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John Bethel LaForce
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1881
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 3, 1926
Eagle County
Colorado, USA

LaForce, John B. - Ranchman Falls Dead In Saddle. John B. LaForce, Prominent Citizen Near McCoy, Died Three Days After Kick From Horse.

As a result of what was considered an unimportant injury at the time, when he was kicked by a horse three days before, John B. LaForce, one of the most prominent ranchmen in the McCoy section, died suddenly Friday, Dec. 3, while riding horseback. On Tuesday he had been engaged in highway work & when one of his horses fell he was struck in the chest by one of its hoofs, while he was attempting to assist it to its feet. For a day or two he felt too ill to work, but Friday, when one of his neighbors, Thomas Wohler, needed help in driving some cattle to McCoy to be shipped, Mr. LaForce decided to assist him. The party men were riding together when Mr. LaForce leaned over & fell from his saddle. When the others alighted & went to him, he was dead. It is believed that a blood vessel was broken when he was kicked by the horse, & that the exertion while the cattle were being gathered caused internal hemorrhage.

John B. LaForce was born 1/19/1881 in Jasper County, MO., & he had been a resident of Colorado since 1900, when he located near Eagle. The following year he came to Routt county, first being with a brother, Leslie M. LaForce, at a ranch on Red Dirt Pass, between Toponas & McCoy. Later he resided at Yampa for a time, & in recent years he had been in the McCoy neighborhood. He was formerly interested in the McCoy store, but for several years prior to his death had been located on the former Stifle ranch, a few miles down the Colorado river from that point. On 3/1/1918, Mr. LaForce was united in marriage with Miss Emma Schrupp, & to this union were born 5 children: Stella, Wilma, John Jr., Marjorie & Walter. In addition to his wife & children, he is also survived by two sisters & eight brothers, Leslie M. LaForce, of near Glenwood Springs, Colo.; Mrs. Griselda Ferrell of Nashville, MO.; Arthur LaForce of Knowles, OK.; Mrs. Hudah Hadley of Yampa; James of Clinton, MO.; Charles of Los Angles; Edward, who is in Wyoming; Dr. Herman LaForce of Carthage, MO.; Walter of Kansas City, & Rane, who is at Frisco, Utah.

The funeral was held Sunday, being very largely attended, as the deceased was one of the most highly regarded citizens in the northern Eagle county & southern Routt county neighborhoods. Earl Brooks was in charge of the service, which was at McCoy, & Rev. Mark D. Boyd of Oak Creek preached a funeral sermon. A quartet sang "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere", & "Some Day We'll Understand". The body was laid to rest in the McCoy cemetery. 
Family links: 
  John Samuel LaForce (1848 - 1907)
  Eliza Tamson Taylor LaForce (1852 - 1900)
  Annie Knapp LaForce (1883 - 1917)*
  Emma Schrupp Rieb (1898 - 1987)*
  Leslie Melton LaForce (1872 - 1952)*
  Griselda Ann LaForce Farrell (1874 - 1948)*
  Lewis Arthur LaForce (1877 - 1943)*
  Hulda Adaline LaForce Hadley (1878 - 1953)*
  James Emmet LaForce (1880 - 1939)*
  John Bethel LaForce (1881 - 1926)
  Charles Sylvanus LaForce (1884 - 1958)*
  Herman Augustus LaForce (1886 - 1942)*
  Ithamer Edmond LaForce (1887 - ____)*
  Aeolus Ward LaForce (1888 - 1915)*
  Walter Earl LaForce (1892 - 1939)*
  Rane William LaForce (1894 - 1944)*
  Kittie Consuela LaForce (1897 - 1906)*
*Calculated relationship
Mc Coy Cemetery
Eagle County
Colorado, USA
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Record added: Oct 07, 2009
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