Death/Mortuary Notices

Babe Dies of Pneumonia
Ray Folden, the 14 months old child of Mr. and Mrs. James Folden of this city, died at the family residence on Second Street Wednesday night after an illness of about a week, death resulting from pneumonia. The funeral will be held from the Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Lakeview Cemetery.
Source:  Pend d' Oreille Review - Friday, November 8, 1912
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
The funeral of little Lucy Gin, a Chinese girl, took place Sunday. There were only two Chinamen in attendance. Lucy was a general favorite with the white children, as she spoke good English and had a bright and sunny disposition. Lucy was six years old and was born in Pierce City, Idaho. The funeral was largely attended by the citizens of Hope.
Source:  Kootenai County Republican - Friday, October 3, 1902
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
George Vigue Dies at Noxon
George Vigue, son of Ed Vigue of Westmond, died at his home in Noxon, Mont., Sunday of pneumonia. His remains were brought to Westmond for burial Wednesday. Mr. Vigue was 30 years of age, having been born in Marinette, Wis., and coming to Westmond with his parents 15 years ago. He had been located at Noxon for three years, being in charge of the Northern Pacific signal system at that place. Mr. Vigue is survived by his wife and one child, besides his father and mother, six brothers and two sisters.
Source:  Pend d' Oreille Review - February 13, 1920
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Rancher Kills Himself
Becomes Despondent Because of Ill Health and Commits Suicide
Frank Fish, age 40, killed himself with an automatic revolver Thursday at his ranch near Dorite, three miles west of Cabinet and about 30 miles east of here. Despondency over ill health is thought to be the cause. Fish, his wife and two small children, a boy 5 and a girl 3, came here two years ago from Seattle, buying the McClurg ranch. He had been bothered by stomach trouble for several years, but had worked steadily. Within the last week his illness became acute and he suffered much pain. A week ago he told B. F. Hodge, a neighbor, of his intention to commit suicide.
Source:  Idaho Statesman, December 27, 1921
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Kills Himself With Rifle
John Courtney, Formerly of Sandpoint, Commits Suicide
John Courtney, for a number of years a resident of Sandpoint and Bonner county, when he was a well-known lumberjack, committed suicide Saturday at R. G. Jones' cedar camp at Lost creek, below Newport. Courtney shot himself in the head with a rifle.

Courtney was 53 years of age and leaves a widow and several grown children. The deceased at one time had a homestead in the Sagle country. No cause was assigned for Courtney's rash act. - Sandpoint Review
Source:  Idaho Statesman, March 17, 1914
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Anna Lamanna
Mrs. Anna Lamanna died at the family home Sunday. Mrs. Lamanna was born in Italy and had lived in Priest River 25 years. She was 52 years of age and leaves three daughters and three sons. Funeral services were held from the Catholic church today with Father Corley officiating.
Source:  Spokane Daily Chronicle, September 27, 1932
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Pioneer Woman Dies
Mrs. John Lindgren, age 51, who has been a resident of Sandpoint since the early days of the town, died last Thursday at her home here. She was a native of Sweden. She is survived by her husband, two brothers and three sons.
Source:  Idaho Statesman, March 21, 1922
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Clot on Brain Takes Johnson
SANDPOINT, Idaho, March 24 -- A blood clot on the brain caused the sudden death last night of Arthur Clark (Slim) Johnson, 38, prominent business man and resident here for 20 years. Mr. Johnson had spent the early part of the evening practicing with the American legion drum and bugle corps. He was well known here, especially for his ready kindness and his love for children. He was a member of the Elks lodge and the local post of the American legion.

Mr. Johnson was identified until the last year with the late Phil Will in the Bonner Meat company. Recently he had been associated with O. D. Parker in the Sandpoint Motor company. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife, Geneva, and several cousins here.
Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle, March 24, 1931
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
Sandpoint Man Dead at Cabin
James "Slim" Freeman, 70, was found dead yesterday afternoon in his cabin up the lake near the old clubhouse. Discovered by two fisherman, Hall and Patterson, Freeman had apparently been dead several days. The men were attracted to the cabin by his boat, which had been turned upside down on the beach. Sheriff Henry Traue and Coroner L. G. Moon, who investigated, brought the body to Sandpoint.

Freeman was an old-time figure of the district, having lived around Sandpoint for 31 years. The greater part of the time he was a lumberjack. Officials are attempting to locate a brother said to be in Montana. The body is being examined by physicians to ascertain the cause of death.
Source: Spokane Daily Chronicle, March 7, 1932
Submitted and transcribed by Sandra Davis
David McClain Called
David McClain, about 60, Hope, retired army man, dropped dead yesterday in a cabin near Mirror lake, where he, his son and Walter Hamilton and C. A. Morton had been staying while on a hunting trip.
Source: The Spokesman-Review -- November 6, 1939
Submitted by Sandra Davis
Deaths Over the State
KEYSER--Henry Keyser, one of the oldest settlers in North Idaho, passed away at his home in Priest River after a year's illness. He leaves a wife and six children.
Source: Idaho Statesman - June 5, 1913
Submitted by Sandra Davis
Deaths Over the State
DANFORTH -- Ruth Danforth, aged 18, died of tuberculosis at her home at Priest River. -- Sandpoint Review.
YAW -- Mrs. George Yaw died at her home at Sandpoint of tuberculosis. -- Sandpoint Review.
SLUYTER -- Westel H. Sluyter, a pioneer resident of Bonner county, died at the home of his daughter at Morton. -- Sandpoint Review.
Source: Idaho Statesman - May 6, 1913
Submitted by Sandra Davis
Deaths Over the State
NELSON -- Mrs. H. P. Nelson died at her home here suddenly from uremic poisoning. Mrs. Nelson was a prominent church and lodge woman and an active member of the Woman's Relief corps. She was 62 years of age and is survived by her husband, one daughter, two sons and two sisters. Interment Lakeview cemetery. -- Sandpoint Review.
GLEASON -- Jerry Gleason an old timer of West Branch country died from injuries received from a bad fall last July. Funeral and interment at Priest River. -- Sandpoint Review.
Source: Idaho Statesman -- October 15, 1913
Submitted by Sandra Davis
Oliver Lowery
Oliver Lowery, aged 61 years, an inmate of the Idaho state penitentiary, died Tuesday evening at 9:15 of cancer of the stomach. He was serving a sentence of two to five years for grand larceny. Lowery was committed from Bonner county July 17, 1916. He was born in Benton county, Ia. The body is at the McBratney parlors awaiting communication from relatives.
Source: Idaho Statesman  - March 5, 1919
Submitted and transcribed by Marla Zwakman
Mortuary Notices
Sandpoint – Mrs. George Piatt.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 21, Page 8, August 20, 1914 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – Amos Bishop, aged 20, of heart failure.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 3, Page 3, July 28, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – Mrs. Rebecca Humberson.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 122, Page 8, December 15, 1914 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – March 2nd, Mr. F. W. Swartz.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Page 8, March 6, 1898 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – Amos Wilkins, aged 47 years. Pneumonia.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 297, Page 8, July 7, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – Thurman L. Adsitt.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 116, Page 8, December 8, 1914 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint – Baby boy of Rev. and Mrs. H. E. Reimers.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue: 225, Page 3, April 14, 1914 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
Sandpoint -Thursday, October 28, Anthony Austin, aged 72.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 87, Page 3, November 3, 1915 – Transcribed by AFOFG]
J. H. Farber
J. H. Farber died at the family home on Pine Street, death being due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Farber has been ill for about four weeks. He has been a resident of Sandpoint for about four years, coming here from Nebraska. Mr. Farber and his wife conducted the Windsor hotel at 215 Pine street. He was 56 years of age at the time of his death. The deceased leaves only his wife mourn his death. – Sandpoint Review.
[Idaho Statesman (Boise, ID), Issue 190, Page 3, March 4, 1913 – Transcribed by AFOFG]


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