Brockway, Earl Hadley (January 30, 1870 - December 7, 1920)

Ill Health Is Cause of Tragedy

Douglas Budget - December 9, 1920

Suffering from temporary aberration, induced by illness, Hadley Brockway ended his life some time last Tuesday afternoon. His body was found shortly after 6 o'clock following a search.

Mrs. Brockway had been away from home during the afternoon and upon her return found an envelope which contained a deed to their home and a check for his bank balance made out to her. she immediately summoned help and began a search, which resulted in finding the body in the barn. Death had been caused by a gunshot wound in the head.

Mr. Brockway had been in ill health for some time, dating from prostration from heat over a year ago. Friends had noticed a change in him recently, but there was no thought that his life would so tragically end. His home life was of the happiest and there was no financial troubles.

A long-time resident of Douglas, Hadley Brockway was very highly thought of by all who knew him. To his estimable wife and children goes the unstinted sympathy of the community iin the affliction which has come to them.

Hadley Brockway was born in Wisconsin January 30, 1870. On June 5, 1909, he was married to Miss May E. Zeller, who with their two sons, John and George, aged 10 and 8 years, survive him. He is also survived by a brother, Percy Brockway of Douglas, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Boisen of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Vida McMillan of Manderson, S.D.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Hofmann Chapel, Rev. H. E. Shepherd conducting the services. The funeral will be under the auspices of Fetterman Camp, W.O.W., of which Mr. Brockway was a member.



Douglas Enterprise - December 14, 1920

Funeral services over the remains of E.H. Brockway were held last Friday afternoon from the Hofmann chapel with Rev. H.E. Shepherd officiating. The members of Fetterman Camp No. 244, W.O.W., of which the deceased was a member in good standing, attended in a body and took charge of the services at the grave. The pallbearers were selected from the members of this order.

Deceased was born in Wisconsin, January 30, 1870, and came to Wyoming when a young man. He was united in marriage to Miss May E. Zeller on June 9, 1909, and his widow and two children, John and George, survive him. A brother, Percy Brockway, of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Boisen of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Vida McMillan of Manderson, S. D., also survive him. Mr. Brockway was one of the most respected citizens of this community, having made his home in this city for a number of years.

The sympathy of the whole community is extended to the sorrowing wife and children.


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