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Information for Hugh Hoskins

2 May, 1892 - 13 October, 1981

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

October, 1981
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Hugh Hoskins

    Funeral services for Hugh Hoskins, 89, Route 4, Box 607, Caldwell, who died Tuesday at home, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. James McMillan, Caldwell.  Interment will  follow in Greenleaf Cemetery.
    He was born May 2, 1892, in Pleasant Plain, Iowa, to Owen and Josie Jones in Fairfield, Iowa, before moving to Grand Junction, Colo.  They moved to the Sunny Slope area in 1909, where they homesteaded.  He attended Caldwell High School, where he studied horticulture and was active in sports.  He played baseball for many years on various Boise Valley teams.  He and his father planted the first fruit trees in Sunny Slope, irrigating with water they trucked up from the Snake River.  In the off-season, he worked for the Bureau of Reclamation as a surveyor, helping to route canals in the Black Canyon Project and to construct the Low Line Canal through Sunny Slope.  He married Estel Claybaugh on Nov. 25, 1916, in Coquille, Ore.  They made their home on the Hoskins Fruit Ranch.  He retired in 1971.
    He is survived by his wife and a son, Harold Hoskins, both of Sunny Slope; a daughter, Helen Burkhalter of Idaho Falls; a sister, Esther Carter of Nampa; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by a sister.
    Friends may call at the chapel until 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday.



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