Grace Dollie McFarland

New Plymouth Sentinel
Thursday, February 25, 1915

Mrs. Walter McFarland died at her home across the river after an illness of over three weeks. The funeral was held at the home and interment was held at Park View near New Plymouth, the service being conducted by Rev. S M. Hunter of Emmett and former pastor of Presbyterian church of Falk, of which Mrs. McFarland was a member. Grace Dollie McFarland was born in the state of New York on January 12, 1886. In 1907, she came to Idaho to visit at the home of Mr. H. A. McFarland to whom she was related by adoption, and on the 17th day of August 1908 was united in marriage to Walter McFarland, at the McFarland home. For two years they lived at the home place and then moved on a homestead adjoining where they had lived since. Mrs. McFarland who had from childhood been a member of the Methodist church at Lee Valley N.Y. joined the Presbyterian church at Falk, shortly after her marriage. She has been an active worker in the church and a devoted christian. The end came to this beautiful life of a devoted wife and mother after an illness of over three weeks. Much anxiety was shown by her many friends of the valley during her sickness and willingness to aid has been a source of great help to her husband and family. She is survived by her husband and four children, Terna, E; Donald G; Dorris M. and the three week old baby, Walter J.

Payette Independent (Thursday, February 25, 1915)

Grace Golley McFarland was born in New York state January 12, 1886. She came to Idaho in September 1907 to visit at the McFarland home near Falk. Mr. McFarland being a relative of her adopted parents. On August 17, 1908 she was married to Walter J. McFarland. After living on the father's place two years, she, her husband and baby girl moved to their homesteads adjoining where they have lived up to the present time.

Besides the bereaved husband she leaves four children, Verna Evelyn, Donald G., Doris Marie, and the three weeks old baby, Walter Francis.

The deceased was a member of the Falk Presbyterian church which she joined by letter from the Methodist church of Lee Valley New York. She has always taken an active interest in the church affairs.

The end came to the beautiful life of a very devout wife and mother on Sunday evening Feb. 21, at nine o'clock after three weeks of a very severe illness. Much anxiety was shown by her many friends all during the sickness and their constant willingness to aid was a source of great help to the husband and family.

The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday morning at eleven. They were conducted by Rev. Stuart M. Hunter of Emmett, former pastor of the Falk church. The remains were taken to the Park View Cemetery at New Plymouth for burial.


Mrs. Walter McFarland living six miles east of New Plymouth died Sunday evening from heart failure and was buried Tuesday afternoon in Park View Cemetery. She leaves, besides a host of friends, a husband and four children, one a babe of two weeks, to mourn her loss.