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Jefferson County Obituary Index

The Golden Public Library has the following papers (mentioned in the obituary index) on microfilm:

Colorado Transcript December, 1866 - March, 1969
Golden Transcript March, 1969 - September, 1976
Daily Transcript September, 1976 - September, 1979

Denver Public Library Obituary Index (covers Denver Post and Rocky Mtn. News)

The following are obituaries & funeral notices transcribed by Kimberly O'Neill:


Name Date added
Lionel Connelly 1/2004
Marjorie (Connelly) Heidenreich 1/2004
Eliza Patterson 12/2003
Samantha J. Patterson 12/2003
George H. Powers 12/2003
Gwendolen M. Ralston 1/2004
Malvina "Vina" Wiley 12/2003

The following obituaries were transcribed by Jami Stoneking, typos included as they appear in publication, added 1/2005:


From The Colorado Transcript, 10-6-1886, The death of Mrs. William Brady occurred (an) Sunday morning last, in this city. The case is a sad one, as deceased was only about 17 years of age, and had been married but a few months. The earnest sympathies of the community are with the bereaved husband and relatives.
From The Colorado Transcript, 3-12-1890, It is with sorrow that we announce the death of little Ethel Brady, and to her parents we extend our sincerest sympathy.
From The Golden Globe, 5-16-1896, Mrs. Turnidge, aged 83 years and 6 months, mother of Mrs. Louisa Brady, departed this life Wednesday night, caused by paralysis, (S)he was born in Nashville, (Tennesseee). Her husband, Rev. M. Turnidge, died in Carlton Mo in 1860.
From The Golden Globe, 1-8-1898, pg. 3, Tom Brady Jr., son of Joseph Brady, died in Denver on New Years day of abscess on the liver. He had the typhoid fever some months ago, and the disease left him in bad shape, and he lingered along until death ended his trouble. He leaves a wife and one child.
From The Golden Globe, 3-25-1899, pg. 3, Zephaniah Brady died at Trinidad on March 12 aged about 70 years. For many years he had been subject to epileptic fits. Four days before his death he had a severe fit, and on the evening of the 11th he went to bed feeling badly. Next morning Mrs. Brady looked in his room and he seemed to be resting easily. At 8 o'clock his son Virgil came home from his nights work, went in and spoke to his father and put his hand on his head, and he touched a corpse. Death had come some hours before. The burial was at Trinidad and Mrs. Brady came up this week to pack up and move the household goods to that city. Zeph Brady was an old soldier, a good man, a kind neighbor, and his death will be mourned by many old friends at Golden where he lived so long. He came here in 1873, and as an engineer and carpenter was a useful and industrious man. We extend condolence to the bereaved family.
From The Colorado Transcript, 4-26-1899, pg. 5, Another of our old and valued citizens has passed away. Thomas A. Brady died in this city on Tuesday last at the ripe age of sixty-four years. Mr. Brady has for a number of years been engaged in mining in the bed of Clear creek within the city limits of Golden, and with fair success. He leaves a wife and five grown children, and a large number of neighbors and friends to mourn his demise. The funeral occurred from the family residence in Thursday, and was largely attended.
From The Colorado Transcript, 2-14-1929, pg. 8, Elmus Brady, 49, a former well known Golden boy, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Brady of this city, died at his home, 1350 Santa Fe drive last Thursday afternoon after a three months illness. He was father and mother to the four children who survive him. His wife being an inmate of the State Hospital for the insane The children, Eva, 14 years old, Roscoe, 12, Lavinia, 9, and Francis 7, whose pictures were in the Denver Post Saturday, are a very fine looking family, who returned home from school to find their father asleep from which he never awoke. Mr. Brady was buried in the family plot in Golden cemetery Saturday afternoon.
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