The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: February 11 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Without any warning Amos K. Biddison, a pioneer of Latah county, dropped dead at 719 South Main street Tuesday evening [February 8]. He came here recently from Clarkston, where he had been living for some time, because he believed the altitude there too low for him. He had planned to move here but his family were at Clarkston. Heart trouble is given as the cause of his death.

Mr. Biddison was born September 18, 1852 and came to Latah county in 1883. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Nevada L. Biddison, four sons and a daughter. The sons are C.S., E.F. and Lewis, of Clarkston; and N.A. Biddison, of Oakland, California. His daughter is Miss Olive Biddison. Mr. Biddison was a charter member of Paradise Lodge No. 17 A.F.&A.M., of Moscow and the pall bearers will be members of that lodge. They are: Fred Zumhoff, R.B. Ward, J.S. Heckathorn, J.R. Collins, John Woody and Homer David.

The funeral was held from Grice's Chapel at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. H.O. Perry conducting it. Interment was made in Moscow cemetery.


Mrs. A.A. Powell, who, with her husband and family, lives near the cemetery southeast of Moscow, met with an agreeable surprise last Saturday. She was trading at the Farmers' Store when a strange woman approached and addressed her. The woman asked "Don't you know me?" and Mrs. Powell answered that she did not. The woman then disclosed her identity. She is Mrs. Gunderson, a sister of Mrs. Powell, and they had not met for 42 years. The meeting was a complete surprise to Mrs. Powell. The sister had come all the way from Minnesota to visit Mrs. Powell but had not informed her sister of her intended visit. Sunday the Powell family, which came here last year from Montana, had a reunion of former Montana friends at their home east of town to meet Mrs. Gunderson, and a very enjoyable time was had by those present.


Orchard Avenue--There was a jolly gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bumgarner one evening recently. The occasion was the birthday anniversary of Mrs. Bumgarner and the event was in the nature of a surplus [sic], but none the less enjoyable. The hostess, though past the zenith of life's journey, bids fair to live many years more to mingle among her children and grandchildren to cheer them on their ways, and such is the wish of all her friends.


Bethel--Born, to Mr. and Mrs. Dud Driscoll, a son.


Bethel--Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Benscoter are rejoicing over the arrival of a son.


At the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.A. Rogers on S. Lilly street, was quietly solemnized the wedding of Chester Dicus of Prescott, Wash., and Miss Ida Rogers of Moscow, Wednesday evening [February 9] at 7 o'clock. The impressive ring ceremony was used while Miss Floy McCoy played the wedding march. The decorations were in white and pink tastily carried out in a large white wedding bell and bouquets of carnations. There were only the immediate relatives and neighbors and ministers family present about twenty-five in number. Dr. H.O. Perry officiated. The happy couple were recipients of many beautiful and useful presents.

The out of town guests were Ralph Dicus, brother of the groom; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Wallam of Lewiston, aunt and uncle of Mr. Dicus; and Ernest McMillin of Kamiah, Idaho.

Dainty refreshments were served after which the company spent an enjoyable evening with music and conversation.

Mr. Dicus is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Dicus of Prescott, Wash., and is a popular and highly esteemed young man of that section. Miss Rogers has been a successful and favorably known teacher in Idaho for the past four years.

Their home will be at Prescott, Wash. Their friends here wish them much joy.


Mrs. C.A. Tenwick celebrated her birthday Thursday [February 10] at her home on Spotswood street by giving a jolly dinner to a number of friends. The invited guests were Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Peterson, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Olson, Mr. Walter Johnson, Misses Milma and Lillian Olson, Wilma and Irene Peterson and Masters Leonard and Glenn Peterson.


Married, Sunday morning, February 6, at the manse, Wesley Melvin and Verla Howry, both of Moscow, the Rev. Wayne S. Snoddy officiating. The young couple will live in Moscow.


Dean and Mrs. J.G. Eldridge entertained at a very unique and happy quadruple birthday dinner on Sunday [February 6] at their home on Elm street, it was to commemorate the birth of the four guests of honor: Ethel Nelson, Gertrude Christian, Earl Christenson and Robert Eldridge. The rooms and table were beautifully decorated and the sumptuous repast was much enjoyed by all.

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