager of the company's club room for many years, until the past summer when he resigned and moved to Wyoming. He was an employee valued by those whom employed him, and popular with the people of Gilman, and the news of his death was received in sorrow in the mining camp on Battle mountain.[26 Sept. 1924, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOLTZ - Former Basalt Citizens Killed Dakota Auto Smash. Monday of this week at noon A. V. HOLTZ received the sad news that his brother-in-law and been instantly killed, his sister fatally injured, two of their daughters seriously injured and the third daughter painfully hurt in an auto accident in Grand Forks, N. D. Mr. HOLTZ left from Glenwood on No. 4 that evening for the scene of the accident. Just before he left he learned that his sister had passed to the great Beyond. The whole community of Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Spring sympathize with Mr. HOLTZ in his sad hour.

    The HOLTZ family are pioneers of Eagle County.[16 Apr. 1926, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOMAN , child - B. F. Homan Loses Child. The six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. HOMAN, of Wolcott, died at six o'clock Thursday morning from cerebral hemorrhage, after an illness of several months.

    Last fall he got hurt and had hemorrhage of the brain. His parents took him to Denver, where he was operated on by a specialist. The operation did not seem to be a success as the little fellow never go t well, but has been ill nearly ever since. Last Tuesday he took suddenly worse and gradually became weaker until 8 o'clock Wednesday morning, when the spirit passed away.

    The remains will be laid to rest in the Eagle cemetery, Saturday afternoon.

    Enterprise extends sympathy to the fond parents in their sad hour of affliction.[10 Jan 1913, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOERNER, Leona - Mrs. Leona HOERNER, formerly of Eagle died of dropsy in Kansas City last Sunday night. She has been very poorly for several months and her death was not unexpected. Her children were all with her at the time of death excepting her three daughters, Mrs B. HOWE of Marble, and Gertrude and Jennie HOERNER of Eagle. During the two years Mrs. HOERNER lived in Eagle she made a host of friends, all of whom are sorry to learn of her death. [30 April 1915, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOHSTADT, Mrs. Chas. - Mrs. Chas. HOHSTADT died at the family home west of Edward's last Wednesday morning after a short illness.

    Mrs. HOHSTADT was one of the pioneer women of Eagle county, she and her husband being among the earlier residents on Battle Mountain, where the discovery of ore in the early eighties drew them. They lived at Gilman for many years, but removed to a ranch near the mouth of Squaw creek a number of years ago where they spent their declining years.

    The body was shipped to Red Cliff, where it will be laid to rest beside two children of the deceased, who died and were buried in the cemetery there many years ago, Saturday afternoon. The burial was delayed to await the arrival of children who live in distant parts of the country.[26 Sept. 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p5]

  • HORN, Peter - Peter HORN, one of the pioneers of Eagle county, died at Rifle last Monday following a stroke of paralysis.

    The deceased was one of the early settlers on Rock creek near McCoy, where he lived until a few years ago when he sold his holdings in this county. He has been a resident of Garfield county since leaving here, spending most of his time the past few years in California. He was preparing to go to California for the winter, when his end came suddenly at Rifle Wednesday, and a number of the deceased old friends from here went down to attend it.[6 Oct. 1922, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HORN, Thomas - Thomas HORN, an old prospector, was killed by No. 8 last Friday. It seems that he was walking along the track when he met the train, and after stepping off the track he stepped back on again just in time for the engine to hit him. The train was stopped and backed up where he lay, but he was dead when the train crew reached him. The accident happened just east of the river bridge. Mr. HORN was a man about 51 years old and had no relatives here; he has been prospecting about here for the past year.[19 June 1914, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HORTON, Glen - Glen HORTON, resident of the Eagle Community for around 80 years, died at his home on East Brush Creek February 14, 1970. He would have been 83 years old on February 20.

    Mr. HORTON was born in Steele City, Neb. in 1882 (this is exactly what was in the paper) and came to this area with his parents, and his grandparents, the FULFORD family at about the age of two years.

    The town of FULFORD, south east of Eagle was named after the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. FULFORD.

    Upon the death of his father his mother married Dick MORGAN, owner of several of the gold producing mines of the New York Mountain area.

    Mr. HORTON never married, and although he lived a quiet life, he had many good friends who admired this quiet, kind man.

    He worked as a ranch hand along the Brush Creek and spent a great deal of time fishing and hunting.

    He is survived by three nieces; Mrs. Lillian BUTZ who came from Indiana for the funeral; and Mrs. Adelaide DELL and Mrs. Lela HOFSTETTLER both of Twin Falls, Ida.

    Other relatives attending the services were Mrs. Una NOBEL of Las Vegas, Nev., Mrs Arthur AMLING of Chicago, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Howard BOIES of New Castle and Mrs. Claude PETERSON of Rifle.

    Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning at the Eagle Methodist Church and burial was in Sunset View Cemetery.

    Passed Peacefully Away

    Last Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock the live-page of Miss Della Hotz, the 15-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Hotz, closed and her young spirit passed peacefully away to the great beyond.
    The young lady had been ill for some time and when a physician was called he expressed but little hope for her recovery. Her death was caused by organic heart disease with dropsy.
    Martin Hotz and family are among Eagle county's oldest and most respected people. They have lived for years on their ranch at Spring Park and it was there that Miss Della passed away, surrounded by loving parents, brothers and sisters. The funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon and the interment will be in Glenwood Springs cemetery. The procession will start from the ranch home early tomorrow morning.
    The afflicted family has the sympathy of friends in their bereavement.
    Basalt Journal, Basalt (Eagle County), Colorado, Sep. 1, 1906, page 1 - contributed 2009 by Pat McArthur

  • HOUSTON, D. G. - SUDDEN DEATH

    Negro Porter Found Dead While En Route East

    Last Thursday a "dead head" tourist sleeping car was being hauled east attached to a freight train. When the train arrived at Red Cliff Conductor MADDEN found the porter of the car D. G. HOUSTON, dead in the car. The car was set out at Red Cliff and the railroad officials were notified. The deceased left a not from which death apparently resulted from natural causes. Yet the report became circulated that the death was caused by a contagious disease and there was considerable local agitation over the subject.

    Coroner GILPIN was of course called to take charge of the case. The railroad company had much difficulty in getting an undertaker to take charge of the case, and the remains laid in the car until Saturday before burial occurred. At this time Coroner GILPIN became tired of the delay and personally attended to the burial which occurred that afternoon in the county plot of Greenwood cemetery.

    The deceased leaves a wife at Oakland, California.

    Later --- It appears that Mrs. HOUSTON was simply visiting at Oakland and that the home of the couple is at Denver. She was notified of the death and arrived here after the interment on Tuesday. She made arrangements for disinterring the body and the remains will be shipped to Denver today.(2 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • HOWARD, J. L. - J. L. HOWARD of Avon died last Monday from a stroke of paralysis. He was only ill a couple of days. Mr. HOWARD has been a resident of Eagle county for over twenty years and was one of the most popular men in the county. Funeral services were held at his home near Avon on Wednesday and a number of his friends from Eagle were in attendance.[13 March 1914, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOWES, Tom A. - T. A. HOWES Answers Last Call of Master at Home of Daughter in California--Was Early Day Merchant of Eagle.

    With great regret the news was received in Eagle this week of the death of T. A. HOWES. Mr. HOWES passed away in Pasadena, Calif., at the home of his daughter Mrs. June PEDDYCORD last Friday November 1, after a month's painful illness.

    Reminiscences of the early days of Eagle can hardly be broached without mention of Tom HOWES. As a merchant and citizen of the town he was active in all its affairs for nearly twenty years. Associated with Sam DOLL and Frank DALE, he organized the HOWE Supply company in 1892, which bought the general mercantile business then conducted by the late Nellie LEMON, wife of J. H. LEMON, in the frame building on the lots where now stands the Eagle garage, and which was torn down only a few years ago. He conducted this business for a number of years, during which time he made a wide acquaintance and a great many close friends, not only in Eagle, but throughout the valley. His store was the congregating place of all who came to Eagle in those days, and his hospitality and good-fellowship was known throughout the wide territory which made this its trading center in those days. After a number of years he retired from this business and for a short time was in business in Glenwood Springs and later in Carbondale for a short while.

    But Eagle always had its attraction for him and it was not long until Mr. HOWES was back here. He opened up a store in the building now occupied by the county offices, the largest general store in the county at that time.

    He was very successful in this venture until he decided to retire, when he disposed of the business to J. W. Hugus & Co., then in the height of their career on the Western Slope of Colorado. Since retiring he has lived in California and Washington, making his headquarters with his daughters, and always returning to Eagle a few months out of each year for a visit with the old friends whom he loved so well. About five years ago he was stricken by the loss of his eyesight, which was a terrible blow to a man vigorous and in the full possession of all of his other faculties. He later regained partial use of his eyes, but his disability took a great deal of the joy out of his returning visits to Eagle, for he was resentful of being dependent on others.

    The past year he had been living at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Chas. KRETSCHNER, in Pueblo, Colo., and about a month ago was taken seriously ill, and was removed to his daughter, Mrs. PEDDYCORD'S home in California where he died.

    Hr. HOWES would have been 89 years old the 29th day of this month had he lived. His native state was Indiana and he served through the civil was on the Union side, in the 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was an acquaintance of Sam DOLL, now living in Gypsum, in the east and it was through the latter's influence that the deceased came to Eagle county.

    No funeral services were held in Pasadena, but his daughter writes that the body will be cared for there until spring, and then returned to Logansport, Ind., where it will be laid away in the G. A. R. cemetery with the rites of that order.[8 Nov. 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HOYT, Ammi - Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. today for Ammi H. HOTY, 77, of Gypsum. Rev. David O. FERGUSON officiated at the funeral held in the First Methodist Church. Burial was in the Cedar Hill Cemetery.

    HOYT was born June 14, 1898, in Radium and died Feb 20, 1976, in Grand Junction.

    He spent his early years in the Radium-McCoy area. He moved to the Eagle-Gypsum area, where he was a rancher and worked for the Eagle County Highway Department. He retired in 1973.

    He was married to Nannie CARR on Feb. 1, 1925.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers. Survivors include his widow; one son, Royce HOYT of Clifton; one daughter, Margie GARTES of Burns; one brother of Grand Junction; d10 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

  • HOYT, Everett - Everett HOYT, of one of the pioneer families of Grand and Eagle counties, passed away at a Denver hospital March 3, 1934. The deceased was born near Radium in Grand county December 13, 1893, nearly 41 years ago, and had spent his entire life there, engaging in ranching and stock raising.

    September 14, 1915, he united in marriage with Miss Glaytha TUCKER of Kremmling, Colo. To this union was born one son, Robert, May 22, 1922.

    The body was returned to Kremmling for burial, funeral services held there on Tuesday of last week being attended by a large concourse of people from Grand and Eagle counties.

    The deceased is survived by his widow and son of Radium; four brothers, James L. HOYT, Oak Creek; Ammi HOYT, Gypsum; Ralph HOYT, Eagle; Leander HOYT, Madelene, N. M.; two sisters, Mrs. Margaret BACON, Alameda, Calif.; Mrs. Ida MOORE, Boyds, Wash.[16 March 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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  • HUERTA, ,Henry - Cocaine kills Edwards man Domestic violence suspect dies on scene

    Randy Wyrick

    Vail Daily, 12 June 2001

    EDWARDS - Cocaine killed an Edwards man who had to be handcuffed by Eagle County sheriff's deputies Friday in connection with a domestic violence incident, according to sheriff's reports.

    Eagle County sheriff's deputies had been called to a trailer in the Eagle River Mobile Home Park in Edwards just after midnight Friday. The trailer owner had called 911 and reported that her live-in boyfriend, Henry Huerta, 51, had assaulted her and was out of control.

    When sheriff's deputies arrived on the scene, Huerta was being restrained by other residents of the mobile home park, according to the sheriff's report. Deputies then handcuffed Huerta.

    Deputies called for an ambulance to deal with minor injuries suffered by Huerta and the trailer occupants.

    As personnel from the Eagle County Ambulance District arrived on the scene, Huerta began having trouble breathing and lost consciousness. Medical personnel were unable to resuscitate Huerta. He died at the scene.

    Eagle County Sheriff A.J. Johnson requested that the Colorado Bureau of Investigation respond to the scene and investigate Huerta's death. Johnson said that's the protocol when a death occurs with officers on the scene.

    Any time there's an officer on the scene and someone passes away, we call in the CBI for an impartial investigation, said Johnson.

    Three CBI agents are conducting an investigation.

    An autopsy was performed on Huerta. The preliminary results revealed that cocaine-induced delirium caused Huerta's death. Results of the CBI investigation will be evaluated by Johnson and District Attorney Michael Goodbee.

  • HUNN, Joseph S. - Joseph S. HUNN died at his home in Glenwood Springs Thursday morning, November 12.

    Joe HUNN had been one of the leading business men of this section for the past generation. Together with a few others of Eagle and Garfield counties he has been instrumental in shaping the history and growth of the western slope of Colorado.

    For the past four or five years, Mr. HUNN'S health has been such that he has kept up with his business interest with difficulty, but until the past few months, when his illness kept him bedfast, he never gave up, but kept actively engaged in engineering his many business enterprises. Until ill health enforced curtailment of his activities he was one of the most extensive flock masters in Western Colorado, and for the past ten years has been the active head of the Eagle Valley Telephone company. Joe HUNN'S passing will be regretted by scores of business and personal associates, and his guiding hand will be missed in many business enterprises.

    The Enterprise joins the many friends of the deceased in this vicinity in extending deepest sympathy to the sorrowing family in this time of bereavement.[13, November 1931, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HUNTINGTON, W.W. - PIONEER MINING MAN PASSES AWAY AT ALHAMBRA, CALIFORNIA

    We received word from an old friend of Mr. HUNTINGTON, stating that his death occurred on January 16, 1924, at Alhambra, Calif., at the age of 70 years.

    Mr. Huntington came to Leadville in 1878, and to Gilman in 1883. For many years he represented the Cheesman & Chlyton Interests on Battle Mountain which include the Silver Wave, and Eagle Bird group of mines in their palmist days. His place of residence was in the large house in Eagle Bird gulch. At one time a snow slide of some size hit the corner of his house.

    It was under his regime that the assay office was built out on a pinnacle or a shaft of lime to miss a possible encounter with the habitual slide. It is a very attractive piece of scenic decoration.

    Mr. HUNTINGTON was a Civil Engineer, first in railroad construction. He was assistant engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad. He was on the original survey of The D.& R. G., into Leadville. Mr. Huntington was a graduate of Rensslear Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, Class of 1876 and 1880.

    His children, a daughter and son were born and raised on Battle Mountain. He made many warm friends, among his associates, these are either scattered or passed on, Peter THOBORG, Frank GRITMAKER, Gus OLMSTEAD, Dick MORGAN, Ben CRESES, Billy BUELL and others.

    Mr. HUNTINGTON retired from active business ten years ago.(do not know the name of the paper this article came from)

    HUNTINGTON, W. W. - Peter THOBORG received intelligence by mail last Friday of the death at his home in Alhambra, Calif., of W. W. HUNTINGTON on January 16, 1924.

    Mr. HUNTINGTON was one of the pioneer mining men on Battle Mountain, going to that camp when it was new in the early eighties, having been located at Leadville prior to that time. He was well known in mining circles all over Colorado in the eighties and nineties.

    He was the managing director of the Eagle Bird Mining Co., an d as such carried on extensive mining operations in the Battle Mountain district for years.

    On leaving Eagle county, Mr. HUNTINGTON retired to California, where he passed his declining years. He had many friends in the county at the time of his living here, the majority of whom have passed on, the few of the old residents who remember him still remain and will learn with regret of his death.[25 Jan 1924, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HURD, Ernest V. - Ernest V. HURD died at Riverside hospital, New York city, on last Friday, May 31. The Blade last week announced that the death of Mr. HURD had been reported but it was ascertained that the report was erroneous at that time.

    Mr. HURD was on the return trip from a visit to his mother in Maine, and in route stopped off at New York to visit a brother and sister residing there. While visiting in New York he was stricken with smallpox and was removed to the hospital where he died. Mrs. HURD has not learned much of the particulars because Mr. HURD's relatives in New York were exposed to the disease and are under quarantine regulations pending the result of their exposure and are hence not allowed to write.

    Ernest HURD was about 42 years of age and was well know throughout the county, having been a member of a firm composed of William H. NOTTINGHAM, Peter PUDER and himself, all of whom are now deceased. For the past two or three years Mr. HURD had been the manager of the estate of the firm, in which capacity he met with signal success, and it is reported that at the time of his death his financial affairs were in excellent condition.

    The report current last week that his mother had died since he departed from Maine is untrue.(6 Jun 1901, Eagle County Blade, p. 3)

  • HURD, Nancy A. - Mrs. E. V. HURD, one of the last of the old time '79'ers of this county, passed away at the home of her sons Harry and W.E. Nottingham at Avon Thursday morning, March 1, at the age of 79 years. The place of her nativity is Noble county, Ohio. Married to William Nottingham in Guthrie Center, Iowa, in 1875, here was born to this couple four sons, of whom three, Clyde, Harry and Emmett, are living and two daughters, Lulu and Grace, the former living in Portland, Ore., and unable to attend the funeral services; and the latter having preceded her mother in death.

    Mr. and Mrs. NOTTINGHAM moved to Colorado, first to Morrison and later to Red Cliff, in 1879, residing here until his death in 1896. Mrs. NOTTINGHAM was united in marriage to E.V. HURD in 1899, soon moving to Avon. Ernest HURD died in New York City in 1901, while there on a visit. Mrs. HURD was first stricken with paralysis in 1926, a second stroke on February 25, proving fatal.

    Mrs. HURD has seen all the ups and downs of pioneering in a mining camp and a farming community. She was a kind neighbor, and indulgent mother, and has many friends who mourn her departure and joined in a last tribute to her memory. So passeth the old timers. - Holy Cross Trail.

    The remains were prepared for burial by Mortician O.W. MEYER of Red Cliff and funeral services held at the Nottingham home in Avon Saturday. Rev. A. R. DENNIS of Eagle preaching the funeral sermon. The remains were then taken to Red Cliff and laid beside the bodies of her beloved departed ones who had preceded her in death, in Evergreen cemetery, Rev. SCHULZE of Minturn conducting a short service at the grave.

  • HURT, Walter Harold - Walter Harold HURT was born June 28, 1942 in Eagle, Colorado to Myrtle (PANTING) and Ormand HURT of Burns, Colorado. He died September 3, 1997 at the age of 55 at his home in Silt.

    Attending elementary school in Catamount and Burns, he later attended Eagle County High School in Gypsum. He was very active in 4-H with mostly beef and leather craft during these years.

    After graduating high school Walt joined the Marine Corp. Upon being injured in Hawaii he received a military disability and honorable discharge. After returning from the marines he ranched in McCoy running cattle on King Mountain and Sunnyside. He was then an oil field pusher for a time. Walt was a State Brand Inspector in Rio Blanco County including the Rifle Sale Yard.

    Walt married Susan STARBUCK and two children were born to this union. They were divorced and he later married Lea NEU in 1986 of which they divorced.

    Walt had a number of outdoor hobbies, favorite ones being camping, fishing, and hunting with his son Ty. He became ill in 1989 with leukemia, receiving a bone marrow transplant from his sister, Nettie. This prolonged his life and he retired in Silt, CO.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, O.L. HURT of Silt and Myrtle HURT of Gypsum. He is survived by a daughter, Jana HORVATH of Alamagordo, NM,, a son, Ty HURT of Rifle, CO, a sister, Nettie REYNOLDS of Gypsum, CO, two brothers, Orville HURT of Merced, CA, and George DECKER of Grand Junction, CO, and a step-mother, Lois HURT of Ft. Lupton, CO, as well as many nieces and nephews.

    A memorial service was held Sept. 10 in Rifle. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent in care of the Sowder Funeral Home, 425 W. 3rd St., Rifle, CO 81650.[18 September 1997, Eagle Valley Enterprise]

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  • HYDE, little baby - On January 11, 1930, a little baby girl came into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bert HYDE; but alas, only to bless and be with them such a short time. On January 26, the angels came and took her spirit away to be with God who gave it, and left her little form there to return to dust from whence it came. Just a bud on earth to bloom in heaven. While her stay here on this earth was constant suffering, yet all was done for her relief that was possible for human hands to do. But God saw fit to remove her from this sin-cursed world. Oh, how hard to see her suffer, but sweet to know she fell in the arms of a loving Savior where there is no pain or sorrow. May the dear parents find consolation in the words of Jesus when He said "Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven." She leaves father, mother and one sister and went to join one sister and two brothers in the glory world. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Lake creek by Brother STOCKINGER using the Twenty-third Psalm, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Edwards cemetery. Many expressions of sympathy were shown by floral offerings.--By a Friend.[7 Feb. 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HYDE, Andrew Jackson - Andrew Jackson HYDE was born in Dawson county, Georgia, March 14, 1839. He lived on a farm until 1863 when he joined the army, serving until the close of the struggle in 1865. He served as a corporal to Co. A, 1 Regiment Georgia Volunteer Infantry. At the time of his death he was a member of the G. A. R. Phil Sheridan Post No. 18, Grand Junction, Colo.

    He came to Colorado in June 1870, and to Eagle county July 10, 1880, later to Grand Junction in 1909 residing there until March last, returning again to Eagle, where he remained until the time of his death, October 18, 1920. As one of Colorado's most enterprising and industrious citizens he was engaged in the cattle business for some time in Park county, and to him belongs the distinction of building the first floor mill on the Western Slope at Glenwood Springs. The latter part of his life was spent principally in farming and fruit growing.

    He was united in marriage to Louisa Emeline ANDERSON, at Dawson, Georgia, November 6, 1865. To then were born seven children, five daughters and two sons, four of these surviving, Bert of Edwards, Mrs. VAN HORN of McCoy, Walter of Grand Junction, and Laura LIVINGSTONE of Eagle. Besides these are seven grand children and two great grand children.

    He was brought up in the Baptist church, having united with that church at his earlier home in Georgia. His life was noted for industry, strictly temperate habits of life. The surviving members of the family cherish memories of a loving, faithful father; and no one in need found in him any trait of selfishness. He was particularly tenderhearted and generous in his thoughts for needy children.

    Funeral services at residence of Bert HYDE, at Edwards, Wednesday at 2 p.m., by Rev. L. G. HONNOLD. Burial in Edwards cemetery.[29 Oct. 1920, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p5]

  • HYDE, Bert - A Citizen of the Edwards community for more than fifty years, Bert H. HYDE passed away last Monday evening. The deceased had been in poor health for some two years past, but had recently been doing his usual work around the ranch home. Monday evening he was preparing to do the evening chores. Shortly before five o'clock he came into the house after his milk pails, and sat down to take a few minutes to read a letter. He had no more than seated himself when he toppled to the floor. His wife who was present in the room, rushed to his side, but with only a moan or two, his life was gone. Bert H. HYDE was the son of Andrew H. and Emmaline HYDE, and was born May 2, 1875. His parents came to Lake creek, Eagle county, in 1887, and settled on the ranch where Bert died. He never left the home place, succeeding to its ownership on the death of his parents, and as Hydeburst ranch it is a land mark in the history of the community. Bert HYDE was a citizen of which any community could well be proud. A good neighbor, a devoted husband and father, a patriotic citizen, fanatically loyal to his country, he was well beloved by hundreds of people, who will sorely miss him in the days to come. Funeral services were held from the Edwards hall Wednesday afternoon, the building being crowded with neighbors and friends who came sorrowfully to pay their last respects to man they respected. Services were conducted by Rev. Milton Brown, pastor of the Eagle Foursquare church, who read a short but impressive service. A quartet, composed of H.K. BROOKS, Melvin EATON, E.E. LEA, and George ANDRE sang two songs during the short service. The funeral bier was banked high with beautiful flowers, testimonials of respect from admiring friends. Following the services at the church, the body was taken to the Edwards cemetery, where his parents and children, who passed on before are buried, and laid to rest, the ceremony being in charge of the Andre Mortuary of Eagle. February 5, 1913, Mr. HYDE was married to Gildie POWERS, and to this union five children were born - two sons and three daughters. Of these, four preceded their father in death. He is survived by the widow and a daughter, Ardyth Hyde CALHOUN, of the home; two sisters, Mrs. Laura LININGSTON of Eagle , Mrs. Mattie VAN HORN of McCoy; one brother , Walter HYDE of Red Cliff, himself to ill to be able to attend the funeral.

  • HYDE, Olive - Olive, twelve year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert HYDE, living on Lake creek, died Tuesday evening, May 7, after only a few hours illness with pneumonia.

    The child attended school, Monday in apparent good health, but came home in the evening sick. Pneumonia developed rapidly and death came within less than 24 hours. Physicians were summoned, but the dread disease worked so rapidly that nothing could be done to save her life.

    Mr. and Mrs. HYDE have the deepest sympathy of their friends in this stroke of misfortune which swept upon them so unexpectedly. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon and the body of the beloved little girl was laid to rest in the Edwards cemetery, the services being attended by a large concourse of friends of the family, all feeling deeply the sorrow of the stricken parents and sister.[11 May 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • HYDE, Walter - Another pioneer of the county passed on when Walter HYDE died in the Colorado General hospital in Denver last Friday, March 6, 1942.

    Hr. HYDE's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac HYDE, came to Colorado from Missouri in the early 70's, and on September 4, 1872, Walter was born at Fairplay, Colo. In the early 80's the HYDE family settled on the ranch near the mouth of Lake creek, and on which a brother of the deceased, Bert HYDE, lived until his death less than two years ago.

    Walter grew to manhood in the county, and spent most of his life here. He was an ardent prospector and followed mining a major portion of his years. For a number of years he lived in Utah, where he was engaged in mining.

    For the past ten or twelve years he had lived in Gold Park, mining in that region. For three years past he had been in very poor health , spending most of that time in Red Cliff.

    Several months ago he entered the Colorado General hospital in Denver for treatment. He was out of the hospital for a time, but in February he had to return, and last Friday the end came.

    At his request, his body was laid to rest in a Denver cemetery,

    Two sisters, Mrs. Laura LIVINGSTON of Eagle, and Mrs. Howard VAN H0RN of McCoy, are only close relatives surviving.

    Walt HYDE had many friends among people in Eagle county, who regret his passing.

  • HYNES, Lawrence - Death of Lawrence HYNES Thursday, Sept 15 1910. Lawrence HYNES, pioneer, veteran newspaper man, fruit grower and esteemed citizen, passed away this forenoon at the age of 62 years, as the result of a fall sustained late yesterday afternoon from the top of the Wellington water wheel.

    "Larry" HYNES possessed all the vigor, health and clearness of mind usual to a man of 40 years, and his sudden and untimely taking off will be the cause of universal sorrow throughout the western slope, where he was known to nearly everyone. His honesty of character and optimistic disposition were recognized by all with whom he had dealings.

    Lawrence HYNES was born in Ireland in 1848, where he lived until 1878 when he came to America settling in Denver. Three children, all daughters, were born to him in the old country who later came to America, two of whom live in Colorado and the other in Lewiston, Idaho. Two of his children, the Colorado residents, are expected to arrive on No. 15 this afternoon to attend the funeral.

    Mr. HYNES lived in Denver a couple of years and moved from there to Old Mexico where he lived shortly over three years. In 1883 he went to work for the Fort Worth & Gulch R. R. Co. making his home in Trinidad, Colorado, for many years. In 1893 he came to the Grand Valley and engaged in the newspaper business as editor of the Star Times, a daily publication which later merged into the Sun which in turn was purchased by the Weekly News, now the Daily News. As a newspaper writer he was known from one end of the state to the other and he was an active leader in politics until he retired from the newspaper field, to devote his time to fruit growing. His writings which were very talented had the sharp Irish wit [prenliar] to his countrymen. Being fearless honest and convincing,. He was a man who held his own views and expressed them in no uncertain terms, was willing to defend his stand on any question and immovable and absolutely firm when he felt that he was in the right or had reached a conscientious decision on any question.

    After retiring from the position of editor of the Star-Times he purchased a fruit farm two and one half miles north east of Grand Junction and since that time he has been successful as a farmer.

    The news of his death has been received with general sorrow throughout the valley for there are few men better known on the western slope than the veteran railroader, newspaper man, fruit grower and citizen of the valley, Lawrence HYNES.

    In his active journalistic and political career he came in contact with many men and made warm friends beyond number. And in each case he was known by them as a true, upright, honest and fair man whose word was accepted broadcast as binding and absolute. In his death the valley looses one of its eminent and most respected citizens. To his intimate acquaintances and friends he was known as "Larry" HYNES.--Grand Junction Sentinel.

    jMr. HYNES was well and favorably known in Red Cliff being one of our old timers here, in the newspaper business for some time. He is the father of Mrs. William McCABE.[22 Sept 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]

  • HYRUP, J. P. - A TERRIBLE ACCIDENT

    On the Coal Branch ---J. P. HYRUP and Walter PERRINE Lose Their Lives

    Probably at no time in the history of Basalt, has a mantle of doom overspread the town so suddenly, and completely, as that of yesterday morning about 8 o'clock, when a message was received from Cardiff containing the sad and startling intelligence, that Engineer HYRUP and Fireman PERRINE had been killed by a runaway train on the coal branch.

    The facts as near as can be learned are as follows:

    A slight wreck on the coal branch Thursday detained the regular crew about fifteen hours, and an extra relief crew was ordered from Basalt, composed of Engineer J. P. HYRUB, Fireman PERRINE, Conductor JOHNSON and Brackeman TIDINGS and DAVIS. The crew left here at 10:10 p.m. Thursday and reached Spring Gulch without accident.

    It was about 4:45 when they had made up the train ready for the return trip, and it was not until soon after passing Sunshine switch, that Conductor JOHNSON realized they were going too fast, and at almost the same instant Engineer HYRUP whistled for brakes. The request was promptly obeyed conductor and brakemen doing heroic work at the brakes, vainly trying to check the train, which by this time was rushing down the hill at a terrific rate of speed. The awful moments of expectancy beggar description. To jump from the flying train into the jagged rocks meant certain death, and to stay with the train seemed clinging to only a possible chance for life. But the suspense was soon over, at 5:45 a.m., the crash came and Engine 32 and 17 cars were a mass of kindling wood.

    Engineer HYRUPS lifeless form was picked up about 50 feet from his engine, and that of Fireman PERRINE close beside the engine. Brakeman TIDINGS was thrown face down upon the track between the engine and the cars and DAVIS was pinioned among the debris with a badly broken leg.

    Conductor JOHNSON is utterly unable to account for the awful accident. Every hand brake was set, the engine was in back motion and the only reason he can possibly give, is , that the track was extremely frosty, the engineer being compelled to use all the sand he had on the up trip.

    The bodies of Engineer HYRUP and Fireman PERRIEN were taken to the undertaking rooms of L. SCHWARTZ at Glenwood Springs.

    The remains of J. P. HYRUP was brought up on No. 8 yesterday, that of Fireman PERRINE shipped to his old home at Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

    J. P. HYRUP was born February 2, 1857 in Germany.

    In 1881 he arrived in Montana and lived there until his arrival in Basalt in 1891, about 10 years ago. In his death Basalt loses one of her foremost citizens.

    Always public spirited, energetic, kind, courteous and obliging, the very soul of honor, his acquaintances were his friends.

    In his death his estimable wife loses a true and loving husband and the children the fondest and best of fathers.

    Funeral services will be held from the family residence at 2 p.m. Monday Nov. 27.(25 Nov 1899, The Basalt Journal, p.1)

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