Obituaries

 

 

G. L. Hutchinson 

 

Mrs. Louisa Maria James Moore    

Charles B. Moore

John W. Moore    

Charles Lewis Moore   

Mrs. Carrie Gray   

Mrs. Grace E. Chrysler   

George Henry Moore   

Richard T. Ziegler

Bessie (Leake) Gipe    

Essie (Gipe) Stolte   

George W. Gipe   

Guilford L. Gipe   

James H. Gipe   

 

Lulu (Gipe) Ferris   

 

Opal C. (Leake) Gipe   

Victor Monroe Gipe   

Gilbert R. Parish   

Frank P. Gipe    

Clifford R. Gipe   

William Dillon   

 

 

 

 

 

 

G. L. Hutchinson

 

Death of Harlan Pioneer

Special Dispatch to the World-Herald

Jalapa, Mexico, June 27 – G. L. Hutchinson of Harlan County, Nebraska died June 11, aged 80 years, at the residence of his son in Jalapa, Vera Cruz, Mexico.

 

Mr. Hutchison was an old settler of Harlan County, where he was in the mercantile business until failing health made a change necessary. 

 

He leaves a widow and one son – M. L. Hutchison, superintendent of the Jalapa & Cordoba Railroad.

Omaha World Herald – June 28, 1905

 

 

 

Mrs. Louisa Maria James Moore

 

Was born the 22nd day of May, 1830, and died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Fred Ziegler, in Alma, Nebraska, July 2nd, 1920, aged ninety years and one month.

 

On the 8th day of June 1848, she was married to Chas. B. Moore. To this union were born twelve children, four sons and eight daughters. Two sons and two daughters having preceded her.

 

The sons living are Mr. Lewis Moore, Berkeley, Cal; Henry Moore, El Campo, Texas; and the daughters are Mrs. Carrie Gray, Salt Lake City, Utah; Mrs. Grace Chrysler, San Rafael, Cal; Mrs. Dora Anderson, Ardmore, South Dakota; Mrs. Eva Williams, Edgemont, South Dakota; Mrs. Hettie Hefner, El Campo, Texas, and Mrs. Fred Ziegler, of Alma, Neb.

 

Grandpa and Grandma Moore have lived seventy-two years of married life together. The deceased became a Christian in her early youth, and united with the Presbyterian church, later moving into a community where her church was not represented she united with the Christian church, and when coming to Alma, Nebr, she placed her membership with the Congregational church of which she remained a member until the Lord took her home.

 

Sister Moore was a faithful Christian her trust was in the Lord, who kept her unto the end of her earthly life.

 

The funeral was held at the home Sunday afternoon at two o’clock, conducted by J. Holdeman, and burial was made in the Alma Cemetery.

 

 

July 9, 1920, Harlan County Journal, Alma, Nebraska

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson, great-great granddaughter

 

 

 

 

 

Charles B. Moore

Alma Man Lived Over A Century

Who would have been one hundred and one years old Saturday, died at 4 a.m. Friday of last week, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. F. Ziegler, here.

 

In an interview a year ago, when he had reached the century mark, he said he attributed his long life to regular habits and a total abstinence from intoxicating beverages.

 

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Evangelical church and was in charge of Rev. J. M. Runcle. Burial in the Alma cemetery.

 

Mr. Moore made the first brick in Harlan County. In 1876, he with his family took up a homestead near Alma, south of the Republican river. Here they lived twenty years. In 1915 high waters came, and cut across his land, making an island of the homestead.

 

Mr. Moore saw a few buffalo as late as 1875 and describes a buffalo hunt in the year 1874 vividly. This hunt took place in Red Willow county. Mr. Moore shot one with a musket but never got it home as the other hunters in the party had their wagon full of meat. On their way home to Brownville, a blizzard overtook them, and they were bound at Burton’s ranch on Elk creek, where Mr. Burton had a shed filled with hay and a cabin filled with a lot of wood to burn. The snow was so deep and drifted that it took the party a week to get back to Brownville.

 

Mr. Moore has been blind for the last twenty years. His wife passed away three years ago, and he made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mary Ziegler. He has been blest with twelve children, forty great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

 

Four daughters Mrs. Carrie Gray of Salt Lake City, Utah, Mrs. Eva Williams, Edgemont, South Dakota, Mrs. Hefner, El Campo, Texas, and Mrs. Dora Anderson of Ardmore, South Dakota, survive him besides Mrs. J. F. Ziegler of Alma.

 

For many years gone by the deceased has mingled with the people of this vicinity, and in his passing surely it can be said that the activities of an old landmark has been quieted.

 

The Journal joins a host of friends in extending sympathy to those who were dear to him who mourn.

 

 

Friday, February 22, 1924, Harlan County Journal, Alma, Nebraska  

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson, great-great granddaughter

 

 

 

 

John W. Moore

Died at his home, 451 Millard Court, Sunday morning; aged 58 years.

 

He had resided in California for sixteen years and in Pasadena ten years.

 

He was a native of Fredericksville, Ill.

 

The funeral services will be held at the Free Methodist church on North Fair Oaks avenue, Tuesday at ten a.m.

 

He is survived by a widow, one son, James C. Moore of Vernon avenue, two daughters, Miss Edna Moore, who is at home, and Mrs. Pearl L. Rench of Los Angeles, and three grandchildren, Rose Rench, Herbert Staub and an infant son of James Moore.

 

Note: John W. Moore is the son of Charles B. and Louisa Moore. He lived in Alma, Harlan County prior to moving to California in 1892.          

 

Alma, Neb. papers, please copy

 

 

May 18, 1908, The Pasadena Daily News, Pasadena, California

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

Charles Lewis Moore

In Berkeley, May 15, 1925 Charles Lewis Moore, beloved husband of Clara Moore; loving father of George H. and Laurence C. Moore. A native of Illinois; aged 73 years.

 

Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Monday, May 18, at 3 o’clock p.m., at the “Conservatory Chapel” of Hull & Hillhouse, 3051 Adeline street at Ashby avenue, Berkeley, California.

 

 

 

Saturday Evening, May 16, 1925, Berkeley Daily Gazette, Berkeley, California

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

Charles Lewis Moore

Is Called By Death

Resident of Berkeley for 14 years, died at his home, 2122 Ward street, last evening of a lingering illness. He was 73 years of age and had lived in this part of the state for many years.

 

Moore was born in Illinois in 1851. For many years he was employed by the Southern Pacific, but in later years retired from active life because of failing health.

 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Clara Moore, and two sons, George H. and Laurence C. Moore of Berkeley.

 

Funeral services will be conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from local parlors.

 

 

Note:   Charles L. Moore is the son of Charles B. and Louisa Moore. He lived in Alma, Harlan County prior to moving to Washington and California.

 

 

 

Saturday, May 16, 1925, Berkeley Daily Gazette, Berkeley, California  

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

Mrs. Carrie Gray

Called By Death

At the family home, 21 Gray avenue, Mrs. Carrie Gray, 63, wife of L. H. Gray, died June 17.

 

Surviving are her husband and two daughters, Mrs. Grace Snelgrove and Mrs. Hazel Snelgrove, both of California.

 

 

Note: Carrie (Moore) Gray is the daughter of Charles B. and Louisa Moore. She lived in Alma, Harlan County prior to moving to Utah.

 

Friday, June 19, 1925, The Desert News, Salt Lake City, Utah  

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

Mrs. Grace E. Chrysler

Mrs. Chrysler, blind society founder, dies

Founder of the Palo Alto Society for the Blind and for many years a leader in local activities for the sightless of this area, died unexpectedly last night at Palo Alto Hospital.

 

Mrs. Chrysler celebrated her 80th birthday July 20 of this year. She had been in poor health for more than a year.

 

Shortly after she lost her sight, Mrs. Chrysler organized the society for the blind, in 1936, and for more than 10 years served as president of the organization.

 

She remained a member of the advisory council of the society after ill health forced her to relinquish the presidency. She lived at the society’s home, 441 Addison Ave., and had been a resident of Palo Alto for the past 20 years.

 

The family home had been at 770 Everett Ave., until after the death of her husband, the Rev. Nelson J. Chrysler. Mrs. Chrysler was a native of Nebraska.

 

She was an indefatigable worker in every branch of activity which would benefit the blind, learning many sorts of handcraft so she could teach local sightless shut-ins useful hobbies and occupations. Through the society’s friends, Mrs. Chrysler reached young and old and helped them to learn Braille, in which she was expert.

 

In 1948 members of the society presented Mrs. Chrysler with a Braille wristwatch inscribed with her name and the donor’s.

 

One son, Everett N. Chrysler of Modesto, and a sister, Mrs. Hettie Hefner of El Campo, Tex., survive.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 tomorrow morning at the Roller and Hapgood chapel, followed by interment at Alta Mesa cemetery. Dr. R. Marvin Stuart of the First Methodist Church will officiate.

 

Note: Grace E. (Moore) Chrysler is the daughter of Charles B. and Louisa Moore.

 

August 21, 1950, Palo Alto Times, Palo Alto, California

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

George Henry Moore

Deaths

December 12, 1955, George Henry Moore of 2108 McGee St., Berkeley, beloved husband of Ida C. Moore, loving brother of Lawrence C. Moore, both of Berkeley. A native of Nebraska. Aged 71 years.

 

Friends are invited to attend funeral services Thursday, Dec. 15, 1955, at 2:30 o’clock p.m. at McNary-Berg Chapel, 1936 University Ave., near Grove St., Berkeley. Dr. F. Marion Smith of Trinity Methodist Church will officiate. (Ample parking adjacent to the chapel)

Interment Sunset View Cemetery. 

 

Wednesday, December 14, 1955, Berkeley Daily Gazette, Berkeley, California  

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

George Henry Moore 

Funeral services will be held tomorrow for George Henry Moore, a long time resident of Berkeley. Mr. Moore died after a brief illness in a San Francisco hospital Monday. He was 71 years of age.

 

A native of Alma, Neb., Mr. Moore moved to Berkeley about 1913, after having lived in Santa Rosa. He was in the automotive business and had been retired for many years at the time of his death.

 

He is survived by his wife, Ida, with whom he made his home at 2108 McGee St., and his brother, Larry C. Moore of 2122 Ward St.

 

Services will be held from the McNary-Berg Chapel, 1936 University Ave., tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. F. Marion Smith of Trinity Methodist Church officiating.

 

Note: George H. Moore was the son of Charles L. Moore and grandson of Charles B. and Louisa Moore.

 

 

Wednesday, December 14, 1955, Berkeley Daily Gazette,Berkeley, California Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

Richard T. Ziegler

Services for Richard T. Ziegler, 78, of 616 West Pine Street, Meridian, who died at his home of natural causes Monday, will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Mountain View Funeral Home by Kenneth Beckman, minister of the First Church of Christ of Boise. Entombment will be at Mountain View Mausoleum in Boise.

 

Mr. Ziegler was born Oct. 10, 1892 in Alma, Neb. He was the son of the late John F. and Mary Ziegler. He attended schools in Alma, graduating from high school there. He married Ethel Sample, April 18, 1923, in Phillipsburg, Kan. The family moved to Idaho in 1936, settling in Kuna where he became an employee of the Boise-Kuna Irrigation District, retiring in 1958. They moved to Meridian at a later date.

 

He was past noble grand of the Kuna IOOF Lodge and a member of American Legion Post No. 113, Meridian, having served in World War I.

 

Survivors include his wife of Meridian; three sons, Darrell Ziegler, Olympia, Wash; Bob Ziegler, Meridian and F. W. Ziegler, Boise; two sisters, Mrs. Will (Laura) Carson, Las Vegas and Ethel Ingold, Augusta, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Pallbearers include Ralph Bowering, Norman Covert, Roy Goodwin, Frank Harold, Albert Forrey and Fred Sullivan.

 

Memorials may be made to the heart fund. Friends may call at Mountain View Chapel until 9 p.m. today.

 

 

Note: Richard T. Ziegler is the grandson of Charles B. and Louise Moore.

 

Wednesday, April 28, 1971, The Idaho Statesman, Boise, Idaho

Transcribed and contributed by:   Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

Bessie (Leake) Gipe

 

 

Gipe, Bessie (d. 1904)

 

Mrs. H. L. Gipe died early Sunday morning at her home, three miles from this city, after an illness of but a few hours. The funeral was held from the Fairview school house Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by the Rev. Rinehart.

 

Mrs. Gipe was born July 1, 1880 at Alma, Neb. She was married at that place March 5, 1898.

 

Later the family removed to Cedaredge, Col., where they resided for about two years. They came to Lynden about one year ago.

 

She leaves a husband, three daughters and an infant son to mourn her loss.

 

Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Leake, reside here and other relatives live in Nebraska.

 

During this brief year the family has made many friends. Much sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones in their affliction.

 

 

March 31, 1904, The Pacific Pilot, Whatcom County, Washington

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

Essie (Gipe) Stolte

Death of Mrs. E. Stolte Causes General Sorrow

Our community was grieved to learn of the sudden death Tuesday of Mrs. Ernest Stolte, following an operation at St. Mary’s hospital in Grand Junction.

 

Considerate, as always, of others, she insisted on going now to have some required work done while the snow lay deep in the fields and little work could be done outside so that Mr. Stolte could spend more time with little Elva and look after things indoors, but her heart could not stand the unexpected strain and she slipped quietly away from among us.

 

Essie Mabel Gipe was born near Alma, Nebraska, Nov. 22, 1882, and her early girlhood was spent there. At the age of seven she was bereaved by the death of her mother and at the age of fourteen by the death of her stepmother. From that time on she took the place of mother in her father’s family and at one time, for many months, she also had the care of three little nieces, her brother’s children, who had been left motherless.

 

At the age of 17, with her father, brothers and sister, she came to Cedaredge, and has since made her home here, with the exception of a short time spent in Idaho and Oregon.

 

In 1903, she was baptized and united with the Methodist Episcopal church at Cedaredge and has always been faithful in her church work.

 

On February 26, 1908, she was married to Ernest W. Stolte. To them were born four daughters and one son; Letha, Ina Mae, Emma, Conrad and four-year old Elva.

 

She passed away at Grand Junction February 4, 1930, aged 47 years, 2 months and 13 days.

 

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, her five children, four brothers, Victor and Leonard Gipe at Cedaredge, Harry Gipe at Bellflower, Calif., and Raymond Gipe, at Bend, Oregon.

 

She was an ideal mother, wife, sister and friend. Generous, kind hearted, considerate, thoughtful, helpful and loving.

 

Her presence will be missed not only in the home, but in Sunday school, where she has such faithful service, in the Calendar club and throughout the activities of the community.

 

Her mother, stepmother, father, sister Lulu and brother Guilford, preceded her to the Great Beyond.

Funeral services will be held at the Community church Friday afternoon, at 2:30 conducted by Rev. L. C. Dryden.

 

Interment will be made in the Cedaredge cemetery.

 

 

 

February 6, 1930, Surface Creek Champion, Cedaredge, Delta County, Colorado

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson, granddaughter

 

 

 

 

 

George W. Gipe

A Very Sudden Death

Last Friday morning (Dec. 21, 1906), about 10:30 Geo. W. Gipe and his son, V. M. were killing a beef when the former was suddenly stricken with paralysis of  the heart and fell never to reopen his eyes again in this world. This attack came entirely without warning, as he had been in good health for some time previous. 

      

Mr. Gipe was one of the most substantial farmers of the community and had resided near Cedaredge a little over six years, having come to this valley in September 1900, from Nebraska and had always led an exemplary life.

 

He was born February 18, 1848, in Darke County, Ohio, and had reached the age of 58 years, 20 months, and 3 days. When about 23 he moved to Nebraska, where he took up a homestead, and in 1877 was married to Miss Ella Moore, who died May 21, 1890, leaving him with a family of six children.

 

In 1894 he was married to Mrs. Alice Groshong, who died in January 1896. This union was blessed with one child, Guilford.

 

Mr. Gipe was one of thirteen children, six of whom have preceded him. He now leaves five sons, two daughters, and two stepsons, and a large number of other relatives and many friends to mourn his loss.

 

The funeral service was held from the Methodist church at eleven o’clock Monday morning conducted by Rev. Ross and Rev. George, and the remains were laid to rest in the Cedaredge cemetery.

 

This death came to the community as a great shock and demonstrates the fact that it is very little we know as to the time of our final departure from this earth and that we should always be ready to face the Master at a moments notice. Deep sympathy is being expressed to the sorrowing children by the entire populace of this section.

 

 

Note: George W. Gipe was one of the earliest settlers in Harlan County, Nebraska.

 

In 1871, he pre-empted a quarter section in Prairie Dog Township which he homesteaded.

 

His biography appears in Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska. Published 1890.

 

 

 

December 28, 1906, Surface Creek Champion, Cedaredge, Delta County, Colorado

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson, great-granddaughter

 

 

 

Guilford L. Gipe

Guilford Lawrence Gipe was born March 27, 1895, near Alma, Nebraska, and died at Fitzsimmons General Hospital, Denver, Colo., April 24th at the age of 30 years, 27 days. Death being due to kidney trouble of long standing.

 

He was bereft of a mother’s care at the age of two years and with the other members of the family moved to Colorado in September 1900, making Cedaredge his home until his senior year in high school which was taken at North Denver High.

 

He served in the late war, having entered the air service at Kelly Feld, Texas, in 1918, and was honorably discharged one year later and sent to California.

 

On Christmas day, 1919, he was married to Miss Dopha Hamil at Sacramento, Calif., and together they spent the following summer here where he renewed acquaintance and his wife made many friends.

 

He later enrolled in the Fort Collins Agricultural College, completing the course with the class of 1924. During the current school year he was teacher of science and agriculture in the Grover high school, out from Fort Collins, until about four weeks ago when illness compelled him to give up his work

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He joined the Methodist church early in life and continued loyal throughout his life, being a member at Fort Collins at the time of his demise.

 

The body accompanied by the young wife and two small daughters arrived Tuesday and funeral services will be held at the Community church this afternoon and the body laid to rest in the family lot beside that of the father who died in 1906 and the sister, Mrs. Lulu Ferris, who died ten years ago. Rev. J. H. Stewart will officiate at the funeral.

 

Guilford was a young man of sterling qualities, always dependable and well liked by his school mates and comrades.

 

Surviving him are the grief-stricken widow and two daughters, one sister, Mrs. Ernest Stolte, six brothers, only two of whom, Victor, of this place and Leonard, of Ridgeway can be present at the funeral. A host of other relatives and friends also mourn him and extend sympathy to the little family bereft of husband and father’s care.

 

 

April 30, 1925, Surface Creek Champion, Cedaredge, Delta County, Colorado

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

 

James H. Gipe

 

 

James H. Gipe Dead

 

 

James Henry Gipe, son of William and Margaret Gipe, was born in Gettysburg, Pa., January 9, 1839. He was baptized in infancy by the Rev. Ezra Keller of his birth place. At the age of seven years he with his parents moved to Ohio, and at the age of thirteen they moved to Iowa where he grew to manhood.

 

When the Civil War broke out he responded to the country’s call and enlisted in Co. G. 9th Iowa Infantry and served his country faithfully till the close of the war, receiving an honorable discharge.

 

Returning to his Iowa home and on January 1st, 1867, was united in marriage to Sycha Hollingshead. To this union nine children were born, six boys and three girls, two sons and one daughter preceded the father to the heavenly home.

 

In 1873 he came as one of the pioneers to Harlan County, Nebr., where he resided until his death which occurred May 10, 1912, at the family home south of Alma.

 

He leaves to mourn his loss one who has been a faithful companion; four sons; two daughters and a host of friends, among whom none was dearer to him than his old comrades with whom he was held in the highest esteem, having held one of the most important offices in the G. A. R. Post of Alma, ever since it’s organization.

 

A dutiful son, a faithful loving companion, an indulgent father, a loyal citizen and a faithful friend has gone to rest.

 

 

May 17, 1912, Harlan County Journal, Alma, Nebraska

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

Lulu (Gipe) Ferris

 

Mrs. Lulu Ferris Dead

 

At her home in Denver, Tuesday morning at 2:45 o’clock occurred the death of Lulu, the beloved wife of Rev. J. S. Ferris. Mrs. Ferris is well known here as she had grown to womanhood in our midst. On June 11, 1913 Miss Lulu Gipe was united in marriage to Rev. J. S. Ferris, formerly pastor of the Cedaredge Methodist church.

 

They moved to Denver where they have since resided.

 

On December 20th, 1914, a son was born to the union, but their happiness was to be of short duration as pneumonia and other complications were too much for the young mother.  For the past couple of weeks her life has been in the balance and everything possible was done but to no avail.

 

The deceased was a young lady of 25 years who had the love and confidence of all who knew her.

 

Hers has been a true Christian life and that her good influence and example should be removed so early is hard to understand.

 

The remains arrived from Denver last evening and the funeral services will be held in the Baptist Church this afternoon (Friday) at 1:30 o’clock after which burial will take place in the Cedaredge Cemetery.

 

The sorrowing husband, brothers and sister have our sincere sympathies.

 

 

 

Note: Lulu Gipe was born in Prairie Dog Twp, Harlan County, Nebraska on 27 Feb 1889 and died in Denver, Colorado on 12 Jan 1915. She is the daughter of George W. Gipe.

 

 

 

January 15, 1915, Surface Creek Champion, Cedaredge, Delta County, Colorado

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

Opal C. (Leake) Gipe

 

Mrs. Opie Gipe

 

CALDWELL—Services for Mrs. Opie Carney Gipe, 62, will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Peckham’s chapel by the Rev. E. W. Stuchbury. Interment will be at Canyon Hill.

 

Mrs. Gipe is survived by her husband, John W. Gipe, five sons, three daughters, three brothers and two sisters.

 

She was born Dec. 18, 1881, in Harlan county, Neb.

 

 

Tuesday, January 4, 1944, Idaho Daily Statesman, Caldwell Bureau, Canyon County, Idaho

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

Victor Monroe Gipe

Long Illness Claims Victor Monroe Gipe, Cedaredge Pioneer

Victor Monroe Gipe, 67, died at the Hartman Memorial Hospital at Hotchkiss Dec. 14 following a lengthy illness.

 

In 1900 the Gipe family moved from Nebraska to Cedaredge, where Mr. Gipe has resided for the past 45 years.

 

He was a charter member of the Cedaredge Odd Fellows Lodge, helping to institute the lodge Feb. 17, 1904 at the age of 26 years, and devoted much of his time to the order. He also was a member of the Grand Encampment of Delta.

 

He operated a filling station in Cedaredge for a number of years until his health made it impossible for him to continue. He previously owned and operated a farm in that community.

 

The deceased was born March 20, 1878 at Alma, Neb. His mother, Ella M., and his father, George W., two sisters and a half brother preceded him in death.

 

Relatives who survive are three brothers, Ray Gipe of Bend, Ore.; Harry Gipe of Modesto, Calif.; Leonard Gipe of Cedaredge, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Cedaredge Community church, with Rev. James Barr officiating. Burial was in the Cedaredge cemetery with the Odd Fellows lodge holding graveside services.

 

The Lamar Funeral home was in charge.

 

 

 

December 1945, newspaper unknown

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

Gilbert R. Parish

 

Died Coming Home

 

G. R. Parish, a veteran of the civil war, died from a complication of diseases at 10 p. m. Tuesday (March 17, 1903), while on the Northern Pacific train near Index, Snohomish county, Washington. The incident is a particularly sad one.

 

Mr. Parish had been ailing for a long time, and came here from his old home in Alma, Nebraska, last April for the benefit of his health.  He, with his wife, had been visiting with a son residing near Lynden. The change of scene and climate did not seem to benefit him, however, and he gradually grew weaker. He frequently expressed the desire to go back to his old home in Nebraska and see once more the alfalfa and the corn tassels waving, and, against the advice of his family, who feared the result of such a trip on his condition he, with Mrs. Parish, started for the east.

 

When they were within a short distance of the town of Index, the end suddenly came. After a consultation with the county sheriff, it was decided to convey the remains to Snohomish, where the coroner could hold an inquest. The death was declared to be due to heart disease, brought on by Bright’s disease.

 

Mrs. Parish brought the body back on last night’s Northern Pacific train, to Whatcom, where it will be prepared for burial by undertaker Noice.

 

The funeral will take place at the residence of the deceased’s son at Lynden, the time to be set later, on hearing from relatives and friends in Nebraska, who have been notified. Deceased was a member of the G. A. R., who have charge of the funeral.

 

Physicians have declared his ailment to be traceable to a gunshot wound in the breast received in battle.   Mr. Parish was 61 years of age, and had lived for 32 years in Harlan county, Nebraska, where he owned a fine farm.

 

He leaves a wife, five sons, one daughter, twenty-one grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

 

Two of his sons and five grandchildren reside near Lynden, the remainder of his family living in Nebraska.  

 

Mrs. Parish expects to return, after the funeral, to the old home, which her husband had so anxiously wished to see.—Whatcom (Wash.,) Reveille.

 

 

Note: Gilbert R. Parish was one of the earliest settlers of Harlan County, Nebraska

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In 1871, he pre-empted a quarter section in Prairie Dog Township which he homesteaded.

 

His biography appears in Biographical Souvenir of the Counties of Buffalo, Kearney, Phelps, Harlan and Franklin, Nebraska. Published 1890.

 

 

Friday, March 27, 1903, Harlan County Journal, Alma, Nebraska

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

Frank P. Gipe 

Caldwell—Frank P. Gipe, 60, of Nampa, Route 1, who was injured June 27 by the explosion of a gas stove in a trailed house near Grandjean, died of his injuries Tuesday in a local hospital.

 

Mr. Gipe was a member of the Carpenters’ Union and had been employed by the MacGregor Triangle Company on a road construction project from Grandjean to Stanley Basin.

 

Mr. Gipe was born January 31, 1903, in Harlan County, Neb., and was reared in Nebraska. He was married July 13, 1929, in Phillipsburg, Kan., to Mae Lambson. The couple came to Idaho in 1954 from Nebraska and since had lived in the Nampa-Caldwell area.

 

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Gipe are two sons, J. Reuben (Bud) Gipe of Caldwell and Frank C. (Benny) Gipe of Nampa; six daughters, Mrs. Marian Boston of Meridian, Mrs. Juanita Hodge of Nampa, Mrs. Darlene Plumb of Winnemucca, Nev., Mrs. Leila Gohn of Caldwell  and Judy Lynn and Dora Mae Gipe, both at home; three brothers, Don R., Marvin M. and Dorel T. Gipe all of Caldwell; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Huffman of Oxford, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Upson and Mrs. Lillian McGinty, both of Caldwell, and 17 grandchildren.

 

The Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel is arranging services.

 

Wednesday, July 24, 1963, Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, Idaho, p.14

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clifford R. Gipe 

Caldwell (Special)—Services for Clifford R. Gipe, 51, of 1216 ½ Arthur Street, who died Saturday, will be conducted at Peckham–Dakan chapel Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. The Rev, Walter B. Pulliam will officiate and interment will be at Canyon Hill.

 

Mr. Gipe was born May 25, 1904, in Harlan county, Neb., and was married Oct. 25, 1924, in Smith Center., Kan., to Verda Edwards. They lived in Alma, Neb., before moving here in 1934. He had been employed at the Caldwell Box factory for eight years.

 

He was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.

 

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Gipe are a son, John Gipe of Meridian; two daughters, Mrs. Lovern Sattgast of Clarkston, Wash., and Mrs. Lovesta Carman of Caldwell; his father, John William Gipe of Caldwell; four brothers, Frank, Don, Marvin and Darel Gipe, all of Caldwell; three sisters, Mrs. Martha Huffman of Oxford, Neb., and Mrs. Mary Upson and Mrs. Luellan McGinty, both of Caldwell, and six grandchildren.

 

Monday, October 31, 1955, Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, Idaho, p.6

Transcribed and contributed by: Marsha Johnson

 

 

 

G. L. Hutchison

 

 

 Death of Harlan Pioneer

 

Special Dispatch to the World Herald

 

Jalapa, Mexico, June 27. --  G. L. Hutchinson of Harlan County, Nebraska died June 11, aged 80 years, at the

residence of his son in Jalap Vera Cruz, Mexico.

 

Mr. Hutchinson was an old settler of Harlan County, where he was in the mercantile business until failing health made

a change necessary.

 

He leaves a widow and one son -- M. L. Huthcison - Sperintendent of the Jalapa & Cordoba Railroad.

 

Omaha World Herald - June 28, 1905

 

 

 

William Dillon   

Dillon's Slayers Confess


Mere Boys Murder Wealthy Farmer for His Money. Trailed by bloodhounds, George Critzer and Ben Hattendorf, aged 16 and 18, respectively, were arrested Saturday evening and have confessed that they murdered William Dillon, a farmer near Alma, who was found dead at his supper table Friday evening. Dillon leaves an estate worth $20000. The boys secured only a watch and about $20 in cash.

Valentine Democrat (Valentine, Neb.), March 25, 1909

Transcribed and contributed by:  Kim Thorp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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