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Hale, Frank S.

Frank S. Hale - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - September 20, 1915 - Mrs.
Martha A. Hale, of 216 East Tenth street, and Charles A. Uridge, a well
known miner and formerly timberman at the Yak, were quietly married last
Tuesday at Pueblo, it was learned here yesterday.  The Rev. F. W. Imboden,
pastor of the Bethel M. E. church in that city, performed the ceremony.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Uridge have many friends in Leadville, where they will
reside, who will wish them congratulations.  Mrs. Uridge is the widow of the
late Frank S. Hale, who died March 8 last.

Heimberger, Minna

Minna Heimberger - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 3, 1919 - Mrs.
Minna Heimberger - Mrs. Minna Heimberger of Chicago, widow of the late Dr.
David Heimberger who was at one time a leading physician of Leadville,
finished a hearty dinner at the home of Mrs. Jessie Sterling, 108 East Tenth
street, yesterday, slipped from her chair and died of heart trouble before
medical aid could be summoned.  Mrs. Heimberger arrived here Sunday last to
spend a few weeks at the home of Mrs. Sterling, an old friend and widow of
one of the city's prominent early-day lawyers.  When she felt ill Tuesday, a
doctor was summoned.  Her ailment did not appear to be serious, but the
physician advised her to return to a lower climate.  Mrs. Heimberger
accordingly planned to depart this morning for Pueblo.  She ate a hearty
meal at Mrs. Sterling's home yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock.  At 1:35, she
exclaimed that she felt suddenly ill.  Before she arose from the table, she
unexpectedly became limp, slipped from her chair to the floor and died
before it was hardly realized that she had become sick.  Mrs. Sterling sent
messages yesterday afternoon to her two daughters, Miss Rose Heimberger of
Pueblo and Mrs. Erma Janowitz of Chicago, widow of the late Edward Janowitz
and to her son, who also lives in Chicago.  Funeral arrangements will be in
charge of the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company.  A resident of
Leadville for a number of years before removing to Pueblo and later to
Chicago a few years ago, Mrs. Heimberger was widely known among present-day
residents of the city and since her arrival here Sunday, she had renewed
many old acquaintances and friendships, being then apparently in the best
health and her usual cheerful spirits.  She had intended to spend several
weeks here, both to meet her old friends and to attend to business matters
connected with real estate she owned in Leadville.  Mrs. Heimberger was born
in Germany about 60 years ago, came to the United States while a girl, and
moved westward with relatives to Colorado.  Following her marriage to Dr.
David Heimberger, she and her husband came to Leadville in the early
eighties from Saguache county.  Dr. Heimberger quickly became one of the
leading physicians of the booming mining camp and one of its most prominent
citizens.  He engaged continuously in mining operations, at one time holding
about 100 mining claims.  The Toledo Avenue Mining company, which, tho it
turned out unprofitably, was one of the largest deep mining projects
undertaken in the eighties in upper California gulch, was organized and put
into active operation, largely thru Dr. Heimberger's activity.  He is said
to have lost $40,000 or $50,000 in the concern.  The doctor and his wife
also became owners of many real estate properties, including the frame
business building at Harrison avenue, which is the chief remaining holding
of the estate.  Their home in those days was a model for the times situated
in West Fourth street.  Mrs. Heimberger in her youth received a university
education, was highly accomplished as a musician and a woman of many
talents.  It is expected she will be buried in the Jewish cemetery here
beside the grave of her husband, who died a number of years ago.  The late
Jake O. Heimberger, at one time the owner of the Herald Democrat, was a
foster son of Dr. and Mrs. Heimberger. 

Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 3, 1919 - Personal Mention -
 Miss Rose Heimberger arrived in the city yesterday from Pueblo to attend the 
funeral of her late mother, Mrs. Minna Heimberger.  

Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 3, 1919 - Personal
Mention - Mrs. Ed Janowitz, a former resident of Leadville, arrived here
from Chicago last evening to attend the funeral of her mother, the late Mrs.
Minna Heimberger, who died here suddenly last week.


Norma A. Herron, 74, died July 2, 2001 in Colorado Springs.

She was born April 4, 1927 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to Tallie C. and Elizabeth A. [Buck] Wall.

She married John [Jack] Herron on July 23, 1949.

She was preceded in death by her son, Paul A. Herron.

She is survived by her husband John Herron; daughter Asia A. Morris; sons John G. Herron; and James W. Herron; sisters Shirley Shomidie; Helen Benson; and Elizabeth Cotton; brothers Carl Wall; and Don Curry; six graandchildren and one great grandchild.

Services were held Friday July 6, 2001.  Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery in Leadville.
Herald Democrat, July 12, 2001

HIRVI - Miss Mayme Hirvi, daughter of the late John Hirvi, of Finntown, was buried yesterday afternoon in Evergreen cemetery following funeral services at 2 o'clock at the New Finn hall at Finntown. Samuel Thomas conducted the funeral service at the hall, where practically every resident of the little village assembled to pay their respects to their friend. Two hymns both sung in Finnish language by a choir of associates of the decedent, closed the service.

The death of Miss Hirvi was made more poignant by the fact that she was soon to be married to her sweetheart, Mike Ujder, of Finntown. She was laid to rest yesterday [29 Feb 1920] in the garments which she had prepared for her bridal day. John Hirvi, her father, died here January 12, and was buried in Evergreen cemetery.

Miss Hirvi was the oldest daughter in the family, and had acted as mother to her younger brothers and sisters since the death of their mother several years ago. Her marriage to Mr. Ujder had been set for several weeks ago, but was prevented by her illness. She died Sunday at St. Luke's hospital, of pneumonia. She was 17 years old.

The pallbears yesterday were Albin Erickson, Clarence McMurrough, Albin Palo, Victor King, Ivar Santikko and George Hakala. [Hervi]

HIRVI - Saturday, February 28, at St. Vincent's hospital, Miss Mayme Hirvi, age 17 years.
Funeral, in charge of the Moynahan-O'Malia Undertaking company, announced later.

Hume, William

William Hume - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - November 18, 1918 - Around
the City - William Hume - Word was received here yesterday announcing the
death of William Hume, a pioneer mining man of Leadville who for several
years has been employed at the government mint in Denver and has resided
there.  He came to Leadville with the earliest pioneers, reaching the placer
camps in California gulch in 1878.  He immediately engaged in mining here,
meeting with varying success; and a few years after his arrival, he entered
the flourishing Kokomo district where he made his first "stake."  Hume was
75 years of age.  He is survived by two brothers, Fred, also an employee at
the Denver mint, and Al, a resident of Trinidad.

Impy, Steve

Steve Impy - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - September 8, 1913 - Death of
Steve Impy - Steve Impy, an inmate of the insane asylum at Pueblo, who at
one time was a barber here at the corner of State street and Harrison
avenue, died at the asylum yesterday.  His sister, Mrs. R. M. Ball, wired
Coroner O'Malia that his remains will be shipped to Leadville for burial.
The body is expected to reach here this morning.  Private funeral services
will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking
company chapel.



The remains of the late William J. Irwin were laid in there final resting place in St. Joseph's cemetery yesterday morning. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever seen in Leadville and was a true testimonial of the popularity of the deceased among his many friends. The remains were conveyed from the home at 124 West Third Street to the Church of the Annunciation, where Rev. J. J. Gibbons conducted the services. He sang a high requiem mass and preached an eloquent sermon. The choir sang "Face to Face" and "Nearer My God to Thee". The church was crowded with friends and relatives of the deceased, and a mass of beautiful floral offerings was banked high around the coffin at the alter. The casket was one of the most expensive that could be procured in the city, and when opened up appeared as a beautiful couch. The members of the Eagles' Drum Corps, of which Mr. Irwin was a member and to whose untiring efforts much of the success of the organization and maintenance of that body was due, attended the funeral in a body. The boys were dressed in their uniforms and with muffled drums beating marched in the funeral procession. Members of the Eagles, the Moose, the Homesteaders and the Yeoman also attended the funeral and about 100 men from these lodges marched to the cemetery. As a mark of respect to the man who had served for several years on the fire department, and was at one time its chief, the local department followed the funeral cortege to the edge of the city. The following acted as pallbearers: M. J. Kilkenny, Abe Flaks, Maurice Miller, Charles Byrne, Charles Slaven, and Alexander McDonald.

From: the Herald Democrat; No date

Popular Young Official Succumbs to his Fourth Attack of Pneumonia.

After having successfully withstood three previous attacks of pneumonia, William J. Irwin yesterday succumbed to the fourth attack of the dread disease after an illness of a week and a half.  Several hours previous to his death which occurred at 1:15 p. m., he lapsed into a state of unconsciousness from which he did not revive. Mr. Irwin was taken ill a week ago last Wednesday while engaged in his work in the county clerk's office, where he has been acting as deputy for the last two years under County Clerk and Recorder John M. McMahon, and was immediately removed to his home at 124 West Third street. At the time it was not thought that he was dangerously ill, but his condition grew gradually worse from day to day. For the past three days, Mr. Irwin has been in an unconscious and delirious most of the time. About 8 o'clock yesterday morning he regained consciousness for a few minutes and talked with those who were at his bedside. He then fell into unconsciousness again and was in that state when he breathed his last. Shortly after his death, Mrs. Michael Nolan, a sister of the deceased, who had watched at the bedside of her brother and nursed him during his illness, was removed to her home at 100 North Toledo avenue, where it was reported that she was suffering from an attack of pneumonia. A local physician last night, however, stated that the report was untrue and that Mrs. Nolan was not suffering from the disease but was merely broken up over the death of her brother. Her condition is not serious, he stated."Billy" Irwin as he was affectionately called by his friends, was born at Wilkes Barre, Pa., 35 years ago. He came to Leadville in 1879 and has remained here for the greater part of the time since then with the exception of short residences at Aspen and Butte, Mont. He attended St. Mary's school in this city for many years and was always a hard working and proficient scholar. The greater part of his life has been devoted to mining, and he has been interested in several leases in this district. In 1907-8 he served as chief on the local fire department having been elevated to this position after four years of the most efficient service as a fireman. Mr. Irwin became engaged in local politics a few years ago and when the democratic party was successful in the county election two years ago he receive the appointment as deputy county clerk and recorder under John W. McMahon as a recognition of the services which he had rendered to that party. He was chosen as secretary of the Democratic party central committee by Chairman Thomas M. Rainey for the present campaign. Although he had never been engaged in the line of clerical work before, Mr. Irwin by diligent effort and much study on his part succeeded in making good in his position as deputy clerk and he ranks among the very best men that have ever held this office in Lake county. Always courteous and obliging to everybody it was a pleasure to transact business with him in the clerk's office.

"Billy" Irwin was an all-round athlete and encouraged and promoted good, clean sport of all kinds. For several years he has taken a active interest in the Eagles drum corps of this city and to his efforts is due much of the credit for the formation and maintenance of that organization.

There are few men who have won such great popularity among all classes of people in this county than has "Billy" Irwin. His friends are numbered by the hosts and are composed of men, women and children of all walks of life. Mr. Irwin was honest and upright in all of his dealings, true to his convictions and his friends, kind and generous to a fault, and a man held in the highest regard and esteem by all who knew him. He was a man who always had the good of this community at heart and was among the very first to boost along anything that would prove of benefit to Leadville.  His loss is indeed a sad blow to Leadville and her citizens and his place in the community will be a hard one to fill. He is survived by a wife and three children, James, aged 6; Francis, aged 3; and Emmett, aged 1; mother and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Nolan and Mrs. Freeman Jackson, all of this city. His death is made doubly sad for his wife on account of the recent death of her mother which occurred about two months and a half ago. Mr. Irwin was a prominent member of the local lodge of Eagles, Olive Homestead No. 586, B. A. Y., the Homesteaders and the Moose. Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been announced.

From: The Herald Democrat; No date:

Our..Yesterdays from the files of THE HERALD DEMOCRAT of 46 Years Ago October 4, 1895. This week Aspen people were treated to a sparring exhibition at the Tivoli Theater. Leadville talent figured in two of the events: Kellogg and Irwin. Billie Irwin went for four rounds with Boetcher; Lute Kellogg and Coffee, alleged champion welterweight of Kansas City, battled four rounds but didn't go six as advertised.March 2, 1897.

OFF FOR THE FIGHT. Billy Irwin left Sunday night for Carson City to witness the big fight between Corbett and Fitzsimmons. Billy will join Martin Flaherty on the way and will act as Flaherty's trainer, as Flaherty is matched to fight Dan Hawkins of California. Martin shows his wisdom in choosing Billy as his trainer, as Billy has the advantage of being raised in a high altitude and also having won several battles in his class, and at present holds the champion featherweight of Colorado. Billy is a Leadville boy.

News Clippings from The Herald Democrat

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In Loving Memory of

A Solemn Requiem High Mass with Fathers Regis McGuire, Maurice McInerney and George Spehar as participants was sung with the assistance of the Annunciation choir during funeral services on December 21 for the late Thomas Emmett Irwin.

Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus formed an Honor Guard for their late brother.  Officers of the B.P.O.E. No. 236 conducted the graveside services.  Burial was in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Pallbearer's all life-long associates, were Francis D. Slavin, John O'Rourke, Fred Joyce, Bertie Johnson, Wilbur Smith, and Elmer McGowan.

Honorary pallbearers, chosen from among the many business and professional associations held by Emmett, were Dr. William Rose, Dr. John Kehoe, Dr. Vincent E. Kelly, Austin Schuck, Harry Yukon, Charles R. Casey. George S. Casey and Robert D. Elder.

The passing of Thomas Emmett Irwin, Lake County Treasurer, friend and helpmate of everyone who crossed his path occurred quietly in his sleep 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, December 18 [1966].  Emmett has been afflicted with a heart condition for the past few years and underwent corrective surgery early in 1966.  He was able to return to work at the court house.  The apparent heart attack which caused his death came unexpectedly.

The many deeds and kindness' executed by Thomas Emmett Irwin constitute a memorial for him.  Outward signs of his esteem will be a street named in his honor when proceedings change Loomis Street to Irwin Street.  His widow cherishes a citation from President L. B. Johnson which reads:  "The United States of America honors the memory of Thomas E. Irwin.  This certificate is awarded by a grateful nation in recognition of devoted and selfless consecration to the service of our country in the Armed Services of the U.S. "

Emmett served his country at the San Diego Naval Station as a Seaman 1st Class in the design department.  His service began in May, 1945 and he was discharged in February, 1946.

Thomas Emmett Irwin was born January 18, 1909 to William and Mary Francis [Loftus] Irwin. He was their third son.  After attending St. Mary's parochial school, he was graduated from Leadville high school with the Class of 1927.  He studied at the University of Colorado for a two years.

Mining and leasing occupied Emmett for several years following his schooling.  His first entry into politics was as city alderman in which capacity he served two terms, April, 1935 to April, 1939.  In 1939 he was appointed to the position of deputy county assessor by the late John Bohen, which position he resigned in 1945 to enter the U.S. Navy.  Upon his discharge in 1946 John J. Bohen reappointed Emmett as deputy county assessor.  In 1946 he was elected to the post of country treasurer, succeeding Frank Kendrick, Sr.  Shortly before his death electors had returned Emmett to his office for his tenth term.

The state and local Democratic organizations honored Emmett for his interest and knowledge in the political field.  Positions held by him were numerous.  For six years he was secretary of the Lake County Democratic Central Committee and for ten years he was Central Committee Chairman.  He served as chairman of the State Legislative Committee of the State Treasurer's Association and was a past President.

During his youth Emmett distinguished himself athletically, winning trophies in Golden Gloves tournaments, coaching basketball teams and participating in the rough competition of rock drilling contests.

For the past 11 years he was a registered land surveyor, spending many hours out in the field until health problems forced him to curtail activities.

For over 15 years he served as secretary of the Leadville Sanitation District.

He was active fraternally, going through all the chairs of  B.P.O.E.  No. 236 which organization he also served as Exalted Ruler a number of years.

For the good of the city he served on the library board, hospital board, was a member of the Leadville Historical Society, a wartime member of the Civil Defense Board, served four years on the Board of Directors of the University of Colorado Alumni Association.

As a faithful member of the Annunciation Parish he answered the call for all drives and aid and was a member of the Ushers Club.

No matter what kind of help was needed Emmett was willing to do his best.  His particular role in the community will be difficult to fulfill.

Survivors include his widow, the former Viola Caine whom he married May 28, 1939; two sons, James and Thomas Irwin; a daughter-in-law Mrs. James [Gail] Irwin; four grandchildren, the three sons and one daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Irwin; his brother Francis Irwin of Daley City, California; a sister, Mrs. Joseph [Katherine] Plute; his mother-in-law, Mrs. Caine; one sister-in-law, one brother-in-law, six nephews and one niece.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, James.


We wish to express to you our sincere and heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of you for all the kindness shown us during the sudden passing of the one we loved so dearly.

Especially we wish to thank Father McGuire, Father McInerney, Father Spehar, Father Slattery, Sisters of Charity of St. Mary's School and St. Vincents Hospital, the choir, Dr. Kehoe, pallbearers, honorary pallbearers, for all the Masses, floral offerings, contributions to the Heart Fund, St. Joseph's Building Fund and Lake County and Colorado Crippled Children, to the Fourth Degree Knights Honor Guard, the Elks for graveside services and their arrangement of cars and drivers.  Each and every act of kindness will not be forgotten by us.

Mrs. Emmett Irwin
Thomas Irwin
Mr. and Mrs. James E. Irwin and family
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Irwin and family
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Plute and family
Mrs. Andy Caine
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Caine and family

Viola Margaret Irwin

Viola Margaret Irwin, 84 died September 26,1999 in Woodland Park, CO after a suffering a long illness.  Mrs. Irwin was born on February 5, 1915 in Fintown (Leadville) Colorado to Andrew & Viva Caine. After attending local
schools she graduated with the Leadville High School Class of 1933.  She married Thomas Emmett Irwin on May 28, 1939.  In 1946, when Emmett Irwin was elected Lake County Treasurer, Mrs. Irwin worked under him for 20 years.  Upon
Mr. Irwin's death in 1966, following his re-election as County Treasurer, Mrs. Irwin, who was Deputy Treasurer at the time, was appointed to fill his position and complete his term in office.  The following term, Mrs. Irwin was elected Lake County Treasurer, where she maintained the position for another 20 years until her retirement in 1986.

During her career as County Treasurer, she belonged to the Colorado County Treasurers Association and was elected for a one-year term as President of the same.  She also belonged to several organizations, which included; The St. Vincent's General Hospital Auxiliary, The Alter and Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America and the Rebekah Lodge.  Mrs. Irwin also was a parishioner of the Annunciation Church, Leadville, CO

Mrs. Irwin is survived by her brother Edwin (Mae) Caine, two sons, James E. (Maria) Irwin, Woodland Park, CO and Thomas E. (Sharon) Irwin, Fairbanks, AK; eight grand children, Lynne (Keith) Dahl, Durango, CO, J. Kevin (Vicky) Irwin, Loveland, CO, Michael  (Julie) Irwin, Colo. Springs, CO, Richard Irwin, Twin Lakes, William (Tina) Irwin, Bagdad, AZ, Michelle (Steve) Steel, Fairbanks, AK, Marci Irwin, Fairbanks, AK and Jennifer Marie Irwin, Woodland Park, CO; twelve Great Grandchildren: Ryan, Brandi, Shawn, and Katie Dahl;  Shane, Monica, and Emily Irwin;  William Jr., Erica, and McKaela Irwin; Christopher Irwin & Karli Steele;  Her husband and her parents preceded her in death. Mrs. Irwin was cremated.  A memorial service will be held in Leadville on Memorial Day, 2000.  No other services are scheduled.  Memorial contributions maybe made to the Prospect Home Care-Hospice, 321 W Henrietta Ave.
Woodland Park, CO 80866.


A Well-Known Horseshoer Crosses the Range in a Western Town

Messrs. Riley & Flood received a telegram last evening [ 4 Aug 1890] from a Mr. George Douglas, at Ogden, stating that John Jack, an oldtimer in Leadville, died there yesterday of pneumonia.  Jack was well known here, having conducted a blacksmith shop for a number of years, and was considered one of the best horseshoers in the city,.

He leaves a wife, who is at present residing in the city, but Messrs. Riley & Flood were unable to find her last evening.  Should she see this notice, and wishing further particulars, by calling on the above mentioned gentlemen they will enlighten her.

Jaurdine - At Granite, Tuesday, January 21,[1920] David Jaurdine aged 60 years.

Funeral announced later. In charge of the Moynahan-O'Malia undertaking company.

Johnson, Christina Ruth

Christina Ruth Johnson - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 17, 1919 -
Christina R. Johnson - Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2
o'clock for the late Christina Ruth Johnson, one of the most popular
musicians and lodge members in Leadville, who died Sunday morning at her
home at 121 West Sixth street of a general physical breakdown which had made
her a patient for a number of days.  The services will be held at the First
Presbyterian church.  The casket will be taken there from the home at 1:30.
Jake Johnson of Pueblo, brother of her father, Peter Z. Johnson, is expected
to arrive here this morning to attend the funeral.  Miss Johnson's death has
caused grief in many homes in which her friendship was prized and in the
ranks of the Leadville Musicians' Protective Association, A. F. of M., of
which she was secretary, and the Woman's Relief Corps.  In both of these two
orders she had been a leader for a number of years, held in the highest of
esteem and always counted upon as among their most faithful supporters.
Miss Johnson was born in Pueblo on November 12, 1892, but Leadville had been
her home virtually all her life, for her parents came here when she was one
year old.  While attending the local schools, she took up the study of
music, becoming highly accomplished as a pianist.  As a musician she was
well known in the local churches and theaters where she had played and her
services were always in great demand for funeral musical programs, home
talent productions and programs.  For several years she was the leader of
the orchestra at the Elks' and Princess theaters.  She was thus playing at
the latter when stricken by her last sickness.  In the Musicians'
association she held prominent place, and during the last two years had been
secretary of the local organization.  Her membership in this organization
covered a period of nine years.  The requests for her playing on occasions
where no financial remuneration was given were frequent, she always gladly
granted them, winning many new additions to her large circle of friends
thereby.  In the Woman's Relief Corps, she was prominent as captain of the
corps drill team, which has been a top-notcher among the state organizations
in recent years.  Last year when Leadville was giving farewell parades to
departing army recruits, she never failed to call out the drill team to take
part in the demonstrations and to support the general public effort.  She
held other offices in this order also, and for the last two years had been a
department officer.  During the last year, Miss Johnson was the director of
the choir at St. George's Episcopal church and the organist there.  In
addition to her theater work, Miss Johnson gave piano lessons.  Many a
youthful musician in Leadville has received the first years' instruction in
his musical accomplishment under her tutelage.  On several occasions her
pupils gave public recitals.  Miss Johnson is survived by her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Peter Z. Johnson, the former of whom is a well known employee of the
Hart-Zaltz Mercantile company, and one sister Miss Elsie Johnson.

Juanita, John

John Juanita - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 3, 1919 - From Tuesday's
Daily - Moonshine Package Holds Insanity and Death - The perils of
saloon-dispensed liquors were as soda pop to a cannabis indica today
compared with the brand of Colorado-made moonshine now being distributed in
Chaffee county.  John Juanita drank some of the stuff at Salida last week,
became insane, was ordered to the state asylum at Pueblo, but died at the D.
and R. G. hospital, Salida, before he could be shipped.  The Salida Record
testifies to this story

Johanson, Andrew

Andrew Johanson - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - May 23, 1910 - Want
Johanson Relatives - Andrew Johanson who was committed to state insane
asylum at Pueblo from Lake county on May 6, 1903 (1905?), died at that place
a few days ago.  The body is now in the hands of a Pueblo undertaker
awaiting burial.  Officials of the asylum are looking for relatives of the
dead man and have written to the county commissioners to ascertain if any
such are living in this city now.

Julen, [Julian] Nels

Nels Julen - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - April 28, 1913 - From Thursday's
Daily - Death of Nels Julen - Death claimed Nels Julen, of 501 East Third
street, a miner in this district for many years, yesterday after he had been
sick with pneumonia only three days.  Mrs. Julen, his wife, is critically
sick in a hospital in Pueblo.  Her condition is so grave that it was thought
inadvisable to notify her of her husband's death by telegraph, and she did
not learn of it till her sister, Mrs. Charles Anderson, of this city, went
to Pueblo last night and informed her in person.  Julen realized that death
was near at hand Tuesday when, to forestall it, he had a quit claim deed
filed with the county clerk by which all his property at 501 East Third
street was made over to his wife.  He was taken sick last Saturday, but not
until Monday was he forced to take to bed.  His sickness developed
complications and became rapidly more serious until the end at 12:30 o'clock
yesterday afternoon.  It was pointed out last night as a strange coincidence
that a week ago on the same day and at the same minute, 12:30, Julen's
brother-in-law, William T. Sundstedt died of the same disease at 517 East
Third street.  Julen's death made the sixth in the family within four years.
Julen was 55 years old.  He is survived by a wife, a daughter, Miss Ada
Julen, one son, four brothers, one sister and a mother.  His brothers,
sisters and mother live at Gypsum.  One brother, Gus Julen, arrived in the
city yesterday morning in time to see his brother before he died.  Others of
the family living at Gypsum are expected to come for the funeral services,
which have not yet been completely arranged.

Julen, [Julian] Susannah

Susannah Julen - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - September 28, 1914 - Death
of Mrs. Susannah Julen - Mrs. Susannah Julen, formerly a resident of
Leadville, died yesterday morning at her home in Pueblo where she was forced
to remove four years ago from Leadville when a dropsical sickness of which
she suffered became severe.  She was 47 years old.  Two sisters, Mrs. Lottie
Thelin, of 521 East Third street, and Mrs. Charles Anderson, survive her
here.  A son and daughter - Edna and Henry - survive in Pueblo, and had
lived with the mother during her residence there.  Dick Sundstedt, a
brother, lives in Nevada.  Mrs. Julen was well known in Leadville through a
long residence here before her forced removal to Pueblo.  Two years after
she went to Pueblo her husband, Nels Julen, a miner and leaser, died here in
April, 1913.  Her remains will be brought to Leadville this evening for
burial.  Mrs. Julen was a member of the Violet Circle No. 1 Women of

KANE - George R. Kane, aged 42 years, died suddenly in Fruita yesterday morning, following an operation for stomach trouble. The remains will reach the city on Rio Grande No. 2 this morning, and will be removed to Kokomo where the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon. Mr. Kane, an old-time mining man, who has been operating for some years in the Ten Mile district around Kokomo; left about a week ago for Green River, Utah, where he had been offered a position by James A. Shinn, who is operating a mine in that section. He was taken suddenly ill, and at once removed to Fruita where an operation was performed as a last resort to save his life. He never rallied from the shock.

His wife and two children arrived in the city last evening from Kokomo, and will accompany the remains to Kokomo. Mr. Kane is a cousin to Mrs. and Mrs. James Joyce.

Little Rose Kenda, 8-year-old daughter of the late Jake Kenda of this city, was laid to rest yesterday [January 17, 1920] afternoon in St. Joseph's cemetery following a pretty funeral service at 2 o'clock at St. Joseph's church conducted by the Rev. Father John Judnic. Little friends and former schoolmates of the girl, together with friend of her father, crowded St. Joseph's church, and also the home of Frank Mohar from which the cortege started at 1:30. The little ____[bier?] was completely buried in a bank of beautiful flowers.

Four little girl friends served as pallbearers, while three other little girls were flower girls. The pallbearers were Misses Katie Mohar, Mary Habovstak, Helen Fritz and Alma Plut, while Emma Babich, Angela Bradack and Dora Ringo were the flower girls.

Rose Kenda died Saturday at St. Claire orphanage, Denver, where she has made her home since the death of her father a year ago. Her mother died several years ago.

William Kerr

Contributed by Rose Woods (

Obituary published in a Bonaparte, Van Buren Co., Iowa paper (possibly the Record Republican or the Van Buren Record):

William B. Kerr was born in Leechburg, Armstrong County, Pa., on the 20th day of November 1813 and died November 3, 1904, having lived 90 years, 11 months and 17 days. He was the son of Robert Kerr, a native of New York, and a grandson of William Kerr who was born in Ireland.

He acquired his education in the subscription schools of his native county common at that day, but at the age of 17 he was apprenticed to a carpenter and after mastering the occupation, he followed it as long as his sight would permit.

In 1842 he determined to try his fortune beyond the Mississippi and chose the territory of Iowa as the scene of his future labors. He built a keel boat, loaded with his worldly possessions, attached the same to a raft and floated down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Louisville, Ky., where he found that further progress was impossible on account of the river being blocked with ice. Deterred from his purpose of making the journey by river, he went by steamer to Nauvoo, Ill., where he remained through the winter. In the following spring he removed to Bonaparte where he has since resided and where he erected many of the homes of the early settlers.

Mr. Kerr was married twice. E're leaving the state of his nativity he was united in marriage to Miss Susie Johnson. To this union were born five children, three of whom are living. He was called upon to mourn the loss of the wife in 1851.

His second union was with Miss Cynthia Robb, and this marriage was blessed with four children, three of whom are living, but she, too, was taken away in 1885.

When in active business he was always interested in the development of his town and community, ever ready to help in any enterprise for the advancement of the community at large. Several years ago he lost his eyesight almost completely, but has born his affliction with fortitude and cheerfulness.

There remains to mourn his loss six sons: Hiram of Charleston, Washington, Wm. B. of Knob, Calif., John J. of Bonaparte, Robert and Frank of Leadville, Colorado, and Harvey of Chicago, ten grand children and seven great grandchildren."

KETUNNEN - Otto Ketunnen, well-known mine employee of this city, was buried yesterday afternoon in Evergreen cemetery following funeral services at the funeral chapel of Moynahan-O'Malia Undertaking company at 2 o'clock. Many friends of the late miner attended the funeral service, and later followed the hearse to the final resting place int he family burial plot. Samuel Thomas conducted the service.

Mr. Ketunnen died Friday at his home, 706 East Fifth street, after a short illness of pneumonia. A wife and four little children survive him, but Mrs. Ketunnen is also confined to her bed and was unable to attend the funeral yesterday. Prior to the fatal illness, Mr. Ketunnen had been employed as engineer at the Gambeftn? mine, and the respect in which he was held by his fellow-employees was shown by a large floral place which covered the casket. Members of the Moose lodge, of which he was a member, attended the last sad rites.

The pallbearers were Jack Salo, Andy Mimo, Fred Koski, Jake Ojala, H. Hendrickson and Matt Marski. [29 February 1920]

KETUNNEN - Friday, February 27, [1920] at 706 East Fifth street, Otto Ketunnen, age 30 years.

The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral chapel of the Moynahan-O'Malia Undertaking Company.

Kinney, William F.

William F. Kinney - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 26, 1917 - Friends
from all parts of Leadville turned out yesterday morning to pay their last
tributes to the late William F. Kinney, pioneer grocer who died March 17.
The funeral services were held at the Church of the Annunciation, which was
well filled by the congregation which gathered there with Mr. Kinney's
family, including his son John and his family who came here from Pueblo for
the services.  Many of these friends met at 9 at the family residence, 306
(?) East Tenth street, where the casket had rested since Sunday on a bier
surrounded by flowers which expressed the regret of the pioneer's large
acquaintanceship.  At the services at 9:30 the Rev. Father W. J. O'Malley
(?) officiated, assisted by the Annunciation chair, and sang the requiem
high mass.  Two effective hymns were sung by the choir.  At the church, as
at the home, the floral tokens which came from the friends and relatives,
formed a beautiful display, reaching far along the altar rail.  Mr. Kinney
was laid at rest in St. Joseph's cemetery.  Many of the congregation drove
behind the hearse at the end of the church ceremonies.  The pall bearers
were George Eussen, Michael Brennan, John Brisnehan, William Hennessey,
Dennis Sullivan and Patrick O'Donnell.

Koporic, [Korporc], Joseph

Joseph Koporic - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - February 24, 1919 - Joseph
Koporic - Joseph Koporic, also known as Joe Kaports, died yesterday at
Pueblo, a message to the Moynahan and O'Malia Undertaking company announced
last night.  His body will be brot here tonight on Rio Grande train No. 1
for burial.  Kaports, who was about 40 years old, was formerly a rancher
here near Crystal Lakes.  He was adjudged insane October 16 last, released
in care of his wife, and then retaken into charge last month after he
wandered away into Iowa gulch and gave a searching party a long chase.  His
wife and two children live here on Brooklyn Heights.  Kaports was born in
Austria.  Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - February 24, 1919 - The funeral of
the late Joseph Koporic, who died at Pueblo Wednesday and whose remains were
brot here last night on Rio Grande train No. 1, will take place Sunday at 10
a.m. at St. Joseph's church.  The cortege will leave the family home on
Brooklyn Heights at 9:30 o'clock.  Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 3,
1919 - Joseph Koporic - Joseph Koporic, formerly a rancher near Crystal
Lakes, who died at Pueblo Wednesday in his fortieth year, was buried
yesterday morning in St. Joseph's cemetery, following funeral rites observed
at 9:30 at St. Joseph's church.  The casket was taken to the church from the
family home on Brooklyn Heights, where the late rancher's wife and two
children mourn his loss.  A large gathering of friends followed the hearse
on the short journey to the church, and later their carriages formed a long
procession on the way to the cemetery.  The Rev. Father Judnic celebrated
the requiem high mass at the church.  Acting as pall bearers were Stephen
Frankovic, Peter Briski, Michael Mayerie, John Stribler, Paul Francak and
Joseph Mihlie.  A large delegation of members of St. Peter's and St. Barbara's
societies attended the services.  Their beautiful large floral designs were
conspicuous among the many beautiful tributes of this nature which
surrounded the casket.

Kuhlmeyer, Ethel Gossert and Infant Baby

Ethel Gossert Kuhlmeyer - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - February 17,
1919 - Mrs. Myron R. Kuhlmeyer - With mingled sympathy and sorrow a number
of old friends attended with relatives the funeral services held at 1:30
yesterday afternoon for the late Mrs. Ethel Gossert Kuhlmeyer, who died last
Monday after a sickness of ten days.  The services were private in nature as
required by the board of health rulings, and on that account only a few of
the family's many friends could attend.  Flowers told of the sentiments of
those not present, however, as well as those who were there.  The services
were held at the chapel of the Moynahan and O'Malia's Undertaking company,
where the Rev. Leroy W. Ellis of the Baptist church officiated and gave a
consoling and eulogistic address.  Burial was in Evergreen cemetery.  The
pall bearers, who represented members of the Knights and Ladies of Security
as well as the friends generally were John Crowell, Arthur Dalrymple, Dr. F.
J. Verzani, George Fitzsimmons, W. C. Lewis and Harry Gilmore.  Having lived
virtually all of her life in Leadville and being identified with the
activities of the Knights and Ladies of Security of which she was vice
president, Mrs. Kuhlmeyer was widely known in Lake county, and her death was
a deep shock to her many acquaintances, as well as to her immediate family
and friends.  She was born in Pueblo on December 23, 1889, and came to
Leadville with her mother, Mrs. Mary Gossert, when she was 2 years old, her
father having died before her birth.  She and Mr. Kuhlmeyer, a son of a well
known pioneer family, were married here on October 16, 1907, their marriage
ceremony being performed by the Rev. Richardson of the Baptist church,
pastor here at that time.  Their married life together had been remarkably
happy.  Mrs. Kuhlmeyer was devoted to her home and family and made their
comfort the sole aim of her existence.  Her husband and three children are
heartbroken by her lamentable death.  After their marriage they made their
home at the dwelling at Brooklyn Heights where they have resided
continuously since.  Mrs. Kuhlmeyer was a devout member of the Baptist
church.  In lodge affairs she was highly popular among her associates in the
Knights and Ladies of Security, who showed their general esteem for her some
months ago by electing her vice president.  One of the beautiful floral
tokens on her bier yesterday was a large emblem from this lodge.  Mrs.
Kuhlmeyer's last sickness lasted only ten days.  Pneumonia developed at the
first of the sickness.  Thursday she was taken to the city's emergency
hospital to provide constant care for her.  She passed away there Monday
last with the baby born that morning.  The baby was buried in her arms
yesterday.  During her sickness she faced each day courageously and did not
give up her confidence of recovering until a short time before her death,
when she resigned herself to the end.  Her husband, three children, mother
and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Doyle, of this city, survive Mrs. Kuhlmeyer.  The
children are Myron Jr., aged 10; Marie, aged 8; and Ethel, aged 6.  Marie
and Ethel were born on the same date of January, January 4, two years apart,
and their celebration of their birthdays last month was a happy event in the
household.  The following verses were written on Mrs. Kuhlmeyer's untimely
death by Mrs. Joseph Kuhlmeyer and express what a host of friends feel:
"Ethel has gone, and left us, to her home above, Where there is no pain and
suffering and all is love.  For how we'll miss her no word can tell, With
heavy hearts we bade her a long farewell.  In her casket she is sleeping;
her form is white as snow, And in her arms, gently clinging, the little bud
that ceased to grow.  Husband, mother, sister, children, you are apparently
alone, But God has promised sometime, you will follow to the great Unknown.
Over the hill they brot her, to the evergreen below, Where they left her
sleeping in her bed beneath the snow.  Oh, how hard to return without her,
our own one!  But God's word was spoken and God's will be done."

LAKE - Saturday, January 24, [1920], at St. Vincent's hospital, infant of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Lake.

Larson, Lida

Lida Larson - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - December 29, 1913 - Death of
Mrs. Lida Larson - After sixteen months of sickness during which every
method known to the medical profession was employed to effect a cure, Mrs.
Lida Larson, wife of A. H. Larson, proprietor of the Cadillac House, 1315 -
1317 Poplar street, died last evening at the Larson home, aged 39 years.
Death came at about 8 o'clock, ending the months of suffering for which the
physicians could find no cure.  Mrs. Larson was stricken with dropsy a year
ago last fall.  The most skillful doctors were called to attend her, but
with little success.  Her husband accompanied her to the hospitals at Salida
and Pueblo, in hopes of finding the remedy that would restore her to health;
but her illness was incurable.  Recently she returned to her Leadville home,
both she and Mr. Larson fearing that death from the disease was inevitable.
Finally death ended her sufferings early last night.  One daughter, Miss
Evelyn Larson, survives to mourn the mother's loss with Mr. Larson.  Mrs. H.
C. Larson, mother of Mr. Larson, who lives with the family at the Cadillac
House, is also a surviving relative here, while the friends of the Larsons
who will commiserate with them live all over Leadville.  Mrs. Larson was a
young woman in the prime of life.  She was born in Louisville, Ky., 39 years
ago.  Her marriage to Mr. Larson was solemnized in this city eighteen years
ago, since when their married life had been of the happiest.  She was an
active member of the Degree of Honor and the Violet Circle.  Arrangements
for the funeral services had not been made last night.  These will be
announced later.

Submitted by: Beth Murray

Place of Death:  County of Lake, City of Leadville, 422 East Fourth
Registration District No. 124

Personal and Statistical Particulars
Sex: Female
Color: White
Date of Birth: Unknown
Age: 76 years
Birthplace: Ireland
Occupation: None
Name of Father, Birthplace of Father, Maiden Name of Mother, Birthplace of
Mother: Unknown
Informant: Alice Murray, Leadville, Colorado
Date Filed: Dec. 20, 1907

Medical Certificate of Death:
Date of Death: December 17th, 1907
No physician in attendance.
Death occured on the date stated above at 4 p.m.
Cause of Death: old age
Where contracted: Leadville   Duration: 1 day
Signed: Jno C. Howell, Coroner
Dec. 18, 1907  Adress: Leadville, Colo

Place of Burial:  Leadville, Colo.  Date of Burial: Dec 20, 1907
Undertaker:  John C. Howell, Leadville, Colo

Submitted by: Beth Murray

Full Name of Deceased: William Loftus
Place of Death:  County of Lake, City or Town of Leadville, Street and
Number: 427 E. 4th
Special Information for Hospitals, Insitutions, Transients or Recent
          Usual Residence: Leadville              How Long at Place of Death:
12 years

Personal and Statistical Particulars:
Date of Birth: Aug unknown, 1873
Age: 29 years 2 months, --days
Occupation: Miner
Birthplace: Pitson Pa, USA
Name of Father: John Loftus
Birthplace of Father: Ireland
Maiden Name of Mother: Bridget Bolan
Birthplace of Mother: Ireland
Informant:  Bridget Loftus, Leadville, Colo.
Place of Burial: Leadville
Date of Burial Oct. 31
Undertaker: James Nelson   Address: Leadville

Medical Certificate of Death
Date of Death: Oct. 28, 1902
Sex: Male
Race or Color: White
"I Hereby Certify that death occurred, on the date stated above at 9:10 p.m.
To the best of my knowledge and belief the cause of death was as follows:
   Chief Cause: Typhoid fever
   Where Contracted: Leadville    Duration: 3 weeks
   Contributory (if any): Lagrippe [Note:  that's what it looks like,
   Signed: J. A. Jeannotte
   Address: Leadville Colo
   Date: 10/30/1902"

"Permission is hereby granted to {bury/ship} the body of the person above
   Signed:  John Barr
   Address: Leadville, Colo
   Date: Oct 30th, 1902"

Lord, H. W.

H. W. Lord - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - July 29, 1912 - From Friday's
Daily - Leadville Rancher Dies - Word has been received here of the death in
California of H. W. Lord, formerly a well-known rancher of Lake county.  The
rancher passed away Tuesday.  He was 60 years of age at the time of his
death and has a number of children, who were born here, but who now reside
in other parts of the country.  Mr. Lord owned and ran a ranch below Crystal
lake and the place is still known as "Lord's ranch."  His wife died in
Leadville some years ago and is buried here. 

Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - July 29, 1912 - From Sunday's Daily - Burial of Rancher in
Leadville - The remains of H. W. Lord, formerly a well known rancher of Lake
county, have been forwarded from California, where he died on July 20, and
(the funeral) will be held from the residence of Mrs. Miller, 115 East
Twelfth street, either Monday or Tuesday.  H. W. Lord was born at Ripley,
Me., November 26, 1848, and was married at Lowell, Mass., on May 18, 1872.
He resided in Massachusetts until 1878 when he came to Leadville with his
wife and three sons, where for some time he was employed as foreman for the
firm of Hallack, Shoot and Haven.  In the latter part of 1880 he entered the
dairy and ranch business and continued as a rancher in this district until
1907, when he removed to Denver.  He resided in the capital city until
October, 1911, and then went to California for his family's health.  He
lived on the Pacific coast till the time of his death.  The Leadville
rancher leaves a widow and six children.  The children are: Dr. H. A. Lord,
of Pueblo; Fred W. Lord, of Leadville; H. W. Lord, Jr., of California; T. E.
Lord, of Denver; W. G. Lord, of California, and Mrs. Edgar Miller, of this

Lunka, Joseph

Joseph Lunka - Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 29, 1915 - Death of
Joseph Lunka - Joseph Lunka, a miner at Ibex, died in St. Vincent's hospital
yesterday morning of pneumonia, which followed a recent attack of the same
sickness.  He was 31 years old.  While the miner was sick, his wife was also
sick of an illness which followed childbirth early in the winter.  Her
sickness preyed on his mind, his friends said yesterday, and he went back to
work at Ibex against his doctor's orders, to earn money to care for his
wife.  He suffered a relapse after going back to work too soon, and this
attack ended in his death.  Mrs. Lunka was taken to Pueblo by her sister and
brother-in-law early this month.  Lunka was born in Austria in 1884.  He
came to the United States eight years ago and had lived here for some time.
He married Jennie Bugel fifteen months ago.  The miner will be buried in
Pueblo.  Leadville Carbonate Chronicle - March 29, 1915 - From Saturday's
Daily - The remains of Joseph Lunka, a miner of Ibex, who died Thursday,
were shipped at 9 o'clock last night to Pueblo where he will be buried.
Steve Mott, of that city, a brother-in-law, reached Leadville yesterday to
take charge of the shipment.  Mrs. Lunka, the wife of the deceased miner,
who was recently taken to Pueblo by her sister, is still under medical care
and was too sick to come to Leadville.


Little Donald Lynch, the 17-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Lynch, of 1412 Hazel street, was buried yesterday afternoon [February 3, 1920] in St. Joseph's cemetery following funeral services at 2 o'clock at the Church of the Annunciation. The service was conducted by the Rev. Father W. J. O'Malley.

The tiny casket was completely buried in flowers which were sent by sympathetic friends of the family. The little child died Monday after suffering for five weeks from burns received when he fell into a pan of boiling water at the Lynch home. Mrs. Rurnley, of Glenwood, and Mrs. Maybury, of Red Cliff, grandparents of the child, were in the city for the funeral. Mrs. Tague, of Red Cliff, a sister of Mr. Lynch, was also present.


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