Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: May 12 1916
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
The funeral of the late John W. Lieuallen, whose death occurred so unexpectedly Wednesday of last week [May 3], was held Saturday morning from the family home on Third street, and was perhaps the most largely attended funeral ever held in the city, hundreds of Moscow people assembling to pay the last tribute of respect to their friend and neighbor of many years. Many from other communities in the Inland Empire, who had known Mr. Lieuallen intimately, journeyed to Moscow to be present at the last sad rites.
An able and eloquent funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. D.H. Hare, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and a choir selected from among the singers of the Methodist Episcopal church sang sacred hymns. The floral offerings, which were banked about the casket in the library where Mr. Lieuallen had been wont to spend much of his time, were numerous and beautiful.
The funeral services were under the auspices of the Moscow lodge of Elks, of which Mr. Lieuallen had been an active member since the organization of the lodge, his name appearing sixth on the roll of charter members. The members of the Masonic lodge, of which he was also a member, were present in a body. At the grave the impressive ritualistic burial service was carried out by Exalted Ruler Thorpe and the other officers of the Elks lodge. "Thanatopsis," which had long been a favorite of Mr. Lieuallen, was read at the grave by George D. Ayers. The choir sang "Nearer My God to Thee," after which the members of the lodge cast upon the casket their last floral offering.
It was with hearts saddened and full of sympathy for the bereaved wife and son that the large concourse of friends turned away from the open grave of John W. Lieuallen, whose memory will live with many for years to come.
News was received Wednesday [May 10] by Homer Estes of the death of his uncle, Rev. T.F. Nelson, at his home in Watsonville, Cal. Rev. Nelson was state senator from this county for two terms, some fifteen or twenty years ago. After his second term of office as state senator, he ran for United States senator and lost out by only two or three votes. He was well known in Moscow as pastor of the Baptist church just before he left for Santa Cruz county, Cal., fifteen years ago. His friends here will be saddened by the news of Rev. Nelson's death by diabetes.
There have been a number of decrees of divorce since the [district] court convened on Monday. Johanna Lyswold won her suit for divorce from Ole Lyswold, Della Bailey received a decree of divorce from Clarence Bailey, together with the custody of a minor child. Ruby Biddison and Mary F. Wood furnished sufficient proof of their husbands' failure to support them to receive decrees against Elmer Biddison and Lorenzo Wood, respectively.
In the probate court there have been few important cases this week. L.N. Buckallew of Juliaetta applied May 8th to the probate judge for a marriage license and was committed to the insane asylum at Orofino for his pains. His particular form of insanity was of a religious nature and his hallucinations and visions urged him to seek a wife, according to the divine orders which accompanied his "visions."
M. Reilly, a well known farmer of the Potlatch neighborhood, who is sitting on the federal grand jury, did not arrive in Moscow until Tuesday, for the good and sufficient reason that a new baby had arrived at his home Sunday [May 7], making the younger generation of the Reilly family number an even dozen. Mr. Reilly was proud and happy over the advent of the little one into the family, although the experience is not a new one.
Four marriage licenses have been issued at the office of the county auditor during the last week. Miss Hazel D. Buchanan, head nurse of the Gritman hospital for five years and Clarence R. Pate, a Seattle business man, Homer Kissinger and Martha Mack, both of Viola, L.H. Donner and Rosa Tanghe of Bovill and Glenn E. Taber and Frieda M. Meyer, both of Genesee were the persons to whom these licenses were issued. Mr. Taber is cashier for the Genesee Exchange bank and Miss Meyer is the daughter of a prominent farmer near Genesee.
Miss Hazel Buchanan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Buchanan of this city, and for the past five years head nurse at the Gritman hospital, and Clarence R. Pate, a real estate man of Seattle, were married Tuesday morning [May 9] at 11 o'clock, at the home of the bride's sister, Mrs. Ernest Randall, in this city, the Rev. M.H. Yager of the Baptist church officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Pate will make their home in Seattle, for which city they left immediately after the ceremony.
A nine-pound daughter was born Monday, May 8, to Prof. and Mrs. Chester Snow of the university.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray E. Neidig returned Thursday from Mount Vernon, Iowa, where they were called a couple of weeks ago by the death of Mr. Neidig's mother.
Genesee--Mrs. Harriet Boe of Juliaetta has been the subject of a large number of press notices the past month, due to her unusual personality and advanced age, having on April 1 reached the age of 99 years and in just 11 months more will be a centenarian.
Mrs. Boe, the subject of these sketches, will be of unusual interest to many of the older residents, as she formerly made her home north of Genesee, was an aunt by marriage of Mrs. Jacob Toning and Fred Long, a former well known conductor on the Genesee branch of the N.P., is a grandson. When the NezPerce reservation was opened she homesteaded land there.
The Spokesman-Review correspondent comments in the following interesting manner on the longevity of Mrs. Boe. "When she was born Monroe, author of the famous doctrine that is now being much quoted in the Mexican controversy, was president; Waterloo had been fought too shortly before to loom as the great world's battle that it was; the fast growing stipling, Uncle Sam had only recently concluded a second demonstration of his ability to get along without the interference of Mother England; Lincoln had not yet begun to split rails, and the steamboat was one of the miracles of the age."
She was born in Bergen, Norway, was married there and bore all her children there. When she and her husband first came to America they landed at Quebec but soon crossed to the United States. They came to this section in 1878. After the death of her husband, which occurred about 30 years ago, she made her home for many years with her daughter, Mrs. H. Page, who formerly resided east of Genesee. At the present time she makes her home with her daughter, Mrs. B.N. Trout of Juliaetta.
Nine years ago she became blind and for the past two years has been bedfast. Each day she insists on being proped [sic] up in bed and spends some time in knitting, an art in which she is adept.
Kendrick--Mrs. George Forney died at her home May 1, 1916, aged 76 years and three months.
Princeton--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. B. McVay, May the 9th, a boy.
The funeral of Patrick Kinnier, who died Thursday, May 4, at his home in this city, was held Saturday afternoon from the Episcopal church, the services being conducted by the Rev. Jonathan Watson. Mr. Kinnier had suffered a stroke of paralysis about a year ago, from which he never recovered. He was one of the earliest pioneers of the Moscow district, having lived in or near Moscow since the early seventies. He enjoyed the esteem of all who knew him. He was 75 years of age. A widow and four daughters survive him. He was a member of the Episcopal church and of the Masonic order. A large concourse of friends attended the funeral.
Mrs. Elizabeth Hunt, aged 56 years, wife of W.S. Hunt, died at the family home in Moscow Friday morning, May 5, after a lingering illness. She had been a resident of Moscow for seven years, and was an active member of the Baptist church. She is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Nels Berquist of Moscow, and four sons, one of whom lives in Moscow. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Baptist church, the Rev. Yager officiating.
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