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Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 22 May 1936
Mary E. Wagoner

Mary E. Wagoner of Oakland, Calif.; wife of William J. Wagoner.  Services Drawing Room.  Speer Blvd at Sherman, Monday, 2 p.m. to Crown Hill.  Member of Highlands Circle No. 98, Neighbors of Woodcraft.

Contributed by: Jane Duke McAshan ()

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 13, 1911 Page 3
Wife of J. J. Walley, Dies After 40 Years Residence in Denver.

Mrs. Ruth A. Walley, wife of J. J. Walley, the veteran undertaker of Denver, died at the family home, 1457 Washington Street yesterday of diseases incident to old age. Mrs. Walley was 81 years old and had lived in Denver almost forty years. She was the daughter of Hubbard L. Russell, an influential resident of Albany, N. Y., and was married there to J. J. Walley in 1872.

Immediately after the wedding the Walley's came back to Denver, where Walley had established the first furniture and undertaking business in the city in 1860. Denver has been his home since 1860 and hers since 1872. Mrs. Walley was an active member of the Colorado Pioneers' Association.

Surviving her, besides her husband, are her brother, William G. Russell of Elizabeth, Colo., and a niece, Mrs. Nellie R. Lancaster of Denver. The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Interment will be at Fairmount.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 30, 1911 Page 8

Marriages, Births, Deaths and Funerals


WALSH--Mrs. Ella Walsh, October 23, at her home in Englewood, widow of the late D. W. Walsh of Colorado Springs. Mrs. Walsh is survived by four sons,WilliamEdwardArthur and Daniel, and two brothers, E. P. McGovern of Denver and Francis McGovern of Buena Vista, and four sisters, Margaret McGovernMrs. John Cleveland of Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Charles Hess of Marion, Ohio, and Mrs. J. Donovan of Osceola, N. Y. Buffalo, N. Y.; Osceloa, N. Y. and Marion, Ohio, papers please copy. Interment Colorado Springs.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 8, 1911 Page 12


J. J. Walters Put Up The First Metal Cornice In The City of Cincinnati.

J. J. Walters, 62, a pioneer sheet metal contractor of Denver, died yesterday in Newport, Ark. Walters started in the sheet metal business when it was in its infancy, having put up the first metal cornice in Cincinnati. He installed the cornices of the City Hall, the Albany Hotel, the Court House, and the Club building in this city.

J. F. Walters, his son, also in the sheet metal contracting business in Denver, has taken charge of the funeral arrangements and the remains will be brought back to Denver.

Walters ran for County Commissioner of Denver County on the Democratic ticket in 1888, but was defeated. Last year he retired from business here and moved to Newport, Ark., where he secured several contracts. He came to Denver in 1880. He leaves a daughter, Miss Agnes Walters, who lives in Canon City.

James Prendergast of St. Louis, a nephew, formerly of Denver, has left his home for Newport and will bring the remains back to Denver. The funeral services will be held at the home of J. F. Walters, 3244 High Street, Wednesday morning.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

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

The Rev. H. E. Warner Dies

Former District Superintendent of Methodist Church Succumbs.

The Rev. Horace E. Warner, former district superintendent of the Methodist Church, died at his home, 825 East Twenty-second Avenue shortly after midnight from gall stones.

He was the immediate predecessor of Dr. D. E. Forsythe, the present district superintendent, and for eight years prior to that pastor of Christ Methodist Church.

Marriages, Births, Deaths, Funerals
Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 12/17/1911 Funeral Notice:
WARNER--Funeral services of the Rev. Horace Emery Warner will be held from Christ Methodist Episcopal Church, corner East Twenty-second Avenue and Ogden Street, Monday, Dec 18 at 2:30 p. m. Friends are invited. Please omit flowers

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
August 6, 1911 Page 10, Sect. II


Peter Wessell, Old Soldier, Came to Colorado Forty Years Ago.

Special to The News.
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 5.--Peter Wessell, pioneer and old soldier, died today at the age of 84 in the University Hospital. He came to Colorado forty years ago from Albany, Wis. and settled in Central City, whence he moved to Denver. He was made an Odd Fellow in Denver forty years ago. He was also a member of the Masonic order.

The G. A. R. will have charge of the funeral, which will be held here Monday afternoon. Wessell served in the Civil War for four years as a member of the Eleventh troop of the New York Independent battery. He is survived by a daughter, Lillian Wessell, of Boulder.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News
22 Nov 1945 Page 17

Mrs. Dora Wickmann [Sic.]

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Wickmann, a Denver resident for 56 years, will be held at 2 p. m. Saturday in Emmaus Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Wickmann died Wednesday.

Mrs. Wickmann was born Dec. 5, 1862, in Germany. With her husband, Edward Wickmann [Sic.], and their five children she came to this country in 1889 [1890].

She had been a member of the Emmaus Lutheran Church since 1907.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Schoenher[Sic.] and Mrs. Dora Bodine, and two sons, Oscar and Edward Wickmann, all of Denver; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.


Eulogy given at funeral service (Emmaus Lutheran Church) by Rev. Henry G. Hartner


born Johannsen on the 5th day of December in the year 1862 in Germany, where also she was baptized in infancy for the remission of sin. There also she received her preliminary education, and after due instruction in the Word of the Lord was admitted to the communicant membership of the Lutheran church by the rite of confirmation in the year 1876. By the grace of our Lord she remained true to her profession of faith in Christ all the days of her life. She was joined in marriage with Mr. Edward Wichmann on February 3, 1882 in Hamburg. God blessed this union with nine children, five of whom, two sons and three daughters together with their father, have preceded her in death. Together with her family she came to America in the year of 1889 [should be 1890], and immediately came to Denver, where she has made her home ever since. Here in Denver she was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church until the organization of Emmaus Lutheran in 1907, and since that time she has truly been a living member of the Body of Christ here at Emmaus. God blessed her with remarkable health throughout the days of her life and it was only in the last months that she has been ailing. The Saviour's call to her to come home was also a blessed event. Quietly while she was sleeping Wednesday morning, the Lord Jesus called her soul.

"It is not death to close the eye long dimmed by tears, and wake in glorious repose to spend eternal years."

She leaves to mourn her departure: Two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Shoenherr and Mrs. Dora Bodine, and two sons, Oscar and Edward, all of Denver. One sister, Mrs. Marie Carsten of Denver. Six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, together with other relatives and many friends. The days of her earthly pilgrimage were 82 years, 11 months and 16 days. Lord teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom and be saved through Christ, our blessed redeemer.

Contributed by: Leona (Wichmann) Gustafson (), November 18, 2001

The Denver Post
February 3, 1917 Page 12, col. 1 (Burial permits, funeral notices & obituaries)

WICHMANN–Feb. 2, at his residence, 2031 West Twenty-fifth avenue, Edward Wichmann, age 62 years. Funeral Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emmaus Lutheran church, Thirty-first and Irving. Miller Undertaking Co., directors. [The same notice appears on 4 Feb.]

(Burial Permits) Edward Weichman [Sic.], 66, St. Anthony's Hospital.

Donated by: Leona (Wichmann) Gustafson (), November 18, 2001

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
October 14, 1911 Page 4

D. & S. P. Head Dies At Home While Talking To His Wife.

Railroad Man Came to Denver Four Years Ago In Search of Health.


Frank Wickersham, 60, General Manager of the Denver & South Platte Railway Company, died today in his apartment, 1475 Humboldt Street, shortly after 9 o'clock yesterday morning. Angina pectoris was the cause of death.

Wickersham came to Denver four years ago from Pottsville, Pa., for his health. He improved and was in good health up until two weeks ago.

Yesterday he rose at his usual time and was preparing for the office when he died, Mrs. Wickersham called to her neighbors, a doctor was summoned.

Wickersham is survived by his widow and two sons. The remains will be taken to Pottsville, Pa., for interment this afternoon.

The Denver & South Platte Railway Company operates the electric line between Englewood and Littleton.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., November 16, 1911 Page 5


Widow of Late Arm Officer Passes Away at Her Denver Home.

Mrs. Susan P. Widdicombe a well known Colorado Springs and Denver matron, died Tuesday evening of heart trouble at her residence, 936 Marion Street. Mrs. Widdicombe was the widow of the late Capt. R. W. Widdicombe, U. S. A. She and her husband were prominent socially in Washington, D. C., during the administration of President McKinley.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo., 11/15/1911
WIDDICOMBE, SUSAN P. - Died - at 9:30 p. m., Nov 14, at her residence, 936 Marion St. Funeral Private, Thursday, Nov. 16.

(Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver)

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
May 27, 1911 Page 7


Philip P. Wilcox, Pioneer, Built Home in 1860 On Site of Symes Block.

Philip P. Wilcox, one of the most picturesque characters in the early history of Denver, died at the county hospital Thursday afternoon from a complication of diseases. He was 86 years old.

Wilcox, came to Denver with his family in 1860 and built a house where the Symes Block now stands at Sixteenth and Champa. A short time after his arrival he was elected Police Judge, then he was appointed Justice of the Peace and later was elected alderman. He was then appointed County Attorney of Douglas County, holding all four positions at once, and discharging the duties of each office with credit.

In 1877 he was appointed United States Marshall. In 1888 he was appointed Superintendent of the San Carlos Indian Reservation and played a prominent part in the subjugation of Geronimo, the famous Indian Chief.

Wilcox was once well-to-do, but was in want at the time of his death.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
May 31, 1911 Page 10


David O. Wilhelm Came to Colorado in '61; Succumbs to Heart Attack.

(Original includes photo)

David O. Wilhelm, publisher of the first "History and Directory of Denver", and a resident of this city since 1861, died yesterday at Idaho Springs, where he went on a business trip. Heart failure is given as the cause of death. The body will be brought to this city and the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock from the undertaking establishment of Walley & Rollins.

Wilhelm was born in Dayton, Ohio, sixty-nine years ago. When 19 years old he crossed the plains in a prairie schooner, settling in Denver and establishing a cigar and tobacco store on Blake Street. In 1867 Wilhelm published the first history of Denver, and two years later he re-published it on account of the demand for the book. He was employed by The Rocky Mountain News in 1869 and 1870. Wilhelm married Miss Ruth Freeman in 1870.

Mrs. Wilhelm came to Colorado two years before her husband and survives him. He is survived also by a daughter, Mrs. Augusta Williams. Wilhelm was a member of the Sons of Colorado.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
August 25, 1911 Page 2


Took Up Homestead Near Canfield As Invalid And Became Wealthy.

Special to The News
BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 24--William O. Wise, pioneer coal operator in this county, and former member of the legislature from this district, died at his home at Canfield last night of heart disease. He came to Colorado in 1870 for his health and worked for a time as a farm hand at Canfield.

From an invalid, with no capital, he developed into a prosperous farmer and mine owner. He took up a homestead near Canfield, near which he later discovered coal. In company with friends he bought the tract of land, on which the coal was found, and it later became the Star Coal mine, considered one of the best producers in the state.

Wise was a member of the Ninth general assembly. He was postmaster at Canfield for ten years and served on the school board for fifteen years.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jessie M. Wise; three daughters, Mrs. Grace Farrel and Mrs. Gladys Albright of Denver and Mrs. Gertrude Brice of Routt County, and a brother and sister, J. V. Wise and Ada A. Wise of Canfield.

The funeral will be held tomorrow at Longmont.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colo.
May 30, 1911 Page 7


Land Bought in Denver in Early Days for Few Hundreds Is Worth Hundreds of Thousands.

(Original includes photo)

Word reached Denver yesterday of the death at Lakeside, Cal., of Henry Wormington, a pioneer resident of Denver, and one of the men who, in early days, made fortunes through their faith in Denver and its realty values.

A telegram received by the widow at 1255 Gaylord Street yesterday, stated that his death occurred on Sunday. He had been suffering from tumor of the stomach for several years, and this is supposed to have caused his death.

Wormington came to Colorado in 1863 and went into business at Black Hawk. In 1866 he came to Denver and established a wholesale meat market on Blake Street, between Sixteenth and Seventeenth Streets. At that time he established a slaughterhouse at what is now Broadway and First Avenue, and purchased the surrounding ten acres of land. The tract, now almost covered with residences, bears the name of Wormingtont addition.

He purchased the two lots at Seventeenth and Champa Street, where the Ideal Building now stands, in 1866. The corner lot cost him $200 and is now valued at about $100,000. The property now belongs to his estate and is looked upon as one of the most valuable business corners in the city. He once owned the eighty acre tract where Fort Logan now stands, and sold it to the government.

He was born near Manchester, England, in March 1831. He came to this country when he was 19 years old, and settled in New York. From there he moved to Iowa, where he was married. He has spent but little time in Denver for fifteen years, being engaged in business in California. He owned a large tract of land near Lakeside, Cal., where he raised oranges and olives. He also owned property in the principal residence section of San Diego.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Charles and Clarence, both of Denver, and three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Dodge of Denver, Mrs. Ida Cambridge of San Francisco and Mrs. Alice Roundtree of Brooklyn, N. Y. The funeral will be held in Denver Sunday, and will be in charge of Odd Fellows Lodge No. 1, of which he was a charter member.

Transcribed & contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver