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Ina's father Richard Harbour 1821-1888 is buried in Oskaloosa # 137973047.
"In 1860 he went with the large colony from this county to Colorado, where he engaged in the mines until 1862. Meantime he was chosen to the territorial legislature and served one term. Then he entered the Union army as Captain of Company A, Third Colorado Infantry, and marched with his command from Breckenridge, Colorado, to Fort Leavenworth, a distance of one thousand miles as the march was made. He served in Missouri and Arkansas, and the command being consolidated with the Second Colorado Cavalry, he resigned and came home here. Later he again went to Colorado, but remained there only three years, when he anchored permanently at his old home here near xxx (unreadable, but may be Beacon). In 1847 he married Mary C. Roop, the daughter of the late Ben Roop, and who survives him. Eight children resulted from this union, seven of whom are now living, as follows: Benton S., of Oskaloosa; Mrs. A.J. Woodbury, of Denver; Henry F., of Beacon, now in Denver; Mrs. A. Whittemore, of Perry; Jefferson L., connected with the Youth's Companion, of Boston; Mrs. E.A. Sciple, of Des Moines, and Benjamin A., of Denver."
"The sons of the family are: Benton S., a resident of Oskaloosa; J. L., of Boston, Massachusetts, lecturer and author, who was for seventeen years associate editor of the Youth's Compan- ion, the leading juvenile journal of the coun- try; Benjamin A., who is a mason and con- tractor living in Los Angeles, California, and who was prominent in labor circles in Colorado and the west. He was elected to the Utah leg- lislature but resigned and volunteered for serv- ice in the Philippines. He was wounded in the first engagement with the insurgents and was for four months in the army hospital in the Philippines and for four months in the military hospital at San Francisco. The daughters of the family are: Mrs. Iona Virginia Woodbury, the wife of A. J. Woodbury, of Denver, Colo- rado; Mary Frances, the wife of A. A. Whitte- more, of Ogden, Utah; Nellie, the wife of A. E. Sciple, a newspaper man of Council Bluffs connected with the Iowa Register."
February 6, 1930 Ogden Utah - Ina's sister died.
were held for Mrs. Mary Frances Harbour Whittemore, aged 72, wife of Amos Whittemore, retired D.& R. G. W. conductor, who died at the family home; 2449 Fowler avenue, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:35 o'clock-after a long illness, the last two weeks of which she was confined to her bed. She was born on June 14, 1857, in Beacon Iowa, a daughter of the Hon. R R and Mary Roup Barbour. She lived in Denver from 1888 until 1892 and then in Salt Lake until 1900, when the family moved to Ogden. Mrs Whittemore was a member of Queen Esther chapter No. 4, Order of Eastern Star, and had been past, matron of the chapter. She served at one time as grand lecturer for the O E S. Surviving are the husband and three sons: C. B. Whittemore and B. L. Whittemore of Ogden and H. A. Whittemore of Tampa Fla.; two brothers, B. A. Barbour of Los Angeles, and J. L. Barbour of Fall River, Mass., and one sister Mrs. Ina V. Woodbury of Los Angeles. Twelve grand-children and one great-grandchild also survive. '.-Services will-be;.held'ph Friday af T - ternoon 'at 2 o'clock in-the Masonic tempJe under the direction.of. Queen Â·Esther chapter,.O. E.'.S., with Mrs. L ' I/ Shanks, worthy matron, Â· in 'charge. The-Rev.'John E. Carver will deliver, the address.'.' Friends may call-at the.Kirkendall-Darling mortuary this' evening and Friday until-11:30 o'clock;, then at the'-, Masonic", temple. from'-'-.12- o'clock-'until hour/of, services.'- Interment will be made in the Mountain View cemetery.
What is now the Denver Public Library grew out of the organization in 1884 of what was known as the Chamber of Commerce Library. Roger W. Woodbury, banker and financier, who was president of the Chamber, was the prime mover in the enterprise. At a meeting of the directors held at his office in the old Times building, on July 17th, 1884, on motion of Mr. Edward B. Light, it was voted "that a room be set apart in the Chamber of Commerce building for a library to be known as The Mercantile Library of the City of Denver, under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce."
It was first opened to the public Nov. 1, 1886, under the name of the Mercantile Library, occupying quarters first in the old Times building on Lawrence street near Sixteenth, and later in the attic of the building at Fourteenth and Lawrence streets, once the home of the Chamber of Commerce.
Roger 1841-1903 is buried in Denver Riverside # 34313622
" He coined the phrase "Centennial State" in the Denver Daily Times February 27 1875. He was appointed Brigadier General of the Colorado National Guard. He was once Grand Mason Of Colorado, Knights Templar, Union Lodge No. 7, Denver Charter No. 1., Mackey Chapter of Rose Croix, Scottish Rite, Grand rep Mason for Florida, Louisiana, NH. He lived to be 62 years of age. Helped establish the first library and first high school in Denver. "
"Woodbury was the father of Frank Stillman Woodbury (1860-1935), noted Denver philanthropist, banker, journalist, and civic leader. Frank Woodbury eventually owned his father's newspaper, the Denver Evening Times, as well as founded the Rocky Mountain Savings Bank. He also founded the Denver Athletic Club and became known throughout the country for his expertise in world affairs and business."
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