William O. Marlar

New Plymouth Sentinel
Thursday, February 23, 1922

Payette Valley Resident Killed

A wire was received Sunday evening stating the death of W. O. Marlar, 65 years of age, whose residence is about two miles south of Fruitland. Mr. Marlar went to California just before the holidays to visit relatives and was on his way to Portland to visit his daughter. He stopped off at Albany, Oregon to visit a brother-in-law and at Verdura, 12 miles from Albany. He attempted to flag a through interurban in order that he might go to Albany. He was hit by the car and taken to the hospital and the first wire to his wife here Thursday was to the effect that he was not considered seriously hurt. Mrs. Marlar left here Friday morning. Mr. Marlar died at the hospital Saturday evening at 10 o'clock. Besides his wife he leaves seven children, N. O. Marlar, Columbus, Nebraska; Mrs. G. W. Koontz, Emmett; Mrs. C. F. Judy, Fruitland; H. Frank Marlar, Orosi, California; Carl in the navy and stationed at Boston; Mrs. F. W. Hopkins, Portland; and Marguerite, at home here. The body will be buried in Riverside Cemetery, Payette.

Payette Enterprise (Thursday, February 23, 1922)

William Osborne Marlar was born in Davis County, Missouri, July 1, 1856. He lived in Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, and two years in Oklahoma, wher one daughter preceeded him in death. He moved here with his family eleven years ago and has lived here since with the exception of two years, when they lived in Emmett. He was married in Missouri, to Harriet Francis Scott in 1877. He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife, three sons, N. O. of Columbus, Nebraska, H. Frank of Prosi, California, Carl W., stationed at Boston; 4 daughters, Mrs. G. W. Koontz of Emmett, Mrs. F. W. Hopkins of Gresham, Oregon, Mrs. Charles Judy and Miss Marguerite, both of Fruitland, and 14 grandchildren, all of which were present at the funeral except Frank and Carl.

He was injured Feb. 6 and died Feb. 11, at St. Mary's Hospital in Albany, Oregon. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church in Payette, Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George Todd, and interment made in Riverside cemetery.


We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us in the sudden death of our dear husband and father, and also for the many beautiful flowers. MRS. W. O. MARLAR and Children