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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: April 4 1919

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Andrew Baxter, a pioneer farmer residing six miles northeast of Moscow across the line in Washington, died yesterday morning at 11:15, death being due to a stroke of appoplexy. The funeral will be held from the Catholic church in Moscow at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, Rev. Father Pecoul officiating, and interment will take place in the Catholic cemetery.

Mr. Baxter is a native of Massachusetts, where he was born at Lowell, July 21, 1854. He came to this locality in 1878 and homesteaded the farm on which he died. He resided on this farm continuously since coming west, with the exception of two years which he spent in Seattle. A widow, five sons and one daughter survive, the children being all grown. He also leaves two sisters in Boston.

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In the district court an action for divorce has been filed by Bange Dyer against Stella Dyer, charging cruel and inhuman treatment.

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Mrs. W.E. Wallace has just received word of the death of her nephew, Henry Clay, Jr., at Cobens, of pneumonia. Mr. Clay was a major in aviation and had been overseas since last August. He was an American ace, having downed eight German airplanes, and was on his way home when taken ill. He will be remembered by many Moscow friends, as he visited here with his mother when a mere lad.

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Born yesterday [March 31] to Mr. and Mrs. Downing, at Gritman's hospital, a daughter. Mrs. Downing is a daughter of Mrs. Florence Hupp.

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Born Saturday [March 29], to Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Thompson, a son.

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Born, to Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Erickson, today [April 2], a daughter.

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Born, to Mr. and Mrs. John Hill of North Washington street, a daughter, on March 30th.

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Mrs. L.A. Torsen returned yesterday [April 2] from Spokane, where she went to attend the funeral of Rev. Ulvestad, who was a cousin of Mr. Torsen. Rev. Ulvestad, who was four years president of the Spokane College and known by a number of Moscow people, died of meningitis.

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A marriage license was issued today [April 3] by Auditor Homer E. Estes, to Elwood Hicks of Valier, Mont., and Ethel Graff of Garfield, Wash.

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Mrs. Walter J. Keiser, formerly Miss Eveline Hasseltine of this city, died in Spokane Sunday [March 23], following a brief illness, and was buried in Greenwood cemetery Wednesday. The funeral, which was held from Turnbull's was conducted by the Rev. Fred A. Flora, of Moscow.

Eveline Hasseltine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barney Hasseltine, was born in Moscow January 8, 1898, and died March 23, 1919. She united with the Christian church in early life and later associated herself with the Church of the Brethren, of which organization she remained a member until her death. She was united in marriage August 25, 1918, with Walter J. Keiser, who survives her, together with a step-son, Raymond Keiser. She is also survived by her parents, one sister, Mrs. Thona Craig of Buckley, Wash., and three brothers, Roger, Otis and Albert Hasseltine, all of Spokane.

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Spokane--Pauline Kvern, a Davenport hotel waitress, aged 20, died in the municipal emergency hospital here early yesterday an hour and a half after she had been thrown from a speeding automobile when it collided with a telephone pole. Her three companions, two young men and a young woman, are being held by the police.

Two more persons, R.H. Cooper and Nathan Lewis, were taken into custody in the afternoon charged with having had liquor in their possession Wednesday night. Murray Newton, driver of the car, is held by the police pending the outcome of the coroner's inquest. Christ Johnson also is held and the police said he would be charged with violating the liquor law, and Georgia Newton, who was in the automobile with the Kvern girl, Newton and Johnson, is held as a witness. Cooper and Lewis had left the party before the accident occurred.

"It was a case of liquor and gasoline not mixing," said Sergeant Hogan. "The party started about 9:30 o'clock last night at the Silver Grill, where Johnson, Newton, Pauline Kvern, Georgia Newton, Rosine Kvern, the death girl's sister, Nathan Lewis and a Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Cooper danced and according to their own confession each had several drinks of whiskey. From the grill, the party went to the Cooper residence, where there was more dancing and more whiskey was drunk.

"Leaving the Cooper home Nathan Lewis and Rosine Kvern were dropped at the St. Clair hotel on Howard street, where the Kvern girls had a room. The remaining four started for Hillyard, where all but the dead girl lived."

The car, a seven-passenger Buick, struck a pole on the south side of Illinois avenue when going at a high rate of speed, according to the police. Miss Kvern was hurled from the machine, her head striking the pavement and then a street railway rail.

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Sunday [March 30], Miss Mabel Swanson and Mr. Delano Nichols of the Clinton neighborhood were united in marriage at Lewiston. Miss Evalda Swanson, sister of the bride, and Wm. Clyde acted as witness. They will make their home on the groom's farm, 10 miles south of Moscow. Mr. Nichols is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Nichols of Thorn Creek.

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Marriage license: Paschel Gaines, Pullman, and Blanche Henry, Pullman.

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Princeton--Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Florence Hannah, Friday. She was a daughter of Mrs. W. Costigan of Moscow. Interment was in the Mendenhall cemetery.

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Cora--The bride and groom, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Griner, have taken up their abode on the farm of Mr. Griner's grandfather, Mr. Brown, who, with Grandma, will go to Kansas for a long visit immediately.

Submitted: 02/19/06

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