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
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.
Full-sized headstone photo
available upon request.