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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 24 1911

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

John J. Smith was born in Richford, Vermont, May 1, 1860, and his death occurred at North Yakima, February 21, 1911.

He was the only son in a family of four children.

He was married in Clay Center, Kansas to Etta L. Foster, December 26, 1886 and his five children and wife survive him.

After death the remains were brought to Moscow and his funeral took place from the Undertaking parlors on February 24, Rev. B.E. Koontz officiating. The many Moscow friends of the deceased sympathize deeply with the family in their great sorrow.


Marriage licenses were granted to John I. Weber and Dixie Heath of Moscow and to Russell Rash and Gladys Sisson of Avon, during the past week.


The marriage of Dixie Heath and John Weber took place on Saturday afternoon [February 18] at 4 o'clock at the Catholic parsonage. The ceremony was performed by Father Pecoul.

The wedding was a quiet one not even intimate friends being present.

Both young people are well known and have many friends in Moscow where they have lived for several years. Mr. and Mrs. Weber will make their home in Moscow.


Mrs. Myrtle Cameron received the sad intelligence, Tuesday, of the death of her sister, Mrs. Bella McKay, who died January 30th at Mrs. Cameron's old home in Scotland.


Donald Robert Quesnell was born in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada, on June 18, 1875, and died at Mesa, Arizona, on Sunday, February 12, 1911, at the age of 35 years. The deceased moved to Minnesota in 1881, and thence to Moscow, Idaho, where he had lived for over 20 years. On April 30, 1890, he was married to Miss Susie Gerald. His death bereaves the loving wife and a daughter, his aged mother and four brothers.

The funeral service was conducted on Sunday afternoon, February 19, at the Steltz undertaking parlors, Rev. David M. Hand, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating. The body was laid to rest in the Moscow cemetery.


Mercy Waters was born in Westmorland, Oneida county, New York, on January 3, 1829; she departed this life at Moscow, Idaho, on February 21, 1911 at the age of 82 years. On December 29, 1851, she was married to Russell H. Williams at Westmoorland [sic], New York. To this union were born four children, of whom one daughter, Hattie, died at the age of 25. Two daughters, Mrs. G.J. Bessee and Mrs. Geo. T. Knapp are residents of Moscow. The son, Prof. Geo. A. Williams is instructor in Greek and literature in Kalamazoo College, Michigan.

Soon after her marriage Mrs. Williams united with the Baptist church and all her life has been spent in consistent Christian service. Since the death of her husband, seventeen years ago, her life has been spent with her children, ministering to both their spiritual and temporal needs, always bringing blessing into every household into which she entered. At the time of her death she was serenely ready to depart, "faithful unto death."

The funeral service was conducted at the home of Mr. Geo. L. Knapp, Wednesday afternoon, February 22 by Rev. David M. Hand of the First Baptist church. The body was laid to rest in the Moscow cemetery.


Born, to Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Thompson on Sunday, February 19th, a boy.


On Sunday, February 19th a baby boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Payne.


Troy--An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. McCombs died on Friday night of last week [February 17] and the funeral was held at the home on Sunday, Rev. C.V. Steininger preaching the funeral sermon. Their many friends in Troy extend sympathy to the bereaved parents in this their great loss.

Submitted: 11/15/05

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