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Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., September 3, 1911 Page 6, Section I

Came to Denver in 1871; Put Up Many Big Buildings in Early Days.
(Original includes photo)

David Cain, one of the early contractors in Denver, builder of the City Hall, for ten years owner of the cigar stand in City Hall, and known to all the old-time politicians, is dead.

Cain died at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, two hours after a stroke of paralysis, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Richards, 1239 California Street. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Walley & Rollins' Undertaking Rooms, under the auspices of the G. A. R.

Cain came to Denver from Mitchell, Ind., in 1871, and engaged in contracting. Many of the early buildings of the city were erected by him. Among the best known buildings erected by him were the City Hall, the first part of the East Denver High School, the Colorado National Bank building, the McLain building and the old Times building on Lawrence Street. Denver has grown so rapidly in the last dozen years that a majority of the buildings erected by him have been torn down to make room for modern structures.


Cain was born in Pennsylvania, about fifty miles from Philadelphia, 83 years ago. He came west early in life and located at St. Louis, where he was living at the beginning of the Civil War. He went to the front first as a lieutenant in John C. Fremont's famous bodyguard, and later he left that body of soldiers to enlist as a lieutenant in the Twenty-sixth Missouri Cavalry. He soon was promoted to be captain, and left the army brevetted major.

At the conclusion of the war he removed to Indiana, where he had a contract for building bridges for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In 1871 he removed to Denver, which was then beginning its growth. Cain at once plunged into building in Denver, and soon was known as the foremost builder in town. He amassed considerable money in the beginning, and he used to say that the only time he departed from his trade was in 1875, he got gold fever.


He started a mine in Boulder County, sunk a shaft 175 feet and ran a drift for 200 feet, and then took out a score of sacks of ore which he hauled to an assayer in Denver. The assayer was unable to find even a trace of gold in the "ore" and so Cain decided that he was a builder and not a miner.

Cain devoted himself exclusively to contracting and his profits he put into Denver real estate. At one time he was considered very wealthy, owning a great deal of real estate, but the panic of 1893 made him a bankrupt, as it did so many pioneers.

Cain did little contracting after the panic, and in the later '90s was given the right to open a cigar store in the lobby of City Hall. He continued this stand for ten years, retiring four years ago. He became known at the cigar stand to all the politicians of town and to thousand of citizens.

He never took any interest, however, in politics, and despite changes in administrations, he continued to hold the stand. Four years ago age prompted him to sell, and since that time he has lived with his daughter. His wife died ten years ago, and his only living children are Mrs. Richards and Mrs. Nellie Wade, Taylor Apartments, Fourth Avenue and Broadway.

Funeral Notice - 9/3/1911 CAIN - Funeral of the late David Cain will be held today at 2 p. m. from funeral chapel of Walley & Rollins under auspices of G. A. R. Memorial Association. Interment Riverside.  (Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)



End of James Carney, Evidently Once a Man of Property

Rocky Mountain News, 8/26/1895

     At the Globe House, 1530 Market Street, yesterday morning James Carney, an unfortunate beggar, died suddenly.  His remains were taken to the morgue.  Four months ago, Carney, who had only one one-leg, came to the house.  No one at the place knows his history, but he was without funds and homeless and to his fellow lodgers he was an object of pity.  He was about 60 years of age and quite helpless.  Last week some lodgers at the house clubbed together and paid for Carney's lodging for two months.  Yesterday morning about 8:30 o'clock, the manager of the house found Carney dead in bed.  There were no evidences of suicide or foul play and it is believed that the old man, who, perhaps was happy and prosperous at one time in his life, died a natural death.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

CASEY, Thomas F.


Rocky Mountain News, 8/8/1895

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

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

CASLER, Eli Eliber




Rocky Mountain News, 2/3/1895

Special to The News

CENTRAL CITY,--Colo., Feb 2—Eli Eliber Casler, one of the oldest mill men of this county, died last night at his residence in Black Hawk, after a short illness of pneumonia. He had been engaged in stamp milling since 1863, the date of his arrival here. He first located in Nevadaville, working for the late Truman Whitcomb. He leaves a wife, son and daughter. His funeral will occur Monday afternoon from the Presbyterian Church in Black Hawk. He was a native of New York State, and was 60 years of age.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 10 March 1948 Page 37

Mrs. Mary Louise Carsten

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Carsten, 92-year-old early-day Denverite, will be held at 2 p. m. today in Emmaus Lutheran Church, W. 31st ave. and Irving st. Burial will be conducted by Hofmann Mortuary in Riverside.

Mrs. Carsten died Saturday in her home, 2801 Chase st., Edgewater. She was injured three weeks ago in a fall.

Mrs. Carsten was born in Germany March 18, 1856. She came to the United States with her parents in 1880 [should be 1890], and came to Denver in 1884 [should be 1894].

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Gates of Edgewater, Mrs. Louise Dillon of Denver, Mrs. Alvina Butterbaugh and Mrs. May Elliott of Pasadena, Calif.; three sons, Henry Carsten of Edgewater, William Carsten of San Pedro, Calif., and Samuel Carsten of Los Angeles; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Contributed by: Leona L. Gustafson

Gustafson-Wichmann Ancestry

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 22, 1911 Page 5

20 Years on Force, Sergeant M. Casey, Ex-Patrolman Dies.

Father of Mrs. Roady Kenehan Suddenly Succumbs to Heart Disease.

Martin Casey, for twenty years in the Denver Police service, died suddenly yesterday evening at his home at 554 Inca Street of heart disease. Casey, who was retired two years ago with the rank of Sergeant, had not been ill. He spent Monday about the City Hall visiting with old acquaintances.

Casey entered the Police Department in 1874. He acted as a patrolman and later as a sergeant until his retirement in 1909, when he was pensioned under the civil service.

He is survived by a widow, three daughters and four sons. Mrs. Roady Kenehan is the eldest daughter. Two daughters are in a convent in Arizona. The sons are NeilWilliamJohn and Thomas Casey, all of Denver.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 11/22/1911
Funeral Notices:
CASEY--The funeral of Martin J. Casey will take place Monday morning from his late residence, 558 Inca Street, at 8:30 o'clock, requiem high mass at St. Joseph's Church at 9 o'clock, to Mt. Olivet Cemetery by carriage.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

The Denver Post, Denver, Colo., Thurs., Dec. 18, 1969 Page 90


Services were Thursday in Moore Mortuary for Mrs. Castetter, 83, of 7200 E. Harvard Ave. Burial was in Crown Hill.

Mrs. Castetter, a Denver resident for 80 years, died Monday after a lengthy illness.

She was born July 28, 1886, and came to Denver with her family 1889. She was married Jun 1, 1906, to Dave L. Castetter in Denver. He died in 1925.

She was a life member of North Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Ladies Society of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and Electa Chapter No. 60 of Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are two sons, Luther M. Castetter, Denver, and Ronald A. Castetter, Laguna Hills, Calif; a daughter, Mrs. June C. Larsen, Denver; three sisters, Mrs. Williams Scheutte, Elizabeth, Colo., Mrs. Grover Posey, Estes Park, Colo., and Mrs. Edwin Friedholm, Denver, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Friends may make memorial contributions to the North Presbyterian Church Organ Fund or Eastern Star Home Memorial.  

(Contributed by Leona L. Gustafson)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., May 28, 1911 Page 1
William A. Cates Most Daring Plains Pony Carrier.

Known as Squarest Sport in Denver, Scorned a Crook.
(Includes photo)

William A. Cates, said to be the last surviving pony express rider, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 2018 California Street. He was 68 years old.

So far as known Cates had no relatives and it is said that he left a fortune of $50,000 to charity and to the Elks, of which he had been a member since 1885.

Cates, it is said, was one of the most daring of the pony express riders and that he took part in the record of seven days, seventeen hours and seventeen minutes from St. Joseph, Mo., to Sacramento, Cal., being one of the greatest runs by horse ever made.

In the pony express were eighty regular riders and Buffalo Bill was one of them.Cates participated in many exciting events of the early days in the West. When Denver began to become a city he forsook the pony express and settled here. For years he was one of the squarest and best known sporting men in town, and it is said by his friends that he would never associate with any man who was known to be crooked.

Cates had been ill several weeks, and his death was not unexpected. His attorney and personal friend was Carl H. Cochhrane, who is out of town, and it is probable his will will not be opened until the lawyer returns.

The Elks will probably have charge of the funeral.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)



Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News, 3/28/1895

LOUISVILLE, Colo., Mar. 27.--Jacob Charnyk, a Polander, 32 years old, was instantly killed by falling rock at the Acme mine at 8 o'clock this morning.  The man had just commenced work, when, without warning a large quantity of rock came down from the roof of the mine and completely buried him.  He leaves a wife but no children.  The coroner has been notified and will hold an inquest. 

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver


CHRIST, Frailey


Rocky Mountain News 5/29/1895

     Frailey Christ, one of the pioneers of Arapahoe County died at St. Anthony's Hospital Monday afternoon.  The deceased was a cattleman, having for the past twenty-five years followed cattle-raising and farming in Colorado.  At the time of his death he was 64 years old.  He was born in Pottsville, Pa., and came to this state just twenty-five years ago.  He was a bachelor and he leaves one sister and one brother. 

Contributed by Rita TImm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., January 12, 1914 Page
Mrs. Cheyney, 94, Dies While J[o]cking; To Be Buried Today
(Obituary & photo)
(Funeral Notice)

The funeral of Mrs. Mary A Cheyney, 94 years old, a resident of Colorado for the last 38 years, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D.G. Dunsmore, 845 South Log Street, will be held at 10-o'clock this morning from Olinger's mortuary. Interment will be at Fairmount cemetery.

Mrs. Cheyney came to Colorado from Ohio in 1876, driving overland with an ox team. Soon after her arrival here she moved to Fort Lupton with her husband. They located on a farm and lived there until the time of the latters death in 1902.

She was married in Pennsylvania, her native state [actually married in Ohio], in 1840. Eight children, two of whom survive, were born. She is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

Up to the time of her death Mrs. Cheyney had been well and active. A few minutes before she died she had been talking and joking with a friend

(Contributed by: Brynda Dickson)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., April 28, 1911 Page 7


Mrs. Eliza Christy Was Resident of Denver Since 1865

Mrs. Eliza Christy, 72, wife of Captain Charles Christy, a pioneer of Denver, died at her home 519½ Twenty-fourth St., yesterday morning of heart failure.

Mrs. Christy came to Colorado in 1865 with her husband. Since her residence here she has been an active and one of the oldest members of the Ladies' Aid Society of the Colorado Pioneers.

The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from Walley and Rollin's Undertaking Rooms. Interment will be made in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., October 30, 1911 Page 3
Mrs. James R. Cline Dies After Pneumonia Siege
Came to Colorado With Her Parents More Than Thirty Years Ago.

After an illness of less than two weeks, Mrs. Frankie Iola Cline, wife of James R. Cline, died at her home, 812 Twenty-fourth Street, Saturday afternoon. Death resulted from pneumonia.

Mrs. Cline was born in Joliet, Ill., in 1871. She came to Colorado with her parents and located in Idaho Springs more than thirty years ago. She attended the public schools there and finished her education in Denver. She came to Denver with her mother twenty years ago and has lived here since. Eleven years ago she married James R. Cline.

Mrs. Cline is survived by her mother, Mrs. Myria P. Mead, her sister, Allie B. Mead and her husband.

The funeral will be held from the family home, 812 Twenty-fourth Street, this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will be made at Fairmount Cemetery. Friends are invited to the house, but the interment will be private.

(contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)



Rocky Mountain News, 7/19/1895

Pg 8 (Includes pen and ink portrait.)


Death of John A. Clough, Lately of North Denver.



He Attended Services at Trinity M. E. Church and the Same Evening Left for His Former Home in Maryland--Attack of Heart Disease Prostrated Him, and He Died in Maryland Wednesday Night at 11 O'Clock--Promoted Many Local Enterprises.


In the death of John A. Clough Denver sustains the loss of a citizen who has been actively engaged in promoting her welfare for the last twenty-five years.  Mr. Clough attended service at Trinity Church last Sunday.  That evening he left for a visit to his old home in Centerville, Md. He arrived at that place Wednesday night at 7 o'clock.  He was seized with heart failure and his death took place four hours later.

     Mr. Clough was born at Centerville, Carolina County, Maryland, in 1826.  He received a common school education and then taught school for three years.  He then engaged in farming and stock dealing until 1872, when he moved to Colorado, arriving in Denver May 19 of that year.  Mr. Clough's early knowledge of the cattle business was put into active use in his new home.  He built the first stockyard in Denver, and turned the cattle trade of the West into this city.  He was afterwards interest in building the first packing house in Denver.  In 1885 Mr. Clough sold his stockyards with a view of retiring from business.  He returned to Maryland, intending to make his home there for the rest of his days.  But like many others who try to do this after a residence in the West, he became dissatisfied.  Therefore in 1887 he accepted the presidency of the Colorado Saving Bank. Later Mr. Clough became President of the North Side Savings bank.  This was the only savings bank in the city which never closed its doors during the disastrous panic of '93 from which so many banks have never recovered.  One of Mr. Clough's characteristic traits was the watchful care he exercised over any interest entrusted to him. He was tenfold more zealous for these than for his own.


     Mr. Clough was one of he staunchest supporters of Methodism in Denver.  He was an old line Maryland Methodist, having become a convert to that church in his youth, and never having weakened in his love and devotion to its welfare.  His earliest gift to the church of his choice was in the midst of boyhood struggles, when he once saved and gave as his yearly offering, 22 cents.  This little gift represented more sacrifice than any of the donations of his later years, principally though they sometimes were.  He was a trustee of Denver University from the time of its foundation, and for eight years served as treasurer of the Board of Trustees without pay.  At the time of the erection of the buildings at the corner of Arapahoe and Fourteenth, he declined a re-election.  During the past spring he acted as president of the board during the absence and illness of the President and Vice President.  He was always a member of the executive committee.  He gave over $10,000 for the erection of Trinity Church, and this magnificent temple of Methodism would never have occupied its present site had Mr. Clough not come forward with one-fourth the sum necessary to purchase the site, which resulted in raising sufficient funds to complete the purchase.  He was always president of the Board of Trustees both of Trinity and of the old Lawrence Street Church before it.  He was also treasurer of the Colorado Conference Preachers' Aid Society, and did much to sustain preachers at weak points in the community.


     Mr. Clough was descended from an old Welsh family whose annals run back to the rein of Henry VII, and whose present old country representative still resides in the family mansion, built in Denbeigh, North Wales in 1567.  Mr. Clough's direct ancestors came to New York from Scotland in colonial days.  He was a man who was remarkable for his natural powers of mind and character, unassisted though they were by a liberal education.  He was plain and unassuming and a man of the most sterling worth.  An incident of the recent conference held in Trinity Church is eminently characteristic of him.  One of the delegates was an colored man from Akron.  One day he took this gentleman out to lunch with him.  At the first restaurant, the Negro was denied permission to eat.  Mr. Clough had been a typical Maryland Democrat all his life, and a slaveholder before the war.  Nevertheless he took the colored man's arm and walked out of the restaurant with him.  This was repeated four times, till finally they found a place that would let the negro eat.  In 18??, (unreadable), he was married to his second wife, Miss A. K. Carie, a wealthy and cultured lady of Denver.  This lady survives him, together with two sons, Joseph and John.  Of these the former is a resident of Denver, and the latter of Centerville, Md. The interment will be at the latter place.


     During the quarterly conference in May, Mr. Clough's name was presented by Trinity Church as a candidate for election to the general conference.  In connection with this the following tribute was offered.  It is somewhat remarkable that this tribute which is of the nature of the resolutions generally passed after the death of an honored man, should have been paid him so shortly before the close of his life:

     (Transcriber note: this section forward includes an extended tribute to Mr. Clough.)

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver




Special to the News

Rocky Mountain News, 1/4/1895

PUEBLO, Colo., Jan. 3.--Dr. John T. Collier of this city died at Syracuse, Kan., soon after 1 o'clock yesterday morning at the age of 68 years.  His ailment was neuralgia of the heart and his illness was very brief.  He leaves but one child, a daughter living at Sterling, Kan.  In 1864 Dr. Collier left his birthplace in Collier County, Mo., and went to California.  Soon after this he engaged in the live stock business in Nevada and proved himself very competent.  In 1871 he came to Colorado and made Pueblo his home.  The funeral will be held here probably Sunday afternoon.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, June 10, 1911 Page 2
Conant, Rufus P. Who Passed Through Denver in 1860, Buried at Yampa.

(Special to The News)

Yampa, Colo. June 9 - The remains of Rufus P. Conant, one of the first pioneers of Colorado, was buried here yesterday afternoon. He was 83 years old and came to Colorado in 1860.

Until a year ago, when Conant and his wife moved to Routt County, he had lived in Douglas County, in and near Castle Rock. In the early days he ranched and in later life conducted a livery barn and feed store in Castle Rock.

Conant passed through Denver on his way from Missouri to Central City and Black Hawk in May, 1860, when Denver comprised a few houses near the mouth of Cherry Creek. He was the original owner of the Broadway triangle in Denver where the pioneer monument is being erected, having taken up a government claim.

Conant is survived by a widow, three daughters and two sons. Two of the daughters, Mrs. Frank Scott and Mrs. R. C. Wood, live in Tampa, while the third, Mrs. Carlotta Van Eaton, resides in Olympia, Wash., where one of the sons, Thomas, also is. The other son, Harry, lives in Rifle.

(contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

COOLEY, Harriet


Rocky Mountain News 1/25/1895

     Schoolmates and friends of Harriet Cooley will regret to learn of her death, which occurred yesterday at 1347 Emerson Street.  She was a daughter of the late Judge Cooley of Aspen and a bright and winsome little girl, she had just passed her 15th birthday.  Mrs. Cooley has many friends in Denver, who will sympathize with her in the loss of this daughter, her sole remaining child.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

COOMBS, Richard Stanley

Denver Post, 1/24/1895

     Richard Stanley Coombs, government reporter during the famous Rarnell and Phoenix trial in London, died yesterday of pneumonia at his residence on Pearl Street.  He leaves a wife and one child.  He body was shipped last evening to Hamilton, Canada for interment. 

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., Aug. 5, 1911 Page 7

Asthma Claims Man Famous in Early Days of Colorado and Active Until Recent Years.

John C. Cornell, builder of several Colorado railroad lines, died of asthma Thursday night at his home, 2320 Glenarm Place. Cornell was afflicted with asthma for years and for the last few years suffered intensely. He is survived by a widow and one son, Harry. Funeral services will be held from Rogers' Undertaking chapel Monday afternoon, and interment will be in Fairmount Cemetery, beside the body of his adopted son, who died about 15 years ago.

Cornell left his home in Brooklyn, N. Y., at the close of the Civil War. He came to Colorado and engaged in railroad building, his first work in that line being the construction of a Colorado & Southern branch connecting Trinidad and Walsenburg. He built the Crystal River railroad to Redstone, Colo., and in 1900 built the Colorado and Wyoming railroad, connecting Trinidad and Tercia and belong to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. Until his health failed him about four years ago, he was superintendent of that road and a town on the lien is named Cornell in his honor.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

The Daily News, Denver, Colo., January 8, 1904 Page 14

Mary F. Crary


News Received of the Death of Mrs. M. F. Crary, Formerly of Denver.

            A cablegram from Honolulu, to Mrs. A. W. Steele, announces the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary F. Crary, which occurred yesterday morning in that city. Only a brief notice of the death was conveyed in the telegram, so that no further particulars are known. 

        Mrs. Crary, accompanied by her daughter, Miss Catherine Crary, left Denver for Honolulu about the middle of November.  She was suffering with cancer of the liver, and was so ill when she reached Honolulu that an operation was performed at once.  Her death has been expected daily for some time.  Mrs. Crary died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. P. L. Weaver, wife of Judge Weaver of the Hawaiian Land Court.

        As the widow of the late Dr. B. F. Crary, who was one of the most eminent clergymen of Colorado,  Mrs. Crary was well known in Denver.  Dr. Crary was associated with former Governor John Evans in the founding of the University of Denver, and was one of the most prominent Methodist divines in the West.  Dr. Crary is buried at San Francisco, and the body of Mrs. Crary will probably be interred there.

        The deceased was the sister-in-law of Fred A. Meredith, at one time editor of The News, and an aunt of Ellis Meredith.  Mrs. H. H. Winn, her daughter, is the curator of the School of Mines.   

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., August 22, 1911 Page 7

Taken From Train Unconscious, S. G. Croix Succumbs At Denver Hospital.

Death interrupted the flight of S. G. Croix, 40 years old, who was on his way from Canon City to his old home in Newcastle, Pa. He arrived in Denver late last night but was so ill that it was necessary to take him off the train.

The police ambulance was called and Dr. Ackley, who was in charge, feared the patient would die before the county hospital could be reached. Croix died an hour later.

Little is known of the man here. A card was found in his pocket which advised that any who might be interested that the Masonic Lodge at Newcastle be informed if anything should happen to the bearer.

Croix was a victim of tuberculosis, and knowing that his days were numbered, decided to go back to Pennsylvania to die among his old friends. When he was taken off the train at Denver he was unconscious.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

CROSSON, Dominik


Special to The News

Rocky Mountain News, 8/22/1895

Aspen, Colo., Aug. 21.,-- Dominik Crosson, an old timer in the camp, was found dead in a vault in the rear of Cooper Avenue today.  He was a pump man on the Schiller mine.  Crosson, came here from Leadville in 1888 and owned a home and mining interests on Richmond Hill.

Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Daily News, Denver, Colo., July 5, 1902, page 12


John Curry succumbed to the ravages of miner's consumption at his late residence, 903 E. Fourteenth Avenue, shortly after midnight yesterday morning.

Mr. Curry was born in Camborne, England, in 1856, and came to this country, locating at Black Hawk, twenty-two years ago. He engaged in mining in Gilpin County, and for fifteen years was superintendent of mines for the Fisk Mining and Milling Company at Black Hawk. Two years ago he was compelled to give up his position on account of ill health and with his family removed to his late address in this city.

About two years before he left England, Mr. Curry married, and he is survived by his widow and five daughters, Mrs. Susie Rogers, wife of George Rogers of Black Hawk; Misses BessieMinnieMable and Bertha Curry.

The funeral services will be held at the family residence tomorrow afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. M. Barnes. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Denver Post, Denver, Colo., January 13, 1915 Page 5

Patrick Curtin, age 48, a conductor on the Denver & Interurban line between this city and Boulder was found dead in his room at the Granite Hotel last night. He had lived in Denver for fifteen years, and had resided at the Granite for the last eleven.

Apoplexy was given as the cause of his death. He was said to have been worth a considerable amount of money from incomes received from lands in Nebraska. He gave large sums to charities and gave Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner to many poor persons of Denver.

He is survived by a cousin, J. B. Curtin, who also lives at the Granite Hotel, and three brothers in Kansas City. The brothers will take the remains to Kansas City for burial.

Curtin started in railroad work in 1892 in Kansas City and was never married. He had been with the interurban company ever since the line was installed.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver