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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: August 9 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mix are rejoicing over the birth of a son of "standard weight and fineness." The little fellow arrived yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Mix now have a daughter and a son.

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Mr. and Mrs. A. Phelps are the proud parents of an eight-pound boy born at a local hospital, August 6.

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Miss Ida Whitmore, one of Moscow's oldest teachers, passed away the 18th of May at her home in Los Angeles. Miss Whitworth [sic] has not taught for the last few years on account of failing health. She was laid to rest at Los Angeles.

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Harold Kinne, of Orofino, whose name was mentioned in yesterday's Star-Mirror of among those killed in action in France, is well known by Mrs. E. St. John of this city. Mrs. St. John was a great friend of the Kinne family while making her home in Orofino. This brings the sadness of the war home again to us.

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Colfax, Wash.--Mrs. Estella Puckett, mother of eight children, hanged herself at her home in Colton this evening. Mrs. Puckett obtained a divorce and had been ill for some time.

She had been at Colfax today when her son, Eddie, age 15, was sent to the state training school for forging checks. Shortly after returning home she was found in the barn, her body hanging from a rafter.

Coroner Bruning was called by Dr. Harris of Colton and decided the case to be one of suicide. Mrs. Puckett, has a soldier boy, Fred Puckett, a cook in the 161st infantry, now in France.

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Cove--A nine-pound boy was born to Mr. and Mrs. Ross Greer, Saturday, July 27.

Submitted: 01/19/06

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