While I have yet to get my hands on an actual obituary for Harry A. Sullivan—my husband’s newly-confirmed second cousin, twice removed—I was able to find a news article reporting his 1950 death. Because it was printed in a Greeley, Colorado, newspaper instead of a Denver paper, it’s my guess this Kelly descendant was still hard at work around the state, fulfilling what he considered to be his life’s mission. Harry Sullivan seemed to be a tireless advocate for Colorado’s veterans.
Harry's passing was commemorated by a statement from the governor, and the flying of flags at half-mast at capitol offices. Considering that, there will surely be other state newspapers to find that carried an announcement similar to the front page insertion I found in The Greeley Daily Tribune on the day of Harry’s September ninth passing.
Denver, Sept. 9.—Harry A. Sullivan, 55, chairman of the state board of veterans affairs, died early several hours after becoming ill at an American Legion meeting.Gov. Johnson said Colorado has lost a “great citizen” and ordered flags flown at half staff at the statehouse.Sullivan was a veteran of the first World War and was one of the organizers of the Legion in Colorado. He served in France with the 157th infantry and was an acting captain at the war’s end.