Location: Las Animas County CO

Biography of Gabriel W. Cox

Gabriel, son of Samuel P. and Mary Cox, was born in Gallatin, July 13; 1852, and there grew to manhood. He received his primary education in the common schools of Gallatin, and completed it with a course at the Christian University, of Canton, Missouri, and in 1870 and 1871, at the Gem City Commercial College, of Quincy, Illinois. Returning to Gallatin be was employed, by Gilliam & Simpson as a clerk, and continued in their employ until 1874, when he became the successor of Mr. Simpson, and a short time after sold his interest to Mr. Gilham. Leaving Gallatin he went to Centerville, Iowa, and engaged in the grocery, grain and provision business, with William M. Flint, under the firm name of Flint & Cox, and remained there until the fall of of 1874; again returning home, he accepted a clerkship in his father’s store, continued until his father sold out in February, 1876, and then engaged in farming until the fall of the same year. In the summer of 1877 he was employed by the wholesale hat and cap house of Bird & Hawkins, of Kansas City, as a traveling salesman, but abandoned the business in January, 1878, on account of ill health, and in July of the same. year, accompanied his father to Colorado, taking fifteen mule teams, and was employed by Fitzgerald, Mallory & Co. to...

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Biography of Col. Horack L. Moore

Col. Horack L. Moore, of Lawrence, had seen valiant service as a soldier of the Civil war and in after campaigns against the hostile Indians of the West. He had also been a successful business man and banker, had served a term in Congress and is still a local leader in substantial and beneficial enterprises. He is a native of Ohio, born at Mantua, February 25, 1837, and received his higher edueation at the Western Reserve Electric Institute, at Hiram, Ohio. In 1858 he moved to Kansas with his brother Francis, who died a mouth after their arrival in Atchison County, and was studying law when the Civil war broke out. He enlisted on May 14, 1861, as a private in Company D, Second Kansas Infantry, a three months’ regiment. In the organization of his company he was made a corporal and served until October 31st, participating in all the actions of the regiment. The day he was mustered out he re-enlisted and on December 11, 1861, was made second lieutenant on the reorganization of Company D. On May 1, 1862, he received his commission as first lieutenant and was promoted to the captaincy of his company in 1863, but never mustered, as he was commissioned lieutenant colonel of the Fourth Arkansas Cavalry by the secretary of war and mustered into that regiment on February 18, 1864. He held...

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Biographical Sketch of William Henry Whitney

Whitney, William Henry; insurance; born, Monticello, Minn., June 21, 1860; son of Cephas Newhall and Cyrena Patch Whitney; educated, Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., classical course, 1884; married, Trinidad, Colo., 1890, Emma Gmin; issue, four children, two sons and two daughters; manager The Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co.; member executive committee Congregational Club, 1912, and pres. of The Cleveland Congregational Brotherhood, 1911-1912; member Phi Delta Theta...

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Ready, Alis Miss – Obituary

Died by her own hands Our whole community was electrified Monday evening, by the news that Miss Alis Ready, had been found dead at the home of Mr. And Mrs. M. Austin of Paradise. Miss Ready had been helping Mrs. Austin with her house work. It seems that on the fatal day she had – very willingly on her part — been left alone for a few hours. One of the young men of the house, Ray Austin was the first to reach and enter the house and behold the young lady dead and cold on the floor. An alarm was given and the coroners jury at the inquest rendered a verdict of suicide. A thirty two Winchester rifle which was found near had doubtless been cocked, the muzzle placed near her heart and the trigger touched off with a small stick. The bullet, after passing through her heart and body, bedded itself in the ceiling above. A note which had been written with painstaking care, the letters being nicely shaded with an inqellible pencil, was found on the table and read, “Death comes to all but once”. Miss Alis Ready was born Dec. 22, 1874 in Las Animas Co. Colorado, and came with her parents to paradise in June 1900 and died Dec. 15, 1902 awt the age of 27 years, 11 months, and 24 days. Funeral services were...

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Las Animas County, Colorado Cemetery Records

Most of these cemetery listings are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. The following cemeteries have gravesite photographs hosted at the Colorado Tombstone Photo Project Aguilar Knights of Pythias Cemetery St. Anthony Cemetery Cokedale Long’s Canyon Cemetery Trinidad Catholic Cemetery Masonic Cemetery Sheltering Pines Cemetery Valdez Tijeras Cemetery View Photographs The following cemeteries have transcriptions hosted at the Colorado USGW Archives Andrix Cemetery Earl Cemetery Esperensa Cemetery Foster Cemetery Gulnare Cemetery Mestas Cemetery Rydberg Family burials Aguilar Aguilar Knights of Pythias Cemetery Saint Anthony’s Cemetery Branson Mountain View Cemetery Hoehne Bloom Cemetery Chicosa Cemetery Hoehne Cemetery Ol Jilto Cemetery Wilcox Cemetery Kim Edenview Cemetery Kim Cemetery Thatcher Thatcher Cemetery Trinidad Chilillicito Cemetery Garcia Cemetery Tyrone Simpson Cemetery View the Transcriptions  ...

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