August Crippa

August Crippa

Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Death 23 Sep 1926 (aged 60–61)
Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA
Plot WATAHA_10_3_3
Memorial ID 74198470 · View Source
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Wyo Death Cert #1505

Rock Springs Rocket, Sep 24, 1926
Prominent Citizen And Resident Of City For 40 Years

August Crippa, well known and highly respected resident of Rock Springs for more than 40 years, died at 8:30 o’clock yesterday morning at his home on L Street. Death is said to have resulted from a poisoning caused by infected teeth combined with an organic trouble from which the deceased had suffered for several years. He was born at Milan, Italy in 1865, being 61 years old at the time of his death.

The name of August Crippa is a most familiar one in Rock Springs although he was a man of quiet and retiring disposition. With the exception of his church, the South Side Catholic, he belonged to no organizations and had never been active in public life, yet he numbered his friends by the score. In his forty years of residence in Rock Springs, most of which was devoted to business, Mr. Crippa made the inestimable contribution of a good, honest citizen, a devoted husband and kind father.

He improved many pieces of real estate in the city and was a stockholder in the First National Bank, the North Side State Bank and the Union Mercantile company, all important assets to Rock Springs.

Coming to America as a youth 16 years of age, the deceased worked for a time on the railroads of Pennsylvania. From this he went to a mining town which is now within the environs of the United States but which at that time was part of Old Mexico. Here, while working as a miner, he first became acquainted with William and John Park whose friendship he renewed in Rock Springs a few years later.

Coming to this city in 1886, he went to work in the Number Seven mine but soon left his occupation to engage in the liquor business, which held his interest until 1919. Since then he has been retired from active business life.

In 1897 he married Charlotta Ziller, who came from the Tyrol for the occasion. She survives him as do their two sons, Edward and Albert, and one daughter, Mrs. G.L. Walker. All are well known in this city, having sent most of their lives here. There are no other immediate relatives living.

Hundreds of friends are extending their sympathy and offers of assistance to the bereaved family. The funeral services directed by the Rogan Mortuary, will be held from the South Side Catholic Church at 2:00 o’clock Sunday afternoon.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 74198470
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for August Crippa (1865–23 Sep 1926), Find a Grave Memorial no. 74198470, citing Rock Springs Cemetery, Rock Springs, Sweetwater County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Angela Cable (contributor 47277708) .