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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: September 21 1917

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Announcements have been received by friends in this city of the marriage of Miss Helen Elizabeth Rutter of Burlington, Vermont, and Thomas L. Hills of the agricultural school of the University of Idaho, September 11.

Mr. and Mrs. Hills will be at home after November 1, at 107 south Almon street, Moscow.


David Chapman, a pioneer of Latah county, passed away at his home in this city Friday morning last [September 14], in the 87th year of his age. Mr. Chapman had been in declining health for a number of years owing to advancing age.

The funeral services were held from the Baptist church of this city, Rev. M.H. Yager, his pastor, conducting the services.

Mr. Chapman was a native of England, born December 14, 1830. Came to America at the age of 16. Was married in 1854 to Miss Lydia Herrington, in Illinois. When the Civil war came on he enlisted in the 46th Illinois Volunteeers, Co. H., and served until the close. Following the war he and his family moved to western Iowa, taking up a homestead. In 1877 his wife died and five years later he married Mrs. Mary A. Thomas, who still survives him.

In 1884 Mr. Chapman and family came to Latah and settled on a farm about four miles north of Moscow, continuing to reside there until advancing age forced his retirement, making Moscow his home.

He was a member of the G.A.R. Post of Moscow. A consistent member of the Baptist church.


Miss Lulu Van Pelt and Albert Jutte of Uniontown were married at the Presbyterian manse by the Rev. David H. Hare, Wednesday afternoon [September 19] at two o'clock. They were attended by Miss Goldie Van Pelt and Edward Jutte.


Deary--John Vogel, dairyman for the Potlatch Lumber company at Bovill, was killed by a bull at the dairy last Friday [September 14]. No one saw the tragedy. Vogel had apparently, after being injured, crawled from the corral, as he was found dying outside of the enclosure.


Troy--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Halliday, the 14th, a girl.


Troy--Grandma Spencer died the 13th and was buried the 15th in the Spencer graveyard. Her son, Dave, came in from Washington to be present at the funeral. She was past 80.


Cove--Master Kenneth Southworth entertained six of his little friends on Tuesday afternoon of last week [September 11] at his home. The occasion was his sixth birthday anniversary. Games were played and the afternoon thoroughly enjoyed. Refreshments were served.


Princeton--Mrs. Will Ruhl came home Monday from Moscow, where she had been to attend the funeral of her grandfather, Mr. Chapman.


The marriage of Miss Pearl Buchanan and Eldon Phelps was solemnized at the Baptist parsonage Monday evening [September 17] at eight o'clock by Rev. M.H. Yager, the parents of the bride being witnesses.

Mrs. Phelps is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Buchanan and has lived all her life in Moscow. Mr. Phelps is the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Phelps of the Naylor district, north of town. He has been with the Williamson company for the past several years.

After the first of the coming month Mr. and Mrs. Phelps are planning to make their home in Seattle.


Boni Torsen, a pioneer of Latah county, died at the home of his daughter at Pullman, Washington [September 19]. The funeral services were held from the Union church at Viola, Thusday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, and was largely attended, the deceased being widely known. A large delegation of I.O.O.F. lodge of this city was present and the services at the Viola cemetery were in charge of the order. The services at the church were conducted by a Pullman pastor.

Mr. Torsen had been in declining health for some months, having received a stroke of paralysis about a year ago. At the time he was living on a farm in the Viola neighborhood. Later Mrs. Torsen took him to Palouse and then to the home of his daughter at Pullman. He survived by Mrs. Torsen and one daughter.


Marriage licenses: Rollie F. Barnett, Port Orchard, Wash., to Esther L. Guernsey of Princeton; Eldon G. Phelps, Moscow, to Pearl A. Buchanan, Moscow; E.G. Winter, Wawawai, Wash., to Alta Gildea, Garfield; William Striebisch, Whitman county, Wash., to Regina Broemmeling.

Submitted: 12/10/05

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