Harry Beckworth Hargraves



Cemetery photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
Cemetery photos courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project



(June 29, 1875 - November 20, 1945)


The Lusk Herald
November 22, 1945


Harry Hargraves, Wyoming Pioneer, Dies Here Tuesday

Harry B. Hargraves, a resident of Wyoming for nearly half a century, died at the Spencer Hospital at 12:35, Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Hargraves is one of the best known men in Lusk, having been engaged as salesman for many years in the Snyder Mercantile Co., and later in the D. D. Caley grocery store. He came in contact with nearly every one in the county and surrounding country and his genial and cheerful disposition won for him a host of friends.

He came to Wyoming as a young man, in 1898, with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Hargraves, and the family settled on the Badger Sheep and Cattle Company ranch, some 25 miles southeast of Lusk.

December 2, 1902, he was married to Miss Blanche Moses and they lived on the ranch until 1910, when they moved into Lusk to make their home, and resided here all their married life.

Four sons were born to them, the eldest, Donald, died when only six months old. The other three sons, with his wife, survive him. They are: Robert of Cody, Wyo.; Lyman, of Manitou Springs, Colo., and Gordon, who is in the service and now stationed at San Francisco, but is home on furlough at this time. One brother, Wesley Hargraves of Capser, has also been with his brother the past two weeks.

Harry B. Hargraves was born at Ripon, Wis., June 29, 1875. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and a member of Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 24, A.F.& A.M.

Funeral services will be held from the Peet Chapel on Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, with Rev. Ezra Duncan officiating.

The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.



The Lusk Herald
November 29, 1945
Services Held for Harry Hargraves


Funeral services for Harry B. Hargraves were conducted from the Peet chapel on Friday afternoon, Nov. 23, 1945, at 2 o'clock, with Rev. Ezra Duncan, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lusk, officiating.

Music was furnished my members of the Baptist choir, who sang "Good Night Here, Good Morning There" and "Beyond the Sunset".

The Masonic burial rites were conducted at the grave by Harmony Lodge No. 24, of which Mr. Hargraves had been a member for almost forty years, with C. E. Marvin in charge.

Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery and the casket bearers, all long-time friends of Mr. Hargraves, were Charles E. Scace, J. W. Wolfe, E. M. Criss, Hans Gautschi, C. A. Whelan and J. B. Griffith.

Harry Beckworth Hargraves was born in Ripon, Wisconsin, June 29, 1875. He attended high school and one year of college at Ripon. He was a member of the National Guard and joined the armed forces for the Spanish-American War and was mustered out in November, 1898, at which time he came to Wyoming and assisted his father, John Edgar Hargraves, on the Badger Sheep and Cattle Ranch.

On December 2, 1902, he was married to Miss Blanche Moses of Ripon, on this ranch, and they lived there until 1910, when the ranch was sold and they moved to Lusk, where they resided until the time of his death on Tuesday, November 20, 1945. Four sons were born, Donald John, who died at the age of six months; Robert Moses, now a resident of Cody, employed by the Kirk and Kruger Oil Co.; Lyman Dow of Manitou Springs, Colo., employed by the Manning and Brown Co., and Gordon Beckworth, who is in the armed service stationed at San Francisco, Calif.

He leaves his wife, three sons, and a brother, Wesley J. Hargraves of Casper, Wyo., and a host of friends. The entire family were at his bedside at the Spencer Hospital at the time of his death.




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