Churchill, Harry Doton (January 5, 1875 - November 30, 1950)


Unknown - December 7, 1950

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Masonic Temple for Harry Churchill, 75, long-time resident of this area, who died suddenly of a heart attack last Thursday at Crawford, Neb. Rev. Louis Gale officiated. Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery with the Masonic lodge in charge of the graveside service. Pallbearers were Scott Layton, Harold Gillespie, Jack Miles, Paul LeBar, Ralph Swisher and Gus Nylen.

Harry Doton Churchill, son of Dan Henry and Emily Churchill, was born in Chicago, Ill., Jan. 5, 1875, and departed from this life at Crawford, Neb., Nov. 30, 1959, at the age of 75 years, 11 months. Death was due to a heart attack. He had been in failing health for three and a half years.

After leaving Chicago he had lived at Harrison, Neb., Orin and Douglas. For 23 years he had been in the employ of the Northwestern railroad, serving in the car department, and for 15 years he had been in charge of the Douglas wool warehouse. Mr. Churchill was a pioneer in this region and as such had been an active member of the Wyoming Pioneer association.

Dec. 7, 1906 he and Cora Mae Hughes were united in marriage at Denver, Colo. To this union four children were born, three daughters and one son. The son Harvey, preceded him in death inn 1941.

Sept. 26, 1939 he married Elsie May Snyder. She passed away in 1943.

Left to mourn his passing are three daughters, Emily L. Mashek of Crawford, Neb., Sylvia A. Ridgeway of Douglas and Elizabeth C. Lindberg of Denver; a stepdaughter, Catherine Nuttall of Lost Spring; a step-sister, Mollie Pollock of Shawnee; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

He was a member of the Masonic Blue Lodge, Royal Areh, Commandery and Shrine.


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