Information for Callie Augusta Holbrook Carlyle
3 November, 1863
– 4 May,
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
Tuesday, 5 May, 1942
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Death claimed the last
member of the lower Boise Valley pioneers Monday afternoon and
the Parma community lost a beloved character when Mrs. Callie
Augusta Carlyle, 78, died at her home four-and-one-half miles
southwest of Parma.
Callie Augusta Holbrook was born in Douglas county,
Iowa, on November 3, 1863. She was the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. George Holbrook, who crossed the plains from Iowa to
Idaho in a covered wagon when Callie Augusta was five years
old. The family settled first at old Fort Boise and from
there moved to a place one mile east of Parma where the future
Mr. Carlyle spent her childhood. She attended the Parma
public school that occupied the present site of the Parma Mill
and Elevator Co.
On Thanksgiving day in 188, Miss Callie Augusta
Holbrook and William Henry Carlyle were married in the little
village of Parma. The farm they purchased at that time
from David Mumford continued to be their home for the years to
come. Mr. Carlyle died at the family home August 25,
Survivors include three sons, Martin W. Carlyle and
Frank Carlyle both of Parma; Harvey Carlyle of Umatilla,
Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Lizzie Harrold of Boise;
three brothers, Gene Holbrook of Ola; George Holbrook of
Emmett and Bob Holbrook of San Francisco; one sister,
Mrs. Cora Brown of Boise; seven grandchildren and six
The body is at the Peckham chapel. Services
will be held at the Community church in Parma, Friday at 2:30
p.m., with Dr. H. H. Hayman of the College of Idaho in charge.
Interment will be in the Parma cemetery.