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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: March 24 1916

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

W.J. Branson, a well known resident of Moscow for many years, died Monday afternoon [March 20] at the family home, 315 East Fifth street, after a lingering illness, of Bright's disease. Until a few weeks ago his condition had not been considered serious, but a sudden turn for the worse occurred, and death came not unexpectedly. Mr. Branson is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral services were held from the Grice chapel Thursday afternoon. The services were in charge of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which the deceased was a member. The funeral address was made by Rev. Robert Warner of the Methodist Episcopal church. A large concourse of friends of the deceased attended the funeral.

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A divorce action has been filed in the district court by Anna C. Walker against Jacob W. Walker, alleging violent and uncontrollable temper and cruel and inhuman treatment. The couple were married in November, 1899, in this city, and have lived here practically ever since. There is one child, a son.

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Sheriff J.J. Campbell and Dr. W.H. Carithers, county health officer, made a trip to the northern part of the county Monday to investigate the smallpox situation, it having been reported that there were many cases and that the law relating to the disease was not being complied with. The disease was found in but one family, that of Trimble, who live east of Garfield, near the Griner school. Of the ten members of the family, including the parents, nine were then suffering with the disease, or had recently recovered. While there was no question as to the nature of the trouble, none of the members of the family had been seriously sick. The parents readily agreed to follow the requirements of the law.

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The funeral services in memory of the late Mrs. Susie Poe Yager, wife of Rev. M.H. Yager, of the First Baptist church, were held in the Baptist church on Saturday afternoon [March 18]. The remains were borne from the family home to the church by Mrs. Knapp, Mrs. Arnold, Mrs. Hedden, Mrs. Waterman, Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Benedict, all members of the church and close friends of deceased. The services in the church were conducted by members of the ministerial union. Rev. David Hare, of the Presbyterian church, presided. Rev. John Beck, of the German Lutheran church, read from the Scipture. Rev. George Fowler, of the Christian church, offered prayer. Rev. Robert Warner, of the First Methodist church, made the funeral address, and Rev. George Johnson, of the Swedish Lutheran church, pronounced the benediction.

A quartette of ladies sang several of the favorite hymns of the deceased. The remains were shipped to Ellensburg on the afternoon train, being accompanied by Mr. Yager and his three children, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Clearwater, of Spokane, Mrs. Clearwater being Mrs. Yager's sister, and Murray Bridgman, of Ellensburg.

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James Driscoll died at the home of his daughter, Miss Katherine Driscoll, in this city, Sunday evening [March 19], aged 94 years. While he had been in poor health for some years, owing to his advanced age, the immediate cause of death was an attack of appoplexy, suffered last Thursday, from which he did not rally.

Mr. Driscoll was a native of Ireland, coming to the United States in 1840. In 1898, following the death of his wife, which occurred in the east, he came to Moscow to live with his children. He is survived by two daughters, Miss Katherine Driscoll and Mrs. Dennis Ring, of Moscow, and one son, Tim Driscoll of Genesee.

Mr. Driscoll, although a comparatively old man when he came to Moscow, made many friends, who admired him because of his many excellent qualities. He was a member of the Catholic church, the funeral being held from the church Tuesday morning, the Rev. Father Pecoul officiating. The pall bearers were George Weber, Tim Sullivan, J. Gavin, R. Burke, J. Reilly, and W.S. Robbins.

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Announcement has been made of the death in Seattle last week of Mrs. Mabel Hersey, formerly well known in Moscow as Miss Mabel Rawson, who formerly made her home with her uncle, Harry Rawson, of this place. Her husband and infant daughter survive.

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Bovill--A surprise party was given for Harry Alt last week, to celebrate his fourteenth birthday, some fifteen young people being present and the evening was enjoyably spent.

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Bovill--Seymour Blyton was in town from Palouse, visiting his sister, Mrs. Arno Albrecht, the occasion being her fifty-first birthday.

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Kendrick--Born, on Texas Ridge, to Mr. and Mrs. E. Randall, Saturday, the 11th, a baby boy.

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Kendrick--Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Brown, March 6, a seven and a half pound girl.

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Vena Irene Rodgers, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Rodgers, died Saturday morning [March 18] at eleven o'clock after a long illness. She was born December 20, 1914.

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Genesee--Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Woodward are the parents of a baby daughter, born Friday, March 10. The little miss tipped the scales at 12 pounds.

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Genesee--The four days' old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Rosenau died Monday, March 13.

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Troy--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George Daggart, on Tuesday, March 14, a baby girl.

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Troy--J.E. Pruyne, one of the well-known residents of this city, passed away at his home Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m., the cause of his death being Bright's disease. John Edward Pruyne was born in Pennsylvania, July 24, 1856, his age being 59 years, 8 months and 16 days at the time of his death. On July 18, 1891, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Alice Richards in Bradford county, Pa. About 26 years ago he and his wife came to Idaho, which has been their home continuously except for one year which was spent in Oregon.

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Juliaetta--Mrs. Caroline Zum Hofe died on Saturday evening, March 11, 191, from an attack of diabetes. Mrs. Zum Hofe was born in Hanover, Germany, April 28, 1857. She leaves three children by a former husband in her old home in Germany. She came to the United States in 1911 and was married immediately thereafter to Mr. Zum Hofe.

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Born, in Moscow, Friday, March 17, 1916, to Mr. and Mrs. Scott Ross, a son.

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Born, March 15, at the Cottage hospital in this city, to Mr. and Mrs. George Grien, a son.

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A marriage license was issued Monday to Thomas A. Shollenberg and Laura E. Hart, both of Viola.

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A baby daughter arrived Sunday [March 19] to take up her abode at the home of Dr. and Mrs. E.T. Baker in this city. Mother and daughter are reported as doing nicely.

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Word was received by Attorney John Nesbit on Saturday [March 19] that his brother-in-law, Leonard B. Mutton, had been accidentally killed in Chicago by an electric shock.

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The death of Jacob S. Rogers a well known farmer of the Genesee neighborhood, occurred at his home on Saturday morning, March 18. Mr. Rogers was in his 75th year. He had been a resident of Latah county for about eleven years. He had been a widower for a number of years. Four grown children survive. The funeral was held on Monday of the present week.

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Marriage license reported yesterday was a mistake, the instrument was a release from A. McKee to M. Ramey, 3-4-13.

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Marriage licenses: Chas. H. Becker to Violet Jones; Thomas Albert Schollenburg to Laura E. Hart; I.T. Kimbley to Annie Davenport.

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One of the pleasant social affairs of the week was the miscellaneous shower given at the home of Mrs. M.M. Preston Thursday afternoon by the ladies of the Merry-Go-Round, for Miss Rhoa Conner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Conner, who is soon to become the bride of Mr. Smithson of Colfax. The affair was an entire surprise, Miss Conner having been invited to the Preston home to spend the afternoon. The honor guest was the recipient of many useful gifts, which were delivered to her on a wagon drawn by Miss Elizabeth McCreary and Master Richard Schumacker, with Master Robert McCreary as driver. The house was decorated with hearts and kewpies. At the close of the afternoon a dainty two-course luncheon was served by Mrs. Preston. Some 18 members of the Merry-Go-Round were present.

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