Former Boise Civil War Veteran Dies at Home; Funeral Today
Funeral services for John C. Durant, 87, pioneer Boise Civil War veteran, will be at the McBratney funeral home at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. He died Friday evening at his home, 641 East Jefferson street.
The Rev. C.E. Burgess will conduct the services. Burial will be in Silent Camp, Morris Hill cemetery.
For the last 17 years, until recently, Mr. Durant ran the elevator in the Boise City National Bank building and he was known to hundreds of Boiseans.
He came west when still a youth, inspired by the gold fever. After working in the California camps he moved to Oregon, and 46 years ago came to Idaho.
Native of Idaho
He first located at Rocky Bar and later at De Lamar, two of Idaho’s mining camps at that time.
Mr. Durant was born in Idaho, moving to California in 1869, shortly after the close of the Civil War. After going to western Oregon he married Miss Susan M. Jackson. The wedding took place September 29, 1875. The family moved to Boise in 1888.
He is survived by his wife, three sons, P.V. Durant of Boise, A.J. Durant of Walla Walla and C.B. Durant of Spokane; and three daughters, Mrs. J.E. Johnson and Mrs. J.A. Lewis of Boise and Mrs. H.H. Moore of Eugene, Ore., also by six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Daughters of Union Veterans and other patriotic organizations are invited to attend the funeral services.
Source: Idaho Statesman, July 16, 1933.