Braae, Anthon (June 19, 1872 - January, 1946)

Long Ilness Claims Anthon Braae

Here Friday Evening Resident of State For Over 40 Years; Laid To Rest Monday Afternoon

Unknown - January 9, 1947

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock for Anthon Braae, 74, who passed away Friday evening at Memorial hospital here.

Mr. Braae, early-day cowhand and range rider and a resident of Wyoming for over 40 years, had been in poor health for several years and had been a patient at the hospital here since September of 1946.

Anthon Braae was born in Denmark, June 19, 1872, the son of Anders and Anna Braae. At the time of his passing he was 74 years, six months and 14 days of age.

When he was about eight years old he and his family moved from Denmark to Omaha, Neb. A few years later the family moved to a ranch near Chugwater. There, Tony as he was known, became a cowboy and range rider. He could relate many thrilling experiences of his early days, while trailing Texas longhorns from Texas to Billings, Mont.

He was united in marriage to Minnie Lester on Christmas Day, 1894, at Maxwell, Ia. Four children were born to this union, all of whom survive. They are Mrs. Pansy Dunn of Douglas, Mrs. Grace Herlihy and Arnold of San Francisco, and Lyle of Ukiah, Calif. All of his children were here the past summer to visit with him.

He is also survived by three brothers, Steven, of Douglas, John, who lives in California and Nelson of Astoria, Ore., and a number of grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Mr. Braae worked for the Burlington railroad for a number of years and in 1916 was transferred to Douglas, which has chiefly been his home since that time. Mrs. Braae prceded him in death, passing away in November 1917. He homesteaded south of here before coming to Douglas to make his permanent home.

A stroke March 10, 1944, left him in poor health and he suffered another attack in September of last year which left him partially paralyzed and forced him to enter the hospital where he remained until his death.

Burial was in Douglas Park Cemetery.


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