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Family of Conway H. Rinard
and wife
Erma Lora Carter Rinard

The following was taken from

"From Sagebrush to Green Fields"
A History of Greenleaf, Idaho

by Dilla Tucker Winslow
Published 1984 by Artcraft Press, Nampa, Idaho

pg. 127
Transcribed by Dennis McIndoo



      Conway and Erma Rinard with sons, Harold and Harlan, made up the fifth family in the church on March 6, 1906.  They soon were settled on a place south of Greenleaf. Conway Rinard was actIve on various committees in the making of Greenleaf and was named on the first building committee for the church. Erma was interested in the WCTU, helping to organize the union in Greenleaf.  She also served on the Academy board for several years, as well as other committees of the church.
      Harold died of infection to which he fell victim while in athletics at Pacific College (now George Fox).
      Harlan married Helen Nordyke and became a meteorologist until they retired and moved to Friendsview Manor, Newberg, Oregon.
      Other children born to them here were:
      Glen, who served for many years as a minister in Western, Oregon, and California Yearly Meetings of the Friends Church.
      Malinda married Arthur French, a photographer.
      Virena, wife of Evert Tuning, served with him as a minister and missionary to the Klamath Indians with fruitful results.
      Margaret married Granger Longstroth and they farmed in the Greenleaf area, later moving to Nampa where Granger worked for the Department of Employment, then moving to Grangeville where he became office manager.  He was then transferred to Emmett in the same capacity.  On retirement they moved to Sunny Ridge Manor, Nampa.
      Mary married John Palmer, a farm machinery dealer in Nyssa, Oregon.
      Florence married Floyd Holton of Fruitland, Idaho, where he farmed and served as mayor of the city for some time.
      Ruth died in 1933, while just a young girl.
      John married Marie Lindsley and has worked for the State of Idaho Highway Department.


Obituary for Ruth Irene Rinard
14 October, 1920 - 6 July, 1933
From The Caldwell News-Tribune, 
dated Friday, 7 July, 1933
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo




     Ruth Rinard, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Rinard of Greenleaf passed away at a local hospital Thursday night.  She has been ill for several months following an operation for a ruptured appendix.
     No funeral arrangements had been made Friday afternoon.  The body is at the Peckham funeral chapel in Caldwell.

Also, this for Ruth Irene
dated Tuesday, 11 July, 1933

Age is incorrect in this article




     GREENLEAF  (Special) - Funeral services for Ruth Rinard, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Rinard, were held in the church Sunday afternoon.  The pastor, the Rev. Fred C. Harris and mrs. Harris had charge of the services assisted by two former ? ? E. G. ? ? ? Notus and the Rev. Charles T. Moore of Caldwell.
     The Rev. A. Darling, of Deer flat, Mrs. I. N. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Harris furninshed two musical numbers.  Solos were sung by Mrs. Harris and W. H. Benedict.  Six of Ruth's schoolmates dress in white, served as pallbearers.
     Ruth passed away early Friday morning at the Caldwell sanitarium where  she underwent an operation for a ruptured appendix seven weeks ago.  She was laid at rest in the Greenleaf cemetery beside her oldest brother, Harold, who died several years ago.




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