HUGH R. DAVIDSON
Funeral Services Held for Hugh R. Davidson
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Hugh R. Davidson who
Monday, June 10, from apoplexy. The services were in charge of Rev.
Interment was made in Riverview Cemetery. He was 70 years of age. The
who came to the valley about ten years ago, settled on Hamilton Heights
followed the pursuit of agriculture. He is survived by his widow, a
Rene, and two daughterss, Mrs. Pearl Wilcox and Miss Jessie. They have
heartfelt sympathy of many friends.
The Western News, June 13, 1929
Former Hamiltonian Dies at Racine Home
Friends of the F.D. Davis family, former residents
will be grieved to learn of the death of Mr. Davis, which occurred at
Mary’s hospital, Racine, Wisconsin, May 18, following an operation for
Mr. Davis ws a member of the high school teaching
in Hamilton, coming to the city in 1916 from Hayward, Wisconsin. At the
of his death, Mr. Davis held an excellent position in the Racine
school, being principal of the trade and industry department, which
he had held during the past seven years. He was 52 years of age at the
of his passing.
Funeral services were held in Racine Wednesday
at 10 o’clock, and the body was shipped to Juda, Wisconsin where burial
made under the auspices of the Masonic order, of which Mr. davis was a
Mr. Davis is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beulah
davis; two daughters, Frances Jane and Margaret; an aged mother and one
residing at Juda, Wisconsin.
The Western News, June 13, 1929
LEROY HENRY DAYTON
Leroy Henry Dayton of Three Mile, who has been ailing
with stomach trouble died at his home on Three Mile shortly after 4 AM
Friday morning, May 2nd, 1902, aged over 50 years. The funeral took
in Three Mile Cemetery on Saturday at 3 PM. He was a hardworking and
man and leaves in straightened circumstances a widow, Nancy J., six
children, three girls and three boys, the oldest girl of nine years to
the loss of husband and father. The Tribune joins the many friends of
bereaved ones in offering condolence. The children were: Raynois (B.
Leona (B. 1895); Lavaga Etta (B. 1896); Carl Wesley (B. 1897); Paul
(B. 1900); Andrew Jacob (B. 1901) Dayton.
Northwest Tribune, Stevensville, MT
Mr. Dayton was believed to have been born in Geauga
Ohio in 1850-51. He was the son of Jacob T. and Clarissa (Mix) Dayton.
his marriage license) He joined the U.S. Infantry from Newport,
enlisting at St. Louis, Missouri. Leroy served in the U.S. Infantry for
years; from 31 May 1871 - 31 May 1876. He was involved with the Indian
in the Fort Benton and Fort Shaw area in northern Montana. Leroy
from wounds and diseases incurred during the years of service. The army
him to be a telegrapher. He was a bookkeeper in Bannack, Montana.
coming to the Bitter Root, he was engaged in mining in Butte, Montana.
1891, in Missoula, Montana, he married Nancy Jane Sanders, daughter of
Sanders & Nancy Jefferson Winslett of Barbour County, Alabama. They
in the Three Mile area north east of Stevensville for their entire
years of married life. Leroy was involved with mining and limited
in the Three Mile area. In 1900, he built the house that is situated
north of the Three Mile store. Wayne Lee Dayton of Stevensville is a
of Leroy Henry Dayton.
Fred Ditzler, Longtime Florence Area Farmer Taken
July 16, 1886 - July 17, 1976
Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville had charge of
at graveside in Florence-Carlton cemetery yesterday for Fred Ditzler,
of Florence who died Saturday in St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Bishop
Mr. Ditzler was born July 16, 1886 in Ava, Illinois.
marriage to Dora Schwarz took place February 19, 1916. They came to the
from Illinois to settle in Florence in 1938. He was a farmer until
He was a member of the Baptist church of Soto, Illinois.
Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Wagner,
son, LeRoy, Florence; brother, Gus, Ava; sisters, Anna Japhet, Tacoma,
Margaret Crain, Duquoin, Illinois; Clara Kirkpatrick, Ava; grandson,
Wagner, granddaughter, Mrs. James Hummer, East Missoula; eight great
The Western News, July 21,
CLARA PATRICK DIXON
MRS. CLARA DIXON, MONTANA PIONEER DIES; BURIAL AT DARBY.
April 1845 - February 1, 1936
Death claimed Mrs. Clara Dixon, Saturday. Mrs. Dixon
to the valley with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Patrick, from her
Kansas, when she was 12 years of age. Her marriage to John Dixon,
another pioneer family, took place December 12, 1879. His death
October 17, 1920.
Mrs. Dixon is survived by five daughters and a son.
son, Fred, resided here with her. The daughters are Mrs. herbert Harris
Naches, Washington; Mrs. L.R. Yarrow of Los Angeles; Mrs. Frank
Portland, Oregon; Mrs. R.E. Abbott of New Westminster, B.C.; and Mrs.
Stout of Perma. Mrs. Stout spent most of the past year here caring for
mother. Others to survive Mrs. Dixon are her sisters, Mrs. J.R.
of Fairfield, Iowa and Mrs. Kate Wright of Central Point, Oregon, Mrs.
is a former resident of Hamilton, the wife of a long-time foreman of
of the Bitter Root Stock Farm known as the "Gilchrist Ranch."
Abstract from: The Western News,February 6, 1936
MRS. C.P. DIXON DEAD
Last Rites for Aged Hamilton Lady Held Monday at Darby; Six Children
Mrs. Clara Patrick Dixon, aged 70 years, was laid to
in the Darby Cemetery Monday afternoon following funeral services
at the Baptist Church there by Rev. E.T. Thorn. Mrs. Dixon had been a
resident for the past 15 years and of late months had been in ill
had been cared for by her daughter, Mrs. William Stout of Perma. Mrs.
died Friday night at Warm Springs.
Mrs. Dixon was a native of Kansas City, Kansas and
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Patrick, who resided at Corvallis
and later lived in other sections of western Montana. Five daughters
a son, Fred, who lived with his mother, survive. The daughters are:
Mrs. Herbert Harris of Naches, Washington; Mrs. Frank Childers of
Oregon; Mrs. R.E. Abbott of New Westminster, B.C.; and Mrs. L.R. Yarrow
Los Angeles. There are also two sisters, Mrs. J.R. Gilchrist of
Iowa, a former Hamiltonian, and Mrs. Kate Wright of Central Park, Iowa.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, February 6, 1936, page 8
Charles Donson Dies After Brief Illness
Charles Donson died at 22 o'clock this morning in
hospital, following a brief illness of fever. His infant daughter is
critically ill of the same malady. Mrs. Clinton Kern, mother of Mr.
will arrive this afternoon from her home at Long Beach, California. The
and sister, Mrs. Roy Uhl are prostrated. The funeral will be held from
Catholic Church, Father Dunne officiating. The date will be announced
Charles Donson was born in Newark, Ohio, 28 years
He was a young man in his prime of early manhood. He had been employed
years in the grocery department of the Valley Mercantile Company and
popular and efficient salesman.
He married Miss Cecelia Dwyer, June 20, 1911. He is
by the wife, a little daughter, Charlotte, the mother, Mrs. Clinton
sister, Mrs. Roy Uhl. The bereaved ones have the sympathy of all in
time of sorrow.
The Western News, Thursday, May 31, 1917, page 1
THOMAS M. DORAN
T.M. DORAN, VALLEY PIONEER IS NO MORE
1850 - April 28, 1928
The funeral of Thomas M. Doran was held Monday
from the Christian church, Rev. Louis Benny conducting the service.
was made in Riverview Cemetery.
Mr. Doran passed peaceably away last Saturday
Death resulted from the infirmities incident to old age. Thomas M.
born in Washington County, Virginia, in 1850. He was united in marriage
Miss Kate Summers, October 17, 1869. They came to Montana 46 years ago
located on a homestead adjoining what is now the townsite of Hamilton,
part of it comprising the Doran addition. Mr. Doran was a charter
the Christian Church of Hamilton and was also a member of Ionic lodge
38, A.F. & A.M. He is survived by the widow, three daughters, Mrs.
Chaffin of Hamilton, Mrs. Henry L. Myers of Helena, and Mrs. R.L.
of butte; one son, Edward M. Doran of Portland, Oregon, fourteen
and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Mr. Doran for more than 30 years was a staunch
of the Christian Church. He was a man of strict integrity and high
universally respected by all who knew him.
The Western News, May 3, 1928, page 1
April 22, 1834 - November 10, 1910
DEATH CLAIMS AGED LADY. FUNERAL TODAY.
Mrs. James Dowling, aged 67 years, 6 months and 19
died at 7:40 o'clock yesterday morning at the home of her son, John
heart failure being the immediate cause of her death. For the past ten
she had been troubled with her heart and for the past few days her
was alarming and at the hour she died, her condition was known to be
Mrs. Dowling was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia April
1834, where she grew to womanhood. She was married in Nova Scotia and
removed to California, where Mr. and Mrs. Dowling made their home at
and Berkley until last spring when they came to Stevensville to make
home with their son, John Dowling.
She is survived by a brother in Nova Scotia, another
in California, two sisters in Nova Scotia, and one sister in Chicago.
her husband, she leaves two sons and four daughters. A. Dowling, a son,
in California and John Dowling here, is the other son. Three of the
Mrs. Anna Lutes, Mrs. Laura Bryant, and Mrs. Emma Eaton reside in
and the other daughter, Mrs. Ella Robertson lives in Portland.
The funeral services will be held this afternoon
home, Rev. A.B. Judson officiating when the remains will be laid to
Maplewood cemetery. The pallbearers are: Raymond Porter, Fred Wilson,
Caple, George Kinneman, E.O. Lewis, and John W. Shannon. Funeral
Arthur T. Porter.
Mrs. Dowling, although no very well known here has
many friends in this section since her arrival in Stevensville and in
death Stevensville loses a worthy woman. The bereaved family has the
of a wide circle of acquaintances and friends during the hour of
Northwest Tribune, November 11, 1910
ISAAC H. DUNCAN
DEATH OF I.H. DUNCAN
March 27, 1847 - August 22, 1917
Resident of the Bitter Root Valley Many Years, Interred in Riverview
I.H. Duncan, an old resident of the Bitter Root
died Wednesday morning at 8:20 o'clock as the result of paralysis. The
services will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock from the house.
deceased was seventy years of age at the time of his death and had
the valley about thirty years. He is survived by his wife and a
Mrs. Harry Latachem.
Ravalli Republican, August 31, 1917, page 1
MINERVA DUNCAN DEAD
1860 - October 11, 1932
Aged Spinster Will be Buried This Afternoon Following Services at the
Death came Tuesday afternoon to Miss Minerva Duncan,
aged resident of North Fifth Street. Miss Duncan was about 72 year of
and had lived here for over 15 years. For some time, she has been a
charge because of her inability to work, but most of her life had been
in household services, those who knew her say. Her life from the first
cast along hard ways, those who have heard her relate her story,
was born at Dallas, Texas about 1860. Her father was killed while
in the confederate army during the Civil War and a few years later the
died, leaving her 14 children to grow up as best they could. Miss
adopted by a Dr. Johnson at Dallas and made her home with them until
foster parents died. At the age of 18, she was again homeless and so
her wanderings over several western states.
Her worn, bent figure was a familiar sight on
streets as she picked her way about, striving almost to the last to do
herself. Proud of spirit, the lonely woman refused to live with anyone
kept her independence to the last. She will be buried tomorrow
with none to mourn, in Riverview cemetery following services at 2
by Rev. H.H. Longenecker at the Dowling Chapel.
Ravalli Republican, October 13, 1932. page 12
Longtime Resident, Service for Duncan Tuesday
May 6, 1883 - January 14, 1966
Funeral rites will be held Tuesday for Nelson
Duncan, 82-year-old Hamilton resident who died late Friday at his home
here. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Dowling Chapel. Rev.
William Tapscott will officiate and burial will be in Riverview
Duncan was born May 6, 1883 in Highland, Ill. As a
young man, he worked as a railroad telegrapher. He was married to
Margaret Bourne in 1908 and they homesteaded in the Havre area in 1913.
Mrs. Duncan died in 1922 and he came to the valley in 1926. For years
he operated a farm in the Corvallis area and also was a well-known
cattle hauler in the valley. He retired five years ago and moved to
Hamilton. Duncan was a charter member of the Hamilton Eagles lodge.
Survivors include his second wife, Rose; two sons,
Gene, Helena, and William, Moses Lake, Wash; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn
Witt, Tacoma, Wash. and Mrs. Mildred Wills, Spokane; a sister, Sophia
Duncan, Highland Ill; 12 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
Ravalli Republic, January 16, 1966, page 1
Rose Duncan, 96, of Hamilton, died of natural causes Thursday, May 31,
at Marcus Daly memorial Hospital. She was born March 2, 1894 in Miler,
Neb., to Aaron and Dena Hondrick Aishe, and was raised and educated in
Nebraska. On january 4, 1933, she married Nelson Duncan. The couple
were longtime ranches in the Corvallis area.
March 2, 1894 - May 31, 1990
Survivors include a stepson, Bill Duncan, Moses
lake, Wash.; a stepdaughter, Mildred Wills, Spokane; and several other
relatives. She was preceded in death by her husband, three brothers,
and three sisters.
Graveside services were held on Saturday at River
View Cemetery in Hamilton, with the Rev. Doug Trennepohl officiating.
Dowling Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ravalli Republic, June 4, 1990, page 7
PETER HENRICH DUUS
PETER DUUS DEAD
November 16, 1860 - April 23, 1932
Well Known as Rancher and Stockman in
Death Came Eight Days after the Passing of His Wife, Both Dying at the
Peter Henrich Duus, one of the foremost farmers of
Bitter Root valley, died late Saturday afternoon at the Daly Memorial
following a brief illness due to pneumonia. He wa taken to the hospital
after midnight, but failed to rally and his death came as a distinct
to Hamilton people. Mr. Duus was a sturdy, energetic man and although
ill early in the week, attempted to go about his work until the
him to his bed. His death followed that of his wife at the hospital.
Duus passed away Friday, April 15, after an extended illness.
Mr. Duus was born November 16, 1860, at Vejle,
He had lived in America 45 years, coming to Minneapolis from Vejle as a
man. In Minneapolis, he met and married Anna Peterson, a Danish girl
grown up in the Vejle community without knowing her future husband.
from Minneapolis to Arlington, Oregon where Mr. Duus became manager of
stock ranch and a few years later went to Washington, where they lived
18 years in Klickitat county. In 1916, they came to the Biter Root
where they purchased a ranch from the Bitter Root Stock Farm. The Duus
of approximately 700 acres has become known as an excellent example of
farming. Extensive sheep interests comprise a major part of the ranch
and Mr. Duus was identified with the state and national wool growers'
Last rites for Mr. Duus were held at the
Tuesday afternoon by Rev. H.C. Start. the burial service of the Knights
Pythias lodge was conducted at the grave in Riverview Cemetery. Scores
people who had known Mr. Duus as a kindly, helpful neighbor assembled
pay his memory tribute. The pallbearers were O.H. Peterson, E.E. Smith,
Sargent, Charles Granke, Lawrence Wanderer Sr, and C.J. Carlstrom
Ravalli Republican, April 28,
GEORGE WARD DYE
Funeral services will be Friday at two o’clock at
Dowling chapel for George R. Dye, 83, who died at Daly hospital Monday,
15 at 1:30 p.m. He had been in poor health for several months and was a
at the rest home where he fell Saturday evening and broke his hip.
Don Blodgett will officiate at the rites and interment will be in
cemetery. Pallbearers for Mr. Dye will be Kermit Rice, Ed Malone,
Collier, Ralph Miller, Charles Stanton and Claude Allnutt.
February 20, 1879 - October 15, 1962
George Ward Dye was born Feb. 20, 1879 at Walnut
Calif., his parents being George T. and Quila O’Dell Dye. He went to
at Corvallis. He was married at Hamilton Jan. 6 1901 to Julia Clemence
the daughter of Jeremiah and Lucinda Ellisin Mr. and Mrs. Dye moved to
Wash., where she died Aug. 9 1931.. He married Mrs. Pearl Dunbar Dec.
1946 at Hamilton.
Survivors include his widow Pearl; sons Archie and
of Hamilton; George Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Cliff, Missoula, Troy,
Kenneth, Dillon; daughters Mrs. Roscoe (Julia) Hamm, Pasco, Wn., Mrs.
(Eva) Welch, Hamilton, Mrs. Harold (Edna) Thompson, Torrance, Calif.;
grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren; sisters Mrs.Tom (Oretta)
Hamilton, Mrs. Joe (Elmina) Simms and Mrs. William (Ona) Blodgett and
Anthon (Isabell) Beck, all of Salt Lake City, Utah; brother Bert
Hamilton; half-sisters Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Stanton, Hamilton, Mrs.
(Dovie Ann) Peterson, Dillon, Mrs. John (Helen) Colwin, Butte, Mrs.
(Margaret) Bachman, Ogden, Utah. A son Elton died in 1950 and a
Mrs. Veryl Adams died in 1949.
Abstract from The Western News, October 17, 1962
JOHANNA PAULINE BOROWSKI DYE
Funeral services of the LDS Church will be Thursday afternoon at the
chapel for Mrs. George T. Dye of Hamilton, 79, who died Monday morning,
27, after a long illness. She had been critically ill since February
made her home with her daughters during that time. She was brought to
last week from Ogden, Utah, and was at the Hamilton Arcadian Rest Home
three days before she passed away. Elder Donald Blodgett officiated at
rites and interment will be in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Blodgett, Bert Dye, E.O. Marx, C.C. Wright, Jack Parsell, and Paul Fife.
January 19, 1880 - July 27, 1959
Johanna Pauline Borowski was born January 19, 1880
Allensburg, Germany. She grew up there and took nurses training in
Hospital at Hamburg, Germany where she nursed for twelve years before
to the United States. She lived at Salt Lake City and followed the
profession and there she met George Tolson Dye whom she married in
Mr. Dye passed away at the family home between Corvallis and Hamilton
June 22, 1934.
Mrs. Dye was an active member of The Latter Day
church. She was ever helpful to neighbors and friends in the community
sickness struck their homes and many there are in the who remember her
in their time of need.
Mrs. Dye survived by daughters, Mrs. Blaine
Bachman of Ogden, Utah; Mrs. Charles (Ruth) Stanton, Hamilton, Mrs.
(Helen) Colvin of Butte, Mont., Mrs. Harold (Dovie Ann) Peterson of
Mont. A step daughter of Mrs. Dye is Mrs. Thomas Blodgett of Hamilton,
here are George W. and Bert Dye. There are three other stepdaughters in
and a sister, Bertha, survives in Germany. There are ten grandchildren
two great grandchildren.
The Western News, July 30, 1959
RACHEL LUCAS DYE
MRS. BERT DYE IS VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA ATTACK.
1895 - 1935
Pneumonia claimed the life of Mrs. Rachel Dye, wife
Bert Dye of Corvallis, last Thursday afternoon. The young woman's death
at the Daly hospital, where she had been a patient for four days. mrs.
was 40 years of age and those to survive her are the husband, two sons,
and Walter, and her daughters, Irene and Evelyn; her sisters, Mrs. C.E.
of Anaconda, Mrs. C.H. Carlson and Mrs. O.E. Peck of Ronan, and a
Alfred Lucas of Stayton, Oregon. Mrs. J.F. Odell is an aunt. Mrs. Dye
born at Bozeman. She came to the Bitter Root valley in 1912 and her
to Mr. Dye took place here March 3, 1913.
Funeral services of the Latter Day Saints church
at Odd Fellows' hall Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by Elder E.O. Marx,
by Elders Francis and Donald Marx, and burial took place in the
cemetery. The pallbearers were Ike Wylie, F.A. Willard, J.N. Blodgett,
Rennaker, Howard Johnson, and Floyd Howard.
Relatives to attend the rites were Mr. and Mrs. Peck
family of Ronan, Mrs. Howard and son and Mrs. Clara Lucas of Anaconda,
the members of the Dye and Blodgett families of Corvallis and Hamilton.
The Western News, March 21, 1935