Courtney, John Elton (December 10, 1895 - January 13, 1951)

Former Douglas Man Dies in


Douglas Budget - February 8, 1951

Word has been received of the death of John Courtney, 55, former Douglas resident. The following account of his death is from a Castle Rock (Colo.) newspaper;

John Elton Courtney, 55, died at Rose memorial hospital in Denver Saturday afternoon, Jan. 13, after being confined there only two hours. His illness was virus pneumonia. funeral services under the auspices of American Legion post No. 99 were held in Andrews funeral home in Castle Rock Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment was in Cedar Hill cemetery. The Rev. Bronston Greenwood officiated.

Mr. Courtney was born Dec. 10, 1895, in Hannibal, Mo. He was married to Kathleen Tolle in Casper, Wyo., March 16, 1943. Mr. and Mrs. Courtney came to Castle Rock from Socorro, N.M., last fall and they have since operated the Village Inn here.

Mr. Courtney served as a soldier in the first World War and as a civilian employee in Alaska and the Aleutian islands during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Courtney; three sisters, Julia Courtney, Anna Mae Gutherie and Daisy Irwin, all of Missouri; one brother, Elmer Courtney of Missouri and two step-sons, Joseph C. Tolle of Tulsa, Okla., and William Tolle, who is serving with the U.S. navy in Korea.


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