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Obits: Charles & Celia [Morris] Osborne
Posted by: Carol Page Tilson (ID *****2353) Date: January 01, 2007 at 08:31:25
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From the "Powell Tribune" [Powell, Park Co., WY], Friday, 8 Jun 1951:


Funeral services will be held at the Powell Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Charles E. Osborne, a resident of the Garland community for the past 31 years. He suffered a stroke two months ago, which left him ill, although he was up and around most of the time. He came to live with his daughter, Mrs. Fred Miller, at Powell. He again suffered an illness Wednesday evening which caused Mrs. Miller to bring him to the family physician. Death came to him from a heart attack at 5:30 o'clock, June 6, before he could be gotten to the hospital.

Mr. Osborne had reached his 80th birthday the 11th of last March, having been born at Carthage, Missouri, where he spent his life up to the time he and family came west in 1900 to locate in the Bowler-Warren locality. They lived there for several years, and 31 years ago came into the country around Garland, Wyoming, to locate, and Garland has since been the family home for the Osbornes. Mr. Osborne was married to Celia Morris at Avilla, Missouri, and at the time of their coming west were the parents of two children, the other two of the four surviving children having been born in later years.

All the Osborne children live nearby -- Mrs. Leta Miller, residing at Powell; a son Ed living at Garland; two sons, Orin and Virgil, living in Cody. A sister, Mrs. Charley Kelly of Springfield, Missouri, is a surviving family member. Other survivors include 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Burial will be in the family lot at Crown Hill cemetery where previously was laid to rest his wife, ten years ago. Also in that cemetery lot are the graves of his father, Samuel Osborne, and also the graves of two sons, Elmer and Sam.

Mr. Osborne, well-known about Garland and Powell, had been all his life a farmer.

Note: Charles Edward Osborne was born 12 Mar 1871 in Wilson Co., KS; his parents, Samuel Wood Osborn and Frances McKinney, didn't move to the Carthage area of Jasper Co., MO, until after 1880.

From the "Powell Tribune" [Powell, Park Co., WY], 6 Feb 1941:


This week the Tribune is called upon to record the death and burial of Mrs. Chas. Osborne, resident of this region for the past forty years.

Mrs. Osborne died at the Whitlock hospital in Powell on Monday, February 3d, of a kidney ailment. A year ago she had suffered the amputation of a limb by surgeons at Billings, but this had well healed and was not a contributing factor to her death, so the Tribune is informed by members of the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Osborne had resided on the Powell flat for the past twenty-three years, moving here from Montana in 1922. At first the family resided on rented farms. Later they purchased the old Churchill homestead southeast of Powell, and that was the family home for ten years. A year ago, Mr. and Mrs. Osborne acquired the old Daley homestead near Garland, where they planned on making their home for many years to come, but the death of Mrs. Osborne came to mar their homemaking plans. After a life of hard work these good people thought to settle down in an attractive home that would in a measure be a fulfillment of their hopes and desires, but, as so often happens, the dream fell short of the realization.

All the members of the family gathered at Garland and Powell Wednesday afternoon to be present at the largely attended funeral.

The community tribute to the life of Mrs. Osborne was held at the Baptist church in Powell, conducted by the Rev. A. B. Campbell of Garland. Coming from a distance to the funeral were Ray Teeples and family from Bridger, Roy Teeples and family from Bowler and a niece, Mrs. Jess Howell, from Shriver, Montana.

Pallbearers included old neighborhood friends -- Fred Welch, Hosea Carpenter, Wm. DeVoss, George Norris, Louis Moore and C. E. Beacock. Burial was made in Crown Hill cemetery, east of Powell.

Mrs. Osborne, 64 years of age, was the mother of one daughter and five sons. One of these sons, Elmer, met a tragic death in an automobile accident north of Powell eleven years ago, when he was 21 years of age. The other four sons include Ed Osborne, farmer of this locality; Orin Osborne, employee of the Northwestern Construction Co., of Hill City, South Dakota; Sam Osborne, who is employed on the TE ranch southwest of Cody; Virgil Osborne, 19 years of age and the youngest of the family, who has been residing with his parents at their Garland home. The daughter is Mrs. Fred Miller [Leta Faye], who has moved with her husband to Hill City, South Dakota, but who has been back here for the past several weeks helping care for her mother in her illness.

The Osborne family came from Missouri. Mrs. Osborne's maiden name was Celia Morris. She was born on April 16, 1876, in the rural home of Mr. and Mrs. Randall Morris at Reeds, Missouri. She was married 47 years ago on the 17th of December to Charles Osborne, and it was in the year 1900 that they came west, locating north of the Wyoming-Montana line at Bowler. It was in that frontier ranching country that they pioneered for many years; it was there that their family of children were reared. They knew about the regions around Frannie, Warren and Bridger in the early history of their development. They knew the saltsage flats of the Shoshone valley before there was any Powell settlement. Although it was only twenty-three years ago that they actually established their residence in the Powell-Garland community, yet they knew this area at the turn of the century, years before any of its first homesteaders first located here.

There are left to mourn the loss of an affectionate grandmother eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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