Carothers, Samuel Westwick (February 15, 1892 - April 16, 1955)
Last Rites Conducted For Pioneer
Rancher Samuel W. Carothers
Unknown - April 21, 1955Samuel Westwick Carothers, pioneer stockman and rancher, aged 63, passed away April 16 at the Harriman-Jones Clinic in Long Beach, Calif., after an extended illness.
Impressive services were conducted by Rev. H.H. Lindeman at the Congregational church in Douglas, at 2:30 p.m., April 20.
Mr. Carothers served several terms as a county commissioner for Converse county. He was well known and respected for his activities in the community.
A long time member of the Masonic lodge, Mr. Carothers was a Past Master of Ashlar Lodge No. 10. He was also a Past Commander of the Commandery, Past High Priest, 32nd Degree Mason, life member of the Shrine, and Past Patron of the Order of Eastern Star.
Samuel Carothers was born Feb. 15, 1892 on the Converse county ranch which he owned all his life. His parents, William J. and Martha Westwick Carothers were early day settlers in Wyoming.
March 17, 1926, Mr. Carothers was united in marriage to Ferne Sadler in Denver, Colo. The Carothers had one son, Harold Samuel.
Mr. Carothers is survived by his wife, Ferne, and son, Harold, of Douglas.
Out of town relatives who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mary Torrey, Mr. and Mrs. William Warneke, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Parker, Mrs. Lulu Burns, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Heaten, of Denver; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Westwick of Peoria, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Sadler, Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Engleman, and Mr. and Mrs. Everett Engleman of Litchfield, Neb.
Pallbearers for the services were Walter Lee Alexander, Jr., Walter Whitaker, Jr., Jim Fitzhugh, Claude Redenbaugh, George Wills, and Fred Nance.
Honorary pallbearers were George Cross, Hubert George, Clarnece Redenbaugh, Wesley Wiker, Lloyd Froggatt, John Paulson, Floyd Bartling, Walter Alexander, Walter Whitaker, Charles Read, and Gordon Fitzhugh.