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The Idaho Post
The Idaho Post
Contributed by Kathleen Peck Probasco

Date: March 18 1921

Newspaper published in: Moscow, Idaho

Source: University of Idaho Library

Death visited two Moscow homes Friday night [March 11] and took the mother from each. Mrs. Eggan, wife of James Eggan, well known Moscow photographer, died at a local hospital after a lingering illness, of accute gastritis. She had suffered for years, but at intervals and a few days ago was at home and apparently feeling better than usual. She was taken suddenly ill and returned to the hospital in which she had frequently been a patient, but her condition was not regarded by the family as serious until a short time before death came.

Mrs. Eggan was 49 years old and had lived in Moscow for nearly 15 years. She leaves, beside her husband and two daughters, who have the sympathy of all, a host of friends who had known her during her long stay in Moscow. The daughters are Etta, who is teaching in the Deary schools, and Dona, who is a student in the university. Mrs. Eggan has been "patient in long suffering" in the fullest sense of the term.

Mrs. G.G. Helfort died at her home 125 N. Asbury, Friday night [March 11]. She has been ill for some time, but her condition was not regarded as serious until very recently. The passing of Mrs. Helfort makes the third in this family to answer the summons in less than 15 months. Her husband, George G. Helfort died in Spokane December 30, 1919, and was buried in Moscow on January 20, 1920. Her daughter, Ida A. Helfort, died at Juliaetta January 20, 1920, and was buried here three days later. Mrs. Helfort will be laid to rest beside the bodies of her husband and daughter in the Moscow cemetery.

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Pine Grove--A boy arrived at Harley Felton's last Friday [March 11].

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Harvard--A baby girl arrived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, March 4th.

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Avon--Mrs. Swartz came home Saturday from Board's where she was two weeks. Mrs. Board has a new son, born March 8.

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Freeze--A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Will Nagle on March 11.

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Thorn Creek--Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Nichols were called to Lewiston Monday morning on account of the death of their sister-in-law, Mrs. Mark Nichols. Mrs. Mark Nichols, of Clarkston, died March 14, her death being due to pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Nichols were at Clarkston during the last illness of their sister-in-law.

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Blaine--Mrs. Sam Jenson, gave a birthday party at their home last Sunday [March 13], it being Mrs. Jenson's birthday. Those present were Mr. and Mrs. H. Narum, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mortenson, Mr. and Mrs. L. Lyon, Pete Christenson and Miss Bessie Olson. All spent a very pleasant day.

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Juliaetta--George (Grandpa) Lewis died Sunday morning [March 13] at 10:00 o'clock after a lingering illness of several years.

He leaves a wife and four children, all of whom were at his bedside as life departed from the body.

Mr. Lewis was nearing 90 years of age. He was well known here, having lived in Juliaetta for more than ten years.

The funeral services will be held Tuesday at ten o'clock from the Methodist church here and the remains will be laid in the local cemetery.

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Tuesday [March 15], Mr. and Mrs. Joe Sharp and Thelma Longmire entertained Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Jensen and Miss Mary at a sumptuous birthday dinner to celebrate Mr. Sharp's and Mary Jensen's birthday. In the afternoon Miss Jensen delighted everyone with a number of musical selections.

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Cards announcing the birth of a son, Jack Clinton [Bessee], to Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Bessee of St. Maries, March 13 were received in Moscow Wednesday. Mr. Bessee is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G.J. Bessee of Moscow.

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Mrs. J.H. Sinclair has written to friends from Palo Alto, Calif., that her mother, Mrs. Grant, died February 18th at Burns, Oregon. Mrs. Sinclair was at one time school superintendent of Latah county and taught for a number of years in the Moscow schools.

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Mrs. L.D. Arnold and Mrs. J.E. DePartee whose birthdays occurred Tuesday [March 15] celebrated by a union birthday dinner at the home of Mrs. Arnold. The dinner was a delightful one and included a delicious birthday cake including all the candles. A number of out of town guests were present, also a number of Moscow friends and relatives who wish these pioneer ladies many more such jolly birthdays.

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Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Hurley, of West Sixth street, are the proud parents of a baby girl born Wednesday night, March 16. This is their second daughter, their oldest being just 37 months old. Mr. and Mrs. Hurley came here last fall from Montana, having rented their farm there in order to spend a year in the Palouse country to see if they like it before they sell their Montana farm and come here to reside permanently. Mr. Hurley is employed temporarily on the university farm.

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Cards have been received announcing the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Howard Abling at Oakley, Idaho, February 20. Mr. and Mrs. Abling are former Moscow people having spent most of their lives here.

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Cupid's auditor, Harry Thatcher issued a marriage license to Frank N. Ebel of Moscow and Margaret Mattes of Baltimore, Maryland on Saturday afternoon and on Monday morning one to Clay B. Gusler and Hazel M. Roderick, both of Helmer.

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A son was born March 12 to Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Lane, on South Washington street.

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Word reached Moscow Sunday [March 13] that William Urquhart, formerly a well known citizen of Moscow, had died in California, and the body will be brought to Moscow for burial. No details of his death nor the date of the arrival of the body were received.

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Master Norman Fowler celebrated his fifth birthday by entertaining a group of little friends at a jolly birthday party, Monday afternoon at his home on Veatch and Harrison streets. The little men enjoyed games, plays and a fine luncheon with a big five-candle cake.

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George W. Case, aged 95, the oldest resident of St. John, Whitman county, has died.

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Rock Creek Springs--Thursday evening [March 17] there was a birthday party at the home of Joseph Srnec, in honor of Mr. Srnec. There were twenty-two guests. The evening was spent playing old time games until twelve o'clock. Then a Minnehaha cake was presented six layers high and sixteen inches in diameter, surrounded and covered with 57 candles. Besides the birthday cake there were several other cakes, sandwiches, pickles and coffee served. Mr. Srnec said the only fault he had to find with the birthday cake was it had too many candles, the number of candles being the number of years of Mr. Srnec's age.

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Rock Creek Springs: There was a surprise party held at Albert Barnes' March 2 in honor of their oldest son, Vernon [Barnes], it being his 15th birthday. There were 20 young people present, and all report a very enjoyable time, and a bounteous supper.

Submitted: 01/29/09 (Edited 01/29/09)

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