Hauswirth, Butte Mayor, Succumbs To Heart Attack

 Pioneer Executive of Mining City Passes There Friday

 BUTTE, April 11. (U.P) – Funeral arrangements were pending here tonight for Mayor Charles A. Hauswirth, 58, who died today of a heart attack.

     Hauswirth was re-elected to a fourth term as mayor of Butte last Monday.

     Hauswirth first was named mayor in 1935. He ran on the republican ticket although the city normally is democratic. His recent victory in the city polls was over Cliff Crowley, democrat, by 808 votes.

     Hauswirth was born in Butte in 1882, the son of the late Simon Hauswirth. His mother was the ninth white woman to come to Butte, arriving in the mining city in 1870.

     He was graduated from the Butte public schools and the Butte Business College and was an outstanding catcher in the Butte baseball league when he was a young man.     Hauswirth entered the grocery business in Butte in 1916 after having sold automobiles in the east since 1911. In 1921, he purchased the Western fuel company, which he owned at the time of his death.  In 1932, he began publishing the Eye-opener, a local newspaper, and was elected mayor in 1935.

     Hauswirth leaves his widow, three daughters—Mrs. Thomas O’Hara, Mrs. Keith Combs, and Barbara Hauswirth; a son, Charles Hauswirth, Jr., a student at University of Washington, and a brother, J. R. Hauswirth, of Hamilton.

 HELENA, April 11, (U.P.)—Governor Sam C. Ford today expressed deep sorrow when he learned of the death of Mayor Charles A. Hauswirth of Butte.

     “News of Mayor Hauswirth’s death shocks me deeply,” Gov. Ford said.  “He was the sort of man whom we can ill accord to lose, and his passing will bring sorrow to a very wide circle of friends in all parts of the state.”

 The Havre Daily News
Havre, Montana
Saturday, April 12, 1941- Page 1


Elks Hold Rites for Hauswirth

 Funeral to Be Held Monday

     Ritualistic services were conducted last night in the Butte Elks temple for Mayor Charles A. Hauswirth.  The rites were conducted by Exalted Ruler James E. O’Neill and staff officers of Butte Lodge No. 240.

     Mayor Hauswirth became a 25 year member of the Elks two weeks ago, at which time he and several others were presented with 25-year pins.

     Final rites for Mayor Hauswirth will be conducted at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Masonic Temple.

     The services will be under the auspices of Summit Valley Lodge No 123 A. F. & A. M. of which the Mayor was a past master.  A reader from the Christian Science Church will assist.

     Interment will be in the family plot in Mount Moriah cemetery.

     Mayor Hauswirth died at his home Friday morning at 4 o’clock following a heart attack suffered a short time previously.  His death came only a few days following his re-election to a fourth term.

     City policemen and firemen will march in an escort for the funeral procession Monday.

     The city hall will be closed after 1 o’clock Monday afternoon and the city library will be closed from 2 to 5 o’clock in the afternoon.

 The Montana Standard
Butte, Montana
Sunday, April 13, 1941- Page 5