Paris Daugherty

1857 -1944



Rites For Paris Daugherty Will Be Held At Ten Sleep [Newspaper clipping in Edna Greet scrapbook, probably Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, 15 Sept. 1944.]
     Funeral services for Paris Daugherty, pioneer Ten Sleep resident who died at Thermopolis Wednesday night, have been set for Monday at 2:30 p. m. at the Ten Sleep Methodist church.
     Mr. Daugherty died unexpectedly at Carter hospital at 6 p. m. Wednesday after being at the hospital four weeks.
     He had been a prominent rancher in the Big Horn basin since 1903.  He had always been in the cattle business, buying and selling cattle with his father when he lived as a boy on their farm near Clarkshill, Ind., and later raising his won cattle in Wyoming.  He was born at Clarkshill Nov. 6, 1857 and removed to the farm with his father until he was grown.  Then he  moved to Rensselaer, Ind., and entered the stock business independently.  When he was 21 years old he was married at Rensselaer, on Nov. 17, 1878.  He and his wife had eight children, all born in Rensselaer.
     In the spring of 1903 the family moved to the Big Horn basin and for two years they farmed on the Greybull river.  Then they moved to the ranch on Canyon creek, one of the oldest ranches in the basin.
     As Mr. and Mrs. Daugherty became advanced in years they spent several winters away from the ranch, living some of the time in Basin and spending the winters in California, Arizona and other warmer climates, but Mr. Daugherty was very active until the time of his death and was able to transact all his own business affairs.  Only last year did he dispose of his cattle and ranch.  His son, Israel Daugherty, now owns the home ranch on Canyon creek.
     Mrs. Daugherty died at Worland hospital in 1941, as result of a car accident between here and Ten Sleep.
     Mr. Daugherty's long life span covered four wars.  Although he was only a youth at the time of the Civil War, he had a vivid recollection of it.
     He is survived by six of his children, Mrs. Fred Bader of Ten Sleep, Earl Daugherty of Basin, Mrs. Beatrice Calderwood of Lake View, Ore., Mrs. E. S. Rice of Ten Sleep, Mrs. Cecil Allen of Wyola, Mont., and Israel Daugherty of Canyon Creek.  Hobart and McKinley, twin sons born on election day, preceded him in death, Hobart dying at birth and McKinley dying of spinal meningitis in Worland in 1931.
     Two half-brothers, C. E. Daugherty of Covena, Cal., and Quincy Daugherty of Clarkshill, and one half-sister, Villa Daugherty, of Clarkshill, also survive him, as well as grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
     The Rev. R. F. Goff, pastor of the Worland and Ten Sleep Methodist churches, will conduct the services.   Mr. Daugherty was a member of the Methodist church.
     Mrs. Calderwood is expected to arrive Sunday if she makes the proper train connections.\