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Unknown Cemetery, Bannock County, Idaho

BARNES Adelia, b. 9 Dec. 1858, d. 21 July 1936, ae. 77 yrs., 7 mos., 12 days. Dau. of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis or Fanny Fitzjohn. Wife of Henry H. Wakley. Edmund W., b. 25 July 1883, d. 19 Nov. 1901, ae. 18 yrs. Son of Lorenzo Barnes and Sarah Ann Webb. Lorenzo, b. 1850, d. 1923, ae. 73 yrs. Son of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis Fitzjohn. Husband of Sarah Ann Webb. Thomas Moroni, b. 6 Jan. 1861, d. 6 Feb. 1940. Son of William Jeffry Barnes and Francis (Fanny) Fitzjohn. Husband of Sarah Hannah Ogden. Zina, b. 1902, d. 1918, ae. 16 yrs. Dau. of Lorenzo Barnes and Sarah Ann Webb. BLOXHAM Infant, b. 3 Feb. 1895, d. 3 Feb. 1895. Child of Rastus Bloxham and May Wakeley. Elmer, b. 28 Sept. 1898, d. 16 Nov. 1898, ae. 1 mo., 13 days. Son of Rastus Bloxham and May Wakley. Fredrick Charles, b. 30 Oct. 1905, d. 3 Jan. 1907, ae. 1 yr., 2 mos., 4 days. Son of Fredrick F. Bloxham and Esther Jane Davis. Fredrick F., b. 19 Sept. 1874, d. 20 Mar. 1951, ae. 86 yrs., 6 mos., 1 day. Son of Isaac Bloxham and Ann Barnes. Husband of Esther Jane Davis. Isaac William, b. 31 Jan. 1868, d. 8 July 1951, ae. 83 yrs., 5 mos., 7 days. Son of Isaac Bloxham and...

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Prominent Cities and Towns of the State

Boise, The Capital City The following descriptive article is an excerpt from the souvenir edition of the Boise Sentinel, issued in June 1897: So much has been said and written and sung of “Boise, the Beautiful,” that the task of saying any-thing new seems utterly hopeless; and of this there is little need. While those who have made their homes here from the beginning, and those who from year to year have come to stay, might naturally be expected to be most fervent in their praises, they have not always been the happiest in laying appropriate tributes before the shrine of the object of their love and admiration. Strangers and transient visitors have often been more fortunate in their offerings. Perhaps the first question that arises in the mind of a stranger in regard to this locality is why was it so named. After more than a third of a century has passed since the first human habitation was erected on the present site of the town, and after the story has been so often repeated in print, the inquiry continues to be daily made. Why Boise? Briefly, this is what the ancient chroniclers tell of the origin of the name: In the summer of 1834 a party of French Canadian voyagers, belonging to the expedition of Captain Bonneville (whose explorations and adventures were afterward immortalized by the pen...

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Bannock County, Idaho Census Records

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Biography of N. P. Nielson

N. P. Nielson, treasurer of Bannock County, and a pioneer grocer of Pocatello, is a native of Denmark, his birth having occurred in that country, September 17, 1852. He was the second in order of birth in a family of two sons and two daughters, whose parents were Peter and Mary (Henson) Nielson, also natives of the same country. The subject of this sketch came to America in 1868, and four years later the rest of the family also crossed the Atlantic, taking up their residence in Utah, where the father died at the age of sixty-four years, the mother passing away several years previously. The brother of our subject is also deceased, but the two sisters are still living. N. P. Nielson acquired his education in the schools of his native land, and after coming to the United States took up his residence in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he secured a position as clerk in the old Townsend House. Later he occupied a similar position in the Keeney House, in Ogden, Utah, and in 1880 he came to Blackfoot, Idaho, where he assisted in opening a hotel, also known as the Keeney House. There he remained until 1885, when he took up his residence in Pocatello. Here he served as clerk in the Pacific Hotel for a time, but was soon afterward elected constable of the town...

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Biographical Sketch of George N. Ifft

George N. Ifft, of the firm of Ifft & Wallin, proprietors and managers of the Pocatello Tribune, is a native of Butler County, Pennsylvania, born January 27, 1865. He began newspaper work, as a reporter, in Pittsburg, that state, and continued in that capacity and in various editorial relations in other cities, as Washington, D. C, Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City and San Francisco, until January 1, 1893, when he came to Idaho, locating at Pocatello, and since that time he has been connected with the Pocatello Tribune, as more fully described in our sketch of that paper. Mr. Ifft is a Republican, but is one of those who have always been firm believers in silver as advocated by the people of the west generally, and as such has taken an active part in the politics of the state. William Wallin is a practical, all around newspaper man, who came to Idaho in 1893, after a service extending over a number of years in various capacities on papers in Ogden and Salt Lake...

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Biography of John C. Millick

The large steam roller-process flouring mill at Blackfoot, Idaho, represents one of the prominent business interests of that city. It is the property of Mr. John C. Millick, and it is to give some account of Mr. Millick’s career that these paragraphs are presented. Mr. Millick is a very modest and unassumingman, but he is very busy and successful. He is of German descent and was born in Dodge County, Wisconsin, August 4, 1854, a son of Joseph Millick, who had come to that part of the country from Germany, accompanied by his wife and children. Joseph Millick died in Dodge county, Wisconsin, in 1876, aged seventy-eight years, his wife also having died there, in 1863. They had ten children, all but one of whom are living. Of these John C. was the seventh in order of birth, and he was only nine years old when his mother died. Though he began to earn his own living when he was thirteen, he found some time to attend such schools as existed in that part of Wisconsin at that time. When he was eighteen years old he went to northern Kansas, when he found employment as a farm hand and later farmed on his own account, on rented land. From Kansas he came, in 1880, to the Salmon River country, Idaho, then new and very sparsely populated. He hired out...

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Biography of James F. Kane

James F. Kane, the leading grocer of Pocatello, Idaho, was born at Joliet, Illinois, April 3, 1858, to Michael and Anna (Smith) Kane, natives of Ireland, who emigrated to Boston, Massachusetts, early in life and there met and married. At Joliet, Illinois, Michael Kane became a prosperous farmer, and for years he was foreman of the Illinois prison quarries. He is now, at the age of sixty-nine, a prominent farmer and stock-raiser of Nuckolls County, Nebraska. His wife died in her fiftieth year, in 1882. As is her husband, she was a devout member of the Catholic Church. They had eight children, of whom seven are living. James F. Kane was the fifth in order of birth. He was reared at Joliet and attended the public school and a private school of his church. He farmed three years in Nebraska and then lived for a time in Iowa, until he was offered a position as traveling salesman for a cigar factory, in New York City, of which one of his uncles was proprietor. He was successful in this work, and was called into the office and made assistant bookkeeper, a position which he retained until the death of his uncle necessitated the termination of the business. He was then chosen to settle up his uncle’s estate, which he did to the satisfaction of everyone concerned. In 1890 he came...

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Biography of George H. North

Among the worthy citizens that New York has furnished to the state of Idaho is George H. North, the well known clothing merchant of Pocatello, whose enterprising, progressive methods give character to the business life of the city, and whose reputation in commercial circles is unassailable. He was born in Springwater, Livingston County, of the Empire state, July 14, 1858, a son of C. S. and Elvira Thankful (Wetmore) North, who likewise were natives of the same county. The father successfully carried on farming there until his death, which occurred in the fifty-eighth year of his age, while his wife, who still survives, is now sixty-five years of age. They were the parents of five children, but only two are living at this writing, in the summer of 1899. George H. North, having obtained his preliminary education in the common school, supplemented it by a course in the Geneseo Western Seminary, in Syracuse, New York, where he was graduated with the class of 1876. He then worked on his father’s farm for a time, after which he started westward and accepted a clerkship with his uncle, Orland North, in Evanston Spring, Wyoming. He spent two years in that place and then began business on his own account in Shoshone, Idaho. Subsequently he came to Pocatello and, as a member of the firm of North & Church, established his present...

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Biography of Frank Sigel Dietrich

The day of the lawyer who depended upon inspiration, and whose chief preparation for forensic victory was the acquisition of alcoholic stimulants, is past. The lawyer of today depends not alone upon inspiration, but also upon hard work in preparing his cases for trial, and upon their careful presentation and handling in the courts. Usually he has to convince hard-headed business men of the merits of his case, which involves nothing of sentiment or of sensationalism and much of pecuniary interest and of commercial right and wrong, pure and simple. He goes before a judge and jury cool, collected, alert, bristling with business, equipped with a thorough knowledge of principles and decisions applicable to his case, ready for emergencies, and with the persuasive oratory of reason and precedent clearly expressed and logically arrayed, but having little need for mere theatrical display. Thus equipped, thus discharging his duty to his client, to the court, and to himself, he wins upon the law and the evidence, ably interpreting the one and bringing out the full force of the other. Such a modern, successful lawyer is the subject of this sketch, concerning whose life we have gathered the following facts. Frank Sigel Dietrich was born near Ottawa, Kansas, January 23, 1863, and came of German ancestry. Both his father and his mother were born near Frankfort, in Germany, where they spent the...

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Biography of Oscar B. Steely, M. D.

Oscar B. Steely, M. D., is a prominent resident and physician living at Pocatello, Idaho, and is surgeon of the Idaho and Montana division of the Oregon Short Line Railroad. Dr. Steely was born in Belleville, Pennsylvania, August 22, 1862, and is descended from English and German ancestry. His forefathers in both lines were among the early settlers of Pennsylvania, and his maternal grandfather (Baker) did patriotic service as a soldier in the Revolutionary war. His parents were William and Sarah (Baker) Steely, both natives of Pennsylvania. His father, who for many years was a successful dealer in meats, died at the age of seventy-six, in 1897. His wife died at the age of seventy-six, three days prior to the death of her husband. They lived happily as man and wife for forty-nine years and enjoyed in the highest sense the respect of all who knew them. They had eight children, four of whom are living and of whom Dr. Oscar B. Steely was the youngest born. Dr. Steely was prepared for college in the public schools and was graduated from Pennsylvania College in the class of 1883 and from the Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1891. For a year thereafter he practiced in one of the principal hospitals of Philadelphia, and thus especially fitted himself for the duties of railway surgery. From that institution he came direct to...

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Biography of John B. Thatcher

John B. Thatcher, assessor and tax collector of Bannock county, and the owner of a valuable ranch on Bear river, where he carries on general farming and stock-raising, was born in Clark county, Ohio, October 22, 1834, being of English and German descent. At an early epoch in the history of Virginia, his ancestors, having braved the perils incident to ocean voyages at that day, took up their residence in the Old Dominion, and representatives of the family fought for the independence of the nation in the Revolutionary war. The parents of our subject, Hezekiah and Alley (Kitchen) Thatcher, were both natives of Virginia, and the father was an industrious and substantial farmer. He lived to be sixty-nine years of age, and his wife passed away at the age of eighty-two years. They were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and were people of the highest integrity of character. In their family were thirteen children, eight of whom reached years of maturity, while five are still living. John B. Thatcher was the fourth child and is now the eldest surviving member of the family. He was reared and educated in Illinois and in Salt Lake City, Utah, and afterward engaged in mining in El Dorado County, California. On the 1st of January 1858, he returned to Salt Lake City. In 1860 he went to...

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Biography of William T. Reeves

William T. Reeves, a prominent lawyer of Idaho, residing at Pocatello, was born at Kinkleville, Kentucky, January 21, 1855, and is of Scotch-Irish ancestry, a combination which everywhere and always produces good citizens and has given to America many of her best and greatest men. George Reeves, Mr. Reeves paternal grandfather, emigrated from Ireland and brought his wife with him. They had four sons and three daughters. William Harrison Reeves, Mr. Reeves’ father, was born in Richmond, Virginia, and married Miss Penelope B. White, a native of Tennessee. While he was a mere boy his father removed with his family to Kentucky, and there he was reared and educated and wooed and won his wife. He died at the age of seventy-eight, she at sixty-one, and their neighbors in Kentucky, among whom they passed their busy and useful lives, bore testimony to their high character and the beneficent quality of the influence they exerted upon the community. William T. Reeves was educated in the common schools and in the college at Blandville, Kentucky. He read law at Blandville, under the direction of an older brother, then established in professional work, and was duly admitted to the bar in 1875. After ten years’ successful practice of his profession in his native state, he took up his residence at Eagle Rock, now Idaho Falls, Idaho, in 1885. Eagle Rock was then...

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Biography of James H. Bean, M. D.

James H. Bean, M. D., has attained a distinctive position in connection with the medical fraternity of southern Idaho, and is now successfully engaged in practicing in Pocatello, where he also conducts a drug store. Realizing the importance of the profession, he has carefully prepared himself for his chosen life work, and spares no effort that will further perfect him along that line. By the faithful performance of each day’s duty he finds inspiration and added strength for the labors of the next, and his marked skill has secured him prestige as the representative of one of the most important professions to which man may direct his energies. Dr. Bean is a native of Boston, Massachusetts, born October 23, 1856, of Scotch-Irish ancestry. His father, James Bean, was born in London, England, and there married Miss Harriet Harvey. In 1856 they came to the United States, locating in Boston, where the father engaged in business as a florist for a time. Later he was connected with the coal trade for twenty-five years, and is now living retired, at the advanced age of eighty years. In 1876 he was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, who died in her fifty-seventh year. They were consistent members of the Episcopal Church, and people of genuine worth, who won the warm regard of all with whom they came in contact....

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Bower, Helen Marie – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Helen Marie Bower, 86, of Hilgard died Nov. 19 at a local care center. A celebration of life will begin at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church in La Grande. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bower was born Oct. 8, 1919, to Paul and Elsie Rudger Marti in Joseph, and graduated from high school in Cambridge, Idaho. She married Buck Bower on July 16, 1938, in Weiser, Idaho, and moved to this area 33 years ago from the Huntington area. She worked in the cafe at Blue Mountain Lanes for about 20 years. She was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and a past member of the Eagles, Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary and the Lime Sewing Club. She enjoyed playing the piano and making dolls, including ceramic work, assembly, painting and making the clothes. Survivors include children and their spouses, Joan and Tom Hosey of Hilgard, Jean Smith of La Grande, and Karlee and Ivan Langley of Lime; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Her husband, a son, Ronald LeRoy Bower, three brothers, Paul Jr. “Bud” Marti, Harry Marti and Eugene Marti, and a great-granddaughter, Shannyn Lee Miller, all died earlier. The Observer, Obituaries for the week ending Nov. 26 – Published: November 28, 2005 Contributed By: Sue...

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Scoubes, Ronald Dave – Obituary

Elgin, Oregon Ronald Dave Scoubes, 91, of Elgin, died June 2 at his home. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m., Wednesday June 7 at the Elgin Christian Church. Burial was at the Island City Cemetery. Loveland Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Scoubes was born July 18, 1914, to David and Della Weston Scoubes in Cambridge, Idaho. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1933 and married Jessie Genevieve Jones in La Grande in 1936. He worked in the lumber industry and was shipping foreman at the Boise Cascade mill in La Grande. In 1966, he became Elgin city recorder, retiring after 13 1/2 years in that position. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, square dancing, gardening and being with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Coffee at Pop’s house for the past several years involved at three or four generations around his kitchen table. He will be remembered as a gentle, caring man who loved the country life and treasured his family Survivors include children and their spouses, Dee Ann and Larkin Conatser of Columbia, Md., and Ronald “Bud” and Janet Scoubes of Elgin; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. His wife and two brothers, Harold Scoubes of Klamath Falls and Ralph Scoubes of Redding, Calif., all died earlier. The Observer Online, Obituaries for the week ending June 10, 2006, Published June 8,...

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