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 W Casper Mitchell

W Casper Mitchell

Birth
Death 21 Mar 1919 (aged 20)
Burial Deaver, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot NE 1/2 2
Memorial ID 13960291 · View Source
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Bio provided by: Tiana Peters

On Saturday morning the community of Deaver was shocked to hear the news of the death of "Dick" Mitchell, who for the past year and a half has made his home here with his father, and who made many friends in this locality and the surrounding towns where he has worked.



On Thursday previous to his death he was a passenger to Greybull, but before reaching his destination a fellow traveler urged that he continue his way on to Thermopolis. This Dick did, and the evening of the same day found him bathing in the springs of that place. While in swimming, the water proved too heavy for him and he was overcome, going down three times before he was rescued. This was at 5:30 Thursday afternoon. After being taken from the water, first aid was rendered and he regained consciousness and lived 24 hours, passing away Friday night at 8:30. His father, W. E. Mitchell, Mrs. E. H. Mitchell, and his fiancé were at his bedside.



The remains were brought to Deaver Saturday on No. 29 and funeral services were held at the Parish House Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, which were well attended by sorrowing relatives and friends of the young man. The Rev. A. I. Jones conducted the service at the Parish House, assisted by Reverend Haupt at the grave. Many and beautiful were the floral offerings. The body was laid to rest in the Deaver cemetery and was followed to the last resting place by a large cortege. The relatives left to mourn his loss have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement.



Casper William Mitchell, or "Dick" Mitchell, as he was lovingly and familiarly called by his intimates, was born in Holly, Colo., on January 16, 1899, and was, therefore, at the time of his death, just 20 years old. He was of such an engaging, affable disposition that he instinctively made friends wherever he went and on this account held a prominent place in the social life of our little town. Everybody knew and loved Dick Mitchell and everyone feels that, in his death, they have suffered a distinct personal loss. The shocking details of the deplorable accident through which he came to his death only serve to accentuate the sorrow and regret of those whom he has left to mourn his untimely end. Besides his father, W. E. Mitchell, he is survived by one brother, Elwood H. Mitchell of Deaver, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Bell, Dillon, Mont.; Mrs. Mida Stall, Dillon, Mont.; Mrs. Nellie Stall, Dillon, Mont.; and Mrs. Myrtle Lapham, Jackson, Mont. It is with a "heart bowed down" that the Sentinel stops to lay this bouquet on the grave of its youthful friend and joins the community in extending to his sorrowing relatives a word of sympathy and condolence in their hour of bereavement.


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  • Maintained by: Lostnwyomn
  • Originally Created by: BrixtonWy
  • Added: 14 Apr 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13960291
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for W Casper Mitchell (16 Jan 1899–21 Mar 1919), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13960291, citing Deaver Cemetery, Deaver, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Lostnwyomn (contributor 47168791) .