Photo courtesy of Joshua Brackett's Eagle Scout Project
(December 12, 1865 - August 20, 1949)
The Lusk Herald
August 25, 1949
Pioneer Woman, Minnie Hargraves, Dies Here Saturday
A pioneer woman of this section of Wyoming, Mrs. Minnie Hargraves, died at the Spencer Hospital in Lusk, Saturday, August 20, in her 84th year.
Minnie Danforth was born December 12, 1865, in the county of Waupun, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, on the farm of her grandparents, the Leonard Chesneys. When 9 years of age she moved with her parents to Brandon, Wisconsin, where most of her school days were spent.
In 1886 she worked in the Register of Deeds office in Fond du Lac, and on September 20, 1893, she was married to Charles Hargraves of Lusk, Wyo., and came here to live.
The family lived in Lusk part of the time, but most of the years were spent on the ranch south of Lusk, and since the death of her husband, on May 8, 1931, she has made her home with her sons, Lloyd and Noel, who operate the ranch, until a few months ago when, because of illness, she has been at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Allen Haynes, of Guernsey, Wyo.
She was brought to Lusk last week by the Peet ambulance, after suffering a stroke, and passed away here on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hargraves are the parents of four children, Lloyd, Nellie Alberta, Neal and Noel, the latter being twins. Neal died when six months old.
Funeral services wee held from the Peet chapel on Tuesday afternoon, August 23, by Rev. H.T. Clark, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating.
The songs, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," and "God be With You" were sung as a duet by Mrs. Emerson Bonner and Miss Justine Watson, with Mrs. A.F. DeCastro as accompanist.
The casket bearers were J.W. Wolfe, Robert Wolfe, Dan Nolan, Gina Nolan, Charles Frederick and Henry Frederick.
Interment was made in the Lusk cemetery beside her husband and infant son.
Surviving are her two sons, Lloyd and Noel, and her daughter, Mrs. Nellie Haynes of Guernsey; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Related Genealogy Entries: 'Minnie (Danforth) Hargreaves'
Gayle E. Cork (October 31, 1915 - January 7, 1991)Blanche M. Hargraves (July 22, 1875 - May 16, 1969)Donald J. Hargraves (1904 - March 1, 1905)Harry Beckworth Hargraves (June 29, 1875 - November 20, 1945)John E. Hargraves (1846 - July 10, 1903)Lyman D. Hargraves (October 18, 1910 - February 8, 1986)Matthew Hargraves (Date Unknown - December, 1902)Myra B. Hargraves (July 14, 1845 - October 3, 1912)Olive Estelle Hargraves (October 11, 1910 - May 12, 1989)Robert M. Hargraves (September 6, 1906 - September 6, 1974)Shirley Marguerite Hargraves (December 4, 1918 - June 23, 1919)Wesley James Hargraves (Date Unknown - January 5, 1952)Charles William Hargreaves (May 2, 1861 - May 8, 1931)Lloyd D. Hargreaves (January 4, 1895 - July 29, 1966)Noel C. Hargreaves (February 16, 1901 - November 12, 1981)Irene Held (November 7, 1886 - January 17, 1971)Irma Louise Kirlin (January 15, 1912 - September 2, 1996)Leao M. Kirlin (September 28, 1898 - June 10, 1978)Allen Niver (April, 1842 - February 2, 1902)Mary Ellen Niver (September 20, 1848 - January 4, 1897)Ward Niver (Date Unknown - December 26, 1901)
Related Historical Entries: 'Minnie (Danforth) Hargreaves'
No related entries available.
Type your search terms into the box below and his 'Search!' to begin searching the
The Niobrara County Library Foundation, Inc. accepts online donations. Click to contribute via PayPal or credit/debit card.
Peruse our extensive genealogical archives, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
We are currently adding birth record information to the website, with entries sorted alphabetical by first and last name.
This resource provides an alphabetical listing of names, broken down by cemetery, of
those buried in area cemeteries. This resource can assist you in locating the exact location of these grave