Benjamin Deslarzes, 7N 51W
Benjamin claimed a quarter in section 14, 7N 51W in 1891.
Andrew T. O'Connor, son of Phillip and Frances O'Connor was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on March 22, 1869 and passed away at his home in Holyoke, March 17, 1945 at the age of 75 years, 11 months, and 23 days. He was the eldest of six children. When a child, he moved with his parents to Fairboldt, Minnesota, where he grew to manhood and worked in the logging business. Later the family moved to Mosinee, Wisconsin. He spent some of his time in Tacoma, Washington and in parts of Oregon, coming to Colorado in 1897.
September 26, 1899, he married Alvina DesLarzes. To this union were born five children, three of whom preceded him in death; Albert died in infancy, Andrew Michel in 1923 and Phillips Benjamin in 1934. His father and mother and one brother, James, preceded him in death also.
From 1902 until 1910, Mr. O'Connor was in business in Holyoke, operating a drug and dry goods store. He and his family moved to a farm south of Holyoke in 1910 where they made their home until March 1944 when he and his wife and daughter, Helen moved to their home in the east part of Holyoke.
Mr. O'Connor had been in poor health for a number of years. He underwent an operation at Rochester, Minnesota in 1923 but did not regain his good health.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his faithful and loving wife, two daughters, Helen and Mrs. Leo McElroy, five grandchildren, Clara Margaret, Leo Richard and Andrew Francis McElroy, Darrel Wayne and Betty Frances O'Connor. Two sisters, Mrs. Al Martell of Alhambra, California and Mrs. Catherine Martell of Hollywood, California, two brothers, Jack and Michel of Mosince, Wisconsin and a host of relatives and friends also survive.
Funeral services were held at St. Patrick's Church March 20 at 10:00 a.m., conducted by Father Brady. Pallbearers were Ed Coyne, Ed Loughman, Francis Flanagan, Bert Stephenson, C.P.A. Kayser, and George Heginbotham.
Holyoke Enterprise March 22, 1945