Cover, J. M. (Unknown - June 19, 1931)

WYOMING PIONEER IS TICK FEVER

VICTIM MRS. JOHN R. MORTON OF DOUGLAS BEREAVED BY DEATH OF HER FATHER FRIDAY

Douglas Enterprise - June 23, 1931

Friends of Mrs. John R. Morton of Douglas will share the sorrow which came to her Friday evening when her father, J.M. Cover, one of the oldest residents of Wyoming succumbed to an attack of tick fever at his home in Thermopolis.

Mr. Cover came to the state in 1879 and was for a time a resident of Cheyenne and Laramie, having resided at Thermopolis for the past 34 years, however. He is survived by five children: Mrs. Duhig of Cheyenne, Mrs. John R. Morton of Douglas and Mrs. Warren Martin, Clyde Cover and Ralph Cover, all of Thermopolis.

He went to Thermopolis 34 years ago before the present town was established. He homesteaded on a 10-mile square that was deeded to the United States by Chief Washakie and which was later opened to settlement.

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