La Plata County, Coroner Records, 1893 -  

Transcribed by Kathy Gibson and Julie Pickett
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Date of Inquest

5/12/1893






12/05/1893






4/13/1894
Pg. 3
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Conners (Supposed) James Conners






Akens Bent Akens






Dykes J M Dykes
Location of Inquest

Durango






Durango






Los Pinos, Pine River
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango 
Durango





Durango
Durango





Pine River
Pine River 
Ute Agency 
Durango

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

W Hammond
John Dykes
G Herbet Clark
Joseph Amazeen
W R Shields
W T Longmercher

P S Hensen
Asa McGregor
Luke Hunter
T W Fearing
Wm Degenhardt
Frank West

W E Wieland
Geo Batton
N E Bates
L H Lagan
S M Keith
O L Wieland
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Alice Holdsworth
Chas Drake
Harry Stigall
J H Webber
Frank Chappel
W A Reese

G S Flagler
C E McConnell





M V Salyer
R Dunham
F C Blackly
A W Morton
Witness' Occupation

Prostitute






blank






Farmer 
Farmer 
MD 
MD  porst mortem
Verdict of Jury

That deceased has come to his death from some unknown cause at the house of Alice Holdsworth


Bent Akens came to his death from natural causes




J M Dykes came to his death by his own hands by shooting himself through his head with a pistol 45 cal
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 4 1/2"
Complexion: Light
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark


Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 9'
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Black


Sex: Male
Height: 5' 10"
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Black

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank






One Manlon Rifle 40 cal, 2 quilts, 1 blanket, old clothes & underware



blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner T. E. Peterson






Coroner T. E. Peterson






Coroner T. E. Peterson
Date of Inquest

6/14/1895








1/28/1896









1/28/1896
Pg. 4
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

McClain Chas T McClain








Moore H Kid Moore









Bridges George Bridges
Location of Inquest

La Plata City








Durango









Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

La Plata City 
"

"





Durango
"
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"
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"
"
"
"

Durango
"
"
"
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Durango
"
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Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Frank Knight 
A E Kirkbride 
J E Eslinger 
J D Patterson 
P S Mulkey 
Chas Dramer



J Freed Jr
J M Asher
S B Prudden
J L Parsons
James H Otis
John M May




J Freed Jr
J M Asher
S B Prudden
J L Parsons
James H Otis
John M May
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

All Zellers 
Joe H DeWitt
J H Wollenkurst
H C Bollinger





Wm Clark
Wiley Evans
B Burrell
Emil Ubschae
John Reeves
F Henderson
A Fassbinder
Wm Thompson
C Muser 

Wm Clark
Wiley Evans
B Burrell
Emil Ubschae
John Reeves
F Henderson
A Fassbinder
Wm Thompson
C Muser
Witness' Occupation

Mine 
New Paperman
Miner 
Clerk





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blank
blank
blank
blank
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Policeman
Marshall
Clerk

blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
blank
Policeman
Marshall
Clerk
Verdict of Jury

That Chas T McClain came to his death from a gun shot wound fired from the hand of one A Zinders between the hours of seven & eight o'clock  A M June 14, 1895

That Kid Honey Moore the above m? came to his death from gunshot wound inflicted by parties unknown to us





Geo Bridges came to his death from gunshot wound from parties unknown to us
Description of Deceased

Sex: MaleHeight: 5ft 9in 
Complexion: Light 
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark 
Mustache 




Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue 
Hair Color: Dark
Mustache




Sex: Male
Height:  5 ft 9 "
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Dark blue
Hair Color: Dark

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank








blank









blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Well built age 36 Coroner T E Peterson







Age 23 years
Coroner T E Peterson








Age 23 years 
white scar on leg on shin 6 in below center of knee cap
Coroner T E Peterson
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Date of Inquest

5/28/1896






8/12/1897







2/15/1898
Pg. 5
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Hilf Edmand Hilf






Arey William Arey







Mullen Anthony Mullen
Location of Inquest

Durango






Durango







Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango
"
"
"



blank







Durango
"
"


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

D C Sargent
F Rivers
G H Tucker
R Roberts
Wm Alexander
J A Boston

S M Biggs
F S Balster
J T Bremer
A B Douglas
S A Young
H L Keig


Rob McNicholas
J C Bleeker
W W James
John James
A Lowhey
Jack Persons
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Bessie Rivers
Laura Preston
Lillie Jackson
James Edwards



none







Wm Thompson
Jennie Moss
A W Montai
Witness' Occupation

blank






blank







blank
Verdict of Jury

That Edmund Hilf came to his death by one pistol shot from a Colt Army pistol 38 caliber by his own hands

That Wiliiam Arey came to his death by gun shot wound inflicted with a 45 double actions Colts revolver in the hands of Dr W R Winters

That the said Anthony Mullen came to his death from a gun or pistol shot wound in the left temple and the aid wound was inflicted by Fanne Shepard in her room south of the house of Jennie Moss in the city of Durango and was done feloniously
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Complexion: Fair
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Dark


Sex: Male
Height: 5 - 6"
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Light



Sex: Male 
Height: 5 ft 8
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: Sandy

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank






blank







blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Age 26 
Coroner T E Peterson





Age 33
Coroner T E Peterson






Age about 32
Coroner T E Peterson
Date of Inquest

6/7/1898











12/16/1898











4/19/1899
Pg. 6
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Peter Theodoar Peter











Fargo Joe Fargo
Teeling Walter Teeling
Burnett Roy Burnett









Logan Samuel Logan
Location of Inquest

Hesperus











Columbus Mine











Bayfield
Witness' Place
of Residence

Hesperus
"
"









Columbus Mine
"
"









Bayfield


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

G Lacomb
J Andrews
G C Coon
Jas C**tet
J W Sl**er
Jas W Laird






J A Flynn
J E. Doherty
J Wallerhurst
S Fergusen
D E Knight
G H Knight






E G Balin
J K Bolton
M Drury
W H Clark
J F Yoder
A M Bartholemew
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Thomas Lewis
J Brady
W R Mason









D E Thomas
H H Whipple
R Watkins
W H Brahmer
John Bradford







Wm M King
W A White
H Wiffy
S Joseph MD
P Crout
Witness' Occupation

blank











blank











blank
Verdict of Jury

That the said Theodor Peter came to his death while working in room five of entry number six of the Porter Fuel Company Mine at Hesperus, Colo by coal falling on right sid of his head while mining under and we further find that it was purely accidental

That Joe Fargo Walter Feeling and Roy Burnett that the above named men came to their death on the 15th day of Dec A D 1898 in the bottom of the shaft of the Columbus Mine by the premature explosion of Gunt Braden cause of explosion unknown

That the said Samuel Logan came to his death from a gun shot wound at the hands of George Morrison and on further find that said shooting was felonious
Description of Deceased

Sex: Mail
Height: 5 ft 7"
Complexion: Fair
Eye Color: Blue 
Hair Color: Gray







The remains of the men was so mutilated that a description of them cannot be made. The men all large men
Coroner T E Peterson






Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 8
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: Blue
Hair Color: 
Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank











blank











blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner T E Peterson











Coroner T E Peterson











Coroner T E Peterson
Date of Inquest

5/8/1899











11/18/1899











8/16/1899
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Brinkley W. E. Brinkley











Wride Fred Wride











Kanek Lars Kanek
Location of Inquest

Bayfield











Durango











Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank











blank











all from Durango

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

S M Keith
M Drury
J F Yoder
A M Bartholemew
Geo Patton
Clay Hensley






J Alexander
J L Nickell
L W Russell
Jas Grantham
W W James
J E Hannon






A R Lewis
Geo Robertson
A C Poor
F R Luke
P F McCartney
J J Smelcer
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

W Arland
S Joseph M.D
W M King









C J Sennings
C McFadden
Jas Pierce









D Vialhandro
Joe Vialhandro
John Kram
Frank Wride
Matt Speer
Jose Pallogeo
Geo Millay
Dr J Haggart
Joseph Smith
Manuel Kanago
Lo Gallegos
M Algiano
N C Miller
John Tanneck
J Mentzel
Witness' Occupation

blank











blank











blank
Verdict of Jury

That the said W E Brinkley caem to his from a gun shot wound inflicted by William E Wieland with a gun which the said William E Wieland in his hands had and held and was done with fellonious intent


That the said Fred Wride came to his death from a rack falling on him in a room from which the coal had been removed and which he was timbering, on in which he was placing ?? at the time in the city coal mine


Came to his death by a gun shot wound by unknown hands
Description of Deceased

Sex: Mail
Height: 5-5 or 8
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color:







Sex: Male 
Height: 5 ft 4"
Complexion: Light
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 







Sex: Male
Height: 6 
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 
Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank











blank











blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner T E Peterson











Coroner T E Peterson











Coroner T E Peterson
Pg. 7
Location of Inquest

bank





​blank







bank
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango, Colo





blank







Durango, Colo

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

no jury





inquest unnecessary







inquest unnecessary
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

S. E. Herr





Jas Clark
Fireman
in same engine
scene of wreck:
Chas Fleck
Jas Laughren
Jack McCabe

Albert Kern
Charlie Sullivan
and Compton's younger brother


Witness' Occupation

blank





blank







blank
Verdict of Jury

No Jury
Cause to his death by accidental gun shot wound


cause to his death by unavoidable accident Rail Road wreck.





Cause to his death by drowning in the Animas River near Ice house
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: Male 
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: sandy
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: red



Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: black

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





one gold watch
$105 currency
$10 gold
25 cents silver
$950 negotiable paper


blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer





turned over to C L Stewart Administrator
Coroner J T Brewer





Coroner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

6/3/1900





6/7/1900







8/5/1900
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Herr Master Harry Herr





Stewart Jas Stewart







Compton Arthur C Compton
Pg. 8
Location of Inquest

blank





residence of Andrew Hauert, La Plata Co









blank
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





Thompson's Park
do            









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Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Inquest Unnecessary





W. E. Melugin
L. Olbert
F. H. Meyer
Jno Olbert
H. J. Schnellzer
Jno Hildebrand





inquest unnecessary
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

E. C. Davis
Chas Heather




Roy Caviness
Jas Griffith









Dr. Nycoff
Dr. Sedwick
Dr. McLain


Witness' Occupation

blank





Ranchman
do









blank
Verdict of Jury

Killed by runaway team near Hesperus, Colo




The said Frederick Hauert came to his death from a gunshot wounds - by a shot from gun loaded with large shot at the lands of George Rudy with felonious intent to kill the said Frederick Hauert

He died from effects of a wound inflicted by a flying beer bottle thrown by Fred Meyers
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: Male
Height: 6 feet
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: brown






Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





blank










blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer





Coroner J T Brewer










Corner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

8/10/1900





8/27/1900










11/24/1900
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Heather Jas Heather





Hauert Frederick Hauert










Schatz Joseph Schatz
Pg. 9
Location of Inquest

blank






blank





blank
Witness' Place
of Residence

Hesperus
do





Durango
"
"



La Plata River
"
Durango
"


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Inquest unnecessary






Inquest unnecessary





Inquest unnecessary
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

W A Reese
Fred Harris





C. A. Davis
Dr. Jameson
Dr. McLean



Bill Heather
Ernest Potter
Dr. McLain
Dr. Prewiit


Witness' Occupation

Miner
do





bartender
physician
"



rancher
"
physician
"
Verdict of Jury

No jury
came by his death by a falling rock in the Hesperus coal mine striking him i n the head killing him istantly.

No Jury
Took his own life by means of a dose of laudanum.


No jury
Came to his death from gunshot wound inflicted by Sylvania Montoya
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: light
Eye Color: gray
Hair Color: light


Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: gray
Hair Color: black

Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: light
Eye Color: gray
Hair Color: brown

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank






blank





blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer






Coroner J T Brewer





Coroner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

12/21/1900






1901





3/30/1901
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

White Archie White






Fox Jack Fox





Fulcher Ira Fulcher
Pg. 10
Location of Inquest

blank





Durango, Colo







No inquest
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





Durango
do
do
do
do
do


blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Inquest unnecessary





D. W. Hoover
Wm. S. Morris
Wm. Valliant
E. W. Dobbs
Chas. P. Nash
John J. Nicholson


Inquest deemed unnecessary
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





Juan Samora
Andy Martinez
Teofila Lucera
Dr. C. W. McLean
J. M. Aragon
Delphina Revos de Vailpando

Emil Ueberscheir
<Ueberschar>
Frank Zimmerman


Witness' Occupation

blank





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blank
Verdict of Jury

came to his death by being dashed to death by moving train which he was attempting to board

came to his death from a gun shot wound, said gun being in the hands of Jose Vailpando, and the shooting being done with murderous and felonious intent

No Jury
found dead in saloon from the effects of morphine to which he was addicted
Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 10 
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: black
Hair Color: black
Mexican 


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





blank







blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer





Coroner J T Brewer







Coroner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

5/25/1901





8/13/1901







9/30/1901
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Smith Harry E. Smith





Vailpando Dionaca Vailpando







Waggoner Buck Waggoner
Pg. 11
Location of Inquest

No inquest





Durango, Colo









No inquest
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





Durango
do
do
do
do
do




blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





John Alexander
J W Veitch
Joe Grantham
S A Young
William Wride
Chas Fleck




blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Fran's Stock





Martha Lechner
Emma Trimmer
Dr. J E Prewitt
Jno Ruble
John Mathews
Victor Coulson




blank


Witness' Occupation

blank





Waitress
do
Physician
Locomotive Fireman
Section foreman
Engineer




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Verdict of Jury

Came to his death by gunshot wound inflicted by himself. No jury


That the deceased came to his death by means unknown to this Jury. That from the evidence of the witnesses given before us, we are unable to state the cause of death.

Found dead. Death caused by old age and dissipation. No jury.
Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 10 1/2
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: dark"





Sex: female
Height: tall
Complexion: dark 
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: dark

Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





nothing of any value









blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer





Coroner J T Brewer









Coroner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

09/01/1901





10/31/1901









12/15/1901
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Lumpkin Albert Lumpkin





Sullivan Ed R Sullivan









Mother Green
Pg. 12
Location of Inquest

No inquest
Witness' Place
of Residence

Inquest unnecessary


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Inquest unnecessary
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Inquest unnecessary


Witness' Occupation

blank
Verdict of Jury

Deceased was mining coal at Porter Mine when a rock dropped from what is known as a "pot hole" in the roof.
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner J T Brewer
Date of Inquest

12/14/1901
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Rosetta Peter Rosetta
Pg. 13 (only one entry on this page)
Location of Inquest

No inquest












No inquest














No inquest
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank












blank














Upper Florida
(Transcriber note: apparently referencing the decedent)​

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

None












None














blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank












blank














blank


Witness' Occupation

Miner
(Transcriber's note: apparently the decedent's occupation)








None














Farmer
(Transcriber's note: apparently the decedent's occupation)
Verdict of Jury

None












None














None
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 5 ft 7 in
Complexion: fair
Eye Color: blue grey
Hair Color: grey








Sex: female
Height: 5-4
Complexion: blond
Eye Color: grey
Hair Color: flaxen










Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft 2 in
Complexion: fair
Eye Color: grey
Hair Color: light



Inventory of
Personal Effects

of no value
to be sent to wife and dauter 
Denver, Colo. by Pete Peterson.








of no value
to be sent to her mother if requested.Will be held till friends claim them.










None except what rightfully belonged to father & mother, he living at home. Funeral charges be secured by them.
Remarks or
Other Notes

Buried city free ground as per Hoods plot. Died of old age aided by indulgence in strong drink. Deemed not necessary to hold inquest. 
Coroner A.F. Hood
(Additional note added by transcriber: Hood Mortuary index says he was 75 years old)

Died by cutting her jugular vein with pocket knife - positive evidence that she done this deed herself without aid. To have held inquest would have been folly. 
Coroner A.F. Hood
(Additional note added by transcriber: Hood Mortuary index is transcribed as saying Annie F Cavrrett, 32 years old)

Body buried at Bayfield Colo Feb 6th.
Died of his own hand by gun shot wound instrument being 44 colt revolver. Bullet entered just above right ear & back of right temple ranging to the back & on level of lobe of left ear shattering skull & scattering brains.
Death instantaneous.
Coroner A.F. Hood

Date of Inquest

01/24/1902
(Note: This was date of death)









01/27/1902
(Note: This was date of death)











02/04/1902
(Note: This was date of death)
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Phears T D Phears












Cavnette Mrs. Annie F Cavnette
Alias Annie Van Camp













Rains Columbus W Rains
Pg. 14 
Location of Inquest

Durango









Durango, Colo






Geo Bent's Ranch
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango
unknown
"
"
"
Durango




Durango
"





Ignacio
"
"
"

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

A. E. Brown
Thomas Owen
C. F. Howard
J. W. Olinger (note on record says, "not plain")
O. Monteith
A. M. Heuloth



A. D. Leines
H. D. McBride
E. D. Samain
A. E. Brown
F. W. Wilkerson
Frank Wride

W. R. Hall
John Wesch
D. Salazar
S. Salazar
A. J. Rodriguez
Pedro Martine
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

John Burk
James Nolan
John Murphy
Chris Featherston
Henry McGiveny
Tom Lang




A. F. Hood
Elease Evans, adopted daughter of Mrs. Fury




Henry Tree
Robert Burch
Cyrus Grove
Peap
Mrs. Quin Quash


Witness' Occupation

boy, none
none
"
"
"
"




undertaker
none





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Verdict of Jury

James O'Brien came to his death by being hit on the head with some blunt instrument in the hands of some person or persons to the jurors unknown

That the said Mattie Fury came to her death from an overdoes of chloroform without suicidal intent

That the said Gallino or Quin Quash came to his death by a gun shot wound at the hand of "Snake" (an Indian) with intent to kill & without provocation
Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height: 5 11
Complexion: light
Eye Color: gray
Hair Color: dark





Sex: Female 
Height: 5 7
Complexion: light 
Eye Color: gray
Hair Color: golden


Sex: Male
Height: 5 10
Complexion: Ute Indian
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: black



Inventory of
Personal Effects

50 cents









$2.15 cash
3 rings
watch locket
given to her husband



none, buried with him
Remarks or
Other Notes

supposed to be ?ish & born Boston or Lowell Mass
has been at El Passo (sic) Tex.
Coroner A. F. Hood




Coroner A. F. Hood






Indian from White River Utes

Date of Inquest

6/16/1902









6/18/1902






9/19/1902
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

O'Brien James O'Brien
(Note on record says, 
"supposed to be")







Franz Mrs. Martha Fury






Quash Quin Quash
Pg. 15 
Location of Inquest

None










None








Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango, Colo










Durango Colo 
for short time
a stranger






Durango Colo
"
"
"
"

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

None










None








W.D. Hicks
Geo Sherer
Chas Kiel
Arthur A Miller
W.H. Skidmore Dr.
Edward Bryan
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

None










None








G.W. Dennison
J.W. Colson
Alix Morrison
?.J. Lyons
W.A. Iodivich ?


Witness' Occupation

Waiter










Blacksmith








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Verdict of Jury

None










None








Regular form. We do say that he met his death by being crushed between 2 cars accidentally while attempting a coupling at D.& R.G. R.R. yards at Durango Colo.
Description of Deceased

Sex: male
Height: 5'7"
Complexion: Chinees (sic)
Eye Color: black
Hair Color: black






Sex: male
Height: 5-9
Complexion: light or fair 
Eye Color: blue
Hair Color: dark & gray
age about 60
spare built or slim
wore mustache

Sex: male
Height: 5-9
Complexion: fair 
Eye Color: blue gray
Hair Color: light auburn



Inventory of
Personal Effects

None except 1/4 interest in horse shoe restaurant & 9.15 in money.







none








1 watch & chain
cash 23.10
1 bank book
Denver Savings Bank
1 bank book
Wilmington Del 
savings bank
trunk & clothes
1 beneficiary certificate
no 97408
Remarks or
Other Notes

Buried Lot 13 tier 22 
Blk 23
Found dead in horse shoe restaurant. Died of heart failure according to certificate made out by Dr. F E Prewitt. 7.15 left in hands of owner of restaurant.
Coroner A.F. Hood 

Turned over to T.E. Peterson for bo
Died of heart failure & alcoholism combined
Coroner A.F. Hood




Body moved to Durango Undertaking Co. rooms
Body relieved of personal effects before coroner was notified
Coroner A.F. Hood

Date of Inquest

11/21/1902










11/21/1902








12/20/1902
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Ping Charles Louis Wu Ping










Crocket David Crocket








Toursky F.J. Toursky
(Transcriber note: I believe this is Frank Tursky or Frank Turetsky of Wilmington, Delaware)
Pg. 16
Location of Inquest

none
examined








none






none
Witness' Place
of Residence

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Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

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Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

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Witness' Occupation

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Verdict of Jury

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Description of Deceased

Sex: female
Height: 5 3
Complexion: colored
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: dark





Sex: Male
Height: 5 5
Complexion: colored
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: dark


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

none









blank






blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

not deemed necessary to hold inquest kill herself by overdose of Morphine in Blumb building her sister Annie Bradley too posession of her Personal effcts clothes not of no value
Coroner A. F. Hood

stabed by colored man as will be found by papers in hands of dist attorney
no Personal Effects
Coroner A. F. Hood

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Date of Inquest

6/2/1903









7/29/blank






7/29/1904
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Cloy Sadie Cloy









Epperson Albert E. Epperson
allias Dr. Edwards
mother at Longmont, Colo




Epperson Albert E. Epperson
Void
Pg. 17
Location of Inquest

no inquest held





no inquest held





no inquest held
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





blank





blank

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





blank





blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

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Witness' Occupation

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Verdict of Jury

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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

none





blank





blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

examined
Coroner A.F. Hood




Coroner A.F. Hood





investigated & died from effects of childbirth
Coroner Dr. J.W. Lackey

Date of Inquest

02/15/1904





07/04/1904





no date
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Nevill Dan Nevill
(Transcriber note: There is a Dan Neville in the Hood Mortuary index, DOD 02/15/1904, age 32)


Gernand John Gernand
(Transcriber note: There is a Johan Germand in the Hood Mortuary index, DOD 07/03/1904, buried in Greenmount)

Godfrey Mrs. Al Godfrey
Pg. 18
Location of Inquest

no inquest held





Durango






Hood's Morgue
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





Dgo
"
"




(filled with overflow witness names)

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

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W.S. Croke
D.P. Ritter
Geo Dick
Geo Worten
Geo Olbert
O N Dalton

Sam'l Johnson
Jas. J. Gorman
Oswald Link
John Hannon
Chris D. Casad
Jos. O'Brien
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

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Mrs. Morgan
Jennie Burwell
Dr. Hood




J.M. Asher
John Hartman
Dr. H.C. Turrell
W.H. Wigglesworth
W.J. Boyle
C.L. Fowler
C.B. Hutchings
J.H. Turrell
S.H. Thompson
John Brones
W. T. Darlington
Thos. Rockwood
Rich'd Cram
M. Moran
W.C. Rudersdorf
Dr. L.C. Hurd
D B Hayes
Pat Quash
T.C. Graden
C.E. Allen
Geo Goodman
Dr. Le Furgey
C. Devine


Witness' Occupation

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blank






blank
Verdict of Jury

blank





Death by poison






That the said W.J. Thompson came to his death on Main Avenue on the sidewalk near the front of the El Moro saloon in Durango as the result of gunshot wounds received from a gun in the hands of Jesse C. Stansel.
Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion:
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: f
Height: 5-5
Complexion: br
Eye Color: br
Hair Color: br


Sex: male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: dark  
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: blk



Inventory of
Personal Effects

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none






Personal effects surrendered to Mrs. Thompson, wife of deceased, without inventory.
Remarks or
Other Notes

Suicide from strychnine poisoning. Autopsy prepared by coroner.
Coroner Dr. J W Lackey


Coroner J W Lackey






Coroner J W Lackey
Date of Inquest

10/17/1905





06/28/1905






01/09/1906
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

White Mrs Eva L White
(Transcriber's note: Hood Mortuary index states date of death as 10/15/1905, buried in Greenmount)


Freeman Alise Freeman






Thompson W J Thompson
Pg. 19
Location of Inquest

Hood's Morgue, Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

Hesperus

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

J. S. Hawkins
J. M. Crawford
A. E. Camplin
W. S. Croke
E. C. Laithe
Jno. O'Brine
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Jno. Ent
C. J. Brinkerhoff

Witness' Occupation

Ranch
Verdict of Jury

That said James Hardes came to his death as the result of a gunshot wound inflicted accidentally by Roy Slade
Description of Deceased

Sex: M
Height: 5-7
Complexion: Dk
Eye Color: Br
Hair Color: Blue



Inventory of
Personal Effects

Effects of no value
Remarks or
Other Notes

Given Parents
Coroner J W Lackey
Date of Inquest

9/5/1906
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Hardes James Hardes
Pg. 20 (only one entry on this page)
Location of Inquest

Goodman's morgue











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Hoods Mortuary room
Witness' Place
of Residence

Durango Colo
"
"
"








Durango Colo





Durango
"
"
Dolores
"
Durango
"

Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

J Townsend
Edward Laithe
Frank Hoover
J E Hannon
Bernado Sanchez







Run over by engine no inquest held




Wm Wickline
E W Dobbs
C Z Knight
Robt Carter
Wm Sease
C E Newton
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

Ray Goodman
Lebrado Serna
Jennie Martinez
Elizabeth Wilson








none





W W McEwen
John Haggart
B J Ochsner
Minnie Morrison
Dudley Morrison
Fuller Hood
H C Lefurgey

Witness' Occupation

Painter
Laborer
School teacher
Stenographer








miner





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Verdict of Jury

The said Manuel Aragon came to his death from the effects of a gun shot wound at the hands of a party or parties unknown & we further believe the said wound was inflicted with felinous (sic) intent.

none





George Morrison came to his death at Durango Colo La Plata Co june 19 1907 that his death was caused by a gunshot wound inflicted on or near Dove Creek Dolores County Colo on June 14 1907 by William Hinton alias William Jackson
Description of Deceased

Sex: M
Height: 5 ft 6 in
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: dark







Sex: M
Height: 5-6
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: "
Hair Color: "

Sex: Male
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: light
Eye Color: brown
Hair Color: light



Inventory of
Personal Effects

1 pr shoes
1 razor
1 watch &
old letters








nothing





nothing
Remarks or
Other Notes

(body) in possession of undertaker
Coroner H C Lefurgey









Coroner H C Lefurgey





Coroner H C Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

02/04/1907











04/16/1907





06/19/1907
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Aragon Manuel Aragon











Balloy Stephen Balloy





Morrison George Morrison
Pg. 21
Location of Inquest

Hesperus Colo










Goodmans Undertaking Room









Goodmans Undertaking room
Witness' Place
of Residence

Hesperus
"

"







Durango
"
"
"
"
"
"




Durango
"
"
"
"
"


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

W.A. Stewart
D.E. Kight
G.W. Gilmore
O.R. Roberts
T.C. Walton
S.H. Smith






W.S. Croke
W.A. Perry
George Dick
C Z Knight
George Weaver
S M Campbell





C Z Knight
E W Dobbs
H Clapp
C A Lemmon
J E Stansbury
Dan Cummins
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

James Stranthers
Edgar Boyd
Mike Loncavich
John Egger







M Morris
John Sali
John Haggart
B.J. Ochsner
F. Zance
Mrs. F. Zance
Chas Pasternak




John Haggart
F D Martin
Katherine Archeluta
Arammita Atencio
Aluto Atencio
Maxino Montoya
Witness' Occupation

Miner
"

"







blank










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Verdict of Jury

That Carmine Dolis came to his death by an accident in the Hesperus coal mine caused by the falling of loose(?) rock due to carlesness (sic) on the fault of the deceased.

That we are unable from the evidence presented to determine where how by whom or the cause of the death of said infant or that said death was caused by any person or persons.

That Feusto Salas came to his death from gunshot wounds inflicted from the gun in the hands of Santiago Gardunio.
Description of Deceased

Sex: M
Height: 5-6 
Complexion: Dark
Eye Color: Blk
Hair Color: Blk






Sex: Female
Height: 
Complexion: Infant
Eye Color: -
Hair Color: 






Sex: M
Height: 5-10 
Complexion: dark 
Eye Color: dark
Hair Color: dark



Inventory of
Personal Effects

Nothing










blank










Nothing
Remarks or
Other Notes

Buried at Hesperus Colo
Coroner H.C. Lefurgey









Coroner H.C. Lefurgey










No coroner listed
Date of Inquest

06/04/1907










07/13/1907










07/24/1907
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Dolis Carmine Dolis










Kastelic Infant of Mary Kastelic










Salas Fuso Salas
Pg. 22
Location of Inquest

No inquest held





Geo Goodman






D??
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





Dgo
"
"




Dgo
"
"
"
"


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

None





Chas Fleck
Geo Wertin
A E Knapp
Herman Hanno
J J McKinnon
Robt Cortz

Wm Degenhart
R W Burroughs
Wm Wickline
E W Dobbs
Horace Klapp
C J Knight
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





Jim Bernard
Ralph Burrows
J Stansbury Jr.




Joe H Weinig
Kilian Weinig
Mrs. Jake Fritz
Witness' Occupation

blank 





Lab
"
"
"



blank
Verdict of Jury

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That the said J B Stansbury came to his death accidentally by being run over by a lumber wagon

That the deceased Mrs. Amelia Walters came to her death by accidental drowning
Description of Deceased

Sex: M
Height: 5-6
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: "
Hair Color: "

Sex: M
Height: 6 ft
Complexion: gray
Eye Color: "
Hair Color: "


Sex: F
Height: 5-6
Complexion: dark
Eye Color: "
Hair Color: "



Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





nothing






nothing
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner H G Lefurgey





Coroner H G Lefurgey






no coroner noted
Date of Inquest

7/30/1907





9/14/1907






10/11/1907
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Mason Leonard Mason





Stansbury John Stansbury






Walters Mrs. Amelia Walters
Pg. 23
Location of Inquest

No inquest held





No inquest held






No inquest held
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





blank






blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





blank






blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





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blank
Witness' Occupation

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blank
Verdict of Jury

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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

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blank






blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner H C Lefurgey





Coroner H C Lefurgey






Body found in river near Mexican Flats.
Coroner H C Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

09/07/1907





09/04/1908
(Transcriber note: this should probably be 1907)

09/16/1908
(Transcriber note: this should be 1907)
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Kosak Jerry Kosak
(Transcriber note: notice of death by smelter accident in the Durango Wage Earner, 09/05/1907, page 4)


Infant of Louis Bat***d






Cook Rose Cook

Pg. 24
Location of Inquest

No inquest held






No inquest held





No inquest held
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank






blank





blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank






blank





blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank






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blank
Witness' Occupation

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blank
Verdict of Jury

blank






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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

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blank





blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Body found in river near Mexican Flats.
Coroner H C Lefurgey




Shot by Henry Ives (accidentally)
Coroner H.C. Lefurgey



Coroner H.C. Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

09/16/1908
(Transcriber note: this should probably be 1907)

10/14/1907





10/28/1907
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Cook Chas Cook






Hannah Robt Hannah





Infant of Henry Preuss
(Transcriber's note: I believe the child's name was Henry and his father was Adolph.)

Pg. 25
Location of Inquest

Durango, Colo





No inquest held






No inquest held
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





blank






blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

Names of jury on file in County Clerk's Office.




blank






blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





blank






blank
Witness' Occupation

blank





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blank
Verdict of Jury

On file at County Clerk's Office.




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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

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blank






blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner H C Lefurgey





Coroner H C Lefurgey






Coroner H C Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

10/03/1907





01/13/1908






03/16/1908
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Walker Joseph Walker





McGuigan Patrick McGuigan






Gorman Ed Gorman

Pg. 26
Location of Inquest

No inquest held





No inquest held






Durango
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





blank






blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





blank






Verdict on file in County Clerk's Office
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





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blank
Witness' Occupation

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Verdict of Jury

blank





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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 


Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

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blank






blank
Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner H C Lefurgey





Fell to bottom of well.
Coroner H C Lefurgey





Coroner H C Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

01/15/1908





03/05/1908






04/16/1908
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Unterberger Frank Unterberger





Redding C W Redding
(Transcriber's note: Charles W Redding)




Williams C A Williams

Pg. 27
Location of Inquest

Durango





No inquest held
Witness' Place
of Residence

blank





blank


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

On file at County Clerks Office




blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank





blank

Witness' Occupation

blank





blank

Verdict of Jury

blank





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Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 

Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

blank





blank

Remarks or
Other Notes

Coroner H.C. Lefurgey





Coroner H.C. Lefurgey
Date of Inquest

05/17/1907
(Transcriber's note:The year is probably supposed to be 1908)

07/1907
(Transcriber's note:The year is probably supposed to be 1908)
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Lucero Agapito Lucero





Halpaus Paul Halpaus

Pg. 28
Location of Inquest

None








None








None
Witness' Place
of Residence

Florida Mesa








Mex. Flat








2nd Ave btw
8 & 9th Sts


Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank








blank








blank
Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank








blank








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Witness' Occupation

Farmer








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Verdict of Jury

no inquest








blank








blank
Description of Deceased

Sex: 
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 




Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 




Sex: 
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

none








none








none
Remarks or
Other Notes

cause of death investigated pronounced tuberculosis & catarrh of stomach
No attending physician was found dead in bed at home 
Coroner Geo Goodman

Invesitgated
No physician in attendance
Examination by Dr. Hurd. Pronounced pneumonia
Lived in Mex. flat
Coroner Geo Goodman

Found dead in bed. No doctor. Examined by Dr. Lingenfelter pronounded Tuberculosis
Coroner Geo Goodman
Date of Inquest

1/21/1909








1/25/1909








3/6/1909
Name of Deceased
(Last, First, Middle, Last)

Todd Clarence Todd








Duran Tomosito Del Refufio Duran








Clark Bert O. Clark

Pg. 29
Location of Inquest

None










None















None
Witness' Place
of Residence

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Names of Jury
(First, Middle, Last)

blank










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Witnesses
(First, Middle, Last)

blank










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Witness' Occupation

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Verdict of Jury

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Description of Deceased

Sex: Male
Height:
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 






Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 











Sex: Male
Height: 
Complexion: 
Eye Color: 
Hair Color: 



Inventory of
Personal Effects

none










blank















blank
Remarks or