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Payette Enterprise 1918

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Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 10, 1918

Mrs. B. W. Grover passed away at her home 4 miles southeast of Fruitland Tuesday afternoon.

Anna Marie Kullander was born August 12, 1882, in Kensington, Minn. In 1910 she and Mr. B. W. Grover were united in marriage by Rev. C. D. Day. The same year they united with the Fruitland Methodist church. Mrs. Grover was confirmed in the Swedish Lutheran church early in life. As a young woman she was a teacher and bookkeeper. She has been an active worker in the W. C. T. U. having served as president of the Frances Williard Union.

Mrs. Grover was in ill health since April but was very hopeful and has been planning so much on moving to her beautiful new home in Fruitland, which was almost completed, until a short time ago when she realized that she was soon to dwell in her "mansion in Heaven." We can but wonder why so young a mother should be called. "She loves her home, her church her God." and was loved by all who knew her. She leaves to mourn besides her husband, two little daughters, Marion and Iola, aged 5 and 3 years, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Kullander of Kensington, Minn., five sisters and two brothers. Two of the sisters, Nurses Selma and Ida Kullander, have been faithful in caring for her during her sickness. Another sister, Miss Lucy, who has been with her some of the time, was called as a nurse to Ft. Riley, Kansas a short time ago.

The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church, Rev. Chas. McCoard, her pastor, and Rev. C. D. Day of Apple Valley, her former pastor, officiated. The body was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery at Payette. "but tho dead she yet speaketh and shall live in the hearts she has touched and in the lives she has influenced." (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 17, 1918
Eliza Elvorg Crane passed away at her home in Payette Wednesday morning after a long continued struggle with that dread disease consumption. At the time of her death she was 31 years, 9 months and 3 days of age. She leaves four small children and a husband who will have the deepest sympathy of the people of this community. Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church this Thursday afternoon at 2.30, conducted by Rev. Ward. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 24, 1918

Mrs. Elizabeth Kent, whose sudden death was recorded in the last Outlook, was laid to rest in Mt. Scott cemetery on Saturday, following funeral services at Carson's chapel, at which Dr. A. Thompson officiated. The members of Gresham Chapter Order of Eastern Star, of which Mrs. Kent was a member, conducted the burial service.

Mrs. Kent was born in Stockholm, New York, November 23, 1849. She was married to A. E. Kent, who survives her, on June 4, 1868. After residing several years in Oakes, N. Dakota, and Payette, Idaho, they came to Oregon in 1911 and settled near Rockwood, where she died. She is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. George Hageman and Mrs. Jas. Gray of Portland and five grandchildren. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Payette, Idaho, of the Gresham grange and the M. A. Rose Women's Relief Corps.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 24, 1918

There is an old Scripture passage "they were lovely in their lives and in death they were not divided." It was spoken of Saul and Jonathan, but there are many modern cases where the statement applies better than it does to the originals. For just three months we have been saying Miss Lewis without adding the other name Miss Beardsley. Now the two names are inseparable again and inseparable forever. Brief mention was made last week of the death of Miss Lewis. She died as did Miss Beardsley in a hospital after a surgical operation. It is one of the paradoxes of being that both of these who were such home folks should have died away from home. But the day of the hospital is now and it is a privilege that most people avail themselves of to seek medical help there when the need comes.

Miss Lewis has not known good health for several years, tho not at any time a shut in, or unable to take the live interest in every thing of high concern to the community. Disease however had so gotten hold of her that she could not withstand the shock of the operation. She died Tuesday evening January 15th, and was buried on Saturday. The funeral services were in her beloved church, the Presbyterian, and the body was taken to the New Plymouth cemetery for burial. Each place found a large assembly of sympathizing friends anxious to show the esteem in which they held the departed. But there was no sense of overwhelming grief. Rather there was a disposition to rejoice in the memory of a life so well lived that death seemed mere promotion.

The Lewis family are of New England stock but came to Iowa in time to help bring that territory into statehood. 1843 was the year of their westward migration, and they who know the history of that state know that it was a year of great history making, and that the part of the then territory into which the Father Lewis brot his family was peculiarly favored in the coming of a band of men trained in the Universities of the east and inspired with a zeal for the west. There were 11 in the Yale band and they brought; the motto "Each man to found a Church and all together to found a College." And they made good. Grinnell is the college and the churches, more than the high resolve called for, are scattered over the southeast part of that state. One of them is at Danville and in that Miss Lewis first made profession of faith in Christ and enlisted for life in his service. She has answered "here" at every roll-call of the Master for more than 50 years, and it was so startling voice that spoke the words "come up higher." Owing to cancerous condition she never married. But she never found it necessary to lavish her love on cats and poodles. She, together with Miss Beardsley who shared every good impulse with her, Mothered the two nephews Frank and Paul when death took away their own mother. And that was typical of what they together always did. A boy in their home to go to school and do a few chores that nowhere near paid the cost of keeping, was a fixed part of their program ever since the nephews went out into the world for themselves. Then every good work Church Sabbath School, Missionary support, Temperance, Y. M. C. A., and every call of money found these sisters (in every sense except the mere, matter of parentage), always ready and always glad to bear a part.

But there is not space to print a biography. All that is intended in this article is to mention a few typical things in order that they who had not the privilege of knowing her may understand why we loved her as well, and why we so confidently declare.

"I will not say, for I dare not say that she is dead. She is just away." (Parkview Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 24, 1918

After a long illness, John Rich passed away at his home near Fruitland, on Monday morning, January 21. He was born near Guthrie Center, Iowa, July 18, 1870. He was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Perkins of Guthrie Center, who departed this life a few months after marriage. Several years later he was married to Miss Martha Wheeler and to this union were born two children, Geo. Jefferson and Julia Marie. While the two children were still in their infancy the mother was called to her heavenly home, leaving Mr. Rich again alone.

Some years later he came to Fruitland where he has since resided. After coming to Idaho he was united in marriage to Miss Nora Skaggs and to them were born two children, Lola Edith and Fanny. He leaves besides his children, four brothers and three sisters were at his bedside. His son George from Green River, Utah, helped to care for him in his last illness, as did his sister, Mrs. Hall.

Funeral services were held at the home at 3 o'clock on Monday afternoon, Rev. Charles McCoard assisted by Phillip Smith conducting the services. The music was beautifully rendered by a quartette consisting of Mrs. Kinsey and daughter Esther and Messrs. Gardner and Hendy. After the funeral, L. H. Rich departed with his brother's remains for Guthrie Center, Iowa.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank the many kind friends who assisted in the care during the sickness and death of our dear one. Geo. and Lola Rich, Mrs. O. P. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Rich

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, January 31, 1918

Early Sunday morning, Jan. 27th, Mrs. J. E. Williams passed into the life beyond. Mrs. Williams has been in the Sanitarium at Vale, Oregon, for some time and it was hoped that she was gaining in health, and her death came as a shock to her family.

Lillian Maud Royston was born in Fall City, Nebraska, May 29, 1887, and came with her parents to Idaho in 1906. November 26th, 1912 she was united in marriage to James Edward Williams of Kimberly, Idaho, where they made their home. Mr. Williams and little son had gone to Vale Saturday to visit over Sunday with her.

When a girl at home she was an active member in the Methodist Christian Endeavor here; and at the time of her marriage she joined the Christian Church in Kimberly. She leaves besides her husband and four year old son Lewis, her mother Mrs. J. M. Royston, four sisters, Mrs. Harry Hart of Twin Falls, Misses Clara, Irma and Josephine, and six brothers, John of Prosser, Neb., Edward of Twin Falls, Chas. and Earl who are at home and Lafayette and Schuyler who are in France. All were present at the funeral services except the brothers in France, which were held in the Christian Church in Payette Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery where her father was buried three years ago. The whole community sympathize with the bereaved family in their sorrow. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, February 07, 1918
Mrs. E. F. Hubert died at her home in Boise Sunday February 3rd. The body was shipped to Payette Monday evening and the funeral was held from the Christian Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Henry Ball, Pastor. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and an infant daughter, who will have the sympathy of many friends in Payette. Mrs. L. Hubert of this city, will care for the little daughter. (Riverside Cemetery)


We wish in this way to express our thanks to the many friends who so kindly assisted us during our sad bereavement in the death of our beloved wife and sister-in-law, and for the many beautiful flowers. Mr. E. F. Hubert, Mrs. L. Hubert

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, February 14, 1918

Geo. W. Moore passed away at the Asylum at Blackfoot, Idaho, on last Saturday evening after an illness of nearly six years. Mr. Moore was stricken with paralysis and other complications nearly six years ago, from which causes he has been confined to his chair the greater part of the time. He bore his afflictions patiently through it all, never complaining, and oftimes doing what he could to assist in the affairs of the house. For the last few months he has gradually grown worse until his mind became somewhat affected and a short time ago it was thought best to take him to the asylum for treatment, but soon after he became suddenly worse and on Saturday a message was sent to Mrs. Moore to come at once as he was not expected to live, and in a few hours another came stating he had passed away. His body arrived in Payette on Tuesday morning and the funeral was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. H. K. Wallis, pastor. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. The sympathy of many friends is extended to the bereaved wife, who never tired in her constant care and kindness during the years of affliction.

Payette Enterprise (Thursday, February 21, 1918)

George W. Moore was born at Peoria, Illinois, November 2nd, 1863, and died at Blackfoot, Idaho, February 9th, 1918. He was 54 years, 5 months and 17 days old at the time of his death. When seven years of age he moved with his parents to Iowa, and from Iowa to Nebraska in 1880. On August 23, 1885 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Hendrickson. In 1904 they moved to Payette where they have since made their home. Besides a wife, he leaves to mourn his loss, two brothers both living at Idaho Falls. The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon, February 13th, conducted by Rev. H. E. Wallis, pastor and the body laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, February 14, 1918

Sarah Roberts Riffle was born August 27, 1859 in Lee County, Iowa, and live there until 1890 when she went to Salem, Iowa, where she was married February 12 to Wm. Austin Riffle.

In December 1905 they came to Idaho where she has since made her home. When but a young girl she made confession and joined the Church of God, and lived a Christian life, highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her.

Mrs. Riffle leaves to mourn, four children, Mrs. Ben Patheal of St. Maries, Idaho, Mrs. Frank Wayne, Jesse and Miss Grace who made their home with her; two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Kaup of Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. John Fhornberg of western Nebraska, and two brothers, C. H. Roberts of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, and J. E. Roberts of Payette, and two grandchildren, Bernice and Lois Patheal.

The funeral services was held Wednesday morning in the Baptist Church, Rev. Ford M. Burtch officiating.

Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery at Payette. (Riverside Cemetery)


We desire to thank the many friends and neighbors for the kindness and sympathy shown us during our sad bereavement in the death of our beloved mother. Mrs. Ben Patheal, Mrs. Frank Wayne, Jesse Riffle, Grace Riffle

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, February 14, 1918
Mrs. Thos. Weir died at her home between Fruitland and New Plymouth, Monday morning. Mrs. Weir's 70th birthday was Tuesday, the day after her death. She has been in poor health for some time. Her's was a beautiful christian life.

Margaret Jane Lindsay was born at Woodstock, Illinois, Feb. 12, 1848. She was united in marriage to Thos. Weir, March 3rd, 1879. She leaves besides her husband, one brother and 4 children, Nellie B., Mary, A. L., and Thos. Paul.

The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock, at the home. Rev. Knight, who has been her pastor a number of years, officiated. (Park View Cemetery)


We wish to thank the neighbors and friends for the many acts of kindness and loving sympathy shown us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offering. Mr. Thos. Weir and family

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, February 28, 1918

Mr. Lewis Eaton, Sr. died at the home of his son Lewis Eaton, Jr., in this city at 2 o'clock this morning. Funeral services will be conducted from the Eaton home Friday at 10 o'clock. The body will be shipped to the old home in Nebraska for burial. An obituary will be published next week.

Note: According to the Idaho Death Index he was born 9-7-1827 and died 2-28-1918. (ch)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, March 21, 1918

B. F. McCarroll received word Sunday that William Wardell, a former Payette man, had died in Salt Lake Friday of last week. Mr. Wardell will be remembered by the people of Payette as he was Wire Chief for the Telephone Company from 1911 to 1916. Death was caused from cancer of the stomach. He was a single man.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, March 28, 1918

The people of this community were shocked on last Monday morning on learning that Mrs. H. H. Clay had suddenly passed away. It was known by a few of her near friends that she had not been as well as usual for several days, but when the news came of her sudden death it was a surprise and a shock to the entire community. She had not been feeling well for a week or more, and on Sunday morning got up with a sick headache and was unable to be up during the day, and about 10:30 in the evening was taken with hemorrhage of the brain and passed away at 10:45 o'clock.

Mrs. Clay was loved by all who knew her. Her chief thought was to do for others, never complaining. She has been a true believer in Christianity from childhood, following the faith of the Christian Science Church. She has been a faithful companion to her husband for more than 45 years; a kind and affectionate mother to a large family of children who with their father, will keenly feel the loss of one who can never be replaced.

Rebecca Elizabeth Irwin was born at Greencastle, Indiana, March 8th, 1853; and died at Payette, Idaho, March 24th, 1918, age 65 years and 16 days. She was united in marriage to H. H. Clay at Cherryville, Kansas, Nov. 14th, 1872, and moved to Walla Walla, Washington Territory in 1874, later moving to Idaho about the year 1888. To this union were born eight children, three of whom died in infancy. Two sons, Lorren and Harry of Payette, Mrs. Margret E. Swarts and Carrie Belle Clay of Payette and Mrs. John Patterson of Ontario, who were all present at the funeral. Besides a husband and five children and several grandchildren she leaves to mourn her loss seven brothers and two sisters. The out of town relatives present at the funeral were, a brother, C. B. Irwin and wife of Boise, a brother N. C. Irwin and wife of New Meadows, a sister, Mrs. William Wisdom and husband of Riggins, Idaho, and a niece, Mrs. Elmer Church of Boise. The funeral was held from the home on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Mrs. A. B. Moss, Jr., first reader of the Christian Science Church. Interment was made in the Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, April 04, 1918

Mrs. Almira Elizabeth Hinkley who was taken to the Ontario hospital a short time ago died of pneumonia April 1st, a few days after the operation. The body was brot to Payette on Tuesday, and a short funeral service was held at Lauer's Undertaking parlor, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. M. D. Reed, and her remains were shipped on the noon train to Sioux City, Iowa, for burial in the family lot, accompanied by the husband W. C. Hinkley. Mrs. Hinkley was 57 years, 1 month and 8 days of age at the time of her death. Besides a husband she leaves to mourn her loss, five sons and one daughter; Earnest and Robert of Sioux City, Iowa; Ormand of Nampa, Ida.; Ralph and Clarence of Payette; and Mrs. Anderson of Sioux city, Iowa, who will have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, April 18, 1918

Thomas Hartung was born in west Penn, Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, on May 11, 1851, died April 13th, 1918, age 66 years, 11 months and 3 days. In 1877 he went to Akron, Indiana. In 1880 he went to Caroll, Iowa. On Nov. 3rd, 1883 he was married to Mary Faust.

In the spring of 1900 with his family he moved to Payette, Idaho. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his death, four children; Charles, Sam, William, and Mrs. Warren Dorothy, also four grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters in Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hartung was a kind and loving husband and father. He was a good neighbor, was generous and always ready to lend a helping hand to all.

Mr. Hartung was apparently in good health, transacting business up to the day of his death. Having retired early, he slept awhile, awoke, conversed with his wife and without complaining, suddenly died. He was held in high esteem by his neighbors and friends as attested by the large attendance at the funeral, which was one of the largest held in Payette, thirty-one cars were in the procession to the cemetery. Many from out of town were present, among them old friends of the family, R. R. Woodring from Nampa and H. Nolan from Caldwell. The services were held in the Christian Church, Rev. N. H. Farnham, officiating. The floral offerings covered the casket and were very beautiful. (Riverside Cemetery)

Card of Thanks

We desire to thank the many neighbors and friends who so kindly rendered their assistance during the sad hour of affliction in the loss of our dear husband and father. MRS. THOMAS HARTUNG and family

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, April 25, 1918

David Graham was born at Muncie, Indiana, May 26th, 1837, and died at Payette, April 19th, 1918, at the age of 80 years, 10 months and 22 days. He was married to Sarah A. Fuller, July 30th, 1863. To this union nine children were born, four of whom are still living, Mrs. O. N. Clemensen of Mt Pleasant, Utah, Mrs. Edna McDonald of Seattle, Washington, Mrs. I. W. Kenward and Mrs. A. F. Taylor of Payette. His first wife preceded him in death in 1906. He was married to Mrs. Nancy Branham in 1917, who with the four daughters, twenty grandchildren and two great grandchildren are left to morn his loss.

Mr. Graham has been a member of the Methodist Church for more than sixty years and owing to his advanced age has not taken an active part in business and public affairs, but in his quiet way has made many friends.

He was taken with lagrippe about two weeks ago which disease was the cause of his death, he has lived a good life and finished his work on earth and was ready and willing to go to his reward, he made all the funeral arrangements and sang some of his favorite hymns as long as he was conscious. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. K. Wallis from the Methodist church Saturday afternoon. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, April 25, 1918

On Friday morning at 10:25, April 19th, 1918, death entered, unannounced, the home of Geo. W. Shurtleff and claimed the wife and mother of the home. Mrs. Shurtleff had just recovered from an attack of lagrippe and was apparently on the road to health when she was called up higher.

Alma Elvira Jensen was born in Malmo, Sweden, on Nov. 27th, 1872, came to America when six years of age. Her child-hood and girl-hood were spent in Logan, Utah, where she met and married Geo. W. Shurtiff in 1888. Mrs. Shurtleff came to this Valley a bride and lived on the home place 28 years. She leaves a husband, four sons, a daughter, a sister, brothers and a mother to mourn her. The funeral was held at the Christian Church on Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Harvey Allred of Boise, conducting the service. Mr. Allred was a life long friend of Mrs. Shurtleff and spoke of her many virtues as a mother, a wife and a friend.

The many floral offerings were a silent token of the love and esteem of her family and friends. As a last loving service the sons acted as pall-bearers and the body was laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Cook and Mrs. L. Covey of Salt Lake and Harvey Allred and family of Boise attended the funeral. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, May 02, 1918
Frank H. Muzzy was born in Illinois December 19, 1852, and died at Payette April 27th, 1918, age 65 years, 3 months and 8 days. He was married to Pauline Gates April 4, 1882, and moved to Wyoming the following year and to Payette in 1909 which place has been his home until the time of his death. He was a lifetime member of the Baptist church and also a member of the Woodmen Lodge. His motto through life was to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. His honor and sterling character has won for him friends wherever he went. He was kind and gentle as a husband and father. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia, although he has not enjoyed good health for more than a year. He leaves to mourn his loss besides a wife, four children, Chester of Baker City; Frank of Cascade, Idaho; Mrs. Kenneth Taylor of Eau Clair, Wis.; and Mrs. F. J. Stanton of Payette; also one brother and one sister who were all present at the funeral. The funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Van Englen, a former pastor, and the body laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, May 09, 1918
Mrs. Esther Arner, better known as grandma Arner, who resided at Payette with her daughter, Mrs. J. B Gorton, for thirteen years, passed away at the home of her son, at Crawford, Nebr., May 1st at the age of eighty-four. She was born in Washington county, Penn., April 12, 1834 and leaves one brother and sister, three sons and one daughter to mourn her loss.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, May 09, 1918
Word was received the first of the week of the death of M. J. Gardiner in Omaha, Neb., Sunday afternoon, May 5. He had been in an automobile accident a short time before and had his knee cap broken but was recovering when he suddenly passed away. Death was caused by heart failure. The Gardiner family formerly lived near Sunnyside school house but moved to Omaha about two years ago. He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and five sons.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, June 13, 1918

Effects of War Coming Home - Lieut. Rhoads Killed On April 27 - Parents receive Telegram

At last we are brought face to face with the sad intelligence of the first of our boys surrender his life for his country. It brings home to the people of this community the realization that our boys are now facing the cruel and inhuman Huns. That they are true Americans, willing to face death in defense of democracy and freedom. Webster Rhoads, who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George W.. Rhoads of Payette, enlisted in company I five years ago when but seventeen years old, and went with his company to the Mexican border in the summer of 1916, and to Boise in April 1917, where the Company was mustered into the service of the National Government. After going to training camp he was commissioned to Second Lieutenant and assigned to another detachment which left for France in January, 1918. The news of his death came last Monday, and was very meager -- just a message to his parents stating he was officially reported killed in action April 27th. Further particulars will undoubtedly be received later. Mr. and Mrs. Rhoads, who have two more sons at the front have the deepest sympathy of a large circle of friends, who share with them a hope that Web may yet be alive and only missing in the strange confusion that war brings.

Payette Enterprise (July 04, 1918)


Payette has not planned a celebration of the ordinary sort, but the anniversary of Independence Day should be made to mean more this year than ever before. Accordingly we have planned to use one hour of the day in meditating on the case of our "first soldier to make the complete sacrifice to the cause of world Liberty." There has been delay in arranging this because the report of Lieu. Rhoads death was so long in reaching us, but now to have his deed as the theme for our keeping Independence Day is most fitting and we hope it will give larger meaning to both events. The meeting will be in the school grounds at 11 o'clock a.m. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 04, 1918

O. F. Lark, the young man who was on June 10th taken from Payette to Filer, Idaho, by his father and brother, being at the time mentally unbalanced and later was committed to the Asylum at Blackfoot, died very suddenly while at the breakfast table June 22nd. The body was taken to Filer where the funeral services were held the following Tuesday. Mr. Lark was quite well known in the vicinity of Fruitland having lived near that place for some time about a year ago.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 18, 1918
Mrs. Mary E. Thompson, aged 69 years, died Friday July 5 at the home of her son, Wm. Tyson, in Portland. Mrs. Thompson has been seriously ill for many weeks. She had many friends in this community having lived here and in Whitley Bottom. She leaves besides the son at whose home she died, a son James of Bank, Ore., and a daughter, Mrs. Thos. Seymour, formerly of Payette.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 18, 1918
Mrs. Fanny E. Bivens of Ontario, aged 51 years, 10 months and 16 days died Saturday July 6th at Pendleton, Oregon. Fanny E. Stuart came to Falk in 1882 and was married to John Bivens in 1884. To this union were born 6 children; three surviving the mother. George S. Bivens in service at Portland; Miss Fanny Emily, of Deeth, Nev., and Mrs. Jessie Heap of Fruitland. She leaves besides these her husband, one grandchild Miss Josephine Schall, one brother, Mr. Scott Stuart of Falk and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Nesbit of Payette and Mrs. Byera in Nevada. She was buried from the Baptist church in Payette Sunday, July 14th.

Mrs. Bivens has been in very poor health for a number of years. She and her husband were among the early settlers and have many friends who sympathize with the bereaved ones.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 25, 1918

Gay Stover, 15 years of age, a nephew of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Patton died very sudden of heart failure at the Patton ranch on Little Willow Creek on last Friday afternoon. He had been accustomed to spend some time each summer with his uncle on the ranch, he is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stover of Ontario, where the body was taken for burial. The funeral was held from the Baptist Church Tuesday at 10:30 conducted by Rev. John Norwood and the body laid to rest in the Ontario cemetery.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, July 25, 1918

Martha Angeline Burgess, aged 69 years, 8 months and 10 days passed away at her home south of Payette Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock after a continued illness of several years. Funeral services were from the home Tuesday and conducted by Rev. Norwood. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Note: Martha Burgess was born 11-13-1848 and died 7-23-1918 according to the Idaho Death Index.(ch)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, August 01, 1918

Hiram Ogg died at 4 o'clock Monday morning at his home in the community known as "Center," his death being caused by a stroke of paralysis a week before. He was 82 years old having been born Dec. 6th, 1835. He was surrounded by the members of his family at the time of his death. His funeral was preached by Rev. C. H. Sarg?? of Fruitland, Idaho, of the Brethren church, and his burial took place in Crown Point cemetery.

A suitable obituary notice of Father Ogg will be printed in the next issue of this paper. - Cascade News.

Mr. Ogg was for many years a resident of Payette where he had many friends who will regret to learn of his death. He moved from Payette to Long Valley about two years ago where he has since made his home. We extend to Mrs. Ogg and family our sincere sympathy in their sad bereavement.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, August 22, 1918

Mrs. August Senkbel received a message Monday evening from the war department at Washington stating that Benhard Huschke, a brother of Mrs. Senkbel, had died on August 5th from wounds received while in action. He was in the engineering service at the time he was wounded. He was born in Germany and came to this country at the age of nine in company with his sister Mrs. Senkbel, who was then eleven years old, and two smaller brothers, and one year later moved to Payette with the other members of the family and attended the west side school,13 years ago left Payette and moved to the state of Washington, where he enlisted in the engineering service leaving for France about two months ago, where he gave his life, a true American fighting against his own blood and native land in defense of democracy and freedom.

Payette Enterprise>
Thursday, August 22, 1918

The people of this community were much grieved to learn on last Friday morning that Mrs. G. B. Parsons had passed away during the night. It had been known for several days that she was seriously ill but seemed to be somewhat improved until Thursday morning she was taken suddenly worse, and while everything within the power of physicians was done death came to relieve her suffering at eleven o'clock Thursday night.

Ethel Giesler was born at Payette, Idaho, September 22nd, 1895; departed this life at her home on Sixth street, Payette, Idaho, August 15th, 1918, at the age of 22 years, 10 months and 24 days.

She was a graduate from the Payette high school in 1914, went to Caldwell, Idaho, in May 1915 and faithfully filled the position as deputy recorder for three years. She was united in marriage to G. B. Parsons, August 4th, 1917, and moved with her husband to Payette but a few weeks ago. Ethel was a girl loved by all who knew her. She became a member of the Baptist church at Payette when at the age of 15, where she held her membership at the time of her death. Having lived in Payette the greater part of her life and being of a lovable disposition, had a host of friends who with her husband, father and mother, brother and sisters will deeply feel the loss by her early departure while in the bloom of life. Besides a young husband, she leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Giesler, six sisters, Mrs. Carey Tussing and Mrs. Frank Stowell of Fruitland, Mrs. Arthur Orcutt of Cascade, Cecile, Margarete and Anna of Payette, and one brother, John C. Giesler Jr. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Burtch of Fruitland where many friends from both this community and Caldwell gathered to pay the last tribute of respect which was manifested by the most beautiful floral offerings. Interment was made in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, August 22, 1918

The infant child that was brought to Payette from Portland last Saturday by Miss Fern Fulton and the circumstances surrounding the case seems to have caused considerable talk and speculation as to the real facts and the motive of her bringing the child to Payette. We have made some investigation, and have also interviewed Miss Fulton and find these facts as we believe them to be.

Miss Fulton, according to her own statement, has been for some time employed at a rooming house in Nampa, and while there met and became acquainted with a lady, a Mrs. Mae, from Salt Lake who came to Nampa to visit relatives living in the country, and at several times visited the rooming house to see Miss Fulton, and about three weeks ago arranged with Miss Fulton to take a trip to the coast with her. When arriving at Portland Mrs. Mae being somewhat ill decided to remain there for a few days and engaged rooms for their convenience, and on August 13th they were taken to a hospital where the child was born to Mrs. Mack. The child, being born in a weak condition, the mother prevailed on Miss Fulton to bring it to Payette for treatment, stating she would come as soon as she was able. A doctor was called at Pendleton and at La Grande to render assistance, but the little one died in the waiting room at the depot a few minutes after arriving. The railroad physician was called and after making investigation turned the case over to the sheriff and county coroner who made the statement that death was due to natural causes, and the little one was given a decent burial at the expense of the county, and it is believed by Miss Fulton that the county will be reimbursed when the mother arrives. (Riverside Cemetery)

Note: According to the Idaho Death Index, the infant was born 8-13-1918 and died 8-17-1918.(ch)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, September 12, 1918
W. F. James passed away Sunday afternoon, September 1st, 1918 at his home in Sand Hollow after an illness of nine days with apoplexy, and was buried Tuesday afternoon at Payette, Idaho. Services were held at the M. E. Church conducted by Rev. Wallace, and interment was in Riverside Cemetery.

W. F. James was born March 25th, 1864 near Crawfordsville, Indiana. He married Emma Rocke of Quincy, Kansas, Greenwood County, June 15, 1892. He is survived by a widow, father and mother, two sisters, two brothers, relatives, friends and neighbors to mourn his loss. There were beautiful floral offerings. Since coming west he made many friends. His was a genial, friendly disposition which won him friends among the young as well as the older people. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, September 19, 1918

Mr. G. F. Johnson, O.S.L. Agent who was taken to Boise Monday, suffering from an attack of heart truble, passed away Wednesday afternoon at 1:40. We are truly grieved to make this announcement. This community as well as the railroad company have lost a friend. Mr. Johnson has served the people and his company at Payette for many years in an unusual and satisfactory way. His pleasant and congenial manner has won for him many friends. His body was brought to Payette this morning and will be laid to rest in the Riverside Cemetery. so far we know nothing of the funeral arrangements. A full and appropriate obituary will be published in next week's Enterprise.

Payette Enterprise (Thursday, September 26, 1918)


George Frederick Johnson was born at Quincy, Ill. July 24th, 1868 and departed this life September 18th, 1918 at St. Lukes Hospital in Boise, being at the time of his death 50 years, 1 month and 24 days old. The greater part of his boy-hood days were spent at Meadville, Mo. He came west in 1900 and began work for the O.S.L. railroad, moving to Payette with his family where he took up his duties as agent Sept. 18th 1909, just nine years to the day prior to his death. And the hour on which he died was just 9 years to the hour from the time he left Burley with his family for Payette.

During the nine years Mr. Johnson served the people and his Company at Payette, his services as Agent were more than satisfactory. He was always ready and willing to accommodate the public in a manner unusual for men of that position, and his death will be keenly felt by many people.

Funeral services were held from the home on Sixth St. Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. W. H. Swartz, pastor of the Baptist church, and the body laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery. He leaves to mourn his death, a wife, six children and one brother. The children are K. L. Johnson, Ralph Johnson, Ruth, Alice and Dorothy all of Payette, and Mrs. Elisabeth Bulmer of Portland, and the brother, Henry Johnson of Brunswich, Mo.

The sympathy of a large circle of friends is extended to this family in their sad bereavement. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, October 03, 1918

D. C. McGilvery of Twin Falls, a brother-in-law of Dr. H. B. Catron, was suddenly killed last Friday night about 40 miles out of Twin Falls on the Jarbridge road when his car, a Cole Eight, turned over the grade, pinning him underneath, causing instant death. It was dark at the time and endeavoring to dodge a bad place on the grade got too near the embankment which gave way. There was another man in the car with him at the time, who was unhurt. Mrs. McGilvery, who is a sister of Mrs. Catron, was here visiting at the time and was notified by wire. Dr. Catron accompanied her on the next train to Twin Falls. The body was shipped to Portland for interment. Mrs. McGilvery will receive the heart-felt sympathy of a host of friends here in Payette where she has been well known for the last 15 years.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, October 03, 1918

The whole community was saddened Monday to learn of the sudden and unexpected death of Free Branthoover who passed away at the home of his father, Dr. A. A. Brankhoover, on his ranch east of Fruitland.

Free Frank Brankhoover, eldest son of Dr. A. A. Branthoover, was born in Payette, August 29, 1892 and passed away at noon September 30, 1918, his death following an operation for tonsillitis.

June 4th, 1915, in Caldwell he was married to Miss Cozy Phillips, daughter of Mrs. M. B. Sherman. A little daughter, Eunice, now two years old, was born to them. Except the last three years when the home was in Boise and Barber, Free had spend his whole life in Payette and on the ranch near Fruitland where he had endeared himself to all who knew him. His was a happy sunny disposition. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, a member of the Christian Endeavor of Fruitland and took an active part in the choir and Sunday School work. He and his little family only ten days ago had come back from Barber to make their home with the father on the ranch where Free was to have charge and the community was glad that they had come.

The funeral services were held at the M. E. church Fruitland, at 11 o'clock, Wednesday October 2nd, Rev. Hall K. Wallis, of the M.E. Church, Payette, officiating. The flowers were many and beautiful. the body was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, Payette, beside the mother who had gone before. Besides the wife and little daughter Eunice, he leaves a father, Dr. A. A. Branthoover, well known here and in Boise, three brothers, Lieutenant Lester Branthoover, now in London, Victor and Earl at home. Mrs. Eunice Folsom, the grandmother, lives in Boise, as well as an uncle, L. L. Folsom. A large circle of friends throughout the community are extending heartfelt sympathy because of the sudden going away of a true husband, son, and friend. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, October 17, 1918

Horrors of War Again come Home to Payette People

A telegram was received last Saturday by A. I. McClanahan, announcing the death of their son Thomas who was killed in action on the battlefield in France September 23rd. Thus another Payette boy had made the supreme sacrifice for his country and freedom for the world.

Tom was 23 years old and a graduate from the Payette High School in 1915. He had lived in Payette almost all his life and had many friends and intimate associates who will learn of his death with sadness yet proud to know that he was a true American and died a hero fighting for the greatest cause the world has ever known. He was a volunteer in the service, leaving Payette April 26th, 1918, and enlisted at Brighton, Colorado, going from there to Camp Funston, and sailed for Europe about June 10, landing in England June 20th. He was a private in a Machine Gun Battalion. His older brother Ross, is now First Lieutenant at Camp Fremont, California. The Enterprise joins with the entire community in extending to the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathy, and share with them a degree of pride that another gold star will be placed on the service flag in memory and in honor of another Payette son who has surrendered his life that the world might live in freedom and peace.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, October 31, 1918
Wife of Clarence Barker of Washoe, died at their home Thursday of last week and was buried on Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were at the house, conducted by Rev. M. D. Reed of the Presbyterian church with the assistance of the choir of the same church.

Typhoid fever was the cause of death. She suffered from it nearly five weeks, but was under the Doctor's care only three weeks. There was a very large attendance at the funeral showing the high esteem in which both Mr. and Mrs. Barker were held. She leaves a ten months old baby girl, who with her husband constituted her own family. Of her parents family, Mr. and Mrs. Channer.

She is the first of the ten children to go over into the great beyond. It was a heavy stroke of bereavement to them. Mr. Barker, Clarence as he is known, is one of five boys who were fathered and mothered both by their father, the mother having died when they were little fellows. They grew up in this community and are universally spoken of as splendid men. All of them and the father as well, were present at the funeral. The Enterprise adds its _expression of deep sympathy with all the bereaved ones. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, November 07, 1918

Saturday morning death claimed one of Fruitland's best young women when it called Miss Edna Elvira Johnson who was fitting herself to be of great use in this world of suffering. Vera, as she was called, was born February 1, 1898 in Santaguin, Utah, and came here with her parents where she has been educated and has grown to young womanhood. Three years ago she decided to become a nurse and entered St. Alphonsus hospital from which she would have graduated in June. She had enlisted for overseas service and was anxious that her life be one of usefulness. Last week she was stricken with influenza and on Thursday the family was called to Boise because of her serious condition. She seemed to be better and hopes were given, but pneumonia developed Friday. The disease had too strong a hold on Vera and she passed away Saturday morning. The body was brought to Payette Sunday morning accompanied by the mother, Mrs. J. O. Johnson and sister, Miss Iona. Funeral services were conducted at the grave by Rev. Ford M. Burtch, pastor of the Fruitland Baptist church which Vera attended when at home.

She leaves besides her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Johnson, six sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Anna Purcell of Paddock Valley, Mrs. Cora Martin of Astoria, Oregon, Mrs. Emma Fisher of Crane, Oregon, Mrs. E. W. Neal of Fruitland, Mrs. Ray Hurd of Payette, and Miss Iona of Fruitland; Peter E. and Arthur of Fruitland and Dewey of Meadows, Idaho, besides many other relatives and friends who mourn and sympathize with the family.

Miss Vera was the second student nurse to die in St. Alphonsus Hospital in over 22 years, the first one having died just the day before with Spanish influenza. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, November 07, 1918
Another young life was nipped in the bloom of youth when death entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Reimers November 6, at 10:30 a.m. and claimed the daughter, Miss Mamie, 18 years of age. Death was caused from scarlet fever. The funeral was held this afternoon at two o'clock. As we were unable to learn the particulars, an obituary will be published next week.

Payette Enterprise (Thursday, November 14, 1918)


Mamie Reimers was born at Reinbeck, Iowa, May 17th, 1899 and died at her home three miles south of Payette, November 6, 1918, age 19 years, 5 months and 20 days. She moved with her parents seven years ago to Wilsonville, Oregon, and one year later to Payette. She was a graduate from the Payette High School in 1916 and was a favorite among the members of her class. She was taken ill while working in the Fifer restaurant at Ontario just a week before her death and removed to a rooming house where her condition was thought not serious until a short time before her death when she was removed to her home and it was learned by a physician that her illness was scarlet fever, and while everything was done that loving hands and physician's skill could do, death came to relieve her at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 6. She leaves to mourn her death, a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Reimers, five sisters, Lillie, Frieda, Eva, Anna and Marie, all of whom are at home, and one brother George Reimers in the service in France.

Funeral services were held from Wood and Spaulding's undertaking Parlor Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by the pastor of the German Lutheran church with only the immediate family present on account of the prevailing epidemic. Interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, November 07, 1918
The hearts of the people of this community were saddened when it was learned that Mrs. G. C. Keele who went to Boise about a month ago to work in St. Luke's Hospital, had passed away on Sunday as the result of Spanish influenza. She has lived in Payette for many years and was loved and respected by all who knew her. She was a member of the Baptist church and lived a true Christian life to the end.

Mae Anderson was born in Tennessee about the year 1889 and died at St. Lukes hospital November 3rd, 1918 at the age of 29 years. She came to Idaho in 1903 where she met and married G. C. Keele. To them were born 4 children, Clyde, Eldon, Velma and Marie, who with their father will keenly feel the loss of a kind mother and faithful wife. Besides a husband and four children she leaves to mourn her loss, a father, J. W. Anderson, of Nampa, Idaho and a multitude of friends who extend to the bereaved family their true and heartfelt sympathy.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, November 14, 1918
Mr. and Mrs. Willard Alden received the sad intelligence of the death of their oldest son, Grant W. Alden. Influenza being the cause of his death. Grant was born in Ida, Douglas Co, Minnesota, July 29, 1880 and died Nov. 9, 1918 at Laverne, Minn. at the age of 38 years, 3 months and 10 days. He was married Jan. 6, 1912. He leaves a wife and two little girls ages 5 and 6 years old, besides his aged parents, one sister Alice, and one brother E. Henry Alden, Jr., and other relatives and friends in Payette. Grant moved with his parents to Idaho in 1900 where he remained two years, then went back to his old home at Alexandria, Minn. Since then he has visited his parents and was expected home this fall. He was employed by the Western Union Telegraph and Telephone Co. for 15 years.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, November 14, 1918
Iona Mae Cartwright died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Cartwright Monday morning and was buried Tuesday afternoon. She was born May 13, 1897 in Green Mountain Falls, Colorado. Thus at the time of her death she was just past 21 by 5 months and 29 days. She had been in poor health most of the time since a year ago at which time she had a severe case of tonsillitis, following which was a period of ailment which kept her vitality down. In this state appendicitis developed and while she seemed to stand the operation well it turned out that she could not regain strength. Beside the Father and Mother there are three sisters, Mrs. Frank Littler of Nampa, Mrs. Lou Feldscher and Ruth a young girl. These were all present at the funeral. The only brother, Claude, is with the colors in France.

She was at the age when hope should be highest. As a consequence her death was a great sorrow, especially to the Mother who is completely prostrated with grief.

Iona had made many friends in the seven years of her life in Payette and the floral expressions of love and sympathy were beautiful and bountiful. But the intimate friends who sent such testimonials are a small fraction of the list of friends who would assuage the grief of them that mourn if human sympathy were able. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, December 05, 1918

Word was received by Mr. L. C. Moore last Friday morning that his son, Lee Moore, had been killed in action on the battlefield in France, October 22nd. Thus another son has made the supreme sacrifice for his country. He has paid the price that the world might be made free front the iron grip of autocracy. Lee was inducted into the service of the United States from Hailey, Idaho, September 5th, 1917, and at that time entered the training camp at Camp Lewis, and on August 1st, 1918 sailed for France. He was a big husky young man 22 years old with the best of moral habits. Just before sailing to take up his part in the world's struggle, he was home on a few days leave and stated at that time he was anxious to go and do what he believed to be his patriotic duty. He also took out his full quota of insurance which will be left to his relatives. He will ever be remembered by many friends who also extend to the relatives their sincere sympathy in the loss of a true American who leaves just a little mound some where to mark the spot, the last resting place of a boy who gave his all in the cause of freedom for the world.

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, December 12, 1918

It is with a great degree of sadness that we make the announcement of the death of little Mary Eleanor McKinney, the only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. McKinney, who passed form this life into the great beyond at 2:30 Wednesday morning. The little one was taken with Spanish influenza about a week before her death which soon developed into pneumonia and while she received the tenderest care and constant attention of the best of physicians it was to no avail and death came to relieve her sufferings at 2:30 Wednesday morning being just 2 years, 11 months and 4 days old at the time of her death. This is one of the saddest occurrences this community has ever witnessed, as the mother at the time and is now lying very low with the same disease and the body of her sister Mrs. L. C. Kelly of Columbus, Ohio, who died of influenza last Tuesday morning is enroute for interment at this place, accompanied by the husband and infant child.

On account of the prohibiting of public gatherings no public funeral was held, just a short service conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth at the Riverside cemetery where the little body was laid to rest.

Many are the sorrowing friends who will deeply sympathize with the bereaved relatives in the loss of this little one that was so near and dear to them, who will ever remember with cherished thoughts the bright spot in the home for a few short months. She was a sweet child and will not only be missed by father and mother and other relatives, but by many others who frequently passed the home. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Enterprise
Thursday, December 12, 1918
Word was received by the Wilson family that Mrs. Laura Wilson-Kelley had passed away as the result of Spanish Influenza at an early hour Tuesday morning. They had previously received word of her serious illness, but when news of her death was received it came as a shock to the entire community, as both Mr. and Mrs.. Kelley were well and favorably known to the people here. Mr. Kelley with his baby daughter less than one year old left Columbus, Ohio, with the body of the wife and mother Wednesday evening and will arrive in Payette Saturday evening on No. 18. Mrs. Wilson left this morning on the early train and will meet them at Cheyenne. So far as we have been informed no further arrangements for the funeral have been made. A full and ? obituary will be published ?. (Riverside Cemetery)

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