Cheyenne, WY Frozen To Death In Blizzard, Oct 1892

FROZE ON THE PLAINS.

JOHN PIERCE AND SON OF WYOMING DIED IN THE BLIZZARD.

Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct. 22. -- [Special to Tribune] -- The first report on the loss of life during the great blizzard of ten days ago came in this evening. JOHN PIERCE, a horse raiser, and his son, a lad of 7, perished on the prairie about fifty miles from this city. PIERCE with the boy undertook a trip of ten miles on the 13th. They stopped at a ranch and rested for an hour, and then struck into the hills and haven't been seen since. Both saddle-horses were found today, one dead and the other almost a skeleton. PIERCE was a member of the Cheyenne Lodge of the A.O.U.W., and his brothers have sent out a searching party and are caring for the family of the missing men.

Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1892-10-23