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Obituary for Frank Wade Stivers
22 December, 1891 - 27 June, 1938
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Wednesday, 29 June, 1938 
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Stivers Rites
Are Arranged
For Saturday


     Frank Wade Stivers, 46 year-old Wilder merchant, died Monday at a Boise hospital.  He was born in Olin, Iowa, and has resided in Wilder many years, operating the Green Lantern tavern in Wilder the past year.
     Survivors are his wife, Irene C. Stivers, Wilder;  four brothers, Harry, Tim of Monmouth, Ore., James and Theodore of San Francisco;  also three sisters, Mrs. Helen Demmon of Elsie, Ore., Katherine Stivers, Kansas City, Mo., and Bernice Stivers of San Francisco, Calif.
     Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist church in Wilder.  Rev. M. W. Burres and the Masonic lodge will be in charge of the services.  Burial will be in the Wilder cemetery.  The body is at the Peckham funeral chapel.

From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Wednesday, 6 July, 1938



War Veteran is Paid
Final Tribute

     WILDER (Special) - Funeral services for Frank W. Stivers, who died at a Boise hospital June 27, were held Saturday afternoon at the Wilder Methodist church.  The Rev. Merle W. Burres was in charge of the service.  A quartet comprising Mrs. Harold Thomas, Mrs. Gene Smith, H. G. Peckham and Merle Jenkins sang with Mrs. Harold Peterson as accompanist.
     Pall bearers were James C. Karn, E. G. Lee, Charles V. Karn, T. C. Phillips, J. W. Weeks and Carl Pielstick.  Burial was in the Wilder cemetery.
     Mr. Stivers was born at Olin, Ill., December 21, 1891.  He enlisted in the United States army June 7, 1917 at Missoula, Mont., and served overseas during the World war with company C, fourth engineers.  He was engaged in four major battles and was wounded twice.
     After the armistice was signed he served with the army of occupation until August of 1919.  Soon after his discharge from service he came to the Fargo community where he was later joined by his parents.  For about ten years he served as bookkeeper in the local watermaster's office.
                    Ill Two Years
On February 14, 1926 he married Miss Irene Clark, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Clark of Wilder.  In 1934 Mr. and Mrs. Stivers moved to Colber, Wash., and lived there until about a year ago when they returned to Wilder.
     Mr. Stivers has been ill for two years but the illness became critical only a short time before his death.
     Surviving are Mrs. Stivers;  four brothers, Harry of Allegheny, Ore., Tim B., of Monmouth, Ore., James of San Francisco and Theodore of San Francisco;  three sisters, Mrs. Helen B. Denman of Elsie, Ore., Kathryn Stivers of Kansas City, Mo., and Bernice Stivers of San Francisco.

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