Culshaw, Ellis (Unknown - November 1, 1950)



Douglas Budget - November 2, 1950

Ellis Culshaw, 60, a resident of Glenrock for the past 26 years, was almost instantly killed yesterday(Wednesday)afternoon in a head-on collision near Parkerton which also claimed the life of the driver and only occupant of the other car. He was F.H. Kilber, about 70, of Denver.

The exact details of the accident are not known but Highway Patrolman Collier of Casper, who made the investigation and County Coroner Cecil Stark said that from tracks and brake marks on the highway it appeared that the Kilber car, which was traveling west, was on the wrong side of the road as it approached the vehicle driven by Mr. Culshaw, who was also traveling alone. Culshaw apparently turned over to the left side of the road to avoid hitting the other machine and applied his brakes. Kilber, who was apparently asleep or day dreaming, swerved abruptly back toward his own side of the road, resulting in the head-on collision.

Mr. Culshaw was returning from an Odd Fellows meeting at Casper when the accident occurred. He was grand patriarch of the Odd Fellows encampment. He died without regaining consciousness and before medical aid reached him.

Survivors include his wife, Ethel, of Glenrock; his father and a brother who reside in England. Their only child, a daughter, preceded him in death several years ago.

Mr. Culshaw came to Glenrock in the early 1920's and had been employed at the Conoco refinery for more than 25 years. In point of service, he was the second oldest employee at the Glenrock plant. He was a member of the Church of England (Episcopal), the Masonic lodge and the Odd Fellows.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Odd Fellows hall at Glenrock with the Odd Fellows in charge of the graveside service. Burial will be in the family plot of Glenrock.


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