|Birth: ||May 14, 1817|
|Death: ||Apr. 4, 1887|
Mrs. Elizabeth Whitebred who for a number of years has resided south of the railroad track and who has been sick for several weeks, died in this city yesterday morning. So far as can be ascertained Mrs. Whitebred, who was about 70 years of age, was the first lady whoever came to Cheyenne to reside permanently. This was in August, 1867, nearly twenty years ago, but before that time she had resided at Julesburg and also in Denver. In 1864 at Julesburg, she was with a train that was attacked by Indians, and while most of those with the train at the time were killed, Mrs. Whitebred escaped and was afterward taken to a place of safety by Capt. (Nick) O'Brien and his company.
The funeral of Mrs. Whitebred will occur this afternoon and will be attended by the pioneers of Wyomiug in a body, who are requested by the president, Judge J.R. Whitehead, to assemble at the city hall promptly at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon for that purpose.
© Democratic Leader April 05, 1887, page 3
Living with Elizabeth as head of household in the 1870 Cheyenne census were the following young adults:
George W. Whitebread, 1836 KY
Margaret Whitebred, 1845 KY
Bettie Whitebread, 1849 KY
Mary Whitebread, 1850 KY
Elizabeth was enumerated as unable to read or write. She is interred alone and recorded as "Mrs. E. Whitebread."
submitted by Clint Black, Apr 2012
Aged 69 YRS 10 MOS 21 DYS
Maintained by: Lostnwyomn
Originally Created by: Jules
Record added: Aug 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41237975
|Photos may be scaled.|
Click on image for full size.