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August 10, 1860 - January 9, 1951
C.N. Abbey Dies In Seattle, Last Rites To Be Held Here Tomorrow
    Funeral services will be conducted at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton Friday afternoon at two o’clock in tribute to Charles N. Abbey who passed away at the home of a son, Francis Abbey, in Seattle Tuesday, January 9, following an illness that extended over a few weeks. Rev. Charles West will officiate the rites. Burial will be made in Riverview Cemetery where brief graveside services will also be held. Active pallbearers will be Harry Boozer, Walter Ash, Lee Moore, John Bryson, Fred Vallance and Glen Thompson. Honorary pallbearers will be John Vallance, O.L. Kenney, Delbert Ash and H.C. Brock.
    C.N. abbey was born in Henry County, Illinois August 10, 1860 and came to Hamilton in 1902. Before coming to Hamilton, he practiced his profession as a photographer at New Market, Iowa and Grant city, MO, bu after arrival in the Bitter Root he engaged in farming. He was a appointed a rural mail carrier from the Hamilton post office February 15, 1906 and served the community in that capacity until his retirement September 1, 1931. Thereafter he engaged in small farming, residing south of Hamilton on Hiway 93 until a few years ago when he moved to Seattle making his home most of the time with his son Francis. He spent much of his time visiting his children and was a visitor in the Bitter Root for the last time last summer when he came here with Mr. and Mrs. Francis Abbey and visited with the latter’s brothers and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hanson, and with his grandson and his wife, County Attorney and Mrs. C.C. Cook.
    Mr. Abbey was always a devout member of the Christian Church. As such he served the local church for many year as an elder and as superintendent of the Sunday School. He also served as president of the Upper Room bible Class.
    Those who survive Mr. Abbey are the following children: Mrs. Ina Louise Cook, Missoula, Irl Abbey, Missoula, Ivan Abbey of Bremerton, Wash, Nelson Abbey, Spokane, and Francis Abbey, Seattle; stepchildren, Mrs. Winifred Kopesland Meneely, Kalispell, Tom Warrren, Hamilton, Ralph Warren and Bertha Warren Unrue, both of Seattle. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. All of the children and stepchildren are expected to come to Hamilton to attend the funeral except Mrs. Unrue whose health has not been too good of late. The children and step children in each instances will be accompanied here by their wives or husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Abbey are expected to arrive in Hamilton late this afternoon.
    Charles N. Abbey was a fine man who owned a large number of friends. He possessed a gentle friendly character and a robust constitution which enabled him to live and served his fellow man and family for 90 years. Even up to last summer he was still in apparent good health, looked good, was active both physically and mentally.
The Western News, January 11, 1951

November 22, 1901 - November 17, 1977
Services set for Fredrick Abbey
    Funeral services will be conducted Monday for Grantsdale resident, Frederick C, Abbey, 75, who died early Thursday morning in Daly Hospital.
    The retired rancher was born November 22, 1901 in Salmon Idaho He attended schools at Boyle Creek near Salmon. On September  9, 1926, he married Georgia C. Fry in Salmon, farmed at Boyle Creek and west of Darby.  In 1975, they moved to Grantsdale.
    Mr. Abbey is survived by his wife, Georgia, at the family hone; 4 sons, Albert of Darby, Lloyd and Donald of St. Ignatius, and Floyd of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Donna Kyle of Darby; a brother, Ben Shepard of Osburn, Idaho; a sister, Mamie Bartlett of Salmon, Idaho; 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers.
    Services will be at 2 p.m. in the Dowling Chapel with Delbert L. Abbey officiating. Burial will follow at the Lone Pie Cemetery in Darby.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Friday, November 18, 1977


July 4, 1879 - March 19, 1952  
     Fred Adams died March 19, 1952 at Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. He died exactly 52 years to the day that his family arrived in Hamilton. Services will be held Friday morning at nine o'clock at St. Francis church for Fred Adams, long time resident of Hamilton. Rosary services will be this evening at 7:30 with Father Donohue officiating. Pallbearers will be: Theodore Reinbold, Bill Young, Carl Johnson, Bob Holt, Dick Hogue, and Pete Parpolia. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery where some of the other members of his family are buried. Mr. Adams was born in Bell Prairie, Minnesota on July 4, 1879, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Adams.
Abstract from: The Western News, March 20, 1952

August 12, 1884 - April 26, 1964
    Funeral services were this afternoon at Dowling Chapel for John Q. Adams of Corvallis who died Sunday at Daly Hospital after having been a patient for one day.  Mr. Adams had poor health from emphysema and asthma and the past three years his health worsened.  Rev. E.J. Ruff officiated at the rites and interment was in the family plot at Corvallis Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Dudley Bowden, Dick Bryson, Ed Bay, Lloyd Rockafellow, Albert Smith and Tom Dunbar.
    John Quincy Adams was born August 12, 1884 in Delta Colorado and came to the Bitterroot when he was 16 years old.  He lived in the Corvallis vicinity ever since.  He married Ethel Leona Barr in Hamilton April 19, 1908.  Rev. G.C. Berry officiated and witnesses were W.T. Flanders and Lilliam Tucker.  Mr. Adams was a farmer and also raised guinea pigs for many years.  He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge many years.  An infant daughter Melba and an infant son James preceded him in death.
    Surviving beside the widow is a son Harry of Seattle; daughters Mrs. James (Dorothy) Colson of Moses Lake Wa. and her twin Mrs. James (Doris) Lee, Seattle; nine grandchildren and three great grandchildren; brother Orion Adams Missoula; sister Mrs. William (Marie E.) Burns, Spokane.
    Those who knew Mr. Adams found him to be a fine man and there are many who will remember him as such.

February 15, 1850 - December 14, 1910    
     Mrs. Olive Ahrens of Florence died at St. Patricks Hospital in Missoula at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, following a stroke of paralysis which she suffered about three weeks ago.
     Mrs. Ahrens was 58 years of age and has been a resident of the valley for many years. She leaves an adopted son, Harry Ahrens, who is pursuing academic studies at Boulder. Besides this son, a brother, William Buck, who resides in Ely, Nevada, and a sister, Mrs. L.P. Trump of Missoula survive her.
     Yesterday afternoon the Missoula lodge of Eastern Star held ritualistic services over the remains after which she was shipped to Florence. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock this morning from the home at Florence under the auspices of the Eastern Star lodge of this place of which Mrs. Ahrens was a member, and the remains laid to rest in the Carlton cemetery beside those of her husband, who died several years ago.
     Among those of the local lodge here who attended the funeral this morning were: Mr. and Mrs. George Kinneman, Mr. and Mrs. Ewan Lockridge; Mesdames B.F. Plummer, John A. Smith, Perry Foust, and J.R. Faulds, and Messrs F.W. Wilson, G.F. Johnson, and Henry Buck. They made the trip to Florence in the touring car of John Emhoff.
Northwest Tribune, December 16, 1910

April 3, 1871 - April 25, 1953
J.C. Alkire, 82, Dies; Rites Tuesday
    Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at he Dowling chapel for James Cyrus Alkire, 82, retired Grantsdale farmer, who died at his home Saturday. He had lived in the valley for 41 years. Rev. Lawrence Roumpf will conduct the rites and burial will be in the Grantsdale cemetery. Pallbearers will be Otis Lydnes, Charles Likes, A. Zerbst. W. Zerbst, Arthur Treece, and James Wilson.
    Mr. Alkire was born on April 3, 1871 in Keokuk, Iowa. He is survived by his widow, Elizabeth, two sons, Lawrence, Hamilton, and Ray, Libby; two daughters, Mrs. Vernon Elmore, Grantsdale, and Mrs. Grace Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo; two brothers, a sister, 15 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren
Ravalli Republican, April 27, 1953

April 12, 1881 - October 3, 1969
Mrs. J.C. Alkire, Resident in Valley 48 years, Taken By Death
    Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at the Dowling chapel to honor Mrs. J.C. Alkire, 88, who expired at Daly Hospital Friday at 8:07 p.m.. Mrs. Alkire’s granddaughter, Pastor Muriel Gooder, officiated and interment was in Grantsdale cemetery beside the resting place of her husband who died April 23, 1953. Pallbearers were James Wilson, Art Treece, Bill Lovely, Charles Likes, G.R. Riley, and Charles Squires.
    Elizabeth Recbecca Boyer was born April 12, 1881 in Superior, Neb, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.V. Boyer. She married James Alkire May 31, 1899 at Clay Center, Neb, lived there and at Edgar and came to Montana and the Bitter Root in February 1921. They lived many years near Grantsdale.
    The Alkires were saddened in 1942 when their eldest son, Joseph, lost his life while in service with the merchant marines and was buried at sea.
    Born prematurely, she weighed two pounds at birth. Her mother passed away when Elizabeth was an infant. The children lived with relatives and as a child, Elizabeth spent much time in the sun and became an excellent horsewoman.
    The Alkires operated a fine truck garden. Following his death, she became employed as a companion baby sitter, etc. She resided with son Lawrence here until 1 1/2 years ago when failing health caused her to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Vernon Elmore.
    Surviving are sons, Ray at Libby; Lawrence, Hamilton; daughter, Mrs. G.G (Grace) Dixon, Colorado Springs, Colo; Mrs. V.H. (Doris) Elmore, Hamilton; 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. A brother preceded Mrs. Alkire in death.
Abstract from The Western News, October 8, 1969

January 3, 1922 - May 18, 1995
        Robert Allen, 73, of Victor, died at his home Thursday, May 18, 1995. He was born January 3, 1922 in Anaconda, to Orlando and Katherine Allen.
    He spent his early years at Southern Cross, Montana, and while still a young child he moved with his family to Butte, where he attended school and later worked in the mines there and at Radersberg, Montana. He married Catherine “Pat” Wiefitch on October 31, 1942. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Pacific as a demolition specialist during WWII. He was employed by the Forest Service in fire management from 1952 until his retirement in 1980. He was active in many community affairs and was a volunteer for the Victor Fire Department for many years, served on the Victor school board for nine years and on the St. Mary’s Parish council for six years.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and three sisters. Surviving are his wife, Pat, of the family home; four sos and daughters-in-law, bob and Jane, of Stevensville, Wayne and Ellen of Helena, Gerald and Terri of Victor, and Rick and Brenda of Midvale, Utah; four sisters, Helen Harris and Jean Buckingham, both of Townsend, Mary Price of Butte, and Ann Roberts of Radersberg; ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
    Visitation will be from noon to 6:30 p.m. today at the Whitest Funeral Home in Stevensville. Vigil service will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Stevensville, at 7:30 p.m. today. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Stevensville. a reception will follow at the family center. Memorials are asked to the Victor Museum or the Victor Senior Citizen Center.
Ravalli Republic, May 22, 1995

January 5, 1885 - March 3, 1952
     Edward Marshall Anderson, one of the Bitter Root's best known and beloved public officials, died early Monday morning, March 3, 1952  in Daly hospital in Hamilton. Services were held this afternoon in the Hamilton Masonic temple, where he gave much of his time and energy through the years. Rev. William c. Stearns of the Federated church officiated and the burial was in Riverview cemetery with graveside services by the Stevensville Masonic lodge. Pallbearers were: Don McKenna, Doug Galbraith, Milton Byrd, Anthony Hork, Ray Severns, and William Gray. Honorary pallbearers were: Cyrus Franks, Fred Fehrenkamp, C.D. Haynes, Judges C.E. Comer and Albert Besancon, Miles Romney, James Oliva, C.E. Hartley, Fay Burrell, Kelly Robbins, Roy Tillman, Claude Johnson, and Walter Poindexter.
    Survivors include the widow, two sons, Ben of Victor and Robert of Hamilton; a granddaughter, Glenda Rae, 8, of Victor; grandson, Marshall of Hamilton, 16 months; two half-sisters, Mrs. R.L. Kitt, Great Falls and Mrs. Jack Weedman, Billings; half-brother, William Frisby of Missoula.
    Marshall was born January 5, 1885 at Covington, Kentucky, received early education at Covington and graduated from high school at Big Stone Gap, Virginia. He married Lenore Shockley in 1912 in Missoula. They lived in the Three Mile area east of Stevensville until 1922 the moved to Hamilton. Lenore died in 1940. He married Silva Briner in 1941 in Anaconda.
Abstract from: The Western News, March 6, 1952

July 31, 1886 - May 25, 1968
Anfin Anfinson Veteran Ravalli Commissioner Is Taken By Death
    Never was there a more dedicated man toward his duty as a public official than Anfin Anfinson, who for many years served Ravalli County as a county commissioner and who died practically “on the job” Saturday morning. Despite deteriorating health over the past year and more, Anfinson continued to attend to his duties as one of the three county commissioners, attending a meeting of the board at the county fair grounds Thursday. The duties of a commissioner had been his main objective so long that they had become a part of his life, both of which he gave up bravely and reluctantly. From the Thursday meeting, he went to Daly hospital, never to emerge alive. His dedication to public service is a testimonial upon which citizens of Ravalli county may well reflect.
    Anfin Anfinson was born July 31, 1886 in Fayette County, Iowa. He attended school as Ossian and graduated from West Union high school in 1904. Thereafter, he became a railroad employee and then came to Montana in 1917. After two years in the Treasure state, he returned to railroading from which he retired in 1926. He again came to the Bitter Root and was wed to Florence Bates Chaffin on November 17, 1926 and the couple engaged in farming on Willow creek. They became parents of a daughter, Gayle, now Mrs. Elmer Tintzman. Mrs. Florence Anfinson passed away March 24, 1960.
    Meantime in 1938, Anfinson was elected county commissioner of Ravalli County, running on the Democratic ticket. He was reelected in 1944, but lost in 1950 to Ingward Nordheim. In 1956, the two men matched again for the commissionership and Anfinson was elected. He was again elected in 1962 and was serving the last year of his term when death came. He had again filed for election as commissioner, to succeed himself, telling friends that “this is my life.” Altogether he served Ravalli County about 23 1/2 years as commissioner.
    During his tenure as commissioner, Mr. Anfinson saw the fiscal condition of Ravalli County markedly improve and witnessed the road department acquire a great amount of excellent equipment and dig the citizens out of the muddy roads of yesteryear. Much of the credit for these achievements and may more, was to a great extent due to the acumen, persistence and action of Anfin Anfinson. During his years as a commissioner, he served with Henry Gilmore, Thomas Crouch. H.A. Flightner, James E. Wimett, Sam Hieronymus, Roy Wonnacott and Harold White.
    He was married March 28, 1962 to Lyle Hawker Whitesitt. She survives him as does his daughter, Mrs. Tintzman, and his grandsons, Terry, Stephen and Brett. He is also survived by  brothers Cornel and Clarence Anfinson of West Union; a brother, Peter died in 1963 at Perry, Iowa, and a sister preceded him in death in 1941 and another brother in 1927. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Anfinson have come to the Bitter Root for the rites.
    He was confirmed in the Lutheran church when he was 14 years of age. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Engineers.
    Funeral services for the deceased public official were conducted at the Dowling chapel yesterday afternoon by Pastor Nels Norbeck. BPOE ritual was also observed at the chapel. Interment was made in Corvallis cemetery where ritual of the Fraternal Order of Eagles was exemplified. Active pallbearers were Jim Davidson, Earl Maki, Jack Filcher, Winston Morris, Ray Tintzman, Wendell Johnson. Honorary pallbearers were Sam Hiernoymus, F.G. Moore, Harold White, Max St. John, Frank Fiman, Charles Reader, Harley Rasmussen, Roy Thomas, Emmett Hawker, Jim Thompson, Fred Johnson, Miles Romney, Willard Rasmusen, Kenneth Rissman. Yesterday afternoon during the hours for the funeral, the offices in the Ravalli court house were closed.
    It was small wonder that Anfin Anfinson possessed a wealth of friends, both in the Bitter Root and throughout Montana where his official duties carried him on public business over almost three decades. Those friends feel a measure of the sorrow being experienced by the bereaved family. All of them can take satisfaction in knowing that Anfinson left lasting good behind him. Mr. Anfinson’s death leaves a tangled skein in political affairs of Ravalli County as the ballots for the June 4 primary election have been printed with his name thereupon, along with that of Ferd Tucker on the Democrat ticket. On the Republican ticket the names of Ingward Nordheim and Howard Hammer are printed. Anfinson’s death causes a vacancy on the board of commissioners. The Ravalli district court can, but need not unless deemed necessary, appoint some citizen to served until the November election develops a new commissioner. Judge Emmet Glore is the current presiding judge in the Ravalli court. It will be up to him to determine if an appointment is to be made of some citizen to serve until after the November election.
The Western News, May 29, 1968

July 6, 1880 - April 5, 1961

    Funeral services were held at Dowling chapel Saturday for Eli U. Applebury who died at Daly Hospital Wednesday, April 5 at 7:15 p.m. following a long period of ill health. Rev. Glenn Johnson officiated at the rites. Interment was in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers were Lawrence Applebury, Loyd Applebury, Ned Applebury, Chester Roberts, J. B. Centers, Everett Flint.
    Eli Upton Applebury was born July 6, 1880 in Marion County, MO, son of the late T. E. and Missouri Upton Applebury and came to the Bitter Root with his parents in 1898. He married Maude Chaffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A.  Chaffin at Corvallis March 18, 1900 by Bosewell C. Black. The couple became the parents of three children, of these two survive. They are Mrs. C. H. (Fern) Zahn of Seattle, Cecil of Wenatchee. The other child, Sheldon, is deceased. There are also surviving Mr. Applebury a sister, Mrs. Frank J, (Effie) Kellett of Yakima, and ten grandchildren.  Mr. Applebury later was married to Daisy Bird Krout in Nov, 1921.
Abstract from: The Western News April 13, 1961

October 29, 1904 - June 24, 1994
    Irene Verna Applebury, 89, of Hamilton died Friday at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital. She was born October 29, 1904 on the Bitterroot Stock Farm, the daughter of Joseph and Emma Haigh. Her father was the ranch foreman for Marcus Daly.
    She graduated from Hamilton High School in 1922 and Montana State University in 1926. On February 6, 1927, she married Lawrence Applebury at Hamilton. The couple lived and farmed in the Coal Pit area of Corvallis and then moved to Hamilton in 1946.
    Survivors include two daughters, Doris Hanna, Spokane, and Shirley West and son-in-law, Les, Santa Clara, California; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Her husband preceded her in 1983.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Federated Church with Rev. Gordon Read officiating. The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements are by the Dowling Funeral Home.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, June 27, 1994

1832 - 1910
     Another old resident of the Bitter Root valley has passed away. John M. Applebury, who came to this country more than a quarter of a century ago, died at the home of his son, James M. Applebury, Jr., three miles east of Corvallis, last Friday. He had reached the advanced age of 76 years, 3 months, and 26 days.
      He was born in Virginia, and came to the Bitter Root valley March 11, 1884, where he resided ever since. Before coming here, he made his home for a few years in Missouri.
      The deceased is survived by three sons, T.E. Applebury and J.M. Applebury of Corvallis, and J.P. Applebury of Chesaw, Washington, and one daughter, Mrs. G.A. Million of Corvallis, and seventeen grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
     Rev. Bascom Waters of Corvallis conducted the funeral Sunday and the body was interred in the cemetery near Corvallis.
Mr. Applebury's death was due to old age. He had been in feeble health for several years and death was no unexpected.
Ravalli Republican, December 30, 1910
November 8, 1872 - March 16, 1954
    James Marshall Applebury, pioneer settler who came to the Bitter Root with his parents in 1884, died peacefully in his sleep at the family home in the Coal Pit area east of Corvallis sometime Tuesday morning, March 16.
    Funeral services will be held at the Dowling chapel in Hamilton at 2 p.m. Friday afternoon, March 19, with Rev. William C. Stearns officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Corvallis cemetery where the pioneer parents of Mr. Applebury are also at rest, the mother having died in December 1897 and the father in December 1910. Pallbearers at the Marshall Applebury funeral will be O.C. Lockwood, William Jenkins, Vernon Jenkins, Charles Slocum, Charles Reader, and Ernest Levandoske.
    James Marshall Applebury was born November 8, 1872 in Shelbyville, Missouri, the youngest of 6 children of James Marshall and Elizabeth Ritter Applebury. The family moved to the Bitter Root valley in 1884 and lived on a homestead east of Corvallis.
    Marshall Applebury and Nannie May Glassley were united in marriage January 1, 1901 in Corvallis.
    J.M. Applebury is survived by his widow and their three children: Lawrence of Hamilton, Loyd of Corvallis, and Mrs. George A. Nelson of Hill City, South Dakota. Others who survive are five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The grandchildren are Rex, Jay, and Denis Applebury of Corvallis, Mrs. Emil Nord of Spokane and Mrs. Lester West of Hayward, California.
Abstract from: The Western News, March 18, 1954

July 26 1884 - April 18, 1946
James T. AppleburyTaken by Death
    James T, Applebury, 62, Corvallis, who was stricken with a heart attack while working in the field Wednesday, died about 10 o’clock Thursday evening. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon in the Dowling Chapel.He was born July 26, 1884, in Shelbyville, Mo., and moved to the Corvallis district, where he has since made his home, in 1898.  He had always followed farming and in late years he also employed by the Gold Medal Dairies and for the last couple of years as a fireman at the Bitterroot Cannery.
    Daughter, Mrs. Everett Flint, Corvallis; son, Ned, Hamilton; sister, Mrs. Leslie Snell, Corvallis, and one in Yakima Wash.; brothers, Clarence, Seattle, Wash., and Eli, Corvallis, and three grandchildren, survive.
Contributed by Corvallis Community Heritage Project

June 19, 1861 - December 25, 1942
    The Dowling Chapel at Hamilton was the scene of funeral services for Mrs. Missouri Applebury, resident of the Bitter Root for more than 40 years, who died at her home at Corvallis Christmas Day. Elder R.F. Finney, Jr. conducted the services and interment was made in Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of her late husband, T.C. Applebury. Pallbearers were Ed Johnson, Thos. R. Glass, B.J. Smyth, Frank Engler, Peter Bosket, and M.L. Holloran.
    The deceased was born at Monroe City, Missouri June 29, 1861. She is survived by the following children: Eli and James Applebury, Corvallis; Clarence, Seattle; Mrs. Effie Kellogg, Yakima; and Mrs. L.C. Snell, Corvallis.
The Western News, December 31, 1942

November 6, 1878 - March 16, 1954
Mrs. Applebury Rites To Be Held At The Dowling Chapel
    Funeral services pend at the Dowling Funeral Home for Mrs. Marshal Applebury, 91 who died at Valley View Estates this morning. Interment will be in Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of her husband who died March 16, 1954.
    Nancy May Glassley, known always as Nannie, was born on Nov. 6, 1878 in Ray County, MO., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Glassley. When she was six years old the family moved to Butte where her father died two years later. Two years later the mother and her seven children moved to the valley and settled in the Stevensville area. Miss Glassley married James Marshall Applebury Jan. 1, 1901 at the Alice Hedge home in Corvallis. Afterward the couple established a home in the Coal Pit area east of Corvallis until he retired from farming. They owned and operated several farms for a half century. A year after his death she moved to Hamilton near her son Lawrence and his wife Irene. She moved to the Valley View Estates in March 1962.
Mrs. Applebury was a member of the Methodist church, joining at Stevensville when a young woman. She was a member of Charity Rebekah lodge for many years, joining at Corvallis and transferring to the Hamilton lodge.
    Surviving are sons Lawrence of Hamilton and Lloyd, Missoula; daughter, Mrs. George (Lois) Nelson, Rapid City, So. Dak.; five grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and all other members of her family. A brother, Mike, died in Mexico where he was taken while serving in the Spanish-American war.
    While her first interest was always her family, her good works went beyond that relationship. Through the decades of her life she was always thoughtful and helpful to those requiring assistance and her dedication to family and friends won her a warm admiration which will not be dimmed by her passing.
Western News, October 21, 1978
Contributed by Corvallis Community Heritage Project
September 30, 1936 - May 4, 1991
Pastor Rex James Applebury, 54. of Stevensville, died Saturday at St. Patricks Hospital.
He was born September 30, 1936, in Hamilton to Loyd and Ruth taber Applebury. He resided in Corvallis and received his education and graduated from Corvallis Highschool in the class of 1955. He attended the Multomah School of the Bible in Portland, oregon, and Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Kansas, and received is B.A. and M.A. he had a pastorship in Independece, Missouri; Augusta, Montana; first Baptist Church at Stevensville; Evangelical Church in Stevensville; and presently at Jesus Community Church in Stevensville.
    Rex worked and was a registered land surveyor working in the Northwest. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. On July 25, 1959, he married Janice Wildey in Hamilton. He was a miner-prospector, wrote songs and was a loving husband, father and grandfather and a friend to everyone.
    He is survived by his wife, Janice, of Stevensville; one son, Brad Applebury of Stevensville; two daughters, Julie Ralston of Darby and Joni Koch of Hamilton; two brothers, Jay Applebury of Anchorage, Alaska, and Denis of Corvallis, Montana; three granddaughters and two grandsons.
    Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Catholic Family Center with a reception to follow at the Jesus Community Church. The Whitesitt Funeral Home of Stevensville is in charge of arrangements.
Ravalli Republic, May 6, 1991
Contributed by Corvallis High School Class of 1955

August 23, 1880 - November 5, 1970
Corvallis Native, Mrs. Ashby, Taken by Death in Tacoma, Washington
Funeral services were held on Saturday morning at Dowling Chapel for Mrs. J.N. Ashby, 90, Corvallis Native who died November 5 at Tacoma, Washington. Rev. Robert Sherwood officiated and interment was in Corvallis Cemetery beside the grave of her deceased husband. Pallbearers were Glenn Chaffin, Gil Chaffin, Ed Bay, Russell Bay, Al Simmons, Fritz Bernatz.
    Inez Summers was born August 3, 1880. Her parents were John N and Juda Chaffin Summers. Inez attended a school on Skalkaho and then the Hamilton schools. Her marriage to J.N. Ashby took place in Missoula April 16, 1919 and their attendants were Harry and Jeannette Johnson. They resided in the Corvallis area until 1940 when they moved to Vancouver, Washington. While in the Bitter Root, Mr. Ashby worked at the Montana Experimental station east of Corvallis. During WWII he worked in shipyards on the coast. he died June 13, 1966 on the coast.
    Mrs. Ashby was a member of the Presbyterian church, Eastern Star and Corvallis Four O’Clock Garden club. Ten years ago, she moved to Tacoma to live with her son John and family.
    Surviving is the son; grandson Roger and great granddaughter Debbie at Tacoma; sister, Mrs. Harry Johnson, Hamilton, brother, Leland Summers, Woodburn, Oregon; niece, Mrs. Fritz Bernatz, Hamilton; nephew, Bob Summers, Portland, who brought his father Leland to Hamilton for the rites; cousins in Corvallis are Glenn and Gill Chaffin, Alice Daniels, Lorene Howe; cousins in Hamilton, Blanche Smith and Roy Chaffin; in Missoula, Minnie Moser.

Mrs. Atcheson Dead
Former Hamilton Woman Expires at Portland Home Monday While Entertaining Friends

    Mrs. Sara Atcheson, former resident of the Hamilton community, dropped dead at her home in Portland, Oregon, Monday while entertaining friends at dinner, word sent to relatives here states. The body was forwarded to Missoula yesterday and will be brought to Corvallis for burial this afternoon following funeral services in the Garden City.
    Mrs. Atcheson was a native of Ireland, coming to America about 15 years ago. She was 50 year old and before going to Portland two years ago had spent about 12 years here. She lived in Canada a short time before coming to the United States. Her husband, W.H. Atcheson, and her mother and brother, Mrs. John Miller and Robert Miller, all of Hamilton, survive her. Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Ertel, who recently went to Portland from Hamilton, were at Mrs. Atcheson’s home when she was stricken.
Ravalli Republican, September 6, 1934

January 4, 1882 - March 9, 1952
Rites Held For Former Stevensville Resident
Stevensville - Funeral services for Amos Avery, 70, former Stevensville resident who died in Missoula March 9, were held in Missoula Wednesday. Graveside rites in Missoula cemetery were conducted by Stevensville lodge No. 28, A.F & A.M. Mr. Avery, who had been ill for two years, was found dead in a garage behind his home with a rifle lying nearby.
    Mr. Avery was born January 4, 1882 in Putnam County, MO and came to the Bitter Root with his parents as a boy. They lived just south of Stevensville and he attended local schools. He worked for the Montana Power company here until 1932, when he was transferred to Missoula. He was a past master of the Stevensville Masonic lodge and was a past patron of Beulah chapter No. 8 O.E.S.
    He is survived by his widow, Grace, and daughters, Mary McCarthy, Mrs. Wendell I. Jones, Mrs. Claude Chadwick, all of Missoula; a brother, Attorney Charles Avery, Anaconda, sister, Mrs. Esther M. Rouzer, Missoula; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Ravalli Republican, March 17, 1952