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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 28 1919

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

The will of Jonathan C. Oylear, a resident of Idaho for 40 years, was filed in the probate court today. The property is valued at $17,000 and consists principally of a valuable farm on Little Potlatch. After a number of small bequests the home and various other property goes to Mary Alice Oylear, his wife.

The will is dated November 25, 1914, and is witnessed by J.H. Forney and Bessie Walters. James J. Keane is the executor named in the will. Mr. Forney represents the estate in the probate proceedings.


Miss Ruth Broman and E.V. Ellington, both of Moscow, were married at St. Paul, Minn., Wednesday morning [February 26] and left Thursday morning for Chicago. The bride is well known in Moscow where she was county treasurer for the past 10 years. She refused to be a candidate for reelection last fall but only a few of her most intimate friends knew that the reason was that she was to be married.

Professor Ellington is also well known here having been at the head of the dairy department of the University of Idaho for many years and only gave up the work when called by the federal department of agriculture to take charge of the dairy division for that department in the central states. His headquarters are Washington, D.C., but his work is in the central states and he and Mrs. Ellington will spend much of the time traveling during the next year.

Their engagement was known only to a few of their most intimate friends. Professor Ellington left for the middle west some time ago and Miss Broman left a few days ago for St. Paul, where the wedding was scheduled to take place. A telegram received by A.H. Oversmith this morning, said: "We were married at the Central Presbyterian church Wednesday morning. Leave for Chicago Thursday. Signed, Ruth and Ed."


In the probate court Judge Nelson appointed Julia R. Brocke as administratrix of the estate of her deceased husband, Frank N. Brocke, who succumbed to influenza. The real estate consists of an 80-acre farm near Kendrick.

Sarah A. Draper has petitioned the probate court to appoint John Nisbet as administrator of the estate of Wm. R. Draper, deceased, who lived near Garfield and owned real estate in Latah county valued at $7500.


A suit for divorce is filed in district court by Leta Pearl Stall, plaintiff, against Cleve Stall, defendant. They were married in Garfield in 1912 and have one minor child, a son, five years of age for whom the mother asks the care. The complaint given is cruel treatment and non-support.


Potlatch--Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Ainsworth of Chippewa Falls, Wis., were presented yesterday with a fine son, Allison Laird [Ainsworth], born at the Bovill hospital, Bovill, Idaho. Mrs. Ainsworth was formerly Elizabeth Laird, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Laird, general manager of the Potlatch Lumber company. Mr. Ainsworth arrived in New York Sunday on the U.S.S. Pueblo from Brest having been with company 1211 LeMans Casuals and is now at Camp Merritt, N.J. awaiting discharge.


Potlatch--Mr. and Mrs. George Fulton are also the parents of a baby boy, Carl Eloff [Fulton], which arrived yesterday. Mr. Fulton is woods auditor for the Potlatch Lumber company.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. O.G. Brackert of Colfax, a daughter, February 12. Mr. Brackert is proprietor of the variety store in Moscow.


Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hayes, a son, February 20, at Gritman's hospital. Mr. Hayes is roadmaster on the Northern Pacific.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. I.R. Jensen, a daughter, February 23. Mrs. Jensen was formerly Miss Lucile Warren and is at present visiting her mother, Mrs. Jessie Warren. Mr. Jensen is working for the government in the capacity of forest ranger in Montana.


Little Margaret Shepperd entertained a number of her little friends at a birthday party last Sunday [February 23], at the home of her grand mother, Mrs. W.H. Hill, celebrating her fourth birthday. Valentine decorations were used and cake and ice cream were served the little folks.


Born, in Moscow, February 23, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. E.A. Birchmier of Deary.


Washington--The soldiers of Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D.C., are issuing a paper entitled, "The Come Back," devoted to the interests especially of boys from over there and those who wanted to go over there.

A feature of the publication is its column called "The Port of Missing Men." This portion of the paper is devoted to publicity of names, description of service, etc., of men who have vanished without any trace being left touching their whereabouts, and already it is leading to information concerning men who have been lost to their relatives and friends.

Congressman French has listed with the Port of Missing Men the name of Private Ira Archie Hawley, and has asked that he be notified by any soldier who may know of this young man.

This is the strangest of strange cases that Mr. French has been called upon to assist and he has written many letters upon the case to various branches of the military service in the United States and overseas and to the Red Cross in endeavoring to find some information that would solve the mystery.

Private Hawley has been missing since May, 1918. Mr. French found that he had apparently been transferred from Company C, 162d Infantry, to Company B, 28th Infantry, as late as August, 1918, but no further record can be found. Company commanders, Red Cross organizations, are all helpless in the matter.

Congressman French understands that there are still many prisoners held in remote places in Germany and it is possible that Hawley may be among them. At any rate, it is most desirable that the matter be straightened out.

Private Hawley was a student at the University of Idaho, was married not long before the commencement of the war, and is a young man of such character and worth as to interest the people of Moscow tremendously in his fate.


Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin F. Lewis of Moscow spent Sunday and Monday at the J.L. Marnock home. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis were married in Moscow, February 11. Mrs. Lewis was formerly Miss Irene Settles of this city, a daughter of Mrs. R.E. Clouse. Mr. Lewis received his discharge a few weeks ago from the army. The couple will probably make their home on a farm near Spokane. --Palouse Republic

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