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Rocky Mountain News, 1/3/1895

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo., Jan. 2-- Chas. E. Dale, employed by the Witcher Lumber Company in felling trees west of Mount Pisgah, was instantly killed while engaged in his work this afternoon.  The butt of a tree struck him on the head and crushed it.  Deceased was a Mason, single and his parents reside in Arkansas.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., January 9, 1907 Page 1 - Contributed by Rita Timm, 1895 Denver

Henry L. Davis

Prominent Insurance Broker's Career Ends.
(Original includes photo)

At 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon Henry L. Davis died in his room in the Barth block. He had lived in Denver many years.

Mr. Davis was born at Paris, Ky., June 8, 1836. In 1867 he married Miss Carrie L. Holbrook, who survives him. One son was born of the union; Harry L. Davis, who died ten years ago while serving as paymaster general of the Colorado National Guard.

In 1878 Mr. Davis removed to Colorado on account of ill health. He engaged in merchandising at Canon City, and then went to Gunnison in 1882. In 1887 he removed to Denver and became a member of the firm of Packard, Wilson & Davis, doing a general insurance business.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 15, 1911 Page 12

Charles A. Dehn

Charles A. Dehn, Secretary of the National Master Plumbers' Association, died at his home, 823 Clarkson Street, Monday, of tubercular meningitis. He was 29 years old. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Dehn, 1322 Tremont Place, Colorado pioneers. He is survived by his widow, two sisters and one brother.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., July 28, 1911 Page 5


Mrs. Margaret Ann DeLan Victim of Diseases Incident to Old Age.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS [Garfield County], Colo.--July 27.--Mrs. Margaret Ann DeLan, wife of Attorney S. J. DeLan of this city; who had been a resident of Colorado for a quarter of a century, died last Friday of diseases incident to old age. She was 74 years old. Although Mrs. DeLan had been in ill health for several years, it was only a week before her death that she became seriously ill.

Besides her husband, Serville J. DeLan, she leaves a son, Eugene A. DeLan of Trenton, N. J., and two daughters, Mrs. Louise Smith and Miss Anna DeLan of Glenwood.

The funeral held Monday, at the Episcopal Church, was in charge of Bishop Brewster and Archdeacon Doggett.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., July 6, 1911 Page 4

Mrs. Eliza Ann Dey Had Been a Denver Resident Since 1879.

Mrs. Eliza Ann Dey, a resident of Denver since 1879, died Monday at her home, 2201 Race Street. Mrs. Dey was born in Mongomery County, Indiana, September 8, 1834. She was married to John E. Dey in 1852 and together they came to Colorado in 1879.

She is survived by five children, Charles E. DeyMrs. Carrie E. Loser, and Mrs. Mary Louise Hill of Denver; Mrs. H. B. Somer of Cripple Creek andMrs. Annie L. Stacey of Chicago.

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon. Interment was at Fairmount.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver


DILL, Peter


Denver Post, 3/23/1895

     All members of Veteran Post No. 42, G. A. R., and other comrades and old soldiers are requested to attend the funeral services of the late Peter Dill, One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Ohio Infantry, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Lincoln Hall, 1415 Larimer Street.

Contributed by Rita Timm 1895 Denver



Rocky Mountain News, 1/30/1895

LA JUNTA, Colo., Jan 29--Early this morning Charlie Donnovan was arrested for attempting an outrage on Hope Claussen, the 9 year old daughter of James Claussen.  While the warrant was being read Donnovan was attacked with and epileptic fit.  Before the preliminary examination could be heard Donnovan was dead.  It is not thought that he attempted anything criminal with the little girl, but being drunk and fond of children, he was only caressing her in his maudlin way.  The little girl was frightened, but not injured in any way.  Donnovan has relatives in Missouri and Vermont who have been wired concerning his death from over-indulgence in liquor.

Contributed by Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., August 20, 1911 Page 5, Section I
Lawyer, 84, Dead; Brought Books to State in a Wagon.

Joseph M. Dorr, Well Known in Colorado Victim of Pneumonia at Des Moines. (Original includes photo)

Joseph M. Dorr, one of the pioneer lawyers of Colorado, who for many years practiced before the courts in Colorado City and later at Colorado Springs, died in Des Moines, Iowa, yesterday. He was 84 years old.

Over forty years ago Dorr came to Colorado, traveling over the plains in a prairie schooner with his law books. He settled in Colorado City. Some years ago he sold his practice at Colorado Springs to Judge J. C. Helm, who had just come to the state.

Three sons survive. They are Mark. L. Dorr of Colorado Springs, Dr. E. E. Dorr and John W. Dorr of Des Moines. Two daughters, Mrs. Geroge Stidger, wife of Denver's former District Attorney, and Mrs. David Elliot, of Colorado Springs, also survive.

Last October, Mrs. Joseph W. Dorr died at Colorado Springs and the home was broken up. Dorr moving to Des Moines, where he made his home with his sons. Last Sunday he fell while ascending the steps of the home and broke his leg. Pneumonia set in and he succumbed, owing to his advanced age.

Dorr was born in Indiana. He studied law and practiced there and was at one time prosecuting attorney for the county. After retiring from the active practice of law, Dorr had accumulated quite a fortune through fortunate real estate investments at Colorado Springs.

The funeral arrangements await word from Mrs. David Elliot, who is spending the summer on an island off the coast of Maine.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., June 9, 1911 Page 10

William Draper Had Resided in That City Since 1871. (Special to The News)

Pueblo, June 8.—William W. Draper, a pioneer of Pueblo, died today at his residence here. Mr. Draper owned a large ranch near Goodnight and considerable city real estate. He came to Pueblo in 1871.

He was born in Syracuse, N. Y., in 1837, and is survived by two children, Mrs. Frank Allison of this city and George M. Draper, of Akron, Mo. He was a member of the Southern Colorado Pioneers' Association.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., March 30, 1915

Pioneer Architect Also Designed Many of Denver's Largest Schoolhouses.

David W. Dryden, pioneer architect, who designed many of Denver's school buildings, died Thursday in the Mercy Hospital. Bright's disease was the cause of death. Dryden was 54 years old.

He opened an office in Denver thirty-five years ago and was appointed supervising architect for Denver School District No. 1 in 1901 and served until Feb. 1, 1912, when he resigned because of ill health. Among the school buildings which he designed and directed the construction of are the North Side High, the Aaron Gove, the Robert W. Steele, the Evans and the Manual Training.

He also designed the hospital in which he died, the old David H. Moffatt home at Seventeenth Avenue and Lincoln Street and the James H. McClurg home.

He is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Dryden Nelson and Miss Esther Dryden. The funeral services will be held this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Olinger Mortuary.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., August 12, 1911 Page 4

Joseph B. Dudley Came To Colorado In 1860 And Worked As Freighter And Farmer.
(Original includes photo)
Special to The News

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 11--Joseph B. Dudley, a pioneer and retired farmer and merchant, died here last evening at the age of 77 years. Cancer was the cause.

Dudley was born in Cornwall, England, March 30, 1834, and lived in that country with his parents until four years of age, when the family moved to America, settling at Warren, Ill. Here he remained with his parents until 1857, when he was married to Miss Martha Ellen, continuing his residence in Illinois for three years.

In the spring of 1860 Dudley made his first trip across the plains with an ox team, coming to Black Hawk, Colo. He soon brought his wife to Black Hawk, and in the next six years made seventeen trips from St. Joseph to Denver with oxen and mules, freighting, making his headquarters in Black Hawk.


During these long trips Joe Dudley, as he was known, experienced all the trials of early day life, going through the severe storms, having his livestock stolen by Indians, having encounters with hostile Indians and making friends among the friendly Indians. At one time he was reported to his family as killed, but in a few months showed up at home as well and hearty as ever.

In 1870 he moved his family to the lower St. Vrain and filed on a homestead near Platteville, the place being what is now known as the B. B. Lockardfarm. From 1870 to 1890 the family lived on the farm, the father divided his time between the mills and the homestead for the first few years, working in the mills to provide the necessaries of life and to secure money to improve the farm.


In 1892 the family of deceased removed to Longmont. From 1899 to 1907 Dudley was associated with his son, E. G. Dudley, in the shoe business in this city.

He was a thorough business man and one whose counsel and advice were often solicited in public affairs in the settlement of the country in the early days and in the work of building up Longmont. He served on the Longmont City Council for eleven years and twice refused the nomination for mayor.

Five children survive; Joseph B. Dudley, Jr., of Palouse, Washington, Mrs. Mae Hammitt, of Platteville, E. G. DudleyFred Dudley and Mrs. E. Francis Beckwith, of Longmont. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10:30.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)