GRANSBURY, ELMER S. - Park County, Colorado | ELMER S. GRANSBURY - Colorado Gravestone Photos


Alma Cemetery
Park County,

Gravestone inscription: There is no gravestone; a Funeral Home Marker bears the hand-written name of Elmer Gransberry.

Note: The last name spelling on the Funeral Home Marker (Gransberry) is different than that listed in the obituary below (Gransbury).

The Alma cemetery and Buckskin cemetery are one in the same. The cemetery was originally called the Buckskin cemetery because it was next to the original town of Buckskin Joe, now a ghost town. President Theodore Roosevelt approved the land grant for the cemetery to be used by Alma residents on 3/21/1902, Patent No. 1638.

Source: the following was taken from the Fairplay Flume Newspaper (Fairplay, Park County) dated November 1, 1907 page 1.


Sunday afternoon the town was startled by the news that Elmer S. Gransbury had died by taking carbolic acid. The news was not generally believed at first, but proved to be true. Coroner Chas. S. Wells was telephoned for, and he, together with County Attorney M.I. O’Mailia, came up from Fairplay, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest.
Many friends of Mr. Gransbury believe that the act was not done with suicidal intent, but that he took the poison by mistake, as he was seen in the forenoon and seemed to be in his usual good spirits, conversing with friends. Besides, he held a lucrative position, being one of the engineers on the London mine, had a charming young wife and a lovely child.
Elmer S. Gransbury was born in Gold Hill, Boulder county, Colorado, twenty-nine years ago and came to Park county when a child four years old with his parents, who settled first at Park City, afterwards moving to Alma. His mother later went to Denver, where Elmer attended the schools. He returned later to Park county and followed mining and engineering as a profession. He was universally liked in the community and the great respect in which the deceased was held was shown by the large number of mourners who followed his earthly remains to the Alma cemetery Tuesday.
Besides his bereaved mother, who came up from Denver Monday, he leave his young wife, formerly Miss Laura Baker of this city, and child to mourn his loss.

Contributed on 11/4/08 by southparkperils
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Submitted: 11/4/08 • Approved: 11/13/08 • Last Updated: 3/23/17 • R22166-G0-S3

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