Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., December 12, 1911 Page 5
Mrs. C. D. Mason


Wife of Merchant Dies After Operation at Hospital.

Wray, Colo. Nov 30--Mrs. C. D. Mason, wife of one of the leading merchants of the city, died in Denver Tuesday evening. Mrs. Mason was stricken with illness one week ago last Monday. Monday morning she was taken to Denver for an operation and died that evening.

Mrs. Mason was a daughter of Judge and Mrs. I. R. Howze of Denver and came to Wray five years ago. Three years she was primary teacher in the public schools. Two years ago last July she was married to C. D. Mason, junior member of the mercantile firm of Webster & Mason. The remains were brought to Wray Tuesday evening and the funeral was held from the Presbyterian Church this afternoon and was the largest ever held in the city, hundreds being unable to gain entrance to the church.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco, CA, 30 October 1950 page 23


McCABE - In this city, October 27, 1950, Margaret McCabe, beloved aunt of Earl Verdeckberg of San Diego, Calif., and William Norton; a native of Denver, Colorado. A member of Nurses Post No. 452, American Legion. (Denver, Colorado, papers please copy.)

Funeral services Tuesday morning, 10 o'clock, at the mortuary of Halsted & Co., 1123 Sutter st., near Polk. Interment, Golden Gate National Cemetery.

Contributed by: Kathy Stoneberg



Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., December 12, 1911 Page 12
Mrs. L. K. Mc Comas Dies; Taught in 56 Counties.

Widely Known for Her Ambition to Teach in Every Section of Colorado.

Mrs. Louise K. Mc Comas, who came to Colorado fifteen years ago, and expressed her ambition to teach school in every county in the state, died Monday in Mercy Hospital without having realized her ambition.

There were only four or five counties, including Denver, out of the sixty-one, in which Mrs. Mc Comas had not taught.

Mrs. Mc Comas taught in a different county every year and to make the rounds she taught both summer and winter. Her last place was Alice, above Idaho Springs.

For some months Mrs. Mc Comas had complained of being ill, and she left Alice for Denver during the teachers' convention here.

Mrs. Mc Comas was said to be the oldest school teacher in the state. She was prominent in the order of Rebeccas, being past noble grand of the Loyal Queen Lodge of Boulder, and a member of Colfax Lodge of Denver.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning, and interment will be in Riverside Cemetery. She is survived by a son in Sonora, Mexico.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo. 12/13/1911
Funeral Notice:
MC COMAS--Mrs. Louise K. Mc Comas, at Mercy Hospital, Dec 11, 1911 at 1:30 p. m., aged 71 years, chronic nephritis. Funeral Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Horan's Funeral chapel, Cremation. Rebeccas, Colfax Lodge, Denver, No. 11, please attend.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 19, 1911 Page 12 Sect II


James McDonnell, Formerly of Denver, Is Dead in Nevada.

James McDonnell, for many years a resident of Colorado, where he was engaged in mining, principally at Aspen and Cripple Creek, was killed in a mining accident at Tonopah, Nev., last Thrusday. The remains will arrive in Denver on Tuesday or Wednesday, and the funeral services will be held in this city, where his daughter, Mrs. H. P. Anthony resides.

Funeral services will be under the auspices of Denver Lodge of Elks, McDonnell at the time of his death belonging to Cripple Creek lodge of that order.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Items from:  "Mollie Haggerty's Scrapbook."
Newspaper Unknown, probably Denver, Colo., exact date unknown, probably 1901.


Services Held For Much Loved Man

"To divide his life into chapters, under the respective captions of son, husband and father, as well as man and Christian, would unfold a story of a perfect life in its family, social and business environs. There was no short comings in any of them. The duties and obligations imposed upon us all, in our individual stations in life, were cheerfully assumed and faithfully performed by the deceased. From any viewpoint, his life was a pattern to follow. Material success was achieved without loss of the high moral standard required in the typical Catholic. He was a credit to his native land, a welcomed and justly proud member of the country of his adoption and an honored son of the Mother Church. The example that his long eventful life shows us, should act as a talisman to our own individual reports. It should crystallize our thoughts into actions; make of us practical workers, in place of visionary dreamers--so that when the divine summons comes into our own lives, we can leave the same heritage to our family and friends, and hear the message of welcome of 'Well done, Good and Faithful Servant: enter into the kingdom prepared for you."

The speaker was the eloquent priest, Rev. William O'Ryan; the place was St. Leo's Church, and the time and occasion was the Requiem Mass given last Saturday morning in honor of Michael McIntyre, the true churchman and representative citizen. The words of the speaker were seconded by the heart of a the man, for Father O' Ryan had known Mr. McIntyre intimately for many years, and spoke from book and heart, in the words of sympathy and love mentioned above.

The choir of the church was augmented by a number of celebrated soloists, who entered the spirit of the services with sorrow, for the deceased was truly a friend of theirs; one who sympathized with them in any of the failures and who was over-joyed in their victories. The rendition of the musical part of the Mass was a positive evidence of the feeling and regard cherished by the participants. The Requiem Mass by Schmidt was rendered and its interpretation was given by George D. KemptonMrs. W. P. HoranMiss Julia AllenMrs. Frederick JohnsonMr. Charles NastMrs. Salvador Martin and Virginia Allen. The offertory solo, "Not A Sparrow Falleth," was presented by Mrs. S. F. Martin.

The church was crowded with a representative gathering of people, displaying by their presence the esteem and regard in which the deceased was held. City officials rubbed shoulders with representative business men. Poor people exchanged greeting of condolence with prosperous citizens. It was a complete representation of the best people in official, church, club and business circles, thoroughly characteristic of the dead that they had assembled to pay their last respects to. After the high Requiem Mass, the burial occurred at Calvary Cemetery. The display of real sympathy and sorrow was repeated at the grave. The interment at noon Saturday was witnessed by hundreds of old friends and admirers, whose prayers and words of praise were said in silence, but among whom the spirit of the immortal Tom Moore was in evidence in the heart response to world fame lines of the Irish bard:

"The night-dew that falls, though in silence, it weeps.
Shall brighten with verdure the grave where he sleeps.
And the tear that we shed, though in silence it flows.
Shall long keep his memory green in our souls."

Mr. McIntyre lost his life through a railway accident. On Monday evening, September 22nd, while on his way to attend a meeting of the Master Plumbers' Association, he was run into by a Tramway car. He was taken to the Emergency Hospital, where he died on Wednesday morning, Sept. 24th. Mr. McIntyre leaves two unmarried daughters, Isabelle and Louise, two married daughters, Mrs. P. R. Reardon and Mrs. William H. Hill of Lebanon, Pa., also two sons, Joseph, the Clerk of the Police Department, and Thomas, a plumber.

Michael McIntyre was born in Ballyshannon, Ireland, in January, 1834, and lived there until 16 years of age when he came to America, and settled at Rochester, Mass. While there he learned the plumbing business, and then went to Philadelphia, where he was married. He then went to Cincinnati, where he won much prominence as a member of the City Council. For four terms he represented one of the largest wards of the city and by his unswerving honesty and integrity to his constituents, he was re-elected each time by an increased majority. This was in the early '70's, but the man of enviable record was not forgotten, as the columns of the Cincinnati Enquirer and the other local papers during the past week gave evidence. Mr. McIntyre was amassing, in addition to his public and private fame, a fortune in keeping with the sterling qualities of the man in other ways. He came to Denver 21 years ago and established a plumbing business at 1431 Larimer Street. His record here in all those years was a duplication of that elsewhere.

The love of home and kin, which is ever a part of the Celtic nature, did not interfere with the love of man in general. The qualities that made the dutiful son, faithful husband and exceptionally good father did not run dry in doing justice to the trinity of offices. His hand and pocketbook was ever ready and was quite frequently called into service by the appeals of friends and strangers. Philanthropy--the doing of good to others--was as second nature to him. Church and society were ever honored by his hard efforts in any line of charity. This trait was not a latterday change in his life, but was implanted at his birth and remained in his personality until the last day.

At a special meeting of the Denver Master Plumbers' Association, held last Wednesday evening, the following resolutions and expression of sympathy were adopted: . . .

Transcriber's Note: (In Memorium, was listed and signed.) We believe this was 1901.

MC INTYRE--Mrs. Annie Mc Intyre, wife of M. McIntyre, aged 55 years, died June 22, at her residence, 1314 South Tenth Street. Funeral from residence, Monday June 24, at 9 a.m. St. Leo's Church, 9:30. Cincinnati and Reading, Pa., papers please copy.  (Handwritten date, 1895, source not listed.)

Contributed by: Judy Connaughton

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
17 Nov 1911 Page 4


Miss Cora L. McKeehan

Unable to Survive Shock of Long Deferred Operation; Fiance Is Prostrated.

Miss Cora L. McKeehan, for eight years assistant register of the State Land Board, died early yesterday at St. Anthony's Hospital after an operation for a kidney affliction.

The operation which caused Miss McKeehan's death was made necessary about a week ago when she was forced to leave her work. About three years ago the young woman had been to the famous Mayo brothers at Rochester, Minn., for consultation and they at that time refused to undertake the serious operation. They sent her home to recuperate that she might be physically strong enough to go on the operating table, but the manner in which she worked and her application to her place, her friends say, prohibited her ever getting strong enough to successfully rally from the operation that finally became a necessity.

Miss McKeehan was born in Iowa. Her mother, a widow, moved to Canon City and Miss McKeehan graduated from the Canon City High School. Later she entered the Normal school at Greeley and was graduated with honors.

Mrs. McKeehan lives in Boulder and two brothers are in California. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Walley and Rollins' Undertaking Parlors at 1408 Larimer Street.

Miss McKeehan is said to have be for some time engaged to marry Wallace H. Goetzman, who is in the district clerk's office, and her fiance was prostrated over her death.

The Land Board offices will be closed all day and the officials and clerks will attend the funeral in body. The pall bearers will be from the employees in the office. Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver
June 11, 1911 Page 9

William McKenzie, Mining Man, Dies of Typhoid Fever.

Pioneer Who Was With Stratton in Cripple Succumbs Suddenly in Reno.

William McKenzie, one of the best known mining men in Colorado and an associate of W. S. Stratton in the Independence mine, died suddenly of typhoid fever in Reno, Nev., yesterday. The body is expected in Denver Tuesday. Interment will be under the auspices of the Masons in Riverside Cemetery.

McKenzie came to Colorado in the early days and was well known mining man throughout the state. He was with Stratton in Cripple Creek in the beginning of that camp and was associated with him in the great Independence Mine. He remained in Cripple Creek after the Independence was sold by Stratton, but left the district during the labor troubles. He located in Goldfield and was mining there for some years and of late has been engaged in mining in various sections of Nevada.

According to advices received by his family in Denver, McKenzie contracted typhoid fever from drinking water at Fairview, Nev. He went to Reno, was taken ill with fever and lived only three days.

McKenzie was a member of Colorado consistory No. 1, A. F. of A. M., El Jebel shriners and the Elks of Victor. He is survived by his widow and Charlesand Ruth McKenzie and another daughter, Mrs. Rose Moss of Victor.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
March 20, 1915 Page 8


Mrs. Robert H. McMann Resided With Daughter, Mrs. John H. Thatcher of Pueblo.

Pueblo, March 19.--Mrs. Mary Alice McMann, widow of Robert H. McMann, prominent banker who formerly resided in Denver, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Henry Thatcher, 1402 Grand Ave. Mrs. McMann was born Oct. 22, 1849, in Mansfield, Ohio, where on the same day of the month nineteen years later she was married to Robert Henderson McMann. Their wedding day was the birthday of both Mr. and Mrs. McMann, he having been two years her senior.

The McMann family came to Colorado thirty-nine years ago and resided in Denver until six years ago when they moved to Los Angeles. Mrs. McMann is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. A. Richey, of Ontario, Cal., and Mrs. John H. Thatcher of this city, one son, Robert H. McMann, Jr., of Los Angeles, and nine grandchildren. Mrs. Richey and Robert McMann arrived here yesterday.

The remains will be sent to Denver tomorrow afternoon and the funeral will take place from Rogers and Sons Chapel, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Charles Marshall will conduct the services and interment will be in the family lot in Fairmount Cemetery, where Mr. McMann, who died Nov. 12, 1914, is buried.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., DATE Page


Tells Foster Mother In Denver What To Do “If Anything Should Happen.”
He Disposes of Property.
William Meiser's Father and Sister, Go To Oakland To Bring Body of Conductor Here.

William H. Meiser, age 38, of Denver, who was killed Tuesday night in the Southern Pacific railroad yards at Oakland, Cal., had a premonition of death. A letter written by him on the day before the fatal accident was received yesterday afternoon by his mother-in-law, Mrs. C. A. Young, 4412 Wyanot Street, his foster mother. It makes numerous references to the likelihood of an accident.

Meiser was a conductor on the Union Pacific and since the death of his wife seven years ago, had made his home with Mrs. Young. He left Denver three weeks ago for a visit to the coast, obtaining a leave of absence from his employers. Instead of returning to his Denver employment he secured work as a conductor on the Southern Pacific out of Oakland.


“I am 1,500 miles from home,” he wrote. “Really it seems 10,000. Should anything happen to me out here my trunk is in Ogden. I want father to have it and my other personal belongings.”


Meiser gave the address at which his trunk could be found in Ogden and closed his letter in the strain in which he began, interposing several times, “If something should happen to me.”

John Meiser, father of the dead man, is the oldest engineer in the Burlington service and is well known among railroad men of the city. Besides the father, five sisters living here survive. They are: Mrs. E. NickersonMrs. Charles Savory, Mrs. Wilcoxson, and the Misses Lila and Irene Meiser.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
July 22, 1911 Page 3


Appendicitis Kills Man Who Made Record for Bravery in Philippines.

Dr. Goldon B. Meldrum, a young Denver man who made a name for himself in his profession and received a gold medal for bravery while serving as an assistant surgeon in the Army of the Phillippines, died on July 7 in Omaha, Neb., from an operation for appendicitis.

Dr. Meldrum came from a martial family, both his father and uncle having been federal officers during the Civil War. At the time of his death he was practicing medicine in Buffalo, Wyo.

Dr. Meldrum was born in La Portee, Colo., June 4, 1874. He was the only son of Major and Mrs. N. H. Meldrum. Major Meldrum is still alive and is commandant of the Soldiers' Home at Buffalo.

While in the Philippines Dr. Meldrum made a record of conspicuous bravery. During an assault in the insurgent general's stronghold near La Paz, P. I., he carried a wounded man from the field under a gattling fire, after his comrades had deserted him. For this Major L. C. Andrews, who witnessed the incident, recommended that Dr. Meldrum be given a gold medal.

Dr. Meldrum was taken ill after a ball in the Buffalo. Owing to the fact that he was abnormal physically, and his appendix was not located where those of other men are located, his case was wrongly diagnosed. He was removed to Omaha and operated upon, but help came too late.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver
January 27, 1915 Page 3


Mrs. Louisa J. Merril, pioneer resident of Colorado, died Saturday night in her home, 1406 Gaylord Street. She was 73 years old.

Mrs. Merril first came to Colorado in 1887, coming to Denver to live with her daughter, Miss Louise A. Merril, principal of the State Home School, in 1903. Mrs. Merril is also survived by another daughter, Mrs. Rufus Switzer of Huntington, W. Va., and two sons, George B. Merril and William A. Merril of Lamar.

The funeral services will be held from the Martin Lodge this afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will be conducted by the Rev. John H. Houghton.

Donated by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., April 16, 1906 Page 9


Attorney James D. Merwin, who was a candidate for governor of Colorado onthe Populist ticket in 1904, died from acute pneumonia at his residence, 1324 Washington Avenue, last evening. Mr. Merwin was taken sick Wednesday afternoon while preparing a case in his office, room 620, Kittredge building, that he intended to argue before the Supreme Court today, and he decided to go home. He went to bed at 5 o'clock and a physician was called, who diagnosed his sickness as pneumonia. Twenty-four hours later the patient died.

Mr. Merwin was unmarried, and leaves a mother and two brothers, who reside at Hilltop, Kan. A sister lives at Pagosa Springs, Colo.

Mr. Merwin came to Denver from his Kansas home twenty years ago, and after amassing a small competence by hard work, entered Boulder University law school, from which he graduated in 1894. He immediately began the practice of his profession in Denver, and had built up a lucrative clientage. He was active in politics, and was regarded as one of the mainstays of the Populist party in this state.

Mr. Merwin was also prominent in fraternal circles, being a member of Boulder Lodge No. 112, Odd Fellows, and Harmony encampment No. 45, Woodmen of the World.

The funeral arrangements will not be perfected until relatives are heard from, but it is expected that interment will be at Hilltop, Kan.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
July 31, 1911 Page 4


Formerly Wealthy Mine Owner of Leadville; Came to Denver in '70s.
(Original includes photo)

         Mrs. Anna Miller, a pioneer of Colorado, and at one time a wealthy mine owner of Leadville, died Saturday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mary Logan, 1820 Lafayette Street. Death was caused by old age.

Mrs. Miller came to Colorado with her husband, A. B. Miller, in the early 70's. They settled in Denver, where her husband engaged in the mercantile business. In 1879 they went to Leadville, during the mining boom. They located several valuable claims.

When Miller died several years ago, Mrs.Miller assumed the management of the mines, and was considered one of the best business women of Leadville.

She was a member of the Catholic Church, spent much of her life aiding the poor.

The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o'clock from 1820 Lafayette Street and from Logan Avenue Chapel at 10 o'clock. Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News
September 12, 1911 Page 7

Succumbs to Four Months' Illness; Funeral Services to Be Held Tomorrow.


Charles M. Monaghan, 58, a well known resident of Denver for twenty-five years, died at Mercy Hospital yesterday, after an illness of four months. The immediate casue of death was an injury received in an accident at Red Cliff, Colo., several months ago. It was necessary at the time to amputate his leg to save his life.

For a number of years Monaghan conducted a cigar factory on the West side. He was active in public affairs, and was well known for his disinterested devotion to any cause he espoused, liberally giving of his money and time. He was a man of pronounced convictions, and never hestitated to express them.

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Alice and Susie. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9 a. m. from his late residence, 1744 Grant Street, under the auspices of the local single tax organization, and the Woodmen of the World. Interment will be at Mount Olivet.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., March 3, 1911

Native of Nova Scotia Had Been in Colorado Twenty-seven Years.

Mrs. Abigail Monroe, 88 years old, died yesterday at the home of her son-in-law, J. E. Baker, 1220 Seventeenth Avenue. Mrs. Monroe had been in Colorado since 1884, having come from St. John, N. B. She was a native of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.

She leaves the following children: Mrs. Louisa Baker and Stephen R. Monroe of Denver, Mrs. C. E. Vidison of Brooklyn, Kas., Mrs. E. L. Moore of New York, Miss Ann Monroe of Boston and Archibald Monroe of Boston.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., December 25, 1911 Page 1
William Moore

After spending the night before Christmas in the most cheerful of conversation in anticipation of the morrow, Mrs. William Moore, upon retiring spoke to her husband. When he did not answer she laid her hand upon him, she found that he had died.

The day of glad tidings will be one of gloom, however, in the Moore home. The contrast is made the more keen, by the fact that Moore had enjoyed unusually good health, and when he retired there was no indication of the approach of his death.

Moore was a wholesale lumber dealer with offices at 334 Mack Building. He was wealthy. He has been in business in Denver twenty-two years. He was born in Princeton, N. J., sixty years ago. The widow and one son, Guildford Moore, survive him.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, September 4, 1911 Page 3


Mrs. Mary E. Morgan, wife of Bernard Morgan, died Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness. The funeal was held yesterday. She leaves, besides her husband, who is a storekeeper in the employ of the Lakeside Realty and Amusement Company, nine children: Mrs. Frank BurtGarth MorganElgin MorganShannon MorganCairy Morgan, the Misses Daisy and Lucille Morgan, and Mrs. Walter Martin, all of Denver, and Mrs. Edward Rust of Cairo, Ill.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 24, 1911 Page 12

The funeral of Anthony Hobbs Moses, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held at l p. m. tomorrow from his late residence, 3386 Hayward Place. TheRev. William Calaway of Beth Eden Baptist Church, where Moses was formerly a trustee, will conduct the funeral services and interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery.

The deceased was in his seventy-third year, having been born August 11, 1839, in Scott County, Kentucky. He spent the last twelve years in Denver, where he was associated with his brother, W. E. Moses, in the W. E. Moses Land Scrip and Realty Company in the Jacobson Building. A. H. Moses was treasurer of the corporation.

Moses was a widower, his wife having died in February, 1909. The following relatives survive him: William E. Moses, his brother; Austin R. Moses of Rock Island, N. M.; L. Lee Moses of Denver, and Miss Ada Moses of Denver, Children; and Miss Eliza Moses of Monmouth, Ill; Mrs. Susie H. Reger of Mount Sterling, Ill., and Mrs. Abbie T. Hays of Denver.

Bright's disease claimed the sufferer, who had been confined to his home since last March.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 8, 1911 Page 9


Harry M. Myers Was Former President of the Denver Steamfitters Union.

Harry M. Myers, 34 years old, former president of the Denver Steamfitters Union, died yesterday at St. Joseph's Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis. The body will be removed to Loveland this morning, where interment will take place.

Myers was one of the best known labor leaders in the United States and for some years traveled from one end of the country to the other. He represented the steamfitters in the Building Trades Council and the Trades and Labor assembly of Denver for a number of years.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver