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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 22 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Fully fifteen hundred people gathered in the university auditorium last Sunday to do honor to Lieutenant Dudley Loomis, the first of Idaho's students to lose his life in service of the nation. The funeral was completely military in character, the entire cadet battalion participating, and cadet officers acting as guard of honor, and a picked platoon escorting the hearse to the cemetery, where the military order of burial was followed.

The service was opened by a prayer by Rev. J.Q. Biggs, who officiated. the first speaker was G.A. Martin, Sr., of the local Post of the G.A.R. He made a short talk, the most effective of the service, and laid upon the coffin a silk flag, a tribute from the G.A.R.

He was followed by Judge Morgareidge, a friend of Loomis, who spoke of the boy's development into manhood, and the promise of a useful career which he had held forth. He dwelt on the qualities of character which made him so well liked by his fellows, and which brot about his advancement in the service.

President Lindley was the next speaker, and he opened his remarks with the statement that for the first time in twenty years the university opened its doors to receive one of its fallen heroes.

Reverend Biggs then spoke at considerable length, emphasizing the ___ of service and sacrifice for others, which was embodied in Loomis' life. Music was furnished by a mixed quartet.

After the service in the auditorium the funeral procession formed outside the entrance to the campus. The cadet military band lead, followed by the guard of honor, which escorted the hearse.

At the cemetery, the regular military honors were accorded, three volleys being fired by the guard, and Band Master Carey sounded "taps." The floral offerings were many, the most beautiful of which was a model plane, sent by Loomis' former comrades at Fort Sill. The A.S.U.I. was represented by a large I, Alpha Kappa Epsilon, the fraternity of which Loomis was a member had a representation of the fraternity pin, the Moscow High School had an appropriate piece. In addition there were offerings from the various fraternities on the campus and from individuals.

The Pullman battalion could not be present but they were represented by a portion of their commissioned staff.


Genesee--Miss Caroline Bressler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.K. Bressler and George H. Gannon of Pullman, were married at the home of the bride's parents last Sunday [February 17]. The bride is one of the teachers of the Harrington schools and Mr. Gannon has just been accepted in the aviation school at Berkeley.


Genesee--Henry J. Herman and Miss Mary Kluss were married at the Catholic parsonage at Clarkston, last Monday [February 18]. Mr. and Mrs. Herman are on a wedding trip through California and will be at home on the Herman farm April one.


February 18, petition of Mina M. Davidson for letters of administration in the matter of the estate of Fred R. Davidson, was filed. The estate is composed of a half interest in personal property on a ranch near Kendrick. The decedent and a brother were engaged in running a large ranch.

February 16, letters of testamentary were issued to Maric C. Hutton as executrix of the estate of Chrestian Jensen.

In the matter of the estate of Eunice Brannon, A.E. Gray of Clarkston, Wash., petitions the court to be appointed as executor of the will as nominated therein. The property of the estate consists of 80 acres of land near Troy and also realty in Washington. Mr. Gray has already been appointed executor by the probate court in the latter state.

In the matter of the estate of Henry R. Crow, deceased, letters testamentary have been issued to Ada M. Crow, the widow.

Decree of distribution in the matter of the estate of William Luesing, was entered Feb. 20. The property, s 1-2 se 1-4 of section 30, township 42, N. range 4, goes to Mrs. Leusing [sic].

Johnnie Anderson, administrator of John Anderson, deceased, has by order of the court been discharged.


John Heaton, Hester McFarlane, and James A. Hann, Canadians, have filed declarations of becoming American citizens.

Thomas Hall, foreman of the brick plant, has petitioned the court for final papers. Mr. Hall is a native of England.


The funeral services of Mrs. Haskins, will be held in this city tomorrow. Mrs. Haskins who was a former resident, died at Gilford, Montana, where she made her home with a son. Three sons and a daughter survive her. Mrs. Blake of Cottonwood, Robert Haskins, Will Haskins of Gilford, Montana, and A.G. Haskins of Yakima. Also two granddaughters, Mrs. Jay Woodworth, and Mrs. Chas. Summerfield, and two grandsons, Harry Blake and Edward Blake of Cottonwood. Mrs. Haskins with her family came to Latah county more than 45 years ago.


Troy--Miss Rose Sammuelson, formerly of Troy, recently married Frank Stanton, a Pendleton stockman.

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