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(December 31, 1891 - October 8, 1955)
The Lusk Herald
October 13, 1955
Colonel T. Quinn Passes Away at Sister's Home in Chadron, Saturday; Military Rites Held Here Tuesday
Colonel T. Quinn, long time resident of Lusk quietly passed away at 1:15 o'clock Saturday afternoon, October 8 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Archie Pace, in Chadron, Nebr. He had recently been dismissed from the Veterans Hospital in Hot Springs, So, Dak. where he had spent the past five months receiving medical attention.
The remains were brought to this city for last rites that were held at 2:30 o'clock, Tuesday afternoon from the chapel of the Peet Funeral Home, with Rev. Theodore Foster of St. George's Episcopal Church officiating. During the service Mesdames Ab DeCastro and Emerson Bonner sang "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" and "The Old Rugged Cross," with Mrs. J. P. Watson at the organ. Military services were accorded the deceased at the Lusk Cemetery with John (Bud) Hughes and Andrew Crowley carrying the American Flag and the Legion Flag. Color guards were Clyde Blackmore and Jerry Hollon. Commander Warren Schroefel and Chuck Vaughan folded the American flag that had draped the casket and the flag was presented to the deceased's mother, Mrs. Frances Quinn by Vaughan. Taps were sounded by Lloyd Rogers.
Bearing the remains to their final resting place were M. J. (Mike) Miller, Dick Lee, Lee Penn, C. E. Marvin, Clarence Pinkerton and Charles E. Blagg.
Colonel Tyson Quinn was born December 31, 1891 the only son of Mrs. Frances Quinn and the late George Quinn, at the family home located on Quinn Creek five miles west of Lusk. He departed this life October 8, 1955 at the age of 63 years nine months and eight days, following several months of ill health.
He was reared in Lusk and received his education in the public schools of this city. With the outbreak of World War I, he entered military service at Lusk. He saw overseas service as a mechanic with the 79th Company Transportation Group in France. After his discharge from service he returned to Lusk where he followed the mechanical trade and was interested in the oil business. He was a charter member of Weiten-Dupes Post No. 4 American Legion in this city. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Frances Quinn of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. Archie Pace, Chadron and Mrs. Ethel Render of Cozad. He was preceded in death by his father.
Johnny and Mary Thon Files, Book 7
October 8, 1958
Colonel Quinn Dies Saturday; Funeral Services Tuesday
Colonel Tyson Quinn, a life-long resident of Lusk, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Archie Pace in Chadron, Neb., at 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 after a lingering illness. Funeral services were held in the Peet Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Theodore Foster, Rector of St. George's Episcopal Church officiating. Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Mrs. A.F. DeCastro sang "Safe In The Arms of Jesus" and "The Old Rugged Cross", accompanied by Mrs. J. P. Watson, organist.
Casket bearers were: Mike Miller, Dick Lee, Lee Penn, C. E. Marvin, Clarence Pinkerton and Charles Blagg.
Weiten-Dupes Post No. 4 American Legion was in charge of the graveside services. John Hughes carried the American Flag with Clyde Blackmore as color guard; Bud Crowley carried the Legion flag with Jerry Hollon as guard. Warren Schroefel, Commander of the Post, folded the flag which Sgt. of Arms Charles Vaughan presented to Mrs. Frances Quinn, mother of Colonel Quinn. Roger Rogers blew taps. The firing squad was from the National Guard.
Interment was in the Lusk Cemetery with the Peet Mortuary in charge.
Colonel Tyson Quinn was born in Lusk, Jan. 31, 1891, the son of George and Frances Gordon Quinn. He was a retired mechanic and a veteran of World War I. Besides his mother, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Render of Cozad, Neb. and Mrs. Mae Pace of Chadron, and several nieces and nephews.
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