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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: September 13 1918

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

William S. Maguire died at his home five miles northeast of Moscow, on Monday, September 9, after having been an invalid for more than two years.

William S. Maguire was born in New York City, December 17, 1843, and was thus almost 75 years of age at the time of his death. He was married in Nebraska in 1886 to Miss Ophelia Wilson and he and his bride, with several companions, started across the plains with horse and wagon to their new home in Idaho. On the way they were joined by two other parties of immigrants, and more than three months was spent on the road. Mr. and Mrs. Maguire located on the homestead near Moscow, where they have since lived, and where Mr. Maguire passed away.

The wife and two children survive the husband and father. The children are Edwin Maguire, who lives on the old homestead, and Mrs. Virgil Sudderth, who also lives near Moscow. The deceased leaves five brothers, three of whom were present at his death and at the funeral. The brothers are James and John Maguire of Moscow, George W. of Kamiah, Idaho, and one brother in Ohio and one in Colorado. Relatives from a distance who attended the funeral which was held Wednesday afternoon from the Christian Science chapel were Mrs. Lizzie Renfrow and E.W. Wilson, of Santa, Idaho.

Many of the neighbors and old-time friends of the deceased were present at the funeral, showing the high esteem in which he was held.

Mr. Maguire and his faithful life companion have gained many friends in and around Moscow during the long term of years spent here, by their quiet and kindly dispositions and their eagerness to be of use to others in the community.

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On Sunday [September 8] Miss Cecil Romana Buffington was married to George Frederick Robertson by Rev. W.H. Bridge in St. Mark's church. Mr. Robertson is in training at the university camp. Both parties are from Glenn's ferry.

On Monday Mr. Bridge performed the ceremony for Fred Buckley and Eva Thayer of Princeton. The couple will reside at Princeton.

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Dr. and Mrs. T.A. Ball of Pullman are the proud parents of an 11 pound baby boy, born Tuesday [September 10]. Mrs. Ball is the daughter of Mr. J.E. Nessly, editor of The Star-Mirror.

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Lemuel Hunt, who has been in the navy for nearly a year, and has spent some time in England and Scotland, returned to Moscow Tuesday night with a bride, who was Miss Rosa Townsend, of Moscow. They were married in Spokane and came down to Moscow Tuesday evening, going directly to the home of Mr. Hunt's parents, at the foot of Moscow mountain, where they were chariveried by the young people of the neighborhood that night. Mr. Hunt only has a short leave of absence and will return to his ship within two or three weeks. The bride has been attending school at Nampa.

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The inventory of the property of the late Bayard T. Byrns has been filed in the probate court and according to the appraisement totals $169,739.04. The estate consists of real property valued at $86,250, personal property valued at $4,420, Liberty bonds, contracts and mortgages valued at $79,069,04. The appraisers of the property of the estate were E.J. Armbruster, Fred Veatch and T.A. Meeker.

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Born, to Mr. and Mrs. George Gormanson, a son. All are doing nicely.

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Mrs. Addie Perry has received word that her nephew, Marion Fuller, has been missing in action since July 13. Marion Fuller was a former Moscow boy, living here for many years. He was with the 161st infantry C.B., with the Washington boys.

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The social held at the home of Mrs. O.W. Beardsley in honor of the 80th birthday of her mother, Mrs. Sarah Estes, was of unusual interest to the 47 present. Those of the Women's Union who assisted Mrs. Beardsley were Mesdames Arnold, Neeley, F. Wade, Williams and T.E. Wade. A good program, followed by singing of America, was rendered and excellent refreshments were served in a very attractive and patriotic manner.

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Monday afternoon [September 9] Roy McIntuff, of Johnson, and Miss Maye McGhee, of Pullman, Wash., were married at the Baptist parsonage by the pastor, Dean Hamilton. Mr. and Mrs. McIntuff are to make their home in Pullman.

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Mrs. J.G. Eldridge has received word of the death of her father, Dr. E.J. Walker, of Newhaven, Conn., at noon today [September 9]. Dr. and Mrs. Walker visited the Eldridge family in the summer of 1914 and they will be remembered by many Moscow people.

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A quiet little wedding occurred at the Baptist parsonage Saturday evening [September 7] when Mary Rush of Moscow became the bride of Charles W. Payne of Troy. Dean Hamilton, pastor of the church, officiated.

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Wayne Keeney and Miss Mildred Porter, both of Potlatch, Idaho, were married by Judge Adrian Nelson in the office of the probate court this morning. The happy couple will make their home on Mr. Keeney's farm near Potlatch.

Submitted: 01/20/06

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