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Gravesite legend survives century since Western icon's death - The Durango Herald

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wild West tour on the road in 1917. Johnny Baker was in the East doing likewise. At the end of the holidays, Buffalo Bill and his wife, Louisa, took a train to Denver, but she returned to Cody.Buffalo Bill was not feeling well in Denver while staying at the home of his sister, May Decker, so he adjourned to Glenwood Springs for a few days of mineral baths. The waters did not soothe him sufficiently, and still ailing, he returned to 2932 Lafayette St. in Denver on Jan. 8.In a book titled Memories of Buffalo Bill By His Wife Louisa Frederici Cody, published in 1919, Louisa, who called Buffalo Bill “Will,” wrote she was informed of his failing health by someone in Cody. She met Will in Denver and described him as, “... a frail, white-faced man, the long, white hair clinging about his temples, the lips thin and white and wan – but a man fighting to the end.”In the closing pages of her book, she quoted Buffalo Bill as saying, “I want to be buried on top of Mount Lookout. It’s right over Denver. You can look down into four states there. It’s pretty up there. I want to be buried up there – instead of in Wyoming.”Few believe Buffalo Bill said that. Wedded in 1866 in St. Louis, the Cody’s marriage had been long and rocky, with numerous stresses.For most of 30 years, Buffalo Bill had been on the road, traveling throughout Europe and the United States with his frontier-rooted performances and apparently a succession of groupie girlfriends. Buffalo Bill more than once accused Louisa of trying to poison him, though that was disproved. Buffalo Bill sued for divorce in 1904, but the court denied it, telling the couple to reconcile. They did and were still officially together in 1917.Internment in DenverAs Cody residents 500 miles away observed in astonishment – they believed Buffalo Bill was headed their way for internment – the city of Denver wrested control of the body and funeral plans.Authorization was staked to a fresher 1913 will. In it, Buffalo Bill left death-related issues up to his wife.Two sources, a telegraph wire to then-Cody mayor Jakie Schwoob, and the trio of outraged body snatchers, suggest Louisa sold her husband’s body for $10,000 (or more) to Denver Post publisher Henry Tammen and his co-conspirator, Denver Mayor Robert Speer, for the promise they would orchestrate a sensational funeral.Schwoob said Louisa contacted him, saying Denver pledged “a $10,000 funeral. Can Cody match that?”Richard indicated he heard each man put $10,000 on the table for Louisa over breakfast.“She opened her big purse, pulled it in and said, ‘It’s yours,’” Richard said. Fees said he believes those tales to be a slur on Louisa’s name.Instead, what she likely accepted was Denver covering the cost of a glittery, major funeral production.A very elaborate and public funeral was conducted in Denver on Jan. 14, and then William F. Cody’s coffin was placed in cold storage at Olinger’s Crown Hill Mortuary.There was no existing burial site on 7,379-foot Lookout Mountain. Buffalo Bill’s delayed burial took place June 3, 1917.Some believe sleight of hand occurred du...

MR. AUSTIN WOODORE WYATT AUTWELL - Cherokee County Herald

Monday, January 09, 2017

Mr. Austin Woodore Wyatt Autwell, 85, of McCalla, AL., passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence. He is a native of Centre, Alabama and the son of the late John and Louisa Conner Autwell. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War and was later an owner of a community grocery store.Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday January 9, 2017 at Neal Hill Cemetery, with Rev. K.C. Jackson officiating. Perry Funeral Home Directing www.perryfuneral.netSurvivors include daughter Carol (George) Cargile; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.He preceded in death by his brother John Autwell; sisters Jamie Shamblee, Mattie Bell Hawkins, and Amy Womack.

Marie F. Ellis, 93 - Oswego Daily News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Valley News.She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Ellis, in 1998; and by a sister, Barbara Marshall.Surviving are her children, David (Deborah) Ellis of Lititz, Pa., Ronald (Virginia) Ellis of Louisa, Va., Leonard (Nancy) Ellis of Fulton and Noël (Alfred) Butler of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Tony and Christopher Ellis, Nicholas and Alexandra Butler; and nieces and nephews.There are no calling hours.Services and burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton will be at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions may be made to The Manor at Seneca Hill Activities Fund, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.Foster Funeral Home, Inc.www.fosterfuneralhome.comShare this:Like this:Like Loading...Tags: Marie F. Ellis...

Douglas Beckley - Alpena News

Monday, January 09, 2017

BECKLEY, Douglas E., 62, died July 31, 2016, at his home in Harrisville.He is survived by his fiancee, Louisa Sjogren of Harrisville; his son, Kevin (Melissa) of Harrisville; his step-daughter, Tracie Beebe (Angie LaVergne) of Lincoln; a stepson. Justin Sjogren; three brothers, Richard (Sharon) French, David, Rob (Terry); two sisters, Nancy (Steven) Hill and Joanne (Sean) Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be announced later in the fall. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.ObituariesAug 3, 2016BECKLEY, Douglas E., 62, died July 31, 2016, at his home in Harrisville.He is survived by his fiancee, Louisa Sjogren of Harrisville; his son, Kevin (Melissa) of Harrisville; his step-daughter, Tracie Beebe (Angie LaVergne) of Lincoln; a stepson. Justin Sjogren; three brothers, Richard (Sharon) French, David, Rob (Terry); two sisters, Nancy (Steven) Hill and Joanne (Sean) Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be announced later in the fall. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.

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Gravesite legend survives century since Western icon's death - The Durango Herald

Monday, January 16, 2017

Wild West tour on the road in 1917. Johnny Baker was in the East doing likewise. At the end of the holidays, Buffalo Bill and his wife, Louisa, took a train to Denver, but she returned to Cody.Buffalo Bill was not feeling well in Denver while staying at the home of his sister, May Decker, so he adjourned to Glenwood Springs for a few days of mineral baths. The waters did not soothe him sufficiently, and still ailing, he returned to 2932 Lafayette St. in Denver on Jan. 8.In a book titled Memories of Buffalo Bill By His Wife Louisa Frederici Cody, published in 1919, Louisa, who called Buffalo Bill “Will,” wrote she was informed of his failing health by someone in Cody. She met Will in Denver and described him as, “... a frail, white-faced man, the long, white hair clinging about his temples, the lips thin and white and wan – but a man fighting to the end.”In the closing pages of her book, she quoted Buffalo Bill as saying, “I want to be buried on top of Mount Lookout. It’s right over Denver. You can look down into four states there. It’s pretty up there. I want to be buried up there – instead of in Wyoming.”Few believe Buffalo Bill said that. Wedded in 1866 in St. Louis, the Cody’s marriage had been long and rocky, with numerous stresses.For most of 30 years, Buffalo Bill had been on the road, traveling throughout Europe and the United States with his frontier-rooted performances and apparently a succession of groupie girlfriends. Buffalo Bill more than once accused Louisa of trying to poison him, though that was disproved. Buffalo Bill sued for divorce in 1904, but the court denied it, telling the couple to reconcile. They did and were still officially together in 1917.Internment in DenverAs Cody residents 500 miles away observed in astonishment – they believed Buffalo Bill was headed their way for internment – the city of Denver wrested control of the body and funeral plans.Authorization was staked to a fresher 1913 will. In it, Buffalo Bill left death-related issues up to his wife.Two sources, a telegraph wire to then-Cody mayor Jakie Schwoob, and the trio of outraged body snatchers, suggest Louisa sold her husband’s body for $10,000 (or more) to Denver Post publisher Henry Tammen and his co-conspirator, Denver Mayor Robert Speer, for the promise they would orchestrate a sensational funeral.Schwoob said Louisa contacted him, saying Denver pledged “a $10,000 funeral. Can Cody match that?”Richard indicated he heard each man put $10,000 on the table for Louisa over breakfast.“She opened her big purse, pulled it in and said, ‘It’s yours,’” Richard said. Fees said he believes those tales to be a slur on Louisa’s name.Instead, what she likely accepted was Denver covering the cost of a glittery, major funeral production.A very elaborate and public funeral was conducted in Denver on Jan. 14, and then William F. Cody’s coffin was placed in cold storage at Olinger’s Crown Hill Mortuary.There was no existing burial site on 7,379-foot Lookout Mountain. Buffalo Bill’s delayed burial took place June 3, 1917.Some believe sleight of hand occurred du...

MR. AUSTIN WOODORE WYATT AUTWELL - Cherokee County Herald

Monday, January 09, 2017

Mr. Austin Woodore Wyatt Autwell, 85, of McCalla, AL., passed away Friday, January 6, 2017 at his residence. He is a native of Centre, Alabama and the son of the late John and Louisa Conner Autwell. He was an Army Veteran and served in the Korean War and was later an owner of a community grocery store.Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Monday January 9, 2017 at Neal Hill Cemetery, with Rev. K.C. Jackson officiating. Perry Funeral Home Directing www.perryfuneral.netSurvivors include daughter Carol (George) Cargile; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.He preceded in death by his brother John Autwell; sisters Jamie Shamblee, Mattie Bell Hawkins, and Amy Womack.

Marie F. Ellis, 93 - Oswego Daily News

Monday, January 09, 2017

Valley News.She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Ellis, in 1998; and by a sister, Barbara Marshall.Surviving are her children, David (Deborah) Ellis of Lititz, Pa., Ronald (Virginia) Ellis of Louisa, Va., Leonard (Nancy) Ellis of Fulton and Noël (Alfred) Butler of Syracuse; seven grandchildren, Michael, Daniel, Matthew, Tony and Christopher Ellis, Nicholas and Alexandra Butler; and nieces and nephews.There are no calling hours.Services and burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton will be at the convenience of the family.Memorial contributions may be made to The Manor at Seneca Hill Activities Fund, 20 Manor Drive, Oswego, NY 13126.Foster Funeral Home in Fulton has care of the arrangements.Foster Funeral Home, Inc.www.fosterfuneralhome.comShare this:Like this:Like Loading...Tags: Marie F. Ellis...

Douglas Beckley - Alpena News

Monday, January 09, 2017

BECKLEY, Douglas E., 62, died July 31, 2016, at his home in Harrisville.He is survived by his fiancee, Louisa Sjogren of Harrisville; his son, Kevin (Melissa) of Harrisville; his step-daughter, Tracie Beebe (Angie LaVergne) of Lincoln; a stepson. Justin Sjogren; three brothers, Richard (Sharon) French, David, Rob (Terry); two sisters, Nancy (Steven) Hill and Joanne (Sean) Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be announced later in the fall. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.ObituariesAug 3, 2016BECKLEY, Douglas E., 62, died July 31, 2016, at his home in Harrisville.He is survived by his fiancee, Louisa Sjogren of Harrisville; his son, Kevin (Melissa) of Harrisville; his step-daughter, Tracie Beebe (Angie LaVergne) of Lincoln; a stepson. Justin Sjogren; three brothers, Richard (Sharon) French, David, Rob (Terry); two sisters, Nancy (Steven) Hill and Joanne (Sean) Jackson; and several nieces and nephews.Funeral services will be announced later in the fall. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.