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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: May 30 1919

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Word has been received of the death of Chas. A. Davis at Pasco, Wash. Mr. Davis was a pioneer of Latah county, having homesteaded on Texas ridge in 1886. He lived one mile north of Moscow for the past seven years until he went to the Walla Walla country a year ago in hopes of improving in health.

Mr. Davis was born 54 years ago in Hancock county, Illinois. Of a family of ten children, he was the first to be taken by the grim reaper.

He leaves a wife and two daughters, Sarah and Katie; an aged mother of 78 years, Mrs. Sarah R. Davis of Moscow; four sisters and five brothers, Mrs. Chris Anderson, Elmer Davis and S.P. Davis of Moscow; Mrs. I.B. Ricketts of Spokane; Mrs. J. Anderson of Walla Walla; Mrs. L. Carmean of California; Frank C. Davis of Deary; T. Bridges Davis of Chicago, and Perry Davis of Seattle.

The funeral and burial occurred at Pasco, Wash., at 2 o'clock, May 27, 1919.

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Captain Edward Smith passed away at the National Soldiers' home in California, Friday, May 23, after an illness of several months.

Captain Smith is the son of Mrs. Lindol Smith of Moscow and lived his boyhood days in this city. He was a graduate of the University of Idaho and served in the army during the war in the Philippines, having enlisted with the volunteer cadet company from the University.

He leaves, besides his mother, a sister, Mrs. J.W. Lieuallen, and two brothers, Bert and Leo Smith. The burial will occur in Moscow. [See below.]

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Born, on May 22, a son, to Prof. and Mrs. H.T. Lewis.

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Born, May 20, an 11-pound son, to Mr. and Mrs. Homer David.

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Mrs. Frank Stevens gave a birthday dinner, Friday, May 23, in honor of her mother, Mrs. Ben Hadsell, and her grand daughter, Nellie Halverson, 13 guests being present. The out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ira Woodhurst of Pullman and Mrs. Ara Woodhurst and son, Ara Junior, of Plaza, Wash. The guests of honor received many pretty gifts, one being a beautiful bouquet of wild flowers form Harrison, Idaho, sent to Mrs. Hadsell by her niece, Mrs. Claude Burton.

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The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Samms of Spokane was buried last evening [May 23] in Moscow at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Samms was formerly Miss Lillian Carithers of Moscow.

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Born, Thursday, May 22, a nine-pound son to Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Town, northeast of Moscow.

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Word has been received that the nine-year-old son, Bobbie [Peavey], of Mrs. Emma Peavey, was killed in an automobile accident at their home in Twin Falls. Mrs. Peavey is the daughter of L.K. Strong, who formerly lived in Moscow.

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Mrs. P.P. Peterson left for Preston, Idaho, this morning [May 26] called by the sudden death of her father.

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Born to Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Martin Sunday, May 25, an eight and one-half pound daughter.

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The funeral services of Captain Edward Smith will occur Friday evening [May 30] at 7:30 if the remains arrive from California in time, if not at 7:30 Saturday evening. [See below.]

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A marriage license was issued today [May 28] to John Albin Berglund of Moscow and Ellen Amanda Westberg of Troy.

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Dean Hamilton of the Baptist church performed the ceremony uniting in marriage today [May 28] at 11 o'clock, George D. Miles of Moscow and Beulah Van Hook of Spokane. Mr. Miles is working on highway district No. 2, and they will make their home in Moscow.

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Frank Rogers, the man who recently broke the box at the postoffice, was examined today [May 28] before Judge Nelson of the probate court and adjudged insane. He was taken to Orofino.

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The funeral services of Captain Edward Smith will be held Saturday evening [May 31] at 7:30 at Grice's undertaking parlors.

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In the probate court a petition was filed today for the appointment of John Nisbet as administrator of the estate of Mrs. Johana Walby, deceased. The estate consists of real and personal property.

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G.B. Vickery, who has lived in Moscow over 20 years, died this morning at 10:30 at his home on North Jefferson, after a lingering illness. Mr. Vickery was born March 4, 1841, in Illinois.

He leaves a wife, who is 85 years of age and two children, Mrs. W.F. Ward of Moscow and Bert Vickery of Washtucna, Wash.

Mr. Vickery was a veteran of the Civil War, having made the famous march with Sherman.

The funeral services will be announced later.

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Princeton--Jene Cochran and Miss Edna Bunny surprised their friends Wednesday by going to Moscow and getting married. They will make their home on his mother's farm.

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Princeton--Mrs. C.P. Howell received word from Great Falls, Mont., that her son, Fred Turnbow, died the 10th of May.

Submitted: 02/26/06

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