KNIFTON, William


Rocky Mountain News

January 16, 1895


KNIFTON—Tuesday, January 15, 1895 at the family residence, 2015 Curtis Street. William Knifton, age 62 years. Funeral from Trinity Memorial Church, Twenty-sixth and Curtis Streets, Wednesday, at 2 o’clock. Internment Riverside. The deceased was a pioneer in Black Hawk, his family being well known to all Gilpin County pioneers. He will be remembered by his associates while with the Gregory Mining Company as “Uncle Bill.” He was with the Colorado Central Railroad Company while building through Clear Creek Canyon, and remained with them for some time after completion. During the ‘90’s he was with the Colorado Iron Works and the Henday & Mayer Manufacturing Company, and of late with the Denver City Cable Company since its beginning. He leaves a widow and two married sons, George, the eldest, being a well known resident of Denver. Frank, the younger, is at present in Old Mexico and unable to get home. The eldest daughter, Clara, was buried only three months ago, and the youngest daughter “Sallie” was buried nine years ago, almost immediately after graduating from the Denver High School. Mrs. Knifton has three brothers now living in Denver with their families, Joseph B. Tomlinson, John Tomlinson, and Edward Tomlinson, all Colorado pioneers.

Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado, United States
16 January 1895