Pueblo County, Colorado
Colorado Insane Asylum

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Babbitt, Helen
dietician helper, spouse widow of Wylie residence: 805 E 8th 1948, City Directory page 37 State Hospital

Baber, Maude
cook, 1921 Directory

Baca, Pete Anton
Pete Anton Baca - Huerfano World - August 2, 1990 - A former Walsenburg resident, Pete Anton Baca, died Tuesday, July 24, 1990, at the home of his step-daughter, Angie Cisneros in Pueblo. Mr. Baca was retired from the Colorado State Hospital where he was employed several years. Survivors include two daughters, Maria Mae Baca and Ann Maxwell, Las Cruces, NM; two sons, James Samuel Baca and Pete Baca Jr., Pueblo; four sisters, Roselia Ruiz and Vera Sierra, Walsenburg; Allie Arecher, Marysville, CA and Julia Aguilar, Vaughn, NM; a brother, George Baca, Denver; his devoted friend, Mary Gonzales, Pueblo, 29 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Mr. Baca was cremated at his request. A memorial service was held at Angelus Chapel in Pueblo on July 26.

Baccarella, Ben
Ben Baccarella - Pueblo Chieftain - October 06, 1998 - Ben Baccarella, 69, of Pueblo, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 5, 1998. He was a retired employee of CF&I where he put in 29 years of service. He also worked at the Colorado State Hospital for 11 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Ben was an avid fisherman, he loved the outdoors and was an enthusiastic Bronco fan. Survived by his wife of 45 years, Waunita Baccarella- children, Alan (Sheryl) Baccarella and Deborah Whittmore- grandchildren, Thomas and Timothy Baccarella, Colby and Jenna Whittmore- sisters, Ann (Dom) Radosta, Flo Folkert, Rose Denman, Mary Blair and Nancy (Bob) Cass- dear friend, Marge Mastrini and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosa and Gaetano Baccarella and sister, Angelina Gherna. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. Wednesday. Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Adrian Comer Garden Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Pius X Catholic Church, with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Donations may be made in Ben's memory to the American Cancer Society, 720 N. Main, Pueblo, Alzheimer's Association, 1201 W. Abriendo Ave., Building A, Pueblo, Colo., 81004, or the American Parkinson's Disease Association, 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4-B, Staton Island, N.Y., 10305.

Bailey, E. D.
supervisor, 1930 Directory

Bailey, E.D.
nurse, 1923 directory

Bailey, Edward D
supervisor, spouse husband of Leona B residence: 412 Park dr 1948, City Directory page 38 State Hospital

Bailey, Leona B.
supervisor, 1930 Directory

Bailey, Leona Mrs
supervisor, residence: 412 Park dr 1948, City Directory page 38 State Hospital

Bair, Sadie
domestic, 1904 City Directory

Baker, Ernest L.
Ernest L. Baker - Pueblo Chieftain - February 23, 2006 - Ernest L. Baker, 87, born April 10, 1918, in Atlantic, Iowa, passed away Feb. 21, 2006, in Beulah. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Margaret E. Baker; two brothers and two sisters. Survived by his children, Dale (Gloria) Baker, Glenn A. Baker and Susan E. Lehrer, all of Beulah. Also survived by brother, Donald D. Baker, Omaha, Neb.; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Ernest was a Purple Heart recipient of WWII, wounded at Tunisia Faid Pass. He retired from the Colorado State Hospital, was a Beulah resident for 47 years and a member of the Beulah Valley Baptist Church. Service, 1 p.m. - Pueblo Chieftain - February 25, 2006 -, Beulah Valley Baptist Church.

Baker, Helen M.
nurse, 1923 directory

Baker, John
nurse, 1919 Directory

Baldwin, Lloyd
attendant, spouse husband of Sylvia M residence: 1903 E 3d 1948, City Directory page 39 State Hospital

Bales, Howard W.
son race: W sex: M age: 3 mos marital:S place of birth: Colorado occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bales, Mabel J.
wife race: W sex: F age: 18 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: none source: 1920 census

Bales, Phalas C.
worker race: W sex: M age: 20 marital:M place of birth: Iowa occupation: cook source: 1920 census

Ball, Charles W.
worker race: W sex: M age: 37 marital:S place of birth: Arkansas occupation: fireman source: 1920 census

Ball, Charles W.
nurse, 1919 Directory

Ball, James T.
worker race: W sex: M age: 43 marital:S place of birth: Arkansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Ball, James T.
nurse, 1919 Directory

Ball, Myrtle Mrs
attendant, residence: 1101 W. 13th 1948, City Directory page 39 State Hospital

Banning, Mattye K
attendant, residence: 702 W. Abriendo av 1948, City Directory page 40 State Hospital

Barber, Bonnie
domestic, 1919 Directory

Barber, Leticia
nurse, 1923 directory

Barber, Maude
cook, 1919 Directory

Barber, Velma Faye
Velma Faye Barber - Pueblo Chieftain - June 27, 2006 - Velma Faye Barber, 77, passed away on June 22, 2006, in Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Dean Barber; son, Dennis; parents, Vernie and Pearl Armstrong; brothers, Robert and Max; sisters, Dorothy and Elizabeth. Survived by her children, Mike of Commerce City, Steven (Kathy), David and Karen, all of Pueblo; grandchildren, Neuman, Amy, Kris and Victoria; great-grandchildren, Kirk and Terra; brothers, Floyd Armstrong of Pueblo, Cecil (Katie) Armstrong of Olney Springs; sisters, Marjorie (Mel) Heidt of Denver, Ethel (Roy) Stamps of Washington and Gladys Freeman of Idaho; sister-in-law, Ruth Armstrong; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Faye was born on Oct. 22, 1928, in Olney Springs, Colo. She retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a senior psychiatric technician. Memorial service, 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St.

Barger, Theresa
office clerk, residence: 753 W Abriendo av 1948, City Directory page 41 State Hospital

Barlett, Albert L.
Roomer gender M race W age 34 marital status S birthplace Missouri occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Barnes , William G.
nurse, 1923 directory

Barnes, Audrey Mae
Audrey Mae Barnes - Pueblo Chieftain - October 02, 1997 - Audrey Mae Barnes, 69, of Canon City died Sept. 30, 1997. She was born on March 26, 1928, in Sidney, Neb., to Roy and Bonnie Waters, and was raised in New Castle, Colo. Mrs. Barnes was retired from the Colorado State Hospital in Pueblo. She and her late husband, Fred, built and operated the Barnes Greenhouse in Canon City for approximately 15 years until their retirement in 1986. Mrs. Barnes was a life member and past Royal Matron of Laurel Court No. 16, Order of the Amaranth of Pueblo, a member of Canon City Chapter No. 21, Order of the Eastern Star and had been a member of Daughters of the Nile of Pueblo. She was also very involved with Fred in many other Masonic and Al Kaly Shrine organizations and had helped serve the Masonic Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner for the public since 1988. She was also a council member of Bethel No. 41 of Canon City, of the International Order of Job's Daughters. She was married to Frederick E. Barnes on April 2, 1947, in Raton, N.M. and this past April celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mrs. Barnes is survived by son, Gerald Barnes and daughter, Sheryl (Garen) Landrum, all of Canon City. She is also survived by grandchildren, Michelle (Rick) Salaz and three great-granddaughters of Colorado Springs, Steven Barnes and two great-grandsons of Pueblo, and Misti and Brandi Landrum of Canon City- sister, LaVere (Mel) Ames of Eureka, Calif.- brothers-in-law, George (Mary) Barnes and Lewis Barnes, all of Pueblo, Darrell (Jean) Barnes of Colorado Springs- and a sister-in-law, Betty Jo (Kenny) Trotter of Longview, La.- and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 10 days by her husband, Frederick Eugene Barnes- a son, Frederick Wayne" Barnes in March 1968, both parents and a sister, Eugenia Marshall. s will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, with Rev. Dennis Sillaman of Canon City officiating. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Canon City. Viewing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Because of her dedication to the many organizations she belonged to, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hearing Impaired Kids Endowment (HIKE) fund through Job's Daughters to help fund hearing devices for children in Colorado. Arrangements by Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth.

Barnes, Homer
worker race: W sex: M age: 25 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Barnes, Jessie M.
nurse, 1919 Directory

Barnes, Jessie M.
worker race: W sex: F age: 25 marital:M place of birth: Kansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Barnett, Notra F.
worker race: W sex: F age: 22 marital:S place of birth: Arkansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Barnhart, C. R.
fireman, 1919 Directory

Barnhart, C. R.
engineer, 1921 Directory

Barnhart, C. Ross
engineer, 1923 directory

Barnhart, Charles R.
worker race: W sex: M age: 38 marital:D place of birth: Kansas occupation: fireman source: 1920 census

Barrett, Mattie
nurse, Woodcroft, 1913 City Directory

Barth, Edith
nurse, 1923 directory

Bartlett, Alice
dietitian helper, spouse widow of Joseph H residence: 916 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Bartlett, Clara V
Clara V. Bartlett - Pueblo Chieftain - March 19, 2003 - Clara V. Bartlett, 77, passed away March 18, 2003. She is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Raymond L. Bartlett; and parents, Melvin Frederick and Lena Richardson. She is survived by her children, Carol (Jerry) Hunter, Allan J. Bartlett and Douglas M. Bartlett; grandchildren, Dena Hunter Truman, Tiffany Hunter and Elise Howland; great-grandchild, Melea Krabach; siblings, Dorothy (Paul) Kovach, Shirley Standfill and Albert Richardson; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. Clara retired from Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as a registered nurse. She was a beloved mother and sister and hero to all who knew her. Her inspiration in our lives will carry forward through the many generations who were blessed by her presence, her guidance and her example. She devoted her retirement to caring for her husband and her family, including her circle of friends, bingo buddies and slot-playing pals. Clara would have us all to know: only the good is real. She was good to all of us. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Reception to follow chapel service at Imperial Reception Hall.

Barton, Julia
nurse, 1921 Directory

Bass, J. W.
nurse, 1923 directory

Bate, Mildred
dietary dept, residence: basement 540 Acero av 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Bate, Royal
dietary dept, spouse husband of Mildred residence: basement 540 Acero av 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Bates, Emma L
storeroom, residence: 318 W. Corona av 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Batson, Clemmie
worker race W gender F month born January year born 1872 age 28 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation laundress source : 1900 census

Batson, Clemmie
laundress, 1898 City Directory

Batson, Clemmie
Denver Evening Post 1-22-1899 – Feeling Shows in Asylum Inquiry – Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 21 – The investigation by the joint legislative committee into the affairs of the state insane asylum is now beginning to warm up… Former Lady Attendant Heard >From Again – Mrs. Sadie Fisher was called. Mrs. Fisher was supervisoress of the female building, and she is a good looking young woman. She wore a chic new bonnet and was tastefully dressed in brown. As in the case of Dr. Thombs, Mrs. Fisher's testimony before the investigating committee of the board of charities and corrections was accepted by the committee, the members taking turns in reading it to the witness. Mrs. Fisher made several minor corrections. She testified substantially, that she came to Pueblo from Clarinda, Iowa, after having worked in asylums at Lincoln and Hastings, Neb. As supervisoress she found a lamentable and surprising state of affairs. She did not pretend to live up to the rules, as her predecessor, Mrs. Martin, told her that it was impossible to try to create order. Miss Carrie Jones had attacked her openly, abusing and insulting her; the patients were unruly, and the attendants left whenever they wished without reporting. She complained continually to Dr. Thombs about the food. It was wormy and of poor quality. Witness made a direct charge that Dr. Thombs had straight jackets and handcuffs applied by the attendants and while much cruelty was practiced, Dr. Thombs never took any steps to remedy it, because he did not care. She also asserted that patients died without its being discovered for several hours. The only exercise given the female patients was to take them for a walk on the lawn. This was done nearly every evening in the summer months. Mrs. Fisher Kept a Diary of Asylum Events – Attorney (Mortimer F.) Taylor at 6 o'clock began a sharp cross-examination of Mrs. Fisher, aimed to destroy the damaging effect of her testimony. The attorney asked, and the witness admitted that she had kept notes of all these occurrences of which she testified. She realized there would come a time when they would be needed. She began making notes last May. “What did you contemplate using them for? Were you preparing for an investigation?” “Yes.” “You made them so you would have something definite when called upon; hadn't you made up your mind to bring up this investigation?” Without a tremor Mrs. Fisher turned to the attorney. “Yes, I was convinced it was my duty.” The witness said that the ones insulting and abusing her were Miss Mock, Miss Carrie Jones, attendants, and Miss Batson, the laundress. It became so unbearable that she told Dr. Thombs if he did not settle it she would go to the board. “Who is Mr. Hoyt of Clarinda, Iowa?” “The superintendent of the asylum there.” “Did you not have the same trouble there that you have had here?” “No, it is not true, and I can prove it.” Witness emphatically denied that she had been asked to resign by Superintendent Hoyt… Witness repeated that the nurses and attendants frequently went away, locking the doors, seeking amusement themselves and leaving the wards alone and unattended. After describing how supplies were dumped in the middle of the halls and carelessly left alone, witness said that Dr. Thombs never talked to her while supervisoress, but her work was always satisfactory. She had time to watch the visits of Dr. Thombs and noted the same. “I could tell more than this,” said Mrs. Fisher… A Question Drew Tears From the Witness – “Is it not a fact that Dr. Thombs is a kind man; that he did not mean such a remark seriously, and that he afterwards tried to adjust troubles in the female ward?” Witness had tears in her eyes when she replied that personally she had nothing against Dr. Thombs. She said she thought Dr. Thombs should have discharged either Miss Jones or herself, but she did not feel like resigning as she needed the position…

Batson, Clemmie
Denver Evening Post 1-24-1899 – Asylum Inquisitors Down to Hard Pan – Pueblo, Jan. 24 – What will probably be the last day of the insane asylum investigation by the legislative committee began this morning with a denunciation by Attorney (Mortimer F.) Taylor, who, in vigorous language, characterized the examination of witnesses as “bullyragging,” and of such an illegal nature that 90 per cent of the testimony taken would be thrown out of an ordinary justice court… Story of the Laundress – Miss Clemmie Batson, the laundress for the female department, followed Mr. Loor. Miss Batson testified that when the nurses went away on vacations they took turns for each other, doing double work. She had relieved Miss Mock. It was an onerous position to take care of a ward of forty-eight patients. Witness kept no list or record of the clothes passing through her hands. In her opinion the laundry needed two washing machines, a wringer and mangle, such as are used in a steam laundry. At present 1,000 to 1,500 pieces of linen and clothes are washed every week by hand. The committee adjourned at this point until 8 o'clock. Miss Batson was recalled to the stand at that hour and on cross examination by Attorney Taylor testified that she had told Mrs. Sadie Fisher that she would go with her at any time before the board of commissioners, but would tell a story that would make any charges she might bring entirely ineffective. “Mrs. Fisher did not go to the girls in a ladylike manner,” said Miss Batson. “She said, 'You do this and do that; if you don't I'll work the commissioners and have you discharged.' “ Witness said Mrs. Fisher was continually trying to create mischief.

Batten, Ellen
worker race: W sex: F age: 33 marital:D place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Batten, Ellen
nurse, 1919 Directory

Batten, Ellen
nurse, 1921 Directory

Bauer, Frances
dietary dept, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Baugh, Henry M
laundryman, spouse husband of Dora residence: 701 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 43 State Hospital

Baysniger, B. H.
nurse, 1913 City Directory

Bayuk, Jean Frances
Jean Frances Bayuk - Pueblo Chieftain - July 21, 1998 - Jean Frances Bayuk, 86, of Pueblo, passed away July 17, 1998. Mrs. Bayuk was born June 20, 1912, in Pueblo, and had lived here all her life. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Bayuk- son, Robert F. Bayuk- her parents, John and Josephine (Sporar) Merhar- sisters and brothers, Josephine Erjavec, John Merhar (baby), Joe Merhar, John F. Merhar, Frank Merhar, Emil Merhar, Stephanie Showalter, and Bill Merhar. She is survived by her brother, Ed Merhar of California- children, Jack (Phyllis) Bayuk of Pueblo, and Arleen (Don) Podschweit of Illinois- grandchildren, Donald (Teri) Podschweit Jr., Derek (Leslie) Bayuk, and Renae Wilkinson- and numerous great-grandchildren- nieces and nephews. Mrs. Bayuk was born with a strong will, wonderful sense of humor, and a kind and loving heart, and especially loved her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Pius Church, Bishop's Guild, KSKJ, and Altar and Rosary Society. Jean worked as a nurse at the State Hospital for 18 years and for several local nursing homes. She also worked for CF&I during WWII in the 40-Inch Mill as a heat chaser. Her children wish to acknowledge her best friends, Eloise Schmidt and Mary Carruth- and closest neighbors, Reba and Jim Fields. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home with rosary at 7 p.m. Graveside funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

Beagle, Florence
worker race W gender F age 30 marital status M birthplace Indiana occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Beatty, Nora
nurse, 1919 Directory

Becker, Edward
worker race W gender M month born December year born 1876 age 23 marital status S place of birth Maryland occupation fireman source : 1900 census

Bednarcik, Olive
attendant, residence: 1216 W 17th 1948, City Directory page 45 State Hospital

Beem, Ethel E.
worker race W gender F month born March year born 1872 age 28 marital status S place of birth Indiana occupation attendant source : 1900 census

Beeman, Nadene M.
Nadene M. Beeman - Pueblo Chieftain - April 21, 1999 - Nadene M. Beeman passed away April 19, 1999, in Pueblo. Nadene was born Dec. 2, 1922, in Hugo, Colo., and had lived here most of her life. She was employed as a senior psychiatric technician at the Colorado State Hospital before her retirement in 1983. Mrs. Beeman was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, her husband, Archie, and her children, Terry, David and Barbara Holt. Among her survivors are her son, Thomas (Rini) Beeman- daughter, Gail (Robert) Sibert, both of Pueblo- a daughter-in-law, Joanne Beeman, of New York- her grandchildren, Christopher Beeman, Scott Holt, Natalie Edwards, Pam Hunt, Elsa Halbeisen, Cheri Arellano, Patricia Mercer, Sean Beeman, David Beeman, Daniel Bassi and Barbara Pait- as well as 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Beeman will lie in state from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. today at the mortuary. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 1999, in the Roselawn Cemetery with Pastor Jinny Bettendorf officiating. The family will receive friends at 3119 Morris Ave. following the service.

Beery, Inez M.
Inez M. Beery - Pueblo Chieftain - September 21, 1998 - Inez M. Beery, 89, of Pueblo, passed away Sept. 18, 1998, in Garden City, Kan. Preceded in death by her husband, Leslie F. Beery- and by her sister, Mary. Beloved mother of Ardyth (Alva) Decker of Satanta, Kan., Gerie Piserchio of Pueblo, Donald W. (Vivian) Beery of Pueblo, Arthur F. (Jo) Beery of Pueblo, Leslie G. (Shirley) Beery of Pueblo, Helen (Jack) Dwier of Pueblo, Fred Beery of Wichita, Kan., and Larry E. (Margaret) Beery of Golden. Beloved grandmother of 31 grandchildren, 61 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. Also survived by her sisters, Ida Ryan of Pueblo, Velma (Don) Hayes of Grants, N.M. - and by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mrs. Beery retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1963, where she was a psychiatric technician. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, followed by interment at Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1658, Pueblo, Colo. 81002. The family will receive friends at 11 White Dove following the interment.

Bek, Frank Jr.
worker race W gender M age 21 marital status S place of birth Austria occupation kitchen helper source 1910 census

Bek, Frank Sr.
worker race W gender M age 43 marital status M place of birth Austria occupation shoe maker source 1910 census

Belcher, Erma
employee, residence: 1123 W 15th 1948, City Directory page 45 State Hospital

Bell, Grant
Roomer gender M race W age 59 marital status M birthplace Pennsylvania occupation Night Attendant source 1930 census

Bell, Louise
employee, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 45 State Hospital

Bell, Lula
employee, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 45 State Hospital

Bellitti, Bessie
Pueblo Indicator 8-16-1941 - State Hospital Feeds 5,000 - Institutions can buy all kinds of kitchen equipment built to order, but it can't get cooks that way.  Consequently the Colorado State hospital is starting its second class of apprentice cooks and plans to make it a regular feature, with two classes a year.  The hospital feeds 5,000 persons three times a day from nine kitchens.  Cooks accustomed to smaller kitchens are lost in mass meal production.  The apprentice cooks all receive six months' training and experience before becoming full-fledged cooks.  In the new class are Mrs. Mildred Peterson, Mrs. Irene Harris, Miss Lata Schroyer, Mrs. Helen Cermak, Miss Bessie Bellitti, Mrs. Jane Queen, Mrs. Genova Chandler and Mrs. Arlene Fjelstad.

Bellitti, Bessie C
employee, residence: 1436 E 10th 1948, City Directory page 46 State Hospital

Belnap, Eugenia H.
nurse, 1921 Directory

Belongy, William
employee, male, white, age 26, married, born Michigan, 1930 Woodcroft census

Bender, Charles A.
painter, 1919 Directory

Bender, Charles E.
painter, 1913 City Directory

Bennett , Eula
nurse, 1923 directory

Bennett, Billie T
attendant, residence: 2710 8th av 1948, City Directory page 46 State Hospital

Bennett, Faye Mrs
attendant, residence: 713 W 13th apt5 1948, City Directory page 46 State Hospital

Bennett, James L
attendant, spouse Faye residence: 713 W 13th apt5 1948, City Directory page 46 State Hospital

Bennett, James L.
gardener, 1898 City Directory

Bennett, James L.
Denver Evening Post 11-9-1899 – James L. Bennett Dead – Pueblo, Colo., Nov. 9 – James L. Bennett, 27 years of age, of Woodburn, Warren county, Ky., died at the Pueblo hospital yesterday of typhoid fever, after an illness of three weeks. Mr. Bennett was one of the most popular young men of this city. He came to Pueblo in 1894 to accept a position as an attendant at the state insane asylum, which position he filled until his death. His parents are both dead. The funeral services were held at 7:45 last night in the undertaking parlors. Rev. A. M. Stephenson of the First Baptist church delivered the funeral sermon before a large gathering of friends and acquaintances. The remains will be removed to Woodburn, Ky., accompanied by the brother of the deceased, W. S. Bennett, to be interred in the family burial ground.

Bennett, W. Samuel
nurse, 1898 City Directory

Benning, Louise Kaylor
Louise Kaylor Benning - Pueblo Chieftain - November 30, 1998 - Allnutt Funeral Service Greeley, Colo. Louise Kaylor Benning, formerly of 2829 Withers Street, Pueblo, Colo. Born Oct. 11, 1907, to H.H. and Annan (Bishopburger) Kaylor in Denver, Colo. Died Nov. 23, 1998, at University Park Care Center, Pueblo, Colo. She attended schools in Denver and graduated from the Colorado State Normal School (University of Northern Colorado). After graduation she taught at schools in the Eaton and Ault areas. She was married Sept. 17, 1938, to Oliver Benning. They owned a ranch for a time, then returned to Pueblo. She was employed as a dietician at the State Hospital until her retirement. She is survived by a son, Mark Benning of Pueblo- a daughter, Mrs. Carol Fertig of Wheatland, Wyo.- several grandchildren- and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, and a sister, Eva England of Denver. Burial will be in the Kaylor family plot (her mother's family) in Crown Hill Cemetery in Denver, Colo., at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Memorial funds may be contributed to the Alzheimer's Research Fund or the charity of your choice in care of Macy Chapel, 702 13th St., Greeley, Colo. 80631.

Benson, Clara J.
nurse, 1923 directory

Benson, Lucy M.
worker race: W sex: F age: 20 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Benz, Emil J
physician, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 47 State Hospital

Beocker, Fridz
nurse 1914 City Directory

Bergemann, Edith Bernice
Edith Bernice Bergemann – Pueblo Chieftain – December 29, 2009 – Edith Bernice Bergeman, 88, was born April 23, 1921. Bernice was raised in a Topeka, Kan., orphanage from the age of 7 years to 18 years. She met and married Pat Bergemann on Dec. 20, 1940. Bernice retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1983. She loved gardening, ranching, cooking and garage sales. She taught all of her daughters, daughters-in-law and sons how to cook. Her husband, partner and love of her life, Pat, took her hand on Dec. 29, 2009, to continue their journey together. Bernice was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Pat; seven brothers and four sisters. She is survived by her children, Jim (Monna) Bergemann, Patti (Frank) Lamson, Ron (Linda) Bergemann, Kay (Billy) Miller and Mel (Joyce) Bergemann. Also survived by 14 grandchildren; 40 great- grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; and brother, James Leonard Boling. In lieu of food and/or flowers, donations may be made to the Diabetes Foundation in Bernice's name through the funeral home. A private family service will take place at a later date. Please visit her memorial at www.mem.com  Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Funeral Home.

Bernard, Martha E
attendant, spouse widow of Robert E residence: 2113 Jones av 1948, City Directory page 48 State Hospital

Berry, Mamie
employee, residence: 1208 W. 18th 1948, City Directory page 48 State Hospital

Beuchat, Lee J.
Roomer gender M race W age 32 marital status S birthplace Colorado occupation Doctor source 1930 census

Beuchat, Lee J.
physician, 1930 Directory

Bickford, Bertha
supervisor, 1930 Directory

Bickford, Bertha A.
Wife - gender F race W age 29 marital status M birthplace Missouri occupation Supervisor source 1930 census

Bickford, T. W.
supervisor, 1930 Directory

Bickford, Wesley T.
head of family gender M race W age 33 marital status M birthplace Michigan occupation Supervisor source 1930 census

Bicknell , Josephine Mrs
employee, residence: 719 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 49 State Hospital

Bigelow, Aurelia Mrs
attendant, residence: 1004 W 11th 1948, City Directory page 49 State Hospital

Bigelow, Florence
nurse, 1923 directory

Bigelow, Nelson G
attendant, spouse Aurelia residence: 1004 W 11th 1948, City Directory page 49 State Hospital

Biggerstaff, J. C.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Biggerstaff, Johnson C.
head of family gender M race W age 32 marital status M birthplace Illinois occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Biggerstaff, Louella
nurse, 1930 Directory

Biggerstaff, Oma L.
Wife - gender F race W age 30 marital status M birthplace Illinois occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Bigham, Cynthia M.
Roomer gender F race W age 25 marital status S birthplace Kansas occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Billis, H. A.
assistant carpenter, 1913 City Directory

Billsland, Maggie
gender f age 25 occupation domestic servant birthplace Illinois source: 1880 census

Birch, C. W.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Birch, Carl W.
Roomer gender M race W age 25 marital status M birthplace Illinois occupation Night Attendant source 1930 census

Birkhead, Harry
attendant, spouse Lila residence: 1127 W 17th, apt3 1948, City Directory page 50 State Hospital

Birkhead, Lila Mrs
attendant, residence: 1127 W 17th, apt3 1948, City Directory page 50 State Hospital

Bishard, Esther L.
Esther L. Bishard - Pueblo Chieftain - March 12, 2002 - Age 78, a longtime resident of Pueblo, passed away March 6, 2002. Esther retired from registered nursing after serving at both Parkview Medical Center and the Colorado State Hospital. She is preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Bishard. She will be remembered by her sisters, Opal Houser and Colleene Dodson, both of Mountain Home, Ark.; nieces, Karla Houser, Lisa (Garry) Kingrey and Kenna (Mark) Matsui; nephew, Richard (Debbie) Hillman; and great-niece, Keeley Hillman. Also survived by many friends. A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2002, at the Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, 2710 N. Elizabeth. In lieu of flowers and food the family respectfully requests any donations be made to (PCC nursing scholarship).

Bishop, Allene Mrs
attendant, residence: 711 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 50 State Hospital

Bishop, Harry E.
worker race W gender M age 24 marital status S birthplace New York occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Biundo, Joseph
attendant, spouse Olga residence: 703 W 16th 1948, City Directory page 50 State Hospital

Biundo, Olga Valentina
Olga Valentina Biundo - Pueblo Chieftain - February 10, 2005 - Olga Valentina Biundo, 82, passed away Feb. 6, 2005. Olga was born Feb. 14, 1922, in Salida, Colo. Preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Biundo; and her son, James J. Biundo. Survived by her daughter, Martha L. Kinnaird (Frank); grandchildren, Donald M. Bryant (Terry) of Dallas, Mark L. Bryant (Sonia) of Englewood, Stephanie Cavallaro (Scott) of Littleton, Sonni Marbary (Frank) of Littleton; and eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by her brothers and sister, Daniel (Katherine) Granzella, Zita (John) Milder, Ralph (Esther) Granzella and Cyril (Sharon) Granzella. Special friends of Olga include doctors Gregario and Haydee Kort and their children Marcello and Gabriela. Olga was employed at Colorado State Hospital for 40 years. Memorial Mass, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, St. Pius X Catholic Church. Inurnment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Meals on Wheels or St. Pius X Church in her memory.

Black, Lucy
Lucy Black - Pueblo Chieftain - May 17, 2001 - Lucy Black, 84, of Pueblo, passed away May 16, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, and former police captain, Dan Black, July 30, 1999. Also preceded in death by her son, Dr. Ronald J. Anderson, Nov. 2, 1992; two sisters; four brothers; and one granddaughter. Survived by three grandchildren, Jan, Jean and Ron Jr.; daughter-in-law, Janena Anderson; numerous nieces and nephews. Lucy Black was a licensed practical nurse who retired from the Colorado State Hospital after dedicating many years to the medical profession. Not only was Lucy a caregiver to her patients, but her giving and compassionate heart extended to her family and many friends. Recitation of rosary, 10 a.m. May 21, 2001, at St. Patrick Church. The funeral Mass will immediately follow. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make contributions in memory of Lucy Black to a charity of choice.

Blackburn, J. E.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Blackwell, Earl
maintenance man, spouse Wanda residence: 1825 W 17th 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blagg, Dovie
attendant, spouse widow of James residence: 401 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blagg, Margaret
Margaret Blagg - Pueblo Chieftain - December 25, 2005 - Margaret Blagg, who lived in Pueblo for over 60 years, passed away Dec. 22, 2005, at her home in Bedford, Texas. She was born in Fauldhouse, Scotland, June 29, 1920. She came to the United States with her family when she was 6. She is predeceased by the love of her life, her husband of 56 years, Barney Blagg. She is survived by her daughter, Joann Berry of the family home; son, Robert G. (Bob) Blagg of Alamosa; daughter-in-law, Vickie Blagg of Littleton; grandchildren, Karen (David) Burrell of Bedford, Texas; Ann (Don) Resler of Coppell, Texas; Janice (Tom) Zurawski of Keller, Texas; Barney G. (Beverly) Blagg of Strasburg, Colo.; Richard (Michelle) Blagg of Littleton, Colo.; great-grandchildren, Chat Berry of Bedford, Texas; Maddie, Jackson and Anderson Resler of Coppell, Texas; Tristan and Allie Zurawski of Keller, Texas; Dustin, Riley and Colton Blagg of Strasburg, Colo.; and Taylor Brooke and Ryne Blagg of Littleton. She was retired from the Colorado State Hospital after 22 years of service. Her pride and joy was her family, especially her great-grandchildren. Funeral service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Imperial Funeral Home Chapel. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Blagg, Pearl
attendant, residence: 624 W Corona av 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blains, Kizzie
nurse 1914 City Directory

Blakenship, Nannie
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blakeslee, James
night fireman, spouse Lula B residence: Woodcroft Hospital 1948, City Directory page 51 Woodcroft Hospital

Blakeslee, Lula Bell
cook, residence: Woodcroft Hospital 1948, City Directory page 51 Woodcroft Hospital

Blakesley, Elmer
attendant, spouse Mary residence: 701 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blakesley, Mary Mrs
attendant, residence: 701 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 51 State Hospital

Blanchfield, Anna M.
cook, 1930 Directory

Blanchfield, Anna May
Servant gender F race W age 30 marital status Wd birthplace Nebraska occupation Servant source 1930 census

Blandford, M.H.
nurse, Woodcroft, 1913 City Directory

Blankenship, J. L.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Blankenship, Nannie
nurse, 1930 Directory

Blankinship, John L.
head of family gender M race W age 54 marital status M birthplace Alabama occupation Night Attendant source 1930 census

Blankinship, Nannie I.
Wife - gender F race W age 54 marital status M birthplace Alabama occupation Night Attendant source 1930 census

Blick, Orra M.
worker race: W sex: F age: 25 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Blood, Margaret E.
Margaret E. Blood - Pueblo Chieftain - March 07, 2003 - Margaret E. Blood, 94, passed away March 4, 2003. Survived by her daughters, Mary L. (Fred) Davenport of Tempe, Ariz., Carol M. (Jim) Horney of Littleton, Colo., Glenda L. (Jim) Moore of Aurora, Colo.; brother, Walter Brownsworth of Denver; sisters, Lola Calkins of Golden, Colo., and Mary Lou Gerken of Farmington, N.M.; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Edwin W. Blood, on April 2, 1981; brothers, Elmer Brownsworth and George Brownsworth; and sister, Oletha Calkins. Born, Aug. 23, 1908, in Dodge City, Kan., and was a longtime Pueblo resident, retiring from the dietary department at the Colorado State Hospital. Member of St. Paul United Methodist Church and Deborah Circle at the church. Margaret also served as a Blue Lady at Parkview Episcopal Hospital and was a Lioness of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club. Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 10, 2003, at Imperial Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Tom Peacock officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to Porter Hospice/Hospice of Peace, through the funeral home.

Boggs, Elmer C.
worker race W gender M age 54 marital status M birthplace Indiana occupation janitor source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Boggs, Howard Lawrence
Howard Lawrence Boggs - Pueblo Chieftain - June 07, 2006 - Howard Lawrence Boggs, age 92, a lifetime resident of Pueblo died June 3, 2006 in Colorado Springs with his family by his side. Howard was born July 27, 1913 in Pueblo, Colo. the eldest son of seven children born to Fredrick and Catherine Boggs. His loving wife, Martha O. Boggs died in 1985. Howard is survived by his youngest brother, John R. Boggs and Alyene Boggs (widow of Robert B. Boggs) both of Denver. Howard was the beloved Uncle of 18 nieces and nephews as well as Grand Uncle to 27. Howard retired in 1978 as a Refrigeration Engineer for the State of Colorado, Colorado State Hospital. He was a WWII Veteran of the U.S. Army. He took part in five major battles in the European theatre, including D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and the American Defense Service Medal. In Sept. 2000, he was honored with the Jubilee of Liberty Medal, gift of the French Government. Howard and Martha established an education trust to benefit their 45 nieces and nephews. Howard lived independently in the home he built until just recently. His family acknowledges with great thanks all his home care helpers. Howard was a member of the lunch gang at Mesa Towers and a grateful member of the Visionary Class sponsored by SRDA. His love of learning, interest and attention to local, world, political and financial news endured to the end. Send memorial gifts to the Visionary Class at Pueblo SRDA, 230 N. Union Pueblo, Co. 81003 or John Neumann Catholic School, 2415 E. Orman, Pueblo, Colorado. The Wake and Funeral Mass will be at St. Mary's Cathedral, 26 W. Kiowa, Colo. Springs on June 8, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. Interment at Fort Logan National Cemetery, TBD.

Bolin, Carl T
employee, spouse Ruth S residence: 1602 W 19th 1948, City Directory page 53 State Hospital

Bolin, Ora L.
worker race: W sex: F age: 28 marital:M place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Bolin, Valantus
worker race: W sex: M age: 47 marital:M place of birth: Kentucky occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Bolton, Betty
employee, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 53 State Hospital

Bond, C. D.
laborer, 1930 Directory

Bond, Hazel Mrs
attendant, residence: 205 Hinkle Place 1948, City Directory page 53 State Hospital

Bond, Omar R
attendant, spouse Hazel residence: 205 Hinkle Place 1948, City Directory page 53 State Hospital

Bondicini, Emanuel
engineer, 1923 directory

Bonertz, Irma
employee, residence: 820 E 8th 1948, City Directory page 53 State Hospital

Bonneau, Delia
attendant , 1893 City Directory

Bonvicin, Emanuel S
engineer, spouse Angelina residence: 2619 Greenwood 1948, City Directory page 54 Woodcroft Hospital

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
worker race: W sex: M age: 28 marital: S place of birth: Austria occupation: engineer source: 1910 Woodcroft census

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
fireman Woodcroft Hospital, 1919 Directory

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
engineer, Woodcroft Hospital, 1930 Directory

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
worker race W gender M age 23 marital status S birthplace Colorado occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
eng, Woodcroft, 1913 City Directory

Bonvicini, Emanuel M.
engr, Woodcroft, 1914 City Directory

Boom, Lydia O
waiter, 1923 directory

Boone, Emily
Pueblo Indicator 10-7-1939 - Graduating Exercises at the State Hospital Wednesday - Graduation of Psychiatric Nurses Was a Great Event at the Institution - Wednesday was graduation day for a class that has been studying care of psychiatric patients at the Colorado State Hospital for the past six months.  The graduates received diplomas as psychiatric aides and will be given employment in the institution.  The training of psychiatric aides was started two years ago to improve the standards forward attendants at the hospital.  Some of the students will continue the three year course in other institutions to become registered nurses.  County Judge Hubert Glover delivered the commencement address at the exercises in the hospital chapel.  Miss Isabel Reardon, director of nursing, and Dr. J. L. Rosenbloom, assistant superintendent of the hospital, presented diplomas.  Rabbi Perry Nussbaum gave the invocation and Rev. Paul Fife expressed the benediction.  Dr. F. H. Zimmerman, hospital superintendent, was in charge of the program.  The processional was played by the WPA orchestra.  Graduates are Robert L. Rittgers, Denver; Evelyn Fones, Fowler; Frank Gallegos, Trinidad; Ralph Gerstenberger, Byars; Ruth Ann Kropf, Denver; Forest Lanning, Bristol; William Love, Longmont; John A. Myers, Salida; Marie Josephine Anderson, Emily Boone, Catharine Danna, George A. Mitchell, Lillian Nielson, William Loren Parks, Quinton Thomas, Victor Williams and June Woods, all of Pueblo.

Boone, Emily
Pueblo Indicator 10-7-1939 - Graduating Exercises at the State Hospital Wednesday - Graduation of Psychiatric Nurses Was a Great Event at the Institution - Wednesday was graduation day for a class that has been studying care of psychiatric patients at the Colorado State Hospital for the past six months.  The graduates received diplomas as psychiatric aides and will be given employment in the institution.  The training of psychiatric aides was started two years ago to improve the standards forward attendants at the hospital.  Some of the students will continue the three year course in other institutions to become registered nurses.  County Judge Hubert Glover delivered the commencement address at the exercises in the hospital chapel.  Miss Isabel Reardon, director of nursing, and Dr. J. L. Rosenbloom, assistant superintendent of the hospital, presented diplomas.  Rabbi Perry Nussbaum gave the invocation and Rev. Paul Fife expressed the benediction.  Dr. F. H. Zimmerman, hospital superintendent, was in charge of the program.  The processional was played by the WPA orchestra.  Graduates are Robert L. Rittgers, Denver; Evelyn Fones, Fowler; Frank Gallegos, Trinidad; Ralph Gerstenberger, Byars; Ruth Ann Kropf, Denver; Forest Lanning, Bristol; William Love, Longmont; John A. Myers, Salida; Marie Josephine Anderson, Emily Boone, Catharine Danna, George A. Mitchell, Lillian Nielson, William Loren Parks, Quinton Thomas, Victor Williams and June Woods, all of Pueblo.

Boone, Murray
Denver Evening Post 1-25-1899 – Summed Up By Word “Nothing” – Insane Asylum Investigation Devoid of Results – Pueblo, Jan. 25 – After five days' investigation by the joint legislative investigating committee into the affairs of the state insane asylum, the state rested its case last night with the announcement of defeat… Stonaker Found the Books in Bad Shape – The committee appointed Mr. (Clarence L.) Stonaker (secretary of the board of charities and corrections) to investigate the books. He found the books insufficient, as they were carelessly kept. He told Murray Boone, who was the steward at that time, and an old friend, that a better system of bookkeeping should be placed in operation.

Boone, Ruth V Mrs
attendant, residence: 1101 W 11th 1948, City Directory page 54 State Hospital

Boone, Ruth V.
Ruth V. Boone - Pueblo Chieftain - July 17, 2001 - Ruth V. Boone, 91, of Pueblo, went to her heavenly home on July 17, 2001. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Willis Earl Boone, in 1962. Survived by her only child, Dale L. Boone of Pueblo. Ruth was born on April 2, 1910, and reared in Lawrence, Neb. She moved to Hastings, Neb., in 1931 where she started her career at the State Hospital in Hastings. Ruth was married in 1937 and moved to Pueblo in 1938. She began her work at the Colorado State Hospital in 1941 and retired in 1971. Ruth enjoyed traveling and attending numerous Volksmarching (walking events) throughout Colorado. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Funeral service, 2 p.m. Thursday, July 19, 2001, at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Boone, Willis E
attendant, spouse Ruth V residence: 1101 W 11th 1948, City Directory page 54 State Hospital

Booth, Eighty M
attendant, spouse widow of John W residence: 313 Locust 1948, City Directory page 54 State Hospital

Booz, John F.
worker race: W sex: M age: 37 marital:D place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Bordner, Alta E
asst physician, 1923 directory

Bordner, Alta E.
Roomer gender F race W age 56 marital status Wd birthplace Iowa occupation Doctor source 1930 census

Bordner, Alta E.
physician, 1921 Directory

Bordner, Alta E.
physician, 1930 Directory

Borton, Nettie Mrs
attendant, residence: 1103 E 6th 1948, City Directory page 54 State Hospital

Boshear, Opal
nurse, 1930 Directory

Boshear, Opal E.
Roomer gender F race W age 27 marital status D birthplace Texas occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Bost, George
laborer, 1923 directory

Bost, Mildred
nurse, 1923 directory

Bowles, Homer N
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 55 State Hospital

Bowles, Nellie Mrs
attendant, residence: 1131 W 14th 1948, City Directory page 55 State Hospital

Bowles, Weldon W
laundryman, spouse Nellie residence: 1131 W 14th 1948, City Directory page 55 State Hospital

Bowling, John B.
worker race W gender M month born August year born 1876 age 23 marital status S place of birth Kansas occupation attendant source : 1900 census

Bowman, Leoda
worker race: W sex: F age: 20 marital:S place of birth: Tennessee occupation: waitress source: 1920 census

Bowman, Vera I.
Roomer gender F race W age 21 marital status S birthplace Tennessee occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Boxley, George
nurse, 1921 Directory

Boxley, George
nurse, 1923 directory

Boyce, Ivyl
engineer, spouse Mildred V residence: 2505 Carthage 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Boyd, B.C.
nurse, 1923 directory

Boyd, Charles L.
nurse , Woodcroft, 1913 City Directory

Boyd, Frank
employee, male, white, age 58, single, born Kentucky, 1930 Woodcroft census

Boyd, Frank C
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Boyd, Frank C.
nurse, 1921 Directory

Boyd, Frank C.
nurse, 1923 directory

Boyd, George R
driver, spouse Mary B residence: 718 E 2d 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Boyer, Frances Taylor
Frances Taylor Boyer – Pueblo Chieftain - November 25, 1997 - Frances Taylor Boyer, 90, died in Colorado Springs, Nov. 22, after a short illness. She was born in Stuart, Va., Jan. 3, 1907. She graduated from Farmville State Teacher's College in Virginia and attended Columbia University in New York City. While teaching at the Children's Country Home in Westfield, N.J., she met and married Dr. David W. Boyer (now deceased) in 1936. Together, they came West and lived 52 wonderful years in Pueblo, Colo., where she raised a family and was a dedicated community participant. She had been an active member of the Episcopal Church of the Ascension, the Wednesday Morning Club, the Medical Alliance and the Service League. She served on the original board of the Pueblo Boys Ranch and the Broadway Theater League. She also participated on the boards for the McClelland Center and the Colorado State Hospital Auxiliary. She was honored as Woman of the Year" in 1975. She had a keen sense of family history and was a member of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the state of Colorado, as well as the Jamestown Society. Eight years ago, she moved to the Viewpoint Retirement Center in Colorado Springs where she could be near family. She is survived by a sister, Catherine Carter of Danville, Va.- three children and their spouses, Betsy and Louis G. Puls Jr. of Boulder, Dr. David and Mary Boyer of Rapid City, Cathy and Col. (Ret.) Pete LoPresti of Colorado Springs- seven grandchildren, Louis F. Puls of Seattle, Stuart Puls of Boulder, Penny and Rob Cushway of Rapid City, John Boyer of Camp Pendleton, Calif., Sarah Boyer of Rapid City, Taylor and Diane LoPresti of Colorado Springs and Dr. David and Mindy LoPresti of San Diego- and two great-grandchildren, Michael Cushway of Rapid City and Kallista LoPresti of Colorado Springs. Frances took great joy in family and friends and her hospitality and joie de vivre" will truly be missed. A will be held at the Church of the Ascension in Pueblo, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 1997, at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Church of the Ascension, 420 W 18th St., Pueblo, Colo., 81003, or to the American Medical Association Education and Research Foundation, AMAERF, co Karen Smith, 96 Purdue St., Pueblo, Colo., 81005, or to a charity of your choice. Arrangements by T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel, 329 Goodnight Ave.

Boysen, Audrey
Audrey Boysen - Pueblo Chieftain - August 25, 1998 - Audrey Boysen, 75, passed away Aug. 23, 1998. Preceded in death by her husband, John Boysen. Survived by children, Sandra (Larry) Graham of Altus, Okla., Pam (Dan) Hyndman of Arvada, Diana (Steve) Pagano of Pueblo West, and Debbie (Dennis) Poor of Poulsbo, Wash.- nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Also survived by her brother, Keith (Shirley) Longabaugh of Herington, Kan.- and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Boysen retired from the Colorado State Hospital in 1984 where she was a registered nurse. She served as a nurse in the U.S. Army in WWII and was a member of the ADAH Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Viewing hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel. Interment will be in Herington, Kan.

Brack, Eva Mrs
attendant, residence: 2523 2d av 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Bradley , Daniel W
production worker, spouse Kathleen residence: 903 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 57 State Hospital

Bradley , Helen M
employee, spouse widow of Mate E residence: 710 W 14th 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Bradley, Margaret
nurse, 1919 Directory

Bradley, O. E.
reliefman, 1930 Directory

Bradley, Owen E.
Roomer gender M race W age 42 marital status S birthplace New York occupation Fireman source 1930 census

Bradshaw, Nellie B
employee, residence: 111 W 14tth 1948, City Directory page 56 State Hospital

Brady, Agnes
worker race W gender F age 30 marital status S birthplace Ohio occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Brady, Agnes
nurse Woodcroft Hospital, 1919 Directory

Brady, Agnes
nurse, Woodcroft Hospital, 1921 Directory

Brady, Emory J
assistant superintendent, 1923 directory

Brady, Floyd J.
head of family gender M race W age 21 marital status M birthplace Missouri occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Brady, Frances I.
Wife - gender F race W age 21 marital status M birthplace Colorado occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Bragg, Ada B
dietician , residence: 718 W 12th 1948, City Directory page 57 State Hospital

Bragg, Ralph L.
electrician, 1913 City Directory

Bragg, Raymond
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 57 State Hospital

Bramall, Jim
Jim Bramall - Pueblo Chieftain - August 08, 2004 - Jim Bramall, born March 25, 1945 left us to go on the best vacation of his life to meet his Lord on August 6, 2004. Preceded in death by his father, mother, sister. Survived by loving wife Nita, children, Little Jim, Eric (Tina), Rebekah (Kelley). Papa to James, Rissa, Erica, Kaniya and Shaquan. Uncle to many nieces and nephews. Jim served his country in the Navy, worked at the CF& I and retired from the Colorado State Hospital. He is deeply loved and greatly missed forever, and will always be fondly remembered by his loving family. Cremation by his request. Services August 11, 2004, 10:00 a.m. at Imperial Memorial Gardens Chapel. Guests received at Giodone's Restaurant, 23344 Highway 50 East.

Bramer, Clifford T
physician, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 57 State Hospital

Brandenburg, Robert J
production dept, spouse Iladelle residence: 2707 7th av 1948, City Directory page 57 State Hospital

Brandenburg, Robert John
Robert John Brandenburg - Pueblo Chieftain - February 15, 2000 - Robert John Brandenburg, 89, passed away Feb. 13, 2000. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Iladelle Brandenburg, of the family home; son, Robert Bruce (Cricket) Brandenburg of Pueblo West and granddaughter, Deborah Ann Brandenburg of Fort Collins. Born Nov. 1, 1910, in Illinois. Robert served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired in 1965 from the Colorado State Hospital after 30 years of service as the manager of the chicken ranch. Robert was a member of First United Methodist Church and an active member of the B.P.O. Elks Lodge No. 90. At his request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery and Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at the Montgomery and Steward Chapel, with Rev. Jean Schwien officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home following the service. Private interment at Roselawn Cemetery.

Brandt, E. M.
worker race: W sex: M month of birth: Unk year of birth: 1872 age: 28 marital: M place of birth: unk occupation: nursesource: 1900 Woodcroft census

Bratton, Velma
nurse, 1930 Directory

Brayda, Anna
maid, Woodcroft Hospital, 1930 Directory

Brayda, Anna
employee, female, white, age 15, single, born Colorado, 1930 Woodcroft census

Breen, James F.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Bregar, Eleanor F.
Eleanor F. Bregar - Pueblo Chieftain - January 15, 2003 - Eleanor F. Bregar, born May 22, 1920, Bronx, N.Y., to the union of John J. and Clara E. Kiernan, passed away Jan. 13, 2003. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Joseph P. Bregar, 1992. She is survived by her children, Thomas J. (Nancy) Bregar, William K. (Marlene) Bregar, Frederick J. (Tammy) Bregar, all of Pueblo, James A. (Diane) Bregar, of Gilbert, Ariz., Rose M. Guillen, of Pueblo; 16 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Florence (Bill) Grogan, Newnan, Ga. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Blende. She and her husband farmed for many years before she started her career at the Colorado State Hospital General Accounting Department. Eleanor retired after 21 years of dedicated service. She was very involved in the community through her work at St. Joseph Church and through the St. Charles Mesa Family Community Education Club. She gave back to the community for 30 years through this organization. Just for fun, Eleanor enjoyed reading, playing Scrabble or watching a Colorado Rockies baseball game. Her first love was to her family; time with the grandchildren she treasured the most. Visitation, 2 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home. Recitation of the rosary, 7 p.m. this evening, St. Joseph Catholic Church. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Thursday, St. Joseph Catholic Church with interment to follow, Roselawn Cemetery. Those who wish may make memorial contributions in memory of Eleanor F. Bregar to the Parkinson's Foundation, through the funeral home office.

Brender, Helen
nurse, 1904 City Directory

Brice, G. D.
engineer, 1889 City Directory

Brickley, Mary E.
nurse, Woodcroft 1904 City Directory

Brinker, Kate
nurse, 1919 Directory

Brinker, R. D.
nurse, 1919 Directory

Brisco, Inez
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 59 State Hospital

Britton, Elva
dietary dept, residence: 726 W 13th 1948, City Directory page 59 State Hospital

Brockman, Mary L Mrs
attendant, residence: 725 W 15th 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Brockman, Willard
attendant, spouse Mary L residence: 725 W 15th 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Broderick, Francis
employee, female, white, age 16, single, born Colorado, 1930 Woodcroft census

Brokaw, Erma B Mrs
attendant, residence: 917 W 12th 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Brooks, Hattie
dietician, 1923 directory

Brooks, Hershell G
attendant, spouse Opal residence: 217 W 6th 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Brooks, I.H.
nurse, 1913 City Directory

Brooks, Lawrence O
attendant, spouse Maxine residence: 721 W Corona av 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Brooks, Opal Mrs
attendant, residence: 217 W 6th 1948, City Directory page 60 State Hospital

Brown, Bessie A Mrs
attendant, residence: 2901 5th av 1948, City Directory page 61 State Hospital

Brown, Carol Joyce
Carol Joyce Brown - Pueblo Chieftain - February 14, 1999 - Carol Joyce Brown, born May 14, 1933, died Feb. 12, 1999. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Lucille Sanders. Survived by her son, Philip D. Brown- grandchildren, Aaron and Krista Brown. Also survived by her sister, Lois J. (William) Getts- nieces, Cheryl L. Getts and Gayle A. Getts-Howe (John J.)- her uncle, Bernie (Cathy) Fehsenfeld- and special friend, Maggie Thomas. Carol was a Licensed Practical Nurse and a certified Psychiatric Technician working at the Colorado Mental Health Institute of Pueblo where she retired. Funeral service will be held at Imperial Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 15, 1999. Family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in her name. Viewing, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Brown, Charles F.
worker race: W sex: M age: 23 marital:S place of birth: Missouri occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Brown, Emma
employee, spouse widow of Glenn O residence: 804 W 14th 1948, City Directory page 62 State Hospital

Brown, Esther L
employee, residence: 1621 Martin 1948, City Directory page 62 State Hospital

Brown, F. P.
foreman, 1930 Directory

Brown, F. P.
fireman 1914 City Directory

Brown, Francis P.
Roomer gender M race W age 51 marital status S birthplace Pennsylvania occupation Outside Forman source 1930 census

Brown, Frank P
farmer, 1923 directory

Brown, Frank P.
worker race: W sex: M age: 40 marital:S place of birth: Pennsylvania occupation: farmer source: 1920 census

Brown, Frank P.
laborer, 1919 Directory

Brown, Frank P.
farmer, 1921 Directory

Brown, J. A.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Brown, Mae
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 62 State Hospital

Brown, Mary
nurse, spouse widow of George residence: 224 1/2 W 1st apt 5 1948, City Directory page 62 State Hospital

Brown, Robert A
attendant, spouse Naomi residence: 2526 N Main 1948, City Directory page 63 State Hospital

Broyles, James
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 63 State Hospital

Bruce, Barbara May
Barbara May Bruce - Pueblo Chieftain - March 21, 2002 - Barbara May Bruce, 86, born Jan. 5, 1916, in Whiting, Iowa, to the union of Jim and Lillie Short. She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Short. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Leslie C. Bruce; children, Leslie (Dave) Breland of Naples, Fla., Lynda (Manuel Eurioste) Bruce of Pueblo and Lynette (Danny) Carter of Amarillo, Texas; grandchildren, Danny Joe (Star) Carter, Brandi (Matt) Artley, Tim Bruce, Cassidy Bruce, Lesley Eurioste, Reef Breland; great-grandchildren, Carly and Sadi Artley; sisters, Helen Gaynor, Ila Lowder and Laura Stephenson. Also survived by nieces and nephews and special friend, Monica Pacheco. Barbara served in the military during WWII as a registered nurse. She received a WWII Victory Medal and an Overseas Bar. She continued her career as a registered nurse at Parkview hospital and then retired from the Colorado State Hospital. Mrs. Bruce was a past member of the Eastern Star and the only female member for many years of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pueblo Chapter. Barbara was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed the mountains, deer hunting with family and a good book. Family and friends will miss her compassionate heart, patience of a saint, her kind generosity and the beautiful person she was. The lives she touched are forever grateful. Visitation, 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at the funeral home. Funeral service, 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, T.G. McCarthy Rose Chapel with interment to follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team. Those who wish may make donations in memory of Barbara May Bruce to a charity of choice.

Bruce, Winnifred
attendant, residence: 2603 Cheyenne 1948, City Directory page 63 State Hospital

Bruner, Benjamin C
painter, 1923 directory

Bruner, Benjamin C.
painter, 1921 Directory

Bruner, Mary
laundry, 1913 City Directory

Bruner, Mary M.
employee 1914 City Directory

Bruntz, Lucy
nurse, 1919 Directory

Bruntz, Lucy M.
worker race: W sex: F age: 24 marital:S place of birth: Kansas occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Bryan, Charles
worker race: W sex: M age: 34 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Bryant, Marjorie Mrs
attendant, residence: 217 W 6th, Apt 49 1948, City Directory page 64 State Hospital

Buchanan, L.
nurse, Woodcroft, 1913 City Directory

Buchanan, L.
nurse, Woodcroft, 1914 City Directory

Buchanan, William
Pueblo Indicator 12-23-1944 - County Correspondence - Burnt Mill and Flats - William Buchanan has taken a position in the dairy department at the State hospital in Pueblo.  Mrs. Buchanan and two sons expect to move in next week, when the house they are to occupy is ready.

Buchanan, William
Pueblo Indicator 1-12-1946 - County Correspondence - Burnt Mill and Flats - Mr. and Mrs. Lester McDonald have purchased a home on Palmer avenue in Pueblo and plan to move from the William Buchanan house to their new home on Sunday.  Mr. Buchanan is an employe in the dairy department of (the) State hospital.  William Buchanan, who has been critically ill in the State hospital of pneumonia, also heart and liver complications, is reported slowly improving and hopes to return to his home in about ten days.

Buck, Arta F.
daughter race W gender F age 14 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Buck, Kuce
Roomer gender F race W age 42 marital status Wd birthplace Iowa occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Buck, Kuce
nurse, 1930 Directory

Buck, Kuse
worker race W gender F age 39 marital status M birthplace Iowa occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Buck, Kuse
cook Woodcroft Hospital, 1919 Directory

Buck, Olive Irene
daughter race W gender F age 17 marital status S birthplace Colorado source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Buckingham, Helen
nurse, 1921 Directory

Buckingham, Helen
nurse, 1923 directory

Buckingham, L A.
nurse, 1923 directory

Buckingham, L. A.
nurse, 1921 Directory

Buckingham, Lewis A.
worker race: W sex: M age: 25 marital:D place of birth: Maryland occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Buehler, Cora E.
domestic, 1921 Directory

Buffington, Sophia Mrs
employee, residence: 827 W 15th 1948, City Directory page 65 State Hospital

Bulette, W. W.
Rocky Mountain News 2-7-1897 – The Insane Asylum – Dr. Eskridge Replies to Strictures Made Upon the Management of the Institution – To the Rocky Mountain News: The editorial on the insane asylum and the interview with the county commissioners in to-day's News, are in no sense malicious, and I feel that you want to get at the truth in the matter. The management of the asylum, and especially Dr. Thombs, the superintendent, have been misrepresented by somebody who seems to have a personal spite against Dr. Thombs… A staff of attending physicians has been elected to the asylum and these serve without pay. They consist of Drs. R. W. Corwin, Hubert Work, A. T. King, the present mayor of Pueblo, Rillah G. Hay, wife of Rev. Hay, E. M. Marbourg and W. W. Bulette of Pueblo, Drs. E. J. A. Rogers and Clayton Parkhill have accepted the position of consulting surgeons, and go down without pay whenever summoned…

Buller, Norman
laundry worker, spouse Betty residence: 1415 E 10th 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Bullock, Bobbye
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Bunce, Mary
employee, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Bunch, Virginia
employee, residence: 1839 W 18th 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Buneta, Milian J
maintenance man, spouse Mary residence: 1806 E Routt 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Burbach, Esther C.
Esther C. Burbach - Pueblo Chieftain - August 22, 1999 - Esther C. Burbach, 79, passed away Aug. 20, 1999. She is survived by her husband, William Burbach- children, Carol (James) Sajbel and Clifford W. Burbach- grandchildren, James T. (Catherine) Sajbel, Christopher M. (Michelle) Sajbel, Arron, Jason and John Burbach- great-grandchildren, Sara, James T.III, Paul M. and Megan Sajbel, Amanda James and Brittany Burbach- niece, Lois E. (Leonard) Benny- nephew, Jack (Doris) Lackey- and numerous other relatives and friends. She is predeceased by brother, John L. (Verna) Lackey- and sister, Bernadine (Charles) DeJarnett. Esther retired from the Colorado State Hospital as a psychiatric technician. She was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church and the Order of Eastern Star. Esther was a loving wife and mother and was a devoted grandmother who loved to garden, cook and travel. Viewing, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Burch, Lola M Mrs
attendant, residence: 3200 N Elizabeth 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Burch, Nelson M
attendant, spouse Lola M residence: 3200 N Elizabeth 1948, City Directory page 66 State Hospital

Burcly, Lulu
worker race W gender F age 20 marital status D birthplace Kansas occupation nurse source 1920 Woodcroft hospital census

Burge, Hazel
nurse, 1930 Directory

Burge, N. W.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Burgess, Charles M.
nurse, 1898 City Directory

Burgess, Cornelius M.
worker race W gender M month born June year born 1865 age 34 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation attendant source : 1900 census

Burk, Christian F.
worker race W gender M age 48 marital status D place of birth New York occupation nurse source 1910 census

Burk, Christian F.
watchman, 1904 City Directory

Burke, Joseph R.
nurse, 1913 City Directory

Burkhalter, Mattie
cook, 1930 Directory

Burkhalter, Mattie A.
Roomer gender F race W age 40 marital status Wd birthplace Alabama occupation Cook source 1930 census

Burnaman, Mary
employee, residence: 1523 E 9th 1948, City Directory page 67 State Hospital

Burnett, Alta L.
nurse, Woodcroft 1904 City Directory

Burnett, Arthur
nurse, Woodcroft 1904 City Directory

Burnett, Myra
worker race: W sex: F age: 25 marital:S place of birth: Kentucky occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Burns, Grace B.
Wife - gender F race W age 36 marital status M birthplace Missouri occupation Dining Room Girl source 1930 census

Burns, Grace B.
employe, 1930 Directory

Burns, H. S.
nurse, 1930 Directory

Burns, Harriet A.
worker race: W sex: F age: 27 marital:S place of birth: Illinois occupation: nurse source: 1920 census

Burns, Harriett A.
Roomer gender F race W age 36 marital status S birthplace Illinois occupation Attendant source 1930 census

Burns, Harvey S.
head of family gender M race W age 41 marital status M birthplace Kansas occupation Dining Room Man source 1930 census

Burns, Hattie
nurse, 1919 Directory

Burns, Hattie
nurse, 1921 Directory

Burns, Hattie
nurse, 1923 directory

Burns, Hattie
nurse, 1930 Directory

Burns, Lucille E.
worker race W gender F age 23 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation nurse source 1910 census

Burns, Mittie M.
worker race W gender F age 27 marital status S place of birth Illinois occupation nurse source 1910 census

Burrier, Helen
attendant, residence: 913 E 3d 1948, City Directory page 68 State Hospital

Burris, DuVold
laboratory worker, residence: 31 Van Buren 1948, City Directory page 68 State Hospital

Burroughs, Ella
nurse, 1921 Directory

Burrow, Thomas J.
Denver Evening Post 12-8-1898 – Stories of Brutal Treatment Sworn to by Witnesses – Extracts From the Testimony Before the Insane Asylum Investigating Committee – Mrs. Sadie Fisher, the supervisoress of the asylum, was the first witness examined at the insane asylum investigation made by the state board of charities and correction. She testified that the patients got very little attention from the doctor. He did not visit the woman's ward more than three times a month. He had not visited her ward but once since he returned from the East, last September. The attendants made no report to anyone concerning the condition of the patients. She said her duties were those of supervisoress, but when she tried to have any order among the attendants she met with insults and abuses. When asked about sick patients, Mrs. Fisher said a patient might be confined in the asylum a year before the doctor would know anything about it. She said bread had been sent the patients that had been eaten by mice and was very hard and three times during the last summer spoiled food had been given the patients. The food was often poorly cooked and there was no variety. Month in and out stew, hash, oatmeal, bread and vegetables were served. Mrs. Fisher said there was absolutely no system about the purchase of supplies. Continuing her examination, the question was asked: Q – How much time do attendants spend in the discharge of their duties? A – Well, I could only give an average. I should think that, say one and one-half hours in the morning, an hour at supper time and long enough to lock up. That would be an average. Q – You know that to be true? A – I do. Q – Where are they during the time they are away from the ward? A – In their room sewing or in the parlor chatting with each other. Q – Who is in the ward looking after the patients? A – No one. Mrs. Fisher said the insane were locked in their rooms immediately after supper, which was served at 5 o'clock, and left alone until the next morning. She said the attendants often left the building and went down town when they were supposed to be on duty. She said straight jackets and wristlets were used by the attendants. Mrs. Fisher said Dr. Thombs paid as little attention as possible to complaints. Once she complained about a patient to the doctor and he answered: “No, by God, thrash her.” She said patients were punished or restrained every day without Dr. Thombs knowing anything about it. Straight jackets were left on patients three days at a time. The attendants used their own methods of restraint without consulting anyone. Mrs. Fisher was asked: “How many deaths have occurred since you have been at the asylum?” A – I should think five. Q – Were the attendants present when the patients were dying or were they simply discovered after they were dead? A – I know of several cases where there was no one present. I am not aware any one was present any time. She said that to two of the patients Dr. Thombs had given medicine a couple of times. The other three he had not been attending. She said Dr. Thombs never saw a corpse after death. Some of the patients died in their rooms during the night. Mrs. Fisher said that no record was kept of the past history of the patients to her knowledge. Carrie A. Jones, an attendant, was the next witness. She never made written reports of the condition of the patients. She had known that as long as five weeks at a time Dr. Thombs had not visited her ward. He never came to her ward unless asked to. One of her patients died from consumption unattended. Dr. Work had previously examined her and said nothing could be done for her. Dr. Thombs never visited her. She was not given any medicine, but died alone during the night. Miss Jones said she often prescribed for patients without asking for any advice and gave physics and often whisky. She said clergymen had never visited the sick or the dying to her knowledge. She was asked: “What efforts were made for the cure of the patients in your ward for the diseases for which they were committed?” A – Nobody gave me any instruction in that. I did the best I could myself. She said she used straightjackets on the women, and sometimes wristlets. When patients refused to eat they were let go until they would eat. One Italian woman was kept locked in her room most of the time with wristlets on. She said Dr. Thombs was present when the illegitimate child was born in July, 1897. She made no record of the case. The matter was kept secret and the mother was placed in a little room on the upper floor so that no one would hear the baby cry. Miss Jones said Dr. Thombs gave her $20 for extra work in caring for the child. Dr. Thombs was placed on the stand. He said he had been superintendent of the asylum for twenty years. He said that the restraint was never severe, occasionally he admitted straightjackets were used. They were permitted to remain on a patient until she got over her excitement. Dr. Thombs was asked: “If the supervisors should testify that it was not uncommon for attendants to be away from their wards an hour or two at a time, would you contradict it?” A – I could not contradict it, but I should not credit it. He said that the matrons in attendance were supposed to make verbal reports to him. Question – Suppose one or two or three attendants in the building here should testify under oath that a year ago last Christmas Mr. Burrows brought in a two-quart bottle of whisky with a label attached to it, “Merry Xmas; Help Yourself; Drink All You Want,” and that the attendants helped themselves, some freely, some not at all, and at least one of them because violently intoxicated and the druggist was driven out of his room and told Mrs. Thombs the circumstances. Have you any knowledge to contradict that? A – No, sir. I never heard of it and doubt it. Dr. Thombs said he had no private practice in Pueblo, but occasionally called in to see families he had known a long time. He once found an attendant drunk and reproved him. He claimed that he visited the wards often and always looked out for the sick. He said he spent at least two hours every morning at the asylum. He admitted that no printed or written record was ever kept of the general condition of the various patients. He depended entirely on verbal reports. He swore absolutely that a week had never passed without going to every ward in the institution. He admitted that he did not O.K. all requisitions for supplies. He said there was no record of the distribution of supplies. He said that relatives were always notified of the death of patients. Question – Invariably? Answer – Invariably. Q – Do you recall the death of a man named George Hodgson? Do you recall ever notifying his wife after his death? A – I did not have her address. He did not live but a little while after he came. He was asked what prescriptions he had given during the past ten days, and could only recall one. He said no other physician beside himself had visited the asylum during the past month, except in one special case. He could give no satisfactory explanation of why a room large enough for forty patients had never been used. He said three children had been born at the asylum. The mothers of two of them were brought to the place in a delicate condition. He continued: “A year ago last summer we had an unfortunate occurrence. One of our patients became in that condition here. I do not know that it was known how it happened. It is simply impossible to watch them all the time.” Q – How did it happen? A – We were kalsomining a ward, and the patients had to leave the ward until we got through. Some way in going or coming this accident must have occurred. Q – Could it have occurred without carelessness of the attendant? A – I would say there was carelessness, but with thirty-five patients to one attendant it seems to me that the patient might separate off a little and that condition occurred that way. Q – Did you discharge that attendant? A – No. Q – Did you make any report to the commissioners? A – No. I felt chagrined at it. She was a lady of family. I took care of her the best I could. Q – A child was born? A – Yes, sir; I was present. Q – Was the father of that child an inmate of this institution? A – Yes, sir. He came from the penitentiary. Q – Who nursed the woman? A – Miss Jones. Dr. Thombs denied that he paid Miss Jones any extra wages, and when told that Miss Jones would testify that she received $35 more than regular, he said he did not know it. Q – What became of the child? A – It died. Q – Of what did it die? A – It never was healthy. I do not know what ailed it. It got good attention. Q – Did you prescribe for the child at all? A – All I gave it was a little paregoric once or twice. He said he kept the facts of the birth from the patients because they were very curious about such things. Q – Where was the child taken when it died? A – We buried it here. We have an old cemetery here. Q – Who buried it? A – Mr. Burrows and I took it out and buried it. Q – The mother was not allowed to go? A – She did not know really what had occurred. She was dazed. I do not think she realized what had been done. When asked if he had a complete record of the names of all the patients in the asylum, he answered, “I think nearly so, sir.” J. W. Masters was placed on the stand. He was employed at the asylum from March, 1892 to June, 1898. He said the wards were often left alone. Sometimes the attendants would just simply go off without getting anybody's permission. Sometimes they would speak to another attendant to go after their wards. While he was an attendant sometimes it would be three months that he did not see Dr. Thombs at all. Q – You say three months elapsed while you were an attendant, that Dr. Thombs was not in your ward? A – Oh, yes, I think there was one year when Dr. Thombs would not be in the ward more than two or three times during the year. Q – Did he during your three years ever make a thorough examination of your ward or the patients in it? A – No, sir. Masters said he was never told to make reports. He said the doctor was scarcely ever at the asylum during the day. He said he had seen the attendants drunk, and that there was considerable drunkenness on the part of the male attendants. He corroborated the story of the whisky bottle, published above. He said the attendants recommended what medicine the patients received. In answer to a question he said: “I remember a case of Mr. Burrows knocking a patient down. I also remember his slapping a patient. Q – Did you ever see a patient allowed to go three or five days without anything to eat? A – Yes, sir. Q – Have you allowed them to be starved into eating? A – Mr. Burrows was not in favor of making them eat and they often went a long time without eating.

Burrows, T. J.
supervisor, 1886 City Directory

Burrows, T. J.
supervisor , 1889 City Directory

Burrows, T. J.
supervisor , 1890 City Directory

Burrows, T. J.
Rocky Mountain News 9-15-1885 – Burrows – Babcock – Mr. T. J. Burrows, the handsome and accomplished supervisor of the State Insane asylum at Pueblo, has robbed Denver of one of its brightest jewels, in the person of Miss Jennie L. Babcock. The wedding occurred last evening at the residence of the bride's brother-in-law, Dr. Cass, 469 Curtis street, in the presence of a few friends, and the happy couple will leave this morning for their home in Pueblo. The News joins with a host of friends in extending congratulations and wishing Mr. and Mrs. Burrows a happy and prosperous future.

Burrows, T.J.
Denver Evening Post 8-14-1898 – Wretched Condition of Insane Asylum Patients – A Dreary Bill of Fare Which Never Varies – Patients Are Given Scarcely any Chance for Exercise – Practically All of Them Incurable – Conditions Should Arouse the Keenest Sympat

Burrows, Thomas J.
supervisor, 1898 newspaper article

Burrows, Thomas J.
gender m age 37 occupation hossler birthplace Missouri source: 1880 census

Burrows, Thomas J.
supervisor , 1893 City Directory

Burrows, Thomas J.
Rocky Mountain News 5-20-1897 – Back to the Asylum – Colorado Springs, Colo., May 19 – Assistant Superintendent Burroughs of the insane asylum at Pueblo came up to-day and took G. H. Wood, who escaped from the asylum yesterday and was caught last night, back to Pueblo with him.

Burrows, Thomas J.
Denver Evening Post 1-24-1899 – Asylum Inquisitors Down to Hard Pan – Pueblo, Jan. 24 – What will probably be the last day of the insane asylum investigation by the legislative committee began this morning with a denunciation by Attorney (Mortimer F.) Taylor, who, in vigorous language, characterized the examination of witnesses as “bullyragging,” and of such an illegal nature that 90 per cent of the testimony taken would be thrown out of an ordinary justice court… Burrows' Graphic Story – Thomas J. Burrows, supervisor of the male department was placed on the stand. The witness had come from a sick bed and his voice was husky, but he did not hesitate in his answers… Witness said (referring to a baby born at the asylum who lived for several weeks and died), to his knowledge, no record was made of the occurrence or death certificate issued; it was not his business. Some 200 bodies were buried in the asylum grave yard, before the contracts for burials were given to the Pueblo undertakers…

Burrows, Thomas J.
Denver Evening Post 1-22-1899 – Feeling Shows in Asylum Inquiry – Pueblo, Colo., Jan. 21 – The investigation by the joint legislative committee into the affairs of the state insane asylum is now beginning to warm up… Former Asylum Druggist Tells of Lax Methods – At 9:10 o'clock, J. W. Mesters, a former druggist, was placed on the stand. He testified he had entered the employ of the asylum March 15, 1892, and afterwards served as attendant and then as druggist. He had seen some books of rules prepared for the guidance of attendants and other employes, but had never been given one by Dr. Thombs. While attendant, he took the men of his ward out for very little exercise. He saw the laxity of other attendants and followed their example. When he left his ward, he departed without asking anybody's permission. Sometimes he would ask another attendant to look after it for him while he was absent. One day he went on an excursion, securing permission from Dr. Thombs over the telephone. No complaint was ever made of his efficiency as an attendant. Dr. Thombs formerly had office hours in the city. Witness said this was so during his year's service as attendant. It was the superintendent's custom to leave the asylum in the morning and return in the evening. “I was not regarded as a good druggist or even a good nurse,” said the witness. The witness gave harmless medicines, such as salts, pills and cathartics. He never made an examination of a patient; even failed to feel the pulse or take the temperature. He kept a list of names of the men in his ward on writing paper. The witness said he left the asylum for the sake of harmony, Supervisor Burrows of the men's department, and Dr. (B. L.) Furman, the druggist, having taken his duties from him. Witness never fully understood what his duties were, as he was never informed.

Burrows, Thomas J.
Denver Evening Post 1-23-1899 – Probing Asylum Affairs – Tilts Between Investigators Enliven the Proceedings – Pueblo, Jan. 23 – Dr. Hubert Work, the temporary superintendent of the asylum, who has been active as its provisional superintendent since Dec. 25 last, was the first witness called this morning. Dr. Work testified that when he assumed the provisional superintendency no invoices of drugs, furniture, or fixtures was given to him. As to the management of the asylum, T. J. Burrows was supervisor; Mrs. Thombs held the next position, that of matron; J. H. Loor is steward, and Mrs. Lucy Edwards, chief nurse, is followed by the nurses, who number fifteen, and are directly under her supervision.

Burrows, Thomas J.
Denver Evening Post 1-24-1899 – Asylum Inquisitors Down to Hard Pan – Pueblo, Jan. 24 – What will probably be the last day of the insane asylum investigation by the legislative committee began this morning with a denunciation by Attorney (Mortimer F.) Taylor, who, in vigorous language, characterized the examination of witnesses as “bullyragging,” and of such an illegal nature that 90 per cent of the testimony taken would be thrown out of an ordinary justice court… Burrows' Graphic Story – Thomas J. Burrows, supervisor of the male department was placed on the stand. The witness had come from a sick bed and his voice was husky, but he did not hesitate in his answers. The direct examination of the supervisor, who is a tall, determined-looking man, with a light brown mustache and dark hair worn in a pompadour fashion, was interesting from beginning to end. He had the power of telling a graphic story and shed much light on the birth of the child and the escape of the Italian convict, Voltaire, from his cell. In answer to the questions of the attorney general Mr. Burrows told the committee that he had been supervisor since Sept. 16, 1879, at a salary of $1,200 a year. Pay rolls had been kept for years. Attendants received $30 a month. An old attendant named J. L. McWilliams received $40 per month, the engineer $75 a month, the head Chinaman, who looks after the laundry for the male building, $40 a month and the other $25 a month. The salary of Mrs. Thombs is $75 a month… Maniac Who Made Stilettos – Witness told of the Italian, John Voltaire, a convict who had pleaded insanity and been incarcerated here. Voltaire was the subject of some remarks by the committee from the board of charities and his escape from his room was touched upon by the attorney general. “He was confined in one of the rear rooms in Ward A,” said Mr. Burrows. “In his room he had a galvanized iron chamber, from which he cunningly manufactured a pair of stilettos. One of these he used to remove the bricks in the back wall to effect his escape from his cell. McWilliams, the attendant, hurriedly sought me out and asked me to go with him at once. When we reached the ward Voltaire stood behind a pile of bricks with a stiletto hidden behind his wrist. Three other attendants were present, none of whom would venture to go against him. I approached the patient and began a gentle persuasion. It had no effect and almost before I knew what he was going to do he had sprung upon me and wounded me in the loin with his stiletto. I grappled with him, threw him down and we bound him without giving him a single scratch. He now lives in Denver and is accessible if you desire him.”

Burrows, Thomas J.
Rocky Mountain News 1-28-1887 – Bereft of Reason – The Legislative Committee Pay a Visit To the State Lunatic Asylum at Pueblo Yesterday – Pueblo, Jan. 27 – The legislative committee on state institutions… This morning at about 9 o'clock they visited the State Insane asylum, and were shown about the premises by Superintendent P. R. Thombs, General Supervisor T. J. Borroughs and G. W. Mundabaugh, the very pleasant and gentlemanly attendant of the convalescent ward. The committee were unusually well pleased with their inspection of the place… Dr. Thombs wants $30,000 to build and furnish an addition to the woman's department, and in the opinion of the committee this seems necessary. They were also convinced that Dr. Thombs is very economical in building and in all his work. He seems to possess a strong magnetic influence over patients. He seems well fitted for the position, which he has held since May, 1879. There is a deficit of $8,000 in the running expenses of the institution. Dr. Burrows, the supervisor, says he has not had any salary for six long months. The committee will advise the appropriation of money to r_eet (?) these expenses and improvements, if there is money in the state treasury to do it. They admit the need of the appropriation…

Burrows, Thomas J.
Rocky Mountain News 3-15-1889 – Hotels and Personals – Thomas J. Burrows, one of the supervisors of the state insane asylum at Pueblo, is in the city with his wife, the guest of Dr. O. D. Cass.

Busching, Essie I.
nurse, 1914 City Directory

Buser, Lillian
cook, 1930 Directory

Busey, Alfred P.
worker race W gender M month born June year born 1850 age 49 marital status M place of birth Missouri occupation physician source : 1900 census

Busey, Alfred P.
worker race W gender M age 59 marital status M place of birth Missouri occupation superintendent source 1910 census

Busey, Alfred P.
superintendent, 1904 City Directory

Busey, Alfred P.
Denver Evening Post 8-6-1899 – Busey Succeeds Thombs – A. P. Busey of St. Joseph, Mo., is the new superintendent of the Colorado state insane asylum. He was unanimously chosen for the place at a meeting of the board of lunacy commissioners yesterday afternoon, and will take charge of the institution on September 5, succeeding Dr. P. R. Thombs. Dr. Busey is at present first assistant superintendent of the asylum at St. Joseph, the largest and most important of Missouri's three infirmaries for the insane. The meeting yesterday was attended by N. O. Owens, I. D. Chamberlain and Dr. W. W. Grant, who compose the lunacy board. They selected the new superintendent out of a list of eight applicants, all of unquestioned ability and high professional standing. After several hours of inquiry into the merits of the respective candidates the board reached the conclusion that Dr. Busey had the best endorsements and the advantage of a longer experience in the line desired. He visited Denver several weeks ago and made a very favorable impression among the members of the board. Dr. Grant describes him as a man of distinguished mark in the work of the insane, of high moral character, exceedingly fine executive ability, and as possessing all the characteristics that were lacking in the past management of the Colorado asylum. He is 48 years old and married. He graduated from the medical department of Johns Hopkins' university, and for eighteen years past has been the leading factor in the management of the St. Joseph asylum. Dr. Grant points with pride to the endorsements of the new superintendent. Among those who recommended him for the position were Dr. Richard Dewey, brother of the admiral, one of the noted insanity experts of the country, now at the head of the Wawatusa, Wis., asylum; Dr. Walsh, head of Johns Hopkins medical school, besides all the state officials of Missouri and a host of business and professional men, jurists and other well known people of St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Joseph added warm endorsement. The board of charities of that state also gave a high testimonial of his worth. “No changes will be made in the staff of the asylum until the superintendent arrives and looks over the ground,” said Dr. Grant last night. “We gave him to understand that the institution was not to be conducted on a political basis, and that employes of the place were to be selected on merit only. We do not know Dr. Busey's politics. He didn't tell us, and we didn't inquire. We are satisfied, though, that he is the right man for the place, and that a more thoroughly competent man could not have been found had we searched the country for five years. Dr. Thombs has very kindly offered to assist in inducting his successor into office, and in fact has gone out of his way to tender his services in learning a new superintendent the details of the institution. I feel sure that in a short time that the state will have an institution at Pueblo of which it can well be proud.

Busey, Corinne B.
wife race W gender F age 53 marital status M place of birth Missouri source 1910 census

Busey, Corinne N.
wife race W gender F month born December year born 1856 age 43 marital status M place of birth Missouri occupation wife of physician source : 1900 census

Busey, Geo. C.
son race W gender M month born July year born 1886 age 13 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation at school source : 1900 census

Busey, George
sup. Son, 1904 City Directory

Busey, George C.
son race W gender M age 24 marital status S place of birth Missouri source 1910 census

Busey, Jeanette
sup. Dau, 1904 City Directory

Busey, Jeannette
daughter race W gender F age 21 marital status S place of birth Missouri source 1910 census

Busey, Jeannette A.
daughter race W gender F month born November year born 1889 age 10 marital status S place of birth Missouri occupation at school source : 1900 census

Bush, Lola A.
Lola A. Bush - Pueblo Chieftain - April 09, 2000 - Lola A. Bush, 80, entered into rest April 6, 2000, in Spokane. Lola was born on May 18, 1919, in Prague, Okla. She graduated from Centennial High School in Pueblo in 1937. She then completed course work at nursing school in Denver and worked as a nurse at the Colorado State Hospital. In 1939, Lola married George S. Bush and began a new life as a military spouse, mother, gardener and part-time secretary. Due largely to her enduring strength and courage, her family survived and flourished. In spite of the many uprooting moves to strange towns across the United States and overseas, encompassing over 25 years of military life, Lola always retained her humor, dignity and inner strength. Much as she had provided key support and guidance to her siblings in her youth, she gave those same gifts without complaint or regret to her family and friends as an adult. She was the glue that held her family together. Lola is survived by her son, George of Port Townsend, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Connie of Spokane, Wash.; her brother, Chester Hoggatt of Denver, Colo.; sister, Charlene Biddle of Pueblo; and grandchildren, Richae Marez of Las Vegas, Nev., David Bush of Ventura, Calif., Michael Bush of Spokane, Wash., Eloise Bush of Padova, Italy, and Lynette Butterfield of Seattle, Wash. She was preceded in death by her husband, George S. Bush, in July 1999. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, 2000, at Fort Logan National Cemetery, staging area "A," Denver, Colo.

Butke, Leroy
worker race W gender M age 33 marital status S place of birth Ohio occupation nurse source 1910 census

Butts, Virginia L
nurse , residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 69 State Hospital

Buyher, Gaston D
attendant, residence: State Hospital 1948, City Directory page 69 State Hospital


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