Roof Burns Off

Faulty electric wiring caused a small blaze at the home of J.C. Durant, 217 East Bannock street. The roof of the residence was burned off entailing a damage of $300. The department was obliged to make a slow trip to the scene owing to the bad condition of Bannock street.

Source: Boise Evening Capital News, November 19, 1919.

Licenses to Two

Marriage licenses were issued today to Robert W. Cahill and Luella J. White of Boise and to James A. Lewis and Ada Idaho Durant of Boise. The former couple were married at 11:30 o’clock at the Christian church parsonage by Rev. H.J. Reynolds.

Source: Boise Evening Capital News, May 10, 1919.

Boisean Takes Vows In Ohio

In the parsonage of St. Joseph’s church in Tiffin, Ohio, Miss Margaret M. Gassner of Dayton, Ohio, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward W. Gassner, and John V. Durant, son of Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant of Boise, were married at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17 by the Rev. Benedict Ringholz.

The bride wore an afternoon dress of gold crepe, trimmed with gold sequins at the neckline. The slim skirt was draped at the side. Her hat was of black felt trimmed in gold and other accessories were black. She wore a shoulder corsage of gladioli, yellow roses and forget-me-nots.

Mrs. Frederick Whipple of Toledo, Ohio, and Edmund F. Gassner of Youngstown attended the couple. Mrs. Whipple wore a rose colored wool dress with a high jewel neckline and gathered skirt. Her hat and other accessories were of navy blue, and she wore a corsage of rose colored gladioli.

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Walling Acres Were Mecca For the Trail-Weary

Immigrant trains, after the hot, dusty trek across the desert, pitched camp there. Indians liked the spot, too, and there dried the apples the pioneers would give them.

It was the home of the late Jerome B. Walling, pioneer nurseryman, and was built in 1867 from stone cut by Robert B. Wilson, Boise’s first stone-cutter and prune drier whose old home was reviewed in The Statesman Sept. 22.

Situated about one-half mile southeast of the penitentiary, the Walling residence and property, about 80 acres, were bought by the state about 1912 and converted to use as the prison farm. The family of Paris O’Neil, deputy warden, resides there now.

The stone north-south section of the home looks much as it did 74 years ago; it consisted of a large living room, two bedrooms and the kitchen. At right angles to this part a frame addition was made, but even that some 40 years ago.

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Birth Announcements from 1948

Baby Boy Eveland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Eveland, Greensboro, born March 31st. (Easton Star-Democrat, April 9, 1948)

A son, Bruce Craven, was born April 15 to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Craven Hird (Harriet Rorick) in Palo Alto, Cal. This is their second child. (Portland Oregonian, May 3, 1948)

Birth Reported—Mr. and Mrs. Paul V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street, Monday were advised that their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Durant, were the parents of a daughter, Linda Mary, born Saturday at Dayton, Ohio. (Idaho Statesman, August 17, 1948)

Zbinden—Born at Klamath Valley hospital, Klamath Falls, Ore., December 2, 1948, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zbinden, Chemult, Ore., a boy. Weight 8 pounds 6 ¾ ounces. (Klamath Falls Herald and News, December 4, 1948)

Short News Items from 1945

Earl Nelson Baldwin, Jr., of Tecumseh visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin during the week. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 22, 1945)

Lieut. Mary Baldwin of the Spars is home on a two weeks leave from Long Branch, California, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin. Lieut. Baldwin does office work for the Spars and has not been home for a year. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 1, 1945)

Leaves for Ohio—John V. Durant left Saturday for his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a visit of one week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street. (Idaho Statesman, December 2, 1945)

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Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Short News Items from 1920

Kenneth Gunton, of No. 2 Ransom, was admitted to the Pittstown Hospital yesterday for treatment. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 28, 1920)

Mrs. Mary A. Huff and son, Mahlon Huff of Wysox spent Wednesday with her daughter, Mrs. George Parks. (Sayre Evening Times, April 17, 1920)

Mrs. George Parks was hastily summoned to Wysox Saturday morning by the death of her mother, Mrs. Mary Huff, the unfortunate lady who was killed by the cars at that place, Saturday morning. (Sayre Evening Times, July 14, 1920)

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