|Birth: ||Oct. 7, 1903|
|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1953|
James Owen Backus, a resident of Bozeman since 1927, died late Wednesday night at the Deaconess Hospital after a seven year illness.
Backus, age 49, had been undergoing periodic hospital treatment since injuring his back in 1946. He had entered the hospital the last time on January 5, 1953.
Born October 7, 1903 at Fowler, Colorado, Backus came to Bozeman at the age of 24. Just previous to his coming here he served three years in the U.S. Navy following World War I. He was a member of Bozeman FOE No. 326.
He was married to Julia Verwolf in 1935. Besides his widow, Backus is survived by two daughters, Leota Maxine and Ardith Elaine, and two Brothers, W. F. Backus, Denver, Colorado, and V. A. Backus, South Dakota.
Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Dahl Memorial Chapel. Burial will be at Sunset Hills Cemetery with Eagle rites.
Printed in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle ~ October 2, 1953
James Mitchell Backus (1870 - 1933)
Sara Della Cushatt Backus (1872 - 1906)
Julia Verwolf Raser (1915 - 2003)*
Jannine Lee Backus (1944 - 1944)*
Sunset Hills Cemetery
Plot: Block 44, Lot 91
Created by: Joanne
Record added: Oct 02, 2009
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