February 4, 1909
Death of J. A. Crocheron
James A. Crocheron died at his home in Denver January 29, on his 71st birthday, of rheumatism of the heart. He was a soldier of the confederate army during the Civil war and was discharged as such in 1865. He was born in Staten Island, N. Y., in 1838. After his discharge from the army he came west and eventually came to this valley where he and his estimable family lived for considerable time and until two years, when he sold his ranch on Cow creek to Geo. Sullivan. He was one of the old timers in this valley and was always known as an honest, charitable man in every respect. His death Cast a gloom over his many friends in this section and a great number turned out to the funeral, which occurred here Monday, at 2 o'clock, at the Presbyterian church, the body being brought here for burial. His daughter Sophia, who lives with her folks, accompanied the remains here, Mrs. Crocheron being unable to come. He leaves a wife and three daughters Mrs. Wm. Kling of Encampment, Mrs. West of Big Piney, and Miss Sophia Crocheron to mourn his death. The kind deeds of his life and his always cheerful face and help to those in time of need, his manner of always seeing the bright side of life even under a cloud will long linger in the memory of his many friends. At this hour of sadness the sympathy of all go out to the remaining members of his family.
Born: Staten Island, N.Y. Died: Denver, CO
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