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Obituary for Bayard T. Templeton
25 May, 1857 - 14 March, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune, 
dated Thursday, 17 March, 1932
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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HOMEPAGE
 

PIONEER DIES
   AT HOME HERE

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      Bayard T. Templeton,
  Familiar Caldwell Figure,
  Succumbs Monday Night

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     The familiar figure of Bayard Templeton, short in stature, with his familiar brown overcoat, wide brimmed hat, long beard and a cane, will be missed from the streets of Caldwell hereafter.  The pioneer resident passed away Monday night at the home of Mrs. J. A. Lemmon, where he has been receiving medical care for the past month.  Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Peckham funeral chapel with Dr. W. J. Boone officiating.  Interment was in the Canyon Hill cemetery.
     Mr. Templeton was born in Elgin, Ill., May 25, 1857.  He came to Bozeman, Mont., in 1880 and later to the Wood River country in 1882 or 1883.  There he worked as a prospector and an expert accountant.  He was married in that country but his wife died a few years later in Nevada, where the couple had moved for her health.
            Taught School Here
    
Early in 1890 Mr. Templeton came to the Caldwell community and was here when Canyon and Ada counties were divided.  He was a supporter of the Farmer's Alliance movement.  He taught in many of the southern Idaho schools for a number of years.  In 1896 he married a Caldwell matron.  She passed away in 1906.  For the past 10 years Mr. Templeton has lived at the home of Roy Rabbitt.  Until the past four or five years he has spent every summer in the mountains prospecting.
     Surviving are his two sons. B. T. Templeton, Jr., of Portland and C. E. Templeton of Portland; two step-daughters, Mrs. Flora Toosakis of Hialeah, Fla., and Mrs. Pearl Wright of Portland, and a sister Mrs. G. C. Brown of Kansas City, Mo.
     C. E. Templeton was in Caldwell for his father's funeral.