L.B. Denny, 77, native of Polk county, died August 11. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. Ross of Lobster Valley, Mrs. Mary Fisher of Salem, and Mrs. Mary Whitlock [sic] of Roberts, Idaho. Funeral services are to be held at the Terwilliger Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Bethel.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, August 14, 1928.

Found Her Two Sons Dead In The Bottom Of A Well

Willis and Bert Cooper Killed By Natural Gas Encountered While Digging Well on Farm Near Watrous; Distracted Mother Walks Seven Miles to Watrous in Futile Quest for Aid.

[Special Dispatch to the Morning Journal.]

East Las Vegas, N.M., April 25.—Mrs. Zachary Taylor Cooper went out to call her sons to dinner tonight and found them both dead in the bottom of a sixty-foot well which they were engaged in digging on their non-irrigated farm seven miles east of Watrous. The two young men were digging for water but encountered a strong flow of natural gas and were suffocated before they could escape. A message was sent here for a physician, but it was cancelled before he could start, for it was realized that nothing could be done.

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Two Mistakes.

To say that the Tribune was surprised to hear that Mr. Jesse Walling of Nampa was knocking the Government Reclamation project, is putting it very mild. We have known Mr. Walling for a number of years and have always found him a most estimable gentleman, as well as a most enterprising and progressive citizen. Owing to his standing in Canyon County, we have devoted some space in our last issue to statements alleged to have been made by him. Had the statements come from a man of less importance, we would have ignored them. We feel that we have done Mr. Walling an injustice and owe him an apology. This we do now. However, The Tribune cannot make itself believe that the affidavits published in the last issues of the Nampa Leader-Herald state all the facts in the case. Those affidavits completely exonerate Mr. Walling, but they do not complete the case. As we understood the case, the three men mentioned in our last issue visited Nampa, and were shown all over the county. In talking with a Mr. Manning they were told of the unsafety of the Deer Flat dam and also of the danger from Nampa. These men also talked with Mr. Walling about other matters. When they got to Caldwell the two names had become confused in their minds, and in relating the matter to several Caldwell persons, spoke of Walling instead of Manning. This mistake might easily be made by strangers as the names are something alike. The Tribune has ample evidence to prove that the gentlemen told the story reported in the last issue. We are glad, however, to correct the error, both the gentlemen and The Tribune made, and to apologize to the people of Nampa and to Mr. Walling.

Source: Caldwell Tribune, March 21, 1908.

Funeral of Mrs. McCloe

The funeral party accompanying the remains of Mrs. McCloe who passed away at her home in Detroit, arrived at the home of her brother, W.R. Rorick Monday morning and the funeral service was held at the Rorick home Monday afternoon, the Rev. S.N. Oliver officiating. George Pratt sang and the bearers were G.H. Rorick, C.M. Rorick, J.P. Rorick, Allie Kennedy, Earl Baldwin and F.T. Sullivan. Friends and relatives from out of town as the service were Melvin McCloe, Miss Maud McCloe, Mr. and Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, Virginia Rorick Nimmo, Misses Mary and Florence Bryant of Detroit; Mrs. Frank J. Sweeney, Norma Sweeney of Buffalo; Mrs. Lottie Abbuskey, Harold Abbuskey of Waldron, Mich.; Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Stoner, Mrs. G.H. Crane, Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Amsbaugh of Fayette, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Rorick of Adrian, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guss and family, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Scott of Medina, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bryant, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Salisbury and family and Jacob Hathaway of Medina. The burial was made in Oak Grove cemetery.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 12, 1926.

Britain Gets Soo Lawyer

Sutton to Represent England in Tragedy at Fort Brady Monday.

War Department Holds Gillette, and Will Not Deliver to Sheriff.

Sault St. Marie, Mich., July 23.—Late this afternoon the British government sent a message to Attorney E.S.B. Sutton, of this city, engaging him to represent the crown in the inquest into the death of Miss Elizabeth Cadenhead, who was shot and killed accidentally by Private Cyrus Gillette, who was pursuing a deserter.

When seen tonight Sutton said that he did not believe any international complications would result, but he said the British government will follow closely as Miss Cadenhead was a British subject.

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Untitled (Ethel Gould Barker)

Mrs. Ethel M. Barker, 72, Salem Rt. 1 Box 693, died Friday in a Salem nursing home. She was born at Tillamook, and came to Salem from Portland 48 years ago. She was a member of Salem First Presbyterian Church and Brush College Grange. Survivors include a son Samuel, Columbia, Mo., and sister Mrs. Edith Staplin, Tacoma, Wash. Arrangements are pending at Barrick mortuary.

Source: Oregon Statesman, Saturday, August 24, 1968.

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead

Mrs. Fannie Titman Mead, wife of Eli Mead, passed away at her home on Avenue K, Matamoras, on Sunday morning at 1 o’clock, after an illness of eight months.

Deceased was born at Dingmans and a daughter of Mrs. Hannah Broadhead Titman and the late John C. Titman, of Dingmans. She was 40 years of age. On July 8th, 1905, she was united in marriage to Eli Mead, of Port Jervis. She was a member of the Epworth M.E. Church, Ladies’ Aid and Epworth League.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Frances, one son, Donald, at home; her mother, Mrs. Hannah Titman, of Matamoras; six sisters, Mrs. Chester Snyder, Mrs. Martin Clark, Mrs. Thomas Clarke, of Matamoras; Mrs. James Greenhaigh of West End, Mrs. John Whittaker and Mrs. William Rettallik, of Dingmans, and one brother, Harry Titman, of Matamoras.

The funeral will be held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the house. Interment will be in Pine Grove cemetery.

Source: Port Jervis Evening Gazette, October 20, 1924.