November 22, 1901 - November 17, 1977
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 DIES WEDNESDAY; LIVED HERE SINCE 1902.
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
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
DEATH CLAIMS MRS. AHRENS.
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
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
JAMES CYRUS ALKIRE
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
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
ELIZABETH REBECCA BOYER ALKIRE
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
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
Allen, 73, of Victor, died at his home Thursday, May 18, 1995.
He was born January 3, 1922 in Anaconda, to Orlando and
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
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
Ravalli Republic, May 22, 1995
EDWARD MARSHALL ANDERSON
January 5, 1885 - March 3, 1952
MARSHALL ANDERSON, CLERK OF COURT, TAKEN; FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY.
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
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
The Western News, May 29, 1968
ELI U. APPLEBURY
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
VERNA HAIGH APPLEBURY
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
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
JAMES M. APPLEBURY
1832 - 1910
JAMES M. APPLEBURY, WHO RESIDED EAST OF CORVALLIS, WAS BURIED SUNDAY
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
Rev. Bascom Waters of Corvallis conducted
the funeral Sunday and the body was interred in the cemetery near
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
JAMES MARSHALL APPLEBURY
November 8, 1872 - March 16, 1954
J.M. APPLEBURY PIONEER OF THE BITTER ROOT DIES. FUNERAL FRIDAY
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
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
JAMES T. APPLEBURY
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
MRS. T.C. APPLEBURY CLAIMED BY DEATH; RESIDENT OF VALLEY MORE THAN
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
NANCY (Nannie) MAE GLASSLEY APPLEBURY
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
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
REXFORD (Rex) JAMES APPLEBURY
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
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
INEZ VILOA SUMMERS ASHBY
Corvallis Native, Mrs. Ashby, Taken by Death in Tacoma,
August 23, 1880 - November 5, 1970
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.
SARA MILLER ATCHESON
Mrs. Atcheson Dead
Former Hamilton Woman Expires at Portland Home Monday While
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
Rites Held For Former Stevensville Resident
January 4, 1882 - March 9, 1952
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