Short News Items from 1915

John C. Rorick is busy these days enlarging and improving the building west of residence on East Elm street.  (Fulton County Tribune, April 9, 1915)

John Wallace who is attending school at Gooding, Idaho, arrived at home Friday evening and will spend his vacation with the old folks at home.  Johnny has attended this school for ths [sic] last six years, and he has been mimicking the busy bee—improved each shinin’ minute, and has gotted [sic] every bit of good there’s in it.  (Nezperce Herald, June 17, 1915)

Jesse Spiers of Ono attended the dance given by the Harrison Gulch band last Saturday.  (Red Bluff Daily People’s Cause, June 17, 1915)

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Short News Items from 1912

Marion Sutton is with his sister in Detroit in the grip of his old enemy, rheumatism. (Oxford Leader, March 8, 1912)

Mrs. Winnie Fischer, nee Winnie Palmer, of Grayling was called here this week by the severe illness of her brother, Veryl. She was accompanied by her husband. (Clare Sentinel, March 29, 1912)

Mr. George Walling, of Clackamas County, has been troubled recently with thieves. The first was a large panther, which visited his farm on Saturday night and began to make sad havoc among a flock of fine sheep. The varmint was soon killed by Mr. W. and by this time we suppose it has a place in Buchtel & Cardwell’s cabinet of curiosities. The next thief was a two-legged one, who entered the house and appropriated several articles of clothing, etc., of not much value, however. Mr. Walling did not succeed in capturing the last-named “varmint.” (Portland Oregonian, April 24, 1912)

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J.E. Palmer Life Resident

Jesse E. Palmer, 75, the son of George W. and Allie Van Fleet Palmer, was born January 11, 1889, in Farwell.  He received his education in the old Farwell School, where the Palmer family has had continuous attendance in this school and the new school for 70 years.

His early years were spent in the grocery business with his father, which included horse-drawn wagon service to Gilmore and Nottawa Townships.

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Town Celebrates Wedding

Wade Wilson, the well known Kamiah druggist, and Miss Beulah McCarty, one of that city’s most popular and attractive daughters, were married in Dayton, Wash., on July 25th, following which happy event they made a tour of coast and inland points by auto, covering a period of two weeks.

When Mr. Wilson returned to Kamiah his bride remained in Spokane for a few days’ visit with her sisters, Mesdames Rawson and Wallace. The folks at home were not appraised of the wedding but the absence of both parties at the same time had aroused their suspicions, and on Saturday a delegation of friends “casually” dropped in on the groom at his place of business and begun to make pointed remarks. Seeing the drift, he attempted to escape, but this had been anticipated and he was taken bodily into the hands of his friends. A delegation was sent to the home of his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. E.V. Wilson, who reside a couple of miles out of town, and there the bride was found and assisted into a waiting car and brought back to town, which proceeded to take a holiday and celebrate the union of two of its most beloved citizens. Church and school bells were rung, factory whistles were blown and a furious round of noise preluded a general parade up and down Main street. The happy day was concluded by a community ball given by the groom at the Odd Fellows hall.

This esteemed couple has a host of friends on the prairie who gladly join with their valley neighbors in extending congratulations and very best wishes for a long and blissful journey down the old, old train.

Source: Nezperce Herald, August 25, 1921.


KAMIAH, Idaho, Feb. 5.—Mrs. Cynthia McCarty, 88, one of the first white persons to settle in the Kamiah valley, died here today. Born in Cook county, Ill., in 1850, she came to Oregon when a girl of 4 with her parents, crossing the plains in a covered wagon. She married J.G. McCarty in Oregon in 1868. The family came to Kamiah in 1896. Seven children survive her, Archie V. McCarty, Spokane; C.C., Portland, Ore.; L.K., Kamiah; Mrs. Christina Wallace, Spokane; E.G., Mill City, Ore.; Mrs. Roxie Rawson, Spokane, and Mrs. Beulah Wilson, Kamiah. Funeral services will be held here Tuesday.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, February 6, 1939.