Bert B Chilton

Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Death 2 Nov 1923 (aged 31)
Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Memorial ID 186340382 · View Source
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Rock Springs Rocket, Nov 2, 1923
Bert Chilton Died In Denver This Week

News of the death of Bert Chilton in a Denver hospital was received late today. Mr. Chilton left Rock Springs some time ago to undergo medical treatment from a nerve specialist, and his friends here were hopeful for his recovery. Mrs. Chilton will accompany the remains to Rock Springs, where funeral services and burial will take place. Mr. Chilton was engaged in sheep raising with his father and had resided here most of his life. He was 31 years of age.

Rock Springs Rocket, Nov 9, 1923
Local Lad Who Died in Denver, Brought to This City

Late last Friday it became known that Bert Chilton, a Rock Springs boy, had passed away that afternoon in Denver, following an illness covering several years. The body was brought immediately to Rock Springs, where funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Congregational Church, in charge of the Sprowell Mortuary and with Captain Jones of the Salvation Army officiating. Many friends, most of whom had known Bert since early childhood, were among those at the services Tuesday.

Sketch of Life

Bert B. Chilton was born in Rock Springs, Wyo., April 3, 1892, and departed this life in Denver, Colo., November 2, 1923, aged 31 years, 6 mons. And 29 days. In his early youth he attended the public schools of his native city, later joining the Salvation army and still later, attending a mechanical school in Kansas City, from which he obtained a diploma.

After attaining young manhood Bert spent the greater part of his time with his father and brothers in the ranching and livestock business near Rock Springs until the World War, when he answered the call of his country, serving in the 166th Depot Brigade at American Lake, Wash. Because of failing health he was honorably discharged from the service.

After his discharge every effort was made by his parents to restore him to health. For a time it seemed as though their efforts were successful. In 1922 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Neoma Henriot at Salt Lake City.

A year after his marriage he was again taken ill and was placed in an Idaho hospital, which proved beneficial only for the time being, but was enabled to return to his home, where he again took to outdoor life of the ranch at the suggestion of his physicians. When again stricken he was taken to Denver, where the end came last Friday.

Honorable Discharge Read

Bert Chilton’s honorable discharge from the service of his country was read at the funeral services last Tuesday by Captain R.D. Jones.

Family Members

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 186340382
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