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Lawson, William B.
Leyden, John
Linton, Mary A.

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Rocky Mountain News, Denver
January 28, 1901 Page 5

(Original ncludes pen and ink protrait drawing.)

Whose Death Yesterday Removes a Prominent Civil Engineer From the West.

William B. Lawson, one of the best known railroad and consulting civil engineers of Colorado, died yesterday at his residence, 1535 Emerson Street, after an illness of only two days. Friday afternoon he returned from Pueblo suffering from the grip, which was followed early yesterday morning by a stroke of apoplexy, which resulted in death at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Lawson was born in Illinois fifty-five years ago, and after receiving his education as an engineer in Alton, Ill., he went into the employ of the Burlington as a rodman. From that he rose steadily until when he came to Colorado fourteen years ago he was assistant engineer of the Burlington. He was in charge of the Burlington survey for a line into northwestern Colorado through Boulder County and Middle Park. Later he was engaged in railroad construction in Idaho. A few years ago he was employed as engineer of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company and was examining the reservoir which the company is building at Pueblo when he was taken ill. He had an enviable reputation for accuracy that rendered him one of the best known engineers of the West. Mrs. Lawson survives her husband, but there where no children. Arrangements for the funeral have not been made.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Denver Post, Denver, Colo.
October 15, 1900 Page 5


A Young New Yorker Succumbs to An Operation For Appendicitis.

John Leyden, aged 22, died Saturday at St. Anthony's Hospital after undergoing an operation for appendicitis. He was buried in Mt. Olivet. Mr. Leyden came from New York and was a son of Michael J. Leyden, for seven years foreman at the works of the Denver Consolidated Gas and Electric Company, under the management of Albert H. Branch. Former employees of the gas company sent several handsome floral tributes.

Mr. Leyden was an employee of the company when he died.

Contributed by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver

Denver Post, Denver, Colo.
October 12, 1900

Mrs. Mary A. Linton Dead

The Widow of Thomas Linton And An Old Resident of Denver.

Mrs. Mary A. Linton died last night at her home, 1312 Lawrence Street. She was the widow of Thomas Linton, who died last January and the mother of Mrs. Halsey M. Rhoads, who died November 1, 1899. Four children survive, Charles T. Linton, now in Bolivia, S. A., Albert Linton, Mrs. Eliza Ford and Mrs. Mary Austin. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday from the family residence.

Mrs. Linton came to Denver from England with her husband, thirty-one years ago. They were prominent in lodge circles and had a large number of friends among the old timers. Mrs. Linton has been ill for two years, and her death was not unexpected.

Denver Post, Denver, Colo., October 15, 1900, Page 5


The remains of Mrs. Thomas Linton were interred beside those of her husband in Fairmount Cemetery yesterday. Rev. Thomas Uzzell officated at the funeral services. Many beautiful floral offerings were received. Queen City Chapter, No. 4, O. E. S., Ute Circle, No. 99, Women of Woodcraft, Mrs. J. S.Potter, Mrs. Samuel Bradford and many others sent beautiful designs. The pall bearers were, George T. Roberts, Thomas Nicholls, John Gregory and J. S. Riggs.

Denver Post, Denver, Colo., October 15, 1900

Burial Permit:
Linton, Mary A., age 76, 1312 Lawrence Street, senility.

Donated by: Rita Timm 1895 Denver