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Rocky Mountain News
August 26, 1911 Page 5, Section I


Interested in Mines and Business at Leadville; Comes of Old New York Stock. (

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George E. Taylor, 58 prominent mining man and druggist of this state, was stricken with apoplexy in Leadville, Thursday. He was found unconscious and died without regaining consciousness. For thirty years he has resided in Colorado.

He was a native of New York, coming of old Dutch stock. His mother was a Vanderwarker, one of the first of the Knickerbocker families. He was also related to the famous Annake Jans family, which has been in litigation for years for the recovery of property in the heart of New York, which is now owned by the Trinity Church.

Taylor was a member of the Denver Club and an Elk. He was interest in mining properties with Samuel D. Nicholson and Charles T. Limberg of Leadville. Until three years ago he was a druggist in Pueblo, and at the time of his death owned a drug store in Leadville.

He is survived by a wife and a son, George E. Taylor, Jr., who is the thirteenth of that name in direct line in the family. The funeral services will take place Monday afternoon at 2:30 from his late residence, 1663 Vine Street. Gray Montgomery, of the Christian Science Church, will take charge of the services at the house. Mrs. Bessie Dade Hughes will sing. At the cemetery the Elks will conduct the services, interment being private.

Contributed by Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
June 6, 1919 Page 2


Mrs. Weltha A. Teller, widow of Willard Teller, and one of Colorado's most prominent pioneers, died yesterday morning in her apartments at the Metropole Hotel after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Teller, who was the daughter of Isaac Gleason, was born Aug. 11, 1839 in Franklinville, N. Y. She married Willard Teller and in 1862 moved to Morrison, Ill. In 1863, the Tellers moved to Central City, traveling there from Atchison, Kan., by stage. They lived in Central City for fifteen years in which time Mr. Teller became one of the leading lawyers of the Central City District. It was in 1878 that Mr. and Mrs. Teller came to Denver where Mr. Teller was associated with the firm of Teller and Orahood until his death in 1905, when Mrs. Teller moved to Washington and later to Olen, N. Y., returning to Denver in May, 1918.

Funeral services will be held at the home of her niece, Mrs. Emma Tyler, 1353 Gaylord Street, on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will be at Fairmount Cemetery.

F. L. Gleason, a brother of Mrs. Teller, survives her.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
May 28, 1911 Page 8, Section I


Louis R. Thyrion Was Descended From Same Family as Queen Victoria.

Royal blood flowed in the veins of Louis R. Thyrion, Chief Chef of the Albany Hotel, who died in Denver last Tuesday morning.

Thyrion was a son of the President of the High Court of Laelge, Belgium, and his mother was the Baroness Le Skenault before her marriage. She was descended from the same family as Queen Victoria.

Thyrion left Belgium in early manhood and twenty-six years ago went to Canada as the chef to the Marquis of Lorne and the Princess Louise, the latter a daughter of Queen Victoria, when the Marquis was appointed the governor-general of Canada. Only to his wife, who survives him, and a few intimate friends did he ever speak of his high connection. One of his brothers is President of a Belgian railroad.

Thyrion came to Denver about two years ago as chef of the Albany from Chicago. In the latter city he became a member of the Odd Fellows, Foresters and in Denver was a member of the Hotel Men's Association, Chef's Club and Stewards Association He was buried by the Odd Fellows in their plot in Fairmount cemetery, and the floral offerings were many.

Thyrion left all his property and personal affects to his wife without bond, through his attorney, H. Trobridge, in the Foster Building.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
July 2, 1911, Section I, page 3


Jacob Tiedemann Escaped Indian Massacre in Minnesota; Walked to Colorado.

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Death claimed another Denver pioneer last Sunday in Jacob Tiedemann, the first carriage trimmer in Denver.

Tiedemann escaped the Indian massacre at New Ulm, Minn., in 1866, and with others, decided to go to Colorado. The party got as far as Omaha when dissensions arose, and Tiedemann came on alone, walking practically all of the distance. When he arrived at what is now Twentieth and Curtis Streets, he asked "how much farther he had to go to reach Denver."

Tiedemann immediately began working at his trade of a carriage builder, and he continued up to within two months of his death. He was very well known to all the older citizens of Denver, particularly to those interested in the carriage building.

Tiedemann was born in Melidorf, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in 1825. He came to the United States sixty yeaars ago, and for several years lived in New York, following his trade. At the outbreak of the Civil War he secured a contract for furnishing ambulances to the government, and he removed to Cincinnati, where he built many of the ambulances used by the government. After the war he removed to New Ulm, Minn.

Tiedemann is survived by two widowed daughters, Mrs. F. H. Lanter and Mrs. F. W. Helwisch. The interment was in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
August 23, 1911 Page 7


Worked As A Barber And Riches Came As Life Ends; Settled In West After Serving In War.

Special To The News
Georgetown, Colo. - Aug 22--Charles Townsend, a barber, aged 69 years, and a resident of Georgetown forty-two years, died suddenly yesterday afternoon. Townsend was the oldest black man in Clear Creek County.

He engaged in mining until ten years ago and at the time of his death he owned valuable property in West Argentine District, the holdings lying in close proximity to the old Brick Pomeroy tunnel, better known as the Atlantic and Pacific.

Before the war Townsend served as a slave, but his master gave him his freedom. He then enlisted on the side of the North and saw active service for a period of four years. Upon being mustered out, Townsend came to Georgetown.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News
September 22, 1911 Page 7


Penniless, Jonathan Twist, 92, at one time a wealthy pioneer citizen of Denver, is dead at the County hospital. He came to Colorado in the 60's and prospered as a hotelkeeper. Adversities reduced him to peddling kindling wood and sickness finally forced him to seek shelter and treatment at the County Hospital.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver