Pioneer Was Once Fastest Worker in Wood in the Country.
After an illness of six weeks, Frank Reistle, who opened the first photo-engraving establishment in Denver, died at his home, 2126 Grove Street, Tuesday evening. Death was caused from stomach trouble. Reistle was born in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1858. He was 53 years old and conducted an engraving house in Denver for twenty-five years. At one time he was considered the fastest wood engraver in the United States.
He came to Denver twenty-five years ago and opened an engraving plant. He later installed a large electrotyping and photo-engraving plant, which he conducted up to the time of his death.
Reistle is survived by a widow and one brother, Carl Reistle, an engraver in Oklahoma City, Okla.
The funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of friends from Philadelphia.
Funeral Notice - Saturday at 2 p. m. from residence, 2126 Grove Street, interment private.
Funeral Notice - Camp No. 15, P. O. S. of A., attention. Please attend the funeral of Brother Frank Reistle, 2 p. m. today at 2126 Grove Street.
Former Denver Passenger Agent of U. P. Was There On Insurance Business.
Claude F. Rigden, former city passenger agent of the Union Pacific railroad, died suddenly early yesterday morning in the lobby of the New Sheridan Hotel at Telluride, Colo., where he went on business for the Capitol Life Insurance Company, in whose employ he was at the time of his death.
Rigden entered the hotel at about 3:30 o'clock yesterday morning and sat down. Half an hour later one of the hotel attachees discovered that he had died. His remains were sent to Denver last evening. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Rigden was born and raised in Colorado, his parents having come to this state in 1871. He received his education in Fort Collins and several years ago entered the employ of the Union Pacific. Four years ago he accepted a position as manager of the Western district of the Capitol Life Insurance Company. He is survived by a wife and 10 year old daughter. Mrs. Rigden was formerly Miss Catherine Mitchell Abel, eldest daughter of Henry Abel of the Colorado National Bank. Rigden is also survived by his father, four brothers and two sisters.
Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver
Result of Operation Is Family's Second Demise in Six Months.
Mrs. Jennie C. Rigden, wife of H. J. Rigden of the Capital Life Insurance Company, died Wednesday afternoon at the Mercy Hospital. Her death resulted from an operation. She had lived in Denver for more than twenty-two years. For a long time she lived on a ranch near Morrison with her mother and father. Before her marriage she was Miss Jennie Karstine. The family lives at 1361 Ames Street in Edgewater.
The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Kelly and Hartford's Parlors. Interment will be made in Fairmount. This is the second death in the Rigden family in the past six months. In July, C. F. Rigden, a brother-in-law of Mrs. Rigden dropped dead in a hotel at Telluride.
RIGDEN, JENNIE C., (MRS.) - Died - at Mercy Sanitarium, beloved wife of H. J. Rigden. Remains at Kelly & Hartford's Undertaking, notice later.
Burial Permit - spelled, *Riden, Jennie C., age 32, Mercy Sanitarium.
Man Who Constructed Some of Leading Buildings of City is Victim of Pneumonia.
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Robert Russell well known in Denver as a contractor and builder of sem-public buildings, died early yesterday morning in Sheridan, Wyo. He was 63 years old and had lived in Denver for a quarter century. Bronchial pneumonia was the cause of death.
Russell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and began work in the stone quarries there when a boy. Working his way up, he became one of the largest stone contractors in Scotland. In 1886, he moved with his family to Denver, which had since been his home.
Just before leaving Scotland, Russell completed the famous Church of Dunfirmilm, which has been pronounced a masterpiece of stone architecture. One of his first contracts here was the Mack Block; Sixteenth and California Streets, which he built in 1890. Some of his other well-known contracts were; St. Elizabeth's Church, Eleventh and Curtis; Denver Athletic Club Building, Fourteenth and Glenarm; Colorado Telephone Building, Fourteenth and Champa.
For the last eight years, Russell had been engaged in government work at Fort McKenzie, and made his headquarters at Sheridan, where he had a large, granite quarry.
He is survived by a son, William E. Russell; and three daughters, Mrs. R. H. Biegel, Mrs. J. A. Matheson and Mrs. M. M. Watson, all of Denver.
The body will arrive in Denver today and the funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from the residence of his son, 766 Gaylord St.
Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver
Wife of Vice President Scholtz Drug Co., Came Here 12 Years Ago.
Mrs. Rowena Ryan, wife of A. S. Ryan, Vice President of the Scholtz Drug Company, died Tuesday evening at her home, 858 Downing, from Bright's disease. Mrs. Ryan had been an invalid for six years. She was born in Standing Stone, Pa., in 1863, and came to Denver twelve years ago. She is survived by her husband and two children.
The funeral will be held today from the family residence. The burial will be in Sayre, Pa.
Donated by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver