Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: March 17 1916
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
Mrs. M.H. Yager, wife of the pastor of the Moscow Baptist church, died very suddenly on Thursday forenoon, March 16, 1916, at her home in this city. Mrs. Yager was apparently in good health the previous day, and her sudden death has cast a shadow not only over the home that has been bereft, but also over the large circle of friends and acquaintances she had gathered during her short residence here. Shortly after breakfast Thursday morning, Mrs. Yager was taken seriously ill, and although everything that loving care and medical skill could accomplish was attempted, Mrs. Yager could not rally and soon passed away. It has been decided that the interment of the remains shall be in the family lot in Ellensburg, Wash.
Susie Poe Yager was born near Paris, Illinois, April 15, 1875. Her girlhood was spent in Wilmot, Kansas. She lived through the pioneer days of the state and accepted Christ at the age of twelve. She was schooled in Pierce City, Mo., moving to Oklahoma in 1894, where she taught for several years. It was here she met her husband. Later she taught two years in her home in Wilmot. From this home she was married to Rev. M.H. Yager, April 7, 1901. There the two sons, Murl and Paul and a twin of the latter were born. The family removed to Ottawa where Rev. Yager atended the Baptist University. After two pastorates in Kansas they removed to Ellensburg, Washington, where Ruth, aged three was born. Rev. Yager came to Moscow as pastor of the First Baptist Church, January 1, 1916, Mrs. Yager and the children coming the fifth of the month. She was a woman of rare attainment, great ambition and devoted christian spirit. She left a host of ardent friends in her various homes and although in Moscow so short a time, she had endeared herself to all whom she had met.
Her sudden summons is a deep grief and disappointment to every member of the Baptist church and the sorrow in her home cannot be described.
A short memorial service will be held in the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The funeral services proper will be held at Ellensburg. Further particulars will be found in today's daily.
Married at thirteen years to a man of 34, the mother of three children while still adolescent, Mrs. Grace Thompson of Genesee, was on Saturday held to answer to the charge of adultery together with her paramour, George Wheeler, also of Genesee. The woman is only 21 years old and Wheeler is 22, while the injured husband is 42. The people are all well known in Genesee.
Trial of the case was held before Judge Morgareidge on Saturday, there being a number of witnesses present from the Genesee section. Both defendants were held to answer before the district court, bonds being fixed at $500 each. In default of bonds the defendants were given into the custody of the sheriff.
Mrs. Thompson, who looks like a young girl, after the trial communicated with her parents who live near Grangeville, and an effort is being made to secure her release on bonds that can be provided there, the committing magistrate having agreed to accept such a bond as would be approved by the probate court and prosecuting attorney of Idaho county.
The testimony at the trial was largely of a circumstantial character.
Mrs. Thompson had deserted her husband and children about a month ago, and had gone to Spokane. Later she had visited Boise, and returning had remained several days in Lewiston, from which place she was brought back to Genesee by Wheeler.
It is reported that the people of Genesee are greatly exercised in regard to the matter. That community, the second largest in size in Latah county, claims the distinction of having had no scandals for many years. Judge Morgareidge states that during the past seven years this is the first case of the kind to be brought to the court's attention from that section.
Married, in Moscow, March 14, 1916, I.T. Kimbley and Annie Dorendorf both of Crescent, Idaho. [See below.]
Married, Monday, March 13, 1916, C.O. Darling of Palouse and Mrs. Lillian A. Montgomery of Colfax. The happy couple were attended by the brother of the groom.
In the matter of the estate of William Hecht, deceased--W.L. McGraw was appointed administrator on Thursday [March 16]. The deceased was for many years a prominent farmer of the Kendrick neighborhood, where he had lived for a number of years. His death occurred there on January 24. The appraisal of his estate shows a net value of $13,000. There are ten heirs at law--five sons and five daughters. The administrator is a son-in-law of the deceased.
Born, to Mr. and Mrs. J.K. Wilson, Monday, March 13th, a fine baby boy.
Born, in Gritman's hospital in Moscow, March 9, 1916, to Mr and Mrs. George Isaman, twins, a boy and a girl.
Died, in Moscow, Saturday, March 11, 196, Wilbur Winfield Edmundson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Edmundson.
Born, in Moscow, March 14, to Mr. and Mrs. John Fallquist, a son.
Born, in Moscow, March 12, to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Randall, a son.
Auditor Estes on Wednesday issued a marriage license to I.T. Kimbrley [sic] and Annie Dorendorf, both of Crescent.
Married, at the Presbyterian manse in Moscow, Wednesday, March 15, Rev. Hare officiating, Mr. Charles H. Becker and Miss Violet Jones, both of Potlatch. Mrs. Becker was formerly a resident of Moscow, where she has many friends.
Juliaetta, according to the Independent, boasts the presence as a resident of that pretty place, of the oldest resident in point of age of any place in Latah county. The resident in question is Mrs. Harriet Booe, mother of Mrs. B.N. Trout of that place, who will on April 1, 1916, be 99 years of age.
Mrs. Booe was born near Bergen, Norway, April 1, 1817. She spent her childhood there, was married there and there her children were born. When this country was in the throes of civil war Mr. and Mrs. Booe left the fjords and inlets of Norway for this land of promise. They made landing at Quebec, Canada, and soon after crossed the line and became citizens in Uncle Sam's free foothold. Here their children were educated and married.
About 21 years ago Mrs. Booe was widowed. Since that time she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Trout.
Nine years ago Mrs. Booe was stricken blind, and in July, 1914, owing to physical infirmities, was compelled to take to her bed. Although bedridden and blind the aged lady cannot remain inactive. With characteristic Norwegian enterprise she insists on being propped up in bed, and blind though she is, proceeds to knit, an art in which she is proficient.
Mrs. Booe's father rounded out a full century and then some time, being aged 102 years and 2 months at time of death. Her mother was nearly 70 years old when she died.
The death of Mrs. Emma Swadener of Moscow occurred in the Sacred Heart hospital in Spokane on Sunday, March 12, 1916. She was about sixty years of age. The remains were brought to the city on Monday and the funeral occurred form the Grice chapel on Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Hare of the Presbyterian church officiating. The pall bearers were R. Hodgins, William Hunter, D.W. Hannah and Dr. W.A. Adair, being friends of many years of the deceased. The funeral services were attended by a large number of the old friends and acquaintances of Mrs. Swadener. Her son R.B. Swadener, county surveyor of Clearwater county, and her daughter, Mrs. Lyman Reed of Spokane, who were at her bedside during her last illness came with the remains from Spokane, accompanied by Mr. Lyman Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Reed.
Mrs. Swadener was an old pioneer of the Moscow country, coming here with her husband, the late Charles Swadener, from Fredonia, Kansas, over 22 years ago. During her many years of residence she had gathered about her a large circle of devoted friends, to whom the notice of her death comes as a severe shock.
Her husband, the late Charles Swadener, died in Moscow late in the fall of 1914. From that time on Mrs. Swadener's health was impaired. For a time she remained in the sanitarium in Walla Walla hoping that her health would be benefited. She went to the hospital in Spokane about six weeks ago hoping to regain some measure of strength.
Suit for divorce was filed with the clerk of the district court on Wednesday. The title of the case is Ernest Jessup vs. Ida Jessup. The parties were married in Colfax in 1909 and have two children. The plaintiff claimed that himself and the children were deserted by the wife and mother last spring and asks a decree and the custody of the children.
Marriage licenses: Iva McVay to Lavina Irene Gordon; C.O. Darling to Lilliam [sic] Montgomery; Walter Olsen to Freida Smith.
Genesee--Born, in Genesee, March 10, to Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Rosenau, a son.
Genesee--Born, in Genesee, March 10, to Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Harris, a daughter.
Princeton--Mr. Gordon, whose wife died here last September, has gone to Lewiston to visit his daughter and see about getting a home for his three small children.
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