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Information for Altha Ethelum Mitchell Fouch
27 December 1867 - 25 May 1937
Obituary from The Caldwell News-Tribune
26 May 1937
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Pioneer Idaho Woman Who
Was Historical Society
Official Succumbs

     WALLA WALLA, Wash (AP) - Mrs. Altha E. Fouch, 69, of Boise, secretary-librarian of the Idaho state historical society and a pioneer of the west, died here suddenly last night.
    Mrs. Fouch was traveling from Lewiston, Idaho, to Hun tington, Ore., with her son, Dr. Ralph Fouch, when she was suddenly stricken with a heart attack.
               Ship Body Home
The body will be taken to Parma, Idaho, for funeral services.
    Mrs. Fouch was appointed secretary-librarian of the Idaho State Historical Society by Governor C. Ben Ross in 1931.
    She left Boise several days ago to visit a daughter, Mrs. James Lyle at Kendrick, Idaho, and went from there to Lewiston.
    Mrs. Fouchwas born in Knoxville, Iowa, Dec. 30, 1868, and came with her parents to Eagle, Idaho, in 1887 in a wagon-train that set out from  Kelton, Utah.
                  Moved to Parma
Later the family move to Parma, where Mrs. Fouch spent most of her life.
    Her husband, Frank R. Fouch, died at Parma in 1930.
    She was a member of the Presbyterian church.
    Besides her son, Dr. Fouch and daughter, Mrs. Lyle, she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Mark Bower of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. George Westfall of Boise and a son, Clare Fouch of Tulsa, Okla.


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