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  • MACMILLAN, Cliff M. - C. M. MACMILLAN Meets Horrible Death By Fire At Wolcott Saturday. Oil Stove Explosion Results In Death of Prominent Business Man.

    C. M. or Cliff MACMILLAN, one of the foremost citizens and businessmen of the Wolcott neighborhoods, met with a most painful and sad accident last Saturday morning which resulted in his death within less than twenty-four hours. Mr. MACMILLAN owned and operated a garage at Wolcott and was employed by the Rio Grande railroad as a track walker at night. Saturday morning when he came to his room after walking his beat in the rain, he went to bed, lighting an oil heating stove, apparently to dry his clothes, before retiring, leaving it burning. From what knowledge it is possible to obtain of what happened, the stove exploded while he was still asleep, near six o'clock in the morning, scattering burning oil over the room and bed and its occupant. An adjoining room in the same building was occupied by two other men, who heard Mr. MACMILLAN cry out at near that hour and ran out doors and to the entrance of the deceased's part of the building, there being no connecting door between the rooms. Mr. MACMILLAN was emerging from his door and his body was in flames. A blanket was secured and the flames extinguished, but not until after he was fatally burned. Dr. RUCKER was summoned from Eagle and went up to Wolcott on train No. 2, and accompanied the injured man to the hospital at Salida, where he died Sunday morning at one o'clock.

    The remains were brought back to Wolcott Tuesday evening for funeral service among the friends of a lifetime. The Masonic order of Eagle, of which he was a member, went to Wolcott in a body and helped pay the last respects to a beloved brother. Wednesday morning the body was taken to Palisade where it was laid to rest beside his father and mother, who had preceded him to the great beyond.

    Cliff MACMILLAN was born in Red Cliff, Colorado, September 14, 1880, being the first child born in the then new mining camp. In 1882 his parents moved to Taylor Hill and Tennessee Pass, taking their infant son with them. They moved to Gilman in 1886, where the family lived in a tent while the father was employed in the mines for a few months. The following year the family moved to Burns Hole, where Cliff grew to manhood. His mother became an invalid about this time, and in 1907 the deceased moved her to Palisade where he cared for her until her death a few months later. Since that time he has lived at Wolcott and State Bridge, for a number of years having the mail contract between those two points, and since giving up that work been in business most of the time at Wolcott.

    Cliff MACMILLAN was a most conscientious man, living a true, square-to-the-world life. The funeral services were held in the school house at Wolcott which was beautifully decorated by loving friends with wild cherry blossoms, blue bells and daisies, flowers which he loved in his life time. The school house was filled to overflowing with friends from all over this part of the country, who mourned the untimely departure of a true friend and honorable citizen.

    Characteristic of his desire to do good in life was his action in taking charge of raising and educating of a young lad,. Walter QUINLAN, in recent years. He devoted every effort toward fitting his charge for an upright and industrious life, and Walter is probably the one who mourns the sudden death of his benefactor more than any other.

    Cliff MACMILLAN will be sadly missed.[15 JUNE 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, P1]

  • MACMILLAN, Mrs. Isaac - Mrs. Isaac MACMILLAN, one of the earliest residents of Eagle county, living on the north side of the county, but who, with her husband, moved some ten or twelve years ago to Palisade, died at her home in the latter place last Sunday. The deceased lady was the mother of Mrs. C. F. ALBERTSON and Mrs. Carl WRIGHT of Burns and both of these ladies, together with their husbands drove over to Eagle from their home in Burns Hole Monday to take the train from here to attend Mrs. MACMILLAN'S funeral, which was held in Palisades.[14 July 1922, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


    At an early hour last Sunday morning the dead body of a man was found lying in the road near what is known as the Goodrich house on Water street. Coroner GILPIN was immediately notified, took charge of the remains and made an investigation.

    It was found that the body was that of J. F. MAEHL, traveling representative of Neef Brothers' Brewing company, of Denver, who had been soliciting business for his house in town the day before. The coroner found tracks in the freshly fallen snow showing that the man had come out of the Goodrich house and apparently became confused in the darkness and walked off the high stone wall which retains the earth of the yard and premises surrounding the house. He fell about fifteen feet and death was apparently instantaneous, Dr. GILPIN testifying at the inquest that it was caused by concussion of the brain.

    An inquest was held on Monday afternoon. It developed at the inquest that the house had just been occupied the evening before as a house of ill fame by two women who were strangers in the town. These and several male visitors to the house during the night testified that MAEHL was there until a late hour, bought and drank beer freely and was in an intoxicated condition when he left the house. No indication of foul play was developed, and the coroner's jury, composed of Messrs. J. W. DOWD, James SMITHERUM, Thomas SMITHERUM, Frank FARNUM, F. V. BURBANK and S. J. WILLSON, brought in a verdict "that the said J. F. MAEHL came to his death by falling from a cliff walled up by stone; said death being accidental."

    MAEHL was a middle aged man with a family residing in Denver, and he likely went to the house to solicit an order for his firm. The remains were shipped to Denver.

    Immediately after the inquest the women occupying the house were ordered out of town by the local authorities and they went.(11 April 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MAHONEY, Theresa - News of the death of Miss Theresa MAHONEY on Dec 28, was a shock to her many friends in this county, when learned of last week.Miss HAHONEY taught school in the Edwards district at one time, and for the past several years has made her home in Glenwood, where for many years she was an instructor in the city schools. She was buried in Rosebud cemetery in Glenwood cemetery Dec 29.

    She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. W. HOLLAND of Wolcott and Mrs. F. J. BOLAND of Glenwood, and two brothers, J. K. MAHONEY of Avon and R. J. MAHONEY of Seattle, Wash.(15 Jan 1943, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.4)

  • MAISEL, John - Johnnie MAISEL, formerly a resident of Gilman for many years, was found dead in his bed at Fairplay on September 19, by George TETER. According to the Fairplay Flume, MAISEL was 59 years of age. He came to Fairplay about two years ago from Summit county, says the Flume, where he had resided several years. For the past year his health, already poor, had failed rapidly, and his sudden death was not unexpected. He was last seen on the Wednesday before his death when he was able to be up and around.(3 Oct 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)



    After many months of patient suffering M.N. Mallory passes to the Great Beyond. Death came to the sufferer at 4 o'clock P.M., last Monday, Nov. 25.
    The funeral services were held in the home on South Maple Street at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Hoon of the Presbyterian Church.
    The Odd Fellows and Rebeccas attended in a body, marching to the late residence, thence to the cemetery, where the burial service was concluded by the use of the beautiful ritualistic ceremony of the above orders.
    In the death of Mr. Mallory the community has lost an honored and highly esteemed citizen; the fraternal society to which he belonged has lost a true brother; the Presbyterian Church has lost a faithful and consistent member; the wife has lost a devoted husband; the son a kind father, and the aged parents have parted from an obedient child.
    To the bereaved friends and relatives, The Light extends a deep sympathy and wishes for them the care and comfort of Him Who, "in all our afflictions, is afflicted."
    The subject of the above obituary was was[sic] born in New Brunswick, Domintion[sic] of Canada, April 2nd, 1857, and was therefore, aged 50 years, 7 months, and 3 days. He leaves a widow, one son, Earl, three brothers, E.W. Mallory, of Orville, Washington, Joseph F. of Independence, Kansas, and M.C., of Sapulpa; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie S. Smith of Niles, Kansas, and Mrs. Sarah L. Stiffler of Basalt, Colorado, and an aged father and mother Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Mallory, residing neas[sic] Sapulpa to mourn his departure.--Sapulpa Light.
    Mr. Malloray was a resident of Basalt for several months about two years ago and many warm personal friends[sic]. His sudden taking away will be regretted by all, and they will sympathize with the bereaved relatives.
    Basalt Journal, Basalt (Eagle County), Colorado, Dec. 7, 1907, page 6 - contributed 2009 by Pat McArthur

  • MALONEY, Frank - Frank MALONEY passed away at his ranch home on the Colorado river Wednesday evening, June 10. Mr. MALONEY had not been considered seriously ill, although he had complained for two or three days of not feeling well.

    Mrs. MALONEY was alone with her husband when he died at about 8:00 o'clock in the evening, and it was not until 5:00 o'clock Thursday morning that she was able to notify anyone. Mortician O. W. MEYER was called from Red Cliff, and went over to the river and took the body to his funeral home to prepare it for burial.

    Mr. MALONEY was one of the oldest and best known stockgrowers of the western part of the county, being one of the few old time cow men left in the Sweetwater section. He is survived by his widow, and three brothers who live in Denver. The latter were notified of their brother's death, and funeral arrangements will not be announced until after their arrival[12 June 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MANLEY, Leslie - Word received here yesterday evening that Leslie MANLEY, 17, son of George Welrick MANLEY, well known Glenwood citizen, had been fatally shot at Pando shorly before the message was sent. According to the best reports obtainable at press hour the unfortunate young man was wounded by a pistol which dropped from his pocket and was accidently discharged. He died a few hours later.--Glenwood Avalanche.[25 June 1915, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MANN, Walford J. - We have this week received a letter from Mrs. Chas. H. MANN, from Long Beach, Calif., telling the details of the death of her father-in-law W. J. MANN, last month. Her letter is as follows:

    "It is with great sorrow that I am writing to you of the passing away of another pioneer of Eagle county, Walford J. MANN, or Walt MANN, of Gore creek. He died at his daughter's home at Torrance, Calif., Saturday morning, February 25, 1933 at 9:30 o'clock, and was buried March 1 at 2:00 p. m. at Central Memorial Park at West Minister in Orange county, Calif.

    He was taken with a stroke on Thursday afternoon at about 3:30 o'clock and lived until Saturday morning, 9:30 o'clock. He was 80 years of age. He leaves three children--Charles H. MANN of 1733 Cerrotis Ave., Long Beach; Al MANN of Adams City, Colo., and a daughter, Mrs. Calphern LINDLEY, of Torrance, Calif.

    Mr. MANN was one of Gore creek's very earliest settlers, and for nearly half a century was one of Eagle county's most substantial citizens. He was a very close friend of the writer, and it was with real sorrow that we learned of his death, and realized that the old friends made when we first came to the county twenty years ago, are fast passing away.[17 Mar. 1933, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MARION, Sanford - About 9 o'clock yesterday morning Sanford MARION sustained injuries from which he died about 9 o'clock last night.

    Mr. MARION was employed by George ROSS on the J. Best and Hood lease. They were engaged in widening the incline for the purpose of getting a car down. A portion of the roof was observed to be loose and when pulled down by MARION he was caught beneath it. Mr. ROSS was some distance away at the time and upon hearing the wounded man's cries hastened to his assistance.

    Mr. MARION was assisted to the surface and was later taken to his home in a sleight. Although apparently in considerable pain, it was not thought that he was seriously hurt. With help he was able to walk up the trail from the mine to the road. Dr. STUART was called and found the collar bone of his left shoulder badly broken and various other bruises. The injured man was made as comfortable as possible, and no serious results were looked for.

    About 9 o'clock last night, however, he died. Apparently from internal injuries. Deceased leaves a wife and three small children. (23 Mar 1899 Eagle County Blade p. 1)

    The funeral of Sanford MARION, who died on the evening of the 22nd, was held last Saturday, with interment at Greenwood cemetery at Red Cliff. On the 22nd Mr. MARION was injured by a cave of rock in the J. Best mine as chronicled in these columns last week, and although he was not thought to be seriously injured he died that evening. It is thought that his death was caused by heart disease, as he was subject to attacks of heart failure. Deceased was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and three children.

    Pastor N. H. HAWKINS, of the Congregational church, conducted the funeral service, during which he read the following poem:


    To the hard working miners the dangers are great,

    So many while working have met a sad fate -

    While doing their duty, as miners all so,

    Shut out from daylight and loving ones too.

    Only a miner, killed in the ground;

    Only a miner, and one more is gone.

    Killed by an accident, no one can tell,

    His mining is over, poor miner, farewell.

    He leaves his dear wife, and little ones too,

    To earn them a living as all miners do,

    And while he was working for those that he loved,

    He met a sad fate from a boulder above.

    No one could save him so quick was the call,

    The message of death to Sanford Marion did fall.

    Though comrades were near him, but none could save,

    And now the poor fellow lies at rest in his grave.

    With hearts full of sorrow we bid him farewell,

    How soon we may follow there's no one can tell.

    God pity the miners and shield them from harm,

    Protect them from danger while at work in the ground.

    By Miss Myrtle HOWARD, Gilman, Colorado.(30 Mar 1899, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

  • MARLOW, Ed - Ed MARLOW, born in Tarres, Kentucky, November 13, 1861. Came to Eagle county in 1886. Before settling in Red Cliff he had traveled extensively over the United States. He had tubercular trouble for some time. He was a special favorite of all who knew him, a friend f the children who loved to assist him at his cabin where they were treated to candy, nuts and apples and other good things that please the little folks.

    His occupation at Red Cliff was mining. On February 6, 1918, his health was in such condition that he was obligated to go to the Eagle county home at Gypsum, where all was done for him that could be done, lovingly cared for until he passed on to the other life, March 19, 1918.

    Rev. COOK conducted the funeral services, which were well attended by the sympathizing neighbors and friends of the community. He was laid by careful hands in the little cemetery at Gypsum.

    The brother and sister in their home at La Grange, Missouri, have the sincere sympathy of Eagle county friends in this their sorrow.[29 March 1918, Western Slope Enterprise, p1]

  • MARQUISS Charles - The death of Charles M. MARQUISS occurred at the family home east of town last Sunday, June2. The direct cause of death was acute nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys). The illness was brought on by an attack of measles several years ago, but only in the past month had the disease been manifest to the extent of causing great uneasiness.

    The funeral was held on Tuesday of this week, interment being made in the Eagle cemetery.

    Charles M. MARQUISS was born at Gypsum, Colorado, February 11, 1896, being 16 years, 3 months and 22 days of age at the time of death. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. MARQUISS and has lived all of his life in this county. He completed the course study in the schools here and was just finishing his first year in the State Normal at Greeley when he was taken ill. The future before him was very bright and the community loses a most estimable young man in his untimely demise.[7 June 1912, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MARQUISS, Mrs. Lyde - The body of Mrs. Lyde MARQUISS was brought to Eagle last Thursday evening from North Bend, Ore., where she passed away July 27, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. JASMIN.

    The deceased lady was a resident of this county for many years. Of recent years she has lived with her daughter, Mrs. H. N. OLESON at Gering, Nebr., but has recently gone to Oregon for her health.

    Funeral services were held Sunday and the remains buried in the Eagle cemetery beside that of a son buried here several years ago.

    The funeral was attended from abroad by a son, Dick MARQUISS of Denver, Colo., Mrs. C. E. JASMIN, a daughter of North Bend, Ore.; two other daughters, Mesdames H. N. OLESON of Gering, Nebr., and C. A. ROBINSON of Redwood City, Calif., and their husbands. Other surviving children are F. A. MARQUISS of Denver, and J. D. MARQUISS of Chicago, Ill.[7 Aug. 1931, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MARSHALL, Chas. E. - Another Pioneer Called To Reward. Chas. E. MARSHALL Succumbs to Long Illness At Home in Red Cliff. Chas. E. MARSHALL died at his home in Red Cliff, January 10, 1921, aged 68 years. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Red Cliff, going there in the boom days and since that time has been a resident of Red Cliff and Battle Mountain mining district. He interested himself in prospecting and mining, and, being a man of independent disposition, always leased or worked on property of his own and was a successful mining man in small way. His politics were Republican, having run for county judge when there were few Republicans in the county. He had been justice of the peace in Red Cliff for years, having been reelected last fall, and was very efficient in that position. Mr. MARSHALL was never married, and, so far as we know, leaves very few relatives to mourn his loss.

    He was an Odd Fellow of long standing and when Red Cliff Lodge No. 18 was organized he transferred to this lodge. Soon after becoming a member of this lodge he was elected treasurer, which office he held continuously until his death. A great deal of the success and excellent financial standing of the Red Cliff lodge was due to his ever watchful care and interest. He was a true Odd Fellow, ever ready to extend a helping hand to a brother, living up to the high ideals of the order in spirit as well as in fact. He will be greatly missed by his fellow Odd Fellows and his place will be hard to fill. His funeral was held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, and, at his request, the only service held was that of the Odd Fellows at the graveside. Eagle County News.[21 Jan. 1921, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MARSHALL, Judith Catherine - Judith Catherine MARSHALL, an educator for 20 years and most recently a teacher at Edwards Elementary School, died Aug 17, in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico in a scuba diving accident.

    Judith was born in St. Paul, Minn., Aug 7, 1941 to Neil and Frances (Smith) FERRIS. She received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education and Master degree in Computer Education from the University of Minnesota and was working on her doctorate at the time of her death.

    Survivors include her son, Brian NELSON of Ft. Collins; daughter jennifer Catherine FORRESTER (Ron) of Phoenix, Ariz; brother John (Barbara J.) MARSHALL of Lake City Minn; and step brother Wilson (Marlyn) TINGLE of Sedona, Ariz; and granddaughter Chiara FORRESTER of Phoenix; and nephews Christopher Carl and Donald Wayne MARSHALL of Lake City.

    Memorial services were held Aug 25 at Edwards Elementary School. A private interment was held at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Gypsum. The family suggests contributions be made to Edwards Elementary School, P.O. Box 1430, Edwards, CO 81632. Arrangements were by Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville.

  • MARTINEZ, Adeliado, Sr. - Adeliado MARTINEZ, Sr., a longtime resident of Minturn, died Nov. 1 in Carbondale at the age of 75.

    "Lido" was born to Benito and Geneva MARTINEZ on Nov. 26, 1921 in Las Truchas, N. M. He married Jane Luccero on Sept. 15, 1946, in Leadville.

    MARTINEZ served in the U. S. Army during World War II as a military policeman. He later worked for Gallegos Masonry and Glenwood Springs Masonry until his retirement in 1995.

    He is survived by his wife Jane, of Minturn, six sons, Michael MARTINEZ and his wife Becky, of Fall City, Wash., Robert MARTINEZ and his wife Cheryl, of Avon, Adeliado Jr, "Buck" MARTINEZ and his wife Tina, of Montrose, David MARTINEZ, of Denver, Victor MARTINEZ, of Gypsum, and Joseph MARTINEZ and his wife Lori, of Littleton.

    He also is survived by five daughters: Cynthia TRUJILLO and her husband, Chris of Arvada, Rachel DUFFY and her husband John, of Gypsum, Catherine WRIGHT and her husband Ray, of Westminster, Therese ALEGRIA and her husband Michael, of Thornton, and Angela MARTINEZ, of Minturn.

    He also is survived by a brother, Manual MARTINEZ, of Denver, a sister, Rose ANGLIM, of Tracy, Calif., 21 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

    St. Patricks Church will have a rosary service Friday, Nov. 7 at 7 p. m. and a Mass on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 11 a. m.. Interment will follow at the Minturn Cemetery.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patricks Charity Fund, P.O. BOX 219, Minturn, Colo. 81645.

    Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.[6 Nov. 1997, Vail Daily]

  • MARTINEZ, Ernesto 1937 - 1996

    Ernesto "Father Stone" MARTINEZ died Monday, March 25 at Vail Valley Medical Center following a lengthy illness. He was 58.

    Ernesto was born Aug. 18, 1937 in Arryo Seco, New Mexico to Mauricio Celestino and Agnes (MARTINEZ) SANCHEZ. He attended schools in New Mexico and Cheyenne until his entry into the U.S. Army in Albuquerque. After he was discharged from the army he returned to Taos, New Mexico for two years and then moved to Minturn, Colo., where he lived for 38 years.

    He was employed at Gilman and Climax for 15 years as a shop worker.

    Ernesto married Frances Maria GUTIERREZ in 1958 at St. Francis De Anci Church in New Mexico. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, fixing and buying cars, and cooking.

    Survivors include his wife, Frances of Minturn; his mother, Agnes HERRERRA of Taos; mother-in-law Maria GUTIERREZ; sons James "Chico" (Theresa) MARTINEZ of Silt and Eli MARTINEZ of Edwards; daughters Maggie SANCHEZ of Leadville, Bernice TRUJILLO of Edwards, Suzette (Morris) MARTINEZ of Colorado Springs, Roberta (Martin Torres) MARTINEZ, and Debbie KAPPI of Taos; brothers Ray (Blanche) HERRERA of El Paso, Gene (Mona) HERRERA of Dallas, Tex., David (Ebbie) SANCHEZ of Greeley, and Mauricio SANCHEZ of Albuquerque; sisters Connie GARCIA of Albuquerque, Tomasa HOTCHSTEDLER of Dallas, Tex.; and six grandsons and eight granddaughters.

    He was preceded in death by a sister, Maria GARCIA.

    A Rosary was said on Tuesday, March 26 at the Minturn Gym with Father Tom DENTICI officiating. A Mass of Christian Burial was held in Taos through the Lujan Taos Funeral Home. Arrangements were by the Bailey Funeral Home in Leadville. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 28 March 1996)

  • MATHENEY, Hannah - Mrs. John MATHENEY, aged 80 years, a resident of Eagle, died on the evening of Thanksgiving day. Mrs. MATHENEY was an old resident of the county, and is survived by her husband, three sons and three daughters. One of her daughters, Mrs. C. F. NOGAL, resides at Eagle, and John MATHENY, a son, on Brush creek.

    The funeral was held at Eagle on Sunday, the large attendance at the obsequies attesting the high respect in which the deceased was held.(1 Dec 1904, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MATHER, John C. - John C. MATHER, one of the very early settlers of Eagle county, in the Sheephorn, died at his home Saturday, July 3, 1937, at the age of 80 years.

    Mr. MATHER came to Sheephorn in 1882, fifty five years ago, and has been one of the county's most highly respected citizens during all those years.

    The deceased is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mattie, Marguerite, Kate; one son, John C. MATHER, jr.

    Funeral services were held Tuesday, attended by a large concourse of old friends, who sorrowfully laid to rest a good neighbor and outstanding citizen. (9 July 1937, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • MATHESON, Anna - The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murdo MATHESON, of Red Cliff, born on March 17, 1908, died on Tuesday evening, April 7, 1908. The little one never appeared to be robust and her young life ceased after a lingering illness. The baby's mother is in a serious state of health, but hopes for her recovery have not been abandoned. (9 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

  • MATHEWS, Anna - Mrs. Anna MATHEWS Dies From Broken Neck Received When Car Crashes on State Highway Near Glenwood Canyon. This Community was sadly shocked Monday morning to learn of the death that morning of Mrs. Anna MATHEWS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BAER, aboard passenger train No. 4, while being rushed to a Salida hospital following an automobile accident Sunday evening of which she was a victim.

    Mrs. MATHEWS came to Eagle Sunday morning from Glenwood Springs to spend the day with her parents, riding with Claude BECKHAM, an automobile salesman for the Shoup Motor company of Glenwood Springs. She spent the day here, and about five o'clock in the evening she and her companion started on the return for Glenwood when the fatal accident occurred. A short distance below Silome Springs on the state highway and while driving at a high rate of speed, BECKHAM, who was driving a Chrysler touring car, met another car and turned out to pass. Just how it happened is not clear, whether the car skidded in the lose gravel, or the steering gear failed to work--but the car shot across the road and turned over. Mrs. MATHEWS was thrown from the car, and her neck broken in the fall. MATHEWS escaped serious injury.

    Mrs. MATHEWS was taken to Glenwood at once, and her parents in Eagle notified. They at once went to Glenwood, B. F. LONG taking them down in his car. They had their daughter boarded on No. 4 for a Salida hospital in hopes of saving her life, but the injury proved fatal and the unfortunate woman died before the train reached Salida.

    The remains were returned to Eagle Monday evening for burial here.

    Anna BAER was born in York county, Nebr.,., August 16, 1886, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry BAER, and died Monday, July 18, 1927, near Buena Vista, Colo. At the age of four years she moved with her parents to Colorado, they settling near Norie, in the Frying Pan valley. When she was sixteen years of age her parents came to Eagle. where she accompanied them. She had lived the greater part of her life in Eagle, having married and raised her children here. About a year ago she was again married and moved to Glenwood Springs. Besides her parents, she is survived by her two sons, Clarence Rule and Howard Brown, both living in Glenwood Springs, and one brother, Edw. BAER of Riland, Colo.

    The deceased lady had the respect of the friends among whom she had spent the greater part of her life, and her sudden and sad death was a shock to her many friends. She was a member of the local Methodist church and of the Women of Woodcraft.

    Funeral services were held at the Eagle Community Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. R. DENNIS pastor of the church conducting the services. Interment was made in the Eagle cemetery following the church service. The services were attended by a large congregation of sorrowing friends, many of the business houses closing during the funeral hour.[22 July, 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MAUPIN, John - John MAUPIN, pioneer timber man and mining man, living at Tennessee Pass, died early Sunday morning, March 6, 1932, at the Denver and Rio Grande hospital at Salida. A request made before his death was that he be buried in Eagle county when he died, the scene of the greater part of his life. Accordingly, the body was taken in charge by Mortician Oscar MEYER of Red Cliff and taken to that place for burial, where funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, under the auspices of the Odd Fellows and Masonic lodges, each f which the deceased was a member.

    A brother of the deceased, Levi E. MAUPIN, postmaster at Tennessee Pass, had been at his brother's bedside since February 24, and was with him when the end came. John MAUPIN had been a resident in the vicinity of Tennessee Pass almost since the first pack train crossed the Continental divide at that point. His activities included logging, tie cutting charcoal burning and mining, in all of which work he was always very industrious and successful. Three or four years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke, from which he recovered and as soon as he was again strong enough resumed his usual activities. About a year ago he and the ANDERSON Brothers of Pando formed a partnership for the operation of a saw mill, which was established between Mitchell and Tennessee Pass. This business, under his energetic management, was flourishing despite the depressed condition of business in the country. Some five or six weeks ago Mr. MAUPIN was again seized with illness and taken to the Salida hospital. Two weeks ago he suffered another paralytic stroke, and it was this seizure which hastened his end.

    No one connected with the earlier history of the upper end of the county but what know and admired John MAUPIN. He was a most loyal citizen, true to his friendships, and respected by his business associates.

    The deceased man was a close personal friend of the writer, and it is with great regret that we have to note the passing of another of those good friends we made when first we came to Eagle county, twenty years ago, for John MAUPIN was one of the first to whom we became attached on taking up our home her. May peace be with his generous, kindly soul.[11 Mar. 1932, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MAURELLO, Neva Grace - Neva Grace MAURELLO died Jan 14, 15 Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. She was 84.

    Mrs. MAURELLO was born Jan 6, 1910 in Ponca City, Okla., to George and Ella Lewis. She was raised and educated in Oklahoma and later moved to pueblo, Colo in 1946. She lived in Florence, Colo., for a number of years, working as a bookkeeper for several companies. She retired from the Empire Gas Company in 1985 and moved to Eagle in 1991.

    She enjoyed reading, fishing and crossword puzzles.

    Survivors include; sons Robert GIEZENTANNER of Cookville, Tenn., Judd GIEZENTANNER of Des Moines, Ia., Tom GIEZENTANNER of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Michael MAURELLO of Gypsum; daughter Sherry BRANDON of Eagle; brother C. D. LEWIS of Las Vegas; sisters Marjorie HEWGLET of Texas, and Mary FARTHING of Overland Park, Kans.; and 18 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

    A memorial service will be held Feb 3 at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Baptist Church, with the Rev. Bruce DUNSDON officiating.

    Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Golden Eagles, 700 Broadway, Eagle, Co. 81631, or to The American Cancer Society, c/o Beth Overaker, 0043 County Rd. 110, Glenwood Springs, Co. 81601.

    Farnum-Holt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

  • MAXFIELD, W. A. Jr. - W. A. MAXFIELD, Jr., who was killed at Pando last Sunday, was buried at Gypsum last Tuesday. He was born at Bryant Pond, Maine on March 20, 1876, the son of W. A. MAXFIELD Sr. and Sarah F. TUCKER MAXFIELD. He received his earlier education at public schools at Rochester, New Hampshire, and subsequently at Rumford, Maine, taking afterwards a two year course at the University of Maine, preparatory for the college at East Maine Conference Seminary , Bucksport, Maine. It was at the latter place that he met Alice SNOW, also a student at the Seminary, who afterward became his wife, the ceremony taking place at Portland, Maine, November 22, 1898.

    The deceased, with his family, moved to Colorado in 1901, locating at Red Cliff, where they lived until 1903. They then moved to his father's ranch on Sweetwater, moving to Gypsum about two years ago.

    Two children, Donald, aged thirteen and Wilda aged three, survive the murdered man, also a wife, one brother, E. H. MAXFIELD of Gypsum, and his mother, Mrs. Sarah MOORE, of Delaware, Ohio. Both in his native state and here in Colorado the deceased had a wide circle of friends who sincerely mourn his tragic death.

    The Enterprise joins the friends of the bereaved relatives in extending sympathy.[20 Dec. 1912, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MAXWELL, Phillip J. - Phillip J. MAXWELL for fifty-two years a resident of Eagle county, living near McCoy, died in Glenwood Springs last Sunday, December 20, after an illness of a few days.

    While in Glenwood, Mr. MAXWELL fell on the pavement and injured himself a few days before his death. While his injuries were quit serious, they were not necessarily fatal, but he also suffered a nervous breakdown and death came rapidly.

    The deceased was born in Clark county, Missouri, February 8, 1858, and came with his parents to Jefferson county Colorado, in 1867, when he was but nine years of age. The family moved to the McCoy neighborhood in 1884., where Phillip lived the rest of his life, with the exception of a few years spent in Idaho. The family were the first white settlers in that part of the county, and his mother was the first white woman to be buried at McCoy.

    Mr. MAXWELL was a good neighbor, a splendid citizen, and the passing of his kind from the country is to be regretted. He is survived by his widow and their three children Elliott of McCoy; Mrs. Tillie GATES of Burns; and Mrs. Emma STAHL of Victor; and a son, Ray, by a former marriage.

    Funeral services were held at McCoy Wednesday afternoon, attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors. Rev. T.B. McDIVITT of the Eagle Community Methodist church delivered the funeral discourse.

    At the services Mrs. Reuben STIFEL and Mrs. Harry GROH sang a number of duets, accompanied by Mrs. C.H. MOORHEAD. Pall bearers, all old neighbors, were Perry AULT, Harry GROH, Roy CLACOMB, Howard VAN HORN, Dot BEDELL and Harold CHAMBERS.

    The body was laid to rest in the McCoy cemetery. (25 Dec 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • MAYER, Chester Lloyd - Chester Lloyd MAYER, one of the first members of the Eagle County Historical Society and a member of the local Cattlemen's Association, died March 11, in Sierra Vista, Ariz. He was 91.

    Chester was born Feb 25, 1901 in Keelville, Kans., to William Perry and Cora Belle MAYER. He came to Colorado as a youngster and was raised on a cattle ranch outside of Eagle; he later became owner of the ranch.

    After retiring in 1977 he moved to Sierra Vista, Ariz.

    He was a Mason and belonged to Castle Lodge No. 122 A.F.&A.M., which he joined on May 18, 1925. He served as master of the lodge in 1931 and received his 50 year pin in 1975. He was also a member of the Eagle Chapter, No. 86, Order of the Eastern Star. He served as Rainbow Dad for the Eagle Assembly No 43 for many years.

    Chester belonged to the Methodist Community Church and served on many committee. He wrote many articles as well for various newspapers in Colorado and Arizona in his later years.

    He is survived by his son, William E. MAYER of Sierra Vista; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and one son.

    His remains will be buried in Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle alongside his wife. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m. at the Eagle United Methodist Church.

  • MAYER, William Perry - Pioneer Rancher and Honored Citizen of County Passes Away in Denver--Large Concourse of People Attend Funeral Held in Eagle Monday.

    Probably no death in the community has been more universally and keenly felt than that of William P. MAYER, which occurred in a Denver hospital last Saturday morning following an illness of several weeks in which he made a game fight for life. Mr. MAYER had submitted to a surgical operation about two weeks ago which was successful and from which he was apparently recovering satisfactorily, when a second operation was attempted from the effects of which Mr. MAYER never recovered, although he bore up bravely against death for several days.

    Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Eagle Monday afternoon, attended by a great congregation of people from all parts of the county, who regretted the passing of one of the county's most outstanding and highly respected citizens. Rev. T. B. McDIVITT delivered a masterly funeral discourse, and during the service a male quartet consisting of W. B. WOLVERTON, E. E. LES, H. D. HUDSON, and J. D. ALLEN, sang two songs--"Rock of Ages" and "Wonderful Peace." Mrs. R. R. CRIE and Mrs. E. P. COLBURN also sang "In the Garden." Following the services at the church the Masonic lodge took charge and escorted the body to the cemetery where it was laid to rest with the solemn rites of the Masonic order. Burial was made in a plot of ground adjoining the cemetery, in the edge of one of the meadows of the MAYER ranch, where he had requested to be buried. During the Masonic service the following article on the life of Mr. MAYER, prepared by Judge Hume S. WHITE, was read by E. J. BINDELY:

    "William Perry MAYER was born November 8, 1865, near the town of Spring Hill, Kan. From his early youth until the time of his death, February 10, 1934, at the Presbyterian hospital, Denver, Colo., he was engaged in farming, stock raising, dairying and ranching. At the age of 21, near Columbus, Cherokee county, Kansas, he married Miss Cora Bell WISE, his faithful helpmate and beloved wife. Early in the spring of 1901 this devoted family decided to go West to the mountains of Colorado. They arrived in Eagle, Eagle county, April 6, 1901, and settled on the John A. EWING ranch on Brush creek. For nearly 33 years as tenant and owner this property was developed into one of the most important ranching ventures in Eagle county.

    Mr. MAYER took not only an active part in the agricultural life f his community, but also in its civic, political, and Christian welfare. He was an active member of the Castle Lodge No. 122 of A. F. & A. M. having been initiated January 14, 1909, passed June 28, 1911, and raised July 13, 1911; a director and vice president of The First National Bank of Eagle County; President of the Eagle County Cattle Growers Association; an active member of the Eagle Chamber of Commerce; a county commissioner of Eagle county fro 1926 to 1930, and a most active and helpful member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Eagle.

    Two brothers have gone before--Frank MAYER and Charles MAYER. Surviving him are his widow,. Mrs. Cora MAYER; his daughter. Mrs. Rena CHATFIELD; his three sons, LeRoy C. MAYER, Delta, Colo., Carl MAYER, Phoenix, Ariz., ad Chester L. MAYER, Eagle, Colo.;; two sisters, Mrs. Ida JOHNSON, Columbus, Kan., and Mrs. Effie GAUT, Eagle, Colo.; one brother, Fred MAYER, Rio Vista, Calif. Five grandchildren, Wayne CHATFIELD, Leota MAYER, Perry MAYER, Evelyn MAYER and Forrest MAYER.

    It was the men of the type of William Perry MAYER that made this county and country what it is, and he will be greatly missed by the ones that are felt to carry on to fulfillment the ambitious and hopes that were ever foremost in his vision of the future.[19 Feb. 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1}

  • MAYNARD, D. J., a highly respected citizen of Minturn, passed away at his home last Saturday, April 3. The cause of death was heart failure. Mr. MAYNARD has been a resident of Minturn since 1901. The funeral services were held at Minturn last Monday. The remains were shipped to Brock, Nebraska for interment.(April 9, 1909, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • MAYS, Dr. A. G. - The many friends of Dr. A. G. MAYS will be grieved and surprised to learn of his death which occurred at his home at Nevada City, California, on March 3rd. His immediate relatives and family were not surprised at his death as the doctor had been in shattered health for some time. The immediate cause of dissolution is given as apoplexy.

    Dr. MAYS was held in high esteem by his old acquaintances of this county, he having been a resident and practicing physician here for several years during its early history. He also served a term as county treasurer and was postmaster of Red Cliff for a four year term.

    About ten years ago he removed to Victor, this state, where he resided until last spring when he removed to California in the hope that a change of climate would restore his ten failing health.

    Dr. MAYS was about 55 years of age and leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Josephine, his oldest daughter having died only a few months ago. He is a native of Philadelphia, where several brothers and other relatives reside. (7 Mar 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MAYS, Josephine Berkley - Pioneer Eagle County Lady Dies in Ft. Collins.

    Mrs. Josephine Berkley MAYS died at the home of her daughter in Fort Collins, Thursday August 29, at the age of 72, and was buried at Fort Collins Sunday afternoon.

    Mrs. MAYS, a sister of former County Judge Mrs. Lydia G. TAGUE, was one of the pioneers of Colorado and of Eagle county. Her husband was a physician in Victor and Red Cliff in the eighties and nineties. Following his death in 1909, Mrs. MAYS took up school teaching, holding positions in Red Cliff, Victor, Brush and Monument, and was recognized as one of the leading educators of the state. For outstanding work in the schools of El Paso county, Mrs. MAYS was awarded a life certificate to teach a number of years ago. At one time she was superintendent of schools in Teller county. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law in Fort Collins, and a sister, Mrs. Lydia B. TAGUE, long a resident of Eagle county, now residing at Olathe. She was an aunt of Mrs. Wm. J. MEEHAN of Eagle.[6 Sept. 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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    • MCAVOY, Frank - Frank MCAVOY died in a Pueblo hospital one day last week of an affliction which had confined him to a hospital for two years.

      Mr. MCAVOY was one of the very early pioneers of Leadville and Red Cliff, coming to the former camp in the latter seventies and to Red Cliff in the early eighties.

      He was born in New York state of a leading family of that commonwealth, was well educated, and a man of a most brilliant mind. He came west as a very young man, and early sought his fortune in the mining camps. He was prominent in the affairs of this county during his residence here of more than forty years. He was a brother of Mrs. Charles MCELLEN, a pioneer of Gypsum valley and long a resident of Eagle.

      He is survived by his widow, living in Pueblo, the couple having had no children, and relatives living in New York state. Older residents of Eagle county all knew the deceased, and will regret his passing.[25 June 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McCABE, Edward - Last Wednesday another of the old residents of Red Cliff passed over the great divide.

      Edward McCABE was born in Ireland, January 9th 1861; coming to this country when a year old. He has been a resident of Red Cliff for the past twenty years and has been engaged in the newspaper business continuously since coming here.

      He was one of those men who make friends out of acquaintances and retained them. He was a man of wide scope being a graduate of college and well versed.

      He was a single man and leaves a brother, Wm. McCABE, editor of the Eagle County Times, the only relative in this country.

      The funeral will take place Friday afternoon from the GRAHAM undertaking parlor.[20 Oct. 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]


      A most distressing accident, that has caused much anguish to the families directly involved as well as having cast a gloom over the entire community, occurred last Friday evening about 5 o'clock.

      Myron McCABE and Harry NIMS were hunting rabbits in the pine wood west of the cemetery, and Harry accidentally shot his companion, the wound resulting fatally in about fifteen hours. Myron was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. William McCABE, editor of the Times of this place, and the other boy is the son of the editor of this paper. This statement is made that the reader may appreciate the position in which the chronicler of the lamentable affair is placed on each paper. It is needless to dwell upon the distress and sorrow that each family feel, and especially the mental anguish suffered and to be suffered by the unfortunate boy responsible. Myron was twelve years of age and his companion a year older. Bother were armed with 22 rifles. Harry had shot one rabbit and the boys believed they say another. Myron was given the first shot in this instance, Harry waiting with his gun cocked to make a shot should his companion miss. So soon as Myron shot he started for the object shot at, getting directly in front of harry when the latter's gun was accidentally discharged - and as usual in such accidents, Harry is unable to say how this occurred.

      The wounded boy fell unable to rise. His companion picked him up and carried him fully three fourths of a mile to the border of the town where the attention of others was attracted and he secured help. It was found that the wounded boy was shot in the body just above the hip and to the right of the small of the back. On the advice of Dr. GILPIN he was hastened to the hospital at Salida with all speed, but expired soon after arrival there.

      Myron was an uncommonly bright and manly boy and a general favorite in the community. He and his companion in the lamentable hunting trip were fast friends, and the sad termination of it was purely an accident which regrets and reproaches on this own part and that of his parents will never undo.

      The funeral occurred on Monday at the family residence, the Rev Father DWYER of Glenwood Springs conducting the services.(27 Sep 1906, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • MCCAFFERTY, Wm. - When Wm. MCCAFFERTY failed to make his appearance yesterday morning his room in the Union Block was entered and the man was discovered lying in bed dead. He had evidently been dead several hours.

      Wm. MCCAFFERTY was one of the old time mining men of this section. He was born in Pennsylvania sixty years ago and came west at an early age. For many years he mined in this section, and later was associated with the late Al WUENSCH to his mining ventures here. The deceased is a member of the local order of Elks. He has a brother Frank living in Salt Lake--Leadville Herald. Mr. MCCAFFERTY is well remembered by a large number of people in the Red Cliff Gilman Mining District. [7 July 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]

    • McCANN, John - (This is taken from a article in The Vail Trail newspaper 27 Oct 1989, p. 8)

      "A history of Eagle County," written by local school children in 1940 (the only copy of the book is on the reference shelf at the Eagle Library), reports that the first real funeral in Red Cliff was conducted in 1880. The deceased was a man named John McCANN, who was crushed by a falling tree while cutting timber near the town.

      According to the book, McCANN was a young man of "excellent reputation." The townspeople met and agreed to provide him the best funeral a mining camp could stage. Very little lumber was available in the camp, but the townspeople were able to produce a few boxes. A local carpenter pieced together a respectable coffin.

      A local lawyer was persuaded to prepare a funeral oration, and a former Confederate soldier, a man not known for his piety but who did have the status of having fought at Gettysburg, was tapped to say a prayer. The men lived up to their tasks, and reportedly the town produced a funeral that would have been considered a quality production even in a big city. McCANN was interred in the Red Cliff cemetery.

    • MCCARTY, Jack - Collision Between Truck and Dedan on State Highway Results in Death. Jack MCCARTY of Divide Creek Victim of Reckless Driving--Accident Occurred Near Dotsero Late Monday Evening--Mrs. MCCARTY Also Badly Hurt--Ray SHIPLEY Held on Criminal Charge in Connection With The Death.

      Jack MCCARTY, a rancher of Divide creek in Garfield county, was fatally wounded Monday evening when his Chevrolet sedan was struck by a truck driven by Ray SHIPLEY on the state highway one-half mile east of Dotsero post office. MCCARTY died a few hours later in Eagle where he had been taken for treatment by Dr. Theo. M. HOTOPP. MCCARTY'S wife who was in the car with her husband was badly cut and bruised about the head and rendered unconscious when thrown from the car by the impact with the truck.

      In the truck with SHIPLEY was Marion SONTAG. The men live at Dotsero and were on their return home from Gypsum when their truck hit the car.

      MCCARTY and his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Frank BLACKMER, also from Divide creek were enroute from their homes to the old Splangler place on Alkali gulch, four miles west of Eagle, where their daughter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Austin BLACKMER, have been living this winter, with the intention of helping the young people move back to Divide creek.

      Tuesday morning SHIPLEY was arrested by Sheriff WILSON on a charge of reckless driving and with driving a car while intoxicated.

      At the coroner's inquest held in Eagle Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. MCCARTY testified that she knew nothing of the accident until it was over. She did not see the truck approaching, she says, and the first thing she realized of the accident was when she came to herself while lying next to the highway guard fence and hearing a woman's voice calling to her. Mrs. Ami HOYT, opposite whose home the tragedy occurred. She said her husband was driving at a moderate speed on the extreme right hand side of the road. The road at this point is gravel surfaced and twenty-four feet in width, according to measurements made by the sheriff. She testified that when she came to and went to her husbands side, he being crumpled in the front seat of the car, the men of the truck were examining the injuries of their own car and were reluctant to come to her assistance. Mr. PIERCE, the Dotsero druggist, brought she and her husband to Eagle. SHIPLEY was not put on the witness stand and SONTAG, when questioned by the district attorney, refused to answer on the ground that he might incriminate himself.

      Sheriff WILSON testified as to the positions of the car and truck in the highway when he arrived on the scene an hour or so after the accident, and his testimony bore out Mrs. MCCARTY'S to the effect that their car was well on the right side of the highway.

      Frank BLACKMER testified that his car was ahead of MCCARTY, about one-half a mile, and that he met the truck, preceded by a passenger car and he estimated the speed of the truck at between 45 and 50 miles an hour. He and his wife knew nothing of the accident until after they had arrived at their son's house and the news of it was brought to them there.

      Dr. Theo. M. HOTOPP testified that he and Dr. B. E. NUTTING of Gilman performed an autopsy on MCCARTY'S body and that they found fractures of the left frontal bone extending to the orbital bones, and lacerations and hermitation of left frontal lobe of brain, which was the cause of death.

      The corner's jury consisting of E. J. BINDLEY, Paul SHOLTZ, T. E. LEWIS, Hans LARSEN, J. D. ALLEN and E. P. COLBURN, returned the following verdict: "That death was due to a hard blow on forehead. Said blow was caused by and accidental collision of a Chevrolet car driven by Jack MCCARTY with a truck driven by Ray SHIPLEY at a point on main highway No. 40 S. about one-fourth to one-half mile east from the post office at Dotsero, Eagle county, Colorado.

      SHIPLEY was arraigned before Justice F. P. ALDERSON and held in $2000 bond on a charge of causing the death of another person while driving an automobile while under the influence of liquor. There is a special statute covering such charges which carries a penitentiary sentence of from one to fourteen years. SHIPLEY'S father-in-law, W. E. ROODY, of Delta, came to Eagle Wednesday and arranged the bond, so that he is out of jail pending a hearing.[16 Feb. 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • MCCLAIN, J. S. - J. S. MCCLAIN, one of the old-timer residents of Red Cliff, passed away at his home Monday evening. Saturday evening the deceased was seized with a stroke of paralysis which resulted in his death.

      Mr. MCCLAIN was timber man and for many years had been employed by the Fleming lumber interests as a sawyer, but for the past few years he had retired from active work, on account of poor health.

      But little is known here of the deceased man's life before he came to Colorado, but we believe he was a state of Maine man, where he was raised in the big woods of that state. He was about 65 years of age. He had two brothers living, one in Oregon and one, in California and funeral arrangements were being delayed pending getting in touch with one or both of them.

      Mr. MCCLAIN was a man unobtrusive in his contact with others, frugal and saving, and during his years of labor had laid by sufficient to care for advancing years. He was pleasant in his association with his fellow man, and had many friends. His memory will be cherished by many of the old-time timber men who worked around Red Cliff in the years gone by.[26 Feb. 1932, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McDONALD, Dr. R. B. - Dr. R. B. McDONALD, dentist of Gypsum died almost instantly Wednesday morning when seized with an attack of the heart.

      Mr. McDONALD had complied recently of not feeling so well, but showed no signs of usual ill health. Wednesday morning, directly after the breakfast hour, he was suddenly stricken and fell unconscious. Mrs. McDONALD, who was alone with her husband, went for help, and Dr. HOTOPP went immediately to the McDONALD home. Dr. McDONALD was dead when the physician arrived.

      Coroner Hugh YOUNG of Minturn was notified and arrived shortly after noon, and directed that an autopsy be held to determine the cause of death. It was found that the deceased was afflicted with a very aggravated case of enlargement of the heart, and that was pronounced the cause of death.

      Dr. McDONALD had lived in the MCCOY neighborhood for several years, coming to Gypsum and opening a dental office in co-operation with Dr. O. W. RANDALL last fall. This arrangement had recently been canceled and Dr. McDONALD was seeking a new location when death called him.[22 May 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • MCDOUGAL, Jay - Jay MCDOUGAL, a formerly of Eagle boy, was one of the two trainmen killed Wednesday morning when the locomotive of the Panoramic, Rio Grande Cut-off passenger train, struck a forty-ton boulder on the track near DeBeque and then plunged into the Colorado river.

      The other dead is the engineer, Allen W. YOUNG, 58, of Pueblo.

      Forty passengers, many of whom were still asleep in their births, were shaken, but none was injured badly enough to require medical attention.

      Baggage and express cars and one day coach were derailed, but did not overturn.

      The locomotive plunged down an embankment and fell on one side in the river bed. There was only a small amount of water in the river at that point.

      The boulder apparently was loosened by a rock or snow slide and rolled down the mountainside shortly before the train came along. Railroad officials said a track walker had passed the scene only a short time before.

      The bodies of YOUNG and MCDOUGAL were found in the engine cab. Physicians said escaping steam probably scalded them to death, although they bore evidence of other injuries.

      MCDOUGAL was practically raised in Eagle and has a host of friends who were very sorry to learn of his death Wednesday morning. His mother, Mrs. J. A. MCDOUGAL, and, brother, Roy, live in Portland, Ore., where the latter is in the railroad business. He is a nephew of Dan McGINLEY, long a resident of Eagle, now living in Breckenridge, and was a cousin of the late Jay MADDEN, of Eagle.[14 Dec. 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McGLOCHLIN, Abraham - The death of Abraham MCGLOCHLIN at his home in Gypsum last Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock came as a flash of lightning out of a clear sky to friends and relatives alike, as no inkling of his serious illness was had by even those nearest him. Mr. MCGLOCHLIN had been having trouble with his eyesight the past year, recently submitting to an operation to save that sense, but otherwise was unusually strong and robust for a man nearly 73 years old. Sunday evening he was visiting and chatting with neighbors who called in his usual jovial manner up to nearly six o'clock. Later he complained of a pain in his chest, and within a comparatively few minutes had quietly breathed his last, apoplexy of the heart being the cause of death.

      Abraham MCGLOCHLIN was born in Pickerton, Ohio, July 21, 1848. At the age of 14 years he enlisted in the Union army during the civil was serving with an Ohio regiment until the end of the war. During his two years and nine months service he was engaged in twenty-three hard fought battles, fortunately receiving only slight wounds in any of them, and at the end of the charge and conducted the burial services, the attending in a body.

      "Abe" MCGLOCHIN had been a resident of this county for about twenty-five years, during which time he has been very active in its affairs, taking a keen interest in public and political affairs, and was a citizen whose activities will be missed in the future.[20 May 1921, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


      Grover McCLOCHLIN, county assessor of Eagle County, died in Gypsum, Colorado, last Monday evening at five o'clock, his death being caused from puss of the blood which was brought on by poison from a gunshot wound received in November 1911.

      Grove has been a resident of Gypsum for several years and all who know him honor and respect him. He was a clean and conscientious young whom it was a pleasure to know and his friends all regret his untimely end.

      Mr. McCLOCHLIN was elected as county assessor one year ago and has faithfully performed the duties of his office, even up within a few days of his death. In his death Eagle county loses one of her best citizens and an honest office holder.

      The Enterprise joins the many friends in sympathy to the bereaved parents and brothers and sisters. (31 Oct 1913, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p. 1 col. 3)

      Grover McGLOCHLIN was born in Bethany, Missouri, Oct. 6, 1884, and died at Gypsum, Colorado, Oct 27, 1913, being at the age of 29 years and 21 days. He was the next youngest son of Abe and Martha McGLOCHLIN of Gypsum, Colorado. He leaves besides his sorrowing father and mother, six brothers and two sisters, as follows: Iva HARRISON of Ridgeway, Mo., Ralph of Wolcott, William of Delta, Melvin of South America, Albert of Sheephorn, Mont of Eagle, Earl of Gypsum and Mrs. Laura HEYER of Gypsum.(31 Oct 1913, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1, col. 1)

    • McCOURTIE, Mrs. Minnie M. - Mrs. Minnie M. McCOURTIE, for twenty-seven years a resident of Eagle county, living on Lake creek, passed away at her home in Sacramento, Calif., recently. The deceased lady was born in Knoxville, Tenn., September 18, 1857, and came to Colorado in the early days of the state. She is survived by her husband, W. R. McCOURTIE, two daughters, Mrs. R. G. JOHNSON and Mrs. A. W. BURN and two granddaughters, Mrs. Roy RANDALL and Mrs. F. J. WELSH, all living in Sacramento.[28 June 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McCOY, Charles B. - Pioneer Ranchman Dies as Result of Gunshot Wound. C. B. McCOY Meets Tragic Death Caused By Accidental Leg Wound and Amputation Of Limb At Oak Creek Hospital.

      People of the county were distinctly shocked Tuesday morning to learn of the tragic death on Monday night of Charley McCOY, one of the pioneer stockmen of the Western Slope living on a ranch near McCoy, this town named after his father.

      Mr. McCOY, together with a hired man, were milking and doing the evening chores. Mr. McCOY's helper was having trouble in getting a heifer in a coral, and the former told him to let the critter go until they were through with the milking and then he would saddle a horse and take care of her. Mr. McCOY prepared to do this, but the heifer was troublesome and he decided to rope her. He took down his lariat and laid it over the cows' head the first throw. As he tightened up on the rope a six-shooter hanging on the saddle in an open holster exploded, the bullet passing along his leg from above the knee, and tearing the flesh, ligaments, blood vessels to shreds, to below the knee, but breaking no bones.

      The wounded man was assisted to the house and Dr. COLE called from Oak Creek at once. The doctor worked all night with Mr. McCOY's limb, dressing it and trying to fix it so as to get circulation through the badly town member. Failing in this, the injured man was taken to the hospital at Oak Creek early Friday morning, where, assisted by another surgeon, everything known to surgical skill was done to save the limb and the man's life. It was finally determined that the leg would have to be amputated above the knee joint, and, with the consent of Mr. McCOY and his brother John F. McCOY, who had been summoned from Glenwood Springs, this was done Saturday. Mr. McCOY rallied from the operation and was, apparently, recovering, and his brother returned home. But Sunday he began fail, and at 9:30 Monday evening he passed away.

      Mr. McCOY said he had no idea how the gun was discharged. He had a long-formed habit, so he told his brother, of caring the gun on his saddle when riding for cattle in the fall. But that it was customary when this work was through to put the weapon away. But for no particular reason he had failed to do this last fall, so that the gun happened to be on the saddle Thursday when he saddled the horse.

      Chas. B. McCOY was born in Missouri over sixty-five years ago, and accompanied his parents to the Blue river valley of Colorado in 1879, when about ten years of age. There he grew to manhood on a cow ranch, the family moving to Eagle county in the early eighties. The family has been a strong factor in the history and growth of this section for more than half a century, and Charles McCOY has been a leading cattleman and rancher of the section since reaching manhood. He was a leader in all community affairs, and a leader in all community affairs, and his advice was sought and respected by his neighbors on matters which effected the neighborhoods. He had a wide acquaintance in Eagle, Grand and Routt counties, and numbered his friends by the hundreds.

      He met with a great sorrow last summer when his wife died, and he felt the loss keenly. He is survived by two daughters, married, one living at Alma and the other in Denver; and by a brother, John F. McCOY, a prominent business man of Glenwood Sprigs.

      Funeral services were held at McCoy yesterday afternoon, and the body laid to rest beside that of his beloved wife. The services were attended by one of the largest congregations that ever attended a like service in that community.

      The deceased will be sadly missed by his neighbors, for he filled a place in the community that will not be easily taken by another.[1 Mar. 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McCOY, Charles Henry - The Blade is called upon this week to chronicle the death of Charles Henry McCOY, which occurred at his home at Lordsburg, California, June 19, 1907. Deceased was better known as Judge C. H. McCOY, a pioneer of this county, for whom the post office of McCOY was named.

      Mr. McCOY had been in ill health for a year for more prior to his death, and last December sold out his property at McCOY and with Mrs. McCOY removed to California. For many years Mr. McCOY conducted the hotel on the stage route between Wolcott and Steamboat Springs, which has always been famous for its exceptional good service and uncommon hospitality.

      Mr. McCOY was one of the pioneers of the county and widely known through out the state. He was an active and consistent Republican, and no convention of the party, wither of his home county or the state was complete without him.

      Mr. McCOY was born in the village of Clayton, Adams county, Illinois, on April 15the, 1842. His parents were both natives of Kentucky and removed to Illinois soon after their marriage. Charles H. McCOY was a veteran of the Civil war having enlisted in the Third Illinois cavalry at the breaking out of hostilities and serving until September 4, 1864. For several years he was located in Knox county, Missouri, coming to Leadville in 1879. He had also resided at Kokomo and for several years engaged in mining with varying success.

      Miss Rebecca BURKE, also a native of Adams county, Illinois, became Mr. McCOY's bride on September 4, 1865. Six children were born to this union, three of whom had died. Mrs. McCOY survives her husband and will return to this state and make her home among her surviving children, who are County Commissioner John F. McCOY, of this county, Charles B. McCOY, of McCoy, and Frederick C., of Routt county.(4 July 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McCOY, Frank C. - "GONE BEFORE"

      From the Yampa Leader

      Died - Frank C. McCOY, aged 27 years, 3 months and 15 days, September 17, 1903, of typhoid fever.

      The many friends of Frank C. McCOY will be pained and shocked to hear of his sudden death, which occurred Thursday at 1 o'clock. He had been very sick for the past three weeks, but such favorable reports that he was improving were brought in, that everybody hoped to see him up at an early date. He leaves a loving and sorrowing wife, a heartbroken father and mother, and three brothers to mourn the loss of a kind, loving affectionate husband, a most dutiful son and generous brother. He was the same age as his brother Fred, and some people cold hardly tell them apart. Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at the home of his father, Charles H. McCOY, and the body laid to rest in the McCOY cemetery. To the sorrowing wife, father, mother and brothers the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended, as no one knew him but loved and respected him. May his soul rest in peace. "God's finger touched him and he slept." (24 September 1903, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McCOY, Fred C. - Fred C. McCOY died at Lordsburg, California, on Friday, June 14th, 1912, the cause of death being liver trouble. He left his home at Yampa for California two weeks ago, accompanied by his wife and child, in a poor state of health and grew steadily worse until the end came.

      Mr. McCoy was born in Knox City, Mo., and came to Eagle county when he was but ten years of age with the rest of the family who settled at the place in this county which now bears their name McCoy. He was married and a few years ago moved to Yampa to reside. He was thirty-seven years of age when final and untimely call came. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and one child, and his mother, Mrs. C. H. McCoy; who were with him at the time of death, and a brother J. F. McCoy of Avon, besides many friends in Eagle and Routt counties.

      Imterment was made at Comona, California.[21 June, 1912, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McCOY, Mrs. John - Cyrus and Fred DICE received word Wednesday morning of the death at her home in Glenwood of their aunt, Mrs. John McCOY.

      Mrs. McCOY was one of the pioneers of Eagle county, she and her husband having been among the earliest settlers of this county. They sold their ranch holdings here a few years ago and have since made their home in Glenwood Springs.

      Funeral services will be held in Glenwood Springs at 2:00 o'clock this afternoon (Friday). (26 Feb 1943, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

    • McCOY, Stella M. - One of the pioneer women and one of the most beloved ladies of the McCoy community passed away last Sunday when Mrs. C. B. McCOY died in a Denver hospital following a surgical operation. The news was quite a shock to old friends of the family all over the county, as it was not generally known she was seriously ill.

      Funeral services were held at McCoy Wednesday, attended by a large concourse of people from all over the county, many going from Eagle to pay their last respects to a woman greatly admired and highly respected. Mr. McCOY and the family have the greatest sympathy from hundreds of friends over the county in their bereavement.[27 July 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McCULLY, Arnold - FATALLY HURT

      Died from Effect of a Kick from a Vicious Horse

      On Tuesday, April 21st, Arnold McCULLY, a young man who was a recent arrival in the county, died at Wolcott from the effect of being kicked by a horse the day before.

      It appears that McCULLY was on his way from Lake creek to Wolcott when the accident occurred. He was riding one horse and leading another and had dismounted to fix the rope around the neck of the horse he was leading when the other horse kicked him in the stomach. Dr. J. G. CLAYTON, of Eagle was called but pronounced the case hopeless.

      The young man was 20 years of age and was a brother of Mrs. R. RIDGEWAY, Wolcott. He recently came to Colorado from Springfield, Missouri. The remains were shipped to deceased's old home for interment.(30 April 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McDONALD, Alexander A. - Alexander A. McDONALD, of Gilman, died on Monday evening, April 3, 1899, of pneumonia. He was 43 years of age.

      Mr. McDONALD was taken ill on the Friday evening before his death, and from the first appearance of pneumonia it was feared that the stricken man could not recover.

      Probably no resident of Eagle County was better known throughout the state than was A. A. McDONALD. When the news of his death reached Denver local correspondents of the daily papers received telegraphic requests for the full particulars, which show the interest that was taken in the man. Mr. McDONALD was one of the early setters on Battle Mountain and the history of his life for the past twenty years would read like a novel. His experience has been one of ups and downs to a greater extent than usually fall to adventuresome spirits in the speculative West. Before 1891 the deceased made several small stakes in mining on Battle Mountain. In that year he secured a lease and bond on the Belden group of claims, thought to be a worked-out proposition. In a few months the lessee had the mine on a paying basis, later took up the bond and made a marked success of the venture. The high-grade lead ores returned a handsome profit and the owner soon found himself enjoying a steady and large income. About this time when Mr. McDONALD was in the height of his prosperity, the panic of 1893 swept over the country and Battle Mountain was stricken with all the rest. Mines began shutting down and men were daily being thrown out of work. But the Belden, under Mr. McDONALD's management came to the rescue. Thirty men on a shift were all sufficient to properly work the property but McDONALD put on 90 and alternated them so that everybody had work and a payday every month. During the years of his prosperity Mr. McDONALD invested largely in other property. He purchased the town site of Eagle and a number of ranches in this county.

      In 1894, largely through his instrumentality, the proposed removal of the county seat was voted upon, and at the same election the deceased was himself a candidate for representative on the Republican ticket and was defeated by small majority. About this time adversity began to appear on the roseate hue of Mr. McDONAD's career. His various investments, prodigal liberality in loaning and donating money to friends began to tap his resources and he himself found it necessary to borrow. His creed it was almost unlimited. It was no trouble for him to borrow $10,000 if he happened to need that amount. He borrowed as lavishly as he had loaned, all in good faith because he had unbounded confidence in the ability of his Belden property to produce sufficient wealth to square all accounts. But at a critical time the Belden ore bodies began to diminish, the production curtailed, and with his many obligations outstanding the financial collapse of A. A. McDONALD was only a question of time. It came finally. Suits were filed against him, judgments were obtained and his property began to slowly but surely slip from his grasp.

      His death found him in straightened circumstances, but still not without hope, and with his iron will and indomitable spirit yet unbroken. When reverses came he did not mourn. He donned the apparel of a miner and went to work again. At the time of his demise he was again interested in a lease on Battle Mountain on which he had been faithfully working for a number of months, and was always confident of ultimately making another "stake" and paying all obligations and redeeming his property. Had he been permitted to live to attain another success there is absolutely no doubt but he would have religiously adhered to this intention.

      Alexander A. McDONALD, thoroughly a man of the west, was of a princely nature and above all steadfast to his friends. In the days of his affluence he did not change. It seemed as though he could not know that a fellow being was possessed of less money than he without dividing with him. His generous hand was always open and his sympathetic heart was always responsive. The deceased leaves a wife and two babies, a girl and a boy, also two daughters now grown, by a former marriage. His only other relatives in this part of the county are his brother, Malcolm McDONALD and family of Leadville. Deceased was born in Canada, though his grandfather was a colonel in the American army in the war of 1812, and his father a native of New York State. He came to the United States at the age of fourteen years, and to Colorado in 1878.

      The funeral was held yesterday at Gilman under the auspices of the local Masonic lodge of which order deceased was a member. The burial occurred at Red Cliff. The obsequies were largely attended and no greater mark of respect has ever been shown a citizen of the county than was manifested at the last rites. People from Leadville and surrounding towns in this county were present and took a sincere part in the last tribute that can be paid one of nature's noblemen. (6 Apr 1899 Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

    • McDONALD, Mrs. Malcolm - Mrs. Malcolm McDONALD, formerly of Gilman, died in Leadville last week the funeral occurring on Saturday. Mrs. McDONALD had been in poor health for a long time, and recently, with Mr. McDONALD, returned to Leadville form California. The Herald Democrat of Sunday has the following concerning the funeral:

      Yesterday Mrs. Malcolm McDONALD was conveyed to her final resting place beside her son in St. Joseph's cemetery. A large concourse of friends were present at the Church of the Annunciation during the requiem mass offered by Father GIBBONS. At its conclusion he addressed those present in eloquent eulogy of the virtues of the deceased and paid a tribute to her such as has been rarely heard within the sacred edifice.

      The pallbearers were Messrs. James J. McDONALD, James A. McDONALD of Eagle, Colorado, George McDONALD, P. URBAN, James E. MULLIGAN and R. F. McLEOD.(18 Dec 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McDOWELL, A. C. - A. C. McDOWELL, for several years a citizen of Eagle county, living on a ranch near Avon, passed away Tuesday, April 5, at the Red Cross hospital in Salida, following an operation.

      Mr. McDowell was born October 19, 1874, in Missouri, where he spent his boyhood days. The family moved first to Oklahoma and then to Wyoming from which state they came to Colorado, settling in the White river country nearly thirty years ago. Mr. McDowell worked as a blacksmith and farmed. He enlisted in the U. S. army at the outbreak of the Spanish-American was and served his country all through that conflict with Spain, After the was he returned to White river, but later went up into Wyoming where he farmed for several years. When he sold out his Wyoming property he returned to Colorado and a few years ago purchased a lettuce farm near Avon, where he has since resided.

      Mr. McDowell is survived by his widow, who was at his bedside at the time of his death; an aged mother, who lives at Meeker; and two sisters.

      The funeral services were held in Salida, April 6, interment being in a Salida cemetery.[15 April 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McGLOCKLIN, Louis - Auto Turns Over, Killing One and Injuring Two. As Willis STAUP, his young brother Louis and Earl MCGLOCKLIN were coming down from their home on the upper end of the valley to attend the services in the Lutheran church, something went wrong with their machine on going up a hill on the Condon place, tie brake wouldn't work and the car upset off the road, crushing Louis, who died injuring Willis and Earl badly.

      Louis was a good bright boy of 12 years of age and the sympathy of the people of Eagle and Gypsum goes out to Mr. and Mrs. STAUP in their terrible hour of grief.[22 June 1917, Western Slope Enterprise, p1]

    • McGUIRE, Barbara Quirk - Another of Colorado's Pioneer Women Answers Last Roll Call---Laid To Rest In Eagle Tuesday Afternoon.

      But for the women of indomitable will who accompanied their men into the wilderness, which constituted this part of America, only to years ago, this country would never have become the center of civilization it now is, turning froth haunt of savages and wild beasts into a wonderland of ease and culture. For only with the backing and encouragement of their womenfolk would the pioneer men have remained to face the dangers and discouragement's attending the breaking and taming of a wild mountainous land, such as this was a short generation ago.

      Such a woman was Barbara Quirk McGUIRE. Born in Binghampton, N. Y., December 13, 1851, of pioneer stock, she moved early in life to Wisconsin, where at the age of 19 she was married to Michael GLEASON, and with her husband moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1873. Mrs. McGUIRE remained at Boulder until 1881, when the pioneer spirit kept her headed for new frontiers to conquer, and she moved to Leadville then in the heyday of it mining prosperity.

      In 1887 she was married to Hugh McGUIRE, she and her husband moving to Carbondale, Colo., where they remained for a short time before coming to Eagle county and settling in Eagle in 1890. Here she made her home for nearly 30 years, until last September, when she accompanied her son and daughter to Los Angeles, Calif. There she took ill a few weeks ago, and on July 4, 1929, passing away, thus ending an active and useful life. Of Barbara McGUIRE, the Master can well say, "Well done, my true and faithful servant," for her life was well spent in raising a large family well and in doing by others as she would be done by.

      The remains were returned to Eagle for burial, arriving Monday evening accompanied by three of her children, Mrs. Katie BURKE, Mrs. Lew PEERY and John McGUIRE. Tuesday afternoon a large congregation of neighbors and old friends gathered at the Catholic church in Eagle to pay their last respects to the memory of one whom they held in high esteem in life. Father J. P. CARRIGAN delivered an eloquent address on the life of the departed one, in which he pointed out the lessons to be derived from the example she set by her effort to live after the life of the Savior. Following the services at the church, the body was lovingly laid to rest in the family burying plot in the local cemetery.

      Of the immediate family who live to mourn the loss of this good woman there are three daughters, Mrs. Katie BURKE of Los Angeles, Mrs. Margaret PEERY of El Secundo, Calif., Mrs. Lena TAYLOR of Eagle; two sons, T. A. GLEASON of Eagle, and John McGUIRE of El Secundo, Calif.[12 July 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McGUIRE, Hugh - After only a few days of illness, Hugh McGUIRE, one of the earliest settlers of Eagle county answered the last call of his creator, and passed on to the great beyond, early Thursday morning. Mr. McGUIRE died at the Sanitarium, in Glenwood Springs, where he had been taken Tuesday morning for medical treatment,

      The deceased had been in apparent good health, working every day until Monday morning when he was discovered by a neighbor to be very sick at his home in Eagle. He had just returned from Glenwood Springs where he had been to spend Sunday with his daughter, Maggie, and had not made any complaint of not feeling as well as usual.

      It was apparent that he was very ill and he was moved to Glenwood at once, where he rapidly became worse until the end came.

      Hugh McGUIRE came to Eagle county in the eighties locating in the Eagle river valley ahead of the railroad, and was known to nearly every pioneer in the county. He numbered his friends by the score, and there will be much sorrow on the receipt of the news of his death.

      The body was shipped to Eagle Thursday evening, and the funeral will be held this afternoon.[20 June 1919, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McGUIRE, John T. (This is taken from a article in The Vail Trail newspaper 27 Oct 1989, page 8)

      Still another drowning death is reported by Clark EWING, Pamela BERUBE TELLEEN, and Margaret EWING, in their book "Early McCoy." They report that Rock Creek homesteader John T. McGUIRE drowned at the age of 26 while fording cattle across the Grand (Colorado) River near Burns Hole in 1893. Although McGUIRE's tombstone is in the McCoy Cemetery, he is thought to be buried near the scene of his death.


      The Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney McISAAC passed away last Saturday morning after a two days illness. The baby lived but a short life after being brought into this world being one month and three days old at the time of its death. The young couple have the deep sympathy of their many friends in their bereavement.(4 March 1909, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McKEAN, Mollie - Last Wednesday morning agent OTTEN received the following telegram from Penns. "Mrs. McKEAN died this morning. J. W. McKEAN."

      The sad and sudden news spread rapidly about town, and the universal expressions of heartfelt sympathy, told how deeply we mourned the loss of an estimable citizen. Mr. and Mrs. McKEAN had gone east for a visit of a month or six weeks. Mr. McKEAN has the fullest sympathy of the entire neighborhood in his sad affliction.

      The following resolutions convey truthfully the sentiment of the community.


      Whereas, the afflicting hand of God rests heavily upon us by reason of the sad death of out sister Mrs. Mollie McKEAN, therefore be it

      Resolved, That though no words can adequately express our sorrow, we the Ladies Aid Society, desire to extend our loving sympathy to the bereaved husband, son and friends, and commend them in this deep affliction to Him who said, "I will not leave you comfortless."

      Resolved, That we wend a copy of these resolutions to the family, furnish a copy to the local paper for publication and spread them on the minutes of our society.

      Com.{Mrs. F.R.HOOENBACK, Mrs. R.H. HAZLETON, Mrs. O.F. RIEBEL.(9 Dec 1899, The Basalt Journal, p.1)

    • MCKEE, Anna Corine Harrel - Mrs. J. E. MCKEE died at her home in Elk Horn last Friday.

      Anna Corine HARREL was born in San Antonio, Texas, on July 2, 1879; she was married to J. E. MCKEE at Lindsay, Oklahoma on Sept. 7, 1900. They came to Eagle County last March from Alma, Colo., and started a boarding house in Elk Horn, where they have resided since.

      Mrs. MCKEE is mourned by her husband and two little daughters Jewel, age 11, and Jaunita, age 7 years.

      The remains were interred in the Eagle cemetery at four o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. Henry L. GLOVER officiating.

      Mrs. MCKEE was loved by all who knew her, and although she had been here but a short time, she had a host of friends who mourn her sudden death,[5 Sept. 1913, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McKEEN, J. M. - A - A news item in Saturday's Denver Post will be of interest to many old time residents of Eagle county. It was the announcement of the death of J.M. McKEEN, who came to Dotsero in 1884, and located on Sweetwater creek, taking up as a homestead the ranch now owned by J. Churchill OWENS. The Post article says:

      J. M. McKEEN, 96, early day Colorado rancher and former Denver real estate man, a resident of the state since 1872, died Thursday at his home on West forty fourth avenue, near Golden.

      He was born in North Ireland, Aug 11, 1846. In 1848 his family moved to Canada. As a young man he worked in Detroit, in Illinois, and in St. Louis. He came to Colorado seventy years ago and settled in Golden. His late wife before her marriage was Bell Snodgrass of Golden, daughter of a pioneer family from Missouri.

      Mr. McKEEN became a citizen in 1884, homesteaded a 160 acre ranch in Eagle county, and raised cattle there until 1897, when he returned to Golden and bought a fruit tract.

      He moved to Denver in 1904, bought a home at 3366 Stuart street and engaged in real estate business. He retired many years ago. Checkers and trout fishing were his hobbies. Until a few years ago he never failed to go fishing each season. He is said to have been Colorado's champion at checkers. A daughter, Mrs. Edith CHURCHES of Golden survives.

    • McKENZIE, Andrew D. - Andrew D. McKENZIE, one of the real pioneers of Eagle county, passed away at a hospital in Grand Junction Monday morning, October 10, 1938, at the age of 91 years, 11 months, 17 days. He had been a patient in the hospital for several weeks following an operation which had been performed in hopes of prolonging his life. However, his advanced years prevented his recovery.

      Born in Keene, N.Y., in 1867, he grew up in the Adirondack and was a guide there for hunters who went from this cities for shooting and other sports. it was while acting in this capacity that he became acquainted with the HOLLINGSWORTH interests, wealthy Boston manufacturers and when the latter became interested in the ranch business in Colorado, they sent A.D. McKENZIE out here in 1886 to manage the ranch which they had bought near Eagle, the ranch now owned by C.F. LLOYD of Chicago. He and his wife and three daughters moved here and remained when the ranch was disposed of by the HOLLINGSWORTHS. later Mr. McKENZIE owned and farmed the ranch on Brush creek now owned by Mrs. Chas. CHAMBERS. McKENZIE was an active man and was identified with many interest in the community. He built many of the present-day homes in Eagle, including the one now occupied by the editor of the Enterprise.

      In 1908 he and his wife moved to Grand Junction, she passing away in 1925/. Since her death he has made his home with his only remaining daughter Mrs. Joseph MOSHER.

      Mr. McKENZIE had a wide acquaintance all over western Colorado; among his intimates in his years at Eagle was Jake BORAH of Gypsum, who was a guide to Theodore ROOSEVELT on his hunting trips to western Colorado. Because of this friendship, and through the comradeship that existed between the guides and hunters of pioneer days in the region, Mr. McKENZIE and his family had many opportunities to see and talk with the former president who was enthusiastic about what he called the bona fide hunting in the west, as opposed to what he used to term "nature faking."

      Mr. McKENZIE's wife was formerly Amy PAYE, and the two were married in Keene, NY. Only one of the three daughters, Mrs. Mosher, survives her parents. One daughter, Mrs. W. J. WILEY, died in Syracuse, Kan., 11 years ago, and Mrs. George WILKINSON died in Eagle four year ago. There is a granddaughter, Mrs. Moulton CHAMBERS, now living at Eagle.

      Funeral services were held in Grand Junction at 9:00 o'clock Wednesday morning. Following these services the body was brought to Eagle, where the Masonic lodge had charge of burial services in Valley View cemetery, and where the mortal remains of A. D. McKENZIE were laid to rest along side his wife.

    • McKINZIE, Mrs. A. D. - Mrs. A. D. MCKINZIE, a resident of this city for the past sixteen years and widely known and generally loved over the city, passed to her final reward at four o'clock this morning at the home at 624 Belford avenue, following an illness that dates back for three months. The passing of this lovable lady brought deep sorrow to many over the city who have known and loved her.

      Mrs. MCKINZIE is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. George WILKINSON of Eagle, Mrs. Jos. MOSER of Superior, Wyo., and Mrs. R. WILEY of Saracuse, Kansas.

      Mrs. MCKINZIE was 74 years of age and had been married for 55 years. For 23 years Mr. and Mrs. MCKINZIE made their home in Eagle moving to this city 16 years ago. the body is now at the KROHN Funeral Home, where a brief funeral service, conducted by Rector BROWN of St. Matthew's Episcopal church will be held at 10:30 tomorrow morning. The funeral party will depart for Eagle on No. 16 tomorrow.-Grand Junction Sentinel, Sept. 1.

      The remains of Mrs. MCKINZIE were brought to Eagle Tuesday evening accompanied by Mr. MCKINZIE and Mrs. George WILKINSON, and at 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning were laid to rest in the Eagle cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large number of friends, many of whom had known and loved the deceased for nearly forty years. Only a brief service was held at the grave.

      [5 Sept., 1924, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


      It is with sincere regret that THE BLADE is called upon to chronicle the death of E. J. McKNIGHT, of Minturn, which occurred at the D. & R. G. hospital at Salida on Tuesday evening, December 4th, 1906 at about 8 o'clock.

      Mr. McKNIGHT had not been in good health for some time, and on November 24th was taken violently ill as related in these columns last week. The physicians at the hospital, to which he was conveyed, held out very little hope for his recovery from the first. Disease of the stomach as well as appendicitis were the cause of his demise.

      Ed J. McKNIGHT was 42 years of age and was a locomotive engineer in the employ of the Denver & Rio Grande railroad. He was an old employee of the road and enjoyed uncommon popularity among his fellow workers as well as the officials of the road. Of generous disposition, almost to a fault, and remarkable kindness of heart, Ed McKNIGHT will be long remembered by his legion of friends.

      The deceased was member of two railroad orders, the firemen and engineers, also the Masons, Woodmen of the World and the Women of Woodcraft. He leaves a wife and three small children, beside his family relatives.

      The body will be conveyed to Grand Junction on train No. 3 tomorrow for the funeral and interment, and arrangement for special rates for those desiring to attend is expected to be made.(6 Dec 1906, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McLEOD, Helen - The many friends of the Malcolm McLEOD family of Red Cliff learned the first of the week of the death of Helen McLEOD on Friday, May 21, at a Denver Hospital.

      Miss McLEOD, who was 31 years old at the time of her death, had been seriously ill for the past nine months, and had recently been confined to Mercy hospital in Denver.

      She was born in Red Cliff, Feb 8, 1912, and attended high school there. She attended Colorado University, and had been a resident of Denver for a number of years. At the time illness attacked her, she was a secretary at Camp Hale.

      Surving her are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McLEOD of Red Cliff; two sisters, Mrs. Albert L. DURNING and Mrs. Harold SCHODDE, of Denver and a brother, Malcolm J. McLEOD of New York City.

      Mr. and Mrs. McLEOD have the deepest sympathy of scores of friends throughout Eagle county. (28 May 1943, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

    • McLEOD, Ina - Mrs. Clarence McLEOD, nee Ina THOMAS, died at Cripple Creek on January 10 from a gun shot wound inflicted by herself. The only particulars obtainable are from the Denver papers which says the act was committed while the victim was in a despondent mood caused by domestic trouble. Mrs. McLEOD practically grew up in Red Cliff and was the youngest daughter of Attorney L.R. THOMAS, formerly a resident here. A short time ago the husband of the deceased was in Klondike, and it is not known whether he had returned or not.(17 Jan 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.2)

    • McLEOD, John Clinton - On the night of Tuesday, the 6th inst. John Clinton McLEOD, aged one year and three months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm McLEOD, died at Denver from bronchitis. He was taken sick about 8 weeks ago with cholera infantum and had just recovered from that when he caught could which settled in his bronchial tubes. Mrs. McLEOD had been in Denver for nearly three weeks having the child treated by the best medical authorities, but in vain. Mr. McLEOD was summoned to Denver Tuesday, and left immediately, returning Wednesday with the remains. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon. Rev. PRINGLE of Leadville officiating. The services were largely attended by friends of the family as was the interment at Greenwood. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.(15 October 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McLOUTH, Louis - The death of Louis MCLOUTH, which occurred the county home on the 10th of this month, removed another one of the real old pioneers of not only of Eagle county, but of the state. MCLOUTH was stricken with apoplexy while occupying the cabin of George GARDNER near Fulford the early part of last spring. When discovered by neighbors he was in a critical condition unable to speak and scarcely able to move a limb. He was rushed to the hospital immediately following his discovery and,, while at the institution, he made considerable headway toward recovery, but his age being past 70, was against him.

      The deceased arrived at Fulford during the early days of that once thriving camp with his father, Andrew Jackson MCLOUTH, and the late B. S. MORGAN, all securing considerable mining property in the new district, some of which was in his possession when death came.

      The elder MCLOUTH was one of the discovers of the Black Iron mine on Battle mountain, of which he and his partner, "Dick" MORGAN, realized a nice bunch of money. The same parties were also interested in valuable claims at Aspen and Leadville at one time.

      The deceased was well known in Denver during the time of the Brown Palace Hotel was first built, where he made his headquarters when in that city. Before Lou MCLOUTH became disfigured through the kick of a mule, he was a young man who stood high in society, and was at one time engaged to one of the belles of Denver, the daughter of one of the Aspen millionaires. But after his accident he shunned society.

      The remains of MCLOUTH were laid to rest at Gypsum on Monday, November 12. Peace to his ashes.[23 Nov. 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


      Man Apparently Killed by a Train Last Night

      At about daylight this morning as William TAYLOR, who is employed on the Killingsworth mining property on Horn Silver mountain above Red Cliff, was going to work he found the dead body of a man lying beside the railroad track. The engineer of train No. 3 discovered the body about the same time.

      Coroner GILPIN and Mortician GRAHAM with others went to the scene. The body was lying beside the track a short distance west of the section house. Investigation showed that the man apparently had gone up the trail leading from the section house to the track and attempted to catch a moving train. Evidence in the snow showed that his feet dragged some distance and then his body for about twenty feet. When found he had been dead likely several hours.

      The dead man proves to have been Frank McMASTERS, who has lately been employed as day track walker at this place by the Denver & Rio Grande, but he had not worked since last week. For several days he has been drinking very heavily.

      His right arm was badly lacerated and there was a wound on the head, but at this writing the coroner had only made casual examination of the injuries. It is likely the man died from the injuries and exposure.

      No papers of any kind were found on the body. Deceased was apparently about 40 years of age, and had told his fellow employees that his home is at Peoria, Illinois, where his people are well to do. Lately he had contemplated going to Minturn, and in an attempt to carry out this purpose likely undertook to board a moving train in the night. (26 December 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

      A coroner's inquest was held over the remains of the late Frank McMASTERS, whose dead body was found beside the railroad track within the corporate limits of Red Cliff last Thursday morning. The inquest was held on last Saturday, and developed nothing new as to the details of the accident.

      An examination of the body showed that the skull was fractured in two places and the right arm broken between the wrist and elbow and at the shoulder. Several witnesses testified to the movements of the deceased when last seen alive and the indications found on the scene that indicated accidental death.

      The jury's verdict was that deceased came to his death while attempting to board a train while in motion between the section house and the high bridge in Red Cliff.

      McMASTERS' relatives at Peoria, Illinois, were heard from and upon instructions from them the remains were shipped to that place.(2 Jan 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.8)

    • McMILLAN, Miss Mayme - Miss Mayme MCMILLAN of Red Cliff died at the hospital in Salida last Tuesday night. Miss MCMILLAN was taken seriously ill in Eagle Sunday afternoon with a bowel trouble while visiting her sister, County Superintendent of Schools, Dora GREINER, who has been critically ill at her home in Eagle for several weeks.

      Miss MCMILLAN was taken to Salida Sunday evening, where the attending physicians stated that she arrived too late for an operation to be of any benefit and gave the stricken lady only a few hours to live. The end came about nine o'clock Tuesday evening.

      The body has been returned to Red Cliff for burial, but arrangements for the funeral have been delayed pending the arrival of a sister, Mrs. M. J. HENRY, who lives in Kansas City.[7 Oct. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McMILLAN, Roderick R. - Delta- Roderick R. MCMILLAN, 90, a retired rancher of California Mesa and the Eckert area, died Thursday at the Horizon Nursing Home in Cory.

      Mr. MCMILLAN was born April 28, 1888, at Burns, where he spent his childhood and attended school. He moved to Delta County in 1908 and ranched until he retired 11 years ago and moved to Delta.

      He and Hazel GRIFFITH were married on Dec. 15, 1915, at Delta. She survives.

      Mr. MCMILLAN was a charter member of the Christian Church.

      Survivors: Wife, Hazel; daughters, Fern ERICKSON, Denver, and Mrs. James (Edna) SKILES, Delta; son, Donald MCMILLAN, Ft. Worth, Texas; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

      Robert's Funeral Home.(16 Nov 1978 - do not know the newspaper this obit came from)

    • McMILLEN, Mary Evelyn - Miss Mary Evelyn McMILLEN, daughter of William and Sarah E. McMILLEN, was born in Athens county, Ohio September 11, 1868. At the age of two years she came with her parents to Chapman, Dickinson county, Kan. The family remained in Kansas until 1880, when they immigrated to Red Cliff, Colo. Miss McMILLEN had resided in Red Cliff continuously since that time.

      The immediate relatives of Miss McMILLEN who are left to mourn her loss, are three sisters: Mrs. Dora GREINER, county superintendent of schools of Eagle county; Mrs. Elizabeth DaLEE of Red Cliff, and Mrs. Gertrude HENRY of Kansas City, Mo. Besides may nephews and nieces and grand nephews and grand nieces, and a great many loving friends.

      Her father, mother and one brother have preceded her into the Great Beyond, and one sister, Mrs. Sarah HUNTER. Miss McMILLEN made a home for, reared, and educated her two nieces, the daughters of Mrs. HUNTER, and took care of her father and mother in their declining years.

      Miss McMILLEN impressed one as being a person who, while unassuming, was capable, with plenty of strength of character--a thoroughly good woman who was more than ready to do her share in making the burdens of human life lighter for someone. Her life has been one of splendid ideals of service and she was the instrument of much good. The large assemblage of friends and relatives who gathered in the church for the funeral services was a testimonial to the high esteem in which she was held as a citizen, neighbor and relative. All mourn her departure as a distinct loss.

      Miss McMILLEN was taken sick while visiting her sister, Mrs. Dora GREINER, in Eagle Sunday, October 1, and was taken to Salida for treatment, but was beyond human aid, and died at the hospital October 5. She was buried at Red Cliff October 8.{14 Oct. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McMILLEN, Mabel Wilson - Mrs. John P. McMILLEN, wife of Eagle county's commissioner, died at Basalt at 10:30 on the morning of New Year's day. Mrs. McMILLEN had been in a serious state of health for several months, and _________ everything that medical skill and loving care could do was employed in her behalf, she gradually sank and passed peacefully away January 1st, 1907.

      Mabel Wilson McMILLEN was born July 4the, 1869, in Guernsey county, Ohio. She was married at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 12the, 1891, and has resided a greater part of the time since at Basalt, in this county.

      The funeral occurred on yesterday at Basalt, Rev. HALE, of Aspen conducting the services. Mr. McMILLEN left last evening with the remains for Kimbolton, Ohio, where interment will take place, probably next Monday.

      Mrs. McMILLEN was a Christian woman of high character, greatly beloved by her friends who sincerely mourn her untimely death.(Eagle County Blade, 3 Jan 1907, p.1)

    • McMILLEN, Mary Josephine - Death of Mrs. McMILLEN. On Thursday, April 8th, 1909, at the setting of the sun, the soul of Mrs. Robert McMILLEN passed to the Great Beyond, leaving a desolate husband and two grief stricken daughters. Mrs. McMILLEN had been ill eight days with pneumonia. During the latter part of her illness complications set in which precluded all hopes of her recovery. Everything that human skill could devise or love and affection suggest was used in the struggle to save her life but Divine Power had ruled it otherwise.

      Mary Josephine McMILLEN was born in County Carlow, Ireland, in 1866 and most of her childhood was spent near the Vale of Avoca, County Wicklow. Her maiden name was NOLAND and her family name to this country when she was in her girlhood. On July 22, 1885 at Solomon City, Kansas, Mary Josephine NOLAN married Robert McMILLEN, a nephew of the late William McMILLEN of this place. The young couple moved to Red Cliff about twenty years ago and have lived here most of the time since. Four children were born to them, Robert, Annie, Doris L. and Winona. Of these, two are deceased Robert who died at the age of 14 and Annie whose death occurred at the age of four years and six months. The deceased leaves surviving her husband Robert McMILLEN, and two daughters Doris aged 15 and Winona, aged 5 years.

      Mrs. McMILLEN was a model wife and mother. Of a loving and lovable disposition she made many friends. She was a member of the local circle of the women of Woodcraft and of the Emerson Circle. She was a great favorite with all her associates and her death is felt as a personal grief to a host of friends outside the family circle.

      Funeral services were held at the McMILLEN home Saturday afternoon and were conducted by the Women of Woodcraft. The attendance was very large, the house not accommodating half the people present. A duet "Raise Me Jesus to Thy Bosom" was rendered by Messrs. THOMAS and FILLMORE, accompanied by Mrs. MAYS. The floral offerings were man and beautiful. The interment took place at Evergreen cemetery, the impressive burial service of the Women of Woodcraft being used.

      The sympathy of a wide circle of friends is extended to the sorrowing husband and children.[15 April 1909, Eagle County Blade, p1].

    • McMILLEN, Robert Jr. - Robert McMILLEN, Jr., only son of Mr. Robert McMILLEN, Sr., died at Canon City, Colorado, on Sunday, October 13, aged 14 years. "Robbie," as he was called, had never been a strong child, and a few weeks ago his parents sent him to Canon City to attend school, hoping the milder climate of that place would prove beneficial to his health. He was taken worse last week, however, and consumption was the cause of his death. His mother and little sister were with him at the time of his death. Mr. McMILLEN went to Canon City on Sunday, and the family returned with the remains on Monday evening. The funeral occurred on Tuesday at the Catholic church. Father ROBINSON officiating, with interment in Greenwood cemetery.(17 Oct 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

    • McMILLEN, Sarah E. - Mrs. Sarah E. McMILLEN died suddenly at her home in Red Cliff on Tuesday, June 11, 1907. Mrs. McMILLEN had been in her usual health and on Tuesday morning while about her customary duties was suddenly seized with illness, soon becoming unconscious and helpless. She died peacefully about seven hours later of paralysis.

      Sarah E. PACKARD was born January 5, 1837, in Carthage township, Athenus county, Ohio. She was married to William McMILLEN on March 18, 1860. In 1870 the family removed to near Chapman, Kansas, and in 1880 to Red Cliff. These are the cold, brief facts of a long life just ended, but a volume might be devoted to telling the whole story.

      Mrs. McMILLEN's late husband was one of the patriotic young men of the country who responded to its call during the stirring days of the Civil war. The incident as it affected this family, goes to prove that all of the sacrifice, patriotism and bravery made and exhibited during those times were not monopolized by the men. When little more than a bride, the husband of this brave woman went to war perhaps never to return. During his absence one of her daughters was born, and during the husband's service at the front this courageous woman endured the care of her small children and the hardships of a soldier's wife. Again, later, when the family had removed to the frontier of Kansas, where Mr. McMILLEN had entered a home upon a soldier's homestead, Mrs. McMILLEN made another heroic sacrifice for her family. Times were exceedingly hard, and while the husband and father was absent in the town working at his trade in order to secure a few ready dollars, the patient mother assumed the charge of the un-subdued ranch and the care of a family of small children.

      The McMILLEN family is among the pioneers of Red Cliff and here again the mother's life has been one long self sacrifice for her family she loved. And this family has in return showered upon her a filial devotion that has been the marvel of all observers. While thankful that her life's toil is ended her devoted family is inconsolable in her loss.

      The deceased leaves four daughter, Mrs. William GREINER, Mrs. G. J. DaLEE, Miss Mayme McMILLEN and Mrs. M. J. HENRY as well as two sisters and a brother in Kansas. The latter are too advanced in years to be able to attend the obsequies.

      The funeral will be held this afternoon at the opera house with interment at Greenwood cemetery beside her husband, one daughter and one son who have preceded her.(13 June 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McMILLEN, William - The Blade is pained to announce that William McMILLEN, the patriot, pioneer and patriarch of Red Cliff, died January 30, after an illness of about a week. Mr. McMILLEN had not been in good health for some time, and succumbed to ailments caused by an old army wound, super-induced by pneumonia.

      In the passing away of Mr. McMILLEN the community and the country loses one of those inspiring characters of a former epoch sometimes considered too rarely found in these modern times.

      William McMILLEN was born September 9, 1831, at Ballymea, Province of Ulster, County of Antrim, Ireland, and hence had passed his 69the birthday. When yet a boy he came alone to the United States, and one to witness his intense patriotism and love of his adopted country would never suspect him of being the native of a foreign country.

      Deceased was a wagon and carriage maker by trade, and had lived in New York, Ohio and Kansas, respectively, before coming to Colorado. On March 18, 1860, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah E. W. PACKARD at Hockinsport, Athens county, Ohio.

      When the Civil War broke out, Mr. McMILLEN was one of the many young men of the country, who although having established himself in business the prospects of which were bright, and having the endearing ties of domestic life to tempt him to remain at home, yet early felt the call to duty and the patriotic impulse summoning him to the front. So on August 19, 1862, he was enrolled as a private in Company I, 116the Ohio Volunteers. His army record is replete with thrilling adventures, valorous deeds, and many hardships. The army did not prove a holiday for him. His regiment was a part of the Army of the Potomac, which encountered many of the hardest battles of the war. Mr. McMILLEN participated in as many as twenty eight engagements, and was honorably discharged from the service on June 14, 1865. Eighteen of the engagements in which he took part were noted on his certificate. Among the battles in which he fought were the Battle of Richmond, Bunker Hill, Moorefield, Winchester, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Martinsburg, Cedar Rapids, Fisher's Hill, Hatcher's Run, and the storming of Fort Gregg. Mr. McMILLEN experienced the horrors of the famous Libby prison., having been wounded at Bunker Hill and taken prisoner.

      After the war he moved from Ohio to Kansas, and from the latter state to Colorado, having settled in Red Cliff in the summer of 1880 as one of the pioneers, where he had since resided.

      The patriotism of this old soldier might well be more generally emulated. It was unswerving and unquestioned. "Uncle Billy," as he was familiarly called, always showed his colors. Every national holiday was commemorated by the hoisting of his country's banner at his residence, and the anniversary of the various battles in which he performed valorous deeds for his country and posterity were likewise observed. No one could speak lightly or disparagingly of his adopted country without arousing his resentment.

      Mr. McMILLEN was deeply reverent, and though sometimes hidden by a rough exterior, within his breast there often surged emotions which could not have prompted except by a truly gentle and devout nature. His devotion to his adopted country, his family, and his reverence for his Creator, won for him the respect and admiration of all acquaintances.

      The funeral occurred on last Friday under the auspices of the G.A.R., Rev. D. L. FLEMING of Leadville conducting them. It was in many ways a military burial and the wishes of the departed patriot could not have been better complied with. The church and bier were draped with the national colors and decorated with beautiful flowers, both truly expressive of the character of the deceased. A large assemblage gathered to pay the last tribute of respect to a departed hero.

      The deceased was past chaplain of the local G.A.R. post and the impressive service which he had so many times repeated with so much feeling and reverence was used at the interment. At the time of his death Mr. McMILLEN was police magistrate and commissioner of deeds of the Town of Red Cliff, and was in the employ of the government as mail messenger at this place. Mrs. McMILLEN, Mrs. William GREINER, Mrs. G. J. DaLEE, Mrs. Sadie HUNTER and Miss Mamie McMILLEN, four daughter survive him.(7 Feb 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

    • McMONAGLE, Mary E. - With the death of Mrs. Mary E. McMONAGLE, in Glenwood Springs on August 5, 1941, there passed another of the true pioneers of the West.

      Mary Elizabeth NICHOLAS, the youngest of the five children of William and Sarah NICHOLAS, was born in Wales and was brought to Lafayette, Ind., at the age of two years. She came to Denver, Colo., when she was eleven or twelve years old, with a Mr. and Mrs. Hiram SOLOMON, for whom she worked as a nurse girl. On this trip she went to Cheyenne, Wyo., by Union Pacific train and from there to Denver by stage coach, as Denver had no rail connection in those days. She often told her friends of the many buffalo she saw on this trip and of the many Indians that were in those towns of that time and she was one of the crowd which welcomed the first passenger train into Denver in the days when the American House and the Inter-Ocean Hotel were the popular hotels of that city.

      She married William MORGAN when she was fifteen years of age and they made their home in Rosita, Colo., where Mr. MORGAN died a year later. To their marriage was born a son, George, who died at the age of five years, and who was buried beside his father.

      After the death of her son, the young widow went to Leadville, where she met and married William WEBB in December, 1885. They made their home in Giliman, Colo., for three years and then moved to a ranch on Gore creek in Eagle county, where they lived for many years. When Mr. WEBB's health failed they moved to Minturn, where he passed away on November 1, 1910.

      She married Patrick McMONAGLE, a Gore creek rancher, on December 29, 1920, and they made their home on his ranch for four or five years, and then moved to Glenwood Springs, Colo. Mrs. McMONAGLE was laid to rest beside him in Rosebud cemetery in that city on August 8, 1941.

      All relatives of Mrs. McMONAGLE have gone before her to their rest, but she leaves a host of friends, both young and old, who will mourn her passing and cherish the memories of her loyal friendship and character.

    • McMONAGLE, Patrick - In the death of Patrick McMONAGLE at his home in Glenwood Springs Friday night, March 8, passed another of the pioneer settlers on Gore creek near Minturn. The deceased was attracted to Leadville in the early days of the mining boom of that camp, and after the glamour of the mines had worn off, he did as many others, came across the continental divide and sought a home in the ranch country, taking up a claim on Gore creek at the mouth of Red Sandstone creek which was his home for forty years or more. He was married in his later years and no children were born to his union.

      With declining years and failing health, he sold the ranch some five years ago and moved to Glenwood where he and his wife purchased a home and have since lived. Death came following a stroke of paralysis about a week previous.

      Par McMONAGLE was one of God's own men. True to friends, considerate of those who had treated him shabbily, honest and faithful in all of his dealings, he is mourned by his old friends, sadly, and the country has lost a good citizen.[15 March 1929, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


      Later- Brakeman SHARP died about 6 o'clock last evening while being conveyed to the hospital.

      The wreck blockaded the road for about 33 hours, the obstruction not being cleared until last evening.

      On Tuesday morning at nearly 9 o'clock west bound freight train second No. 61 on the Denver & Rio Grande got beyond the control of the crew on the grade of the western slope of Tennessee pass, ran away and was wrecked about one mile east of Pando, or about seven miles east of this place. Engineer Alex McNICHOLS and Fireman Tom PLEDGER were killed and Head Brakeman Roy SHARP badly hurt.

      The train was in charge of Conductor Wallace COLE and was made up of engine 1129, fourteen cars of merchandise and the caboose. It is said that the train left the Pass in good condition and with 90 pounds of air. At Mitchell Engineer McNICHOLS had the train under complete control, but soon after leaving that station it appeared to slip out of the engineer's grasp and was soon going at a speed completely wild down the grade. All the means for checking the speed were applied, and when all were found of no avail, Engineer McNICHOLS and Fireman PLEDGER attempted to reach the caboose before the runaway should leave the tack, which was inevitable. But they were too late, and the train left the rails and piled up on a tangle wreck while they were passing over a car loaded with various sorts of iron. Both were badly mangled and no doubt instantly killed. Brakeman SHARP was found near the wrecked cars unconscious and apparently badly hurt. Fortunately the wreck did not catch fire.

      News of the wreck was sent out from Pando. The wrecking crew was ordered out immediately, the injured brakeman was ordered taken to Red Cliff on an engine helping pull east bound passenger train No. 2, which was stopped at Pando by the wreck, and Dr. GILPIN was called to meet the engine at this station. The wrecker with Dr. C. B. WARREN, the company surgeon of Minturn aboard, met the light engine at Red Cliff and both doctors went to work on the injured an. He was conveyed up town in an unconscious condition but it was found that he was not fatally injured.

      Dr. GILPIN, as coroner, was then taken to the scene of the wreck on the engine, and took charge of the remains of the dead men.

      The wreck was most complete. The large 1129 engine, while lying on its side on the roadbed, was completely stripped of smokestack, cab, and side gears, while the pilot was detached and thrown three rail lengths ahead of the engine. Twelve cars of the fourteen were completely wrecked and piled into the space of five or six, and lay mostly on the roadbed, making an obstruction that required many hours to remove.

      Both the enginemen resided in Salida. Engineer McNICHOLS leaves a family of wife and three children, Mrs. McNICHOLS being his second wife and the couple were married but a few months ago.

      Fireman PLEDGER was a Salida man and leaves a number of relatives there.

      Brakeman SHARP who will recover, has a brother in Salt Lake City.

      His fellow employees say that Engineer McNICHOLS was one of the best men in handling his train on the road, and a cautious one. The accident appears to be attributable to the air not working properly from some cause.

      Coroner GILPIN conducted the inquest that afternoon, securing a jury at the scene of the wreck. The finding as to each of the enginemen was, "that deceased came to his death while in the performance of his duty through some disarrangement of the air apparatus from a cause unknown." (19 September 1907, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

    • McNEIL, T. B. - Pioneer Railroad Man of Basalt Is Called. T. B. McNEIL Passes Away While on Prospecting Trip in Hills--In Railroad Service Since 1864--Ran First and Last Trains Over Colorado Midland Railroad. By Basalt Correspondent.

      One of the saddest deaths to occur in Basalt happened Wednesday, September l, when T. B. McNEIL, who was prospecting in the mountains several miles south of town, dropped dead with a heart attack.

      Mr. McNEIL had not been feeling as well as usual, but could not resist the call of the hills, and Wednesday, accompanied by his 7 year old son, went on his last prospecting trip. Mr. McNEIL, probably realizing his condition, had told his son what to do in case anything happened to him. The two were riding together in a cart when the father suddenly fell over and dropped from the cart to the ground. Tommy spoke to his father, and, receiving no answer, at once realized what had happened--that his father was dead. The child led the horse several hundred feet down the road so that the animal might not trample his father's body while he was gone to help and then ran most of the distance of two miles over the mountain to Fred GLASSIER'S ranch for assistance. M. P. SLOSS, Gus HOTZ, Fred ADDINGTON and Wm. LUCKSINGER responded to the child's appeal and returned with him to bring his father's body home. The body was taken to Aspen, where it was prepared for burial by Undertaker WILKES.

      About a year ago, when the locomotive engineers met in Denver to celebrate their 50th anniversary of the organization of local No. 186, B of E., Mr. McNEIL was their guest of honor. He was a former U. P. man, and was the only survivor of the eight members who signed the lodge's charted in 1875.

      In the year 1864 he was a brakeman on the Chicago & Northwestern railroad, and in 1870 he entered the service of the Kansas Pacific at old Wyondotte, Kansas. Shortly after he was promoted to an engineer. In 1883 he went to the D. & R. G. at Gunnison, where a few months later he was promoted to traveling engineer. On November 5, 1887 Mr. McNEIL was the engineer on the first scheduled train to reach Leadville over the Colorado Midland railway. He also pulled the last train over the Midland on August 5, 1918, when that road was abandoned and junked. In 1918 Mr. McNEIL moved to Basalt and has since made his home there.

      He was born at Manchester, N. H., October 15, 1848, lacking but a few weeks of being 78 years of age.

      He is survived by his wife, Faith McNEIL, and son, Tommy; Two sisters, Anna McNEIL JOHNSON of Cincinnati, Ohio; Rachel McNEIL HYRUP, Basalt; and one brother -McNEIL, of Wassilla, Alaska. He was a member of Ionic Lodge No. 35, A. F. & A. M. of Leadville and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers No. 448, of Grand Junction, Colo.

      Funeral services took place from the M. E. church in Basalt Friday, September 3, under auspices of the B. of L. E. of Grand Junction and the Masonic lodge of Leadville.

      In the passing of Mr. McNEIL Basalt loses one of her oldest and most respected citizens. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones by a host of friends here and Leadville.[10 Sept. 1926, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

    • McPHEE, Martha ROBINSON - In the death of Mrs. McPHEE, wife of Judge J. C. McPHEE of Sheephorn, on May 20th, Eagle county loses one of her old time settlers.

      Mrs. McPHEE was born at Maitland, Hants county, Nova Scotia, Sept. 5, 1831. She was married to J. C. McPHEE Dec. 11, 1861. Coming to Colorado in 1880, the family settled in Sheephorn country in 1883. Mrs. McPHEE is survived by her husband, J. C. McPHEE, one daughter, Mrs. John MATHER, two sons, David R. and Rowland McPHEE.

      The funeral was held from the home ranch on the Sheephorn and was perhaps the largest attended funeral ever having been held in this neighborhood, a tribute to the high regard and esteem in which deceased was held.

      About a year ago Mrs. McPHEE was so unfortunate as to fall and sustained a broken hip. From this injury she never recovered her strength sufficiently to enable her to walk, and she suffered a great deal of pain from the injury, from which nothing could seem to give her much relief.

      Mrs. McPHEE was one of the kindest hearted women that ever lived, and all Sheephorn feel that a true friend and one of the best of neighbors has been taken from us.[2 June1911, Eagle County Blade, p1]

    • McWILLIAMS, John S. - John S. "Mac" McWILLIAMS of Grand Junction died of natural causes March 2 at the LaVilla Grand Care Center in Grand Junction. He was 70.

      A funeral service was held Wednesday, March 6 at the Community United Methodist Church in Eagle with the Rev. Delbert PAULSON officiating. Burial was at Sunset View Cemetery in Eagle.

      Mr. McWILLIAMS, who retired from the Lawtey Corrections Institute in Lawtey, Fla., was born May 1, 1925 to James and Marguerite (Soloman) McWILLIAMS in Jeffersonville, Ga. He spent his childhood in Twiggs and Bib counties in Georgia and graduated from high school in Jeffersonville. He attended the University of Southern Colorado in Pueblo and graduated in 1972 with degrees in criminal psychology and sociology.

      He served with the 3rd Army, 90the Division, 339the Regiment in France and Germany during World war II. He served with the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

      He married Lou Ella Stull Dec. 31, 1959 in Farmington, Utah.

      Mr. McWILLIAMS also lived in Climax and Leadville from 1960 - 1963, in Canon City from 1963-1972, in Lawtey, Fla, from 1973-1990, and traveled extensively from 1990 - 1996. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Police Benevolent Association. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

      Survivors include his wife, Lou Ella STULL; daughters Marlene CRAWFORD of Ponte Verda Beach, Fla., Bertha ALLEN of Pueblo, Colo., and Theresa BRANDT of Canon City, Colo.; a son, Harry McWILLIAMS of Grand Junction; two brothers, William McWILLIAMS and Edwin McWILLIAMS, both of Macon, Ga.; sister Betty SIZEMORE of Greenville, SC; seven grandchildren and three great-grand children.

      He was preceded in death by a sister, Josephine; three brothers, Alfred, Tom and Frank McWILLIAMS; and a grandson, Gene COGHILL.

      McLean Funeral Home of Palisade was in charge of arrangements.(7 Mar 1996, Eagle Valley Enterprise)

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  • MEDINA, Frank - Passenger Train No. 3 Runs Over Mexican Track Worker Monday Evening Causing Death.

    Last Monday evening Frank MEDINA, a Mexican section hand employed by the Denier & Rio Grande Western railroad on the Minturn section, was struck and almost instantly filled by west-bound passenger train No 3. The tragedy occurred at Watts near the end of the double track two miles below Minturn,

    The passenger was running twelve or thirteen hours late and passed a long freight train at Watts. MEDINA, with other section men, was employed at work on the track and resumed their work after the freight train passed them. The freight interrupted the men's view of the track in the direction of the approaching passenger train and they evidently did not see it. MEDINA was on the handcar when the train struck it, injuring him so that he died within a few minutes.[24 Aug. 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, P1}]

  • MEEK, George - Another one of the old timers of the Gypsum community and Eagle county answered the last roll call last Saturday, and passed on to his reward, in the world unknown to living mortals. George MEEK, known to hundreds of old residents of Eagle county as "Shorty," died at his home in Gypsum Saturday morning after having been in poor health for the past year.

    The deceased came to Gypsum in 1887 and continuously for nearly one half century has been a respected citizen of that community; during his younger, more vigorous days doing his part toward building up the valley and community.

    His funeral Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church was attended by a large concourse of old friends and neighbors. Rev. George ELLER, pastor of the local Lutheran church, delivered a splendid and very fitting discourse and the funeral bier was heaped with floral tokens of friendship from his former neighbors, all of whom were friends. The body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery.

    Like many of the bachelor citizens of our western country, who cut most family ties when they came to this frontier country, little is known of George MEEK'S early life. His surviving relatives, however, are living in Oklahoma.

    Thus another of the western Colorado trail blazers has passed to the Great Reward, and their ranks are fast growing thinner.[27 Dec. 1935, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MERRILL, Elnora E. - Mrs. C. S. MERRILL Passes Away In Denver Hospital. Wife of Wolcott Merchant Dies After Long Illness--Body Laid to Rest in Craig Yesterday.

    Mrs. Charles S. MERRILL, wife of one of the county's leading merchants, of Wolcott, died in St. Joseph's hospital in Denver, Colo., last Sunday August 11, Following an illness of several months.

    Mrs. MERRILL submitted to an operation for cancer last winter, and following the operation was in the hospital for many weeks. She returned home some weeks ago, and appeared to be improving. Several days previous to her death her husband took her back to the Denver hospital for further treatment, but her condition was not thought to be any more serious than had been. But Friday evening Mr. MERRILL received a telephone call from Denver calling him to his wife's bedside at once. It was evident that the end was near and Mrs. MERRILL's family were all summoned to her presence. The End came Sunday, her husband and sons being with her when she passed away.

    Elnora E. GREEN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. GREEN, pioneers of northwestern Colorado, was born at Hayden, Colo., September 5, 1888. On May 15, 1907, she was united in marriage to Chas. S. MERRILL, and the couple made their home in Craig, Colo., for many years. Here their three sons were born; Lawrence E., who died in infancy; Robert A. and Chas. S. jr. For a number of years they resided at Glenwood Springs, where Mr. MERRILL was receiver and later register, of the U. S. land office. When the land office was discontinued a few years ago the family moved to Wolcott, where Mr. MERRILL had purchased the Wolcott Mercantile company store. The body of the deceased lady was removed to Craig where funeral and burial services were held Thursday afternoon of this week.

    Mrs. MERRILL was a most delightful women beloved, not only by her family, but by a wide circle of friends She was more than wife and mother to her husband and sons. She was a real help mate and a great chum of her men folks, to whom she was greatly devoted. A lover of the outdoors, and a good sport, she delighted in accompanying them on their outdoor pleasures in which she always took an active part. So closely was she allied to all the family activities, that she will be missed very sorely by the bereaved one of the family.

    Surviving the deceased in addition to the husband and sons are the mother, Mrs. R. H. GREEN of Craig; three brothers, Irvin E. GREEN, Weslly activities that she will be missed all living in California, besides a number of nieces and nephews.

    The MERRILL family has the deepest sympathy of a great many friends through out Eagle, Garfield and Moffat counties, where they had a wide circle of close friends.]

  • MESSERSMITH, Andrew - Eagle county buried two more of its pioneer citizens the past week when Andrew MESSERSMITH of Gypsum and Frank E. DUMAS of Gilman both passed away.

    Andrew MESSERSMITH had been a leading and respected citizen of Gypsum valley for a great number of years, and had recently opened a gas filling and service station in Gypsum in which he was prospering when his fatal sickness overtook him a few months ago.

    He was taken to a Glenwood Hospital a few weeks ago, where it was ascertained that he could not live for long.

    Finally, two weeks ago, he insisted on being brought back to Gypsum, realizing the end was approaching, and desiring to spend his last days surrounded by friends in the home of his sister, Mrs. William H. LEA. The end came Wednesday night, July 28. Mr. MESSERSMITH passed away in his sister's arms, to whom he had called a few seconds before he died.

    Andrew MESSERSMITH was born in Inwood, Marshall county, Indiana May 10, 1879. He came to Gypsum as a young man in the early days of the settlement of that community, and made that his home from that time until the day of his death. He had been prominent in the councils of the Democratic party of Eagle county for many years, and was a progressive spirit in the affairs of the community.

    The body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery Friday afternoon, following services at the Lutheran church led by Rev. Geo. ELLER. A quartet composed of Marion STANLEY, Albertine ZOELLNER, William STANLEY and Alvin WEBB, accompanied at the piano by Mrs. LeRoy BORAH, sang "Raise Me Jesus to Thy Bosom," and "Asleep With Jesus," The services were attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends, who regret the passing of a good citizen and true friend. (6 Aug 1937, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p.1)

  • MESSERSMITH, George - Mr. George MESSERSMITH, the youngest of eight children born to Elias and Sara MESSERSMITH, was born on September 17, 1851, in Connersville, Ind. During his childhood days his parents moved to Northern, Ind. It was there he received his public school education and thereafter followed the occupation of tilling the soil. Feb. 8, 1877, he united in marriage to Miss Eva GERARD at Inwood, Marshall county, Indiana. This union was blessed with three children, one daughter and two sons, all of whom are still living. The wife died some fifty years ago, after which the family moved to Logansport, Ind. In the year 1900 the family came to Gypsum, Colo., and not many years later Mr. MESSERSMITH took up a claim in the upper Gypsum valley, remaining there until 1920, when he moved to town. For many years he has been the mail messenger between depot and post office, in which job he served faithfully until within the past few months when failing health compelled him to abandon active work. It was then the once rugged and elastic frame, so accustomed to the hard work and usual exposure of the outdoor pioneer life, betrayed the exhausting resources, confining him practically to his bed and preparing him for that transition and final regeneration awaiting all the children of God. Mr. MESSERSMITH entered life eternal Sept. 15, 1934, and his body was laid to rest in God's acre on his 83rd birthday.

    For many years Mr. MESSERSMITH had been a member of the local Odd Fellow lodge, gracing with honor some of the highest offices this organization could confer upon him. April 24, 1927, during the pastorate of Rev. R. R. FROBINIUS, Mr. MESSERSMITH united with the local Lutheran church.

    Quiet and unassuming, enjoying the retired and simple life, Mr. MESSERSMITH was honored and respected by all for the uprightness and integrity of his character. He appreciated the smallest favors and enjoyed repeating time and again, "Everybody in this community has been most kind to me."

    He is survived by his three children: Mrs. Wm. H. LEA and Andrew MESSERSMITH, both of Gypsum; and a son Areal MESSERSMITH of Logansport, Ind.

    Funeral services were held from the Gypsum Lutheran church Monday afternoon, with Rev. Chas. L. RAMME conducting the services, and the body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery, the services at the grave being conducted by the local lodge of Odd Fellows.[21 Sept. 1934, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • METCALF, Emma - Emma METCALF, aged about 15 years, the second daughter of Mrs. Lizzie METCALF, of Edwards, died on Monday. It was reported last week that the girl was ill of pneumonia, and it is presumed that death was due to this disease. Emma had been ill for about eleven days, and for some time before her death her recovery had been little looked for. The funeral occurred on Wednesday at the home of her mother, with burial at the Edwards cemetery. Rev. A. E. MARTIN of Minturn conducting the services. The deceased was a granddaughter of Mr. John W. LOVE of Eagle. (13 Mar 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • METHENY, John Sr., - "Grandpa" METHENY Passes to Great Beyond

    This afternoon the funeral of John METHENY, Sr., who died at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 1909, will be held from the M. E. church. Rev. F. H. ROSE will conduct the services.

    "Grandpa," as he was affectionately known here, had been affected with paralysis for about two years and this together with old age was the cause of his death. During his declining years he was unusually hardy up to a few years ago and the last few months of his life were spent as a child, not seeming to suffer in the least. It was know n that his death was a matter of only a few days and when the time came he passed peacefully away. He was 81 years of age.

    He came here from Kansas, in 1890, and has resided with his daughter, Mrs. C. F. NOGAL, for the past five years. He leaves to mourn his loss besides Mrs. NOGAL, four sons, among them being J. J. METHENY of Eagle , and three daughters, all of whom are living in other states.

    Grandpa METHENY was a kind-hearted, good-natured, truth loving citizen. He always had a cheerful work for everyone and will long be remembered by those with whom he came in contact.

    Internment will be made in the Eagle cemetery.[April 16, 1909, Enterprise, No 24]

  • METHENEY, Mrs. John - Mrs. John METHENEY died, unexpectedly to friends and relatives in Eagle, her home, last Thursday, January 3, 1927, at the home of a sister in San Francisco, Calif. A telegram announcing the shocking news was received here by her husband Friday morning and was most unexpected by him.

    Mrs. METHENEY had not been in robust health for some time, and last fall went out to the coast to spend the winter, hoping to get stronger with the change of climate and altitude. We understand that she had not been so well since the first of the year, but that her condition was alarming was not known in Eagle. Her son Allan, who is a student at the California state university, was at his mother's bedside when she passed away.

    The body accompanied by Allan was shipped to Denver for burial and passed through Eagle Tuesday morning on D. & R. G. W. passenger train No. 2. Mr. METHENEY, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. C. F. NOGAL, and Mr. Thomas CAROLAN, a neighbor, joined the funeral party here enroute to attend the funeral in Denver.

    The deceased lady was one of the pioneer citizens of Brush creek, where she was dearly loved by her neighbors of more than a quarter of a century. Mr. and Mrs. METHENEY had been living in Denver for few years until two years ago, when they returned to their home in this valley.

    Mr. METHENEY and the family have the deepest sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement.[21 Jan. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • METTERNICK, Larry Lee - Larry Lee METTERNICK, a resident of Bellyache Ridge in Wolcott, passed away on Tuesday, Oct 4. He was 53 years old.

    He was born in Lowell, Michigan on April 27, 1941 to Ruth and Harvey METTERNICK. After spending his childhood in Lowell, he attended Michigan Technological University, graduating in 1966. He married Mary Anne FERRIES of Houghton, Mich. in November of that year.

    He worked as an airport engineer for 15 years for the consulting firm of Williams and Works in their Grand Rapids, Mich. area. He served on the board of directors of the Thornapple River Association form 1973 to 1979.

    moving from Grand Rapids to Eagle in 1981, Larry worked as the Eagle county engineer for 13 years. He was president of the Bellyache Ridge homeowners association from 1989 to 1993. He was also on the board of directors of the Bellyache Ridge Metro District. Larry was especially proud of the log home he and his family built by hand on Bellyache Ridge.

    Larry was preceded in death by his father Harvey and his two brothers, Ron and Jerry.

    He is survived by his wife, Mary Anne and his children, Tim and Ann METTERNICK, of Bellyache Ridge, and Kurt METTERNICK of Eagle-Vail. He is also survived by his mother, Ruth METTERNICK of Lowell, Mich. and his sister, Janet PLACE of Novi, Mich.

    Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7, at the Beaver Creek Interfaith Chapel. There will be a private internment at the Red Cliff cemetery afterward for the family only. An open reception will be held at the family home, 5339 Bellyache Ridge Road in Wolcott at 4 p.m.

    In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to the Betty Ford Foundation, at 183 Gore Creek Drive, Vail.

  • MEYER, Fred - Fred MEYER, a pioneer of Red Cliff, succumbed to the infirmities of the years on last Saturday, November 16the, when he died at Gypsum, where he had gone to spend the winter.

    Mr. MEYER was born at Hanover, Germany, in 1826, and came to America in 1852. He located first in Milwaukee, but was one of the pioneers of this state, having been among the early settlers of Central City in 1862. About 1880 he located in Eagle County, and has been an almost continuous resident ever since. Nothing is known of his family connections and no relative has ever visited him, although it is believed that he was once married and has a daughter living somewhere in this country.

    At one time Mr. MEYER was possessed of a modest fortune but through reverses and bad health for many years this had been practically dissipated. For a number of years deceased was badly crippled in his lower limbs from the effects of rheumatism and could move about only with the greatest effort. During this time he had conducted a wood yard on property owned by himself in Red Cliff. His sterling honesty, absolute independence not with standing his infirmities, and his remarkable industry, will be long remembered in Red Cliff where he enjoyed the respect of the community. The funeral and interment occurred at Gypsum on Sunday.(21 Nov 1907, Eagle County Blade. p.1)

  • MEYER, John Jacob - Eagle County Pioneer Dies. John Jacob MEYER, and an old Eagle County pioneer, died at Salida last Saturday from the effect of an operation. He had been ailing for several years, and decided to enter the Red Cross Hospital and submit to an operation, which proved fatal. He was born at Rudlinger, Switzerland, March 16, 1839, and emigrated to this country in 1862, settling in Ohio, where he was married to Rosa STRAUB on April 4, 1872. They removed to Kansas where they resided for several years. For the past thirty years the family has made their home in Eagle County residing at Mitchell principally. He was a lifelong member of the German Reformed Church. He leaves a wife and five sons.

    Mr MEYER left Eagle for Salida on the 3rd of this month, and the operation was performed the next day.--Eagle Valley Enterprise[22 Sept. 1910, Eagle County Blade, p1]<

  • MEYER, Olivia Graham


    Passed Away At Gilman Hospital Monday Morning After Three Days Illness

    Mrs. Olivia Graham MEYER passed away at the Gilman hospital March. 19, after a brief illness. Mrs. MEYER had had her teeth extracted on Thursday, and the shock evidently caused her not to feel very well and she went to the hospital. She commenced to sink from the time she entered the hospital and the end came early Monday morning.

    Mrs. MEYER was born in Red Cliff Jan. 7, 1890, to Emma and Aaron GRAHAM, a pioneer couple who came to Red Cliff in the early days of that town when it was a flush mining camp.

    Her entire life was spent in Eagle county and given to the service of her community, and for the welfare and love of others. She was married to Oscar W. MEYER after World War I, in 1918, who until his death was an active citizen in the community and a leader in American Legion affairs, and a son of one the earliest pioneers of the county, having been born at Mitchell before the town of Red Cliff was founded.

    Mrs. MEYER was a widely known educator, as a teacher, county superintendent of school, which office she held from 1915 to 1923. She was a graduate of the State Teachers College at Greeley; took post graduate work at Denver University and studied music at the Lamont School of Music, and had taught music and dramatic art. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, in which she took an active part; of the Eagle County Pioneers' Association; Colorado Education Association. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, giving generously of her time and talents in keeping the community church active for the benefit of the children and her young people.

    Mrs. MEYER was well known for her hospitality and generosity as well as her public services. Just to know her was to love her. She will be long remembered and deeply mourned by her many friends. There was always a warm welcome in her home for everyone.

    Into God's beautiful garden a message comes each day

    To gather the choicest blossoms

    And bear them with him away.

    Dear God our garden will be lonely

    Since you took our Ollie away.

    But her life's perfume will linger

    While the flowers bloom up there.


    Funeral services for Mrs. MEYER will be held in Red Cliff at the high school auditorium at 2:30 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, March. 25. Rev. J. W. BARTRUG will conduct the service.

    The Eagle Valley Enterprise 23 March 1945, Page 1


    The funeral services for Ollie GRAHAM MEYER held in the high school auditorium in Red Cliff Sunday, were attended by one of the largest congregations of people to attend a funeral in Red Cliff for many years. Those attending were from every walk of life, young and old, for without question Mrs. MEYER was one of the most beloved persons in the county.

    The auditorium was crowded to capacity. Noticeable was the great number of children, scores of them seated in a body--these young people are the ones in Red Cliff who will miss the deceased lady the most.

    The services were under auspices of the American Legion Auxiliary, of which Mrs. MEYER had been an active member, with Rev. John W. BARTRUG delivering the address. Following Mr. BARTRUG, the Auxiliary ladies read their ritual ceremony.

    Throughout the services Mrs. R. NORDLANDER presided at the piano directing the music and playing soft music throughout the service. A women's chorus of eight voices sang "In the Garden", and Mrs. Katherine OWEN and Miss Geraldine MANUS of the chorus sang two duets, "Some Day He'll Make It Plain" and "Sunrise". Other members of the chorus were Esther Mae GARNER, Shirley SANDERS, Elinora WILLIAMS, Mae ERLANDSON, Angela FEAR, Myra SQUIRES. The music was beautiful, and elicited much favorable comment.

    The body was laid to rest in the Red Cliff cemetery, beside those of Mrs. MEYER'S father, mother and husband. Pall bearers were members of the American Legion, as follows: Forrest W. CAVE, John CADDY, Max KESSICKER, John BALDAUF, Emmett FLAHERTY, J. D. ALLEN.

    The Eagle Valley Enterprise 30 March 1945

    [The Ollie Graham obituaries kindly donated by Kathleen Minion - June 1999-----]

  • MEYERS, Gus - Drink Habit Causes Suicide.

    Despondent over his ill health and the fact that he was unable to conquer the drink habit, Gus MEYERS, who for the past eleven years has run a Rio Grande section gang near Minturn, shot and killed himself at four o'clock yesterday afternoon in his room at the SULLIVAN rooming house in that city.

    MEYERS was a German of considerable education and came west about fifteen years ago. His intelligence and training would have fitted him for a more remunerative position but his intemperate habits forced him to a place on the section gang and since that time he has been made foreman.

    His heavy drinking brought on a number of ailments from which he has suffered intensely in the past few months. Unable to conquer his craving or be relieved from his maladies he recently became moody and unusually taciturn, occasionally declaring to his men that he thought he would kill himself as he couldn't quit getting drunk.

    Yesterday afternoon he left his gang in charge of an assistant and went to his room where he took a revolver and without a word or leaving a note, placed the muzzle of the heavy caliber weapon between his teeth and pulled the trigger. The report, muffled by the man's mouth was not heard by others about the place but a few moments later some one passed by the door and looked in, and beheld the almost decapitated form of MEYERS on the floor where it had slipped from its place on the bed. The whole top of the head was shattered, with brains and blood, blackened by the fire from the pistol, oozing in a sickening mass from the almost unrecognizable face.

    MEYER had considerable money which will more than pay the expenses of his funeral. He had no family and so far as is known no relative.

    Special Agent A. L. FRENCH of the D. & R. G. was in the city this morning mad made an investigation to ascertain if there had been any foul play.-Grand Junction Sentinel.[28 Apr. 1911, Eagle County Blade, p1]

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  • MILBURN, Isaac - Isaac MILBURN, one of the early settlers of western Colorado passed away Thursday evening at Gypsum. For the past year "Ike" has been in failing health, and only a few days ago he consented to go to the county hospital in Gypsum, but the end was near, and he knew it, and expressed the desire that it be speedy--he was ready to go, he had run his race.

    The deceased came to western Colorado about 1879 or 1880 from Canada, and was near 75 years of age. He first located at New Castle and was one of the first peace officers of that town, serving as town marshal in the days when New Castle was wild and woolly. He had been a resident of Eagle county for forty years or more, living at Red Cliff until the Lady Belle discovery in 1913 when he came to Eagle, where he remained until the end.[13 Nov. 1931, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MILLER, Joe - Joe MILLER Passed Away At Midday--Death Came To Him Suddenly And Without Warning.

    Tuesday, right after noon, the community was shocked at the news that Joe MILLER had been found dead on the lawn at the Harry DICKERSON home in Eagle.

    The body was discovered shortly after one o'clock by Jesse Thomas. Mr. THOMAS was going to his work at the Community house after lunch, when he noticed the body lying on the lawn and on investigating found it to be that of Mr. MILLER. Life was extinct when the body was found, though still warm. Sheriff WILSON was notified and Dr. BRYSON called, but there was no aid that could be given to him, as life had entirely passed. It was very apparent that a severe hemorrhage had been the immediate cause of death.

    During Mr. and Mrs. DICKERSON'S absence in the east this spring, Mr. MILLER had been caring for the lawn about the home. He had, apparently just started to mow the lawn when he was seized with the fatal sickness.

    His daughter, Mrs. Lincoln BLAKESLY was notified at her home in Leadville, and she arranged by telephone for Mortician O. W. MEYER to come after her father's body and take it to Red Cliff where it will be buried Sunday afternoon beside that of his wife, who preceded him in death many years ago.

    Joe MILLER was a native of Switzerland, of German parentage, but had lived most of his 61 years in this country and in Colorado. He was one of the pioneer miners of the Battle mountain district, living first at Red Cliff and then at Gilman. He was an expert miner and followed that business until his health warned him to quit the game, which he did but not until the disease which caused his death and got its hold on him. Two years ago, together with his old pal, Gus REED, he retired to Fruita to live on a farm. But when REED died a few months ago, Mr. MILLER had no heart for the business of farming and returned to Eagle county this spring, locating in Eagle only a few weeks ago. There was no better citizen or neighbor than Joe MILLER, and many an old-timer in the county will shed a tear of regret when he learns of his death.

    Mr. MILLER is survived by two daughters, one living in Leadville, and the other in Chicago. Both are married.

    The funeral services will be held at Red Cliff at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon.[16 May 1930, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MILLER, Mrs. Catherine - Mrs. Catherine Miller died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse SHERMAN, in Eagle last Friday, November 11, after a lingering illness of nearly two years. The body was taken to Leadville for burial beside that of her husband, and the funeral was held from the Moynahan-O'Malia mortuary in that city Sunday at 2 o'clock p. m. The Rev. F. C. SAGER, pastor of the Leadville Methodist church officiated.

    Hymns sung included "Abide With Me". and "Going Down the Valley" by Mrs. R. H. McKENZIE and Mrs. Frank E. BROWN, accompanied by Mrs. Katherine DICE.

    Pallbearers were Frank E. BROWN, Dean WILLIAMS, M. J. DONNELLY, A. G. KLEM, Ottie SMITH and Olaf ERICKSON. Interment was in Evergreen cemetery in Leadville.

    Mrs MILLER was the widow of the late William MILLER, who was a pioneer railroad engineer of Leadville.

    She was born October 4, 1840, in Pottsville, Pa., and had lived in Colorado for forty-seven years. She moved to Eagle from Leadville about a year and a half ago, and had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. SHERMAN since that time.[18 Nov. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


    It has just been positively learned that the terrible railroad wreck at Adobe on March 16th numbered three more fatalities not heretofore reported. The lost are W. H. MILLER, of Edwards, this county, and his nephew and his nephew's wife, of Hillsboro, Indiana. The young man was a son of Robert J. MILLER, a prominent man of Indiana and formerly sheriff of his home county. MILLER has traced part of his missing relatives baggage to Glenwood Springs, where it was recovered. In addition, his brother and son, before starting west, each purchased a new watch. The numbers of these watches were secured and the watches have been recovered from the debris of the wreck, being identified by the numbers which were not effaced.

    W. H. MILL was an old resident of this county and had spent many years prospecting in the Lake Creek country. Just recently, through his brother, capital has been interested, and just as he was about to see the labor of years rewarded, his life, and that of his relatives, who were newly married, is snuffed out in a most shocking manner.

    Mr. Nels NELSON, of Edwards, writes THE BLADE the following in connection with the tragedy:

    W. H. MILLER, of the Miller Mining and Milling company, on East Lake creek, was killed and burned in the D. & R. G. wreck at adobe on the 16th inst. Mr. MILLER went back to his old home in Indiana last fall. He and his nephew and wife left on the 15th for Edwards, Colorado. Not reaching his destination as was expected, a telegram was sent to his brother, R. J. MILLER, notifying him that his brother, W. H. MILLER, and party had not arrived. Upon receiving the telegram, Mr. MILLER at once went to the scene of the disaster, and to Pueblo, and all that could be found of the MILLER's was a small portion of their baggage. The many friends of Mr. MILLER will regret hearing of this terrible accident, and extend heartfelt sympathy to the survivors of the MILLER family.(29 March 1906, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MILLS, Mrs. J. H. - Mrs. J. H. MILLS, mother of Mrs. J. M. TUCKER, of Piney river, died last Thursday at the residence of her daughter. Mrs. MILLS was about 60 years of age and came to Colorado several months ago in feeble health. The remains were sent to Butler, Bates county, Missouri, the former home of deceased, for interment.(9 July 1903, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MINCH, Lloyd - Undertaker FARNUM received word from Stones ranch below Minturn, that Lloyd MINCH had died of consumption Thursday, June 18. Deceased was visiting his brother Guy, who was working for Mr. Stone and came here in hopes of finding health in Colorado. The remains were shipped home to Waldo, Wis., for burial.(25 June 1903, Eagle County Blade, p. 8)

  • MINICH, W. H. - Fatal Tragedy on Piney Creek. Quarrel Over Ownership of Land Results in Murder of Old Man.

    A most terrible affair which ended fatally occurred last Monday evening at Saunders Hole on Piney creek. As a result W. H. MINICH is dead and W. T. STANLEY is in Jail at Red Cliff charged with murder.

    It seems that bad feeling had existed for some time between STANLEY and MINICH over the possession of title to a piece of land. MINICH was plowing in a field during the day which was claimed by STANLEY and in the evening STANLEY went to the tent where MINICH lived wen hot words were exchanged.

    It is alleged that STANLEY threatened the life of MINISH whereupon he shot him with a shotgun loaded with buck shot. One of the balls entered MINICH'S body just below the point of the heart. After he was shot he staggered backward and fell just inside of his tent door. STANLEY walked back to his cabin and then to State Bridge where he gave himself up to Lee MILLER, who was deputized to arrest and hold him until the arrival of the sheriff.

    John REGNOLD, who was an eye witness to the tragedy and will be the state's most important witness, it is said, after MINISH was shot, ran with all possible speed to the home of J. M. -EARY, without first seeing whether his companion was mortally wounded or not, fearing that he might also be a victim of the same gun.

    Both of the participants in this affair are old men, STANLEY being 64 years of age and the dead man was 73 years of age. They are familiar characters in the early history of Eagle county. MINICH has two brothers residing in Steamboat Springs.

    Sheriff FARNUM and Coroner J. G. GILPIN arrived at the scene of the tragedy Wednesday afternoon. At the inquest the testimony of REGNOLD was taken, and the verdict of the jury was as follows: W. H. MINICH met his death by gunshot inflicted with a shot-gun in the hands of W. T. STANLEY waived examination and was bound over to the district court. His bond was fixed at $5,0000,in default of which he was taken to jail to await his trial in June.

    The remains of MINICH were taken by his brother to Steamboat where interment was made.[10, May 1912, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MITCHELL, Joseph Elmer - The death of Elmer MITCHELL at his home in Eagle last Thursday evening, was so unexpected to friends in Town, as well as his immediate family that it was a great shock as well as surprise.

    Mr. MITCHELL had not been in good health this summer, but at no time thought to be seriously ill, and had followed his work with the county road grader steadily. Wednesday he complained of indigestion and Doctors RUCKER and BRYSON both treated him when Thursday afternoon his condition became serious and death came suddenly and with little warning.

    Joseph Elmer MITCHELL was born in the state of Missouri July 31, 1879, and died at Eagle, Colo. August 16, 1928 , at the age of 49 years, 16 days. He lived his young manhood in Oklahoma and July 14, 1907, he married Miss Georgis Maud HALSELL, in that state. Several years ago he and his wife moved to Eagle county and have since made this their home. For a number of years he served the town of Eagle as Marshall and superintendent of the town water works. For the past three years he has been employed by the county to run the tractor on the big road outfit.

    Besides his wife, the deceased leaves a father, four sisters, four brothers, all living in Oklahoma, a niece and nephew, Grace EDGE and Barcus BUTLER, who made their home with their uncle and aunt in Eagle, and a large following of friends to mourn his death. He was a member of Crown Lodge No. 146, I. O. O. F., and as a brother of that fraternity and a member of the community he will always be remembered as an industrious citizen, sincere and devoted to home and friends.

    The funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Methodist church under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge, with a talk by Brother E. W. JERRELL. The body was followed to the grave in the Eagle cemetery by a large concourse of friends.

  • MITCHELL, Ira G. - I. G. MITCHELL, Eagle lumber merchant and builder, died in a hospital at Glenwood Springs, Colo., Saturday night, April 21.

    Ira MITCHELL has not been in rugged health for many years, and for the past three months had been confined to his bed most of the time, and for several weeks past himself had given up hopes of recovery. One day last week he was removed to the hospital, but there was nothing that could be done for him, and he passed away within a few days.

    But little is known of Mr. MITCHELL'S past life, except in a general way. He was a millwright by trade, and spent many years of his life in parts of South America following his trade. He was one of the early day residents in Rio Blanco county, where he lived at Meeker. As a contractor he erected the principal hotel in that city. He came to Eagle some twelve or fifteen years ago, following the carpenter's trade here, and two or three years ago started a lumber business here, which he owned at the time of his death.

    In the early bandit days of the old west, Mr. MITCHELL was employed as a Wells Fargo guard on treasure trains, and his experiences during those days were exciting and hazardous. His body carried the marks of bullet wounds received in many an encounter with outlaws.

    He had been married earlier in life, but both his wife and their one child, a daughter died many years ago. He has some distant relatives living and a merchant somewhere in the Northwest a number of years ago. But as he was a man of reticent personal habits, who had but little contact with members of his family, there is nothing in his effects that will lead to the identity or whereabouts of relatives.

    The remains were laid to rest in Glenwood Springs Tuesday afternoon, the funeral being conducted from the FARUM Mortuary. Quite a number of citizens of Eagle went down to attend the funeral.[

  • MITCHELL, Lula - Mrs. Lula MITCHELL, wife of Sam MITCHELL, died at the hospital in Salida on Tuesday morning of blood poisoning. She had been ill for some time and about two weeks ago was taken to the Salida hospital where it was believed her life might be saved.

    Mrs. MITCHELL is survived by a husband and two small children, a boy of seven and a girl of nine. The family arrived here about a year ago from Oklahoma.[6 Feb. 1914, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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  • MOCKETT, Ralph J. - Red Cliff Young Man Lost Life in Ocean. Ralph J. MOCKETT, son of Battle Mt. Mining Man, Went Down on Alaska. When the steamship Alaska sank off the coast of California last week, Ralph J. MOCKETT of Red Cliff was among the forty odd unfortunates whose lives were lost.

    Ralph MOCKETT, together with R. D. RENNER another Red Cliff young man, joined the merchant marine about six weeks ago and were both members of the Alaska's crew, MOCKETT being quartermaster of the ill-fated ship. The unfortunate young man was about twenty-six years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MOCKETT, jr., of Red Cliff, Mr. MOCKETT being a mining man operating the Alpine group of mines and reduction mill in the Eagle river canon about two miles below Red Cliff.

    MOCKETT and RENNER were both veterans of the World was, the former having seen service with the United States navy in the Marine corps and the latter serving in France with the radio corps. RENNER was among those fortunate enough to be saved.

    The body of Ralph J. MOCKETT, the Red Cliff boy who lost his life when the steamship Alaska was wrecked off the coast of California last week, was shipped to the former home of the family in Lincoln, Neb., this week for burial. The remains were accompanied on the sad journey by young MOCKETT'S shipmate and friend, R. D. RENNER. Mr. and Mrs. J. H. MOCKETT left Red Cliff the first of the week to attend the funeral of their son.[12 August and 19 Aug. 1921, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MONINGER, Samuel Vance - We learn just as we go to press of the death of Samuel Vance MONINGER, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Floyd S. CHAPPEL, west of Glenwood Springs, Wednesday morning, December 13.

    Sam MONINGER was one of the most colorful figures of the early days of Eagle county. He came to Leadville in1879, and in 1883 to Red Cliff. Soon after that he went over onto the Colorado river where he had worked and attempted to develop the placer ground along the river almost continuously until a few month ago, when age and failing health forced him to retire. His health became so poor that a few months ago he and Mrs. MONINGER moved to the home of their daughter, where he remained until heath came Wednesday.

    Private funeral services will be held at 10:30 0'clock Friday morning at the Farnum Chapel in Glenwood Springs.

    Mr. MONINGER is survived by his widow and the one daughter, Mrs. CHAPPEL, and two grandsons, all living at Glenwood.


    By Light Engine Sunday Morning on Sharp Curve in the Canyon

    Last Sunday morning a short time after the section gang had gone to work on the double track in the canyon, a light engine coming down from the top of the hill and rounding a sharp curve ran into the gang who were working on the track. When the engine came upon them all but two were able to make a jump clear of the track, while of the two that were struck by the engine, one of them, Selbiano MONTOYA, a Mexican Indian, was killed instantly while the other man escaped with a few bruises as he was thrown into a snow bank.

    MONTOYA came here about a year ago, from Grand Junction to work for CLARKE the sheep man. He went to work on the Rio Grande Road about two weeks ago on the double track in the canyon where has been working up to the time of the accident.

    MONTOYA has a sister-in-law living at Grand Junction, by the name of ROGERS. The body was taken to the parlors of Undertaker GRAHAM.

    There are a great many sharp curves in the canyon and more care should be taken by engineers coming down on light engines as a few pounds of steam used in whistling might be the means of saving a good many lives.(11 Feb 1909, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MONTROSE, Wallace - Prospector And Trapper Found Dead at Pando. Wallace MONTROSE, 54 Dies Alone In His Cabin--Had Packed His Kit To Go To Work In Timber When Death Struck.

    Wallace MONTROSE, a prospector and trapper 64 years old, was found dead in his cabin near McAllister Switch just below Pando Thursday morning June 7.

    MONTROSE had not been in this country for long, but a few months ago located in the cabin where he died and trapped and prospected the hills in that vicinity all the past winter. His age was determined from his fishing license found on his body, and other than this nothing was found in his effects to identify him.

    He was out fishing on the Eagle river Wednesday and had contracted to go to work in the timber Thursday for Wm. MOLLARD, one of the old time loggers living at Pando. Mr. MOLLARD waited all day for MONTROSE to show up, and in the evening he sent Jerry BELOTTO down to see what was detaining MONTROSE. On entering the cabin, BELOTTO saw MONTROSE lying on the floor beside his pack. He had apparently, packed up his kit preparatory to joining Mr. MOLLARD, when death took him silently and quickly. Coroner DRYMENBERG of Minturn was notified and he, accompanied by Mortician O. W. MEYER of Red Cliff went to Pando, the coroner deciding that an inquest was unnecessary.

    The remains were taken to Red Cliff, and given burial in the Red Cliff cemetery under direction of Mr. MEYER.[15 June 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MOOBERRY, David - Mr. David MOOBERRY, a patriarch of the town and highly respected citizen, died at his residence in Red Cliff yesterday morning, December 10, 1902.

    Mr. MOOBERRY had been in failing health some time, but had been confined to the house only two or three weeks prior to his death. His last illness began with stomach trouble, followed by an attack of grip, which in his advanced age he was unable to repel.

    David MOOBERRY was born near Columbus, Ohio on February 7the, 1829, and hence was nearly 74 years of age. Not withstanding his years, Mr. MOOBERRY followed an active life up to few months prior to his last illness. At his bedside at death and during his last illness were his devoted wife and six sons, as follows: J. H. and A. B. of Lincoln, Nebraska; E. E. of Gilman, David of Russell Gulch, and Charles of Minturn, and Robert, formerly residing with his parents here but lately from Nebraska. Two daughters, Mrs. Jessie BRENIZER of Missouri, and Mrs. L. B. HUDSON of Nebraska, also survive him, but were unable to be present during his final illness.

    The deceased and his bereaved widow were married in Tazewell county, Illinois, on January 14, 1851 - almost 52 years ago. Mr. MOOBERRY's parents removed to Illinois in 1831, and he was one of the pioneers of that state. In 1884 he removed to Colorado, and had resided in this county eleven years. The deceased was a Mason, having been a member of that fraternity about fifty years - ever since his oldest son can recollect.

    The funeral arrangements are not entirely complete at this writing, as relatives from the east are expect to attend. However, the funeral will be held at Red Cliff, and probably tomorrow.(11 DEc 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MOORE, Annie T. - Mrs. Annie T. MOORE, aged 63 years, died at her home at Gilman on Monday, after a brief illness.

    Mrs. MOORE was the mother of Frank MOORE and Mrs. KELLER, both of Gilman and for many years had made her home with her son. She was an old resident of the district, having come to Gilman about twelve years ago.

    The funeral occurred yesterday afternoon, services being held at the Gilman opera house. Rev A. E. MARTIN conducting them, with interment at Ted Cliff. The obsequies were largely attended, many of the friends following the remains to their last resting place and thus testifying to the high regard in which the deceased was held in the community.(20 Feb 1902, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

  • MOORE, Henry - Mr. Henry Moore, aged 71 years, died at Gilman on Last Sunday, October 6, of stomach trouble. Deceased was the father of Mrs. Walter TURNBULL, and had resided at Gilman about one month, having come from Leota, Kan. The funeral occurred on Tuesday, with interment at Greenwood cemetery.(10 Oct 1901, Eagle County Blade, p.3)

  • MOREHART, Jacob W. - Jacob W. MOREHART, a highly respected old gentleman of Eagle, died last Saturday afternoon of paralysis. The deceased had been living on Mrs. KEMPF's ranch on Brush creek. He had been an invalid for some time, having suffered the first stroke about ten months ago.

    The funeral occurred on Sunday at Eagle, Rev. BONNELL of the Methodist church conducting the services. Sunday evening the remains were shipped to the deceased's former home at Logansport, Indiana, accompanied by the widow and a daughter, Mrs. FOWLER. (24 September 1903, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MORGAN, Adelaide - After a long and painful illness, during which time her suffering was intense, Mrs. Adelaide MORGAN passed away in Eagle, Colo., Monday morning, October 10, 1927.

    Born in Kingston, Canada, January 24, 1859, the eldest child of E. J. and Sarah Jane FULFORD, the deceased immigrated to the United States in 1871 settling in Nebraska. In 1876 she was married to Charles HORTON. To this union there were born four children, all of whom survive their mother; Mrs. Nettie PETERSON of Twin Falls, Ida.; Herbert HORTON of Twin Falls, Ida.; Fred HORTON of Spokane, Wash.; and Glen HORTON of Eagle.

    In 1891 the deceased moved to Colorado and Eagle county, and in that year was married to B. S. MORGAN. The latter preceded his wife to the grave nineteen years ago and there were no children of this marriage. Since her husband's death, Mrs. MORGAN and her youngest son, Glen HORTON, have made their home at or near Fulford, Glen lovingly caring for his mother during her declining years. Besides the children she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ole PETERSON of Eagle, and two brothers, A. L. FULFORD of Eagle, and Marshall FULFORD of Los Angeles, Calif.

    The funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon, the Rev. A. R. DENNIS preaching the sermon, and the body was laid to rest in the local cemetery.[14, Oct. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MORRIS, Charles M. - The death of Charles M. MORRIS occurred in Eagle last Wednesday, October 18th, from a complication of diseases. He was visiting his niece, Mrs. A. J. MERRIMAN, at the time of his death, going to Burns early in July from his home at Las Animas for the benefit of his health. He was 60 years of age, having spent 20 years of his life in the cattle business at Toponas, Routt county. For the past six or seven years he has been engaged in the mercantile business at Las Animas with his nephew, T. S. MORRIS, who arrived here yesterday and took the remains back with him last night for burial. The deceased was a member of the K. P. lodge at Las Animas.[15 Oct. 1909, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MORRIS, John B. - John B. MORRIS, died at a Glenwood hospital last Friday night, July 8. Mr. MORRIS was taken suddenly ill at his home on Domantle north of Wolcott one day last week and was taken at once to a Glenwood hospital but died shortly after arrival there. The deceased was a nephew of John and Charles SCHOLL and had lived for a number of years on Domantle. Funeral services were held at Glenwood Thursday afternoon.[15 July 0932, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MORRISON, Catherine - Catherine, the 7-month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John MORRISON, died on Sunday evening. The little sufferer was ill for several weeks witha complication of infantile diseases, accompanied by whooping cough. The sympathy of the public is extended to Mr. and Mrs. MORRISON, as this is the fourth affliction of a similar nature that has visited them, and takes from them their only daughter. The funeral services were held at the Congregational church on Tuesday, Rev. E. A. MARTIN delivering the address.(13 Feb 1902, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MORRISON, John J. - John J. MORRISON, a well known citizen of Gilman, died on Saturday, January 4, 1908, after about a week's illness with pneumonia.

    Mr. MORRISON was a native of Gould, Province of Quebec, Canada, and was about 42 years of age at the time of his death. He was an old resident of Eagle county, having located here about twenty years ago and has followed the avocation of mining. Mrs. MORRISON, who is a daughter of Theodore RABEDEW, and four small children survive him.

    The funeral and interment occurred at Edwards on Tuesday, the trip from Gilman to that place being made by conveyances. A large attendance of friends and acquaintance made up the funeral cortege, the people of the valley along the route of travel generally joining the other friends in paying their last respects to a worthy citizen.(9 Jan 1908, Eagle County Blade, p.1)

  • MOSER, Tony - Last Friday morning the sheriff's office received word from a Pueblo undertaker that Tony MOSER, an inmate, of the state insane asylum, had died that morning, and asking if the deceased had any relatives in this vicinity.

    It will be remembered that MOSER was convicted of insanity in the County court of this county several months ago and taken to the state insane asylum. He gradually grew weaker, being physically as well as mentally broken down at the time he was committed.

    The deceased was about sixty years of age and for years had followed prospecting and was a pioneer of the county. The only known relative is a brother who was formerly a resident of San Francisco, but who is believed at this time to be a resident of Salt Lake city, where he follows contracting. It is not likely that the brothers had even exchanged correspondence for a long time.

  • MOSHER, Marcus Fayette - Marcus Fayette MOSHER was born at Erie, New York, in 1850, and died at Gypsum, Colo., Sunday June 10, 1923.

    Mr. MOSHER came with his parents to Indiana in 1854 where he grew to manhood. He was married to Cynthia MCCLARITH in 1875. To this union there were born nine children of whom three are now living; Mrs. Edna COOK of Kansas, Aden MOSHER of Iowa, and Lawrence MOSHER of Gypsum. The former and latter were present at the funeral, which was held at the M. E. church at Gypsum, Monday afternoon, a large concourse of sorrowing friends following the remains to their last resting place in the Gypsum cemetery.

    He leaves a sorrowing wife, three children, a step-son, and a host of friends to mourn his death.[15 June 1923, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MOSS, Maude Beatrice - Maude Beatrice MOSS was born April 23, 1875, at Admire, Kan. She grew to womanhood and was married to Chas. M. ZARTMAN in Admire, October 10, 1892. To this union were born four children, Melville G., Florine, Byron and another son which died in infancy.

    She moved with her family to Eagle county, Colorado, in October, 1898, and had been constantly a resident of the county in this vicinity until the past three years, which had been spent in California and Denver, Colorado. She passed away in Denver, June 12, 1928.

    There are left to mourn the death of this good woman, one son Melville, and daughter, Florine, the former living in Denver, and the latter in Los Angeles, California; the mother, Mrs. A. M. PLUMLY, Lahoma, Okla.; and a sister, Mrs. Lulu WATERS, Catsby, Okla.

    The funeral service was conducted in Eagle June 23, the last rites over the lady being administered by the Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a devoted member, and the body was laid to rest beside that of her son, Byron, who preceded her in death by but a few months.[29 June 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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  • MUCKEY, Arnold E. - Arnold E. MUCKEY was born in New York state, June 1st 1853; spent a number of years in the lumber fields of Michigan, coming to Colorado about forty years ago, locating in Leadville in the pioneer days of that camp. Later in 1888 he went to Aspen, following mining in both these camps. In this city he met and was married to Mary Elizabeth LUPTON, in October 1889. No children were born to this union, but one daughter by a former marriage. Alice Maude ROTHSCHILD survives, and is living in Aspen.

    Mr. and Mrs. MUCKEY are pioneers of Eagle county, homesteading a ranch up Gypsum creek in October 1893, and later, about eight years ago, being forced by failing health to move to town.

    Arnold E. MUCKEY was a typical pioneer, loving the open, and living much in it, hunting, trapping and catching the wary trout, tracking bear and lion. He knew more of the customs and haunts of wild animals than most men of our day. He was also a capable and competent guide.

    Death came in his 64th year, 3rd month and 28th day, September 29, 1917, as a result of hardening of the arteries, from which deceased he had been a patient sufferer for more than three years.[7 Oct. 1917 Western Slope Enterprise, p1]

  • MUGRAGE, Ohio Columbus - One of Oldest Residents of Sheephorn Passes On.

    Ohio Columbus MUGRAGE was born at Dexter City, Nobel county, Ohio, January 1, 1853, and died at St. Luke's hospital in Denver, January 11, 1936, at the age of 83 years and 11 days, after an illness of eight days of heart ailment.

    Mr. MUGRAGE, one of the earliest settlers of the Sheephorn country in this county, for a number of years devoted himself to farming and the stock raising business. On moving to Radium he continued in the farming business and later became post master and served Radium district in that capacity for 30 years.

    He was married to Nettie HESS of Iowa August 16, 1878, in Iowa, and to this union nine children were born, five of whom survive. Those who survive, besides the widow, Mrs. Nettie MUGRAGE, are his five children, Rachel, Nettie M., Rose, Laura and Alford MUGRAGE; two sisters, Mary R. MUGRAGE of Maryetta, Ohio, and Rose M., of Topeka, Kansas; two brothers, William A. MUGRAGE of Olympia, Wash., and Charles H. MUGRAGE of Glenwood Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

    Mr. MUGRAGE was a free-hearted, good-natured man, not reproachful to any, and he had many friends. He lived up to the light he had and did his best to live straight-forwardly and honestly. His children respected him, and he was a still, quiet spirit at his death, satisfied to go on into the eternal world.---Kremmling Record.[31 Jan. 1936, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]


    Another Eagle county tragedy occurred on Tuesday forenoon at Wolcott. William HERWICK, better known as "Wid" HERWICK, and A. MULNIX were the principals in a shooting affray in which MULNIX was fatally wounded and HERWICK was not hurt.

    MULNIX has been in charge of a stage line running out of Wolcott and HERWICK had formerly been employed by him. It appears that they disagreed over the settlement of the account, a difference of two dollars. On Tuesday they met at the blacksmith shop and an altercation over this matter ensued, out of which the shooting grew. Both men were armed with revolvers and both discharged their weapons twice. MULNIX was shot twice through the body.

    HERWICK gave himself up to Deputy Sheriff FRAZIER and MULNIX was given such attention as was possible until the arrival of doctors. It was evident from the first that he was fatally wounded and he died that evening between 7 and 8 o'clock. The deceased leaves a wife and two small children. The other man is unmarried.

    Details of the deplorable affair are as follows so far as we can lean, in addition to that stated above:

    The men first met that morning in the post office and MULNIX drew a knife and run HERWICK out of the place. It seems that HERWICK owns a revolver which for several months had been left at one of the local saloons. He armed himself with this gun, and MULNIX borrowed a gun. The men next met at the blacksmith shop and both began shooting. MULNIX was hit twice and he fired his own gun twice at HERWICK without effect. One shot penetrated the abdomen and the other the right groin.

    MULNIX made an ante- mortem statement before Justice of the Peace HANSCOME, in the presence of several witnesses, Coroner GILPIN was called and conducted an inquest at which facts about as above related were brought out. HERWICK was arraigned before Justice HANSCOME yesterday and waived preliminary hearing and he was held to the district court in a bond of $2,500. In the custody of Sheriff HENRY he was this morning endeavoring to furnish the bond with the prospect that he will succeed.

    The remains of the deceased were shipped last evening to his former home at Ridgeway, Missouri, for interment.(25 Oct 1906, Eagle County Blade, p. 1)

  • MULNIX, Pauline - Pauline MULNIX, a long time Gypsum resident, died July 19 at the Kingman Regional Health Center in Kingman, Ariz. she was 90.

    Born Jan 19, 1905 in Ault, Colo., Pauline will be remembered as a primary grade school teacher in gypsum. Her career spanned 47 years of dedicated service to education. she earned her B.A. degree and later went on to earn a Master's Degree in education. Her first teaching assignment was in Vail in a one room school house that was accessible only by horseback during the winter months.

    She will also be remembered by her friends as a very talented artist; many of her paintings are on display in homes throughout Eagle County. Pauline was a long time member of the Methodist Church in Gypsum and served as treasurer. She was also a past member of the Rebekah Lodge.

    Pauline lived in Gypsum until 1987, when she moved to Scottsdale, Ariz., where she resided with her niece, Peggy NEFF and her husband, and on their retirement, the past two years in Kingman, Ariz.

    Graveside services were held July 27 in Gypsum with the Rev. David BUTLER presiding.

    Survivors include her brother, Harold MULNIX; nephews Bill MULNIX, Alan MULNIX and Byron WHITE; nieces Peg NEFF, Mary Ann WHITE, Judy DeROSE, Sandra ADAMS, Linda DEAN, and several great nephews and nieces.

    She will be missed by her family and many friends, but all know she is at peace with God. (Eagle Valley Enterprise, 3 August 1995)

  • MUND, Alfred Henry - Alfred Henry MUND of Eagle died April 9 at his home. He was 71.

    Mr. MUND lived in the valley from, 1964-1980, moving to California and returning to the area in 1990. He was a member of the Carpenters Union for 35 years. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

    Survivors include his step-sons, Tony MORENO of Glenwood Springs, Leroy MORENO (Pati) of New Castle, and Art MORENO, also of New Castle; step-grandchildren Phillip MORENO (Gloria), Christopher MORENO (Amy), David MORENO, Alfred MORENO, Melissa MORENO, Toni MORENO, Anna MORENO, Michael MORENO; and step-great grandchildren Dominic and Julian MORENO, and Nicor MORENO. (Eagle Valley Enterprise April 18, 1996)




    A most distressing tragedy occurred on Monday afternoon at Minutrn, when Miss Grace NOTTINGHAM shot and instantly killed Ed MURPHY, a well known fireman employed by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad company.

    The tragedy took place in the sitting room of the young woman's mother, Mrs Angeline HURD, at Minturn. The only persons present were the deceased, Miss NOTTINGHAM and Mrs. HURD. Miss NOTTINGHAM and Mrs. HURD were asked by The Blade representative if they desired to make a statement at this time, and they did not.

    The daily papers have devoted a good many columns to sensational accounts of the killing, which have for a basis only the neighborhood gossip at Minturn, which may contain facts or may not.

    It is however only reasonable to conclude that there must have been provocation of some character for the deed, and as to the nature of this The Blade will pursue its fixed course and pass the determination of it up to the proper tribunal to hear the evidence. Miss NOTTINGHAM soon realized the result of her act and this was followed by pitiable distress, the girl being hysterical, and in a condition to demand constant attention from her mother and guards.

    Her mother, Mrs. HURD, has also been well nigh prostrated and had no idea a tragedy was impending.

    MURPHY and Miss NOTTINGHAM had been keeping company for some time, and it is evident that the tragedy was the outcome of a lovers' quarrel.

    Immediately after the shooting the sheriff and coroner were telegraphed for and Dr. COFFMAN, the resident physician at Minturn, hurried to the scene. MURPHY was dead before he arrived, and Dr. COFFMEN formally placed the young lady under arrest. Deputy Sheriff M. J. HENRY and Constable Charles TERRILL soon arrived on the scene. The body was not disturbed. MURPHY was sitting in a rocking chair and apparently never moved after the shot. Only one shot was fired, it being in the left breast.

    When the Red Cliff officers arrived Coroner FARNUM took charge of the remains, and Under Sheriff NIMS procured a warrant from Justice MAYNARD's court before which Miss NOTTINGHAM was taken under a charge of felonious murder. She pleaded not guilty and was remanded to the custody of the sheriff pending the setting of a date for the preliminary hearing.

    Coroner FARNUM impaneled a jury which viewed the remains and the inquest was continued until Wednesday at 9 o'clock.

    Miss NOTTINGHAM is a daughter of the late W. H. NOTTINGHAM, and was born and has grown up in the county. She has always borne a good reputation, is of a quiet deposition, much attached to her mother and other relatives and of more than ordinary prepossessing appearance. She is 21 years of age and for several years has been one of the belles of local society.

    The deceased was a young man of good reputation and highly respected by his fellow employees and acquaintances. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, which organization took charge of his effects and directed the temporary disposition of the remains. His mother as well as an uncle, P. MURPHY, at Miami, Indian Territory, were communicated with and instructions were received to ship the remains to Columbus, Kansas. On Tuesday evening another uncle, from Salina, Kansas, arrived. C. C. FREW, of the firemen accompanied the remains east.

    On Tuesday Miss NOTTINGHAM was again taken before the justice, when she waived preliminary hearing, and was then brought to Red Cliff.

    In the meantime her attorney had taken up the case with Judge OWENS and District Attorney PURPLE and on Wednesday instructions were received from the Judge admitting the defendant to bail in the sum of $2,000, the bond to be approved by the clerk of the court. Mrs. HURD and John AITKEN of Gilman, qualified on the bond and Miss NOTTINGHAM was released.(2 July 1903, Eagle County Blade, p. 8)

  • MURRAY, Evelyn - Evelyn MURRAY, 78, of Trapelo Rd., Waltham, Mass., died on Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, at her daughter's home in Gypsum of liver cancer.

    She was born March 29, 1919, in Thorbum, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Alexander and Lydia BEATON MacDonald, the 12th of 13 children. She was married in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, on July 14, 1947, to Duncan Ivor MURRAY. She was widowed in 1951. Evelyn and her only daughter, Helen Ann, moved to the Boston area in 1956 where she worked at the Walter E. Femald State School for 29 years.

    Evelyn had great faith in God's love and care, which was evident in her peaceful passing. She had been a member of the Newton Presbyterian Church for almost 40 years. Twice a year, once in the summer and again at Christmas, Evelyn went to Colorado to spend time with her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy.

    She is survived by her daughter, Helen MURRAY LINDOW; her grandchildren, Chelsea Ann and Duncan Macivor LINDOW, all of Gypsum; by her sisters, Jessie ROSS, also of Waltham; and Isabel WATT of Pictou, Nova Scotia; by her nieces Phyllis CONSTANTINO, Joan CUMMINSKEY and Patsey RUNDGREN of Massachusetts; and by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada.[6 Nov. 1997, Eagle Valley Enterprise]

  • MURRAY, Matthew - Matthew MURRAY passed away at the County Home at Gypsum Monday, January 16, 1928.

    Matt MURRAY was about 70 years of age and passed nearly 40 years of his life around the mines of Eagle county. For many years he mined on Cross creek, having charge of property up there, backed by a company of Catholic sisters. Of recent years he had lived near Pando on a mining claim in which he had great faith. Failing health the past few years had curtailed his activities, and most of the past two years had been spent as a patient at the County Home. He was buried in the Gypsum cemetery Monday by county Mortician O. W. MEYER of Red Cliff.[20 Jan 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

  • MURRAY, Tyler - Tyler MURRAY died Dec. 23 following an auto accident. He was 14.

    He is survived by his parents, John and Myrna, and his brother, Jed, all of Olathe. Also surviving are grandparents Mabel MURRAY of Pueblo, and Purley and Betty BERTROCH of Gypsum.

    Tyler was a 7th grader and attended the Olathe Middle School. He was active in leadership at the school, involved in church youth fellowship and was a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 479. He also enjoyed motorcycling and working at the orchard with his father.

    He can be remembered by everyone in Olathe as he sped through town on his wheel chair with a smile on his face. He will be greatly loved and missed by everyone.

    He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, including Jack, Jeanette and Jason SCHOCH of Goldsboro, N.C., Jim MURRAY of Pueblo, Mary, Greg, Jeff, Ginny and Jennifer BEAUMONT, Gary and Krista BERTROCH, Kenneth BERTROCH, Mike, Eileen, Mathew, Michelle, Brian and Amy ELLIOT, Jim, June, Chris, Betty and Clint NESTOR, Lane, Sue, Amanda and Jessica DUNCAN, all of Gypsum.

    Funeral services were held Dec. 27 at the United Methodist Church of Gypsum. A memorial service was held Dec. 28 at the Olathe United Methodist Church. Farnum-Holt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. A memorial announcement appeared previously in The Enterprise Dec. 26 issue. (Eagle Valley Enterprise 1/9/97)

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