Lead Daily Call (Lead, SD 27 Aug 1938
kev-.457 Cap- congres-rear .!this week, of William J. Mclaug-hlin. Mclaug-hlin. Mclaug-hlin. Wads- Iioncer Elack Hills lumberman, who, demo-,for demo-,for a number of years prior to 1908 I operated the McLaughlin Tie and PIONEER OF BLACK HILLS DIES, DENVER Current edition of Denver newspapers newspapers carry an article telling of the death in that city on Wednesday of Timber company in the Limestone country of the Black Hills and was widely known throughout this section section of the state. The article concerning his death, follows: "William J. McLaughlin, 85, pioneer western rancher, railroad contractor, lumberman, oil and mining man, died Wednesday at the home of his son, L. E. McLaughlin, at 939 Ogden street, after a long period of failing failing h?alth. "Mr. McLaughlin was born at Bradford, Pa., September 9, 1853. He went to Kansas by covered wagon in 1878 with a company of Pennsjl- Pennsjl- vania settlers and was in the sheep and cattle business in Rooks county, Kansas, until 1887. Then he went to Nebraska as a grading contractor on the construction of the Burlington railroad. Later he did similar Work for the same road in South Dakota. "He graded the streets for Newcastle, Newcastle, Wyo., in 1889. He entered the timber business in 1897 in South Dakota Dakota and later was head of the McLaughlin McLaughlin Tie & Timber company at Nahant, S. D., near Deadwood. In 1909 he went to Sheridan, Wyo., and in 1913 to Riverton, Wyo. In 1915 he sold his timber interests and went into the oil business with Ed Hall. They developed the Pilot Butte lfielJ' His flrst wife' Mrs' Edltha Mc Laughlin, died in 1919. the year he came to Denver. In 1921 he married Mrs. Carrie R. Fisher of Lander, Wyo. "He and the late Edward Manion opened the London mine at Alma, Colo., in 1925. Later he had mining interests at Idaho Springs. He retired retired in 1928. "Ha was a member of the Masonic lodge, a life member of the Shrine and consistory at Deadwood, and a member of Radiant chapter, Order of Eastern Star. "Mr. McLaughlin is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie McLaughlin: his son, L. E. McLaughlin, both of Denver; Denver; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel McCoy McCoy of Kansas City, and Mrs. Gracs Boland of Los Angeles; twelve grandchildren grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. grandchildren. "Funeral services will be held Saturday. Saturday. Members of the Masonic lodge will conduct burial servlc:s at Fairmont cemetery."