The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: December 10 1920

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Word came to Moscow Thursday morning [December 9] that L.B. Cottingham, traveling salesman for the McClintock-Trunkey Company, of Spokane, was found dead in his bed in the hotel there. He had died some time during Wednesday night. Coroner Grice went to Troy to investigate. Mr. Cottingham was well known throughout the Inland Empire, having "made" this territory since before the railroads.

Mr. Cottingham leaves a family in Spokane. His death is believed to have been due to heart failure. Coroner Grice, upon his return to Moscow, stated that Mr. Cottingham died of heart failure during the night. He was 52 years old. He stopped at the hotel in Troy last night and left a call for 7 o'clock this morning, intending to drive to Deary. Failing to answer after being called several times, a ladder was secured and entrance gained through his window. He had been dead several hours and had evidently died without a struggle. No inquest was held. The body will be sent to Spokane.

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Another pioneer of Moscow, Edward M. Carson, was called home Wednesday evening [December 8], at the advanced age of 84 years. He lived in and near Moscow for more than 30 years. Mr. Carson leaves his widow and three daughters. They are Mrs. H.W. Mallory, of Moscow; Mrs. A.B. Towne, of Spokane; and Mrs. William Berry, living in California.

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Troy--The twenty-fifth wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. H. Erickson was observed at their home on American Ridge, Wednesday of last week [December 1]. The occasion took the form of a surprise, their neighborhood friends coming in with lunch baskets well filled with edibles, and a pleasant day was enjoyed by all.

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Thorn Creek--A sumptuous dinner was served at the Frank Scharbach home Sunday [December 5]. The event being Mr. Scharbach's birthday.

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Genesee--Mrs. D. Scharnhorst, a pioneer of Idaho, mother of five children, who with the husband survive her, died Sunday, November 28th, at the family home at Genesee of typhoid pneumonia. Besides the five children of the deceased: Miss Anna, Mesdames Hattie Koster, Emma Bauch, and Frieda Rosenau and Louis Scharnhorst, there were seven grandchildren.

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There was a big attendance at the memorial services held by Moscow lodge No. 249, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, in the temple Sunday afternoon. . . . The members who have "crossed the great divide" during the past year are Frank W. Beaty, John H. Rich, J.F. Billups, James W. Canham and William Chambers.

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A pleasant surprise was tendered Judge and Mrs. Adrian Nelson at their home, 938 E. Sixth Wednesday night, last week [December 1], when the home was invaded by more than 60 relatives and friends, who brought their lunch baskets and announced that they had come to join with the family in celebrating the 20th wedding anniversary of Judge and Mrs. Nelson. The surprise was a complete one. The family had finished the evening meal and were sitting in the living room when the guests arrived. The evening was pleasantly spent with conversation, games and music and the guests departed at a late hour, wishing the happy couple many more anniversaries. After their departure a package left at the Nelson residence was opened and found to contain a double dinner set of chinaware, there being two complete sets.

Adrian Nelson, who graduated with the second class from the University of Idaho, and Miss Johnson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Johnson, pioneers of Latah county, were married at Washington, D.C., on December 1, 1900. Mr. Nelson was then employed in the census department at Washington. Later he returned to Moscow and became deputy county clerk and this office was consolidated with the probate judgeship, and he has held both positions now for several years.

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W.H. Glidden left for Iowa to attend the funeral of his father, C.C. Glidden who died in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Glidden lived in Moscow many years ago.

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Jess Lamb returned last week from Prosser to where he was called several days ago on account of the death and burial of a relative, Joe Fleischman.

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Roy Leitch and Roy Handlin celebrated their twenty-second birthday at a jolly birthday dinner on Friday evening [December 3] at the home of Dr. and Mrs. F.M. Leitch. Covers were laid for 13.

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Mrs. Homer Estes and Mrs. John Nesbit celebrated their birthday at a Thanksgiving birthday dinner at the Estes home on Thanksgiving day, the guests being the members of the two families.

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Marriage licenses have been issued to Orbal D. Hodge, aged 20, and Miss Frances E. Rohn, aged 17, both of Palouse, Washington; Ervin T. Harrison, aged 24, of Potlatch, and Dora E. Libey, aged 21, of Viola; and Ernest Hull, 29, and Lenna Libey, 20, both of Viola. The first bride mentioned is not of legal age but her mother, Mrs. Fred Rohn, accompanied her and gave consent in writing to her daughter's marriage.

Marriage License: Harry W. Higgins, Chelan, Wash., and Elsa N. Voss, Palouse.

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Mrs.E.R. Headley's Sunday school class has the unique distinction of having five pair [of] twins among the children of the 48 women enrolled in the class. They are as follows:

Mrs. H.C. Folkin, two boys, Lloyd and Floyd [Folkin], 9 years old in June; Mrs. E.C. Hyer, a girl and a boy, Dorris and Donald [Hyer], 7 years old in February; Mrs. J.H. Hill, two boys, Wayne and Wynne [Hill], 6 years old in July; Mrs. J.P. Wedin, two boys, Roy and Ray [Wedin], 4 years old December 18th; and Mrs. Wayne Reid, two girls, Carma and Carold [Reid], 3 years old Christmas eve.

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Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Scott celebrated their fortieth wedding anniversary on Thanksgiving day with a sumptuous turkey dinner at two o'clock. The guests were Mr. and Mrs. R.L. Scott and family, Mr. and Mrs. Swanson of Pullman (parents of Mrs. R.L. Scott) and Dr. and Mrs. H.O. Perry and Misses Gladys and Mildred Perry. Miss Ruth Scott was home for the event. Brother and Sister Scott have one of the ideal Christian homes in Moscow. The Moscow Methodist extends to them heart-felt congratulations.

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Herman Wilson, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman N. Wilson, of 214 N. Yolk [sic--should be Polk] street, celebrated his sixth birthday Friday [December 3] at the home of his parents. He had as guests, 18 children of about his own age and the afternoon was pleasantly spent with games, after which Mrs. Wilson served dainty refreshments. Herman received many presents. A coincidence is that the little fellow's birthday is also the birthday of his grandfather, M.E. Washburn, Mrs. Wilson's father. Mrs. H.H. Orland assisted Mrs. Wilson in serving the refreshments.

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