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Obituary for John Wilkins Batt
18 August, 1882 - 21 May, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Friday, 22 May, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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John W. Batt

     Services have been arranged for John Wilkins Batt, 76, prominent Wilder farmer, who died yesterday in a Caldwell hospital following a brief illness.
     Mr. Batt, born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 18, 1882, came to Idaho with his father from Salem, Ore., where he had lived since the age of 7.  He pioneered in the Lost River country in the Southeastern part of Idaho and came to Boise in 1911.  He engaged there with his father in the building trade and moved to a ranch between Parma and Notus in 1913, moving to the Wilder bench in 1915.  Mr. Batt married Elizabeth Karn at Wilder on Feb. 14, 1917.  They have been engaged since that time in farming and the stock feeding business.  He was active in community affairs.
     Survivors, in addition to his wife, Elizabeth Batt, are three sons, Philip E., James S., and John W. Jr., all of Wilder;  two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Richards, American Falls, Idaho, and Mrs. Emma Kruze, Los Angeles;  two brothers, Roger and P. G. Batt, both of Caldwell;  two sisters, Ellen Godfrey and Mrs. Katherine Elgin, both of Salem Ore., and 14 grandchildren.
     Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Peckham-Dakan-Davis Chapel in Caldwell, with Rev. Charles E. Allen of Wilder, officiating.
     Interment will be at Wilder cemetery.


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