Douglas County Colorado
Obituaries N - Q

NEWMAN, GUS December 22, 1894
A man by the name of Gus Newman was killed at Sedalia yesterday morning by the Santa Fe train. His body was literally cut to pieces. Coroner Hackett took charge of the remains.
NYSTROM, KARL Rocky News, Jan. 27, 2004

Karl Nystrom, Hightlands Ranch. Husband of Bunny; Father of Brian Nystrom, Michelle(Todd)Marzullo; brother of Marjorie Gieser, Nordos Shuler; Grandfather of Tanner and Nicole; Memorial Service Tues. 2p.m. St. James Presbyterian, 3601 W. Belleview Ave.
O'BRIEN, EDMOND December 7, 1887
The Way They Treat Those Who Assault Women in Alamosa - special to the Denver Republican
Alamosa, Colo., Dec. 1 - At one o'Clock on Wednesday morning a man named Edmond O'Brien was lynched at the cattle yard west of Alamosa, for making a criminal assault upon the person of a young lady living in this city. The assault occurred on Tuesday morning about 3 o'clock, and was a most horrible affair. O'Brien, who was a dirty, thieving vagabond, picked the lock of the door leading into the lady's bedroom, and when first discovered was endeavoring to light a lamp.
The young lady thought he was a burglar and kept perfectly quiet, thinking he would get what he wanted and leave. Instead of doing this he advanced to her bedside and boldly informed her that he intended to remain with her all night. The lady implored him to leave her and not attempt to carry out his horrible purpose. He told her that under one condition he would let her off, and that was to give him $50. This she could not do, as she only had a few dollars in her room.
Then commenced a desperate struggle which lasted for nearly an hour. The brute finally became exhausted and lay down beside his victim and fell fast asleep. Then the girl escaped and made her way in her night-clothes and bare feet to the residence of Rev. Amos Bannister. She was in a bad condition, her body being covered with wounds and bruises. She named her assailant and fully described him. O'Brien was arrested early on Tuesday morning and was confined in the jail. Intense excitement prevailed throughout the town and considerable talk of lynching was indulged in.
On Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock twenty-five armed and masked men went to the jail and breaking the lock, took O'Brien out. He begged for mercy at first but seeing that it was useless remained silent. Before reaching the place where he was to bid farewell to this world he acknowledged his guilt, but said he had been drunk or he would never have done it. He met his death from all your correspondent can learn, without apparent fear, and died from strangulation in ten minutes.
Never was anything done in Alamosa that has caused as much satisfaction as the event of yesterday morning.
Alamosa is thoroughly alarmed and proposes driving all the evil characters out of the city. Determined men are banded together for this purpose and if any one is found walking the crooked path he will get notice to leave the town inside of twelve hours.
O'Brien was a thoroughly bad character and the country at large is the gainer by his stretching rope. He confessed to having planned to burn the armory building and also to set fire to the house of Captain Mix. This he was to do out of revenge, he having a short time before been arrested for stealing state blankets. O'Brien was buried in a two-foot hole, yesterday afternoon, a few feet from the spot where he was hanged.
OLESON, ALFRED August 6, 1890
The funeral services of Alfred Oleson, last Thursday, were conducted by the Rev. J.A. Long and were well attended.
OVRSTREET, MRS. J.E. February 20, 1895
Died - At Jarre Canon, Sunday morning, Feb. 21, of pneumonia, Mrs. J. E. Overstreet. The funeral services were conducted Monday at 1:30 o'clock by Rev. B. F. Todd. He also officiated at the funeral of her first husband and that of her little child.
OVRSTREET, MRS. J.E. March 6, 1895
Card of Thanks - We take this means of expressing our sincere thanks to our neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and sympathy extended to us in our bereavement. J.E. Overstreet and Family.
PARKS, MRS. August 1, 1894
Mrs. Parks of Fonder died at St. Luke's hospital where she had been for several months, Saturday, July 28. (POSSIBLY MARGARET PARKS BURIED AT CEDAR HILL CEMETERY CASTLE ROCK. 1792-1894 AGE 102 YEARS)
PENLEY, THOS. LAPHAM One of the saddest occurrences that has come to our notice for a long time is the sudden death of Thos. Lapham Penley, the little 21/2 old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Penley. The child was in its usual health, but choked while at the table eating, and died in his mothers arms in two or three minutes after the accident was first noticed. The accident occurred Friday, April 10,(1891), and remains were laid to rest in the Bear Canon Cemetery.
PHILLIPS, ALICE March 14, 1894
Resolutions of Respect - The following preamble and resolutions of respect to the memory of Alice Phillips, who died March 1, 1894, in the 19th year of her age, were read and adopted by the members of the Castle Rock Epworth League, March 11, 1894.

She is dead. "The silver cord is loosed, the golden bowl broken," and the soul of Alice Phillips has freed itself from mortal clay, and gone up to God who gave it.

Death has found a shining mark and with unerring aim sent home its swiftest arrow. She died as she lived, calmly and peacefully.

"No earthly clinging, no lingering gaze, no strife at parting, no sore amaze, but sweetly, gently, she passed away from earth's dim twilight to endless day."

RESOLVED: First, that we, as a League tender our sympathy to the bereaved mother and brother, that we commend them to Him whose ways are above human comprehension and that we pray that this sore dispensation of His all wise providence may be sanctified to the good of all and to the glory of his great and matchless name.

RESOLVED: Second, that we cherish her name and memory as a kind and loving associate and a faithful worker in our League.

RESOLVED: Third, that the preamble and resolutions be entered on the minutes of the League, that the secretary deliver a copy to the afflicted family, and also to each of the county papers for publication.

Committee: Rose Lee Smith, Cora Crawshaw, Frank Harris.
PICKENS, DARLENE ROSE No Paper Given No Date Give (SS Index indicates she died in 2000)

DARLENE ROSE PICKENS, 59, of Castle Rock died June 27. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 3, at Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, with inurnment (sic) at Franktown Cemetery. Mrs. Pickens was born Darlene Fritz in Castle Rock on Nov. 28, 1940. She married William Pickens, 1958. She was a pharmacy clerk at Wal-Mart for 15 years. Survivors include daughters Debbie Boardman of Littleton, Diane Brady, Kathy, both of Arkansas; brother James Fritz of Texas; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.
PRATT, ALANSON E. January 23, 1889
Mr. Alanson E. Pratt, fell into eternal sleep at 11 o'clock p.m. Saturday at his residence No. 223 East Seventh street.
Deceased was the father of our well-known townsman, Capt. Harry A. Pratt, with whom he has made his home for the past eight years. He was the son of Henry and Charity MacWartor Pratt, was born in Goshen, orange county, N.Y. Jan. 24, 1809, and therefore lacks just twelve days of his 80th birthday but his vigourous health and unimpaired mental faculities did not indicate such advanced age.
Since the last of October his familiar figure, with firm, quick step, and beautiful snowy hair and beard has been seen less and less frequently on our streets, and for over two months his final illness confined him at home, during which time he has been pleased to receive many kind friends and always comforted by the tender, faithful ministrations of the Rev. Mr. Wilkins.
Two sons and a daughter, besides relatives and friends in Elmira and Warwick, N.Y. are left to mourn his loss.
The remains will be interred beside those of his wife at Bloomfield, Iowa where his daughter Mrs. F. W. Eichelberger resides - Sedalia (Mo.) Bazoo
The above deceased was the father of Hon. G. C. Pratt, so well and favorably known to most of our readers. Mr. Pratt has our sympathy in his bereavement.
PRATT, LYDIA C. January 24, 1894
Died - At her home in Castle Rock, Wednesday evening, January 17th, of hemorrhage of the brain, causing paralysis, Mrs. Lydia C. Pratt, wife of Hon. G. C. Pratt, aged nearly 54 years.

Funeral services were conducted at the church by Rev. Harris Sunday afternoon in the presence of a large number of people who gathered to pay their last respects to one whom they had known and loved for many years. The remains were laid to rest in the Castle Rock cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Pratt were married in November, 1858 and for more than three and a half decades have borne life's joys and sorrows together. In 1862 they braved the hardships consequent upon a trip across the plains, as well as the dangers from the Indians, and came to Colorado to cast their lot with other brave pioneers and have ever since made this their home.

After a few years residence in Colorado she returned to her eastern home for a short time but soon came back again, crossing the plains with teams as before.

For 27 years her home has been in Douglas county where she has enjoyed the confidence and esteem of her entire circle of acquaintance and her removal leaves many aching hearts.
PRATT, OSCAR D. DIED - At 3 p.m., January 22, 1887, Oscar D. Pratt, Aged 15 years, 8 months.
PROCK, JOHN G. After a long and painful illness John G. Prock aged 30 years.
The remains were interred at the Spring Valley Cemetery, May 22nd(1891)