Wm. Melcher

Fruitland Banner
February 03, 1928

Death of Wm. Melcher

Wm. Melcher was born at Logan, Ohio, June 6, 1861, and died at his home in Fruitland January 28, 1928, aged 66 years, 7 months and 22 days. He was married to Julia Frances Graham at Earlville, Iowa, March 3, 1884.

Mr. Melcher with his family, moved to Fruitland from Boone, Nebraska, in the fall of 1902, where they have since resided.

Mr. Melcher leaves besides his widow, six children as follows: Mrs. Edith Boor, Ironside, Oregon; Bert Melcher, Tacoma, Washington; Mrs. Alice Lockner, Mrs. Gertrude Lynn, Ira and Frank Melcher of Fruitland, 12 grandchildren, one sister and three brothers.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church condutced by Rev. W.A. Winters, services at the grave being in charge of the M.W.A. and Royal Neighbors, of which deceased was a member, interment being made in Riverside cemetery at Payette.

The Payette Independent (Thursday, February 02, 1928)

William Melcher was born at Logan, Ohio, June 6th, 1861, and passed away Jan. 28, 1928, at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 22 days. He had been in poor health for about two years, but his last illness was of only a weeks duration. When a boy, his father moved to Storm Lake, Iowa. In 1883 he moved with his parents to Castalia, South Dakota, and on March 3rd, 1884 he was married to Julia Frances Graham, at Earlville, Iowa. He and Mrs. Melcher made their home at Castalia until 1891, when they moved to Early, Iowa. In 1894 they moved to Boone, Nebraska, and in the fall of 1902 they moved to the Payette Valley where they have since made their home. Besides his widow he leaves to mourn his loss 3 sons and 3 daughters, Bert Melcher, of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Edith Boor, of Ironsides, Oregon, Alice Lockner, Gertrude Lynn, Ira Melcher and Frank Melcher all of Fruitland, 12 grandchildren, 3 brothers, Warren and Chauncy, of Platte, south Dakota, and Dan, of Omaha, Nebraska and one sister, Alice, of Seattle, Washington. He also leaves a large circle of friends who will greatly mourn his loss. He was a member of the Modern Woodman, Royal Neighbor and Royal Highlanders lodges. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. A. Winters and interment made in Riverside cemetery in Payette. The Royal Neighbors and Modern Woodman ledges attended in a body and the Woodman had charge at the grave.


We desire to sincerely thank our kind friends and neighbors, who so nobly assisted us in our recent bereavement in the loss of our dear husband and father, also for the beautiful floral offerings. Mrs. Julia F. Melcher, Bert Melcher, Ira Melcher and Family, Ira Melcher and family (should be - Mrs. Charles Boor and Family) ch, Frank Melcher, Mrs. Geo. Lockner and Family, Mrs. James Lynn and Family