Yuma County, Colorado
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Because the northernmost townships of Yuma County are closer to Holyoke than to Yuma or Wray, the Holyoke newspaper had many mentions of the settlers.
|"Murraysville" might be a light reference to William C. and
Louisa Jane Murray, in sections 8 and 17 of 5N 46W - claimed in 1891
George Collins claimed two quarters, in sections 21 and 22, also in 1891
Fairplay Flume January 8, 1897
Fairplay January 22, 1897 "The County Commissioners petitioned Governeor McIntyre to offer a reward for Oscar Stringham, who killed Oscar (sic) Callaghan near Slaghts in this county. Governor McIntyre informed the Board that he had laid the matter over for his successor to consider. But Governor ...ms had been in office but a few days before Sheriff Wilson had his man in jail."
Riceville was a seven-car siding along a bend in the North Fork of the South Platte River between Shawnee and Cassells, and it was the site of a notorious Park County murder.
It was there that Oscar Stringham allegedly killed Oliver Callahan in the early 1900s while hiding behind bushes. Stringham was later acquitted even though he had confessed.
May 1897 Fairplay
December 1897 Fairplay
Park County, Colorado
|Richard H. Wilson claimed a quarter in section 5 for cash, also
John Morrow claimed a quarter, also in section 5, in 1890.
Albert Turney had a quarter homestead in Section 7 in 1895, a cash claim in section 6 in 1890, and a "tree claim" in section 29 in 1895.
Charles Varney had a claim in this township, and an Alice Varney had on across the line in Phillips County.
In 1889 a real estate transfer - Oliver Callaghan to Frank Novak, a quarter in 15, 6N 47W - That would be about five miles north of the Timberlake/Eckman claims.
Oliver cash-claimed a quarter in August 1890, another next to it in September 1890. Richard Callaghan cash-claimed another quarter in that section in August 1890.
Their mother Catherine M. Deatherage, also in August 1890, cash-claimed a quarter in section 9, 6N 47W, and a quarter in section 17 in October 1890.
She was living in Park County in 1897 "left for Kansas City Monday to visit her son, Dr. Richard Callaghan and family."
TRUSTEE’S SALE (ABSTRACT)
Complaint having been entered at this office by Julia Brophy
against Catherine M. Deatherage for failure to comply with law as to
timber- culture entry No 1806 dated July 20 1885, upon the s 1-2 sw
¼ and s 1- 2 se ¼ sec 8, tp 6 n r 47w, in Phillips County, Colorado,
with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant alleging
that Catherine M. Deatherage has neglected to plant said tract
to trees or tree seeds or cause same to be planted and has neglected
to cultivate or cause to be cultivated said tract or any part
thereof in the past year; the said parties are hereby summoned to
appear at this office on the 29th day of January 1891, at 10 o’clock
a.m. to respond and furnish
Complaint having been entered at this office by Thomas White
against Oliver Callaghan for failure to comply with law as to
timber-culture entry No 2809, dated July 20th, 1885, upon the s 1-2
sw ¼ and s 1-2 se ¼ sec 9, tp 6 n, r 47 w, in Phillips County,
Colorado, with a view to the cancellation of said entry; contestant
alleging that Oliver Callaghan has failed to comply with the law in
a total failure to
plant trees, tree seeds, or cultivate said tract as prescribed by
law in the past year; the said parties are hereby summoned to appear
at this office on the 29th day of January 1891 at 10 o’clock a.m. to
respond and furnish testimony concerning said alleged failure.
Catherine M. Koontz - 1834-1928 is buried in Kansas City, Misouri.
Catherine was the dau./o Nicholas & Anna MAXWELL Koonse (var. sp.).
Having been raised on her pa's farm nr the wee town of Rio in Rio
Twp, Knox, Ills.
Richard/Robert is also buried there Something caused him to move
to the Kansas City Area, when he became an adult, where he was
listed as both Richard and Robert M. Deatherage.
In 1885 Clay County, Nebraska Catherine is 50, with sons A. Callighan 22 and D. Callighan 19, son R. Deatherage 14 and Minnie 9. Minnie married Clarence Davis June 7, 1898, recorded in Denver.
|Charles Varney had a claim in this township, and an Alice Varney
had on across the line in Phillips County.
William Granville. and Charles Logsdon had claims in the township south - 4N 46W. -
Hans Johnson's claim was a couple of miles southeast of the Murray's
Wonder if "Eroham" is a misprint -
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