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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: August 16 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Edward A. Buchanan, who was recently reported killed in France, and whose home was given as Palmer, was born and reared on a farm within a few miles of Moscow, so the Star-Mirror is informed today.

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James H. Garretson, of Puyallup, Wash., and Miss Pauline Ponischil, of Hoquiam, Wash., were married this forenoon by W.G. Barge, justice of the peace, in his office on Third street [Moscow]. The bridegroom is a soldier at Camp Lewis and the happy couple left on the Northern Pacific for that place.

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Rev. D. Pecoul received from overseas the following official French telegram: "Soldier Pecoul Henri, killed by exploding shell on the 3rd of June, 1918 at Belleau Wood." Henri had been in the firing line nearly four years. Last spring he was with the American troops on the Lorraine sector. He was sent north for the big offensive and was in the ranks with the American Marines northwest of Chateau Thierry, in the Belleau Wood where he was killed. Another brother, Louis has been crippled for life. Two other brothers and a number of immediate relatives are in the big fight for freedom.

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Mr. and Mrs. John Humphrey, of Oaksdale, are the proud parents of a baby boy, weighing 10 pounds.

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Edgar Johnson and Miss Mabel Campbell were married Wednesday morning [August 14] at 8:30 at the Swedish Lutheran church. They left on the 10:47 train for Spokane, where they will spend some time before returning to Moscow, where they will make their home on Mr. Johnson's farm two miles east of town.

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S.F. Taylor, formerly of Moscow, but now of Bremerton, died today at his home. His death was due to Bright's disease. He leaves a wife.

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Paul G. Johnson and Laura Sandquist, both of Troy, were today granted a license to wed.

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Mrs. R.H. Oldenburg received word this morning of the death of Mrs. Anna Boomer, formerly of this city. Mr. Boomer was in the electric light business.

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Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith are the proud parents of a baby girl, born Thursday [August 15] at a local hospital.

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Laura E. Dowdy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Dowdy, living on Orchard Avenue, northeast of town, was buried yesterday from the family home. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H.O. Perry, pastor of the Methodist church. Interment was in the Moscow cemetery. The young woman was 17 years, six months and 27 days old at the time of her death.

The funeral of Mrs. John Sandberg, whose death was reported yesterday, was held from the Presbyterian church at 1:30 this afternoon. The Rev. Mr. Smith, of Kendrick, conducted the funeral. Interment was in the Moscow cemetery. Mrs. Sandberg was 44 years, three months and 17 days old. She leaves a husband and several children. Her oldest son, Lieutenant Sandberg, returned yesterday evening from Camp Lee, Va., where he is stationed.

Ada Juanita Barnes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Barnes, died yesterday evening of tuberculosis. She was born in Nebraska on February 15, 1897. The family have lived in Moscow for 11 years. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon. The young lady was well and favorably known in a wide circle in and near Moscow. Her father, John F. Barnes, is with the Standard Lumber company.

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Cora--Miss Florence Kidwell was reminded that she was 17 years old Saturday evening [August 10] by the young folks gathering at her home.

Submitted: 01/19/06

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