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THE WESTERN STAR, 13 July 1917
Obituary of THOS. "TOMMY" A. WILMORE
Death of Thos. Wilmore.

Thos. A. Wilmore, a pioneer settler in Comanche co., and for many years one of our best known citizens, died at his home in Del Norte, Colo., at 9 o'clock a.m. on last Saturday, July 7, 1917, aged about 70 years. He
had been in failing health for some time. Burial; was made in Del Norte on Monday.

Thos. Wilmore was one of the first among the early cattlemen who chose this part of the state as a desirable place for locating a ranch and engaging in the stock business. He first worked for other parties, but it was not long until he launched out for himself. That was several years before the county was organized or began to be settled. Mr. Wilmore's ranch was to the north of and including the present town site of Wilmore. He prospered as a ranch man, his judgment being unusually
good on all matters pertaining to livestock. When Santa Fe built the Englewood Branch through this county, a station and a post office were established on Mule Creek and named for Mr. Wilmore, who was postmaster for several years. Nearly 10 years ago he disposed of his ranch interests in this county, and not long afterwards, he, with his wife and two sons, Arthur and Ray, moved to Del Norte, Colo., near which city
they had bought a good sized ranch, the change being made principally for the benefit of Arthur's health. Mr. and Mrs. Wilmore continued to make their home in Del Norte, while the sons looked after the farm and ranch.

On July 2, 1889, Mr. Wilmore was united in marriage with Miss Mattie A. Wright, the ceremony being performed by Arthur Ferrin, who was then a justice of the peace in Powell tp. All who knew "Tommy" Wilmore were his friends. He was kind hearted, generous and hospitable. His sturdy, rugged, honest character left an indelible impress upon those with whom he associated. Friends in this county extend sincere sympathy to the bereaved wife and sons.

Obituary from The Wilmore News

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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