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The Mormon Question

The fifteenth legislative assembly of Idaho convened December lo, 1878, when the people were excited over Mormonism more than in regard to all other things together. In all contested elections the Mormon candidates were excluded, and even an undue prejudice was bitterly exhibited against them. Congress was memorialized to refuse Utah admission into the Union, and also to require of homestead and preemption settlers an oath giving a statement of their polygamous practices. Already the local law required superintendents of schools to sub-scribe to an affidavit that they were neither bigamists nor polygamists, but at this session it was so altered that in case the person challenged were a woman the objectionable terms should not be included in the oath! At this session, also, was created the county of Elmore from the western portion of Alturas county, and Logan and Custer counties were formed. In the case of Elmore county, after much display of parliamentary tactics, the bill was passed, although the speaker became so excited that he bolted and left the chair abruptly during the reading of the journal on the last day of the session. The president of the council also left his chair on the last day of the session, in order to obstruct the passage of a measure obnoxious to him. In neither case was the action successful, as the house immediately elected George P....

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Biography of Neal J. Sharp

Many elements combine to make this brief biographical sketch an interesting one. It reaches back into the early history of our country, and has to do with the development of the new west. Neal J. Sharp, register of the United States land office at Hailey, was born in Fulton County, Illinois. July 14, 1833, of Scotch ancestry. His great-grandfather, Joseph L. Sharp, settled in Virginia and founded the town of Sharpsburg, which was named in his honor. His grandfather, James R. Sharp, was born in Tennessee, and fought gallantly for American independence in the war of the Revolution. Joseph L. Sharp, son of the patriot just mentioned, was also born in Tennessee, and did duty as a soldier in the Blackhawk war and in the war with Mexico. He married Matilda Singleton, of Irish lineage, whose ancestors were among the very early settlers in the south, and some of whom fought the British in Revolutionary days. By profession he was a lawyer, and he was a man of much force of character who was prominent wherever his lot was cast. He was elected to the legislature of Illinois and to that of Iowa, and was president of the first council of the Nebraska legislature. He died in his eighty-third year, his wife in her fifty-fifth. They had three sons and three daughters, of whom four survive. Neal J. Sharp,...

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Custer County, Idaho Census Records

1870 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1870 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1870 Custer County, Census (images and index) $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1870 U.S. Census Guide 1880 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1880 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1880 Custer County, Census (images and index) 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1880 U.S. Census Guide 1890 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1890 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1890 Veterans Schedule $ 1810-1890 Accelerated Indexing Systems $ Hosted at Census Guide 1890 U.S. Census Guide 1900 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1900 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1900 Custer County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1900 U.S. Census Guide 1910 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1910 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1910 Custer County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1910 U.S. Census Guide 1920 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1920 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – 14 Days Free 1920 Custer County, Census (images and index) $ Hosted at Census Guide 1920 U.S. Census Guide 1930 Custer County, Idaho Census Free 1930 Census Form...

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Custer 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. Custer County Cemetery Records Hosted at Custer County, IDGenWeb Barton Flat Cemetery Battleground Cemetery (memorial marker) Bay Horse Cemetery Chilly Cemetery Clayton Cemetery Custer County Cemetery Records Hosted at Custer County Idaho, IDGenWeb Archives Bonanza Cemetery Old Houston Cemetery Leslie Cemetery Cemeteries, Graveyards and Isolated Graves South Zone, Salmon & Challis National Forests Custer County Cemetery Records Hosted at Interment.net Barton Cemetery Battle Ground Cemetery Bayhorse Cemetery Boothill Cemetery Castro Townsite Cemetery Chilly Cemetery Cougar Creek Graveyard Custer Cemetery Custer Townsite Cemetery Falconberry Ranch Gravesite Gibson Gravesite Gilbert Gravesite Houston (Old) Cemetery Indian Creek Landing Field Gravesite Ivers Townsite Cemetery Joe Bump Cabin Gravesite Keene Gravesite Love Gravesite Oro Grande Townsite Cemetery Selmer Gravesite Stanley Cemetery Sutton Gravesite Whitie Cox Burial Site...

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Fullerton, Ava Marie Hopkins Mrs. – Obituary

Baker City, Oregon Ava Marie Fullerton, 70, of Baker City died April 11, 2002, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise of lung cancer. At her request, her body was cremated. There will be a memorial service April 27 to celebrate her life. The time and place will be announced later. The family asks that no flowers be given. Ava was born on Dec. 29, 1931, at her home in Lamar, Colo., to Chester and Olive Hopkins. The family moved to Idaho when Ava was young. She attended grade school at Houston, Idaho, and Notus, Idaho, and attended high school at Caldwell, Idaho. Ava married John Nysingh at Caldwell and they had one daughter, Mayree. Ava later married Earl Cantrell of Cascade, Idaho. Ava, Earl and Mayree lived at Smiths Ferry, Idaho, and at Cascade, Idaho, for several years. Ava worked at Cascade, Banks and for Alan Fackrell at Clear Creek. She also worked in Emmett and Salmon, Idaho. Ava married Jim Fullerton in the late 1960s. They lived at Nyssa, Bellingham, Wash., and Klamath Falls. She lived at Payette, Idaho, and worked in Ontario before moving to Baker City. Survivors include a brother, Orange Hopkins of Winnemucca, Nev.; a sister-in-law, Eila Lewis of Baker City; and numerous nieces and nephews living in Oregon, Idaho, Washington, California, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma and Florida. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker...

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