Obituary Details

Joseph James Hancock

(11/15/1865 - 08/24/1923)
Courtesy of The Lusk Herald-Standard, 08/30/1923


Funeral Services Held From the Congregational Church Saturday Afternoon

James Hancock died at this home last Friday morning, August 24, 1923, after an illness of more than two years.

Mr. Hancock in company with his wife came to Lusk some 12 years ago and made many friends during the years spent in this community.

He was known as an honest, upright man full of energy and the years when he was forced to be idle on account of the disease from which he suffered were hard for him to bear, but for the most part he was cheerful until death delivered him.

Joseph James Hancock was born in South Wales November 15, 1965, and came to this country with his parents when 19 years of age and located in East Randolph, N.Y. he met Miss Mariette Milks at Napoli, N.Y., and they were married there on November 15,1886. They moved to Wyoming in 1911 and have since made their home here.

Funeral services were held form the Congregational church Saturday afternoon. In the absence of a minister Ford B. Kuns, as the oldest deacon of the church, officiated.

The remains were laid to rest in the Lusk cemetery.

The pall-bearers were J.D. Lorenzen, Wm. Delahoyde, Alfred Johnson, Charles MrGinnis, Lee Miller and D.E. Goddard.

His wife has been his constant nurse during his long sickness, besides her he leaves two brothers, Bert, of Lusk and Harold, address unknown, and two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mayes and Mrs. Edith Johnson, both of Lusk. The Herald-Standard extend sympathy to the bereaved ones. 

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