Obituary for Charles P. Neth
20 October, 1931 - 15 October, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 17 October, 1932
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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Charles P. Neth of Middleton
Loses Life as Automobile
MIDDLETON (Special) - Charles P. Neth, 33-year-old Middleton
man, was killed in an automobile accident near Glenns Ferry
Saturday. His body was found near his overturned automobile
about 7 o'clock Saturday evening by officers of the Elmore county
after the accident had been reported by passersby.
Cause of the accident is unknown. Gravel along
the highway where the overturned automobile was found was said to be
loose and it is thought possible that the car may have become
uncontrollable in the loose gravel. Just where Mr. Neth was
going is not known. He left the home of his mother, Mrs. Mary
Neth, at Middleton Saturday noon saying he would be gone for a
couple of days. He apparently was alone at the time of the
Funeral services for the accident victim will be held
at the Baptist church in Middleton Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock
with the Rev. M. J. McPike in charge. Interment will be in the
Middleton cemetery. The body will lie in state Tuesday from 10
until 1:30 o'clock at the home of Mr. Neth's mother in Middleton.
Mr. Neth was born in Middleton April 9, 1899. He
attended Middleton public schools and later the College of Idaho.
When he was 19 years of age he obtained a pharmacists' diploma in
Nevada and later a similar degree in Idaho. He was employed at
a Wilder drug store for two years and at a Middleton drug store for
three years. He later was part owner of a garage at Jerome and
for the past few years has been an automobile salesman throughout
southwestern Idaho. At the time of his death he was employed
by the Lindsey Motor company of Nampa and had been making his home
with his mother in Middleton.
He is survived by two children, Bobby and Betty, of
Portland; his mother; one sister, Mrs. Lena Ashmun of Watersville,
Wash;, a brother, H. E. Neth of Redmond, Wash.; an aunt, Mrs. Anna
Alchenberger of Middleton, and four nieces. A brother, Arthur
Neth, died nine years ago, while his father, Peter Neth, died 11
years ago. His wife has divorced and re-married.