Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., August 30, 1911 Page 12

Pioneer of Iowa Came to Denver in 1887 After Retiring From Business

James W. Hampton of 1617 Steele Street died yesterday. For several years he had been in poor health and spent his winters in Europe, California and Florida. He is survived by a widow and three daughters; the latter, Mrs. Frank Weimer of St. Louis, Mrs. Frank E. Gregg and Mrs. W. Scott Bicksler of Denver, all of whom were with him when he died.

Hampton was of Quaker descent. Born in Ohio in 1835, he became, with parents, a pioneer in Iowa, where he engaged in the mercantile business until 1887, when he retired and came to Denver, building one of the early homes on Pearl St.

Rocky Mountain News 8/30/1911 Marriages, Births Deaths and Funerals

Funeral Notice--Hampton, James W., died at his home, 1617 Steele Street, Tuesday, Aug. 29. Funeral there at 2 p. m. Thursday, interment private.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 5, 1911 Page 5

Mrs. E. B. Harper is Dead

Mother of Mrs. Blair Burwell Dies in St. Louis

Word was received at the office of the state land board yesterday that Mrs. Elizabeth B. Harper of Durango, mother of Mrs. Blair Burwell, whose husband is the engineer of the land board and at present on a trip to the Montezuma Valley, had died in St. Louis, Saturday night.

Mrs. Harper was visiting her son, James Harper, when she died. Previously she made her home in Denver with Blair Burwell and his family. The remains will be sent to Durango for interment.

Mrs. Harper was quite wealthy and well known in the southern part of the state. Mrs. Burwell, Mrs. Harper's only daugher, left for Cortez Saturday with her husband and did not hear of her mother's death. The attaches of the land board were trying yesterday to reach her by telegraph.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver
January 29, 1915 Page 11


Veteran, Wounded in Battle, Met Civil War President and Was Appointed to Post.

Major William King Haviland, a Civil War veteran and a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln, died yesterday morning at the home of his daughter,Mrs. H. E. Adams, 1700 Hudson Street. He was 84 years old.

Haviland was born in New York City in 1831. After his graduation from the Poughkeepsie, N. Y. University, he was admitted to the New York Bar. He entered the Army in 1861 as Captain of Company G., One Hundred and Forty-second regiment of the Pennsylvania volunteers. A serious wound received in the battle of Fredericksburg in 1862, required his removal to a hospital in Washington. It was during his convalesence in Washington that he met President Lincoln.

On his recovery he was made major of his company, and in 1863 was apponted as Judge Advocate in the military court of Annapolis by Lincoln. He was also a member of the military order of the Legion of Honor.

After the war, Haviland resumed his practice of law in Michigan. He was for several years prosecuting attorney of Barage County, Michigan.

Major Haviland came to Denver two years ago to live with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Adams, 1700 Hudson St.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
August 17, 1911 Page 7


Resident of Denver Seventeen Years; Formerly Active In Iowa Politics.
(Original includes photo)

Theodore Hawley, 84, a resident of Denver since 1893 died at his home 1047 Nineteenth Avenue, yesterday. Death resulted from a stroke of paralysis which he suffered Saturday. Hawley was a lawyer and a real estate owner. He came to Denver from Iowa. He was active in politics and twice represented his county in the state senate.

He was born at Delta, N. Y., in 1827, and was educated at Hamilton College.

Hawley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Antoinette A. Hawley, President of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Colorado, and a member of the Woman's Club; and three daughters, Mrs. Alfred Tapping, Peoria, Ill; Mrs. Herbert Towner of Des Moins, Iowa, and Mrs. Grace Clark of Denver.

His son Harry Hawley, who died a few years ago at one time owned the Denver Times and later owner of the Chicago Herald.

The funeral will be held from the residence at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Interment will take place at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Sunday.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., October 9, 1922, Page 3

The body of Wilhelmina Heller, 62 years old, pioneer Colorado nurse, will be taken to Albany, N. Y., for burial, according to an announcement made yesterday.

Miss Heller was an active nurse in Denver for twenty-five years, and was a member of the St. John's Cathedral congregation. She also was a life member of the Denver Trained Nurses' Association.

Heart disease was the cause of Miss Heller's death, which occurred at St. Anthony's hospital Saturday.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rocky Mountain News
October 9, 1912, page 10

He Opened Routt Coal Mines and Was Interested in Copper.

Dr. E. A. Hewitt, 85, a prominent physician of Denver for twenty years, died yesterday of pneumonia at his home, 1642 Ogden Street. Dr. Hewitt had extensive interest in copper and coal mines, and drove the first stake in the coal lands of Routt County. He was born in New London, Conn., in 1828. He removed to Denver in 1892.

Dr. Hewitt is survived by a widow, three daughters, Mrs. Anna H. SmithMrs. C. H. Emmons and Mrs. S. K. Hooper of Los Angeles, and a nephewEarl Hewitt.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado
September 5, 1911 Page 12

Mrs. Margaret Hicks Dies

Mrs. Margaret Hicks, a pioneer resident of Denver, died yesterday at her home, 2727 Humboldt Street, after a short illness. Mrs. Hicks came to Denver thirty years ago from Minnesota. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Perry McCormick.

Rocky Mountain News
Marriages, Deaths, Funeral Notices
HICKS--Mrs. M. Hicks, beloved mother of Mrs. Perry R. McCormick; funeral will be held from residence, 2727 Humboldt Street, Thursday morning at 8:30, services Loyola Chapel, between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-sixth on Ogden. Interment Fairmount.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., December 8, 1911 Page 3

Noted Guardsman and Financier Expires At Home of Brother in Baltimore.

Colonel Zeph Turner Hill one of the best known men in Denver and the West, died yesterday at the home of his brother, E. T. Hill, a lawyer in Baltimore, Md.

In June last Colonel Hill went to Baltimore, believing that a change in climate would prove beneficial to his health, which had been ailing for several years.

Colonel Hill was best known for his connection with the Colorado National Guard and as the man who arrested President Moyer of the Western Federation of Miners. He was through the Cripple Creek district troubles at Trinidad during the coal strikes; at Lake City during the strike of the miners in the Ute-Ulate Mine. He resigned as commander of the First Infantry December 12, 1910. He was always active in the guards and became involved at one time in a contest for command of the First Infantry, a fight that caused considerable talk among the National Guards of the entire state.


Colonel Hill was born in Curlpeper, Va., April 6, 1858, of a distinguished Virginia family. His father was a merchant and planter and he was a nephew of General A. P. Hill, and a cousin on his mother's side of General J. E. B. Stuart and General Turner Asby of the Confederate Army. He was educated in the Virginia Miltary Institute and later graduated from West Point.

In 1882 Colonel Hill came to Colorado and located in Canon City as commander of cadets in the Colorado Collegiate and Military Institute, from which he resigned to become principal of the Canon City public schools and later Superintendent of Schools of Fremont County. Judge Caldwell Yeaman appointed him clerk of the district court of Fremont County in 1885.

Removing to Denver in May, 1886, Colonel Hill was appointed United States Marshal for the District of Colorado, his term expiring in July 1, 1890. He then became secretary of the Colorado Telephone Company, resigning that position to become general manager of the Cosmopolitan Magazine, then owned by John Brisben Walker of Denver. From here he became national bank examiner and in 1891 was the Democratic nominee for Sheriff, but was defeated. He was also the receiver of the German National Bank of Denver.


Subsequently, Colonel Hill was manager of the Macomb Electric Company, now consolidated with the Denver Gas and Electric Company, and later of several brokerage houses. Some ten years ago he became manager of the Denver and Los Angeles brokerage houses of Fred Dorr, but ill health forced his resignation about one year ago. For a while he did nothing and then he was financial editor of the Denver Post, which position he resigned to leave Denver in June for Baltimore.

Colonel Hill's wife was Miss Goodell, a sister of Mrs. J. D. WhitmoreMrs. James B. Grant, and Mrs. A. A. Blow. She died several years ago.

It is expected that the funeral will be in Baltimore. He was a member of Denver circle and was always very prominent socially in Denver.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 13, 1911 Page 4


Daniel W. Hingley Had Lived in Denver For 28 Years.

Daniel W. Hingley, aged 59, a pioneer mining man, died at his home, 4200 Zuni Street, at 6:30 o'clock yesterday morning after a lingering illness. He lived in Denver for twenty-eight years, taking considerable interest in politics. He owned mining property in Park County.

Hingley left a wife and three children, John A. Hingley of 398 Washington Street, Mrs. James S. Black, of 4227 Wyandot, and Mrs. Thomas J. Elwellof 4200 Wyandot.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, under the auspices of the Highland Masonic Lodge.

Marriages, Births, Deaths and Funerals:
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 10/13/1911
Funeral Notice:

HINGLEY--Daniel W., late of 4200 Zuni. Funeral services will be held from Olinger's chapel, Sunday at 2:30 p. m., under auspices of Highlands Lodge, No. 86, A. F. and A. M. Interment Riverside

News Article
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 10/14/1911 Page 5

HINGLEY'S FUNERAL SUNDAY-- The funeral of Daniel W. Hingley will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon under the auspices of the Highlands Masonic Lodge. Hingley died at his home, 4200 Zuni Street, Thursday. He was a resident of Denver for the past twenty-five years and was 59 years old. He is survived by a widow and three children.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
July 17, 1911 Page 2

Mrs. Barbara Hipp Dead

Mother of Lawyer and Temperance Advocate Was 81 Years Old.

Mrs. Barbara Hipp, mother of John Hipp, lawyer and temperance advocate, died at his home, 1255 Columbine Street, last night. Mrs. Hipp was 81 years old June 14 last, and she has been in failing health for some time. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock from the house, with interment in Fairmount Cemetery by the side of her husband, who died three years ago.

Mrs. Hipp was born in Cantonberne, Switzerland, and came to the United States with her parents in 1854, settling near Hamilton, Ohio. There she met Hipp, to whom she was married in 1856. In 1868 they moved to Kansas and in 1873 settled near Palmer Lake, where her husband engaged in cattle raising. John Hipp was their only child.

Mrs. Hipp had been practically all her life an active worker in the Baptist Church, and she was also active in all charity work.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Denver, Colo.

Aquila P. Hogbin, veteran and pioneer who died Sunday

Aquila P. Hogbin, 76 years old, miner, Civil and Indian war veteran and a Colorado pioneer, died at his home 1021 Navajo street, Sunday Afternoon (Dec 29, 1912).

Mr Hogbin was born in Ohio. he came to Colorado in 1859 settling in Denver. When the Civil war broke out, he enlisted in the Colorado regiment and served in the Colorado regiment, and served during the entire war.

During the Indian wars he served under Colonel Shivington. Following his military career he returned to Colorado and engaged in mining at Central City. For a number of years he transported freight from the Missouri river to Denver and then became actively engaged in railroad work , superintending part of the grade for the laying of the tracks for the Kansas Pacific railroad.

Mr. Hogbin was a member of the Lincoln post of the Grand Army of the Republic and of the Colorado Pioneers association.

He is survived by a widow, two sons and a daughter all living in Denver.

Contributed by: Susan Goldie jan26@snowcrest.net

Newspaper Unknown, Denver, Colo.
July 7, 1917

(Photo with original)

John E. Holmberg, 66 years old, died at his home, 1633 Vine Street, this morning after a short illness. Mr. Holmberg built and owned many of the large apartment houses in Denver and was prominent among real estate men.

He was born in Sweden in 1851 and was a resident of Denver for eighteen years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Holmberg, of 1633 Vine Street, a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Greer, 2142 Gaylord, and two sons, Lawrence and Enoch of Oakland, Cal. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
NOTE: His notes said he was born 18 Dec 1850, not 1851.

Contributed by: Carol Conroy

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., July 16, 1911 Page 3

Friends of Louis R. Hope, Irrigation Engineer, Knew He was Ill, But Did Not Believe Case Serious.

The announcement of the death of Louis R. Hope was a very surprising one to his many friends in the city. While Mr. Hope has been ill for some time, he had kept up so well that only his intimate friends suspected the seriousness of the battle he was waging against his enemy, tuberculosis. Mr. Hope was irrigation division engineer of division No. 1, and had a desk in the state engineer's office at the Capitol building. Up to within a few days ago, he kept up his duties there, and his absence from the office had created no concern, as it was believed that his indisposition was only temporary. Within a few hours of his death, which occurred at 11 o'clock Thursday morning, Mr. Hope was planning on taking a trip to Trinidad.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the family residence, 3315 West Thirty-second Avenue. The office of the state engineer will be closed all day, out of respect to the deceased.

Mr. Hope was about 40 years old, and had been in Colorado a number of years. He was born in England and learned the trade of a machinist. He came to this country twenty years ago. When he first came to Denver, Mr. Hope was the mechanic for the Joslin Dry Goods Company. It was while he was there that he met his wife, who was a clerk in the store. Mrs. Hope is a sister of Stanley Stokes, an old-time newspaperman of Denver. She is left with five children.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rocky Mountain News
September 26, 1911 Page 7



Twenty-five years to the day, hour and minute after the death of her husband, Mrs. Alice M. Hoskins passed away in her home at 2144 Welton Street, Sunday. Mrs. Hoskins was a widow, 75 years of age and had lived in Denver for more than thirty years. She had dressed to go to church and was putting on her wraps when she was seized with heart disease. A woman who had been living in the house for some time came into the hall soon after and found her. Her grandson made the statement yesterday afternoon that her husband had died 25 years ago at the exact hour and minute.

Mrs. Hoskins for a number of years had been a member of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church. She is survived by two daughters and a son, Mrs. B. M. Sexton of 1346 Sherman Street, Denver, Mrs. T. E. Woodrus of Trenton, Mo., and J. A. Hoskins of the Dalles, Ore. Mrs. Sexton's wedding anniversay came on the date of her father's and mother's deaths.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 10 Page 2
J. Geddis Hughes Is Dead

President of Maitland Coal Company Is Victim of Consumption.

J. Geddis Hughes, aged 31, died at his home in the Colonade Apartments, 1218 East Colfax Avenue, Wednesday night. Tuberculosis was the cause of his death.

Hughes was President of the Maitland Coal Company and of the Hughes Steam Grate Shaker Company. He was the inventor of the grate shaker and manager of the company which handles it.

He is survived by a widow, his father and two brothers. They were all with him at the time of his death. He came to Denver five years ago from Birmingham, Ala. The remains will be taken to Birmingham for burial.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 4, 1911 Page 2
'59-er Leaves Heirlooms of Denver's Infancy Photographs Show Cherry Creek Adobe Huts

W. W. Hull, Pioneer, also Owned First Brick Ever Made in Queen City. (Original includes photo of Denver 1859 and insert photo of Mr. Hull)

William W. Hull, fifty-niner, whose death ended a nine months' illness of intense suffering, left as a legacy two heirlooms of Denver's infancy. One is a picture of adobe huts and cabins which flanked Cherry Creek before the flood that swept away the settlement in 1864. The other is the first brick made in Denver--made by him, the first brickmason, and in his kiln, the first in the city.

This picture and its original, which is possessed by Oscar D. Cass, 612 A. C. Foster building, are claimed to give the most realistic view of the Denver of the days of '59. The frame dwelling of Hull, then a hardy young man of 27, is shown on the right. It was the first frame building erected in the settlement and the only dwelling when this picture was made that had a wooden floor. In the other terra firma had not been replaced.

The greatest value was attached to the picture by Hull during his declining years. He gave the original into the keeping of his eldest daughter, Mrs.Grace Cipher, 231 West Fifth Street, with the provision that copies should be made for other members of the family.

Hull came to Denver early in '59. His old home was Ballston Spa, New York, where he was born March 20, 1832. He was one of a party of youthful gold seekers when he came overland in the rush. He arrived in Denver the morning of May 20, 1859, putting up at the old Tremont Hotel, which bore an ostentatious name even though its conveniences were limited. Hull spent some of his years in prospecting and in the operation of successful mines. Most of his time, however, was given to his trade of brickmason and brick contractor.

To him is accredited the introduction of plaster and brick. The first house to be plastered was a frame erected by John Treville from lumber furnished by Major Oakes' sawmill. This house still stands at 1223 Market Street. It is now inhabited. The plastering was done in 1860. Pieces of rope were shredded and used in place of hair. Lathes were out of rough lumber.

Hull opened his brick kiln soon after. It was located near the present Fifteenth Street crossing of the Platte. He constructed the first brick building in Denver, a one-story hotel of three rooms. He also built the first brick jail, which still stands and is in use as the county jail at Colfax and Jason Streets. This structure was put up inn 1873.

As chairman of the vigilant committee, Hull was one of Denver's earliest officials. He left the settlement after the flood in 1863, going to Butte, Mont., where for ten years he had large mining interests and where he established a newspaper of which he was editor. He returned to Denver in 1873 and from that time never got farther from the city than Golden. From his entry of Colorado in 1854 he never was away from the Rocky range.

Hull was one of a party of three prospectors who visited Colorado Springs shortly after their arrival in Denver in '59. They built several adobe huts and lived there a few months. No promise of a prospering settlement was apparent however, so they abandoned the site of Colorado City.

As the leading contractor of the '60's, Hull built several business buildings during the first ten years of Denver's existence which still stand on Market, then known as Holloday Street. One of these is the Ed Chase structure on Market between Fourteenth and Fifteenth, which stands today as built in 1863.

Hull was a member of the Colorado Pioneers' Society and was among the best known of the older residents of the city and state. Mrs. Hull, who survives, was Amelia Prosser, daughter of David Prosser, a '49er to California and who passed through Colorado on his return East in 1857. He was the second warden of the Colorado penitentiary at Canon City. The daughter and Hull were married there in 1874. Besides the widow, five children also survive as follows; Mrs. Grace Cipher, 321 West Fifth Street; W. W. Hull, Jr.C. H. Hull, 1200 Cherokee, Mrs. Jeanette Barry and Miss Mary Hull at home.

Death was due to general breakdown of the system owing to his advanced age. His condition had been critical several days and all the members of the family were at the beside having expected the end hourly for sometime. Funeral services will be held at the residence, 2659 Stout Street at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.

Transcriber's note: The address for Mrs. Grace Cipher, is listed in the article as transcribed, 231 West Fifth and later at 321 West Fifth.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 18, 1911 Page 7


Aged Woman Succumbs While Surrounded by Her Children.

Mrs. Ellen M. Humphreys, died yesterday morning at half past ten at the residence of her son, William E. Humphreys, 1721 Grant Street.

Mrs. Humphreys was nearly 72 years of age and is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Maurice H. Prichard of Lincoln, Neb., and Mrs. Evelyn H. Palmerof Denver, a granddaughter, Eugenie H. Palmer, her two sons, William K. of Denver and Charles U. of California, and a sister, Mrs. Frank L. Underwood of Litchfield, Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Prichard are here. The funeral services will be held at Lincoln, Neb.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., March 13, 1911 Page 10

He Designed and Built Many of Finest Apartments and Homes in City.
(Original includes photo)

Clement W. Hunsiker, for twenty-five years a prominent real estate man and architect of Denver, died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at his residence, the Park Avenue apartment house.

Hunsiker was a popular member of Denver Lodge No. 17 of the Elks and that organization will hold its ritualistic service Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the I. N. Rogers Funeral Parlors.

Hunsiker was a man of culture and education. He came to Denver twenty-five years ago because of tubercular trouble. Born in Collegeville, Pa., May 29, 1851, he lived there until October 5, 1888, when he came to Denver.

Hunsiker's first venture here, was as the builder and proprietor of the old Richelieu Hotel, at one time the most exclusive in the city. It has since become the Navarre.

The work proved too confinng and Hunsiker took up the architectural profession. He designed and built many of the finest apartment houses and private residences in the city. At the time of his death in the Park Avenue apartments, which he designed and built, he had drawn the plans for the erection of an elaborate and up to date apartment of fire-proof type.

Hunsiker is survived by his widow, known in musical circles as Mrs. Flora Smith Hunsiker, an accomplished soloist. He left two married daughters; also Mrs. George K. Fischer, who lives with her family in Switzerland, and Mrs. Willis Thorndyke of Baltimore, Md; his father, the Rev. Henry A. Hunsikerof Germantown, Pa., and a brother, Alvin H. Hunsiker, president and general manager of the Standard Oilcloth Company, of New York.

Funeral Notice: Rocky Mountain News, March 13, 1911:
HUNSICKER - At Park Avenue apartments, Sunday March 12, 1911. Clement W. Hunsicker, aged 59 years, 10 months. Funeral services at I. N. Rogers & Son's Parlors, 1544 Lincoln St., Tuesday, March 14, 2 p.m. Friends invited. Interment Riverside.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues)

Rockey Mountain News
October 9, 1912, page 10


C. & S. Trainmaster Succumbs to Injuries Received at Wreck; Burial Here.

David Hurley, aged 65, builder of the Denver & Interurban electric line to Boulder and of the street railway system of Fort Collins, died Sunday at Amarillo, Texas, from injuries sustained in a railroad wreck several days ago.

Hurley was well known in Denver, where for many years he was prominent in the Knights Templar and head of the Railway Conductors Association. He left Denver with his wife three years ago to become roadmaster of the Colorado & Southern lines in Texas, with headquarters at Amarillo.

Hurley is survived by a widow and two daughters, Mrs. John F. Alwert, 3042 Gilpin Street, Denver, and Mrs. Kate Donley of Grand Junction, Colorado.

Mrs. Alwert left Monday for Amarillo to bring her father's remains to Denver for burial. She will be accompanied by her mother, who will probably make her future home with her daughter. Mrs. Alwert had not received the full details of the wreck before departing.

Hurley came to Denver from St. Louis about twelve years ago, and made his home at 2161 Bryant Street. He early became identified with railway building and was given a number of contracts for the installation of street railway systems. He was regarded as one of the best experts in the West on electric railway building, and was placed in supervision of the Denver & Interurban Electric line to Boulder when it was laid several years ago.

Funeral arrangements have been postponed pending the arrival of the body this morning. Relatives from the East are also expected for the funeral.

Contributed by: Rita Timm Colorado Clues