Obituary Details

Joe Colfax Hitshew

(11/30/1871 - 12/28/1918)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald, 01/02/1919

Joe Hitshew, who died in Thermopolis last Sunday, was buried in Manville cemetery Monday.

The Lusk Herald
December 26, 1918

Joe Hitshew, who has been under the weather from an attack of the Flu, left Monday night, in the company with a brother, for Thermopolis. Mr. Hitshew is suffering from rheumatism, caused by Flu, and goes to Thermopolis for treatment.

Wyoming Newspaper Project
Thermopolis Record
January 2, 1919
INFLUENZA IS STILL RAGING
Many Deaths Occurring But Few New Cases Since Weather Turned Colder

DEATHS
The number of deaths from influenza and pneumonia continues to be deplorably large, although they are fewer than were reported last week. The physicians say there is a marked falling off in the new cases since the advent of the present cold spell of weather. There are, however, some cases developing and many who are down with the disease. Among the deaths for the week we note the following:

Joe C. Hitshew
Joe Colfax Hitshew, who was here for medical treatment, died December 28 (Note: This was a Saturday) from Bright's disease. He was a comparative stranger in this immediate locality. The body was shipped to his home at Manville for interment.

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