Carothers, Matthew Dales (May 17, 1867 - December 12, 1938)


DENVER FOLLOWING OPERATION Had Been a Resident of Converse County for Fifty-two Years

Douglas Budget - December 15, 1938

Converse county lost another prominent pioneer rancher in the death of Matt Carothers, who died at 1:30 o'clock Sunday morning in St. Joseph's hospital, Denver. Mr. Carothers had submitted to a major operation at the hospital Tuesday, Dec. 6. He failed to rally and death resulted. At his bedside were Mrs. Carothers and his children.

Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational church Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. J. M. Falconer of the Baptist church in charge. Rev. Gale assisted in the services. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery. Pallbearers were Eli Peterson, H.J. Bolln, Cash Wadsworth, George McDonald, Lloyd Froggatt and Henry Wagner.

Matthew David Carothers was born at Knobalton, O., May 17, 1867, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Carothers. He came to Douglas in 1886, the year the town was founded, and worked as a ranch hand for various outfits in this section. About 1908 he secured a ranch of his own about 19 miles southwest of Douglas on the Wagonhound. This had been his home since then.

Matt Carothers had a host of friends who admired him for his upright character. A friendly neighbor and a good citizen, his loss has brought sorrow to the community.

*RESOURCE MATERIAL: Matthew David Carothers aka Matthew Dales

"Pages From Converse County's Past"
Printed by Wyoming Historical Press

Published by Heritage Book Committee
Wyoming Pioneer Association Converse, County Douglas, Wyoming
John R. Pexton, Chairman 1986


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