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Information for Edwin Ely Newkirk
28 July, 1895 - 29 December, 1982
The Idaho Press-Tribune

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Edwin E. Newkirk
Funeral services for Edwin E. Newkirk, 87, of Parma who died Wednesday, at a Boise nursing home will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma, with the Rev. Paul Evans of the church officiating, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel of Parma.  Masonic Rites will be recited by the Parma Lodge 49, AF and AM.  Interment will be at Roswell Cemetery, Roswell Idaho.
    He was born July 28, 1895 in East Hampton, Mass., where was raised and educated.  He came west and took a forestry course at the University of Idaho. and then worked for the Potlatch Industry before goining the army in 1917.  After his discharge in 1919, he married Vinibel McCormick in 1924, at Roswell.  In 1926 he bought the Roswell Store which he owned and operated for a number of years.  He then went to work for the Boise National Forest, and in 1943 he went to work for the Parma Waterlifter Corp., where he worked until his retirement in 1960.  After his retirement he lived in Parma until the time of his death.  Mrs. Newkirk died in 1978.  He was a member of the Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church in Parma, and a 50-year member of the Parma Lodge 49, AF and AM.
    He survived by two daughters, Mrs. Patricia Wild of Boise, Mrs. Joan Ross of Kimberling City, Mo., five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    Memorials may be made to the Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma.



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