Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jan 2, 1945
Retired Miner Found Dead in Bed Monday
Benjamin Harvey, 70, retired miner, was found dead in bed Monday morning at his home in the No. 6 district. Death was apparently due to natural causes. His body was found by a neighbor, Eddie James, who was making a friendly call. Mr. Harvey was last seen alive Saturday evening.
Mr. Harvey, who had been a resident of Sweetwater county for 50 years, is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fred Wise of Hudson and Mrs. Emma McDonald of Portland, Ore., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements are pending word from his sisters.
Rock Springs Daily Rocket, Jan 3, 1945
Ben Harvey Funeral Services to Be Held Thursday Afternoon
Funeral services for Ben Harvey, 70, who died New Year’s day at his home in the No. 6 district, will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at Rogan’s mortuary. The Rev. J. Vincent Crane, pastor of the Congregational church, will officiate, and burial will be in the small mausoleum in the Harvey plot in Mountain View cemetery.
Mr. Harvey, a native of Ireland, was born there in 1874. About 50 years ago he came to Rock Springs where he was employed in the coal mines. He retired from coal mining several years ago.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ferd Wise of Hudson and Mrs. Emma McDonald of Portland, Ore., and several nieces and nephews of this city. Three brothers, who were pioneers of Sweetwater county, preceded him in death. They were Moses Harvey, Robert Harvey and Joe Harvey.
Mrs. Wise will arrive from Hudson today to attend funeral services of her brother.
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