Buckley, Nora (May 25, 1859 - June 9, 1950)

Miss Nora Buckley

Unknown - June 15, 1950

Funeral services were held yesterday (Monday) morning for Miss Nora Buckley, 91, who died here Friday. She had been ill for the past two years, being confined to her bed during that time.

Miss Buckley was one of Wyoming's pioneers, coming to Wyoming in 1887. She was born at County Kerry, Ireland, May 25, 1859, and came to the United States April 12, 1884, living in Washington, D.C., three years.

She came to Glenrock from Cheyenne by stage coach in 1891. After arriving in Glenrock she moved to the ranch of Mr. and Mrs. William c. Sullivan on Box Elder creek south of Glenrock.

In 1907 she moved with Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan to the upper LaPrele, where they established the present Sullivan ranch, Miss Buckley being a cousin of Mrs. Sullivan.

The two women enjoyed each others' company, especially during those pioneer ranching days and Miss Buckley, affectionately known as "cous" by the community, was a close companion of the Sullivan children.

In her more advanced age she made her home mostly with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Werner (Mrs. Werner was Miss Maggie Sullivan) in town, also living for a while at the home of Mrs. John Flynn so she could be near her church where she attended services when her health permitted. She was a life-long member of the Catholic church and was devoted to her religion.

Later Miss Buckley was taken to the Munkres home where she was cared for until the end came.

Surviving are her cousins, Mrs. William C. Sullivan of Douglas, John Sullivan and Mrs. Douglas Leman of upper LaPrele, Thomas J. Sullivan of Denver, Mrs. Tracy Bartshe of Box Elder, Mrs. Phyllis Walker of Los Angeles, Mother Mary Joseph (Bessie Sullivan) of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Philbrick and Mrs. Ed Werner of Douglas.

The funeral services were conducted at St. James Catholic church by Rev. Bernadine Singleton. Mrs. Ed George played the organ and Mrs. Antoinette Stoddard and Mrs. R.H. Phillips sang the requiem mass.

Burial was in Douglas Park cemetery. Pall bearers were Alex Cross, Ben LeVasseur, Gene Payne, Hugh Dougherty, William Curtin and Pete Curtin.

NORA BUCKLEY, PIONEER, DIES

FRIDAY, JUNE 9

Unknown - June 15, 1950

Miss Nora Buckley, 91, pioneer resident of Converse county, passed away last Friday after an illness of two years. Funeral services were held Monday at St. James Catholic church, with the Very Rev. Fr. Singleton in charge, and burial was in Douglas Park cemetery. Pallbearers were Alex Cross, Ben LeVasseur, Wm. Curtin, Gene Payne, Hugh Dougherty and Peter Curtin. Mrs. Ed George played the organ and Mrs. Antoinette Stoddard and Mrs. R.H. Phillips sang the requiem mass.

The following obituary and brief history of Miss Buckley was prepared by Mrs. Edmund Werner.

Miss Buckley was one of Wyoming's pioneers, coming to this state in 1887. She was born at County Kerry, Ireland, May 25, 1859, and came to the United States April 12, 1884, living in Washington, D.C., three years.

She came to Glenrock from Cheyenne by stage coach in 1891. After arriving in Glenrock she moved to the ranch of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Sullivan on Box-elder creek south of Glenrock.

In 1907 she moved with Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan to the upper LaPrele, where they established the present Sullivan ranch. Miss Buckley was a cousin of Mrs. Sullivan.

The two women enjoyed each other's company, especially during those pioneer ranching days and Miss Buckley, affectionately was known as "Cous" by the community, was a close companion of the Sullivan children.

In her more advanced age she made her home mostly with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Werner (Mrs. Werner was Miss Maggie Sullivan) in town; also living for a while at the home of Mrs. John Flynn so she could be near her church where she attended service when her health permitted. She was a life-long member of the Catholic church and was devoted to her religion.

Later Miss Buckley was taken to the Munkres home where she was cared for until the end came.

Surviving are her cousins, Mrs. William C. Sullivan of Douglas, John Sullivan and Mrs. Douglas Leman of upper LePrele, Thomas J. Sullivan of Denver, Mrs. Tracy Bartshe of Boxelder, Mrs. Phyllis Walker of Los Angeles, Mother Mary Joseph (Bessie Sullivan) of Chicago, Mrs. Mary Philbrick and Mrs. Ed Werner of Douglas.

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