Payette County Obituaries
Payette Enterprise 1925
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January 01, 1925
- DIES AT BIRTH
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Orr, born at the Blanchard home on December 27th, died a few minutes after birth. It was a sad disappointment, and Mr. and Mrs. Orr have the sympathy of many friends.
January 01, 1925
- MRS. McGLINCHEY'S SISTER PASSES
Mrs. John McGlinchy received word last week of the death of her sister Mrs. Norman S. Brumley, which occurred at Watertown, South Dakota, Tuesday, December 23rd.
The news came as a shock in as much as the letter containing news of her illness did not arrive until after the telegram announcing her death.
Dr. Campbell, a nephew, accompanied the remains to Mrs. Brumley's old home, Canajoharie, New York, where interment was made beside the body of her husband of Saturday, December 27th.
Mrs. Brumley was well known in Payette, having visited Mrs. McGlinchey almost every summer for the past twelve years. This summer she was here for the two months of May and June.
January 01, 1925
BOURKE, E. W.
- E. W. Bourke died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. L. Lovkhart last Saturday, funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Payette last Monday and body interred at the Riverside cemetery. Mr. Bourke with his wife came from Dayton, Washington a few weeks ago to spend the winter with their daughter. Mr. Bourke had reached the age of 83 and died on his 58th wedding anniversary. Ralph Bourke of Starbuck, Washington and Mrs. Della Ingram of Lewiston were here to attend their father's funeral. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 08, 1925
STANTON, MYRANA JANE
- INFANT CHILD PASSES AWAY
It was a very sad occurence when death came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Stanton of this city, on Tuesday morning, January 6th and took away one of their sweet little twin daughters, after an illness of but a few days.
Little Myrana Jane Stanton was born June 10th, 1924 and departed this life January 6th at the age of 6 months and 26 days. Funeral services were held from the home on North Sixth Street Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dean, pastor of the Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. Stanton have the sympathy of many friends in their sad bereavement.
January 15, 1925
- IRA M. CULLER DIED
Ira M. Culler passed away at St. Alphonsus hospital, Boise, January 11, 1925, after a short illness of 11 days. While his illness seems of a short duration he was been failing for a month from cancer of the blood. Everything was done to prolong his life but all in vain.
Ira M. Culler was born near Louisville, Stark county, Ohio, April 26, 1868. On March 1, 1893 he was married to Sadie E. Miller, who departed this life June 12, 1916. The following year he was married to Helen M. Judd, who with their son Melvin are left to mourn. He also leaves two adopted children, Russel W. Culler and Mrs. Greta Davidson of Warner, Canada, who have been at his bedside in his last illness, also a mother, three sisters and one brother.
While a residence in Payette he has been an active member of the Methodist church and choir.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist church, Rev. Hall officiating.
January 15, 1925
MAYFIELD, SAMUEL J.
- Samuel Mayfield, well known to many people of Payette, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. M. Attebery of Ryderwood, Washington on January 9th, following a short illness of pneumonia. His body was brought to Payette on Last Monday, accompanied by his daughter, Mrs. Attebery, and Marvin Mayfield, a son living at Baker, Oregon, and the funeral was held at the Christian church, Wednesday, January 14th at 10:00 a.m., conducted by the pastor, Rev. Mitchell.
Samuel J. Mayfield was born at Worrier Station, Alabama, October 24th, 1852, where he continued to live until 1889 when he moved with his family to Texas. In 1898, in a covered wagon he brought his family to Payette where the following year his wife passed away, leaving him with a family of ten children, one an infant but a few days old. With the help of the other children, a father's love and determination, the family was kept together in their modest little home - recorded in the memory of many people of Payette as a noble father who experienced considerable hardships, but has now gone to his reward.
Mr. Mayfield became a member of the Christian church many years ago and was one of the most faithful in that organization never failing to attend when possible. His every day life was an example of a true Christian man.
For more than 22 years Mr. Mayfield was employed by the Oregon Short Line railroad at Payette, retiring on account of matured years, but a short time ago.
The deceased is survived by six sons, and two daughter. One son Jesse passing away in 1901 at the age of 15 years, and one daughter, Mrs. Fernando Coulter died in 1919. The surviving children are E. W. Mayfield, Loyalest Alberta, Canada; Andrew J. Mayfield, Caldwell, Idaho; Oliver Mayfield of Payette; Harvey Mayfield of Nirdman, Idaho; I. F. Mayfield, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Marvin Mayfield of Baker, Oregon; Mrs. H. D. Smith, Redman, Oregon and Mrs. L. M. Attebery of Riderwood, Washington.
January 15, 1925
- Katherina Johnson was born in Sweden in 1849. In 1877 she was married to Peter Johnson. In 1889 they came to America and located in Santaquin, Utah, where they spent 18 years. They came to the Payette valley in 1902 and have lived here in Fruitland since. Mrs. Johnson suffered a severe attack of sickness last summer but since then had been in fair health until she suffered an attack of pneumonia a few days ago. She passed away Saturday morning, January 10 at 8:20. She was a member of the Luthern church. She was the mother of six sons and one daughter, one son dying in infancy. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband Peter Johnson, 5 sons, John and Andy of Fruitland, Martin and Jonas of Santaquin, Utah; and Pell of Emmett; and Mrs. Caroline Thebo of King Hill, besides 15 grandchildren and a host of friends. The family was all together in a reunion at Christmas time, and were ll at her bedside at the time of her death except Mrs. Thebo who had returned to her home, but came again Sunday morning for the funeral. Funeral services were held at the Brethren church Monday at 10 o'clock, and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 22, 1925
HAMMOND, A. C.
- A. C. HAMMOND PASSES THE GREAT DIVIDE
A. C. Hammond a well known man and familiar character among the people of this city, died at the Ontario hospital, January 19th, following several weeks of illness and failing health. His death seemingly was due to no particular cause other than rather a weak constitution and mature years.
The Enterprise is not in possession of Mr. Hammond's life history only since his coming to Payette. He was born in the state of Pennsylvania, in 1850, and came to Idaho with his wife and one son in 1906, making his home in Payette where the son died three years later and his wife passed away in October 1911. Mr. Hammond continued to make Payette his home, and never missed an opportunity to do what he could for the betterment of the community. While not physically strong he was faithful in his efforts to assist in all community affairs where it was possible. He was optomistic in his views of the one found hope that his valley might become famous though the discovery of oil and gas, and put forth many strenuous efforts to that end, and perhaps had he been spaired to live, might have reaped his reward.
The only surviving relative known is a nephew believe to be living at St. Paul, Minn., and two nieces whose addresses are unknown.
His body was shipped to Boise this Thursday morning to be laid to rest beside his wife and son who were buried at that place.
January 22, 1925
- MRS. MULHOLLAND PASSES
Mrs. Alice Mulholland of this city, died very suddenly last Saturday morning at her home on Second Avenue South, the cause of her death being apoplexy. Mrs. Mulholland recently leased the James Lauer property and was keeping a few boarders, and shortly after breakfast Saturday morning left the dining room to water some flowers in the front room and sank to the floor without a word. A doctor was summoned by Mr. Hinks who was one of the boarders and there at the time, but apparently death came instantly.
The deceased was born in the ate of Michigan, 1869 and was married to Captain Mulholland in 1914 and came to Idaho soon afterwards, making their home on a farm three miles southeast of New Plymouth, where the husband died about three years ago. January 1, 1924, she came to Payette to make her home, leased the Lauer property about September first. She has no relatives at this place, but is survived by a sister in Wisconsin, a brother in Michigan and an aunt at San Diego, California. Her body was shipped to Willoughby, Ohio on No. 18 Monday morning, accompanied by Mrs. D. G. Gardner of Fruitland, for interment beside her husband.
January 29, 1925
- PIONEER PASSES AT ONTARIO HOME
Jacob Stroup, pioneer and well known citizen of southern Idaho died at his home in Ontario Tuesday evening, January 27th at the age of 89 years of age. The obituary will not be published until the next issue of the Enterprise. His body will lie in state to the public at the Masonic Temple in Payette, Friday January 30th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A Masonic funeral will immediately follow.
Payette Enterprise (February 05, 1925)
PIONEER CITIZEN LAID TO REST
Jacob Stroup, pioneer citizen of the Payette Valley, passed away at his home in Ontario, Oregon at 3:30 a.m., January 28th, 1925, after a lingering illness of many months incident to his advanced age. Had he lived until February 11th, he would have reached his 90th year, having been born on February 11, 1835, at Tippecanue, Indiana. When quite young he moved with his parents to Mercer county, Illinois, where he grew to manhood. After making several trips west he settled in Missouri, where on the 2nd of September, 1872, he was married to Susan Draper, who survives him. Previous to that date he had crossed the plains no less than five times with other hardy and venturesome men of those days who faced the dangers of hardships incident to the transportation of supplies necessary for the civilization then springing up on the western frontier. In March, 1873, Mr. and Mrs. Stroup left their home in Missouri, expecting to eventually establish a residence somewhere in Washington. They came as far as Ogden, Utah, by rail (that then being the end of the railroad,) where they purchased an emigrant outfit and continued their journey overland to the Payette valley, where they secured a quarter-section of land from the government by pre-emption and later another quarter section by homestead on Washoe bottom, where they made their home continuously until 1910, moving at that time to Caldwell where they purchased a home. In 1913 they moved to Ontario, where they also purchased a home. After living three years in Ontario they came back to the old home in Washoe where they resided until 1920, when they again took up their residence in their Ontario home where Mr. Stroup passed away on the morning of January 28, 1925.
To Mr. and Mrs. Stroup eight children were born, one son, Jacob R. Stroup, died in 1906. The surviving children are: A. A. Stroup, Payette; Mrs. Jessie McCarthy and Frances Jefferies of Ontario, Mrs. Alta Coughanour of Payette, Guy Stroup of Ontario and S. C. Stroup, living on the old home place at Washoe. The deceased is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Ellen Duncan of Spokane, Wash., 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
During Mr. Stroup's long residence in this community he took a deep interest in all public affairs, serving for many years on the school board of Washoe and contributing in no small degree to the advancement of educational and other interests looking to the development of good citizenship.
Mr. Stroup was made a Mason at Carthage, Mo., more than 60 years ago. He became a charter member of Washoe Lodge No. 28, A. F. & A. M., at Payette, January 30th, 1892. He was also a Royal Arch Mason, having become a charter member of Payette Chapter No. 8, by affiliation when the same was instituted November 29, 1892. To know him well and intimately, as one of his Masonic brothers expressed it, "It was necessary to have visited him in his home in the days when he patiently awaited the final summons and to have listened to the wonderfully interesting stories he related of the early pioneer days when the courage of men to "carry on" was stimulated by an optomism that was undaunted by adversity or attending hardships.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at the Masonic Temple in Payette, where may of the old friends of the deceased were permitted to view the remains, after which the interment was conducted with the last Masonic rites in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 29, 1925
- Mrs. Mamie Holbrook received a message last week announcing the death of Mrs. Ellen Holbrook at Owosso, Michigan, January 17. She was 73 years of age, and her immediate death was caused from hemorrhage. She was in bed only from Wednesday until Saturday. She will be well remembered here, having visited her son Arthur Holbrook at different times.
March 05, 1925
- Evar Enberg was born in Park City, Utah, December 2, 1893. He lived there five years, when he moved with his parents to Randolph, Utah, where they lived until coming to Fruitland, July 19, 1913. They first owned the C. K. Huntington ranch southeast of Fruitland. He has lived around Fruitland most of the time since. He was in the nevy two months, when he received a physical disability discharge. He was married to Miss Laura Hooker, July 7, 1920 in Boise. They lived around Fruitland all the time except one year when they lived in Emmett. He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, and 7 months old daughter, Ruth, his father and mother, and brother Ted and one half brother Thur Cronholm, besides a host of friends who sympathize with the bereaved ones. He passed away Thursday morning following an illness of two months, which followed an operation. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church Saturday morning, conducted by Rev. Knight, and internment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
March 12, 1925
HURD, PERMELIA WALTERS
- MRS. F. F. HURD BELOVED PIONEER PASSES
Mrs. F. F. Hurd, one of the beloved pioneers of the Payette valley, after a long and useful life passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lena Ramer last Sunday, March 8th, at the age of 88 years and three days. Her death was due to complications incidental to the advanced years. She had lived a true christian live and was spared many more years than the allotted tome to set the example before her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Hurd was always a devoted wife and loving mother and leaves in the memory of those who for many years cherished the kind words and motherly advice, nothing but pleasant thoughts of the past.
Permelia Walters was born in Stuben County, New York, March 8th, 1837. She was united in marriage to Francis F. Hurd at Rochell, Illinois, in 1859. To this union eight children were born to bless their home, four boys and four girls, one girl dying in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Hurd remained at Rochell, Illinois until 1880 when they moved to Firth, Nebraska, where they remained four years, coming to Idaho, where they settled on a homestead, taken up by Mr. Hurd and was known as the 59 ranch and where they continued to live until 1914, when Mr. Hurd preceeded her in death. Since then she has made her home with her son, Dr. R. B Hurd of Payette.
She is survived by four sons and three daughters, Frank E. Hurd of Payette; Mrs. Mary Turner, Ontario, Oregon; Sadie Duell of Fruitland; Fred S. Hurd of Payette; Lena Ramey of Fruitland; Dr. R. B. Hurd of Payette. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren and one brother, Melcher Walters, residing at Lincoln, Nebraska.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Tuesday, March 10th at 1:30, conducted by the pastor Rev. Dean, where many friends of the family gathered to pay their last respects to a dear friend. Six grandsons serving as pall-bearers. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery beside her husband. (Riverside Cemetery)
March 12, 1925
- PROMINANT MAN PASSES AWAY AT NEW PLYMOUTH
It is with a great degree of sorrow that we are again called up to record the death of another prominant and highly esteemed citizen, Peter Albert, who passed away without a moment's warning at his home near New Plymouth, Wednesday evening, February 4th, will be keenly missed by the people of his community.
His death came when least expected. The family had been listening to the radio entertainment when Mrs. Albert was suddenly taken with a severe coughing spell, her condition appeared alarming and Dr. Drysdale was called. While caring for Mrs. Albert, the doctor noticed that Mr. Albert, who had for some time past, been affected with heart trouble, was breathing peculiarly and while preparations were being made to administer a hypodermic, his heart ceased to beat and the end came while in the midst of a conversation.
Mr. Albert was 65 years of age and came to New Plymouth from Dunshore, Pennsylvania, 25 years ago, where he continued to live until the time of his death. Besides his wife he is survived by one son Arthur Albert of new Plymouth, a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Ficht of Battle Ground, Washington, and one brother, Geo. Albert of Butte Falls, Oregon.
The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community, who will also feel the loss of a good neighbor and friend. Funeral services were held at the Congregational church of New Plymouth, Sunday, March 8th at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Feich, assisted by Rev. Knight.
March 26, 1925
KOSTENBADER, MARY ELIZABETH
- MRS. KOSTENBADER PASSES THE GREAT DIVIDE
Mrs. D. L. Kostenbader, a woman held in high esteem by the people of this community, died at her home last Monday evening at 9 o'clock, following an illness of but a few days. The immediate cause of her death being influenza.
Funeral services are being detained until Saturday at 2 o'clock from the home, pending the arrival of a son and wife who live in Penn.
An obituary will be published next week.
Payette Enterprise (April 02, 1925)
MRS. D. L. KOSTENBADER
Mary Elizabeth Bennett was born at Utica, New York, April 4th, 1859 and died at her home in Payette, March 23, 1925. She was united in marriage to D. L. Kostenbader at Freeport, Illinois, October 11th, 1882. To this union six children were born, four sons and two daughters, one son, Harry, dying in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Kostenbader remained at Freeport five years after their marriage, moving at that time to Spencer, Iowa, and in March 1902 came to Payette, where they continued to make their home, and where Mrs. Kostenbader by her kindness and sweet disposition endeared herself to many friends. While not physically strong, she was always ready and willing to assist in civic and social affairs that were for the betterment of the town and community, and no woman was more devoted to her home and family. She became a member of the Presbyterian church when a girl, to which faith she held fast and continued to trust her savior to the last.
She is survived by her husband, D. L. Kostenbader, three sons and two daughters, B. H. Kostenbader of New Meadows, Idaho; Mrs. G. E. Tromly of Kamela, Oregon; O. C. Kostenbader of Kennerd, Pennsylvania; E. V. Kostenbader of Payette and Mrs. Lloyd Richardson of Ontario, Oregon, all of who were present at the funeral. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kostenbader of Freeport, Illinois, (whose husband is a brother of D. L. Kostenbader) and Mrs. Harriet Latham of Hazelton, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Conducted by Rev. Houser, where many and beautiful floral offerings were expressions of love and affection for the departed one. Services at Riverside cemetery were in charge of the Eastern Star of which order the deceased was a member. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 02, 1925
- James R. Langley, 71 years of age and one of the highly respected citizens of this community, died at his home on Payette-Oregon Slope Wednesday, March 29th. Mr. Langley had been suffering quite severely for some time with rheumatism, but was much improved and expected to be able to resume his work on the farm within a few days when he was taken suddenly with heart trouble.
Mr. Langley was born in Kentucky in 1854 and came west many years ago. He and Mrs. Langley were married in Caldwell 15 years ago, and have resided on their Payette-Oregon Slope ranch continuously until the time of his death. He was a good neighbor and will be missed by the people of that community.
Besides his wife he is survived by two sons and one daughter, Alvin Langley of California, Arthur Langley, who lives in the state of Virginia and Mrs. Grace Reece of Spokane, Washington.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church in Payette Wednesday afternoon conducted by Rev. Knight of New Plymouth. The Odd Fellows taking charge of the services at the cemetery.
April 02, 1925
ANDERSON, JOHN N.
- John N. Anderson passed away at the home of his son Robert Anderson on the Harry T. Lewis place Monday morning at 7:39, after an illness of four days, caused from pneumonia. He was born in Clay County, Indiana, January 16, 1848. He later moved to Iowa where he married Miss Mary Henderson, February 13, 1879. Eight children were born to this union, two dying in infancy. The living are John and Orville of Wallowa, Oregon, James of Hood River, Mrs. H. L. Simms of Enterprise, Oregon, Miss Leota of Payette and Robert of Fruitland. Besides these he leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, one brother and sister in the east, and eleven grandchildren. He has made his home here with his son since last November. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Payette Wednesday afternoon and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 02, 1925
- Emory Hill, was born at Paisley, Lake county, Oregon, May 21, 1878, and lived in Central Oregon, at or near Burns, until five years ago, when he came to Fruitland, and has resided on a ranch here ever since.
He passed away at his home Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock, following an illness of two weeks, when he suffered from an attack of flu and pneumonia. He leaves to mourn his loss, his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Joe Lingo of Ontario, one son, Cecil, aged 7, one grandson and his father and mother, two brothers and two sisters, all of Burns, except one brother in West Virginia. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, and interment made in Riverside cemetery. In losing Mr. Hill, Fruitland has lost one of its most highly respected citizens, as he was always ready and willing to help with anything for the betterment of the community. He was well known, having made a close run for county assessor last fall.
The sympathy of his many friends is extended to his bereaved widow. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 09, 1925
- FORMER PAYETTE LADY DIES AT LOS ANGELES
Word was received here Wednesday morning, announcing the death of Mrs. John Purcell, which occurred at her home in Los Angeles, California on April 4th. Mrs. Purcell was a daughter of Wm. Ireton of Battleground, Washington, and a niece of W. D. Case. She was born and raised in Payette and has many friends at this place. She leaves four children, the oldest a daughter 16 and the youngest 6 year of age.
April 09, 1925
- MRS. NANCY INMAN
Nancy Elizabeth Randalph was born at Irven, Missouri, August 8th, 1854 and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. P. Ashlock of this city, April 7, 1925. She was united in marriage to Noah Inman in the state of Missouri in 1869. To them was born 12 children, four ding in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Inman moved to Nebraska in 1896 and then came to Payette, April 20, 1905, where Mr. Inman passed away April 21, the following year. Mrs. Inman was a devoted wife and mother and was loved by all who knew her. Death was complication of ailments incidental to her advanced years.
The surviving children are: Mrs. Edna Funderburk of Taylorville, Ill.; L. C. Inman of Ames, Iowa; Wm. Inman of Redmond, Oregon; Charles Inman, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Lee Inman, North Bend, Oregon; and Mrs. W. P. Ashlock of Payette. Two daughters, Mrs. Walker of Akron, Colorado and Mrs. Pitts of Payette, preceded her in death a few years ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10th.
April 09, 1925
- Michael Printzel was born July 19, 1872, in Austria, where he lived until 20 years ago when he came to the United States, and settled in Wisconsin. Twelve years ago he moved from Wisconsin to Fruitland, where he has lived since. He was the father of 12 children, 2 sons preceeding him in death in the past two years. Six sons and four daughters with his widow survive him on their ranch south of Fruitland. He also leaves his mother and 7 sisters in Austria. He passed away Monday morning at 2:25, after a week's illness of flue and pneumonia. He has been in poor health for the past year, so was in no condition to throw off the disease. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church in Ontario, Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, and interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.
April 09, 1925
WOOD, MICAJAH ELLSWORTH
- PROMINENT MAN LAID TO REST
It is with a great degree of sadness that the Enterprise is again called upon to record the death of another beloved citizen, a man who has filled an important place in the community, in social and business affairs. His passing from this life leaves a vacancy in many paces in the community that will be keenly felt.
While it was generally known for the past two weeks that M. E. Wood, who was taken to a Boise hospital in a critical condition was not expected to recover. When the message came that he had passed away a cloud of gloom passed over the entire community. The sad news was rapidly spread which brought forth many expressions of deep regret. Mr. Wood was a man who refrained from making public his good deed, but they were many. He took an active part in almost every public enterprise and his work was efficiently done. He was one of the first to be called upon to assist in community affairs, and the last to refuse. No matter what he was called upon to do he did it willingly and pleasantly. Kindness was his motto in all his dealings with the public. His first thought seemed to be, to do unto others as he would wish to be done by. We believe it can be truthfully said, Mr. Wood never spoke ill of any one, but was charitable to everyone.
Mr. Wood was a member in good standing in the Knight Templar Mason and all requisite bodies thereto, K. of P. Lodge No. 51, Modern Woodman and Woodman of the World.
Micajah Ellsworth Wood was born in Monroe County, Ohio, January 23, 1864, and departed this life at Boise, Idaho, April 9, 1925. Age 61 years, two months and 17 days. He remained in Monroe County, Ohio where he grew to manhood, and after graduating from Scio college of that state, he became a teacher in the public school, continuing his work for six years. He then came west to the state of Kansas, where he engaged as superintendent of the Westmorland high school for four years. He was united in marriage to Martha Spaulding at Westmorland, Kansas, May 11, 1893, and immediately after, Mr. and Mrs. Wood returned to the state of Ohio, where Mr. Wood was engaged in the county auditor's office for a term of six years, moving at that time back to the state of Kansas, where at the city of Manhatten, 27 years ago the firm of Wood and Spaulding, first started. After remaining in business at that place four years, Mr. and Mrs. Wood, together with Mr. and Mrs. Spaulding and their families came to Payette, arriving here in November, 1902, where Mr. Wood and Mr. Spaulding were again engaged in business.
Besides his wife, Mr. Wood is survived by two sons, who are both married and were with him during his last illness, Ronald of Provo, Utah, and Garde of Butte, Montana. He is also survived by three brothers and one sister, Will and Mason Wood of Deer Park, Washington; Jake Wood, who resides in Ohio and Mrs. Will Rist, who lives at Shady Side, Ohio. The two brothers and a nephew, Ellsworth Wood of Deer Park were present at the funeral, also a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jes Clark of Midvale.
The funeral of MR. Wood was held last Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church of this city. The body lay in state at the family home from 10 o'clock a.m. until 2 o'clock p.m., under guard of uniformed Knights Templar sentries. Many of his friends and brother Masons there viewed the remains.
At 2 o'clock p.m. the body was taken in a cortege of uniformed Knights Templar and Masons and Knights of Pythias to the Methodist church, where Rev. V. E. Hall delivered the funeral address. The casket sat in a huge mound of the most beautiful flowers and ferns. The church was crowded, neither standing space being available and hundreds were turned away.
Appropriate music was furnished by an all-Masonic male quartette, consisting of Bert Dunnuck, J. H. Helman, H. E. Duel and Calvin Keller. Knights Templar sentries stood guard at the casket during the services. The funeral address by Rev. E. V. Hall was exceptionally entertaining and instructive and generally conceded to be a masterpiece of its kind.
The services were brief whereat perhaps the largest cortege ever assembled in this locality, accompanied the remains to the Riverside cemetery where the interment services were conducted by A. E. White and A. B. Moss, Jr., under the auspices of Washoe Lodge No. 28, A. F. & A. M. of which Mr. Wood had been a faithful and honored member.
The grave, banked with beautiful flowers, was surrounded by a row on row of relatives, Masons, Knights Templar, Knights of Pythias, friends and others who, despite the terrific wind gladly accompanied the remains of their relative, friend and brother to his last resting place. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 23, 1925
GUPTON, G. W.
- FATHER DIES IN CALIFORNIA
L. A. Gupton received the sad news Monday, announcing the death of his father, G. W. Gupton which occurred at his home at Eureka, California, Sunday evening at 7:30. Mr. Gupton was quite well known here, having lived at this place and at Fruitland for several years, moving away from Payette about four years ago. He has many friends in this community who will be grieved to learn of his death.
May 14, 1925
- MRS. M. A. SHINKLE DIES AT TACOMA
Word has been received by wire, announcing the death of Mrs. M. A. Shinkle, formerly of this city, which occurred at Tacoma, Washington, on Monday, May 11th. The cause of her death being an accute case of appendicitis. Mr. Shinkle will be remembered as the young man who worked in the Skaggs store, leaving here about ten months ago.
Mr. and Mrs. Shinkle have many friends in Payette who will be grieved on learning of her untimely death.
June 04, 1925
JOHNSTON, PHOEBE JANE
- MRS. P. L. JOHNSTON PASSES
A shadow of gloom was cast over Payette Tuesday morning when the sad tidings of death of Mrs. P. L. Johnston were spread. She was taken ill Saturday and continued to grow steadily worse, it was decided to take her to the Ontario hospital where she submitted to an operation Monday afternoon. She seemed to be rallying from the operation and spoke to her attendant to the effect that she was tired and wished to rest. Those were her last words, she fell asleep in the arms of her Maker in that sleep to awaken on the other shore.
Phoebe Jane Jackson was born November 27, 1860 at Rockville, Kansas and departed this life June 2, 1925 at Ontario, Oregon, aged 64 years, 6 months and 5 days. She grew to womanhood in Kansas and was married to P. L. Johnston December 10, 1883, a few years later moving to Iowa where they resided until 1901, when they moved to Dayton, Washington, from which place they came to Idaho in 1914 having spent the last five years in Payette.
Six sons were born to this union, two dying in infancy, the remaining four, Arthur J., Walter L., and Charles W. of Payette and Fred M. of Parma, who with the devoted husband are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother and affectionate wife. She also leaves a brother, W. L. Jackson of Dayton, Washington and a sister Mrs. Nancy Kuhn of Kansas City, Kansas.
Mrs. Johnston was an active worker in the Women's Relief Corps, the Women's Auxiliary of the American Legion and the Eastern Star, all of these organizations attended the funeral and attested the esteem with which she was regarded in the community. She was tireless in her efforts in things uplifting, yet was of a quiet unassuming nature, giving her home and loves ones the best of her life.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church of which she was a member, Wednesday afternoon at two thirty, Rev. V. E. Hall officiating. The beautiful service of the Eastern star was given at the grave, when the body was tenderly laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
June 04, 1925
- Willis N. Hayes, was born April 6th, 1863, and died at Payette, Idaho, May 26th. He was united in marriage to Julia Ann Brooks in Illinois. To this union 14 children were born, of which seven sons and four daughters survive. The family came from Illinois to Weiser 25 years ago, where they have since made their home. Mr. Hayes was taken ill at the Horn home before his death, at which place he passed away on May Sixth. Funeral services were held from the Home Undertaking parlor, Thursday, May 28th, conducted by Rev. T. A. Wayne. Interment took place in the Mann Creek cemetery beside his wife who passed away several years ago.
June 04, 1925
Frank Spagnola died at the J. C. Palumbo home Tuesday after a lingering illness. He was fifty-three years of age and had been in Mr. Palumbo's employ the past fifteen years, having accompanied them when they came here from the east.
The funeral services will be held in the Catholic church at Ontario, Friday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery at Ontario.
June 04, 1925
BADER, W. F.
- THEIR FATHER PASSED AWAY
W. F. Bader of Nampa, father of Mrs. Austin Anson and Mrs. Clifford Hart of this city passed away at his home Tuesday morning after a brief illness. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon, being followed by interment in the Nampa cemetery.
June 11, 1925
- AGED MAN DIES AT HOME OF SON
Paul Senkbeil, 86 years of age, died at the home of his son Saturday morning, after but a few hours illness. His son August Senkbeil with whom he was living together with his wife were away at the time, being on a trip to Ashland, Oregon, and other coast points, and was not aware of his father's death until arriving at La Grande, Tuesday morning on their way home.
The cause of the aged man's death was the bursting of an artery in an ulcer on his ankle, immediately fol-the lot, the artery evidently weaken- was alone at the home of his son at the time and while at the back of lowed by a stroke of paralysis. He ed by the ulcer gave way leaving a trail of blood to where he was found lying on the ground shortly after by Ed Scheit, who also lives at the Senkbeil home. When found he was lying in a pool of blood and his left side paralyzed. With the assistance of neighbors he was taken to the home and a doctor summoned, but due to his advanced age and loss of blood passed away the following morning at 2:45 a.m.
Mr. Senkbeil was born in Germany, January 13th, 1845, and came to America in 1889, locating in the state of Minn., where his wife died in 1893. In 1915 he came to Payette where he has since made home with his son. He is survived by two sons and two daughters, August of Payette, Ed of Minn., Mrs. Frank La Fountain of Montana and Mrs. Hulda Milke of Toledo, Washington.
Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 at the Evangelical church, conducted by Rev. Victor E. Newman.
(Note-this obituary is transcribed exactly at it appeared in the paper-errors and all.)
June 11, 1925
- WELL KNOWN PAYETTE RESIDENT PASSES
John A. Bowers, a well known resident of this community died at his home four miles north of Payette last Sunday morning, June 7th, following several months illness known as the Hodgekins desease, which caused him much suffering which he bore patiently in making a hard struggle for life.
Last winter he went to Chicago in the hopes of obtaining relief, where on January 21st, he submitted to the amputation of his left leg above the knee, but the disease soon broke out again when he returned home and was confined to his bed for eight weeks before the end.
John A. Bowers was born at Hartville, Stark county, Ohio, April 12th, 1860, at the age of 20, moved to Kansas, where he resided until 1906. He was united in marriage to Myrtle Ann Plum, December 24th, 1885 at Morrill, Kansas. To this union was born, one daughter and three sons, Mrs. Minnie Vannatta of Payette; Milton E Bowers of Glenns Gerry, Idaho; Ray E. Bowers of Fruitland and Harry I. Bowers of La Sell, Ill. All of whom with their mother survive.
In 1906 he came with his family to Idaho locating on a fruit farm six miles south of Payette on the Bench. The following year when the Fruitland townsite was laid out he sponsored the movement and christened the town.
In the fall of 1908 he sold his interest at Fruitland and retired from farming, taking a year's vacation visiting his old home in Ohio and places of interest in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. In 1910, he again moved to Fruitland where he became active in the fruit business and also took an active part in the building up of the thriving little city of Frutland, and later moved to his fruit ranch north of Payette, where he passed away on June seventh.
Mr. Bowers was a member of the Brethren church and a good christian man, continuing his faith until the end. He was a good neighbor and respected by all with whom he associated.
Besides his wife and four children, he is survived by eight grandchildren, three brothers and six sisters.
Funeral services were held at the Church of the Brethren at Payette, June 9th at 2 p.m. Conducted by Rev. Montz, assisted by A. L. Gerham. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
June 18, 1925
- PAYETTE PEOPLE ATTEND FUNERAL AT ONTARIO
The funeral of Mrs. Francis Turner of Ontario was held from the Baptist church of that place on last Sunday at 2:30. The death of Mrs. Turner occurred at Holy Rosary hospital on Wednesday, June 10th, only four months following her wedding day.
Those from Payette who attended the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hurd, Dr. and Mrs. R. B. Hurd, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hurd, Mr. and Mrs. Claud Hurd, Mrs. Joe Levine and Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Yaochum.
July 02, 1925
- FORMER PAYETTE MAN DIES AT TACOMA
A telegram was received by Fred Stanton announcing the death of William Williams, which occurred at Tacoma, Washington, on Saturday, June 27th. The cause of his death being heart trouble. Mr. Williams was about 30 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. He was a resident of Payette for several years leaving here for Tacoma several years ago. Many friends in Payette will be grieved upon hearing the sad news of his death.
July 30, 1925
HAYES, E. N.
- FATHER DIES FROM INJURIES AT OREGON MILL
Word came last Thursday morning announcing the death of E. N. Hayes, father of Mrs. L. K. Ballenger of this city, who died from injuries received while working in a sawmill at Bend, Oregon. Mr. Hayes, whose home is in Boise had only been employed at the mill but a short time. Just how the accident occurred is not known, but from the word received, he was injured at three o'clock in the afternoon of July 22nd and rushed to the hospital at Bend, where he passed away at nine o'clock that evening, following an operation for internal injuries. His body was shipped to Boise where the funeral in charge of the Woodman of the World was held Sunday afternoon from Summer and Grebs Undertaking parlor.
Mr. Hayes was 53 years old and is survived by a wife, two sons and four daughters. Mrs. Ballenger who is now at the Blanchard home with a young son, born two days prior to her father's death, is the eldest of the six children.
To add to the seriousness of the sad accident, the day following her father's death, Mildred the sixteen year old daughter, who is quite well known in Payette was taken to the hospital where she underwent an operation for appendicitis.
July 30, 1925
- FRUITLAND CITIZEN DIES IN BOISE
FRUITLAND-The body of Charles W. Stewart, who died at S. Luke's hospital in Boise Tuesday afternoon, was brought to Fruitland Tuesday evening. Mr. Stewart had lived for five years on a farm near Fruitland, and was taken to Boise only a month ago to receive treatment for an inner goiter which was threatening his life. He died Tuesday afternoon from the effects of the goiter which closed his throat.
Surviving him are his widow, a daughter, Marie, 12, a father and two brothers in North Dakota, and one brother in Juneau, Alaska. No funeral arrangements have been made pending word from relatives.
The above item taken from the Statesman of July 29th, will bring sadness to the people of the Payette county. Mr. Steward was one of the prominent citizens of Fruitland bench and well known over the county. He was held in high esteem by the entire community as a good neighbor and a worker in all public enterprises. He was one of the principal workers in the campaign for county division when Payette county was formed. His death will be keenly felt by all.
July 30, 1925
- MRS. ANNA KOSESAN PASSES
On the morning of July 27th, Mrs. Anna Kosesan passed on at the home of her son on Iowa Avenue. Anna Herscheng was born in Hungary on August 17, 1851 and died at the age of 73 years, eleven months and fourteen days.
In 1876 she was united in marriage to Mike Kosesan, who preceded her to the great beyond by only a few months. Mrs. Kosesan was the mother of seven boys and one girl, six of the sons dying in infancy which leaves but two survivors, Nick Kosesan and Mrs. Lawrence Specht, both living here. She also leaves seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. The Kosesan family came to America in 1906 and lived in Illinois one year, then went to Alabama, where they lived until in 1917 when they came to Idaho. The deceased was a faithful member of the Catholic church and the funeral services were conducted at the home by Father Ryan of Weiser on Tuesday afternoon, and the body laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
August 20, 1925
- MRS. BERT DEAN PASSES AT BOISE HOSPITAL
Just before going to press we received the sad news announcing the death of Mrs. Bert Dean, who passed away this morning while undergoing an operation at a Boise hospital. We understand the operation was for the removal of a goiter, and due to heart conditions she was not able to survive the operation. No further particulars have been received. Mrs. Dean was formerly Miss May Hutchinson.
August 20, 1925
- Robert McConnell, fifth child of William and Mary McConnell, was born in Payette, June 30, 1904. When 3 years of age he moved with his parents to Fruitland, where he has resided ever since. He joined the Baptist church of Fruitland, when 16 years of age and has been a regular attendant ever since. He attended the Fruitland schools until a few years ago, when he went to Ontario and attended there for 3 years. He has been a sufferer from rheumatism and leakage of the heart for the past 6 years, following an attack of the flu, but it has been only the past two months he has been seriously ill, and the past two weeks he has been in bed. He leaves to mourn his loss besides the parents, two brothers, Willie and Floyd, and five sisters, Mrs. Francis Yaeger of Payette, Mrs. Rosa McKinney of Baker, and Mable, Edith and Lola all at home. One brother Walter, preceeded him in death 8 years ago.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3:30, conducted by Rev. Ford Burtch of Notus and interment made in Riverside cemetery, Payette. (Riverside Cemetery)
August 27, 1925
HUTCHINSON, ANNA MAY
- Anna May Hutchinson was born in Payette, September 21, 1892, and departed this life at the St. Luke's hospital in Boise, August 20, due to heart failure following an operation.
She grew to womanhood at this place and was a graduate from the Payette high school. She was held in very high esteem for her kind and gentle disposition by all who knew her. She was united in marriage to Bert Dean on December 5th, 1923, moving shortly after with her husband to Glenns Ferry where she has since made her home, she is survived by her husband, who is also well and favorable known in Payette, a mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Hutchison; also three brothers and two sisters, James Hutchison and John Hutchison of Payette; Hugh Hutchison of Twin Falls; and Maud and Marjorie Hutchison of Payette. She is also survived by an uncle, John Hutchinson of Midvale, Idaho, all of whom were present at the funeral.
The funeral was held August 22, at the Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth, the ladies of the Rebekah lodge attending in a body. Interment took place in the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
August 27, 1925
REAVES, FRANK ALBERT
- INFANT SON DIES AT MEDFORD, OREGON
Frank Albert Reaves, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Reaves of Medford, Oregon, died at his home on August 20th, following an attack of acute Eleo-colitis. The little body was brought to Payette, the former home of his parents, where the funeral was held from the Home Undertaking Parlor at 4:30 Saturday afternoon, August 22. The sympathy of many friends living here is extended to the bereaved parents and other relatives.
September 03, 1925
- MEETS DEATH BY LIVE WIRE
ELEVEN YEAR OLD BOY MEETS DEATH WHILE PLAYING ON TOP OF BRIDGE
Woodrow Clelland, eleven year old son of Mrs. Frank Kizzier of Payette, with his two nine year old companions, Brooks Landon and Delvin McKamey, were fishing at Washoe Wednesday afternoon and on their return about 6 p.m., decided to climb on top of the steel bridge over the Payette river near the old Payette Flour Mills. Young Clelland and Landon climbed to the top of the bridge while the McKamey boy, who was a little less venturesome remained on the floor of the bridge beneath them. The Landon boy was standing on the top of the bridge near the side while the Clelland boy attempted to walk across the top of the bridge on one of the stringers and in doing so he came in contact with one of the Idaho Power Company's power wires which cross the river on this, being supported above the bridge on wooden structures.
The shock received by young Clelland caused him to fall to the bridge floor and his companions called assistance and he was removed to Dr. J. C. Woodward's office and later removed to the Holy Rosary hospital at Ontario where he passed away at 2 A. M. this (Thursday) morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Kizzier have the sincere sympathy of their many friends in connection with this sad accident and death.
September 10, 1925
NESBITT, MARY JANE
- PAYETTE VALLEY PIONEER PASSES
Mrs. J. F Nesbitt, one of the early pioneers of the Payette valley, passed away at the ranch home on the Payette river near New Plymouth last Friday evening, Sept. 4, at 5:45 p.m. following a short illness of but five days. The news of her sudden death brought sadness to a host of friends of the Nesbitt family, and particularly those who have known Mrs. Nesbitt best and have had the pleasure of meeting her in her own home where hospitality and the real spirit of pioneer friendship seemed to be her greatest pleasure. The writer is one among many others who can testify from personal experience to the kind treatment and generous hospitality extended while in the Nesbitt home. Mrs. Nesbitt was kind and good to all deserving people with whom she came in contact. From the early days she acquired the spirit of thrift and good management. She was a helper in the home, devoted to her family, a kind wife and loving mother. She will be keenly missed, not only in her own home, but by many others whom she had kindly treated an befriended in time of need.
Mary Jane Stewart was born Feb. 3, 1857, at Canton, Ill., and when five years of age moved with her parents to Humphreys, Mo., where she made her home for 18 years. While there she received a common school and normal training and for four years followed teaching.
She came to Idaho in 1880, staging from Kelton, Utah, to Falks Store, where she made her home with an uncle, William Stewart. She continued teaching and taught for a term of 14 months in Jerusalem, near Horseshoe Bend, and the following year one term at Emmett.
On August 20, 1882, she was united in marriage to John Franklin Nesbitt who at the time owned the present Nesbitt ranch near New Plymouth and where they have since made their home except for a short time they resided in Payette. To this union were born seven children: George F. and Milton S. of New Plymouth; Oscar who died in infancy; Elmer H. of Gross; Iva M. and Clarence S. of New Plymouth. besides the above left to mourn their loss are a husband, J. F. Nesbitt, a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Beyers, of Deeth, Neb., and a brother, W. S. Stewart, of New Plymouth.
Funeral services were held at the Episcopal church in Payette Monday conducted by Rev. Thos. Ashworth, where a large crowd gathered to pay their last tribute of respect, and where many beautiful floral offerings spoke in terms of highest regard for the departed one. The Rebekah lodge, of which the deceased was a member, took charge of the services at the grave in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
September 10, 1925
BROWN, MARY JANE
- CHILD DIES FROM PNEUMONIA
Mary Jane Brown, little daughter of J. T. Brown living near Fruitland died of pneumonia Thursday, Sept. 3. The little one was playing in the yard with other children at four o'clock in the afternoon, apparently all right, and was taken suddenly ill a few minutes later and passed away the following day. She was one year, nine months and 26 days old. The funeral was conducted Rev. Thos. Ashworth from the Home Undertaking parlors Friday Sept. 4.
September 10, 1925
REMS, WILLIAM MARTIN
- William Martin Rems, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rems, who are working in the fruit at the Petrie place, died Sept. 4, at the age of 24 days. Funeral services were held at 4:30 Sept. 4, from the Home Undertaking parlors, conducted by Rev. V. E. Hall of the Methodist church.
September 10, 1925
- CHILD DIES NEAR FRUITLAND
Leland V. Younger, four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Younger who are working for Mr. Alderson living near Fruitland, died Friday, Sept. 3, after an illness of but a few minutes. The little boy was brought to Payette where the funeral was held from the Home Undertaking parlors on Saturday, conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth.
September 10, 1925
- Thomas Waler (Walker) was born in Shoals, Indiana, Sept. 18, 1857, and died at his home in Whitley Bottom August 27, 1925, death being due to a complication of diseases which followed the flu. In 1899 he was married to Miss Isabel Crane. To this union four children were born: Mrs. Verla White, Miss Audrey Walker, Vernon and Melvin Walker. One son, Pernon, preceded him in death 13 years ago. Besides these children, his widow and one grandchild survive him, together with a host of friends.
The Walker family came to Payette 19 years ago where Mr. Walker engaged in the sheep and lumber business. Four years ago they removed to Whitley Mottom, where they have since resided.
Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Payette Saturday afternoon, August 29 at 2:30, conducted by Rev. V. E. Hall, and interment was at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
September 17, 1925
- UNCLE DICK RUTHERFORD DIES
Richard Rutherford, better known as "Uncle Dick," died at his home in Ontario Friday, Sept. 11, at the age of 85. "Uncle Dick" was one of the early pioneers of the west and well known by many people in this community. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Masonic hall in Ontario, conducted by the members of that order.
September 24, 1925
- KILLED AT LOS ANGELES
Perry Franklin, well known in Payette, who left here early last spring for Los Angeles, was instantly killed last Thursday evening at 4:30, according to a message received by his step-father, John Henshaw of Payette, Sunday morning.
Mr. Franklin was employed at a truck driver for a large company in the California city and while crossing a railroad track was struck by a moving train and instantly killed, according to the message received. He was well known in Payette, having lived here at the home of his step-father for many years, and attended the Payette public schools for 1907 to 1917. He was born at Marsh Lake, Idaho, Dec. 11, 1889, and came to Payette with his mother at the age of six years, and until about three years ago made his home here where he was quite a favorite among the young people. Three years ago he was married at Vale, Oregon, to Lillian Rogers of Caldwell, moving shortly afterward to Toledo, Oregon, and returning to Payette about two years ago, and last February moved to Los Angeles.
Besides his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Henshaw, he is survived by a wife and one child, one sister living in Portland and one in Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Henshaw left Tuesday evening to be present at the funeral.
October 01, 1925
BARRY, MARGARET SHEA
- MRS. R. D. BARRY
Mrs. R. D. Barry of this city passed away at her home on Third Avenue North Saturday, September 26, following an illness of more than six years, the immediate cause of her death being bronchial-pneumonia. Mrs. Barry was taken with a stroke of paralysis about six years ago from which she has never fully recovered, but was patient through all her affliction. She was a woman of high character, a good neighbor and loved by all who knew her.
Margaret Shea was born at Galesburg, Illinois, March 17, 1857, and moved with her parents to the state of Nebraska when but a child, and there grew to womanhood and was united in marriage to R. D. Barry about 48 years ago. To this union six children were born, three of whom are now living. Mr. and Mrs. Barry and family came to Payette in 1908 and have since made there home here except for two years spent in the city of Nampa. Besides her husband, R. D. Barry, she is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mrs. E. D. Donnally of San Francisco, James I. Barry of Emmett and Ray Barry living at Devers, Texas. The funeral was held from the home Wednesday at 2 p.m., conducted by Father Ryan of Weiser.
October 01, 1925
- MRS. A. L. GORHAM LAID TO REST TODAY
The funeral of Mrs. A. L. Gorham, who passed away at Holy Rosary hospital in Ontario, Tuesday, Sept. 29, after an illness of several weeks was held at the Brethren church today at 10 a.m. The passing of this good woman who has lived in this community for many years, brings sadness to a host of warm friends.
The Enterprise, not being in possession of the necessary information at this time, an appropriate obituary will be postponed until the next issue.
Payette Enterprise (October 08, 1925)
MRS. A. L. GORHAM
As stated in last week's issue, the obituary for Mrs. A. L. Gorham, who was called by death on last Tuesday, September 29th would be given this week.
Jonana S. Holloway was born in Wells county, Indiana, April 27th, 1861, where she spent the greater part of her childhood days, moving with her parents to Conway Springs, Kansas, where on July 6th, 1879, she was united in marriage to A. L. Gorham. Ten years later they moved to Oklahoma and in 1908 moved to Payette, where they have since made their home and during the 17 years residence in this city Mrs. Gorham endeared herself to a multitude of friends. She was a good Christian woman and spent the greater part of her life in the work of her Master. She was a member of the Church of the Brethren, living true to that faith which was a comforting thought during her last illness of five weeks filled with bodily suffering which she bore with patience. Mrs. Gorham was loved for her disposition to do for others, she was not only a worker in the church but devoted to cares of her home and family. While there is a comforting thought in the life she has lived she will be keenly missed in the home and in the church and by many friends.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. A. L. Gorham and five children, two children dying in infancy. The children who survive are: S. A. Gorham of Emmett, Ethel Mohler of Fruitland, Mrs. Minnie Slater of Boise, Mrs. Jennie Bohanan of Payette, and Walter Gorham of Fruitland.
The funeral services were held from the Church of the Brethren on last Thursday, October 1st, at 10 A. M., conducted by Rev. Samuel Bollinger, assisted by Rev. J. E. Shamberger, where many sorrowing friends gathered to pay their last tribute of love and respect, many coming from Weiser, Emmett and Nampa. It was said to be the largest in attendance of any funeral ever held in Payette. The floral offerings were many and beautiful which were expressions of high regard for the departed one. The singing was very appropriate being furnished by the older members of the church.
Interment took place at Riverside cemetery, where Rev. J. C. Neher of Nampa offered the closing prayer. (Riverside Cemetery)
October 08, 1925
STROUP, THOMAS WENTWORTH
- INFANT CHILD DIES
Thomas Wentworth Stroup, nine months old son of Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Stroup, died at his home in Washoe Saturday morning, October 3rd. The funeral was held from the home Sunday afternoon conducted by Rev. Mitchell, pastor of the Christian church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
October 08, 1925
- CALIFORNIA PAPERS STORY OF PERRY FRANKLINS DEATH
The following taken from a Torrance, California paper, with reference to the tragic death of Perry Franklin, a former Payette man, on September 26th, will be of interest to his many friends living at this place.
Northbound from Long Beach passenger train No. 44 on the Union Pacific Railway was wrecked at Clearwater, nine miles from here, at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The trains collided with a truck load of structural steel en route from Torrance to Whittier. The truck driver, Perry Franklin, 26, of Tirrance, was killed instantly.
The heavy metal strewed along the track derailed two passenger coaches, sending one in the ditch. Passengers were shaken up, but none of them was reported injured.
The wreck tied up traffic on the line for more than three hours before a wrecking crew from Los Angeles could clear it. Eye-witnesses said it was due to the failure of the wig-wag signal at the crossing on Washington Street to work. Franklin leaves a wife and one child in Torrance and parents in Oregon, where he was born.
Young Franklin was driving his load east on Washington, which is the continuation of the Riverside Redondo Road. The crossing is within fifty feet of the Clearwater Station of the Union Pacific Railway, but trains do not stop there unless signaled. The train, in charge of Conductor Schaefer, was making usual time.
A house near the crossing might have obstructed the view of the truck driver but Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Horn, 131 North Greenleaf Street, Whittier, who witnessed the accident, declare the wig-wag was not swinging. Franklin drove directly on the track. Seeing the engine upon him and his heavy load of structural steel on the truck to which was attached a trailer, he attempted to jump. The collision jammed the steel onto the driver, who was terribly mangled and then dragged 200 feet by the train.
Long steel bars became entangled in the wheels of the train. The engine and tender remained on the track. The two passenger coaches left the rails but remained upright.
Some of the passengers were given medical attention but suffered mostly from fright.
The truck was owned by the Tolson Transfer Company of Torrance for whom Franklin had been working the past year. The body was taken to the Neale & Town Parlors in Compton.
October 15, 1925
- A FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL KILLED WHILE PLAYING ON PAVEMENT ON SECOND AVENUE SOUTH.
Dorathy Winterton, 5 years of age, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winterton, who live at 10th street and second Avenue South, died at the office of Dr. J. C. Woodward, Wednesday evening at 11:30, following an auto accident near her home at 3:30 in the afternoon. The child was playing on the pavement and was running behind a wagon driven by Chet Graves, who was going east, and when opposite the Winterton home started to leave the pavement and ran into the side of an auto driven by B. C. Morse, who had turned out in meeting the wagon. The force of the moving car threw the child to the pavement fracturing her skull and hip-bone. She was brought to Dr. Woodward's office, where Dr. I. R. Woodward was called in consultation and later Dr. E. O. Finney of Weiser. The child passed away without regaining consciousness.
The Winterton family came her from Nampa only a few days ago and stopped to work in the Fruit while enroute to Oregon. The body was taken to the Peterson undertaking parlor, and will probably be taken to Nampa for burial.
There is no blame attached to the driver of the car as the accident was unavoidable on his part. However Mr. Morse feels very badly and has offered to defray all doctor bills and other expenses.
October 15, 1925
HOWARD, ELLA ANN STORY
- MRS. F. C. HOWARD
Mrs. F. C. Howard, who has been a patient sufferer for many months passed away early last Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. R. Fitch.
Mrs. Howard has been in poor health since the death of her husband, which occurred on April 21st, 1922. During her long months of suffering, every thing that loving hands could do with the assistance of the medical aid were done unsparingly but death seemed to be her only relief, which came last Monday morning at two o'clock.
Mrs. Howard had lived a faithful Christian life for nearly a half century. She became converted to the cause of Christ 48 years ago, uniting at that time with the Christian church at North Bend, Nebraska, and a few years alter became a member of the Baptist church at Rodgers, Neb., to which faith she continued to follow until she was called to reap her reward.
Ella Ann Story was born at Fairfax, Vermont, February 18, 1857 and departed this life at Payette, Idaho, October 12th, 1925, and was at the time of her death, 74 years, 7 months and 24 days of age.
She was united in marriage to F. C. Howard at St. Abans, Vermont on October 10, 1870, and two years later moved with her husband to North Bend, Nebraska, where they resided on a farm and where three children were born to bless their home, two of whom are now living, one daughter, Mrs. Cora Connerly passed away, July 8, 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard continued to live in the state of Nebraska until 18 years ago when they came to Idaho living on a farm near Drybuck for a few years and then to Payette where Mr. Howard passed away in 1922. She is survived by one son and one daughter, Mrs. B. R. Fitch and Guy Howard of Payette, also three grandchildren and three great-grand-children. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary Clark, now living in St. Abans, Vermont.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. F. W. Dean, pastor. Interment being made at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
October 22, 1925
BOWERS, WARREN K.
- W. K. BOWERS MEMBER OF G. A. R. DEPARTS THIS LIFE
W. K. Bowers, member of the W. T. Sherman Post No. 31, of Payette, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Fairman of New Plymouth, Monday, October 19, after an illness of but a few weeks. Mr. Bowers, who lived to enjoy good health and has been vigorous through life, living the to the matured age of 87, was taken ill some two or three weeks ago when an operation became necessary which was successfully done, but complications incidental to his advanced years, set in which ended his life on the above date.
Warren K. Bowers was born January 22, 1839, near Williamsport, Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood, and where he spent his younger days teaching school. During the Civil War, when the second call came for volunteers he enlisted with the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry, and served for three years and was with Sherman in his march to the sea.
Shortly after the close of the war, he was united in marriage to Sarah Sechler, December 10, 1868, to whom two children were born, Mrs. Fred Fairman of New Plymouth, and Perry R. Bowers of Dillon, Montana.
Shortly after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Bowers moved to State Center, Iowa, where they resided until 1904, when they moved to Payette, and in 1920 to New Plymouth. For many years Mr. Bowers was employed at the O. S. L. depot as janitor where he became well and favorable known to many people.
Funeral services were held from the home of his daughter at New Plymouth, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Ferch of the city, assisted by Rev. Knight. The Masonic order of which the deceased was a member having charge at the New Plymouth cemetery, where interment was made.
October 29, 1925
- Mary A. Liggett was born near Lisbon, Mo., March 19, 1847, died October 21, 1925. She married Harvey E. Liggett, October 14, 1868. To this union were born 5 girls and four boys, 2 girls and a boy having died in infancy. One married daughter, Mrs. Earl J. Amick died May 18, 1919. She lived her life in Missouri, except when she was visiting her sons in California, and her ber of Church of Christ, 61 years, ber of the Church of Christ 61 years, having given herself to Christ at the age of 17 years. Her body was sent to Missouri to rest by that of her husband, who died June 25, 1915. She leaves 2 sons and 1 daughter in Missouri, one son in California, and one daughter, Mrs. C. J. Swearingen near Fruitland, at whose home she passed away, also 20 grand-children and one great-grand-child.
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November 05, 1925
- Oliver Query was born 1857 in Iowa, and moved with his parents to Polk county, Nebraska, when a small boy and lived there until 1887 and then came to Idaho, and lived several years on Squaw Creek, then moved to Emmett, Idaho, where he lived until April 1925, when he went to Burbank, California, when on October 19th, came to Payette, to his niece Mrs. T. J. Jackson, and spent one week, having dropsy and asthma was taken to the Nazarene Hospital at Nampa, Monday, October 26th, and died Tuesday morning, October 27.
He leaves two children, Harry J. Query of Burbank, Calif., also 8 grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Thursday from the Church of God. Interment in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
November 05, 1925
- IRA BOOKS DIES AT HIS HOME IN PAYETTE
It is with deep regret the Enterprise is again called upon to record the death of another beloved citizen. Ira Book, one of the most highly respected young men of this community died at his home in this city at four o'clock Wednesday afternoon, after an illness of but a few days. He was taken ill with erysipelas of the face about a week ago, which together with other complications caused his untimely death. He is survived by a wife and three children who have the heartfelt sympathy of many friends in this community.
The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at the Methodist church at 2:30.
A more complete mention will be given next week.
Payette Enterprise (November 12, 1925)
Ira Book, who's death was mentioned in last week's issue of the Enterprise, was born at Sterling, Ill., December 22nd, 1884, where he grew to manhood moving at the age of 21 to Iowa, and shortly after came west and lived at Seattle, Washington, and other nearby cities. He was married to Bessie Louise Parmenter at Davenport, Washington, November 22, 1909 and shortly after came to Payette, where they settled on a homestead a few miles west on the Oregon side, where they lived until five years ago, moving at that time to Payette where they continued to live until the time of his death, with the exception of a few months spent in Pine Valley, Oregon.
Ira was one of those kind hearted men who made many warm friends he was honest and upright in all his dealings with the public which won for him a very kindly feeling by many people in this community. He was converted to the cause of Christ when 14 years of age, joining at that time with the Presbyterian faith, and we believe it can be truthfully said, lived a good Christian life. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and one daughter, Dan, 14 years of age, Oren 11, and Marian 5. He is also survived by four brothers, 2 living at Sterling, Illinois, and one in Ohio, and one brother, Fred Book, of Pendleton, Oregon, who with his wife came to attend the funeral, also 3 sisters, one living at Sterling, Ill., and two at Des Moines, Iowa, all of whom will keenly feel the loss of a kind father, husband and brother.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Friday, November 6th, at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Vernon Hall, pastor. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
November 12, 1925
COLE, ORRIN D.
- O. D. COLE DIES AT OREGON CITY
O. D. Cole, a prominent druggist of this city, died suddenly at a hotel on Oregon City at an early hour Tuesday morning, while enroute to California with his wife where they expected to spend the winter. The news of his sudden death which came by wire was a severe shock and cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole left Payette last Saturday morning by auto looking forward with much pleasure for a pleasant trip and to spend the winter in southern California and when near Oregon City met with a slight accident, the car skidding on the wet pavement and turned over on its side. While Mr. Cole was not injured, it is believed the shock caused his sudden death. After the car had been returned to Portland for repairs, Mr. and Mrs. Cole were taken on to Oregon City, where they expected to remain for a few days, while the car was being repaired and after eating a hearty meal and procuring some liniment for Mrs. Cole who had received a bruised arm, Mr. and Mrs. Cole retired for the night at a hotel and were in conversation until 12 o'clock, and in awakening at five in the morning Mrs. Cole found her husband has passed away. It is believed by the physician who was called that due to the shock caused by the accident he had died from heart failure at about 4 o'clock.
Immediately upon receiving the message the Odd Fellows lodge of this city, wire the lodge at Oregon City, who took charge of the affairs. The body arrived here late Wednesday evening where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church and will be in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which the deceased is a member. A full and complete obituary will be published next week.
Payette Enterprise (November 19, 1925)
Orrin D. Cole was born in Woodbine, Iowa, January 6, 1859, and died in Oregon City, Oregon, November 10, 1925. Mr. Cole passed the State Board of Examiners at Des Moines, Iowa, and became a registered pharmacist in 1880.
He lived in Iowa and Illinois until 20 years ago when he came to Idaho to take a man's part in developing this great empire of the far west. In 1910 he became a registered pharmacist in the state of Idaho and settled in Payette, September 25, 1918. Since that time he has resided in our midst and we have known him as a business man of striking ability. But comparatively few perhaps have known the real man, a man, the warmth and loyalty of whose friendship, stood the severest tests; a man, in whose life, the home love and joys bulked large; a man, whose plighted word, was sacred, not lightly given, but given, never retracted whatever the cost of its keeping might be. Not all of us knew him in this intimate personal way because he was naturally reticent. He did not easily express his feelings. He was not a mixer. Perhaps not many thought of Mr. Cole as a religious man. The strenuous demands of his business kept him from church services. But he was loyal to his mother's religion and declared to those nearest to him that God knew his heart and that he was a Methodist through and through.
Death came to him suddenly but not unawares. For some time he seems to have been suspecting and thinking about its approach. Beside a host of sincere friends and admirers he leaves a wife and daughter, Joy Irwin of Woodbine, Iowa, one son Elmer L. Cole, until recently of Payette, now of Salt Lake; one sister and two brothers to mourn his loss.
The funeral services were held from the Methodist Church and the Odd Fellows, of which order he was a member, conducted the rites at the grave, Sunday, November 15th.
December 03, 1925
- Mathias S. Smith was born in Chilecathie, Ohio, August 6, 1863, moved with his parents to Illinois and thence to Kansas where he was married to Clara J. Rice. To this union were born seven children two of whom, Addie and Gladys passed away before their father's death.
Four of the five living children live in Idaho, Warren S. and Mrs. Bessie Adams of New Plymouth, Mrs. Effie Schubert of Fruitland, and Walter M., of Payette. Mrs. Edith Coulter lives at Baker, Oregon. All five are here today.
After a lingering illness filled with pain and suffering, he died at the hospital of Ontario, November 30, 1925, at the age of 62 years, 3 months and 25 days. He leaves to mourn his untimely death, his wife, 5 children, 11 grand-children and 2 great-grand-children, besides his many friends.
Funeral at Church of Christ at 3 o'clock, December 1. Male quartet of Fruitland Brethren church sang, E. I. Mitchell officiating.
December 17, 1925
- MRS. A. H. BOWAN PASSES AT CURTIS, NEBRASKA
Word has been received at this office announcing the death of Mrs. A. H. Bowan, formerly of Payette, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Franc Compton-Boas of Curtis, Nebraska, on November 29th.
The information came from Mrs. Kate G. Boyd a daughter, living at Fall City, Oregon.
Mrs. Bowan will be remembered as the wife of the late Gen. A. H. Bowan who died at Payette in February 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Bowan were residents of this city for several years and during that time made many warm friends who will be grieved to learn of her passing.
The remains of Mrs. Bowan were brought to Boise accompanied by her daughter Mrs. Boas, also former resident of Payette, where interment took place in Morris Hill cemetery beside her husband.
December 17, 1925
- Charles Stevens was born in Richmond, Canada, January 13, 1865. He moved to Bellingham, Washington, in 1888, where he lived until coming to Fruitland in 1911. In 1898 he was married to Miss Pauletta Jorgensen in Seattle. To this union three children were born, Martha Elizabeth, Charles Raymond and George Christian, all of whom survive him, besides his wife, two sisters, and four brothers, one sister residing in Gladwin, Michigan, two brothers residing in Bellingham, Washington, and the other sister and two brothers residing in Ontario, Canada. One brother, Will of Bellingham, was present at the funeral. He also leaves a host of friends who will greatly miss him. Mr. Stevens suffered a paraletic stroke about two years ago, from which he never fully recovered and was stricken with the second one Sunday morning Dec. 6, and passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, at 5:30, never regaining consciousness.
Funeral services were held from the M. E. church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. M. Knight, and interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our many neighbors and friends for their sympathy and acts of kindness during the illness and death of our husband and father. We wish to especially thank those who rendered the beautiful music at the funeral and those who contributed the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Charles Stevens, Martha Stevens, Roy Stevens, George Stevens
December 17, 1925
- J. A. LAUER DIES AT BOISE HOSPITAL
Just before going to press the news came to this office announcing the death of James A. Lauer who passed away at the hospital in Boise at an early hour this morning. While his condition has been very serious and his death has been expected for some time the news of his passing brings sadness to the hearts of many people in this community. Mr. Lauer was one of the early settlers, and one of the first business men of Payette, and continued in business at this place for nearly forty years.
So far as has been learned no funeral arrangements have been made. An obituary will be published next issue.
Payette Enterprise (December 24, 1925)
James A. Lauer was born at Idaho City, Idaho, February 24th, 1871, and came with his parents to Payette in the early eighties, where he began his career as one of the business men of the pioneer village of Payette, as a clerk with the firm of Lamme & Marquardson in 1887, and in 1892 engaged in the mercantile business as proprietor in a small building on the corner where the Banks' livery barn now stands and a few years later erected a frame building on the Payette National Bank corner, where he conducted a mercantile business for many years and later in company with his brother Ed Lauer, conducted a hardware, furniture and implement business in the adjoining building known as J. A. Lauer & Brother.
In 1900 he was married to Emma Taylor of Weiser, and to this union one son was born. Mr. Lauer was one of Payette's most enterprising business men always ready to extend accommodations. He was always pleasant in his dealings with the public, he was prominent in business and political affairs of the city and was one of Payette's highly respected men.
Mr. Lauer's death which occured in Boise on Thursday, December 17th, came as the result of a lingering illness caused by cancer of the liver.
Besides his wife, his is survived by one son, Donald Lauer, of San Francisco, California, a graduate from Stanford University, who now holds a prominent place in one of the largest banking institutions of the city. He is also survived by three brothers, and one sister, Ike Lauer of Chicago, Illinois; Milton and Edwin Lauer and Lilly Lauer of this city.
Mr. Lauer was a model husband and father, and the hearts of his many old time friends go into warmest sympathy to his bereaved wife and son and other near relatives.
The funeral service was very impressive on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth, at the St. James Church, where many friends gathered to pay their last respect, and where many beautiful floral offerings, in themselves, spoke in highest terms for the departed one.
Interment took place in Riverside cemetery where the body was laid to rest in the family lot. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 07, 1926
- A FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
The sad news announcing the death of their niece, Miss Avis Waters, one of the most popular young ladies of Weiser, was received Wednesday morning by Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Korup of this city. Her death was caused by an auto accident near Ontario, when the car in which she was riding in company with Jack Heath a young man also from Weiser, turned over on the highway, at a late hour Tuesday night between Ontario and Vale.
Young Heath was also seriously injured and is now in the hospital at Ontario in a critical condition but managed to carry the almost lifeless body of the young lady a distance of nearly a mile to the nearest house to summon aid where she died shortly after.
Miss Waters was twenty years of age and the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lou Waters of Weiser. She was a graduate from the Weiser High School and a very accomplished young lady.
January 07, 1926
ARRENDIELL, S. C.
- S. C. ARRENDIELL DIES AT BOISE HOSPITAL
S. C. Arrendiell, a well known and highly respected citizen of this community died at the U. S. veterans hospital at Boise Tuesday morning as the result of a lingering illness. The body was brought back to Payette Wednesday morning where the funeral will be held from the Methodist Church at 2:30 Friday afternoon.
An appropriate obituary will be published in next weeks issue of the Enterprise.
Payette Enterprise (January 14, 1926)
S. C. ARRENDIELL
A shadow of gloom was cast over the entire community when the news of the death of S. C. Arrendiell reached Payette.
While his failing health had caused his friends and loved ones many anxious moments, it was hoped that he might be spared.
He was taken to the U. S. Veteran's hospital at Boise about a month ago and on December 24, underwent an operation of a very serious nature from which he never properly rallied. Death came the morning of January the fifth to relieve his suffering which was most intense.
Schuyler Colfax Arrendiell was born near Mountain City, Tennessee, November 8, 1868. He grew to manhood at this place and on February 16, 1892 was united in marriage to Mattie Morley, who with her mother, is left to mourn her loss. He is also survived by four brothers and two sisters.
They spent twelve years in Oklahoma and five in New Mexico, from which place they move to Payette where they have continued to reside.
He was a man of sterling qualities; while he enjoyed the comforts of his own home he did not hesitate to answer his country's call for men when war was declared with Spain.
He served until the end of the war and when he was honorable discharged from his Country's service he resumed his occupation until his last illness.
He bore his suffering cheerfully, and was always appreciative of the efforts made for his comfort, his wife being in constant attendance to the last.
His pleasant disposition and readiness to help those around him with a kind word as well as material assistance have made for him a large circle of friends.
He was a member of the American Legion, the Knights of Pythias Lodge and the Mason Lodge.
The funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two-thirty at the Methodist church, Rev. V. E. Hall delivery a touching tribute to the deceased. The songs were furnished by a quartet of his brothers Masons.
The Knights of Pythias and the American Legion attended the body.
The body was laid to rest in the Riverside cemetery, the burial rites being conducted by the Masonic Order. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 07, 1926
- It was sad news that came to this city New Year's day announcing the death of Oscar Keifer, one of the most substantial ranchers of Little Willow Valley, which occured at this home at an early hour on that day from heart failure, which was very sudden and unexpected.
Mr. Keifer who has lived in this community for the past 22 years was noted for his honesty and loyalty to his country, he was a good neighbor and will be missed by all the people of Little Willow Valley, as well as the people of Payette.
Oscar Urah Keifer was born near Allentown, Penn., Feb. 26, 1863, while a young man came west, first to Ohio and later to Nebraska, where he met Miss Bertha Eugena Soothacre to whom he was united in marriage on December 10, 1889. To them were born nine children, J. D. Keifer, Elmer M., Roy T., Otto J., Flora A., Mable G., and Mrs. Byron Elam, all of Payette, Mrs. W. E. Lewis of Spirit Lake, Idaho, and Mrs. Alvin Elam of Tacoma, Wash., all of who survive their father.
Besides a wife and nine children, Mr. Keifer is survived by one brother Harvin V. Keifer of Port Orchard, Wash., one sister, Mrs. William A. Fatzenger of Catasauqua, Penn.
Funeral services were held from the Christian church Monday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Mitchell Pastor. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 07, 1926
- MRS. C. F. GRIGGS
Mrs. C. F. Griggs who came to Payette with her husband last June and has since made their home with their son W. H. Griggs of this city, died very sudden and unexpectedly Sunday night after less than twenty four hours of illness, she complained of a headache and not feeling well Sunday morning and remained in bed and a few hours later a doctor was called who found no serious ailment and left some medicine to relieve her suffering, she was apparently no worse up to the time of her death which came suddenly at 11:40 o'clock.
Mrs. Griggs was a lovable woman, kind in her disposition and during her short residence here, has made many friends who are much grieved at her sudden passing. She was also a good Christian woman, a member of the Methodist church since childhood and a member of the Royal Neighbors, holding membership in both church and lodge at Oberlin, Kansas.
Mary B. Cumback was born at Bloomfield, N. J. Jan. 9th, 1867, and when quite young moved to Oberlin, Kansas, where on December 24, 1895, she was united in marriage to C. F. Griggs and where they continued to make their home until last summer when they came to Payette, landing here June 27th.
Besides her husband she is survived by three sons and three daughters, Henry McGonegal of Oberlin, Kansas, W. H. Griggs of Payette, and Lloyd Griggs of Kansas City, who arrived here Wednesday evening, Pearl Markes of Denver, Colo., Mrs. John Adams of New York City, and Mrs. G. C. Talbot of Burbank, Cal.
Funeral services were held this (Thursday) afternoon from the Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. Vernon Hall, pastor. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 14, 1926
KLINGEBIEL, LIZZIE BARRY
- MRS. WILLIAM KLINGEBIEL
Mrs. William Klingebiel, after several months of illness, during which time she bore her suffering with patience, passed from this life at her home in Payette at an early hour Friday morning, January 8th. She has lived a true Christian life since childhood and was ready to go, her only regret in leaving this world of suffering was the thought that she must leave her companion alone. While her bodily suffering for the past three months has been intense the end came peacefully while she was asleep.
Lizzie Barry was born at Truro Cornwall, England, October 7th. Being left alone without a single relative, she came to America in July 1902, where at Hamilton, Montana, in the same month and year, she was united in marriage to Julius Goglin, and in 1905 came with her husband to Payette, where in October 1908, Mr. Goglin lost his life while working and assisting in the building of the Y. M. C. A.
January 5, 1911, she was married to William Klingebiel of this city, where they have made their home until the time of her death. Besides her husband she leave to mourn her passing many warm friends in this community.
The funeral was held from the Evangelical Church, Saturday, January 9th, conducted by Rev. Huhn pastor. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 14, 1926
SWEET, MAUD CECIL
- MAUD CECIL SWEET
After an illness of several weeks Maud Cecil Sweet passed away at her home in this city, Saturday, January 9th. Her passing takes from this community one of Payette's most conscientious and faithful christian women. Her death was caused by a stroke of paralysis which came to her some time ago.
Besides her parents Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Sweet, she is survived by two sisters, Mrs. S. P. Spencer and Goldie Sweet, both of Payette. She was born at Algonquin, Illinois, August 23, 1882 and was 43 years, 4 months and 17 days of age.
The funeral services were held from the Baptist church, Monday, January 11th, at 2:30, Rev. W. F. Deane officiating. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 21, 1926
BOBBITT, W. E.
- REV. W. E. BOBBITT DIES AT WOODLAND, CALIFORNIA
Rev. W. E. Bobbitt, former pastor of the Christian church of this city, died at the home of a friend at Woodland, California, Wednesday, January 21st. This was announced in a message received by Dd. I. R. Woodward Wednesday evening. His death was caused by inward cancer.
Rev. Bobbitt had many friends in this community. While he has not lived here for the past thirteen years, he has always called Payette his home, and has spent his summer vacation here almost every year. He was a man of rare ability and was widely known throughout the north-west and particularly in the state of California where during the past ten years he has received many calls to speak on important occasions. He was broad-minded in his views and influential in bringing those with whom he came in contact to live a better life.
By his death this world has lost a valuable man. According to the message, the funeral will be held at Woodland, California, where he was pastor of the Christian Church for many years.
January 21, 1926
- Charles Schwartz was born in Fulton County, Illinois, June 1867. He lived there until a young man, when he moved to Iowa with his parents. The family lived in Iowa until coming to Idaho about seven years ago, when they purchased the J. A. King place east of Fruitland.
Mr. Schwartz has been in poor health for the past two years, and was confined to his bed two weeks before his death which occured last Tuesday morning, January 12, at 8:20.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his father, B. F. Schwartz and his brother Will Schwartz, his mother preceeding him in death about four years ago.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in Payette Thursday afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by Rev. V. E. Hall, and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 21, 1926
- MRS. L. E. PETERSON
The message received on last Wednesday evening from Rochester, Minnesota, conveying the sad news of the death of Mrs. L. E. Peterson while not altogether unexpected, was a shock to many friends and cast a shadow of gloom over the entire community. It was the hope of her many friends that her visit to the Mayo Hospital would terminate in her permanent recovery. In her affliction, there was nothing spared to bring relief, this being the third trip to Rochester, where she was given the attention of the most skillful physicians, but her passing from this life seemed to be her only relief.
Mrs. Peterson was a woman of high character, kind in her disposition and truly loved by a host of warm friends, who will keenly feel their loss in this community.
Her body was brought back to Payette accompanied by Mr. Peterson where the funeral was held from the Episcopal Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Thomas Ashworth officiating. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.
Jennie M. Miller was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2, 1877, and died at Rochester, Minnesota, January 14, 1926.
When four years of age, moved with her parents to Mandan, North Dakota, where she grew to womanhood and graduated from the High School at that place, and where she was united in marriage to L. E. Peterson on November 27, 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson continued to live at Mandan until 1905 when they moved to Devils Lake, North Dakota, and in 1909 came to Payette.
She is survived by her husband, and one son, Everett Peterson, who will graduate this year from the University of California, and who was also present at the funeral. She is also survived by one brother, E. W. Miller of Mandan, North Dakota, who with his wife on receiving the sad message came to Payette, joining Mr. Peterson at Pocatello, and will remain here during the winter. (Riverside Cemetery)
January 28, 1926
- EDWARD L. NILES DIES SUDDENLY
Edward L. Niles,41 years of age, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at his home on South 7th street. While he was afflicted with tuberculosis and in a critical condition, his death was sudden and unexpected. An attack of hemorage of the lungs was the immediate cause of his death.
He came to Payette with his wife only a short time ago from Vegas, Nevada, where he has been in hopes of obtaining relief.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a mother and one sister living at Portland, one sister at Eugene, Oregon, one sister, a teacher in the Boise high school, and a brother at Redding, California. The body will be shipped this evening to Eugene, Oregon, for burial.
January 28, 1926
- CLIFFORD E. HART LAID TO REST
The greatest hopes of all the people of this community were blighted on last Thursday evening when the news came that Clifford Hart who for the past six months had strenuously and vigorously fought the grim reaper must at last submit, and when the final news came a few hours later that he had passed away there was deep sorrow in the hearts of many close friends.
Death always brings sadness, but none that has come to this community has been more universally or keenly felt. Clifford's high character and sunny personality brought him in close touch with a wide circle of friends, he was a business man of rare ability with an exceptionally bright future. It is sad indeed that he was taken in the bloom of youth when his opportunities and ability for doing good and casting sunshine and cheer in every walk of life had just begun. It was always a pleasure to meet him, no matter where. He always had a pleasant word that meant so much, his pleasing smile and unstinted kindness will be keenly felt, but will never forgotten.
Clifford E. Hart was born at Bloomington, Idaho, January 8th, 1895 and when quite young moved to Nampa, Idaho, where he grew to manhood and graduated from the high school of that place in the fall of 1911. He was also an athlete of great ability, strong in physic which gave me a place in the athletics of the school.
He was married to Alice Bader of Nampa of January 12th, 1916, where they continued to live until 1919 during which time he began his career as a business man, being employed by the Heilner Grocery Co, and later for Miller & Coshoe, he was a member of the Elks Lodge of Nampa, and also a member of the L. D. S. Church of that place. On December 17th, 1919, he moved to Payette where he began in business for himself as a partner with his brother-in-law Austin Anson, as a member of the Anson-Hart Grocery Co., where he soon became familiarly known and a favorite in the community, and where he continued in business until six months ago when he was stricken with typhoid fever which was followed by bafling complications and two months ago was removed to St. Alfonsis Hospital at Boise where together with the constant and tender care of Mrs. Hart, skilled physicians, and his own never faultering courage, everything was done for his recovery but to no avail and the end came at nine o'clock, January 21, 1926.
Besides his wife and one daughter, Lois Elane, 7 years of age, he is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. James Hart, of Salt Lake, one brother, James B. Hart of Nampa, and five sisters, Mrs. W. A. Wilcox, of Nampa; Vella L. Hart, Mrs. Rodney Farnes and Mrs. Erma Walling of Salt Lake, and Mrs. A. L. Goates of Springfield, Utah.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at Nampa, from the Elk's Home conducted by Bishop Peter Johnson of the Latter Day Saints church, where attesting to his popularity in Payette were scores of people who drove to Nampa to attend the funeral.
January 28, 1926
- MRS. A. P. SCRITCHFIELD DIES AT HER HOME IN WEISER
Mrs. A. P. Scritchfield, a former Payette lady, died at her home in Weiser, Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock, after an illness of but a few days. Her death was caused by complications following an attack of the flu. The immediate cause is said to have been a pressure on the brain caused from a gathering in her head which bursted the ear drum. This will be sad news to many friends of the family who live at this place.
She leaves a husband and two children, a daughter 9 and a son 7. The funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30 from the Methodist church.
A more complete obituary will be published next week.
January 28, 1926
BOBBITT, WILLIAM ERNEST
- 14 YEARS PASTOR IN WOODLAND
Rev. William Ernest Bobbitt, for fourteen years beloved pastor of the First Christian church of this city, passed away at 4 o'clock yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Conrad, 133 Gum Avenue, at the age of 55 years, after a long and vigorous battle against the ravages of disease which seemed to attack him soon after his resignation from the pastorate of the local church to go to Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he was called to take charge of a new church and a large and prosperous congregation.
The funeral will take place at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon from the Christian church in this city with the Rev. Robert Davis of Turock, life long friend of the deceased and who officiated at the funeral of the first Mrs. Bobbitt. Interment will be made in Woodland cemetery by Ross C. Wilson, with the officers and members of the Woodland Lodge of Elks, of which the deceased was a member, attending the funeral in a body and officiating at the grave. Will Browning, who sang the hymns over Mrs. Bobbitt, will also render favored sacred songs at the service Friday.
The Casket Bearers
The casket-bearers have been selected to be Warren A. Rown, Frank L. Morris, Richard Howard, Leo Conard, Lawrence E. Wraith, Raymond Butzbach and George Cobb.
Sick For Years
Deceased had been ailing for a year. He traveled back and forth between the old friends and haunts of Woodland to Klamath Falls, in the hope to gain strength and recover a failing health. Cancerors conditions followed a general breakdown. His strength failed toward the last and for days he was in a state of coma at the Conard home, where everything possible was done for the beloved pastor. He was a mere human skeleton when death came to close an eventful, worth while career.
She, with a sister, Mrs. Ida Shepherd of Santa Cruz, survive the deceased.
Mr. Bobbitt was specially close to the youth of Woodland district. For many years he was coach of the Woodland high school football team and for thirteen consecutive years delivered the baccalaureate sermons at the annual commencement exercises. HE loved the open and was a true sportsman, spending several months each year with old friends in the mountains of California, Oregon and Idaho, while pursing game.
A True Friend
Rev. Bobbitt was a thinker, a true friend and preacher of rare ability. His services were sought in the large centers, an Oakland church having made him several very lucrative offers. But he liked the small centers where men made friends and hold them, where there was opportunity to do most good.
Death Keenly Regretted
Although his death was expected, it is with keenest regret that it is accepted by every man, woman or youth who knew the sterling character devoted to everything that was best for human and municipality.
The above article was taken from a Woodland paper sent to Dr. I. R. Woodward, who was a very intimate friend of Rev. Bobbitts, and with whom he enjoyed his summer vacations up in the mountains for the past number of years.
January 28, 1926
LANFEAR, SALONA JANE
- Salona Jane Carr was born June 9, 1831, in Montgomery County, New York, and passed away at the home of her son Charlie Lanfear, Friday evening Jan. 22, at 9 o'clock, at the age of 94 years, 7 months and 13 days. She lived most of her life, and was married there William Lanfear. To them were born five sons, 3 dying in infancy, two of them being twins. The other living son Frank, resides at Harlan, Nebraska, and visited his mother here in the fall. She also leaves to mourn her loss a number of grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, and a sister Mrs. E. L. Wells of Denver. She has made her home here with her son and family for the past 16 years, she has been totally blind for the past 15 years, but her mind was very strong until the last, and she was conscious the day of her death. Death resulted from kidney and heart trouble, and hardening of the arteries.
Funeral services were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock conducted by Rev. Shank, and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
Following is a poem Grandma Lanfear wrote on her 94th birthday.
MY 94th BIRTHDAY
Mrs. S. J. Lanfear
I am 94 years old today,
And I look around, but they are all away,
My parents and my brothers too,
And I wonder where'er did they go.
My sisters also - they are gone,
Leaving me here all alone.
Oh will I e'er see them more?
Yes, I hope to meet them on the other shore;
But the river looks so very dark,
And my poor little aged barque,
But with the aid of our heavenly hand,
I may be able to reach the little band.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their many kind acts, and the help they gave us during the long illness and death of our mother and grand-mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Lanfear, Mrs. Grace Ader, Mrs. Hazel Heekes
January 28, 1926
WOODWARD, C. H.
- C. H. WOODWARD DIES THIS MORNING
Just before going to press we learn of the death of C. H. Woodward, which occured at his home four miles east of Payette at 3:50 this morning following an illness of three weeks. His death was due to Uremia and other complications. No information was given. An obituary will be published next week.
February 04, 1926
- Madgaline Shoemake, nine year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shoemake of this city, was returned from the Holy Rosary hospital last Saturday after being successfully treated for Tomaine poisoning, her younger sister two years of age who was stricken with the same trouble at the same time, died at her home on North Seventh street, January 26th. The family came here last June.
(According to the Idaho State Death Index-Rose Mary Shoemake was born 10-12-1924 and died 1-26-1926)
February 04, 1926
- BODIES OF HUSBAND AND WIFE DIS-INTERRED AND LAID TOGETHER
Undertaker I. H. Adair went to Weiser Tuesday to disinter the body of Mrs. Martha Kelsy who was burried at that place in September 1922. The body was brought to Payette and interred in Riverside cemetery. The body of her husband W. Kelsy who was buried in Riverside cemetery in January of 1916, was also interred and placed beside his wife. (Riverside Cemetery)
(The correct spelling of the surname is KESLER. According to the Idaho Death Index: Martha F. Kesler was born 4-06-1845 and died 9-19-1922 in Weiser, Idaho. William Kesler was born 7-02-1846 and died 1-03-1916 in Fruitland, Idaho)
February 04, 1926
SCRITCHFIELD, ADA GRACE CREE
- MRS. A. P. SCRITCHFIELD
Ada Grace Cree, oldest daughter of Ozias and Mary Cree was born near Westmoreland, Kansas, September 26, 1876. In September 1897, she was married to Alfred Reed. They lived in Kansas and Idaho until his death in 1907. On January 25, 1909, she was married to A. P. Scritchfield of Payette, Idaho, and resided there and in Wendell, Idaho, until 1922, when they moved to Weiser, Idaho.
Mrs. Scrtichfield passed away January 26, 1926, at the age of forty-nine years and four months. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, A. P. Scrtichfield, two children Lois and Vernon, her mother Mrs. Mary Cree, five sisters and two brothers.
When a girl Mrs. Scritchfield joined the Methodist Church. She was an untiring worker in the Sunday School and all church activities.
She was a devoted wife and mother, as well as a loving daughter; she found great joy in serving and helping her sisters and brothers.
She was always generous with her strength and ability, and was interested in all good work in whatever community she lived. She was president of the Payette Portia Club at one time.
Mrs. Scrtichfield was a member of the P. E. O. Sisterhood and loved it very much.
It may truly be said of her that, "She has done all she could." (Riverside Cemetery)
February 04, 1926
FULLER, D. H.
- D. H. FULLER, FATHER OF PROMINENT PAYETTE MAN DIES AT BOISE
Frank Fuller, of the Payette State Bank, received the sad news Saturday evening announcing the death of his father D. H. Fuller, which occured near the home of his daughter near Boise some time during the afternoon. According to word received, Mr. Fuller who lives in the city, was at the home of his daughter working in the orchard, and some time late in the afternoon his body was found by the road side where he had evidently died suddenly from heart failure. Upon receiving the sad message, Mr. and Mrs. Fuller immediately left for Boise.
The deceased was sixty years of age and a very prominent man in the Boise Valley, having lived in that vicinity for the past 15 years. He is survived by a wife, two sons and two daughter, Frank Fuller of Payette, one son and two daughter living in Boise. The funeral was held at Boise Monday afternoon at 2:30.
February 04, 1926
ROSE, J. F.
- DR. AND MRS. CATRON RECEIVE SAD NEWS
Dr. and Mrs. H. B. Catron were called to Hot Lake, Oregon, last Saturday evening in response to a message announcing the death of J. F. Rose, husband of Mrs. Catron's sister, who died unexpectedly that evening. Mr. Rose who was one of the prominent business men of Aberdeen, Washington, went to Hot Lake Sanitorium about two weeks before where he underwent an operation for hernia and was recovering nicely when taken suddenly ill, the nature of which was not given and passed away very unexpectedly. The Doctor and Mrs. Catron accompanied Mrs. Rose with the body to Aberdeen for burial.
Mrs. Rose is well known to many people of this community and Mr. Rose will also be remembered, having made several trips to Payette during the past two years. He was a very fine appearing man and their friends here regret very much his sudden passing, and Mrs. Rose will have the heartfelt sympathy of many near friends.
- Mortica M. Gladdish was born January 16, 1838, in Warren County, Kentuck. In 1842 he moved with his parents by ox team, to Hagensville, Missouri. He was converted and joined the Baptist Church at Mt. Prairie, Missouri, when 15 years of age. He served 5 years in the war of the Rebellion. He was married in 1872 to Miss Nannie McKee of Concordia, Missouri. One daughter was born to them, who, at the age of one month, passed away with her mother. He was married in 1879 to Fannie E. Mills of Hagensville, Missouri. Three sons were born to this union, the first one dying in infancy, the second Henry A. of Fruitland, and the third Willard D. who was accidentally shot at the age of 15 years. Mrs. Gladdish passed away in 1900, and Mr. Gladdish and Henry moved to Fruitland the same year. He united with the Payette Baptist Church and was a consistent and active worker until the Baptist church was built in Fruitland, when he united with it, and has been a great help to the same in many ways. He was always ready and willing to help in any way for the betterment and progressiveness of the church or any thing that was uplifting to the community. He was kind and gentle to everyone, and loved by all who knew him.
Besides his son and faithful wife, who has taken such good care of him since his failing health the past four years, he leaves two little granddaughters, Opal aged 4, and Helen aged 2, and one brother, E. B. Gladdish, besides a host of friends. He passed away Thursday morning January 28th, at 10:30, at the age of 88 years and 12 days. He had been confined to his bed since November 1st, and had been very low for the past three weeks. Death was due to heart trouble from which he suffered since 15 years old, and old age.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Edward Cox of Roswell, who had been a friend of Mr. Gladdish for the past 20 years. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
February 18, 1926
- MRS. FAY WELLS PASSES AWAY THIS MORNING
Just before going to press the sad news came, announcing the death of Mrs. Fay Wells which occured at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wells this Thursday morning at 9:00 o'clock, following an illness of three months. Her loss will be keenly felt as she leaves besides her husband and other relatives, two small children, a daughter three years of age, and a daughter one year old. At this time no funeral arrangements have been made. An appropriate obituary will be published next week.
Payette Enterprise (February 25, 1926)
MRS. FAY C. WELLS
As announced in last week's issue of the Enterprise, Mrs. Fay Wells passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Wells after an illness of three months during which time she bore her affliction patiently and was hopeful to the very last. Shortly after she was taken ill, she was removed to Holy Rosary Hospital at Ontario, where she might receive more skillful care and where every means known to medical science was administered and also the care of special trained nurses, but the nature of her affliction was such that the most skilled physicians could not have rendered material relief, which was proven by an autopsy following her death. After more than two months at the hospital she was returned to Payette where she passed peacefully away at none o'clock Thursday morning, February 18th, on the sixth anniversary of her wedding day. Mrs. Wells was a kind hearted woman, devoted to her family who will miss the tender care of a mother and wife.
She leaves to mourn her departure while yet in early life, a husband, two little daughters, Ida Belle, three years of age, and Fern Floy, one year old. She is also survived by a father, Clarence Warden of Payette, and a sister, Mrs. Lavonia Forbes of Tacoma, Washington, besides other relatives and many friends of this community.
Floy Bell Warden was born at Gilchrist, Colorado, September 9th, 1897 where she continued to live until September 1919, when she came to Payette and the following spring was married to Fay C. Wells, in February 18th, 1920, and since that time have resided on the Wells' ranch east of Payette.
The funeral services were held from the Christian Church, Saturday afternoon in charge of the American Legion, Rev. Ernest I. Mitchell, pastor, who is also an Ex-serviceman, and member of the Legion delivered the funeral address. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
February 25, 1926
BOLLENGER, KENNETH ELWOOD
- INFANT CHILD DIES AT HOME IN PAYETTE
Kenneth Elwood Bollenger, six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Bollenger, died at his home in Payette, Friday, February 21st. His death was caused by complications following an attact of whooping cough. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at Fruitland conducted by Rev. Shanks pastor of the Brethren church at that place. Mr. and Mrs. Bollenger have the sympathy of many friends both at Payette and at Fruitland.
February 25, 1926
- LYMAN LONGFELLOW PASSES AWAY AT SEATTLE
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Longfellow will be grieved to learn that after a protracted illness of seven months during which time he made a strenuous battle for recover, Mr. Longfellow passed away at Seattle, Washington, Sunday evening, February 21st.
Lyman was one of the most popular young men of Payette, coming to this place four years ago as an engineer for the State Highway Department, and shortly before taken ill was removed to Boise where he was retained in the same service.
During his stay in Payette his congenial and courteous disposition won for him a multitude of warm friends.
His remains were sent to Mountain Home where the funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30.
February 25, 1926
- Roy Benson, a former Payette man, well known to the people of this place, died at his home near Nyssa Monday, February 22nd, after but a few days illness. Pneumonia being the cause of his death. He was born in Jasper County, Indiana, December 17th, 1876. He became converted to the cause of Christ and was baptized when but a boy. He came west in 1905, and was united in marriage to Elta Luella Maxfield, of Payette, November 11th, 1908. To this union two children were born, Dorathy Elizabeth, now 15 years of age, and James, who died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Benson lived for many years in this vicinity where Mr. Benson was quite prominent, living in Payette and on a ranch on the Oregon side, until recently, when he moved to a ranch near Nyssa.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by two sisters and three brothers, Leore P. Hilton of Indianapolis, Indiana, Ethel Metge of LaFayette, Indiana; Ray Benson and Everett Benson of Indianapolis, and Everest Benson of Chicago, besides many friends in this community.
Funeral services were held from the Christian Church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Ernest Mitchell. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
March 04, 1926
- Wallace Griffin was born at Clarksburg, W. Va., he died at Payette, Idaho, on the 26th day of February, 1926, aged sixty-eight years. Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday afternoon, at 2:30, Rev. Baker officiating. A beautiful part of the service was an appropriate song finely rendered by a male quartet. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.
Mr. Griffin spent the years of his early manhood in the state of Kansas. He moved to Idaho, thirteen years ago. He was engaged in ranching on the Payette-Oregon Slope, across the river, in Oregon, for a time and moved back to Idaho and has since resided in Payette for a considerable number of years last past and following the calling of an apiarist.
There are left the wife and six children: Mrs. Homer L. Settle and Miss Helen Griffin, of Payette; Mrs. George Shellhass, of Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. Lee Vassar Stewart, of Asherton, Texas, daughters; Howard F. Griffin, of Glendale, Oregon; Lyle Griffin, of Portland, Oregon, sons, all of whom were present at the funeral service.
Wallace Griffin made much greater effort than the average man to keep abreast of the time in general information. He was a constant student of the Scriptures and one of the foremost Bible scholars in the community. He was scrupulously honest and upright in his dealings with his fellow-men. He loved mankind and sought ever and always to be of service in his day and generation. He coveted not wealth; he believed the building of a real man to be of greater importance than accumulating a fortune in money. All things that were good had his commendation and he was a relentless foe to what is unclean and wrong.
His neighbors testify that he was always kind and considerate, always ready to lend them a helping hand. Those who knew him best, those who understood him and had his confidence testify that he was a never-failing friend. (Riverside Cemetery)
March 11, 1926
LINTNER, RAYMOND DEAN
- INFANT CHILD DIES AT HOME IN PAYETTE
Raymond Dean Lintner, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lintner, died at his home on South 12th street at an early hour Sunday morning, March 7th. Death was caused by pneumonia, following an attact of flu. The funeral was held from the Peterson Undertaking Parlor Monday afternoon at 2:30. Mr. and Mrs. Lintner have the sympathy of many friends in this community.
March 11, 1926
ALLEN, WILLIAM SMITH
- William Smith Allen was born at Bowling Green, Missouri, February 5th, 1851, an died at the home of his son in Payette, March 4th, 1926, and was therefore, 75 years, and 27 days of age at the time of his death.
He was united in marriage to Martha Davis Hatch at Georgetown, Kentucky, October 2nd, 1874. He came west with his wife in 1916 and lived at Ontario, Oregon, until a little over a year ago, when they came to Payette making their home with their son Hugh Allen, manager of the shoe department, of the Golden Rule Store.
Mr. Allen's death was due to neuritis and other complications following an attact of the "flu" which lasted but a short time. During his younger days, more than twenty years of his life was spent as private secretary to John E. Liggett of the Ligett & Myers Tobacco Co., of St. Louis, Missouri.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Hugh Allen of Payette, also a neice Mrs. W. L. Weese of Ontario, and a nephew, Judge Dalton Biggs.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. F. W. Dean. The singing was furnished by twelve male voices members of Hugh Allen's male chorus. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
March 18, 1926
- George H. Rader who came to Payette last October from Malheur County, Oregon, died at his home at an early hour Tuesday morning after a lingering illness of Pulminary Tuberculosis. Mr. Rader was born in Malheur County, where he continued to live until coming to Payette. He was 38 years of age, and leave a wife and three step-children. He is also survived by one brother Pete Rader of this city, and four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Smith of Payette, Mrs. C. A. Stought of Crane, Oregon, Mrs. John Stewart of Riverside, Oregon, and Mrs. Burt Avry, Harper, Oregon.
The funeral was held at Vale, Oregon, Wednesday, at 2:30, in charge of the American Legion, Rev. Ernest Mitchel conducting services.
March 25, 1926
PATTERSON, MARY MARGARET
- Mary Margaret Patterson was born at Hennessey, Oklahoma, September 28th, 1894, and died at her home in Payette, March 18th, 1926, following an attact of the flu and other complications lasting about two weeks.
At the age of eighteen she suffered an attact of typhoid fever from which she never fully recovered leaving her an invalid until the time of her death.
Besides her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Patterson she is survived by two brothers Lawrence Patterson of New Plymouth, and George Patterson of Glendale, California.
Short funeral services were held at the New Plymouth cemetery last Friday afternoon where interment was made, and where many people gathered from both Payette and New Plymouth, to pay their last tribute of respect, Rev. H. F. Knight officiating in a short, most beautiful funeral sermon. (Parkview Cemetery)
March 25, 1926
- MRS. J. E. ROBERTS DIES IN PORTLAND
The sad news of the death of Mrs. J. E. Roberts which occured in Portland Tuesday, March 3rd, brought sorrow to the hearts of many friends in this community. While she had been in a serious condition for many months her death was sudden and unexpected.
Mrs. Roberts was taken to Boise about six weeks ago where an operation was performed from which she recovered sufficiently to be returned to her home in Payette, and some time ago was again taken to Boise for further treatment and from there to Portland two weeks prior to her death.
Mrs. Roberts was one of Payette's most loveable women, she was one of the staunch members of the Methodist church of Payette, and took an active part in social and civic affairs of the community, and her parting from this life is a loss not only to her immediate family, but to many warm friends of Payette. She was born at Grandview, Iowa, October 12th, 1866, and was married to J. E. Roberts, January 28th, 1886 at Audubon, Iowa. Besides her husband she is survived by two sons and two daughters, Elsie Roberts and V. L. Roberts of Payette; Ralph Roberts of Klamath Falls, Oregon; and Dorathy Roberts-Loughery of Boise, also one sister and four brothers.
Her body was brought to Boise where the funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon at three o'clock and interment made in Morris Hill cemetery. (Morris Hill Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho)
April 08, 1926
- William Johnson, a well known resident of this community died at the home of his daughter Anna Mercer, of Payette, Tuesday evening, April 6th. The cause of his death being apoplexy. The deceased was born at Agency, Iowa, October 20, 1850, and was therefore 75 years, 5 months and 17 days of age at the time of his death. He was united in marriage to Fannie Talley August 3, 1871, who preceded him four years ago. Five sons and two daughters survive, they are: Mrs. Anna Mercer, Lott and Lorenzo, of Payette; Levi, of Fruitland; Ernest of Forest Grove, Oregon; Curtis, of Seattle, Washington; and Mrs. J. M. Brassfield of Arco, Idaho. He is also survived by 27 grand-children and 4 great-grand-children, also one brother, Lott Johnson, of Almena, Kansas.
Mr. Johnson has been a resident of this county for many years and was always held in high esteem by many friends.
The funeral will be held Friday morning at 10 o'clock from Landon Undertaking Parlor, conducted by Rev. V. E. Hall, pastor of the Methodist Church. Interment will be made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 15, 1926
FROST, ROSE MARIE
- Miss Marie Frost, one of Payette's most popular and highly respected young ladies passed away at the home of her sister Mrs. Stanley Brown, of Ontario, on last Thursday, April 8th, after an illness of several weeks during which time she bore her affliction with sweet and patient endurance.
Rose Marie Frost was born August 22, 1898 in Jefferson County, Nebraska, where she grew to womanhood, and came to Idaho with her parents in 1920. After attending Link's Business College at Boise, she was employed by the Farmers' Cooperative Creamery Company of Payette, as one of the efficient bookkeepers of that institution and was employed there at the time she was taken ill. She was a member and one of the faithful workers in the Episcopal Church of Payette, where she will be keenly missed. She leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Frost of Fairbury, Nebraska, four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Tindley of Gladstone, Neb., Mrs. Jonas Brown of Ontario, Oregon, Mrs. C. C. McVicker of Verdan, Neb.; two brothers, Fred Frost of Riverside, California, and Bernard Frost, who is at home with his parents at Fairbury, Neb. She was preceded in death in 1917, by an older brother whose family reside in Riverside, California.
Her father and mother came to be with her during her illness but on account of urgent business matters her father was called home, her mother remaining with her until she passed away. Her cousins, Edwin Frost and Donald Frost and wife of Nampa, came to attend the funeral which was held from the Home Undertaking Parlor, Saturday afternoon by Rev. Thos. Ashworth. Interment took place in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 22, 1926
BAIRD, JAMES WILLIAM
- James William Baird was born in Missouri October 28, 1857. He died very suddenly April 20, 1926.
He crossed the plains in 1863 and settled in Union, Oregon. Here he resided until 1886 when he was married to Hattie A. Perry at Emmett. The rest of his life was spent in the Payette and Boise Valleys. At the time of his death he lived at Pleasant Ridge, Caldwell.
He leaves to mourn his loss his widow, two sons, Earl R. of Marble Front, M. P. of Wilder, and a daughter, Mrs. E. E. Pennington of Caldwell, 4 grand-children, also one brother Geo Baird of Union, Ore., a sister Mary Brannon of Reno, Nev., and a sister Suson Bristol of Oakland, California.
April 22, 1926
- PIONEER CALLED BY DEATH
Frank C. Moss, one of the early pioneers and one of the first business men of Payette died at a Boise hospital at 6:30 Saturday morning, April 17th, after an illness of several months which grew rapidly worse during the last two weeks. He was taken to Boise on Thursday, April 8th, and underwent an operation four day later, where he was given the best of care and medical aid, but due to this weakened condition and advanced years his case seemed hopeless and death came to his relief five days after his operation.
Mr. Moss was one of the first settlers in the Payette Valley, coming here as one of the pioneers, 44 years ago, and during the early days was one of the principal factors in building up and bringing settlers to this section. He was born in the State of Illinois, June 12, 1852, and came west soon after graduating from the university of that state, settling at Green River, Wyoming, where he was for a time engaged in freighting. He was married to Ruth Barns at Salt Lake, Utah on November 21st, 1880, and soon after moved to Peedmon, Wyoming, where he was engaged in getting out mining timber and the following year moved to Bitter Creek, 20 miles from Rock Springs, Wyoming, where he was in stock raising for a short time, then returning to Peedman where he taught school during that winter, and from there to Payette in company with his brother (the late ?. B. Moss) the two brothers having secured a contract for supplying a large quantity of railroad ties for the Union Pacific then building into this section of the country.
After completing their contract in bringing ties down the Payette River from the Long Valley section, the first store was established in Payette (then called Bomerang) by Moss Brothers, the building was located one block south of where the Denney & Company drier now stands, and a few years later a larger building was erected for this growing institution, facing the railroad track at the rear of the present Moss Mercantile Company, thus the little store that made its existence in 1883 grew to one of the largest institutions in this section and was the principal trading place covering a large territory.
Mr. Moss was a Charter member of the Odd Fellows lodge at this place and also the Rebekah lodge. He was one of the faithful members seldom failing to attend all meetings when conditions would permit. While he encountered some adverse conditions, he was always cheerful and looked upon the bright side of life, he was a good neighbor and a friend to all who knew him. He will be missed as one of the pioneers who helped pave the way for others and build up the community he has left behind.
Besides his wife, he is survived by five sons and one daughter, Edward A. Moss of Portland, Oregon; Frank Moss of Wilder, Idaho; Mrs. Sam Walker of Payette; James C. Moss, of New Plymouth; Staten Moss and West Moss of Payette. He is also survived by nine grand-children.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Ashworth, where fully one hundred Odd Fellows attended in body using the usual beautiful burial ceremony at the grave in Riverside cemetery where the body was laid to rest. (Riverside Cemetery)
April 29, 1926
GRACE, LUCILLE LOUGHREY
- Lucille Loughrey Grace, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Loughrey, of this city passed away at an early hour Sunday morning, April 25th after making a strenuous battle for life for the past two years, during which time everything was done known to medical science and the tender care of loving parents and friends, but the strong hand of the dreaded disease, tuberculosis seemed beyond control and the death angel came to her relief.
She was born at Auburn, Iowa, July 10th, 1904, and came to Payette with her parents when 4 years of age where she grew to womanhood and through her kind and sweet disposition made a host of friends whose hearts are greatly saddened at her early departure while yet in the bloom of youth.
She became converted when but ten years of age and joined with the Methodist Church of Payette, where she attended the Sunday School and church services while she was physically able. She graduated from the Payette High School with the "Class of 1922". Her health was not the best during the following year and in June went with her parents to Fullerton, California, returning to Payette in September of that year, and after returned to Fullerton, where on November 1st, 1923 she was united in marriage to Oscar Grace and the following spring returned to Payette where she continued to live with the exception of a few weeks just before her death.
Besides her husband and a host of friends she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Loughrey, and three brothers, Etley Loughrey of Boise, Roy Loughrey of Portland, Oregon, and Millard of Payette.
Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Monday afternoon conducted by Rev. V. E. Hall pastor, where many sorrowing friends attended and where a profusion of floral offerings spoke in terms of high regard. A large procession followed to Riverside cemetery where the body was tenderly laid in its last resting place.
May 20, 1926
SUIPTER, N. H.
- GEM COUNTY SHERIFF DIES FROM ACCIDENT
Sheriff N. H. Suipter of Gem county died Monday morning at 10:45 following an accident which occured on Saturday evening. The Sheriff with Federal officers were returning from Dewey's grove near Emmett and in an attempt to make an arrest of parties exceeding the speed limit stepped from the car while moving and fell striking his head and died Monday morning from concussion of the brain.
Sheriff Suipter was a highly respected man quite well known in this community.
May 20, 1926
HUXTABLE, MARGARET ANN
- MRS MARGARET ANN HUXTABLE
Margaret Ann Bennett was born at Ontario, Canada, April 30, 1858 moved to Port Huron, Michigan, with her parents while a child, later she moved to Harbor Beach, Michigan, where on April 8, 1875, she was married to William Huxtable.
To this union nine children were born, five of whom are still living E. J. Huxtable of Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Isabelle Goodall, Mrs. Marion Rumage and Misses Ida and Alice Huxtable, all of Payette, and were at her bedside at the time of her death.
Mrs. Huxtable came to Payette about May first, 1924, just a year after she lost her husband, who died at their home in Harbor Beach, April 30, 1923. She has been in poor health for some time and came to Idaho to be near her children in her last days. She was only confined to her bed the last five days of her life and died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ramage of Payette in the evening of May 15, 1926. Five children, nine grandchildren, one sister, and many friends are left to mourn her loss.
Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ at two o'clock, Tuesday, May 18, Rev. E. T. Mitchell officiating.
May 20, 1926
VAN DER KAR, MARY RUTH
- Mary Ruth Davis Van Der Kar was born March 21, 1887, at Cannonsville, New York. She passed away at her home in Fruitland, Idaho, at 5:40 Sunday morning, May 16, 1926, at the age of 39 years, 1 month and 25 days. Death was due to flu and pneumonia following. On October 11, 1911, she was married to Paul Van Der Kar at Kelsey, New York. They came to Fruitland immediately after, to the new bungalow already prepared on their fruit ranch, just west of Fruitland. Here they began their home life together. To them was born three children, Jean Davis aged 13, Franklin Alcott aged 12, and Roger Sherman aged 10 year, all of whom survive her. Mr. Van Der Kar passed away Oct. 20, 1916 death being due to pneumonia. Her mother, who came from New York, shortly after his death passed away at the Ontario hospital in 1920, also from pneumonia. Mrs. Van Der Kar has taught in the second grade of the Fruitland schools for the past 8 years and in that position has endeared herself to the hearts of every youngster and their parents in the community. Two weeks ago she was compelled to give up her school work because of the serious illness which caused her death. Those who survive her besides her children are, her father, J. S. Davis, a brother Charles Davis of Cannonscille, New York, a sister Mrs. J. Peeler of Binghampton, New York, a sister Mrs. Andrew Tureey, Albany, New York, a brother Sydney of Albany, New York, two sisters Mrs. Helen D. Troxell and Miss Lois Davis of Portland and two brothers Anson and Keith Davis, both of Fruitland, besides a host of friends.
In losing Mrs. Van Der Kar, Fruitland has lost one of its best citizens. She was always thinking and trying to do for others, never sparing herself in any way. She took an active part in Church, Sunday School and school work, and everything that was uplifting to the community.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at ? o'clock and interment was made in Riverside cemetery. The many beautiful flowers spoke for the high esteem in which she was held.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved ones. (Riverside Cemetery)
May 27, 1926
GREGORY, ALICE FLORENCE
- Alice Florence Stone was born June 24, 1856, at Messena, St. Lawrence County, New York. She lived there until 1881 during which time she received her education being a student of music. At an early age she united with the Baptist church of which she remained a consistent and faithful member during the rest of her life. She came to Anita, Iowa, in 1882 where she lived with her brother Gordon E. Stone and there taught school and music. There she met Horace Gregory to whom she was married April 26, 1888. They made their home in Wayne, Nebraska, where their three children were born, Horace Earl who preceded her in death, Aldula C. and Florence M. They then moved to Payette, Idaho, which has been their home since 1903. She went to her rest peacefully Friday, May 21, 196.
She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, H. Gregory and two daughters Aldula C. Anderson and Florence M. Thomas, both of Payette; two sisters, Matilda M. Stone and Aldula F. Stone; three brothers, Gordon E. Stone, Herbert O. Stone and Alfred B. Stone, all of Anita, Iowa.
Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, Monday, May 24 at 2:00 o'clock, Rev. Dean, pastor.
Interment was made in the family lot at Riverside cemetery, Payette, Idaho. (Riverside Cemetery)
May 27, 1926
- Peter Sodja, a prominent rancher and fruit grower died at his home two miles northeast of Payette last Thursday, May 20th, following an illness of several months, his condition however was not serious until a short time before his death. Mr. Sodja was one of the enterprising farmers of that section, highly respected for his honesty and square dealings. He was a hard worker and a good neighbor and his presence will be keenly missed by his neighbors and many friends. His death was apparently due to complications of trouble.
Mr. Sodja was born in Austria June 20, 1866, and came to America when but seventeen years of age and settled in Butte, Montana, where on July 26th, 1891, he was united in marriage to Barbara Zagar. To this union twelve children were born, nine of whom are now living and were all present at the time of their father's death.
Mr. Sodja came to Payette with his family in 1907, purchasing at that time their present home northeast of Payette, where they continued to live and where his wife died September 6th, 1923. He is survived by six sons and three daughters, Mrs. R. H. Van Valkenberg of New Plymouth, Peter Sodja of Butte, Montana; Joe Sodja of Portland, Rudolph, Frank, Edward, William, Jane and Rose of Payette. He is also survived by six grand-children.
The funeral was held Saturday, May 22nd, at 2:30 from the Catholic Church conducted by Father Ryan of Weiser which was largely attended and where many beautiful floral offerings spoke in terms of high regard. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery in the family lot beside his wife who preceded him in death nearly three years ago. (Riverside Cemetery)
June 03, 1926
- PROMINENT CITIZEN DIES SUDDENLY
Harry Hanson, a well known and very highly respected citizen of this community died at his home on Center Avenue very unexpectedly about noon Wednesday, June 2nd.
The news of his death was quickly spread and came as a severe shock to his many friends. His death was due to heart trouble caused by a rare disease of the leg, according to information given out by the attending physician. Mr. Hanson had been in his usual health and was taken suddenly ill and passed away before the physician arrived. No funeral arrangements have been made.
An appropriate obituary will be published next week.
June 03, 1926
- Everett Hottenstein, 21 years of age well known in this community died at Elk City, Idaho, on Sunday, May 30th, the cause of his death being primarily from heart trouble with which he has been afflicted for several years. His untimely death brings sadness to the hearts of many among the young people of this community with whom he was associated for many years. Everett was a bright young man, clean in his habits and always highly respected.
He was born at Emery, Texas, October 30th, 1904, and came to Payette when but five years of age, where he has made his home with his uncle an aunt, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Wilcox until three years ago, when he went to Murry, Idaho, to live with his father, leaving there early last fall for Elk City, Idaho. He attended school at Spokane, Washington during the winter and at the close of the school year returned to Elk City, where he passed away on Memorial day.
Besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. George E. Hottenstein, he is survived by two sisters, Rose May Hottenstein and Jessie Jottenstein of Payette, and his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Wilcox and their family.
The body was brought to Payette arriving here Wednesday evening where the funeral was held this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Knight of Fruitland and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
June 10, 1926
- MRS. J. C. BRADY DIES AT ONTARIO HOSPITAL
Mrs. J. C. Brady, 78 years of age whose home was on the Payette Heights, died at Holy Rosary hospital Wednesday evening following a short illness. The body was brought to Payette where the funeral will be held from the Christian church Friday afternoon at two o'clock. A more complete obituary will be published next week.
July 15, 1926
SLINKER, EUSTACE LEVI
- EUSTACE LEVI SLINKER
Eustace Levi Slinker was born November 10, 1871, at Warrens County, Iowa. Married to Cora B. Roberts, January 24, 1895, near St. Charles, Iowa.
To this union seven children were born, of whom four, Coral, Paul, Eunice and Marion remains to mourn the loss of the father, his wife and three infant children preceeded him to the eternal home. Mr. Slinker departed this life July 9, 1926, at the home of his sister Mrs. H. B. Strawn of Fruitland, Idaho, besides whom he leaves two sisters and two brothers to mourn his loss.
In his early manhood he gave his heart to the Lord and throughout his life endeavored to consistently follow the teachings of his Master.
The funeral was held from the M. E. Church at Payette, of which he was a member, conducted by Rev. Hershel Shank of the Brethren Church of Fruitland. His remains were laid to rest beside his wife at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)
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