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Biography of John C. Callahan

In any community, east or west, the man who is for any considerable time kept in public office is one who has proven himself zealous and efficient in the discharge of duties devolving upon him in official position. It is the old story, many times repeated, of “faithfulness in small things.” These reflections have been encouraged by contemplation of the successful career of one of the prominent officials of Kootenai County and the first judicial district of Idaho. John C. Callahan was born in Massachusetts, January 28, 1859, a son of John and Hannah (Tuohey) Callahan, natives of Ireland, who came to the United States, he at twenty-one, she at seven, and were married in Massachusetts and lived there until 1861, when they removed to Iowa. There they remained for thirty years. Mr. Callahan received a common-school education in Iowa, and in 1881 engaged in the hotel business in that state. He continued it in Minnesota and in Montana, where he lived for seven years. In 1891 he came to Bonner’s Ferry, Idaho, bringing with him his wife and son. He was employed in different ways until 1896, by which time he had become so well known and popular as a citizen that he was elected assessor and collector of taxes of Kootenai county, on the silver Republican ticket, by a majority of eighty-two, and in 1898, upon a Democratic, silver Republican, Populist fusion ticket, he was elected clerk of the district court of the first judicial district of Idaho, by a majority of four hundred and eighty. Until 1896 he was a Republican “of the straight sect,” but...

Metz, Janice M. – Obituary

Formerly of North Powder 1934-2007 Janice Marie (Christman) Metz, 73, of Troy, Mont., and formerly of North Powder, died Aug. 29 of congestive heart failure at the Libby Care Center in Libby, Mont. A memorial service is planned for Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Methodist church in North Powder, followed by a graveside service at the North Powder Cemetery. Janice was born on May 15, 1934, in Halfway, to Calvin and Helen Christman. She grew up in the North Powder area and graduated as salutatorian of the North Powder High School Class of 1952. From an early age, Janice was an accomplished pianist and organist and often played during Sunday worship services at local churches. She earned college scholarships to Oregon State University and was a member of the Azalea House. Janice attended Eastern Oregon University, and earned a degree in elementary education from the University of Idaho in Moscow. On Jan. 23, 1957, Janice married August “Gus” G. Metz Jr., in Stevenson, Wash. They had seven children. The family moved to northern Idaho, where Janice was an elementary school teacher for the Bonners Ferry School District. She taught in the Umatilla School District for several years. Some of her former pupils maintained contact with her until her death. Janice retired after more than 20 years of teaching and managed property in Portland with her husband. They enjoyed collecting antiques. She moved to a hilltop ranch in northwestern Montana, where she enjoyed gardening, landscaping and spending time with her grandchildren. Janice is survived by her former spouse and long-time companion, Gus; children, Kathy Meyer of Toledo, August G....

Bruhn, George Clifford, Sr. – Obituary

George Clifford Bruhn Sr., 74, of Baker City, died Oct. 5, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. His graveside service was Saturday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Truscott Irby of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, No. 3048, officiated. The Oregon Army National Guard presented military rites in his honor. George was born on July 1, 1931, at Sandpoint, Idaho, to Ted and Eva Bruhn. He was raised and educated at Sandpoint and Naples, Idaho. George joined the U.S. Marines in 1950 and served during the Korean and Vietnam wars. He attained the rank of sergeant E5. George served his country for 16 years and was honorably discharged in 1966. On April 2, 1957, he married Clintina V. Cross at Naples, Idaho. He worked in a variety of jobs in his lifetime and then found the love of the woods and worked as a logger for many years. George enjoyed many things in his life before and after retiring in 1993. He especially enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, camping and spending time with family and grandchildren. He was a proud papa. George loved his family dearly and wanted the best for them. He will be fondly remembered by family and friends, most especially for his great smile and joking personality. He will be truly missed. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Tina; daughter, Marla, and her husband, Casey Anderson, of Halfway; son, George Bruhn Jr., and his wife, Peggy, of Baker City; daughter, Jennifer Steele of Baker City; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson; a sister, Pearl Hoffine of Easton, Wash.; brother, Gary Bruhn of Spokane, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews, other...

Kiilsgaard, Marco – Obituary

Marco Kiilsgaard, 84, died April 12, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Care Center after a long illness. Her memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Monday at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2625 Hughes Lane. Bishop David Richards will preside and Dick Hindman will conduct the service. Marco was born on Oct. 13, 1920, at Rockland, Idaho, to Chris and Martha Hunsaker Kiilsgaard. She was their second child. She attended elementary school at Inkom, Idaho, but the family moved north to Bonners Ferry, Idaho, when Marco was in junior high school. After high school, she attended Lewiston Normal School at Lewiston, Idaho. She began teaching at Bonners Ferry, Idaho. She later received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho at Moscow. She taught at Marysville, Wash., and Kodiak and Fairbanks, Alaska, before going to work for the Department of Defense teaching dependents of U.S. Air Force personnel. She taught in Germany, Morocco, the Philippines, Japan and Korea and spent most of her time on Okinawa. For a time she worked for the American Red Cross in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. At that time she returned to college and received a master’s degree in occupational therapy. Soon after that she returned to teaching on Okinawa. She retired from teaching and moved to Las Vegas, Nev., in 1985. After an illness, she moved to Baker City in December 1993. Her true love was to travel and fortunately, she was able to see most of the world. She said she had the perfect life for a single person. Survivors include her brothers and sisters, Thor Kiilsgaard and his...

Boundary County, Idaho Census Records

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Boundary County, Idaho Cemetery Records

Idaho Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Idaho county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Boundary County Cemetery Records Hosted at Boundary County Idaho USGenWeb Grand View Cemetery Atkins Family Cemetery McArthur Cemetery Moravia Cemetery Paradise Valley Cemetery Parker Family Cemetery Copeland Cemetery Kootenai Indian Mission Porthill Cemetery Leonia Cemetery (Ghost Town) (Also known as Boulder Creek Cemetery) School Ground Burials Unknown Location Boundary County Cemetery Records Hosted at USGenWeb Idaho Archives Boundary County, Idaho Cemeteries...

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