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Information for William Woodson Peter
29 September 1870 - 8 October 1947
Obituary from the Owyhee Chronicle
16 October 1947
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Rites Held for
Wm. W. Peter

     Funeral rites were conducted Friday afternoon at the Peckham-Dakan chapel, Caldwell, by the Rev. H. H. Hayman for William Woodson Peter, 77, Homedale, who died last Wednesday at the home of his son-in-law and daughter Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Richards, Homedale.  Burial was at the Wilder cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Robert and Hoyt Nash, Dick Helton, Leo Bright, A. E. Murphy, and Robert Ferguson, all of Homedale.
    Mr. Peter was a former school teacher and accountant.  He had taught school at Homedale, Roswell, Caldwell, and Franklin.  He served as secretary of the Gem Irrigation district for 15 years.  During the administration of the late Gov. C. Ben Ross, Mr. Peter was employed on the industrial accident board at Boise.
    He was born in Christian county, Ill., September 29, 1870.  He had been a resident of Idaho and the Boise valley since 1907, except for a couple years which he spent in California.
    Survivors are his widow Emma, Homedale; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Richards and Mrs. Clarice Burr, Homedale, and Mrs. Lois Nye, Ontario, Ore.; one son, Edward, Glendale, Ore.; one brother, Ed, Taylorville, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Nash, Homedale, and Mrs. Rolland Stevens, Taylorville, Ill.; eight grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    Relatives from Oregon who attended the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Nye, Ontario; Mr. and Mrs. Edward C. Peter, Glendale; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ferguson and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hooper, Vale.



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