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Independent Enterprise
July 28, 1938
Edson H. Youmans Dies In Central Park As Result Of Heat

Death due directly to heat, Edson H. Youmans, 55, for about four years a resident of Payette, died Saturday in Central Park.

Youmans, who was known to suffer heart trouble, died following walking from the park, where his car had stalled, to his home at Andy's Tourist park and back, in the mid-afternoon sun. He succumbed while seated in the car, waiting for his brother, Arthur Youmans, to finish putting gasoline in the empty tank.

Youmans is survived by his brother, Arthur, of Payette, a brother-in-law, Bert Hall, who recently came here from Wellington, Kansas, and a nephew, Russell Snyder, of Ontario, Oregon.

Deceased and his brother, Arthur, had been residents of Payette for the past four years during which time they had been residing at Andy's Tourist park.

Rev. Stanley Moore, of the Ontario Episcopal church, officiated at a funeral service held in that city last Monday morning. Interment was made in the Ontario cemetery. (Ontario Cemetery, Ontario, Malheur County, Oregon) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
December 11, 1941

Charles W. Young, 75 years old, died at his home Monday morning at 11:40 a.m. Mr. Young had been in poor health the past year. The Rev. Walter Coffman conducted the funeral services at the Fruitland Methodist church. Interment was made in the cemetery near New Plymouth. Mr. Young had lived in this community forty years. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Frank Taylor, Miss Zola Young and Mrs. Taylor Deeds; three sons, Bernard, Ralph and Lambert; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. (Parkview Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise, Idaho)
Thursday, July 18, 1901
From Payette

Three Deaths Reported in the Vicinity of the Place

Payette, July 17 - John Young, 82 years old, who recently bought the C. N. Nichols ranch near Falk's Store, died yesterday and was buried at Falk's Store.

Independent Enterprise
Wednesday, October 02, 1985
Graveside services for Travis "Brid" Youngue, 71, of Moyie Springs, Idaho, who died Sept. 21, 1985, in a Spokane, Wash. hospital, were held Sept. 24 at Bonners Ferry, Idaho, at Grandview Cemetery with Rev. Lowell Carlson officiating.

He was born July 24, 1914, at Midvale, Idaho, the son of Wherter and Bessie Seid Youngue. He married Lucille Stewart of Indian Valley on August 29, 1936 at Weiser. His wife, Lucille, was a graduate of Payette High School. The couple lived in Midvale where the began logging in the early 1950's, then in 1956 they moved to Moyie Springs and he continued contract logging until 1976 when he retired.

Survivors include his wife, of Moyie Springs; two sons, Bill Yongue of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho and Dean Yongue of Wasilla, Alaska; a brother, Harold Yongue of Lee Vining, Calif.; a sister, Bernice Wilson of Emmett; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren and several cousins.

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Payette Enterprise
January 30, 1930
Jacob Youtsler was born in Effingham county, Ill., August 4, 1844, died at the home of his son, Bismark at Letha, Idaho, Sunday morning, January 26, 1930. At the time of his death he was 85 years, 5 months and 20 days old. Death was due to complications incidental to his advanced years.

He was united in marriage to Mary Virginia Woosley in Sangamon county, Ill., in 1865. To this union seven children were born, six of whom are living, John C. and Henry of Boise, Mrs. Bessie windle of French, Idaho, Samuel T. of Milbrea, Calif and Mrs. Myrtle Cosman of Salem, Ore., nineteen grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and one niece Miss Ida Woosley of Nampa, Idaho. His wife and one daughter having preceded him in death.

The Youtsler family crossed the plains in 1880, moving from Missouri and settled in the Payette valley on part of what is now known as the Pence ranch where the family resided for a year, later taking up a homestead about three miles northeast of New Plymouth, what is now called the Webb ranch.

Jacob Youtsler joined the Seventh Day Adventist church about 15 years ago, where he remained a faithful member until the time of his death.

Funeral services were held from the C. D. Bucknum Funeral Parlors at Emmett, Idaho, Tuesday, January 29, 1930. Services were conducted by A. Belding, pastor of Caldwell. Interment was at Riverside cemetery, Emmett. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Enterprise
November 07, 1918
Mary Virginia Woosley was born in Christian county, Ky., on March 22, 1848 and died Nov. 3, 1918 at the home of J. B. Cosman, after an illness of six months, with diabetes, having been confined to her bed for three months.

She was married in April 1866 to Jacob Youtsler who with six children survive her. John C. and Samuel T. of Boise, Bismark of Letha, Henry of Sweet, Mrs. Tom Windle and Mrs. J. B. Cosman of Payette. One daughter, Arpie May Hornaman, having passed away Nov. 5, 1895.

Grandma Youtsler was an early pioneer of this section having immigrated by team with her husband and seven small children from the middle west in 1880 and had many of the early pioneers of the Payette Valley among her friends.

She lived and died with great faith in God, as she knew him, having been a member of the Baptist church since her girlhood days, and never doubting her relation to him. Her last conscious moments were for the welfare and comfort of those near her.

Besides her husband and children, 18 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a niece, Ida Woosley, who assisted in the care of her through her last illness, she leaves to mourn her loss a host of loving and thoughtful friends.

Funeral services were held from Lauer’s Undertaking Parlor, conducted by Rev. W. H. Swartz, pastor of the Baptist Church. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery. (Riverside Cemetery) Submitted by Patty Theurer

Payette Independent Enterprise
January 22, 1959
Mrs. Lillian Zahm Services Are Pending

Services are pending at Shaffer Memory Chapel in New Plymouth for Mrs. Lillian Josephine Zahm, 66, who died Wednesday at her home. She was born Sept. 2, 1892 at Humphrey, Nebr., and was married there to Leo Zahm on Nov. 24, 1913. Mr. Zahm preceded her in death. The couple came from Spaulding, Nebr. Mrs. Zahm was a member of the Catholic Church, the Royal Neighbors and the Eastside Club.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Byrne of Secane, Pa., Mrs. Ruth Bell of New Plymouth, Mrs. Genieve Foster of Rockford, Ill., Mrs. Bernice Parks of Emmett, Mrs. Betty Callahan of Moses Lake, Wash.; five sons, Ralph of Omaha, Gilbert of New Plymouth, Leo of Twin Falls, Mike of Mountain Home and William of Boise; 26 grandchildren, a brother and four sisters. Submitted by Patty Theurer

Independent Enterprise
Thursday, January 03, 1957
Services Held Here For Ernest Zesiger

Services for Ernest Zesiger, 82, who died Tuesday at his home in Vancouver, Wash., were conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in the LDS chapel in Payette with Bishop Dean McDonald officiating. Interment was at Rosedale Memorial park under the direction of the Shaffer Memory Chapel.

Mr. Zesiger was born July 15, 1874, in Berne, Switzerland, and came to America in 1878, living for several years at Bountiful, Utah. He had lived in Vancouver since 1952. He was a member of the LDS church. Mr. Zesiger was married to Jenettie Layton in Kaysville, Utah, March 9, 1896.

Surviving are three sons, four daughters, two sisters, twenty-two grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren. (Rosedale Cemetery) Submitted by Cheryl Hanson

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