Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco
Date: July 12 1918
Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho
Source: University of Idaho Library
J.W. Boone made final proof a few days ago before Judge H.R. Smith, United States Commissioner, on a homestead within three miles of Potlatch. The homestead contains only 28 1-2 acres. It was an isolated tract that had been left untaken for the reason that few cared to spend three years on so small a tract. The land is said to be quite valuable. Mr. Boone took it under the homestead law requiring three years' residence, but he was allowed five months off each year. The proof has been accepted by the land office.
Mr. and Mrs. John Nisbet left this afternoon for Artesian, N.D., to attend the funeral of Eli Furlin, a brother of Mrs. Nisbit [sic].
It will be a surprise to people to learn that homesteads are still being taken not far from Moscow. Floyd A. Wheeler yesterday filed on 160 acres in section 1, township 42, north of range two, east. This land lies in the same township as Clarkia. Filing was made before Judge H.R. Smith, United States commissioner.
Mrs. T.A. Brown, well known in Moscow where the family lived many years, died in Spokane Sunday morning [July 7] after a long illness. She had been in poor health for years and in 1916 the family went to California in hopes of improving her health. She has spent much of the past two years at Portland, Spokane and elsewhere, seeking relief. Mrs. Brown was born in Walla Walla 46 years ago. In 1886 the family came to Moscow and she married T.A. Brown in 1889. Four children and the husband, a mother and several brothers survive. The children are Leonard L., Elva, Howard and Kenneth. Her mother, Mrs. Jane P. Doggett, lives in Spokane. The funeral will be held from the Turnbull undertaking parlors, Spokane, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The family lived for many years on a ranch six miles northeast of Moscow.
Carl Ebel, a highly respected pioneer of this vicinity, passed away Monday, July 1, at 2 p.m., death being due directly to pneumonia, although he had been in failing health for six or seven years.
Mr. Ebel was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, on April 19, 1839, and was 79 years, two months and 12 days of age when the final summons came.
He was united in marriage to Franceska Wilhalm in Berlin, Germany, in 1870, and to this union three sons were born, all of whom, with the faithful wife, survive him. They are Charles F. of Moscow, George R. of Genesee, and Max W. of Moscow. There are 13 grandchildren, of whom Walter, eldest son of Charles F. of Moscow, is in the service of his country, being first class gunner's mate on the U.S. battleship Frederick and has made four trips to France.
The deceased came with his wife and sons to the United States in 1876, being then 37 years of age, and spent three years around Delaware bay, where he engaged in fishing. He came to the Genesee country 39 years ago and homesteaded the Ebel ranch, four and one-half miles northwest of Genesee, where he had since made his home. He was actively engaged in farming until his health failed.
Funeral services were held from the home Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock.
The pallbearers were Theo. Kluss, John Lorang, Matt Kambitsch, John Johann, Andrew Klem and John Broemmeling.
Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery at Genesee. --Genesee News.
An eight-pound son was born on July 5 to Mrs. Harvey Fullerton, whose husband is a soldier now stationed at Camp Lewis. Mrs. Fullerton and the little soldier are getting along nicely and "Grandma" Washburn is receiving congratulations for the family.
Word has been received here of the marriage of Miss Marjorie Adair, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Adair, and Lieutenant Alfred J. Lyon, at Lake Charles, Louisiana, today.
Lieutenant Lyon was formerly a student in the University of Idaho and would have graduated this year, but he heard his country's call soon after the war was declared and volunteered for service. He has been employed in the flying corps and has been so successful that he has been made instructor in tactical flying at Geistner field Louisiana. He was one of 10 who successfully passed the night flying test, one of the most difficult tests in aviation, and a test that very few can pass. He has been very anxious to go to France and engage in fighting, but is being held here because of his ability as an instructor.
The bride is too well known to need introduction to Moscow people. She was born, reared and educated in Moscow. Her parents are Dr. and Mrs. W.A. Adair, pioneers of this place, and a host of friends will wish the young couple all the boy that rightfully belongs to such a happy union.
Mrs. Glen Grice and Miss Rosamond Shaw motored to Pullman yesterday [July 7] afternoon to attend the funeral of L.C. Staley, a pioneer of that section, who died Saturday [July 6].
Joseph D. Hampton and Mary P. Horne of Juliaetta were united in marriage at 12 o'clock today at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Wilson of Moscow. Rev. J. Quincy Biggs, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating.
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