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Payette Independent 1929


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The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 10, 1929
PAULSEN, LYDIA
DEATH OF MRS. T. B. PAULSEN

Mrs. Lydia Paulsen, wife of T. B. Paulsen, died at her home in this city Monday morning, January 7 at 6:30 o'clock after a brief illness.

Lydia Shwartz was born January 23, 1878, at Pana, Illinois. As a young lady she came west and located in Payette. On October 18, 1911, she was married to Theodore Beriran Paulsen. To this union one child, Williamena Paulsen, was born. The husband and this daughter are left to mourn her death. In addition she is survived by a brother, Charles Shwartz and her father C. C. Shwartz.

Mrs. Paulsen was a faithful attendant on the services of the Methodist Episcopal church in this city up to the time of her illness and the daughter has been a regular attendant at the church school.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking parlors at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. A. B. Parrett, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 10, 1929
WULFF, HARRY W.
PROMINENT WEISER MAN PASSES

H. W. Wulff, Manager of the Wulff Hardware Company Died Sunday Night

Harry Wulff, manager of the Wulff Hardware Company, and for many years one of Weiser's leading business men, died at his home in that city Sunday night after an illness dating back many years, but which had not incapacitated him for work until a few weeks ago. He was 46 years of age and had lived in Weiser 40 years.

Harry, as everybody knew him, served as mayor, president of the Weiser Commercial Club and was prominent in all civic affairs of the city. It was largely through his efforts that the business in which he was engaged grew to large dimensions and that they did a wholesale as well as a retail business.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, and the large turnout testified to the popularity and prominence of the deceased.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 10, 1929
MARSHALL, ETTA L. FOWLER
DEATH OF MRS. MARSHALL

It was with feelings of sadness that the people of Payette received the news of the death of Mrs. R. C. Marshall, who passed away at her home in this city Saturday evening, after an illness from influenza, complicated with blood poisoning which started from a slight infection. Few realized the seriousness of her condition and her death was a great shock to all of her friends.

Etta L. Fowler was born at Weepingwater, Nebraska, November 16, 1882, and passed from this life on January 5, 1929, at the age of 46 years, 1 month and 19 days. She was united in marriage to Roy C. Marshall on Christmas day in 1901. In 1902 they moved to Washington and 1908 they came to Payette where they have since resided.

She is survived by her husband, Roy C. Marshall, and five children, Mrs. Ruth I. King, of Los Angeles, California, Keith M.; Jack A., Max J. and Doris L. Also by her mother, Mrs. Laura Fowler, of Weepingwater, and three sisters and two brothers.

At an early age Mrs. Marshall united with the Methodist church and was affiliated with it until her death. She was loved by all who knew her, and was one of those sweet, kindly Christian women who spread sunshine and happiness wherever they go. Her devotedness as a wife and mother was one of her most tender and womanly characteristics.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and a very touching and appropriate sermon was delivered by Rev. A. B. Parrett, her pastor. She was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 24, 1929
LUCAS, CHANDLER J.
CHANDLER LUCAS PASSES

Chandler J. Lucas, aged 53, passed away at his home, 403 north Sixth street, Wednesday noon, January 16th from heart failure. While he had not been in the best of health the last illness was of short duration and his death was quite unexpected.

Chandler Lucas was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, and grew to manhood there. He was for many years captain of the fire department of that city and resigned in 1910. He came to Hamilton, Montana, where he was employed by the Bitter Roof Irrigation Company until 1917 when he took a position with the U.S. Reclamation service as construction foreman. He came to Payette with his family, wife and one son, Chandler J. Jr., October 26th, 1928, and has been employed by the Idaho Power Company at this place.

Deceased is survived by his wife and son, two brothers, Henry E. Lucas, of Battle Creek, Michigan, and David V. Lucas, of Detroit, Michigan, also one sister, Mrs. Minnie Ottoway, of Atlanta, Georgia.

Funeral services were held at the Glenn C. Landon Undertaking Parlors, Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and was conducted by Rev. A. B. Parrett, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery nd the service there was in charge of the Masonic lodge, he being a member of Flathead Lodge A. F. and A. M. at Ignatius, Montana. (Riverside Cemetery)

Note: According to the Idaho Death Index, Chandler J. Lucas was born 8-23-1875 and died 1-15-1929, Payette.ch

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 24, 1929
COLE, LEONARD
FORMER PAYETTE MAN KILLED

Leonard Cole, of Long Beach, California, Victim of an Automobile Wreck

Leonard Cole, 70 years old, who was killed yesterday in an automobile accident when he was forced to swerve the machine he was driving to avoid collision with another car, had been an active realtor in Long Beach for the last nine years. He was driving to Bakersfield to transact business when the accident occurred.

Mr. Cole is survived by the widow, Mrs. Ella Cole, 1865 Lemon Avenue; his father, Joshua L. Cole ?7 years old; a brother, Emery L. Cole, Oregon, now visiting here; a sister, Mrs. Eldora Moudry, and two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Capon and Mrs. Nellie L. Wilks, both of this city.

The deceased was a member of Long Beach Lodge of Odd Fellows, of the Knights of Pythias and the Woodmen of the World.

Following as inquest, which will be held at the Blaynes & Son Funeral Parlors at Bakersfield this afternoon, the body will be brought here for interment at Sunnyside Mausoleum.

Arrangements are being made by Holton & Son - Long Beach Press Telegram.

Leonard Cole was a former resident of Payette and was engaged in the meat market business here. Former friends in the city and community will regret to learn of his untimely death.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 24, 1929
MADSEN, LULA EDGECOMB
Obituary

The whole community was shocked and saddened Saturday morning when news came of the sudden death of Mrs. E. W. Madsen. She was seen by several of her friends in Payette Friday afternoon who talked to her, and she seemed as well as common and in the best of spirits. Little did she or her friends think that the grim reaper hovered so near and would soon claim her as his own. But her life's work was done, and she was called home to rest.

Mrs. Madsen was one of Fruitlands most popular and most beloved residents. She filled so many places, and was always read and willing to do whatever she was called upon to do, and to help everyone in their time of trouble. She was a true friend, and loved by all who knew her. Her death will be keenly felt by people for many miles around, as her passing leaves a vacant place that will be hard for another to fill. She was active in all kinds of church work, the Ladies Aid, the Woman's Home Missionary Society, P.T.A. and all other matters for the good of herself and others.

Lula E. Edgecomb was born in Ohio October 21, 1873, and died at her home near Fruitland, Idaho, Saturday morning, January 19th, 1929 at 9 o'clock, death being due to angina pectoris, from which she suffered only a few hours. She was 55 years, 2 month and 29 days old at the time of her death. On September 5, 1900, she was united in marriage to Edward W. Madsen at Missouri Valley, Iowa. To this union one daughter was born, Katherine Madsen Leitch of Washington, D. C. now at Concord, North Carolina. In 1910 Mr. and Mrs. Madsen and Katherine moved to their present home at Fruitland. Mrs. Madsen leaves to mourn her death, her husband, E. W. Madsen, her daughter, Katherine, her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Edgecomb of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and a brother Rex Edgecomb of Omaha, Nebraska, besides her large circle of friends. Two brothers preceded her in death, Orlo H. who died in France during the world war, and Earl E. who passed away at Dayton, Ohio, a few years ago.

Mrs. Madsen was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and served at Missouri Valley, Iowa as Worthy Matron and secretary. She became a member of the Presbyterian church at Missouri Valley in her early life, and has since been a consistent member. During her residence here she has served most of the time as organist in the Methodist church in Fruitland.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. church in Fruitland Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the Rev. George Roseberry. The Eastern Star attended in a body. The large crowd that attended and the many beautiful floral offerings were silent tokens of the high esteem in which she was held. "As the felling of a stately oak leaves a lonesome place against the sky, so does the death of Mrs. Madsen leave a lonesome place in the hearts of all who knew her."

Mr. Madsen left on the early morning train Monday morning for Missouri Valley, Iowa, with the remains for burial. His daughter, Mrs. Leitch will meet him there.

Beautiful life is that whose span
Is spent in duty to God and man;
Beautiful twilight at set of sun,
Beautiful death with life well done.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 24, 1929
HARRIS, MELVIN
Melvin Harris

The entire community was saddened by the fatal accident that happened to Melvin Harris, 11 year old stepson of Tony Jim. He was sleighing behind a horse when the horse took freight and kicked him in the head. He was picked up unconscious and died six hours later. The funeral was held at the Baptist church on Tuesday afternoon, six boys from his school grade acted as pallbearers.

Note: According to the Oregon Death Index, Melvin P. Harris died 1-20-1929, Malheur Co, Oregon.ch

The Payette Independent
Thursday, January 31, 1929
SWANSON, JOANNE
JOANNE SWANSON PASSES

It is with feeling of deepest regret that we are called upon to chronicle the sad death of little Joanne Swanson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Swanson of this city. Eight weeks ago the child was stricken with influenza from which she never recovered. Complications set in and although she bravely resisted the ravages of the malady, and at times seemed better, little by little she was compiled to give way and death finally claimed her at the Boise hospital last Saturday. Blood transfusions were resorted to and no effort was spared to save her, but to no avail.

Joanne was born May 1, 1921 and died January 26, 1929, at the age of seven years, eight months and 25 days. She was in the second grade in school and was a member of the Episcopal Sunday school. An exceptionally bright and winsome child, she was deeply loved by family and those who knew her. The entire community was deeply interested in every effort made to save her life and her taking away was deplored by all. She is survived by her parents and one sister and two brothers, who have the sympathy of the entire community.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking Parlors, Monday, Rev. A. B. Parrett, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. She was tenderly laid to rest in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, February 21, 1929
PALUMBO, ROSIE
TONY PALUMBO'S DAUGHTER PASSES

J. C. Palumbo received a telegram Tuesday morning announcing the death of Rosie Palumbo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Palumbo at their home in Logansport, Indiana, and Jim left for that place at once.

The young lady will be remembered by many Payette people, as she accompanied her father to Payette for a visit three years ago and made many friends. She was a winsome girl, light hearted and happy and her death comes as a distinct shock to Payette friends as well as to the family. Tony Palumbo, who spent last summer here overseeing the building of the new cold storage plant, and his family have the sympathy of all Payette friends.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, February 21, 1929
STIRM, FREDERICK JAMES
Frederick James Stirm

Frederick James Stirm passed away at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stirm, Saturday morning, February 16th, at 11:30. He had been ill only a few days with flu and pneumonia, and his condition was not considered serious until Saturday morning. He was 2 months and 3 days old at the time of his death. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stirm, two brothers, John and Richard, and one sister, Margaret. Funeral services were held from the Landon Undertaking parlors in Payette Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS

Editor Independent:
Please express our sincere thanks to the kind friends who did so much to assuage our grief over the loss of our little one and rendered us such kindly assistance in our hour of grief. Especially are we appreciative of the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Stirm, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Stirm

The Payette Independent
Thursday, February 21, 1929
KIZZIER, IVAN
OBITUARY

Ivan Kizzier, who had made his home for some time with his son, Frank Kizzier, of this city, passed away February 9, after an illness which covered several months.

Ivan Kizzier was born in Indiana March the second, 1844, and lived to the age of eighty-four years, eleven months and seven days.

When Mr. Kizzier was six years old he moved with his parents to Iowa. He lived there for some time, and in 1868 married Miss Eliza Ann Goble. Six children were born to them, two of which died some time ago. The four children who are living are Charles Kizzier, of Chandler, Oklahoma, Elizabeth Grhan(spelling from paper), of Bridgeport, Nebraska; Blanche Brooke, of Gurney, Wyoming and Frank Kizzier of this city. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, February 28, 1929
BUTLER, BLANCHE
Blanche Butler

The funeral of Blanche Butler was held at the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 2:30. The church was filled with friends of Miss Butler. She was born and raised in New Plymouth but has been away for three years endeavoring to overcome the dreaded disease, tuberculosis. She is survived by a brother, James. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Henry Jacobs. Judge Chapman of Boise, who visited her often in the hospital, spoke briefly eloping her beautiful character. The Rebekah lodge had charge of the service at the cemetery. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, February 28, 1929
WRIGHT, GEORGE WILLIAM
OBITUARY

George William Wright was born in Dresden, Ontario, Canada. He moved to Kewanee, Illinois, in 1866 and was married to Rachael Ellis that year. To this union five children were born, Mrs. Jennie Wilson, Mrs. Eva Baker, both of Payette, Olive Robinson, Klamath Falls, Oregon; Will G. Wright, Spokane, Washington, Roy D. Wright, Smithfield, Utah.

They moved to Payette in 1901, where he has since made his home. His wife preceded him in death in March 1917. He joined the Baptist church in Illinois, but joined the Church of God after coming to Payette.

Mr. Wright passed away Monday, February 25, at 5:45 a. m., at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Wilson. Services were held at the Peterson Funeral Home Wednesday, at 2:00 o'clock p. m., and were conducted by Rev. A. H. Shumann, assisted by Mrs. Shumann and Miss Weisener. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, March 07, 1929
WINTERS, GEORGE H.
FOUND DEAD IN BED

George H. Winters Passed Away at Commercial Hotel Sometime Tuesday Morning

George H. Winters who made his home at the Commercial Hotel in this city, was found dead in his bed Tuesday. He was around town Monday evening and when he retired at night seemed to be in the best of health. Tuesday morning when the chamber maid went to his room in the performance of her duties she found the door locked and thought he was just sleeping late. However, later in the day when he did not make his appearance the matter was reported and the door was forced open. He was found lying as though he was asleep and had evidently peacefully slept away in the early morning.

George H. Winter was born in Illinois in 1858 and died March 5, 1929.

He is survived by a brother, Charles Winter of Fruitland, the only surviving member of the family.

Mr. Winter has lived in this community for the past fifteen years.

Funeral services were held at the Peterson Home Undertaking Parlors at 3 p. m. Wednesday.

Rev. Roseberry of Fruitland read the funeral services.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, March 07 , 1929
PHILLIPS, ELIZABETH
Elizabeth Phillips

The funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Phillips, mother of Mrs. J. W. Lynch and Mr. Joe Phillips, was held at the Catholic church on Monday morning, Father O'Toole officiating. The beautiful floral pieces, the large crowd of friends showed the respect and esteem in which she was held in the community. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, March 21, 1929
HALL, WILLARD
WILLARD HALL PASSES

Willard A. Hall of this city passed away Monday after suffering from tuberculosis for a long period of time.

Willard Hall was born at Kendrick, Idaho, February 28, 1893, and passed from this life on March 18, 1929. He was married to Edith Wayne of this city on April 12, 1918, and to this union four daughters, Evelyn, aged 10; Everns, aged 8; Lois, aged 6, and Cora Jane, aged 4. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Hall, of Everett, Washington; four brothers and three sisters, W. S. Hall, of Payette; Ivan Hall, of Seattle; Owen Hall, of Spokane; Roscoe Hall, of Everett, Washington; Mrs. S. C. Welsh of Seattle; Mrs. L. L. Chase of Bremerton, Wash., and Mrs. J. A. Jones, of Everett, Wash. Snowden and Jesse Hall of this city are uncles of his.

Willard Hall served over seas for nine months during the world war and was wounded in battle. Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking Parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Farnham officiating. He was buried with military honors. An American Legion quartette furnished the vocal music and the services at the grave were conducted by Major Scott Fitch and Post Commander Pearson.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 04, 1929
GRAHAM, WILBUR D.
OBITUARY

Mr. Wilbur D. Graham was born in Fulton County, New York, March the 5th, 1849. Twenty-seven years ago he moved to Payette and has made his home here with Mrs. L. E. Surber, his daughter, ever since. It was in her home that he passed peacefully away, after prolonged ill health on March 31st, 1929, at 3:10 p. m.

Mrs. Harriett L. Graham, wife of the deceased, passed on before her husband March the 1st, 1900. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in California, and Mr. Graham was an attendant of the same church.

Mr. Graham is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Surber of Payette, Idaho; and Miss Nancy E. Graham of Pal Alto, California. Also a brother, Rensleer Graham, who resides at Little Falls, New York.

Funeral services were held at the Peterson Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. A. B. Parrett, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent (Thursday, April 11, 1929)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our deep gratitude to the kind friends and neighbors who so generously offered their services and sympathy during our recent bereavement in the loss of our father. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Surber, Miss Nancy E. Graham.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 04, 1929
HOPPER, MELVIN
MELVIN HOPPER KILLED BY AUTO

WAS SKATING ON SECOND AVENUE SOUTH WHEN STRUCK BY CAR DRIVEN BY HERMAN MACKEY.

Wednesday was filled with tragedy for Payette, the second sad event happening about 8 o'clock last evening when Herman Mackey, driving his car on Second Avenue South, ran into and instantly killed Melvin Hopper. The ten year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hooper, who live on the avenue east of where the paving ends.

Mr. Mackey was leaving town and was driving along on the avenue behind Mr. R. A. Karker. When in front of the Peterson place, occupied by E. E. Colpin, Mr. Karker turned his car to the right and Mr. Mackey thinking the intended turning in to the curbing turned to the left to pass him when he felt a shock and realized he had struck something. Stopping at once he looked back and saw the boy lying in the street. He at once rushed back and picked the boy up, calling Dr. Fox who was near, but the little fellow only breathed a couple of times and was pronounced dead by the Doctor.

Too late Mr. Mackey learned that Mr. Karker had seen Melvin and another boy coming toward him on roller skates and had merely swerved his car to the right to avoid hitting them. They were in the center of the street and were headed right for the car. Mistaking Mr. Karker's intentions, and not knowing the boys were coming toward him, Mr. Mackey hit the unfortunate boy before he knew it, and the boy, not knowing another car was following the Karker car, ran right into the Mackey car.

Witnesses of the tragedy, and all officers, including the speed patrol, absolve Mr. Mackey from all blame and say the accident was unavoidable so far as he is concerned. He, however, feels terrible and the grief stricken parents are suffering little if any more than he is.

The sad accident ought to be a warning to everybody, old and young, who are in the habit of roller skating on the paved streets. It is very dangerous, and it is a wonder that more accidents have not happened as a result. Children are apt to grow careless and drivers, especially after night are liable to run into them. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent (Thursday, April 11, 1929)

CARD OF THANKS

Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Hopper wish to thank the people of Payette for the many kindnesses shown them in their hour of sorrow in the loss of their little son. They are more than grateful for the tenderness and sympathy and kind neighbors and friends. A. F. Hopper and Family

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 11, 1929
CLARK, REX
OBITUARY

Rex Clark was born October 9th, 1881, at Bloomfield, Arkansas. He was married to Edith George at Bentonville, Arkansas, August 13th, 1903. They made their home at Siloam Springs, Arkansas. In the spring of 1908 he went to St. Louis, Mo., where he learned the plumbing trade. In 1909 they moved to Boise, Idaho, where they lived until May 1914 when they came to Payette. Six children were born to the, Earl, John, William, Eunice, Margaret and Helen. Besides the wife and children he is survived by one brother, Z. W. Clark, of Gentry, Arkansas. The immediate family were present at the funeral except Earl and wife, who had just reached Los Angeles and were unable to return.

Mr. Clark was a self made man, and almost always self supporting. He was only three years of age when his father died, and 18 when his mother, who had married again, passed away. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge and in his early boyhood he became a Christian and later joined the Methodist church. Generous to fault, many a man when broke and discouraged has by him been financially befriended. Free hearted and unselfish, he was the friend of everybody and was highly respected and esteemed by the entire citizenship of this community.

Last spring he was sick and mentally depressed for a long time and his illness finally led up to the painful passing of a kidney stone last summer. After this he was well and cheerful and was doing a good business. A few weeks ago his old trouble returned and this was the beginning of a similar condition which led to his untimely death.

Funeral services were held in the home. Mrs. Sleep sang "Be Still and Know." Mesdames Sleep, Johnston, Eastman and Terwilliger sang "Nearer My God To Thee" with Mrs. Masonhelmer at the piano. Rev. H. F. Knight, of New Plymouth read the 103rd Psalm and delivered a wonderful message and prayer. The services at the grave were in charge of Payette Lodge, No. 22, I.O.O.F., and were very impressive. The floral offering were many and beautiful, the casket and grave being entirely covered with them. The business houses were closed from 2:30 to 3:30 as a mark of respect to one who had been outstanding as a man of noble character, honest and upright and in the forefront in every movement of the betterment of the community in which he lived.

To the bereaved wife and family our sincerest and most heartfelt sympathy is expended. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS

To the many kind friends who contributed the beautiful floral offerings, who rendered such kindly assistance, and who came with tender thoughts and words of sympathy in the hour of our bereavement of our dearly loved one, we extend our heart felt thanks. Mrs. Edith Clark and Family.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 11, 1929
DEAL, MRS. C. E.
Mrs. C.E. Deal

Word was received in Fruitland Tuesday of the death of Mrs. Rev. C. E. Deal, at Blackfoot Monday morning. Death was due to a heart attack. Mrs. Deal resided in Fruitland four years, as Mr. Deal was pastor of the Methodist church during that time. She was conference supply secretary of the Women's Home Missionary society at the time of her death. She has a large circle of friends here who will be greatly grieved to hear of her passing.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 11, 1929
NOBEL, JOSEPHINE
Josephine Nobel

Charlie Henggeler received a cablegram last Tuesday announcing the death of his sister Mrs. Josephine Nobel in Switzerland, on Monday, April 1. No particulars as to the cause of her death were given. She leaves her husband and three daughters there to mourn her loss. She will be remembered here by a number of people, as she spent one year here, leaving for Switzerland in 1910.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 18, 1929
HAMILTON, MARY
FORMER RESIDENT DEAD

Mrs. Mary Hamilton, mother of Mrs. Walter Johnson, passed away at her home in Port Angeles, Washington. Her body was brought to Payette Wednesday and the funeral was held at the Methodist Church at two o'clock this afternoon. Reverend Parrott officiating.

Mrs. Hamilton was a former resident of this city and her many friends are sorry to hear of her passing.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 18, 1929
WILLIAMS, JOY
JOY WILLIAMS DEAD

Joy Williams a former Payette boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Williams, died at Portland (this) Thursday according to word received here.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 25, 1929
LAUER, EDWIN
EDWIN LAUER CALLED BY DEATH

PAYETTE BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY IN PORTLAND HOSPITAL FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 19

The people of Payette heard with sadness of hearts the news of the passing away of Edwin Lauer, proprietor of the Evergreen Filling Station, at a hospital in Portland where he had gone for treatment. Word had been received last Thursday that hope of his recovery had been given up Wednesday night and Mrs. Lauer left for Portland that evening, but arrived too late as he had passed away before she reached there Friday, the 19th. The body was brought here Saturday afternoon and funeral services ere held at the Episcopal Church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Thomas Ashworth officiating.

Edwin Lauer was born at Idaho City in 1875 and came to Payette with his parents when he was a small boy, and almost his entire life was spent here.

He started in business at the age of 14, at the time of the death of his father, entering the mercantile business with his brother, James, the firm being known all over this section of the country. His brother passed away a few years ago and he then purchased the service station and was in that business at the time of his death.

He was married to Miss Eva Gish, January 12, 1912, at Indianapolis, Indiana, and two sons, William and Robert, were born to them. They with the mother survive to mourn his taking away. He is also survived by a sister, Lily Lauer, of Payette, and two brothers, Milton, of Payette and Isaac, of Chicago.

Edwin Lauer was one of those quiet, reserved men who had a good work for everybody and whose business dealings were of the most up right. Without boast or ostentation he was ever ready to perform his full duty as a citizen. Highly respected by everybody he will be greatly missed from business circles in Payette. He was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our Payette friends for the many kindnesses shown us in our recent bereavement, and those who contributed the beautiful floral offerings. Your tenderness and sympathetic assistance will never be forgotten. Mrs. Edwin Lauer and Children, Lily Lauer, Milton Lauer

The Payette Independent
Thursday, April 25, 1929
KIRKENDALL, JANETTE BRANSON
MRS. KIRKENDALL PASSES

Mrs. C. O. Kirkendall passed away at her home at 1023 First Avenue North at 10:30 o'clock last night, after a lingering illness covering several months. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 10:30 Saturday morning.

We have been requested to announce that the casket will not be opened at the church, but friends wishing to, may view the remains at Peterson's Funeral parlors Friday.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, May 02, 1929)

PASSING OF MRS. KIRKENDALL

Janette Branson was born Sept. 6, 1850 in Pottowatomie County, Iowa. She moved with her parents to Logan, Harrison County, Iowa, when a girl and grew to womanhood in that place. On March 21, 1883 she was united in marriage to Charles Oscar Kirkendall. Four children were born to this union two of whom passed away in infancy. In 1903 she moved with her family to Payette, Idaho, where she passed peacefully to her rest, April 24, 1929.

The deceased is survived by her husband, C. O. Kirkendall, her son, Almer B. Kirkendall and family of Payette, Idaho, her daughter, Mrs. F. J. Kershisnik and family of Thompson Falls, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. Luella Martin of Longmont, Colorado, and a brother, Mr. Will Branson of Detroit, Michigan.

She joined the Methodist Episcopal Church when a girl, and worked faithfully in its organization as long as her health permitted. She was also an active member of the Royal Neighbors of America and the Women's Christian Temperance Union. Hers was a life of devotion to her family, to her church and to those needing comfort and care. In living the (unreadable) ideals she professed she endured herself to all with whom she came in contact and labored with. Her place in her special fields of Christian work will be hard to fill.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock and were conducted by her pastor, Rev. A. B. Parrett. The church was filled by friends gathered there to pay a last tribute of respect to one whose life work had been so well done. She was tenderly laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS

To the many kind friends who so generously offered their services and sympathy in the hour of our bereavement of our dearly loved one we wish to express our deep gratitude. C. O. Kirkendall, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Kirkendall and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Kershisnik

The Payette Independent
Thursday, May 02, 1929
BLAKESLEY, E. W.
DEATH OF E. W. BLAKESLEY

Ephriam W. Blakesley yielded to the infirmity of years, and departed the life in the flesh last Saturday, April 27, at the Brown hospital. His experience was a verification of the ancient saying: "If by reason of strength one lives to fourscore, yet that extra time is apt to be labor and sorrow." Mr. Blakesley had lived 82 years and almost a quarter of another. Up to the three score and ten period he was a man of remarkable vigor mentally as well as physically. The twelve extra years have brought him much suffering and distress. First, infirmity of the feet, accompanied with great pain, and the last six or seven years failing eyesight, up to complete blindness, has made life a heavy burden.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Landon parlors when the two organizations in which he held membership spoke and acted in expression of esteem and sympathy which were shared by many other friends in attendance.

Mr. Blakesley completed a course of law study and was admitted to practice in the courts of Illinois when but 22 years of age. But Iowa was attracting many people at that time, so in 1874 a move was made to Anita, Iowa, where he continued to practice law; he became editor of Anita Times and later turned to farming until 1906 when another move brought him to Idaho for the last 22 years of his life already narrated.

He was inducted into the order of A.F. & A.M. in early manhood and received into membership in the Presbyterian Church of Payette after coming here. Both these organization, as well as many other friends, here already been mentioned as joining to make the funeral service an expression of regard of him who is taken, and of sympathy for those who are left, neighbors and friends among us.

His last years were in high contrast to those of the half century - 1866 to 1915. He was born in Stephens county, Illinois, February 15, 1847. At the age of 16 he went out to explore the world, going as far as to California, but returned before many years, was married in the Illinois home to a noble girl, Marion Gardner, with whom he lived until the time of her death in Payette in 1919. Six children were born to the marriage, but only four lived beyond their infancy period. These four are among us. Well known and esteemed, B. C. Blakesley, of Fruitland; Mrs. C. P. Lattig and Mrs. R. H. Woods, of Payette, and Mrs. Claude L. Shaw (Beatrice) who now lives in Chicago.

Of grandchildren there are six. Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Blakesley have Gladys and Doris; the Lattigs have Dr. Bayard B.; The Woods have Charles R. and Marion G.; and the Shaws have Marian Arabella. Contributed

The Payette Independent
Thursday, May 02, 1929
DONALDSON, SADIE
MRS. DONALDSON DEAD

Mrs. Sadie Donaldson, formerly of this place, died at Portland, Oregon, Monday.

Mrs. Donaldson is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Alspach of this place.

Mrs. Frank Fuller had been with Mrs. Donaldson the past few weeks, and Mrs. E. E. Parsons and George Alspach left Tuesday for Portland.

Funeral services were to be held today.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, May 09, 1929)

OBITUARY

Mrs. Sadie Alspach Donaldson was born December 6, 1885, at Carroll, Iowa, and departed this life, April 29, 1929, at Portland, Oregon, aged 43 years, 4 months and 23 days.

The deceased came to Payette in the Spring of 1904, with her parents Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Alspach, attended the local High School that spring and the following year graduated. She attended the Normal School at Lewiston, Idaho from which she graduated. She was a teacher of wonderful ability and a woman of rare personality, being gifted as a leader in any community in which she resided. She was teaching in the Lewiston High School when she took sick about four years ago. She went to Portland with her husband and after this period of suffering during which every possible effort was made to recover her health, she passed on into the great beyond in a hospital in the above city. Funeral services were held from the Miller and Tracy Undertaking Parlors, Thursday afternoon, May 2nd at 3 o'clock. Interment was in the Riverview Cemetery at Portland.

Mrs. Donaldson is survived by her husband, M. C. Donaldson; one son Sam; her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Alspach of this city, one brother, George Alspach, northeast of Payette; a sister, Mrs. E. E. Parsons, residing at Boise; other relatives and many friends. May our Father in Heaven comfort and sustain her surviving relatives in their hour of bereavement.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, May 23, 1929
DAY, C. S.
C.S. DAY PASSES AWAY

Mr. Claris S. Day was born in Tarwell County, Virginia, March 2, 1851. He was married in Kansas in 1874. To this first union were born a daughter Ida and a son Paul. Ida was married and passed away. There survives the father the one boy, Paul, who resides at Opstead, Minn.

Mr. Day moved to Payette, Nov. 22, 1918, and has made his home here ever since. He lived here with his second wife whom he married Feb. 19, 1925. She was Mrs. Mary Wortman before she became Mrs. Day. She passed on March 8, 1929 in Payette. Since Mrs. Day's death, her husband lived by himself in the Odd Fellow Temple until May the 2nd. Then he transferred his residence to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack A. Reynolds of 1937 N. 6th Street, Payette. His condition of health by this time had taken on such a character that it became necessary to remove him to the Holy Rotary Hospital in Ontario, Oregon. Everything possible was there done to give him relief when pneumonia set in on the 13th of May. He passed away at 6:45 Sunday evening, May 19th, at the age of 78 years. He leaves a host of warm friends; a testimony to his delightful personality, and to those sterling qualities of honesty, kindness and friendliness which characterized his life.

Mr. Day first became a member of the Washington Masonic Lodge No. 38, while living at West Concord, Minnesota. When he moved to Payette he transferred his membership to the Washoe Masonic Lodge No. 28. With this order he kept an active association until his death.

Funeral services were held at the Peterson Funeral Home, Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. A. B. Parrett, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment took place at Riverside Cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, May 30, 1929
DAILY, JOHN
JOHN DAILY PASSES

John Daily, who leased the Texaco Filling Station after Lew Blayden left a couple of weeks ago, passed away at the Gilmore Hotel Monday from leakage of the heart and stomach trouble. He had been in poor health for a long time, but seemed better when he came here. However, the work was too much for him and he soon had to take to his bed.

Little was known of Mr. Daily here as he had barely gotten started in business when taken for the worse. A sister came from Orchard the day before his death and his remains were taken to Meridian for burial.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 06, 1929
DAVIS, LAWRENCE
BOY DIED IN HOSPITAL

Lawrence Davis, 12 years and 4 days old, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Davis, died of appendicitis at the Holy Rosary Hospital at Ontario, Tuesday, May 28.

The parents of the child had driven here from Idaho Falls and he had been sick on the way. They called on a local doctor and he was rushed to the hospital and operated on, but too late. He survived but a few hours after the operation.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking parlors Thursday, May 30, and were conducted by Rev. Ashworth.

The family are staying on the Ray Shurtleff place. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 06, 1929
ALLEN, MARTHA DAVIS
MRS. MARTHA ALLEN PASSES

Following an illness of several days, during which she suffered much, Mrs. Martha Allen, mother of Hugh Allen, passed away at the home of her son on Memorial day. All that mortal could do was done to relieve her suffering and save her life, but to no avail. Little by little her strength waned and it became evident that she could not last long.

Martha Davis Allen was born in Georgetown, Kentucky, August 28, 1854, and she died May 30, 1929, having lived to the ripe old age of 74 years, 9 months and 2 days. She was married October 28, 1872, to Wm. Smith Allen, of Louisiana, Missouri, who preceded her in death on March 4, 1926. She joined the Pilgrim Congregational church in St. Louis, Mo., many years ago and remained true to her faith.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Fraser. She was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery.

She leaves to mourn he death, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Allen and a number of nephews and nieces all of whom, particularly Mr. and Mrs. Allen, have the sympathy of everyone in their sorrow. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS

Words fail us when we attempt to express our grateful appreciation of the many kindnesses shown us during the illness and in the death and burial of Mother Allen. The beautiful floral tributes were especially appreciated. Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Allen

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 06, 1929
HEALD, ELLA CLARK
OBITUARY

Ella Clark Heald, youngest child of William and Ella Clark, was born at St. Michael, Nebraska, June 24, 1904, and passed from this life at Ilot Spring, South Dakota, May 29, 1929.

She came to Idaho with her parents in 1919, and was united in marriage to Archie L. Heald, July 27, 1925. Two children were born to the, May Ella, aged 3, and Lloyd, aged 19 months. They, with the bereaved husband, her mother, Mrs. Ella Clark, two brothers, Clarence Clark, of Elsmere, Nebraska, and Otis Clark, of Ontario, Oregon, and three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bott, Mrs. Inez Lee and Mrs. Goldie Pearson, are left to mourn her death.

Funeral services were held at Nampa, Saturday, June 1, and were conducted by Rev. Mrs. J. S. Beem, pastor of the Christian Church of this city.

The family have the deepest sympathy of the community.

CARD OF THANKS

We desire to thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness, beautiful flowers and the assistance rendered us in our hour of deepest sorrow over the loss of our loved one. Your tenderness and sympathy will ever be remembered. A. L. Heald and Children, Mrs. Ella Clark and family

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 13, 1929
ASHLOCK, WILLIAM P.
DROPPED DEAD AT S.A.W.V. DANCE

WILLIAM P. ASHLOCK, OF THIS CITY, A VICTIM OF HEART TROUBLE, AT HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING WEDNESDAY NIGHT

It was exceedingly unfortunate that the pleasant soujourne in our city of the war veterans and their ladies was marred by the sudden and sad death, Wednesday night, of William P. Ashlock, Spanish-American war veteran of our city, who passed away about midnight amidst the festivities at the High School building.

Mr. Ashlock, lured to the dance floor by an old-time dance, had danced one set and had just finished another when he collapsed. He had just made the remark that he was having the time of his life when he gave a gasp and dropped dead at the feet of those near him.

For some years Mr. Ashlock has been a suffered from heart trouble, and because of this rode in the parade instead of walking, but he evidently became enthused at the banquet and the dance which followed and in the excitement of the evening overtaxed his weak heart. A feeling of awe and sadness swept over the gathering and the pleasures immediately ended.

Mr. Ashlock was an industrious and good citizen whose untimely death is regretted by all. He leaves a wife and daughter who are shocked and grieved beyond expression by his sudden taking away. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent (Thursday, June 27, 1929)

CARD OF THANKS

We sincerely appreciate the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy which were extended to us by so many friends during our dark hour of bereavement, and take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks. Mrs. Ashlock and Alice, Mr. and Mrs. S. Justice, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Inman

Note: According to the Idaho Death Index, William P. Ashlock was born 4-19-1881 and died 6-12-1929, Payette. Ch

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 13, 1929
ATTEBERY, LAWRENCE
LAWRENCE ATTEBERY KILLED

News of the death of Lawrence Attebery, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Attebery, of this city was received yesterday morning. His home is in Ryderwood, Oregon, and he leaves a wife and three sons. No particulars of the accident have been received , but he was working in a lumber camp and it is supposed he was killed by falling timber. James Attebery left for Ryderwood last night and word as to the time of the funeral, and whether his body will be brought here, are awaited his arrival there.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, June 13, 1929)

LAWRENCE ATTEBERY

The many friends of Lawrence Attebery were deeply shocked and grieved when news was received that he had been accidentally killed while at work in the timber at Ryderwood, Washington on June 12. Lawrence had been employed for the past four and one-half years as a top loader for the Long Bell Lumber Company.

Lawrence M. Attebery was born at La Plata, Missouri, September 18, 1892, and passed away at Ryderwood, Washington, June 12, 1929. He came with his parents to Idaho in 1906 and was united in marriage to Miss Laura Mayfield in 1916. Three children were born to them, Virgil aged 12, Carroll and Darrel twins aged 9 years. They with the bereaved wife, his parents Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Attebery, two brothers, Frank and James Attebery of Payette are left to mourn his death.

Funeral services were held at Kelso, Washington, Sunday, June 16 at the Methodist church and were conducted by Rev. Rarey. He was laid to rest in beautiful Longview Memorial Park. The many beautiful floral offerings testified the esteem in which he was held in the community.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 13, 1929
MURPHY, MAUD JONES
FUNERAL SERVICES HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. Pat Murphy, of Fruitland, were held at the Catholic church in this city this (Thursday) morning, and interment took place at New Plymouth. She leaves a husband and large family of children.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, June 20, 1929)

OBITUARY

Maud Jones was born in Sabetha, Kansas, Jan. 23, 1886, and departed from this life, Sunday, June 9th, at her home just north of Fruitland, at the age of 43 years, 4 months and 16 days. On December 11, 1907, she was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to William Vincent Murphy. To this union 12 children were born, of these ten survive; William Vincent Junior, Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, Thomas Wilmer, Patrick J., Charles Forest, Edmund Dana, Helen Bernice. Edna Maxine, Francis Virginia, and Michael Daniel. Two died in infancy, Mary Ruth and Emery Jeremiah, the latter dying 2 years ago.

In February 1925 she moved with her family from Hemingford, Nebr., to Fruitland, and made her home here until the time of her death.

On June 3rd 1929 she was taken sick and that day was taken to the Holy Rosary Hospital where she never recovered and was brought home on Saturday, June 8th. On Sunday evening she passed peacefully away with her family and relatives at her bedside.

Besides her husband and children she leaves to mourn her loss her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, two brothers, Edward and Danah Jones, one grandchild, and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Also a large circle of friends who will greatly miss her.

Funeral services were held from the Catholic Church in Payette last Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, the rev. Father M. J. Keyes conducting the services, Interment was made in Park View Cemetery at New Plymouth.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved ones that are left and especially to the dear children who will so much miss a mother's gentle words and tender care.

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to express our sincere thanks to the kind neighbors and friends who helped us in so many ways in our bereavement in the loss of our dear wife, mother, daughter and sister. Also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mr. W. V. Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Danah Jones

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 20, 1929
KIRK, ERNEST L.
ERNEST L. KIRK PASSES

Ernest L. Kirk, one of the most substantial and highly respected farmers of Payette County, passed away at 9 o'clock Friday morning, June 14, at the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary Kirk, in this city after an illness of many months during which all possible was done for him by loving relatives and friends.

Ernest Kirk was born at Heppner, Oregon, December 6, 1881, and grew to manhood in eastern Oregon. On August 23, 1903, he was united in marriage to Nellie May Thorpe, at Richland, Oregon and to them was born one daughter, Hazel. about 20 years ago they came to Payette and have resided in town or in this vicinity ever since. The daughter was married to George Mitchell and they lived together on the Walter Pence place at the mouth of Big Willow creek.

Last October Mr. Kirk was taken very sick and at that time his life was dispared of. He was brought to town to the home of his mother, Mrs. Mark Kirk. He rallied, however, and it was though he might recover, but the illness left his heart very weak and he has lingered along for months until finally death came to his relief and he passed peacefully away.

He leaves to mourn his death, his wife and daughter and son-in-law; his mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kirk, his father having passed away February 22, 1903; three brothers, Will T. Kirk, of Portland, Oregon, Clarence E. Kirk and Earl E. Kirk, of Payette; and one sister, Francis E. Cundiff, of Richland, Oregon.

He was a member of the Masonic Order, Lodge No. 28, and of the Order of United Artisans.

At the age of 13 Mr. Kirk united with the Methodist church, South, and has held his membership in the Methodist church since. He was prominent in church work and held many official church positions. He lived the life of an honorable, conscientious Christian gentleman, and was in every way a public spirited citizen. In his family he was devoted as a husband and kind and loving as a father. None could know him without respect and esteem.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. Parrett. The large attendance was a testimonial to the esteem in which Mr. Kirk was held by the community in which he had lived so long. He was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery.

Those of the family and friends from a distance who attended the funeral were Mrs. Mary E. Kirk, mother, and C. E. and E. E. Kirk brothers of Payette; Will T. Kirk, wife and sons, Weldon and Duane, of Portland, Oregon; Mrs. F. L. Cundiff, sister and husband, of Richland, Oregon; Mr.a nd Mrs. Winston Saunders, of Richland, Oregon; Mr.and Mrs. W. S. Thorpe, parents of Mrs. E. L. Kirk, and Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Davidson, of La Grande, Oreon; Mrs. Wm. Saunders and Mr. and Mrs. Dave Gover, of Richland, Oregon; Mrs. W. . Tatro, Portland, Oregon; Mrs. George D. Fell, sister of Mrs. Mary E. Kirk, of Pendleton, Oregon, and V. C. Belknapp of Nampa, Idaho. (Riverside Cemtery)

CARD OF THANKS

We sincerely appreciate the many acts of kindness and expressions of sympathy which were extended to us by so many friends during our bereavement, and take this means of expressing our heartfelt thanks. Mrs. E. L. Kirk and family, Mrs. M. E. Kirk and family

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 20, 1929
WINN, CLARENCE P.
DEATH OF CLARENCE WINN

Clarence P. Winn was born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, March 18, 1869. He died at Boise, Idaho, June 12, 1929. He leaves to mourn his passing, a wife and five children. Mrs. Ila Horn of Boise, Idaho; Kenneth, Lyle, Ralph and Carl, of Everett, Washington, and two grand children. Mr. Winn and family are well known here, as was evidenced by the large number of their friends attending the funeral, and by the many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased was a kind husband and father, a good neighbor and a highly respected citizen. He was a member of the Modern Woodman, which order conducted the ceremony at the grave. The services were held at the Peterson Parlors - Rev. N. H. Farnham preached a brief sermon from the text, "Come see Where The Lord Lay."

The family have the loving sympathy of their many friends. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 27, 1929
SMITH, JOHN J.
ANOTHER WRECK ON OREGON SLOPE
JOHN J. SMITH, PORTLAND FOUNDRY MAN MEETS DEATH AS AUTOMOBILE TURNS TURTLE ON HIGHWAY

Another of those automobile tragedies occurred on the Payette-Oregon slope about 9:30 o'clock Friday morning. John J. Smith, a Portland foundryman, and his wife and 11 year old daughter were transferring from Portland to Salt Lake City where he was to assume a position with the same company he had been working for. Mrs. Smith was driving the car, and when about a quarter of a mile west of the turn on the hill above the pumping station the car started to skid. Mr. Smith grabbed for the steering wheel and his wife evidently suddenly applied the brake with the result that the car careened and turned turtle, pinning Mr. Smith under it and injuring the daughter.

John Howard, who lives near the place where the accident occurred, went to their assistance and others soon arrived on the scene. The car, which had not left the road, was uprighted and the injured man and his daughter were rushed to the Ontario hospital, where he died about noon. The daughter's injuries were treated and she was found not to be badly hurt, while Mrs. Smith escaped uninjured.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Smith Sunday and he was buried in the Catholic cemetery at that place. The mother and daughter, who were left with only $50.00 to their name left the first of this week for Spokane where they have relatives. The car was a complete wreck and was not worth salvaging. They carried no insurance on it, and an accident policy carried by Mr. Smith had elapsed only two or three weeks before.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 27, 1929
PALMER, FRANK
Frank Palmer

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fretwell and Mrs. Dick Ransom returned Sunday from Bend, Oregon, where they were called Thursday by the serious illness of Mrs. Fretwell's father Frank Palmer. He passed away Saturday night. funeral services were held at Vale, Oregon, Tuesday afternoon and interment made there. Mrs. Fretwell has the sympathy of her many friends here.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, July 04, 1929
BEESON, MARTHA
DEATH OF MRS. BEESON

Mrs. William Beeson, a pioneer citizen of Idaho and a former resident of this section, passed away at her home near Olds Ferry Saturday afternoon after a brief illness, believed to have been caused by ptomaine poisoning.

Mr. and Mrs. Beeson spent their early married life in Oregon, coming in Caldwell about 22 years ago, where they lived for ten years and then came to Payette. They lived for several years on the G. W. Lattig place, north of town and were highly respected citizens. Mrs. Beeson being a kind neighbor and was beloved by everybody. She lived to be 67 years old, and leaves her husband, William Beeson; four sons, Jasper and John, of Weiser, Roy of Payette, and Ollie who lived with his parents on the homeplace; two daughters, Mrs. Jack Brooks, of Payette, and Bertha, who lives in north Idaho.

Funeral services were held at Weiser Monday and she was laid to rest in the Weiser cemetery. (Weiser Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, July 04, 1929
WALSH, ANTHONY
CALDWELL MAN ELECTROCUTED

Anthony "Pat" Walsh, 32, night operator at the Idaho Power company sub-station at Caldwell, was electrocuted Saturday morning at 5:22, when, as he was wiping off the insulators on top of the transformer with a cloth, his hand came in contact with the top of the bushing on the oil switch and 44,000 volts passed through his body. The switch opened and cleared and Walsh was thrown backwards.

The body, bearing flesh burns from the shoulder to the waist and with the clothing partly torn off, was found about 15 minutes later by H. W. Mecham, manager of the Caldwell plant, who had been summoned by the Boise dispatcher after the latter had been unable to get response from the Caldwell office and suspected something was wrong.

The man's clothing was still burning when Mr. Mecham arrived. A doctor was summoned and for two hours artificial respiration was resorted to in an effort to revive the victim.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, July 11, 1929
LEE, LORA O.
KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Husband of B. F. Huff's Niece Knocked Over California Embankment

B. F. Huff is in receipt of the news of the death of Lora O. Lee, husband of his niece, formerly Helen Huff, of Baker, Oregon, in an auto collision in California Sunday.

T. C. Huff, brother of B. F. Huff, wife and daughter, Elizabeth, and his son-in-law, Lora O. Lee, wife and two children left Baker July 4th for California and had reached a point 75 miles below Eureka, California, when the accident occurred. At the time Mrs. Lee and her children were riding with her parents in the lead car and Lee and Elizabeth Huff were riding in the rear car. They were suddenly hit by another car, but Mr. Lee succeeded in righting his car and getting back into the road, only to be hit by another car and knocked over a hundred foot embankment to a river below.

They were hurriedly rescued and it was found that Elizabeth Huff was badly bruised and quite badly hurt, although not fatally, bur Lora Lee was terribly mangled and died on the way to town. His remains are being shipped back to Baker, accompanied by the wife and children, while the parents will not start back until the injured daughter is able to travel.

Payette Independent
Thursday, July 11, 1929
JETT, JOHN W.
UNCLE OF L. S. POBST DIES

L. S. Pobst received the news Tuesday morning of the death of his uncle John W. Jett, an aged resident of Baker, Oregon. Mr. Pobst, Mrs. J. A. Polley, Mrs. J. G. Peterman and Mrs. R. D. Maul went to Baker yesterday to attend the funeral. Mr. Jett had been in the marble business at Baker for many years and was a highly respected citizen of that place.

Payette Independent
Thursday, August 01, 1929
SHERWOOD, WILLIAM F.
SHERWOOD CALLED BY DEATH
PIONEER BUSINESS MAN AND BRICK MANUFACTURER SUCCUMBED TO MAJOR OPERATION AT ONTARIO HOSPITAL

Although he made a brave fight, W. F. Sherwood, mention of whose serious illness was made in the Independent last week, was compelled to yield to the grim reaper about 10:30 o'clock Saturday night. A second operation had failed to relieve his condition and he gradually sank until death relieved him of his suffering.

William F. Sherwood was born at West Concord, Minnesota, August 11, 1869, and was 59 years, 11 months and 16 days old at the time of his death. He was a son of Ambrose and Margaret Post Sherwood.

He came to Boise, Idaho, in 1890 and later came to Payette Valley with C. Q. Haines to learn the brick business. He took a homestead on the Payette Bench and built the first cabin erected there. In 1903 he engaged in the brick business in Payette and continued the business until his death. At first it was a struggle to get the business established on a the firm basis, but he had persevered and today the demands for Payette brick come from all parts of the northwest. It seems hard that just as he was able to enjoy the fruits of his labors that he should be so suddenly taken.

Mr. Sherwood was a charter member of Payette Lodge No. 22, I. O. O. F., a member of Washoe Lodge No. 28, A.F.& A.M., Weiser Knights Templar, the Boise Shrine and the Modern Woodmen. He also served on the city council for six years and on the school board for eight years.

He leaves a wife and four sons and one daughter to mourn his death. The wife and three sons, Clarence, Kenneth and Cecil, and the daughter, Inez were with him at the time of his death. One son, Clark, was in Florida and did not reach home until after the funeral.

In addition he leaves a community of warm personal friends. Will Sherwood was the kind of man who made friends. Generous to a fault, he was always ready to help others, and no one needing assistance called on him in vain. He was honest and conscientious in the management of his business and of that happy and cheerful turn of mind which drew all men to him.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking Parlors Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The services were in charge of D. T. Sleep, reader for the Christian Science church, and Mrs. Sleep sang. The Masonic lodge took charge after the church services and had charge of the service at the cemetery. The pall bearers were members of the Masonic lodge and the Knights Templar and Odd Fellows orders furnished honorary pall bearers who acted as a guard of honor. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

Payette Independent
Thursday, August 01, 1929
BILLINGS, PANSY MARTHA
FUNERAL SERVICES

The funeral services of Mrs. Pansy Martha Billings, 34, from Vale, took place at the Peterson Funeral Home at 10 o'clock Thursday morning. Mrs. J. S. Beem, minister of the Christian Church, officiated and musical numbers were given by Mrs. E. B. Spottswood and Miss Christabel Beem. The body was taken to Baker for burial.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 08, 1929
HOPKINS, GUY
GUY HOPKINS DEAD

Guy Rea Hopkins, son of Mrs. Levina Hopkins, passed away Thursday, August 8th, at the home of his cousin, W. R. McClure, of this city. Guy graduated from the Payette High School with the class of 1919, and was one of Payette's star foot ball players. He had been operated on for sinus trouble about a month ago at the Ontario hospital, and then was taken to the home of his cousin where he was convalescing under the care of his mother. About a week ago his condition changed for the worse and medical aid was of no avail.

The body was taken to the Landon Undertaking Parlors where friends may view the remains from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday. The body will be shipped to Kuna, Idaho, for burial on Saturday.

Guy was born near Boise, May 4, 1910, and was 19 years, 3 months and 4 days old at the time of his death. He was an exceedingly bright boy and his untimely death is a sad blow to his family and friends.

Payette Independent
Thursday, August 15, 1929
BANKS, ALDA
DEATH OF MRS. J. R. BANKS

Mrs. J. R. Banks, a Payette citizen, passed away in Portland on August 7, 1929, at the age of 59 years. Mrs. Banks, nee Alda butler, was born in Lone Rock, Wisconsin, and came with her parents to Boise 50 years ago. She was married to J. R. Banks on March 15, 1891, and lived in Payette until a year ago, her husband having died Dec. 27, 1926. The past year she made her home in Portland with her daughter, Lucille Milliman, where she passed away.

Interment was made in Portland. She is survived by three sons: Lynn of Seattle, Claude of Klamath Falls, Oregon, and John R. Jr., of Payette, and a daughter Lucille Milliman, of Portland.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 15, 1929
ROBINSON, WILLIAM
DEATH OF WILLIAM ROBINSON

William Robinson was born in the state of Michigan, November 4, 1855, and departed this life August 11, 1929, aged 74 years, 9 months and 7 days. He was united in marriage January 6, 1875, to Ida Wagner. They came west in 1888 and had lived in Idaho most of the time for the past 21 years. They came to Payette last year and remained until this spring when they moved to Star, Idaho, where they lived at the time of his death.

Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ at Fruitland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, and interment took place there. Rev. Smith conducted the service and a number of friends and relatives went from here.

Deceased espoused the cause of Christianity in his early youth and was consistent in his service to the Master until the end. Besides his wife, he leaves four children, Mrs. D. A. Silver, of Goldendale, Washington; Mrs. Grace keels and Laverne M., of Payette, and Howard O. of Waltsburg, Washington.

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to thank our friends for their kindness at the death of our husband and father. Mrs. Ida Robinson, Mrs. Grace Keele, Mrs. Dora Silver, Mr. and Mrs. H. O. Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Robinson.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 22, 1929
JENKS, NANCY

Mrs. Jenks, mother of Mrs. R. R. Hanson, passed away Saturday evening very suddenly. Mrs. Hanson left Monday with the body and the funeral will be held at her old home at Scranton, Iowa. Mrs. Jenks had been an invalid for two years, the result of a paralytic stroke and was almost entirely helpless for many months.

Same Paper New Page

Mrs. Nancy Jenks, mother of Mrs. H. H. Hanson, died on Saturday at the age of seventy three years. She had made her home with her daughter the past year and a half. The body was shipped to Scranton, Iowa, on Monday where interment will be made.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 22, 1929
GORTON, ADDAH L.

Mrs. J. B. Gorton who formerly lived in Payette passed away at the home of her daughter in Grants Pass on Wednesday morning. Mrs. Gorton had been in poor health the past few years but her death came very unexpectedly. Funeral arrangements have not been announced here.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 29, 1929
GORTON, ADDAH L.
DEATH OF MRS. GORTON

Mrs. J. B. Gorton, nee Addah Mary Arner, was born in Pennsylvania, March 8, 1870, and passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Pat Short, at Grant's Pass, Oregon, on August 21, 1929. At the age of ten she with her mother and brothers went to Antelope county, Nebraska, her father having died two years before. In May 1891, she was united in marriage to J.B. Gorton, and to this union two boys and three girls were born. One boy, Byron, died in Payette in 1915. They came to Hailey, Idaho in 1899 and a few years later came to Payette. About a year ago they moved to Oregon.

Mrs. Gorton is survived by her husband, J.B. Gorton, of Dexter, Oregon, J. Arner Gorton of Ryderwood, Wash., Lola Fletcher of Long Beach, California, Fern Short of Grants Pass, La Rue of Payette, three brothers, John and Jesse Arner of Crawford, Nebraska, and Harry Arner of Lewiston.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here on Sunday, August 25, 1929, and interment was made at the Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, August 29, 1929
HALE, WILLIAM JASPER
WM. JASPER HALE

Wm. Jasper Hale was born September 15, 1843, in state of Alabama, and died August 25, 1929. Had he lived to see his next birthday, he would have been 86 years of age.

He was united in marriage to Miss Nancy Lee in the state of Missouri, and to this union were born eight children, five of whom are still living. They are Mrs. Emma Pearey, Council Bluffs, Iowa; Mrs. Alpha Butts, Payette, Idaho; Mrs. Nellie Wright, Sekama, Nebraska; Mrs. Lottie Strums, River Sioux, Iowa, and Mrs. Myrtle Weldon, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Nancy Hale departed this life in 1880.

In 1882 Mr. Hale was married to Ella Pierce and in 1922 she passed to the great beyond.

Four children were born in this union, and three survive the parents. They are Mr. Jim Hale, Mystie, South Dakota; Mr. Calvin Hale, Biddle, Montana, and Mrs. Bertha Truax, Thompson Falls, Montana.

One year after the death of Ella Pierce Hale, Mr. Hale moved from Thompson Falls, Montana to Payette, Idaho, to make his home with his daughter, Mrs. Alpha Butts.

Although he had never united with any church, he was gloriously converted two months before his death and had a wonderful vision of his home in Heaven.

After an illness of four and one half months he passed away, and was laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery, to await the morning of the resurrection.

Funeral services were conducted at the Landon Funeral Parlors. Mrs. Ernest Wade of the Pentecostal church officiating. Contributed (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, September 05, 1929
DEAN, JOSEPH STANLEY
OBITUARY

Joseph Stanley Dean was born April 29, 1907, in Marshall, Missouri. He moved with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dean, to Fruitland, Idaho, in 1908, and they have resided here since that time. He attended the Fruitland School, and graduated from High School with the class of 1928.

He gave his heart to Christ in 1923 and united with the Fruitland Methodist Church at that time. He grew in beauty in the Christian life until the end.

Early this summer Joseph went back to his old home in Missouri and expected to remain until this Fall. He became ill about six weeks ago and was taken to a hospital in Kansas City where the best of care was given him, but God saw best and took him to dwell with Him early Saturday morning, August 31st. Death was due to a severe case of typhoid fever.

Joseph was one of Fruitland's finest and best young men, and will be greatly missed in the community.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dean, one sister, Miss Gladys Dean, and one brother, Charles Dean. One brother, Robert John, preceded him in death six years ago. He also leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. George Roseberry, and interment was made in Riverside Cemetery. A large crowd of sorrowing friends gathered to pay their last respects, and the many beautiful floral offerings were silent tokens of the high esteem in which he was held. The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved ones that are left.

He leaves a white unbroken glory, a gathered radiance, a width, a shining peace, under the night. (Riverside Cemetery)

CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our thanks to friends for their beautiful floral offerings and assistance during the illness and death of our son and brother. Mrs. and Mrs. S. C. Dean, Gladys Dean, Charles Dean

The Payette Independent
Thursday, September 05, 1929
BIGGERSTAFF, TALBERT B.
T. B. BIGGERSTAFF PASSES

T. B. Biggerstaff, an aged and respected citizen of Payette, and a pioneer of western Idaho, passed away at 9 o'clock Saturday night at his home on Seventh Avenue North. The immediate cause of his death was a third paralytic stroke suffered while he and Mrs. Biggerstaff were enjoying an outing with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Freehafer at Starkey Hot Springs a couple of weeks ago.

Talbert B. Biggerstaff was born June 2, 1851, in Carroll County, Arkansas. He was united in marriage to Harriet E. Whiteley in 1873 and came west in 1886, locating first in Oregon, coming to the Upper Council Valley about 42 years ago. There he underwent the hardships of the early pioneer, but made for himself a splendid home, a fine stock ranch, and a competence, and won the highest esteem of all his neighbors and the people of Washington and Adams county in general. He retired from active work nine years ago and came to Payette from the ranch to rest from his labors, purchasing the home in which he passed away.

Seven children, one son and six daughters, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Biggerstaff. They are A. C. Biggerstaff of Weaversville, California; Mrs. J. J. Jones, of Vancouver, Washington; Mrs. Irvin Goldsmith, of Caldwell, Idaho; Mrs. Eva Applegate, of Wilder, Idaho; Mrs. E. E. Hart, of Riddle, Idaho, and Mrs. Lida Mathias, who passed away at Council in 1904. The wife and all the living daughters were with him at the end. The son was unable to be present. His is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emily Harp, living in Upper Council Valley. A coincidence is that there are seven children, 17 grand children and seven great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking parlors in this city Monday morning at 9:30 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Beldaw, of Caldwell, and Rev. Iverson, of Ontario. He was laid to rest in the Pioneer Cemetery in Upper Council Valley beside the body of his daughter, after appropriate services at the grave.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, September 12, 1929
NODLE, JULIA A.
DEATH OF MRS. JULIA NODLE

It is with regret that we announce the death of Mrs. Julia Nodle, who passed away a little after midnight Monday night, as the result of a fall Sunday. She was quite feeble and arose to close a door when she in some way slipped and broke one of her legs. An X-ray photograph of the injury was taken and the bone was set and placed in a cast.

Disliking to go to a hospital she was removed to the home of C. H. Bowman with Mrs. T. A. Wayne as attendant. She seemed comfortable and having fallen to sleep Mrs. Wayne retired to a cot beside the bed. Awaking about midnight Mrs. Wayne noticed a change in her expression and found that she had peacefully slept away. A merciful Providence had relieved her of months of torture and suffering.

Julia A. Crawshaw was born in Clinton, Iowa, January 11, 1851, and was 76 years, 7 months and 28 days old. She moved to western Iowa with her widowed mother, brother and sister. While there she was married to Jake Nodle, at Fte., Iowa, in the year 1890. Three children were born in this union, two girls and one boy, the boy dying in infancy. The family moved to Payette in 1901 where she has resided ever since, and where Mr. Nodle preceded her in the better world.

Her surviving close relatives are one brother, Nelt Crawshaw, of Hall, Montana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Crozier, of Culdusac, Idaho, and Mrs. Elsie Hall, of Payette. There are five grandchildren, and she is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews of the late husband, and a brother-in-law, Lewis Nodle.

Mrs. Nodle united with the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of 18 in which faith she has remained ever since. Although owing to poor health of late years she was unable to attend church much, she always tried to live a true Christian life and was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Funeral services were held at the Landon Undertaking Parlors this (Thursday) afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. A. H. Farrett, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, September 12, 1929
STEGNER, MARY E.
Mrs. Stegner Passes

Mrs. Mary E. Stegner passed away at the home of her son, E. A. Stegner, Tuesday morning at 7:30, after a lingering illness. At this writing no definite funeral arrangements had been made. A complete obituary will be published next week.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, September 19, 1929)

Obituary

Mary Catherine Anderson was born at Summan, Indiana, May 9, 1844 and lived there until grown. On January 15, 1860, she was united in marriage to Alonzo Hoel at Summan. To this union two children were born, James and John, the later passing away in 1914. Mr. Hoel lost his life in the Civil war.

On April 26, 1868, she was united in marriage to Robert Daniel Stegner at Summon. To this union two children were born, Eugene and Alva Edith, the later passing away 25 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Stegner lived in Summon until 1875, when they moved to Zumbrota, Minnesota, where they lived until 1901 when they moved to Fruitland. Here they first bought what is now the Will McConnell ranch and built a large house there, the house burning several years ago. They lived there one year and then sold the place to Mr. McConnell. They then bought what is now the Alice Pardunn ranch, and built the house that is now there. They lived there until 1904, when they sold that place to W. Eggleson, and they then moved to Payette. They lived there until 1912, when they bought what is now Mrs. Augusta Taylor's place south of Fruitland, and built the house that is still there. Mr. Stegner passed away there in 1913. After his death Mrs. Stegner went back to Minneapolis to visit her son, James Hoel. She made several trips back and forth between Fruitland and Minneapolis, but came back to Fruitland to stay in 1921. She purchased a small place in west Fruitland where she lived until 2 years ago, when her health became so poor she was no longer able to live alone, and was moved to the home of her son, E. A. Stegner where she has received constant and devoted care from Mr. and Mrs. Stegner ever since.

She united with the Methodist church years ago at Beardsley, Minnesota, and was an active and earnest worker until her failing health would not permit any longer. After moving to Payette she and Mr. Stegner had their membership transferred to the church there. The "Good Shepherd" window in the church was a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Stegner. In later years Mrs. Stegner had her membership transferred to the M. E. church here. She was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Womans Home Missionary society, where she was always a welcome member owing to her friendly spirit, and the pleasant inspiration which the other members got from her. She was one of Fruitland's most beloved ladies, and has a host of friends among old and young alike, as she was a friend to everyone who knew her.

She passed away Tuesday morning, Sept. 10th, at 7:30, at the age of 85 years, 4 months and 1 day. She was confined to her bed only one week.

She leaves to mourn her loss her two sons, James Hoel of Minneapolis, Minnesota and E. A. Stegner of Fruitland, 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, besides a large circle of friends.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. George Roseberry, and interment made beside Mr. Stegner in Riverside cemetery in Payette.

The many beautiful floral offerings were silent tributes of the high esteem in which she was held in the community. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, September 19, 1929
BARTON, CHESLEY
MRS. CHESLEY BARTON DEAD

It was with considerable of a shock that Payette people received the news of the death of Mrs. Chelsey Barton, who passed away at her home in Salt Lake City last Friday and was buried Monday. The message bearing the sad announcement came to Mrs. W. J. Hughes but there were no particulars of the cause of her death.

Mr. Barton was cashier of the First National Bank of payette for a couple of years and assisted in the transfer of the institution to a state bank. While here he and Mrs. Barton were prominent in a social way and made a host of friends who were deeply moved by the passing of Mrs. Barton.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 10, 1929
HART, DONALD
DONALD HART PASSED AWAY TODAY

SEVERAL YEARS BATTLE FOR HEALTH ENDS WITH VICTORY OF GRIM REAPER

Donald Hart, formerly a clerk in the Payette postoffice, passed away at 1:30 this, (Thursday) afternoon at the Veterans' Hospital at Boise. Donald was compelled to resign his position at the postoffice about three years ago on account of poor health, and has put up a great fight but about ten days ago took a bad turn for the worse and was taken to Boise where death ended his earthly career. The sad news come as a great shock to the postoffice employees and other friends in the community. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent (Thursday, October 31, 1929)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our friends for the many kindnesses and deep sympathy shown us in our late bereavement. In the loss of husband and brother. All you did for us is sincerely appreciated. MRS. MARY HART, MR. AND MRS. D. P. HART, MR. AND MRS. HOMER HART, MR. AND MRS. HARRY HART, MRS. C. E. MESECHER, JOHN L. HART

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 10, 1929
CUNDIFF, FRANCES MAY
OBITUARY

Frances May Cundiff was born January 29, 1887 at Heppner, Oregon, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William A. Kirk. She first came to Eagle Valley in 1877, when her parents and their family of five children moved there and established their home. In 1903 her father died and the family then returned to Heppner, where they lived until their home was destroyed in the Heppner flood of that year.

Following this adversity the widowed mother, Mrs. Mary E. Kirk, and her children moved to Payette, Idaho, where the mother and two brothers still reside. The brothers Clarence E. Kirk and Earl E. Kirk. Another brother, William T. Kirk, lives in Portland. The other brother, Ernest L. Kirk, died June of this year.

In 1904 she was married to Fred L. Cundiff, one of the pioneer citizens of Eagle Valley, and to this union there was born three children, William Fountain, Elizabeth Jane, and Frances Bernice, all of whom survive her. She also is survived by a granddaughter.

He parents were devoted Christians and she was reared in the atmosphere of the church. She never departed from this and throughout her life was an active and devoted follower of the Christ. She was a member of the M.E. church, which she immediately joined when she returned to Eagle Valley as a bride. She maintained her membership there since that time except for a brief period when she transferred it to Baker where the family moved in 1917 and lived for seven years, after which they again returned to Eagle Valley. She has served as president of the Womens Missionary society, and always was interested in all the activities of the church. She was a member of the neighbors of Woodcraft.

She suffered a stroke of paralysis in May, 1926, and a second stroke, more severe, in November of the same year. She never regained her health. Her last sickness was brief. Last Thursday morning she suffered an attack of heart trouble and the end came as 11:30 o'clock Saturday morning.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at Eagle Valley and interment took place there.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 17, 1929
WISEMAN, LANDRUM L.
"TIP" WISEMAN DEAD

Succumbed To An Operation at a Boise Hospital Tuesday Night

Landrum Lynn Wiseman, familiarly known all over the Payette Valley as "Tip" Wiseman, died at a Boise hospital about midnight Tuesday night, October 15. He had been living at McCall and had gone to Boise on some business when he was taken ill and was taken to the hospital. He was operated on Tuesday, October 8th, but was not able to recover and passed away just a week from the time he was stricken.

Funeral services will be held at the Christian church next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock and the funeral will be in charge of the Elks lodge of which he was a member.

His mother, Mrs. Lou Hubert, and his wife are both sorely stricken, the mother being bedfast as a result of the shock. A more extended obituary will be given next week.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, October 24, 1929)

OBITUARY

Landrum Lynn Wiseman was born February 22, 1894, and passed away October 15, 1929, at the age of 35 years, 7 months and 23 days. He came to Gilliam county, Oregon, with his parents in 1897, and moved to Payette in 1893. He has lived in and near Payette since that time.

For some time he had been with Stringer and Duff stockmen, who have run sheep in the mountains near McCall in the summer months. As announced last week, he came from McCall to Boise and was stricken there and taken to a hospital where he underwent an operation from which he failed to rally.

He was married to his present wife in Chicago last year, and in addition to her he is survived by his mother, Mrs. Margaret Hubert, his father, T. R. Wiseman, of McFadden, Wyoming, two brothers, Lloyd Wiseman, of Hood River, Oregon, and Odie Wiseman, of Arlington, Oregon, and two sisters, Mrs. H. M. Dodge, of Battleground, Wisconsin, and Mrs. Elsie Yancey, of Arlington, Oregon. Also three children from a former marriage in Los Angeles, California.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. Mrs. Beem, pastor of that church. The Elks lodge, of which he was a member, conducted the service at the grave. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery)

NOTE OF APPRECIATION

We take this method of extending most sincere thanks to the very kind neighbors who came to our assistance at the death and burial of our son, husband, and brother and wish you to know how much we appreciate your kind and loving assistance. MRS. I. HUBERT, MRS. L. L. WISEMAN, ODIE WISEMAN, LLOYD WISEMAN, MRS. H. N. DODGE, MRS. ESSIE YANCY

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 24, 1929
HOMAN, WILLIAM
Obituary

William Homan was born near Stetin, Germany, July 2, 1858, and passed away in Michigan City, Indiana October 17, 1929, at 6:30 a. m. He was 71 years, 3 months, and 15 days old at the time of his death. He was taken ill about 10 days before, with a severe heart attack and bronchial pneumonia. He had practically recovered from the latter, however, and the cause of his death was given as myocarditis. His son, Dr. Waldo Homan and wife of Burns, Oregon were at his bedside when he passed away. They arrived in Payette with the body Monday evening.

At 26 years of age he came to America, and 10 years later married Mrs. Eva Stegall. To this union was born four sons, Dr. Waldo Homan of Burns, Oregon; William Homan of Los Angeles, and Herbert and Francis Homan of Fruitland.

In March 1903 the family moved to Fruitland where Mr. Homan has since resided until a year ago when he went to California and spent the winter. He returned this summer and spent a while visiting, and then went on to Indiana to visit relatives.

Mr. Homan was confirmed in the Lutheran church at the age of 14 years, and has long been a devout member of the Baptist church. He was an earnest worker in the local Baptist church, and was always a loyal supporter and ready to help with anything for the betterment of the church.

Mr. Homan is survived by his 4 sons, 7 grandchildren, a brother, Herman Homan of Michigan City, Indiana, and a sister Mrs. Augusta Peterson of Elkhart, Indiana. Also a large circle of friends in this community who will greatly miss him. Mrs. Homan preceded him in death one and one half years ago.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev.. L. G. Frazier of Payette and interment made beside Mrs. Homan in Park View Cemetery in New Plymouth.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved sons. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 31, 1929
HILL, EVERETT
DIED AS RESULT OF FIRE

Everett Hill, who lives on an island in the Snake River between Ontario and Nyssa, died Wednesday morning as a result of burns received as his residence burned down Sunday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Hill were awakened about 5 o'clock to the morning by smoke coming into their room and Everett jumped to the door leading into another room and as he opened it the flames engulfed him and he narrowly made his escape from the house. Having some valuable papers he wanted he rushed in for them and received additional injuries. He was rushed to the Ontario hospital, but his injuries proved too much and he died Wednesday morning.

The young wife, to whom he had been married only about a year, escaped injury in the fire, but is overcome by the sad ending of his life.

(same paper - different page)

Everett Hill was badly burned about five o'clock Friday morning at his home on the island south of Ontario. He was suddenly awakened by the smell of smoke, and upon opening the door into the kitchen, found the whole room to be in flames. He was knocked down by the force of the flames, but got up and held the door closed until Mrs. Hill could get out of the house. He then got out also, but was badly burned about the face, chest,and hands. He was taken at once to the Ontario hospital, and is in quite a serious condition, although he is somewhat improved at this writing. The origin of the fire is unknown, unfortunately they had no insurance on the house and contents, which was a total loss.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, November 07, 1929)

OBITUARY

The whole community was shocked and saddened last Wednesday morning when word came of the death of Everett Hill. It was known he was in a serious condition, but few realized it was so serious as to cause his death. Everything was done for him that love and care and human skill could do, but there is one greater power than us all, who saw best not to spare him here longer. He passed away at 6 a. m. Wednesday morning, Oct. 30th in the Ontario hospital, at the age of 29 years, 10 months, and 18 days.

Everett Hill was born at Schuyler, Nebraska, Dec. 12th, 1899. He lived there until 10 years of age, when he came with his parents to Fruitland. He made his home at Fruitland and New Plymouth until two years ago when he moved to Ontario, and later to the Gamble Island 12 miles south east of Ontario, where he has since resided. He was married to Miss Agnes Morton at her home in Ontario, in July, 1928.

Beside his widow he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hill of Fruitland, five sisters, Mrs. W. E. Birdsall, Mrs. Elza Thomas, and Miss Marjorie Hill of Fruitland, Mrs. Ralph Johnson of Boise, and Mrs. Leslie Grimes of Los Angeles, and one brother, Burdette Hill of Fruitland. Also a large circle of friends all over the community, who will greatly mourn his passing.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Ontario Friday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. N. H. Tines. Interment was made in the Ontario cemetery. Services at the grave were conducted by the John Webster Rhoades post of the American Legion of Payette of which he was a member, having served in the World War.

The large crowd present and the many beautiful floral offerings were silent tributes of the respect which his friends had for him.

The sincerest sympathy of the whole community is extended to the young wife, the mother and father, and other relatives in their sad hour of bereavement.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 31, 1929
FRAZIER, ELVIRA JANE
MRS. S. R. FRAZIER

Elvira Jane Stuart, oldest daughter of Henry Y. and Martha G. Stuart, was born in Macksburg, Iowa, May 18, 1856, died Oct. 27, 1929, age 73 years, 5 months, 9 days. She moved with her parents, in early childhood to Harrison County, Iowa, where she grew to womanhood.

She was united in marriage to S. R. Frazier, Sept. 12, 1878, at Missouri Valley, Iowa, where they resided until 1907, moving at that time to Payette, Idaho, where they have since lived.

To them were born eight children, one dying in infancy, another, Ethel E. Richardson, passing away at Magnolia, Iowa, May 20, 1929.

The husband, six children, Lola M. Barnes of New Plymouth, Thos. H. of Payette, Clyde C. and James E. of Fruitland, Lillian E. Arcutt of Bend, Oregon, Florence L. Brown, of Burns, Oregon, survive her. Besides two brothers, W. H. Stuart of Eagle, Idaho, and M. E. Stuart of St. Charles, S. Dakota. Two sisters, Mrs. F. M. Crooks and Mrs. J. A. Willard of Anadarko, Okla., also 22 grand children and two great grandchildren.

At the age of 24 she united with the Christian church, where she died, trusting in the faith of her youth.

For over 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Frazier traveled life's pathway together, having celebrated their golden wedding anniversary a little over a year ago. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 31, 1929
CHADWICK, ABRAHAM

The community was saddened Monday evening when it was reported that Mrs. A. Chadwick had passed away suddenly at his home. Mr. Chadwick was held in high esteem by his neighbors and the sympathy of all is with Mrs. Chadwick in her bereavement.

Note: According to the Idaho Death Index, Abraham Chadwick was born 3-30-1844 and died 10-28-1929. ch

The Payette Independent
Thursday, October 31, 1929
PAXTON, JEMIMA C
Obituary

Jemima Camren was born in Hancock county, Illinois, Sept.. 9, 1839, and died at the home of her son, Dr. C. C. Paxton, near Fruitland, Sunday, Oct. 27, 1929, at 5 p. m. at the age of 90 years, 1 month, and 18 days. She united with the Christian church at an early age, and has always been an earnest and devout church worker ever since.

She was united in marriage to John C. Paxton at Fountain Green, Illinois, August 15, 1861. They moved from there to University Place, Nebraska and then to Fairbury, Nebraska, living in that community most all of their lives. To this union three children were born, one daughter and two sons, one son preceded her in death several years ago. Mr. Paxton passed away at Papillion, Nebraska, in 1919.

Mrs. Paxton has made her home with her son for the past 25 years. They moved to Fruitland in 1919 and lived here five years. They then went back to Palmer, Nebraska, and lived until last June when they returned to Fruitland.

Grandma Paxton has been in failing health all summer. About three weeks ago she received a bad fall, from which she never fully recovered, although no bones were broken. She was confined to her bed for only the past ten days. She was always cheerful and kind to everyone she met. In spite of her advanced years and failing health, she still was patient and insisted she had no illness.

She leaves to mourn her loss her son, Dr. C. C. Paxton, her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Harris of Sandpoint, who has been here since June helping care for her, five grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, also a large circle of friends here and in Nebraska, who will greatly mourn her loss.

Funeral services were held form the Paxton home Monday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. George Roseberry. Dr. Paxton left with the body Tuesday morning for Papillion, Nebraska, where she will be buried beside her husband and son.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to Dr. and Mrs. Paxton and Mrs. Harris in their hour of bereavement.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 14, 1929

McAVOY, MARY ANN
MRS. McAVOY DIES SUDDENLY

Mrs. Mary Ann McAvoy, mother of Mrs. J. A. McMillian, passed away at the Brown hospital Friday, November 8, after an illness of one day.

Mrs. McAvoy had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. A. McMillan, for the past year and a half and being somewhat frail had gone to stay with Mrs. Brown during the recent illness of Mrs. McMillan. On Thursday last she complained of not feeling well, but there was no evidence of dangerous illness when she retired for the night. However, shortly after midnight she was taken worse and Mr. and Mrs. McMillan were summoned. Every possible effort was made to save her, but she gradually grew worse and passed away during the next day.

Mrs. McAvoy was born March 25, 1850 and was 78 years, 7 months and 13 days old at the time of her death. She was born in Ontario, Canada. Her remains were taken back to her former home in this country, Sault St. Marie, Michigan for burial. Mr. and Mrs. McMillan left with the body Saturday morning and funeral services were to be held there today.

Mrs. McMillan, who was just recovering from a severe illness, was almost prostrate and she certainly has the sympathy of everyone in her sad bereavement.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 14, 1929

MOORE, FRED
FRED MOORE PASSES

Fred Moore, a respected citizen of Payette, Passed away at his home on north Seventh street at 4:30 o'clock this (Thursday) morning after an illness covering a long period of time.

Arrangements have been made to have the funeral Saturday, November 16, at the Landon Undertaking Parlors, at 2:30 p. m.

A complete obituary will appear next week.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, November 21, 1929)

OBITUARY

Fred Moore was born at Ontario, Canada, September 4th, 1851, growing to manhood there and learning the trade as blacksmith, which he followed until his health failed several years ago. In the year 1878 he came to the United States with his wife and child, locating at Hastings, Nebr., his wife dying and leaving two children, the oldest dying at the age of twelve years, the other growing to womanhood was injured in the San Francisco earthquake and died one year later.

He was married Jan. 8th, 1896 to Mrs.. Jennie Van Riper, then a widow. He leaves to mourn his departure two step children, Mrs. A. L. Mathis of Pasa Robles, Calif., formerly of Payette, C. E. Van Riper of Menlo Park, California, eleven step grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

There is no death, the stars go down
To rise upon some fairer shore.
And bright in heavens jeweled crown
They shine forever more.
And sometime in the twilight
In that city that hath no pain
They will watch from the beautiful doorway
To bid us welcome again.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 21, 1929
RANDALL, JOSEPHINE M.
OBITUARY

Josephine M. Randall, wife of George B. Randall, departed this life in Payette, Saturday morning, November 16th, after a suffering illness of several months during which time all possible medical aid and attention was given her.

Josephine M. Owens was born in Yakima, Washington, February 28th, 1880, being 49 years, 8 months, and 18 days old at time of departing this life. She was united in marriage to George B. Randall, at Moscow, Idaho, September 28th, 1896. To this union were born four sons and one daughter all of whom were at her bedside and present at the funeral which was held at Bruneau, Idaho, at 2:00 p. m. Monday, November 18th, 1929. Appropriate services being held in the Congregational church and burial made in the cemetery at Bruneau.

Mrs. Randall was a kind and loving mother and wife and made many loving friends among the acquaintances she met since her moving to Payette about two years ago.

The sympathy of these friends are extended to her relatives who are bereft of the dear wife and mother.

CARD OF THANKS

We hereby desire to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for the loving kindness and sympathy extended us during the sickness and recent bereavement and for the beautiful floral offerings at the funeral of our beloved wife and mother. George. B. Randall, Payette, George W. Randall and wife, Bruneau, James H. Randall and wife, Mountain Home, Elmer R. Randall, Payette, Everett L. Randall, Payette, Faye E. Randall, Payette

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 28, 1929
DARNELL, GEORGE
GEORGE DARNELL ELECTROCUTED

FRUITLAND MAN KILLED WHILE TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRE ON POWER LINE POLE

George Darnell, ditch rider for the Farmers' ditch company, was instantly killed Monday morning by contacting with the current of a power line. He was burning trash along the ditch and when an electric power line pole caught fire he went to the ditch and brought a bucket of water with which to extinguish the flames. In throwing the water against the pole contact was formed, as water is a conductor, and the current passed through his body killing him instantly. The hand which held the water bucket and one of his heels, in which there were heavy nails, were burned, showing that the current passed through the body from the hand to the foot. His helper was near by and saw the accident and his body fall, but when he reached the unfortunate man life was extinct.

Mr. Darnell had been a ditch rider on this irrigation system which carries water past New Plymouth to Fruitland and was a faithful worker and a good, clean citizen. The suddenness of his death was a great shock to everybody as he was well known and highly respected.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, December 05, 1929)

Obituary

George Darnell was born in Madison county, Wisconsin, October 2, 1862, and died November 25, 1929, at the age of 67 years, one month and 25 days. He was married to Miss Ida Roberts in Springview, Nebraska, March 23, 1886. they made their home there 8 years, then moved to Baker, Oregon where they lived four years, and from there to the Payette valley where they have lived for the past 32 years.

He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Dan Langlitz of New Plymouth; three sons, Glenn Darnell of New Plymouth, Roy Darnell of Fruitland, and Ross Darnell of St Johns, British Columbia, Canada. another son, Danny, preceded him in death in 1911. He leaves one brother at Springview, Nebraska, also a large circle of friends who were greatly shocked and grieved at the sad news of his death. He was one of the most liked and most highly respected citizens of the community.

Funeral services were held from the Congregational church in New Plymouth Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. Paul Iverson of Ontario. Interment was made in Park View cemetery. The Modern Woodman Lodge of which he was a member attended in a body and conducted the services at the cemetery.

The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved family. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 28, 1929
HESSE, CONSTANCE W.
CON W. HESSE DEAD

Constance W. Hesse, of Boise, proprietor of a number of jewelry stores in Idaho, one of which is in Payette, passed away suddenly at a Boise hospital following a heart attack.

Mr. Hesse has been a prominent figure in Idaho business circles for many years and was well known in this section of the state. He leaves a wife and son, Ernest G. Hesse, the latter having taken an active part in the management of his business and in looking after the branch stores for several years.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 28, 1929

DAVIS, CARL
KILLED NEAR ONTARIO

As the result of an automobile accident near Ontario Saturday, John Davis, aged 9, of Boise was killed outright and his brother Carl, aged 14, was taken to the Ontario hospital in a dying condition, passing away later.

The care was driven by John Davis, 19, a cousin of the other boys, who turned to look at some sheep jumping through a fence and lost control of his car which went into a ditch.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 28, 1929

DAVIS, JOHN
KILLED NEAR ONTARIO

As the result of an automobile accident near Ontario Saturday, John Davis, aged 9, of Boise was killed outright and his brother Carl, aged 14, was taken to the Ontario hospital in a dying condition, passing away later.

The care was driven by John Davis, 19, a cousin of the other boys, who turned to look at some sheep jumping through a fence and lost control of his car which went into a ditch.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, November 28, 1929
SCOTT, CHARLES EDSON
MAN FOUND DEAD IN VACANT HOUSE

STRANGER ABOUT 60 YEARS OLD DIED ON A STRAW BED EVIDENTLY A NATURAL DEATH.

About 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, November 25, the dead body of a man was found in a vacant house, belonging to W. A. Coughanour, one block west of the O. S. L. depot, by Fred Frickle, living in a house about 200 feet south.

County Coroner, I. H. Adair, and Sheriff Stewart were notified and investigation showed that the man died of natural causes as he was lying on a straw bed with an old quilt over him. The body was removed to the Peterson Furniture home and a description taken. The man was about 60 years old, height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 160 pounds, red brown hair, bald in front, blue eyes, sandy complexion, beard mixed with gray, three teeth missing and others badly decayed, large scar on pit of stomach, evidently from a burn. He wore a ring with three green stone settings and on an inside pocket was a label of the Brownsville Woolen Mills, tailors of Portland, made for C. E. Scott, Portland, Oregon. There was also an envelope of the Big Four Transfer Co. of Portland.

S. C. McGee at the Commercial Hotel says he met the man at La Grande about three months ago and that he had been around Payette for three weeks. Mr. McGee said he was without funds and told him he had no relatives. O. W. Hull, night man, said he had also seen the man around for about three weeks. Efforts to locate friends or relatives have so far failed. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 05, 1929
LESTER, CHARLES H.
CHARLES H. LESTER CALLED BY DEATH
0 PAYETTE BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY AT SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY

That death loves a shining light was again made evident to the citizens of Payette when the news reached us that the grim reaper had sounded the eternal call for Charles H. Lester, a former business man in this city who had disposed of his business and gone to Salem, Oregon, in the hope that a temporary change would benefit his health.

For a couple of years Mr. Lester had been in poor health and on more than one occasion before he left here his life had been despaired of, but he rallied and it was hoped that a change of climate and a rest from business cares would have the desired result. It was understood when he left that he would return, as he loved Payette, but little did his friends think that only the body of our friend would return.

Charles H. Lester was born in Islip, New York, April 2, 1874, and died at Salem, Oregon, Nov. 30, 1929, at the age of 55 years, seven months and 28 days. He came to Payette from Spokane, Wash., 21 years ago and had resided here ever since until a couple of months ago. He was married to Ella Pearl Kay at Chester, Washington, on November 17,1903, and one son, Harold, who died at the age of ten, was born to them. The wife is left, but not to mourn alone as the entire community have mingled their tears with hers and they will always hold him in affectionate remembrance.

Mr. Lester typified the quiet, unostentatious, extremely lovable Christian gentleman. The outpouring at his funeral, which was held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 2.30 was a testimonial to the esteem in which he was held by everybody, and the beautiful tribute by his pastor, Rev. L. G. Fraser, portrayed in eloquent terms the nobleness of his character and the life of sacrifice and devotion he had lived. There were no dry eyes at the conclusion of the service and every face depicted the personal loss the individual was suffering. He loved his God, he loved his family, he loved his church, he loved the companionship of Christian people and he loved his fellowmen as few do, and the richness of his experience beamed upon his countenance until to be in his presence was to imbibe some of the joys and blessings of his wonderful life.

He was laid to rest in Riverside cemetery, and as his mortal remains were returned to earth from whence it came, there was not one who knew him who doubted that his spirit had taken its flight to realms above. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 05, 1929
PHILLIPS, SAMUEL
Obituary

Samuel Phillips was born at Randolph, Wisconsin, October 9, 1857. He lived there until 1879 when he moved to Wood River, Nebraska. He was united in marriage to Esther L. Cooley December 12, 1883, in Wood River. To this union eight children were born, two dying in infancy. In December 1918, Mr. Phillips moved to Fruitland, Idaho and purchased the 15 acre tract east of town where he has since made his home. He was engaged in apple growing and farming until he was taken sick January 1, 1929. He has been under the doctors care every since. He passed away Saturday, November 30 at 4 p. m. at the age of 72 years, one month and 21 days. He leaves to mourn him his wife of Fruitland, two sons, Thomas Phillips and Unis Phillips of Fruitland, three sons, Alva, Ray C. and Mortimer J. Phillips of Emmett, Idaho, one daughter, Mrs. Maude Phillip-Haack of Grand Island, Nebraska, one brother, J. A. Phillips, and one sister Mrs. Mary Denman of Alda, Nebraska. He also leaves a large circle of friends who will greatly mourn him. He was one of the most highly respected citizens of the community, a good neighbor and a kind friend.

Funeral services were held from the house Monday afternoon at 3:30 conducted by Rev. McKinley Coffman. His pall bearers were J. H. Smith, Marx Thode, Harry Manser, M. G. Puchert, Leo Howe and Will Schwartz.

Mrs. Phillips and Alva left with the body Tuesday morning for Wood River, Nebraska, where Mr. Phillips had requested to be buried.

The sympathy of the many friends of the family is extended to them in their sorrow.

Card of Thanks We thank our neighbors and friends for their kindness shown us during the illness of our husband and father. Mrs. Sam Phillips and family

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 05, 1929

HENDERSON, HERBERT ALLISON
Obituary

Herbert Allison Henderson was born June 3, 1884, at Trurd, Nova Scotia, and passed away at his home in Fruitland Sunday, November 24, at 11:15 a. m. being 45 years, 5 months and 21 days old. He was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Sharpe at Loma, Alberta, Canada in 1914. To this union eight children were born. Ora 14, Orfa 13, Leonard 1... Donna nine, Edna eight, Arthur, who died when 16 days old, Lyle six, and Laurel 3 1/2. These children, together with his widow, survive him. The family moved to Fruitland about three years ago and have lived in the community ever since.

Funeral services were held from the Pentecostal church in Payette Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Mrs. Ernest Wade, assisted by Rev. George Roseberry. Interment was made in the Ontario cemetery.

Mrs. Henderson and children have the sympathy of the entire community.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 05, 1929
GORTON, LA RUE
LA RUE GORTON PASSES

La Rue Gorton, a graduate of the Payette High School, and one of Payette's splendid young ladies, passed away at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Nora Loveland, in this city, Friday morning after a brief illness, and was buried from the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Parrett, pastor, officiating. Two solos were sung by Mrs. A. H. Shuman and the entire service was very beautiful. The pallbearers were taken from among her former classmates and were Glenn Levers, Marion Woods, Keith Marshall, Wesley Weidner, Lewis Miars and Max Gerloch. Interment took place at Riverside cemetery.

Not quite three months ago Mrs. Gorton passed away, and La Rue, who was employed in the local telephone office, was sorely bereaved and had not been herself since. She grieved for her mother and soon began to fail in health. However, no one realized that she was so soon to follow. The end came peacefully and she just slept away.

Her father, J. B. Gorton and a sister, Mrs. Pat Short, of Grants Pass, Oregon and a brother Arner Gorton, of Ryderwood, Washington, attended the funeral. Mrs. Homer Fletcher, of Long Beach, California, another sister, was unable to get here.

La Rue was 19 years of age and until her bereavement and illness was one who spread sunshine wherever she went and was beloved by all who knew her. Young and old regret her untimely death and extend sympathy to her grief stricken relatives. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 12, 1929
WILDESON, GEORGIANNE
Obituary

May Georgianne Weathern was born in Oakland, California, April 10th, 1885. When 9 years old she accepted Christ as her personal savior and has lived a life of service for her master ever since.

On January 21, 1913, she was united in marriage to Harry J. Wildeson in Oakland. To this union three children were born, Lydia 15, Harry J. 11, and Marjorie seven. Most of her entire life was spent in Oakland.

On November 10th last year, the family moved to their ranch near Fruitland, where she passed peacefully away Friday afternoon at 1:30 after a lingering illness of three and one-half months, caused from a complication of diseases. Everything possible for human hands to do, was done, for her during her illness. While she resided in the community only a little over a year, she endeared herself to her many friends and neighbors and those who knew her best loved her most.

Besides her immediate family she leaves to mourn her passing, four sisters, two brothers and various other relatives, among whom is a great aunt in Los Angeles, who is 92 years old, also a large circle of friends both here and in California, who will greatly miss her.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in New Plymouth Saturday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Rev. H. L. Jacobs. Mr. Wildeson left Saturday evening with the body for the Portland crematorium, as it was her wish long ago that her body be cremated. The three children are staying at the Ben Strohbehn home during Mr. Wildeson's absence.

The whole community extends sympathy to the bereaved ones that are left.

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 12, 1929
SHANK, VERNON LEROY
Obituary

Vernon Leroy Shank, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Shank, was born in Fruitland, July 9, 1923 and passed away at his home Monday evening at 6 o'clock at the age of six years and five months. He has been in delicate health for the past few years, and has been confined to his bed since September 1, from heart trouble and brights disease. About two weeks ago he was taken ill with chicken pox, and a week later with pneumonia, but owing to his weakened condition was not able to stand this. Ever since his first illness several years ago, all the loving care that human hands could give him, has been his, but in spite of all this, he was taken to live in Heaven.

He leaves to mourn him, his father and mother, three sisters, Cleta, Marie, and Ruth, and one brother, Elwin.

Funeral services were held from the Brethren church Wednesday morning at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev. McKinley Coffman, and interment was made in Park View cemetery in New Plymouth. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 19, 1929
MADDEN, NELLIE
OBITUARY

Nellie Cats was born in Concord, New Hampshire 75 years ago. She was married to Mr. Madden who preceded her to the great beyond 15 years ago.

To this union were born three children, all of whom are living. They are Sadie Evans of this city and Edward Madden and Gentry Madden both of McCurtain, Oklahoma.

Two years ago she came from Hazel, South Dakota and has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Evans of Payette.

She was converted in earlier life in the Union Christian church, but her church preference is later years was the Pentecostal Assembly.

Through in ill health for many years she was confined to her bed only four months before her death, which occurred Dec. 12, 1929.

This kind, loving mother who has gone to her God, will be remembered by many in and around Payette, for all who knew her, loved her, and her live and testimony were an inspiration to all who knew her. May God give us more such mothers who love their home, their children and their God.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m. by Mrs. Ernest Wade at the Pentecostal church, assisted by Rev. T. A. Wayne of this city. She was laid to rest at Riverside cemetery to await the morning of Resurrection. (Riverside Cemetery)

The Payette Independent (Thursday, December 26, 1929)

CARD OF THANKS

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindness to our mother and grandmother during her long illness, and for their comfort and sympathy at her death, also for the beautiful flowers given by the High School and others. Mrs. D. R. Evans, and Husband, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Dalrimple,

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 19, 1929
SPOHR, ADA B.
COLORADO WOMAN DIES HERE

Mrs. Ada H. Spohr of Paonia, Colo., who has been visiting relatives in this section for the past two months, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. W. H. Brubaker at 1228 1st Ave. S. Friday evening, December 13, following an illness of only a day or two duration.

Mrs. Spohr had been happy to be with her people again, some of whom she had not seen for 23 years.

She had planned to return to her Colorado home the Friday after Christmas.

Her mother, Mrs. Sadie Shank, lives at Fruitland as do a brother and sister, B. J. Shank and Mrs. James McClure.

One sister, Mrs. E. E. Bayer, lives at Boise and H. G. Shank a brother, resides at Bowmont. D. L. Shank of Hollywood, Calif., is also a brother of the deceased.

So sudden was her death that her husband, Wilson Spohr, and two sons, Floyd and Wilson Jr., of Paonia, Colo., could not be with here at the last.

Mrs. Spohr was born at Clay Center, Nebraska, July 14, 1880. Her early life was spent in northern Iowa and Missouri. July 30, 1903, she was married to Wilson Spohr at Ellison, North Dakota. They moved from there to Paonia, Colorado, where they have lived many years. Early in October she came for a visit, but her happiness was ended by an attack of influenza which took her very suddenly.

Funeral services were held from the Brethren church at Fruitland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. McKinley Coffman and interment took place at the Park View cemetery at New Plymouth.

Mrs. Spohr united with the brethren church when a young girl and died a consecrated Christian soul. all but one of the family, D. L. Shank, was able to attend the funeral. Her death was a great shock to her relatives and those who had met her and learned to love her. (Parkview Cemetery)

The Payette Independent
Thursday, December 19, 1929
ORCUTT, WILLIAM J.
WILLIAM J. ORCUTT PASSES

Word was received last week announcing the death of William J. Orcutt at Bend, Oregon after a brief illness with pneumonia.

William J. Orcutt was born in Minden, Minn., July 9, 1889 and departed this life Dec. 12, 1929, aged 40 years, five months and three days. He came to Payette at an early age with his parents and was educated in the Payette schools, graduating with the class of 1910.

Feb. 19, 1913 he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Frazier and to this union two children were born, Dorothy and Chester.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two children, his father, H. B. Orcutt, two brothers, Hugh of Nampa, Ida., Arthur of Mr. Shasta, Cal., three sisters, Mrs. Mabel Putnam of Ontario, Ore., Mrs. Gladys Urey of Eugene, Ore., and Mrs. Esther O'Leary of Weiser, Ida., besides a host of friends. He has been employed for a number of years in the freight office at Bend.

Funeral services were held in Bend, Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2 p. m.



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