Emma Shriver


TEN SLEEP --- Mrs Emma Shriver, 94, a Ten Sleep pioneer, died Thursday morning at the home of a son in Paonia, Colo.
     Mrs. Shriver came to the Ten Sleep area in the early days of the settling of the area.  She was widely -known and highly respected.
     She is survived by three sons, Howard Shriver, Compton, Calif., Henry Shriver of Paonia, Colo., and Roy Shriver of Ten Sleep; two daughters, Mrs. Martin Sporn and Mrs. Lige Thaxton, both of Ten Sleep; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ten Sleep Methodist Church.  Rev. R. Goff of Worland will officiate and burial will be in the Ten Sleep cemetery.


Last Rites Held for Mrs. Emma Shriver, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, Feb. 1961.
     TEN SLEEP ---Funeral services were held for Mrs. Emma Shriver, Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in Ten Sleep with Rev. R. F. Goff officiating.  A prayer was given by Mrs. Grace Jacobs.  Mrs. Jack Eschrich sang a solo, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and two songs "The Old Rugged Cross" and "Nearer My God to Thee: were sung my Mr. and Mrs. George McPherren, Mrs. Bob Fausset, Mrs. Bob Everett and Mrs. Eschrich.  Mrs. Frank Davis was at the piano.
     Emma Burns Shriver was born near Salem, Ill., June 27, 1866.  She died Feb. 2, 1961, at the home of her son, Henry, in Paonia, Colo., at the age of 94.  She grew to womanhood on her father's farm and received her education in the rural school near her home and then four years at Lebanon, Ill.  She was converted and joined the Methodist church at Pleasant Grove when she was 13 years of age and lived in that faith for fore than 80 years.
     She was married to John F. Shriver, Dec. 20, 1885.  Her husband died many years ago.  She is survived by five children --- Mrs. Lige Thaxton, Mrs. Martin Sporn and Roy Shriver, all of Ten Sleep, Henry Shriver of Paonia, Colo., and Howard Shriver of Compton, Calif.; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
     She moved to Wyoming with her family in 1906 where they first settled at Buffalo for three years, then she operated the hotel at Hazelton and also served as postmistress when the mail was carried by team and buggy or sled from Buffalo to Hazelton.  This was the original mail route from Basin to Buffalo.
     The family moved into the Big Horn basin in 1911 and she lived in or near Ten Sleep until 1946 when she moved to Colorado with her son, Henry, and family.  Since making her home in Colorado she has made frequent trips back to Ten Sleep to visit relatives and friends.
     Internment was in the Ten Sleep cemetery.