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Information for James Hunter Liddle

16 May, 1901 25 January, 1986

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

January, 1986

Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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James Liddle

    Graveside services for James Hunter Liddle, 84, of Nampa, who died Saturday, Jan. 25, at a Nampa nursing home, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    The Rev. Donald H. Frank of the Boone Memorial Presbyterian Church, Caldwell, will officiate.
    Mr. Liddle was born May 16, 1901, at Isle of Lewis, Scotland, to Peter and Catherine Jane Hamilton Liddle.  He was reared and educated in Scotland. He served as a policeman in Manchester, England, for several years.  He immigrated to the United States in 1922 and settled in Rockville, Ore., near Jordan Valley, where he worked for his brother, John, as a shepherd tor some years.  He then acquired his own band of sheep and ranched on South Mountain in Owyhee County.
    He married Clara Annabelle Sweeney (sic-Swinney) on Nov. 8, 1936, at Baker, Ore.  In 1958, they bought a farm near Melba where they farmed until failing health forced him to retire and move into Nampa in 1960.  Mrs. Liddle died on Jan. 28, 1981.
    He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Masonic Lodge at Silver City.
    He is survived by one stepdaughter, Blanche Johnson of Homedale; one sister, Ruby Liddle of Isle of Lewis, Scotland; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and one brother.
    Memorials may be made to the Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call until 9 tonight and Wednesday until time of services at Flahiff Funeral Chapel of Nampa.

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