RAVALLI COUNTY OBITUARIES

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HATTIE BELLE SEE HAINLINE
DEATH OF MRS. HAINLINE
Funeral Held Wednesday Morning at Home of Parents on Sleeping Child Creek
    After an illness of nine weeks with cancer, Mrs. Hattie Belle Hainline died Sunday at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.V. See, on Sleeping Child creek. The deceased was a native of the Bitter Root Valley and she was 31 years of age. She leaves three children, a girl and two boys, and five brothers, Wilbur, Henry, Calvin, Sam, and Peter See, and three sisters, Mrs. Dressel, Mrs. May Robertson and Miss Rebecca See. The funeral was held at the home of her parents Wednesday morning by Rev. O.W. Jones and the interment was in Grantsdale Cemetery.
The Western News, April 18, 1916, page 1

WILLARD HALL
June 12, 1892 - August 3, 1973
Willard Hall, former Corvallis Area Longtime Resident Taken
    Funeral services were held on Monday morning at Dowling chapel for Willard Hall, 81, longtime Corvallis area resident who died at Daly hospital August 3 at 1 p.m. following a long illness with emphysema. Interment was in Corvallis cemetery with Masonic ritual. Pallbearers were Donald Holloron, Robert Holloron, Walter Bernard, Thomas Jenkins, Clarence Hunter, and Claude Wirtz.
    Willard Hall was born June 12, 1892 in Mexico, MO, son of Ehilu and Eliza Elma (Herring) Hall. The family came to the Bitter Root in 1902. His marriage to Lola Wing took place May 29, 1919 in Corvallis. They farmed and ranched northeast of Corvallis until moving to Hamilton in 1972. Mr. Hall was a member of Corvallis Masons, Corvallis Grange and American Legion. He served in the army during WWI from june 1918 until being mustered out December 11, 1918.
    Surviving beside the widow at Hamilton and many friends is a son, Roscoe, Corvallis; brother, Paul, Newport Beach, Calif; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
    Mr. Hall was preceded in by his brother, Guy, October 17, 1957, and a small brother many years ago and by a sister, Mrs. W.J. (Rocena) James May 9, 1966.
Abstract from The Western News, August 6, 1973

DR. T.H. HANBIDGE
March 30, 1856 - December 1, 1942
    Funeral services for Dr. T.H. Hanbidge, 85, early-day western Montana physician, were held in the Victor Community church as 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. The Rev. Frazer MacDonald officiated. He died of old age and complications Tuesday afternoon at his home in Darby. Officers of the Victor Masonic lodge, of which Dr. Hanbidge was a charter member, were in charge of graveside rites.
    Dr. Hanbidge was born March 30, 1856 in Ontario, Canada, and had lived in the valley since 1890. He established a practice in Victor and in 1897 went to London, England, for additional study in his profession. After completing his work, he returned to the valley, again making his home in Victor. He had lived in Darby for the last 12 years. His widow, Elizabeth, Darby and daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Cuculich, San Pedro, California, survive.              
Ravalli Republican, December 3, 1942

HESSIE HANNON
March 1, 1871 - March 26, 1951
Hessie Hannon Early Settler Of the Valley Passes Away
Graveside funeral services were conducted in Lone Pine cemetery at Darby Wednesday morning  for Hessie Warren Hannon, widow of the late T.B. “Bent” Hannon. Rev. R.J. Kennedy officiated at the services. Those who served as pallbearers were Earl Matteson, Curtis Matteson, Tan Wolfinbarger, Frank Cosper, E.E. Hart, and William Wolfinbarger.
    Mrs. Hannon was born March 1, 1871 at Pineville, Mo. In 1897 she came to Montana and was married at Missoula February 4, 1897 to Mr. Hannon. They lived south of Darby in the Chaffin ceek area
    Mr. and Mrs. Hannon are survived by three daughters and twon sons, and by ten grandchildren. the children are Mrs. Forest Cooper, Ravalli County Superintendent of Schools, of Darby; Mrs. Oswald Berg, Lennep, Montana, mrs. Ludwig Wan, Somers, Montana, Hamp and perry Hannon, both of Darby. Mrs. Hannon is also survived by a brother, Lewis Warren of Enumclaw, Washington.
Abstract from The Western News, March 22, 1951

FRED BURTON HANSON
June 18, 1892 - June 17, 1969
FRED B. HANSON, 77, CORVALLIS, TAKEN BY DEATH THIS MORNING.
    Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm at the Dowling Chapel for Fred B. Hanson, 77, longtime Corvallis resident who died this morning at 12:40 at Daly hospital following a heart attack suffered at his home Friday. Interment will be in Corvallis Cemetery. Rev. Loy Estes will officiate.
    Fred Burton Hanson was born June 18, 1892 at River Falls, Wisconsin, a son of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Hanson. He married Mabel Megorden June 14, 1916 at River Falls. They moved to Corvallis in 1944.
    Surviving beside his widow is the daughter-in-law, Mrs. Burton Hanson, Albany, Oregon; grandsons Gary and Dean; sister, Mrs. Carl Nelson, Denver; brother, Leslie Hanson, River Falls. Mrs. Burton Hanson arrived Monday to visit the Hansons and Gary and wife, Pamela (Sutherland) were visitors last weekend. Mr. Hanson was preceded in death by the couple's only son, Burton, who died at the age of 44 on March 19, 1962 at Albany, Oregon.
Abstract from: The Western News, June 17, 1969

MABEL MEGORDEN HANSON
June 15, 1891 - January 15, 1985
RETIRED CORVALLIS TEACHER DIES.
    Mabel Megorden Hanson, 87, a retired Corvallis teacher, died Monday at Albany, Oregon. She was born June 15, 1891, at Altoona, Wisconsin, where she graduated from River Falls Normal School. She married Fred Hanson there on June 4, 1916.
    In 1944, the couple moved to Corvallis where Mrs. Hanson taught junior high school for 10 years. Mr. Hanson died in 1969. In 1971, Mrs. Hanson moved to Albany to live with her daughter-in-law. She was a member of the Corvallis Methodist Church and the Corvallis Eastern Star.
    Survivors include a brother, George Megorden, Indianapolis, Indiana; two sisters, Sadie Lovell and Olga Titts, both of River Falls; two grandsons, and two great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton. The Rev. Monroe Wilcox will officiate, and burial will be in the Corvallis Cemetery.
Ravalli Republic, January 17, 1979

MAUDE HARPER
1864 - February 2, 1934
Stevensville Matron Passes Friday Evening
   Mrs. W.W. Harper, 70, died at her home here Friday evening following an illness of two months. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Federated Methodist church, with Rev. H.B. Ricketts officiating, assisted by Rev. John Hall of the Baptist Church. Burial was in the Riverview Cemetery.
    Mrs. Harper was born at Spring Valley, Minn in 1964 and came to the Bitter Root valley from South Dakota in 1922. Her husband died here three years ago.
The Western News, February 8, 1934, page 5

DENNIS HARRINGTON
December 12, 1877 - May 11, 1950
Dennis Harrington Funeral Services Held Here Monday
Requiem Mass for Dennis D. Harrington was said by the Rev. M.J. Donohue Monday morning at St. Francis Catholic Church. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery and pallbearers were William Daw, J. Leonard Halder, John Psenda, Ed Dewitt, Delbert Davenport, and Steven Bosckis.
    Mr. Harrington passed away Thursday at his ranch home a mile and a half north of Darby following a long illness. He was born December 12, 1877 in County Cork, Ireland. For the past 49 years he had lived in Montana. The family lived first at Butte and later moved to the Stevensville area. The Harringtons had lived in the Darby community for the past two years.
    Survivors are his widow, Mary, Darby; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Hanley, Chicago; Mrs. Ralph Sharp, Thompson Falls; Mrs. Murray Daw, Darby; Mrs. John Huggins, Conner; Miss Evelyn Harrington, Darby; two sons, Dennis E. and Gerald, both of Missoula; a sister, Mrs. Nora Sullivan, Butte; and a brother, Cornelius Harrington, Seattle. All the sons and daughters were here for the last rites.
The Western News, Thursday, May 18, 1950, page 1

NELLIE VELLATE JENSEN HARRINGTON
January 27, 1916 - July 5, 1959
Mrs. Harrington Rites in Missoula
Stevensville - Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Vellate Harrington, 43, Salmon, Idaho, former Stevensville resident, who died in Salmon Saturday, will be held in Missoula Wednesday at 3 p.m. burial will follow in Missoula Cemetery, Mrs. Harrington was found dead of a gunshot wound. An inquest was scheduled in Salmon.
She was born January 27, 1916 in Downey, Idaho, and moved to Stevensville in 1937, moving to Salmon in 1957. She was a member of the Latter Day Saints Church.
Survivors include her widower, James; two daughters in Salmon; her mother, Mrs. James Jensen, Missoula; sons, Harold and Lamarr, Salmon; sisters, Mrs. Opal Work, Greenough, Mrs. Melba Eggers, Missoula; Mrs. June Hill, Fairfield; Mrs. Gerald Engebretson and Mrs. JoAnn Stewart, Missoula; brothers, Lloyd Jensen, Choteau; James Fertig and Dorse, Castroville, california, and several nieces and nephews.
Ravalli Republican, July 7, 1959

LEWIS (LEW) HARRIS
April 4, 1865 - December 11, 1946
Lew Harris, 81, Passes At Home In Stevensville
Stevensville - Lew Harris, 81, died at his home here Wednesday morning following an extended illness. A native of the Bitter Root, he had resided here for 71 years. He was born April 4, 1865  at the family homestead, which later became known as the old Cooney ranch, In 1897, he married Mrs. Ella Coleman and for about 10 years they lived at Phillipsburg.
He is survived by a son, Earl, Missoula; daughter, Maude, Stevensville; stepson, Al Coleman, Stevensville; stepdaughter, Mrs. Myrtle Wallin, Stevensville, brother, George, Victor and one grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Dowling chapel, the Rev. C.R. Martin officiating. Burial will be in the Stevensville cemetery. Pallbearers will be Earl Buck, Jeff Battles, Andrew McNett, Ed Chittim, D.C. Lockridge and D.H. Carpenter.
Ravalli Republican, December 13, 1946

ROSELLA EPPS COLEMAN HARRIS
January 31, 1870 - June 3, 1943
Mrs. Louis Harris Funeral Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Harris were held here Saturday afternoon at the Dowling chapel and burial was at Maplewood cemetery. Mrs. Harris was 73 years old. She was born at Council Bluffs, Iowa, January 31, 1870, and came to Stevensville from Idaho in 1899. Since has made her home in this locality since.
    She is survived by her husband and two sons, Earl Harris of Missoula and Al Coleman of Stevensville and by two daughters, Miss Maude Harris and Mrs. Myrtle Wallin, both of Stevensville. There is a brother, Ben Mann, of Perma.
The funeral services were conducted by the Reverend L.S. Michaelson. The pallbearers were Earl Buck, Earl Redding, E.F. Lockridge, George Wickham, Jr., Glenn Williams and Marion Perry.
Northwest Tribune, June 10, 1943

THOMAS W. HARRIS
Thomas W. Harris, familiarly known as "Uncle Tommy," died at Stevensville last Friday night, aged 70 years. Mr Harris enjoyed the distinction of being the oldest white settler in western Montana. He came to the Bitter Root with Major Owens in 1852. Until a few years ago, he lived on his ranch at Three Mile but for the last few years he lived in Stevensville. He leaves six children, four boys and two girls, all of whom live in the county. The funeral was held Sunday.
The Western News, March 24, 1897, page 4

JESS FRANKLIN HART
March 14, 1899 - August 23, 1979
Jess Hart, 80, dies
    Funeral services for Jess Franklin Hart, 80, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 27, at the Darby LDS Church. Mr. Hart, the son of John and Arene Hart of Hart Bench, Darby, was born March 14, 1899.
    On November 4, 1843, he married Gladys Trollope in Hamilton. He ranched in the Little West Fork, worked for the Forest Service, Fish and Game Department, and mined. He served as a school trustee at the Baker Creek School.
    His parents, three brothers, and three sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Cathy Buker, Victor, and Carol Ann Shultz, Otis Air Force Base, Mass, eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bishop John Robbins will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Lone Pine Cemetery with Eagles graveside services.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, August 24, 1979

JOHN E. HAUF
Friends of Old-Time Bitter Root Valley Ranchman and Orchardist Pay Tribute Saturday
    Men and women from all parts of the Bitter Root Valley gathered at the Dowling Chapel Saturday afternoon in tribute to John E. Hauf, veteran Woodside rancher. Rev. F.M. Sanderson conducted the rites and the active pallbearers were V.L. Shults, Locha MacRae, Frank Rummel, C.A. Smithey, William Thrailkill, and Charles W. Smith. Honorary bearers were Joseph Bowden, Robert Myers, O.L. Kenney, J.W. Smith, Archie McKillop, and J.E. Lockwood. Interment took place in the Corvallis cemetery. Mr. Hauf's death occurred Wednesday of last week at his home after a prolonged illness.
Ravalli Republican, May 4, 1939

MABEL VIOLET CARROLL HAUGEN
April 3, 1894 - December 21, 1962
December 27 Rites For Mrs. O. Haugen Of Corvallis
    Funeral services will be Thursday at two o’clock at Dowling chapel for Mrs. Oscar Haugen, 68, of Corvallis who died December 21 at Daly hospital at 10 p.m, after a short illness. She suffered a stroke at her home the previous Monday.
    Rev. Harold Hingst will officiate and interment will be in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers will be Anfin Anfinson, Howard Erickson, Virgil Chaffin, Peter Bosket, Donald Goddard, and Charles Grass.
    Mabel Violet Carroll was born April 3, 1894 in Lincoln, Nebraska. After her marriage to Oscar Haugen at Minot, ND, they came to Montana and homesteaded in the eastern part of the state. They had resided in the east Corvallis farm area for more than 25 years before moving to Hamilton about a year ago. She was an orchardist of unusual ability during her years in the Summerdale community east of Corvallis.
    Surviving are the widower; daughters Mrs. John (Margaret) Powell, Seaside, Oregon, Mrs. Frank (Addaleen) Bosket, Corvallis; sons Marlin, Kalispell, Marion of Helena and Francis, Gulfport, Mississippi; brother Earl Carroll whose whereabouts are presently unknown; sisters Vivian Teschler, Huntington Park, Calif, Mrs. Ethel Rutledge, Lansford, ND; 14 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
The Western News, December 26, 1962

OSCAR C. HAUGEN
September 4, 1882 - May 9, 1969
Oscar Haugen, Long A Valley Resident, Died May 9 Here
    Funeral services were held yesterday at the Dowling chapel for O.C. Haugen, 86. Death claimed Mr. Haugen at Daly Hospital on May 9 at 7:40 a.m. He suffered a stroke last Wednesday. He had been in fair health for his advanced years. He resided at a Stevensville nursing home. Mr. Haugen was a retired orchardist.
    Rev. R.E. Keissling officiated at the rites and interment was in Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of his late wife. Pallbearers were Henry Johnson, William Ferguson, Victory Kearney, Peter Bosket, David Bosket and Faustino Bosket.
    Oscar C. Haugen was born September 4, 1882 at Blair, Wisconsin. His marriage to Mabel Violet Carroll took place April 3, 1912 in Minot, ND. Afterward, they moved to Montana and homesteaded in the eastern part of the state. They moved to the Summerdale district east of Corvallis in 1936 where they operated a large apple orchard. A year before Mrs. Haugen’s death on December 21, 1962, they had retired and moved into Hamilton.
    Surviving are daughters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Powell, Tillamook, Oregon Mrs. Frank (Adaleen) Bosket, Corvallis; sons, Marion Haugen, Helena and his twin brother, Martin, Lakeside, Montana, and Francis Haugen of Gulfport, Mississippi; 14 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Joe Smith, Minneapolis.
The Western News, May 14, 1969

JOHN H. HAWKER
J.H. HAWKER DIES
Well-known Valley Citizen Buried Yesterday
Retired Farmer of Corvallis Leaves Large Family; Would Soon Have Reached 86th Birthday.
    John H. Hawker, one of the Bitter Root valley's best-known farmers, died at the Daly Hospital early Monday morning after an extended illness. He had gradually failed since an illness last year, which kept him in a hospital patient for a time.
    Funeral services for Mr. Hawker were held at the Dowling chapel yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Rev. T.B. Reagen of Corvallis, an old time friend, conducted the last rites and interment was in the Corvallis Cemetery.
    All of Mr. Hawker's sons and daughters were present for the last services. Friends to act as pallbearers were L.M. Goodman, W.O. Smith. F.E. Lockridge, Haner Hoblitt, Charles Clements, and Nels Duncan. An aged sister of Mr. Hawker, Mrs. Fannie Freeland, lives at Watertown, South Dakota, and she was unable to come for the funeral.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, November 3, 1938, page 1


JOHN HAY
July 11, 1850 - December 9, 1929
DEATH OF JOHN HAY; HAD BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE STATE FIFTY-SIX YEARS.
Corvallis, December 11 - John Hay, aged 79 years and a well-known resident of this place, died Monday at the Thornton Hospital at Missoula following an illness of 32 days. The body was taken to the Dowling undertaking parlors in Hamilton to be prepared for burial and the funeral service which was held here this afternoon.
    John Hay was born at Ottawa, Canada, July 11, 1850, of Scotch-Canadian parentage. He came to montana in 1873 and lived in Butte and Anaconda. In 1890, he was married to Miss Alfreda Milliron and to them were born six children, all of whom survive. Twenty-nine years ago, the family moved to Corvallis, purchasing a ranch a short distance north of town. It was from this home that the deceased was taken in November to the hospital to be treated for gangrene. Amputation of one foot became necessary and the patient stood the operation well. Complications and kidney disorder was the direct cause of death.
    Besides the children, there survives the widow and six grandchildren. The children are William of Corvallis, Mrs. James McGillen of Victor, Mrs. Reuben Million of Everett, Washington, Robert of Deer Lodge, Mrs. Arthur Hauf of Missoula, and Miss Bessie Hay of Corvallis. Three brothers and two sisters also survive. They are William and Arthur Hay of Ontario, Robert Hay of Vancouver, B.C., and Mrs. Jennie McKewen and Mrs. Emily Brunton of Ontario.
    Mr. Hay had been a familiar figure on the streets of Corvallis every day until his last illness. His jovial nature made him welcome anywhere and his friends were legion. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. George MacDougall at the Corvallis United Church. Interment was in the Corvallis cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, December 12, 1929

CLYDE HAYDEN
March 27, 1876 - March 9, 1952
CLYDE HAYDEN, ADMINISTRATOR, LAWYER, DIES AT GRANTSDALE
    Funeral services for Clyde Hayden, who passed away at his Grantsdale home early Sunday morning, were conducted at Dowling chapel Tuesday afternoon. Rev. William Stearne officiated and burial was in the Masonic plot at Riverview cemetery. Stevensville Lodge No. 28 AF&AM was in charge of the Masonic graveside services. The pallbearers were Frank Lunceford, Don McKenna, Curtis Cook, Giles Burch, Harold Taylor, and A.E. Koenig.
    He was born March 27, 1876 at Waterloo, Iowa. The family moved to Albert Lea, Minnesota, where he attended grade schools and high school. After graduation from Harvard, he practiced law in Escanaba, Michigan. On August 22, 1906, he was married to Edith Watson, an Escanaba teacher, at Superior, Wisconsin, and they lived at Escanaba until illness in the parent's family necessitated a move back to Albert Lea. Mrs. Hayden survives with a niece in Texas and two nephews.
Abstract from: The Western News, March 13, 1952


JAMES CLARENCE "CLAIR" HAYNES
June 10, 1874 - February 18, 1943
    Last rites for James Clarence "Clair" Haynes, 68, who came west in a covered wagon, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Dowling chapel. The Rev. George Lee officiated. Interment was in the family plot in Riverview cemetery. Pallbearers were Robert Snow, John Reichel, DeWitt Vial, James Jones, Marshall Simmons, James Adair.
    Mr. Haynes had been in ill health for about three years. His condition was aggravated by an automobile accident last summer and he was in the hospital for five weeks prior to his death February 18.
    He was born June 10, 1874, at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and came west in a covered wagon train with his parents and nine brothers and sisters and three other families in 1896. They came here from Gann Valley, South Dakota, arriving on August 5 after a thrilling trip in which they had many unusual experiences.
    Mr. Haynes worked on the Daly farms for many years and then bought a ranch in the Blodgett canyon district. His wife died four years ago. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Edward Selby, Missoula, former Hamilton resident who was called here about a week ago by her brother's illness, and Mrs. Mike Niesen, 418 North Sixth Street.                                                                                                   
Ravalli Republican, February 25, 1943


MARGARET FOWLER HARPER
July 25, 1856 - February 25, 1931
TAKEN BY DEATH. MRS. MARGARET HARPER DIED YESTERDAY MORNING.
Resident of Bitter Root Valley Forty-Two years and a Pioneer Resident of Hamilton.
    Mrs. Margaret Harper died yesterday morning at the Hamilton hospital following an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Harper underwent two operations in recent months for relief, but her advanced years prevented recovery. Her courage through the trials of her illness was marked and, until the past two days, hope had been strong for her recovery.
    She was one of Hamilton's best known pioneer matrons and her husband, the late Robert L. Harper, was a figure in the industrial life of the Bitter Root valley for many years as head of a lumber industry.
    Margaret Fowler was born at Salmon Creek, New Brunswick, Canada, July 25, 1856, and had she lived until next July, would have been 75 years of age. She was married to Mr. Harper in 1882 in New Brunswick and seven years later came with him to Montana, living at Stevensville until 1894 when they moved to Hamilton.
    The husband and their only son, Otis Harper, died several years ago. Miss Laura Harper, secretary at the Interstate Lumber Company's office, is an only daughter. A brother, George Fowler, resides at Missoula. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home on South Third street.
Ravalli Republican, February 26, 1931

JOHN HOWARD HAYES
September 12, 1870 - March 24, 1951
    One of the finest men ever to come into the BitterRoot valley ended his tour on earth at Daly Memorial Hospital when death took him about 2:55 p.m. Saturday, March 24, He was John Howard Hayes, who first came to the valley in 1887, and who came back to the Bitter Root in ‘93 to make it his permanent home. Death was due to a heart attack.
    Funeral services were conducted at the Dowling chapel in Hamilton Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock with Rev. Lawrence Roumpf officiating. There after interment was made in Riverview cemetery beside the grave of the wife of the deceased, who died March 19, 1939. Also at rest in Riverview cemetery are Mr. Hayes’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harrison Hayes. Pallbearers at the services were Walter Wilson, Jim Wilson, Allen Weeks, Ralph Hollibaugh, George Vogt Jr, and Marvin Long.
    John Howard Hayes was born September 1, 1870 at Hart, Michigan. He came westward to Montana and arrived in the Bitter Root valley first in 1887. He worked at the Haycock mill then operating near Florence, then went to the placer diggings at Welcome Gulch, east of Stevensville in Granite County where he worked until going to Phillipsburg, then a boom silver town. He worked there in the smelter until 1893 when the panic struck the nation, silver prices broke to nothing and the mines and smelter closed. Mr. Hayes returned to the BitterRoot where he located.
    At Hamilton March 16, 1902, Mr. Hayes was married to Blanch Jarvis. After they were married, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hayes rented part of the old Tom Beavers ranch on Gold Creek south and west of Hamilton, where they ranched until 1914 when they purchased the Reimel ranch west of Grantsdale which became the family home. They operated that ranch until Mrs. Hayes was taken by death and he continued to make it his home until July 16, 1943 when he sold it to Howard N. Bates.
    The deceased Bitter Root rancher is survived by four children, five sisters, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. The children are George Hayes, Superintendent of schools at Scobey, Montana, John Hayes of Hamilton, Mrs. Ruth Ventrella, Boise, Idaho, and Mrs. Maude Williams, Sacramento, California. Another son, Harry, is deceased. Mr. and Mrs. George Hayes and their daughter, Mrs. Bob Adams of Chester, Montana arrived in Hamilton Sunday night fir the services as did Mrs. Ventrella and Rodney Williams, the latter being the husband of Mrs. Maude Williams who was unable to come here for the last rites. The surviving sisters are Mrs. Edith Welch of Hamilton, Mrs. Carl Swartz of Bonner, Mrs. Nell Carter of Butte, Mrs. Charles Gulden, Los Angeles, mrs. Grace Ward, Manitowac, Wisconsin. A sister, Mrs. Molly Lucal is deceased, as is the only brother, the late William A. Hayes, prominent former Hamilton businessman.
Abstract from The Western News, March 22, 1951


GRACE KERLEE HAYWARD
August 20, 1895 - November 12, 1950
GRACE HAYWARD TAKEN BY DEATH. LAST RITES WERE HELD YESTERDAY.
    Scores of friends of Grace Hayward gathered at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton yesterday afternoon to pay tribute at funeral services to the well-known Hamilton matron who passed away in her sleep at the family home in Hamilton early, Sunday, November 12. Rev. Richard R. Price officiated at the services following which interment was made in Riverview Cemetery. The pallbearers were E.R. Hammond, Paul Tschache, J.F. O'Donnell, J.D. Taylor, George B. Taylor, and Albert Nickel. Mrs. Hayward had not enjoyed good health but her sudden passing was a shock to her family and friends.
    Grace Kerlee was born August 20, 1895 at Darby. She was the youngest child of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Kerlee, pioneers of the Bitter Root. She was married to Robert Hayward at Darby  June 1, 1911. The Haywards resided at Darby for a number of years where he practiced medicine before moving his practice and residence to Hamilton.
    Those who survive Mrs. Hayward are her husband, three daughters, two sons, three sisters, and three brothers. The daughters are: Mrs. L.H. Prather, who is in Yokohama, Japan, her husband being with the armed forces in Korea; Mrs. Dorman Newton, Independence, Oregon; and Mrs. Ronald Bibler, Darby. The sons are Gordon of Hamilton and Herbert Jr. of San Francisco. The sisters are Mrs. B.K. Monroe, Mrs. R.L. Henderson, and Floss L. Kerlee. The brothers are Bert and E.J. Kerlee of Darby, and Ben Kerlee of Salem, Oregon.
    Members of the bereaved family from without the Bitter Root valley who were here for the funeral rites were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hayward Jr, Mr. and Mrs. Dorman Newton, and Mrs. R.L. Henderson, and Mrs. Daisy Van Cleave, a cousin, of Missoula.
The Western News, November 16, 1950
Contributed by Helen Bibler

E.V. HEDGES
March 17, 1869 - December 8, 1942
    Mrs. E.V. Hedges, 73, who came here about two years ago from Columbus to live with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bay, died at their home at 1 o'clock this morning. Although she had been seriously ill for the last five weeks, her death was unexpected.
    Mrs. Hedges, as artist, was born March 17, 1869 in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and had spent most of her life in Columbus where she was one of three women who organized the Congregational church there.
    Besides her daughter, she is survived by a brother, Fred Burnstead, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and two grandsons, Robert Hedges, who is somewhere in Alaska with the Army Air Corps, and Edwin Vance, Montana University student who is awaiting call to service in the Army Air Corps. Mr. and Mrs. Bay will go to Columbus Wednesday to make arrangements for funeral services three. Interment will be beside the grave of her husband. The remains will be sent there by the Dowling Funeral Home, Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, December 10, 1942

ELLEN MELINDA GOODMANSON HEGGE
December 21, 1885 - May 6, 1975
Mrs. J.O. Hegge, 89, Corvallis, Taken By Death Tuesday Morn
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Corvallis Community Church for Mrs. J.O. Hegge, 89 of that town who died yesterday about 9 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Stevens, with whom she resided for several months. Rev. Robert Elwell will officiate and interment will be beside the grave of her late husband in Corvallis Cemetery.
    Ellen Melinda Goodmanson was born December 21, 1885 at Paulina, Iowa. She married Joseph Oscar Hegge on March 20, 1907 at Ortonville, Minnesota.. They moved to North Dakota the same year to homestead and in 1937 moved to a farm on Hamilton Heights. Retiring in 1949, they moved to Corvallis. Mr. Hegge died March 24, 1959.
    Surviving are daughters Marlys Stevens, Lilith Hegge, Portland; Irma Brandt, Carmel, Calif.; sons Alden and Duane, Missoula; Rev. Myron Hegge, Tacoma, Wash; Vernie, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; brother Henry Goodmanson, Roseburg, Ore; sisters Minnie Stebbins, Helena; Luella Stebbins, Lemmon, S. Dak; Nettie Hokanson, Morristown, S.Dak.; 19 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by sons Arlo and Ronald.
The Western News, May 7, 1975


WILLIAM HERSHEY
December 26, 1953 - May 2, 1998
    William Robert "Bill" Hershey, 44, died Saturday, May 2, 1998 at his Darby residence. He was born December 26, 1953, the son of Lloyd and Virginia Carpenter Hershey.
    Surviving are his father and stepmother, Robert Hershey and Bernice Hershey, of Orange County, California; a sister, Janet and her husband Marty DuBois of Florence; and a niece Jessica of Florence.
    Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, at the First Baptist Church in Darby.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, May 7, 1998

ELIZABETH HOAGLAND
April 11, 1892 - January 17, 1914
DEATH OF DAUGHTER. Infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoagland died Saturday noon.
    The home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank V. Hoagland was saddened on Saturday noon by the  death of their daughter, Elizabeth - a mere infant. For two days, the little girl had been in a critical condition, but in spite of its seriousness of the dread disease, it was hoped that she might rally. Her frail constitution, weakened by former illness, could not withstand the inroads of pneumonia, however, and the thread of life parted Saturday. The child was 1 year, 9 months, 6 days old.
    The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home in Pine Grove addition, Rev. J.C. Irwin, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, conducting the services. There was a large attendance of friends of the family at the services. The remains of the child were laid to rest in Riverview Cemetery.
    Elizabeth Hoagland was an only daughter in the home where an older brother could have shielded and protected her through childhood. Of a bright and happy disposition, the child had endeared herself to her parents and was loved by all neighbors of the Hoaglands. The little one's death has left an ache in many hearts in Hamilton.
Ravalli Republican, January 23, 1914

ALVINE OLIVE HOFFMAN
November 13, 1895 - February 25, 1931
MRS. HOFFMAN DEAD. SUCCUMBED TO PERNICIOUS ANEMIA YESTERDAY AND FUNERAL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
    Mrs. Alvina Olive Hoffman died yesterday morning at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Terou, following several months of illness due to pernicious anemia. Mrs. Hoffman was born in Butte, Montana November 13, 1895 and had lived in Hamilton since childhood.
    Surviving relatives are her parents, a son, Alvin, three brothers, William and Roy of Hamilton, Frem of Enumclaw, Washington; and four sisters, Mrs. Thomas Popham of Woodside, Mrs. Mary LaFrance, Mrs. Delbert Greenfield, and Miss Ilene Terou of Hamilton.
    The funeral will be held Friday at Odd Fellows' hall under the auspices of the Latter Day Saints church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, February 26, 1931


WILLIAM FREDERICK HOFFMAN
July 29, 1887 - January 13, 1974
W.F. HOFFMAN, 86, MISSOULA, LONG AGO VALLEY RESIDENT TAKEN
    William F. Hoffman, 86, Missoula, died January 13 at his Missoula home. Graveside rites were held at Stevensville's Riverview cemetery January 16 with Squire-Simmons-Carr Funeral Home in charge. William Frederick Hoffman was born July 29, 1887 in Medina, Ohio
    Surviving beside his widow is a son, Alvin, Hamilton; daughters, Mary Ford, Missoula; Dorothy Olive, Kalispell; two sisters, two brothers, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.         
Abstract from: The Western News, January 23, 1974

LAURA JANE BROWN HOLTON
November 15, 1927 - November 18, 1996
    Laura Jane Holton, 69, died November 18, 1996 in Tigard, Oregon. She was born November 15, 1927 in Chaseley, ND. She was married in Edgar on December 24, 1952. She moved to Oregon in 1971, living first in Corvallis, Oregon, and then moving to Tigard in 1986.
    Surviving are her husband Robert Holton of Tigard; a daughter, Deborah Holton of Portland, Oregon; two sons, Robert Holton of Stayton, Oregon; and Doug Holton of Portland, Oregon; two brothers, George Brown of Corvallis and Bill Brown of Corvallis; and two sisters, Barbara Brown of Hamilton and Esther Hogue of Portland, Oregon.
    A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Calvin Presbyterian Church in Tigard, Oregon.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, November 21, 1996

MINNIE WHITESELL HOPKINS
August 2, 1882 - February 21, 1959
Darby, Montana - The death of Minnie Whitsell Hopkins took the last member of the Rufus Whitsell and Martha Jane (King) family of five who came to the Darby area in 1887 from Garrison.
  Mrs. Hopkins parents and her two brothers, Albert and Jeff were neighbors at Garrison of the three Overturf  families who migrated there from Iowa and later the Bitter Root. The Whit(e)sells were last to come from Garrison and lived for a time with the Marion Overturf  before locating on a homestead on Rye Creek, the East Fork.  Known as The Whitesell Place for many years and a stagecoach stop for the Rye Creek settlers, the early Bitter Root house was a landmark. The ranch and house are now owned by Mr. and Mrs. Harry Twogood.  It has always been a cattle spread.
   As a girl Minnie Whitsell rode the range with her brothers and was a good horse-woman.  She was one of the few early Bitter Root people to survive the Rocky Mountain spotted fever about 45 years ago before the time of vaccination against the tick-born disease.
    She married Claude Hopkins, April 4, 1904 and their home was in the Rye Creek area until his death in May 1959. Mrs. Hopkins was born at Garrison and was 84 years old.  The Whitsell and Overturf  families were all on hand for the Northern Pacific's  driving of the Golden Spike at Garrison in 1883
   She is survived by 3 children, Claude, Agnes Griggs and Babe Olene Metry.
Services for Mrs. Minnie Hopkins will be at 2 p.m Saturday at the Darby Community Church with the Rev. LeRoy Zavadil Officiating.  Burial will be in the Lone Pine Cemetery.
Feb 1967
Contributed by Ann Hopkins

HAROLD LAKE HOLT
February 1, 1888 - March 22, 1937
    Harold L. Holt, one of Stevensville's most prominent business men and the head of Bell and Holt Company, passed away at his home here early Monday morning. Mr. Holt had been ill for the past two months, but while unable to attend to his business in the usual way, he was still able to be about. He consulted specialists in Missoula and in Seattle. He had just returned from Seattle last week and while his condition was known to be serious, the end came quite unexpectedly.
    Mr. Holt was born at East Randolph, New York, February 1st, 1888. He later lived at Columbus where he completed his academic education in the Columbus schools. He came west to Spokane where he was engaged in clerical work for some time and then came to the Bitter Root Valley. Mr. Holt became associated with the H.O. Bell Company of Missoula and was placed in charge of the Stevensville branch almost twenty years ago. He became a partner in this concern and continued as head of the local branch until his death.
    During the years of Mr. Holt's residence here, he has been an outstanding citizen. He was active, not only in his business, but he has devoted largely of his time and efforts to public and community enterprises. For a number of years he has served as a member of the local school board and as a member of the local council. He was acting in both these capacities at the time of his death. Mr. Holt contributed liberally not only of his time but of his finances to many worthy public undertakings. He was keenly interested in sports and he leaves a devoted following among the young people for his activities in promoting athletic sports in the schools. His liberality and keen interest in public affairs have characterized him in all his residence here. His passing is a great loss to the community.
    Mr. Holt is survived by his widow and five children, Harold, Lawrence, Margery, Phillip, and Carrol. Also, his mother, Mrs. A.H. Holt of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. james K. Linton, also of Columbus, and L.A. Holt of Seattle, a brother. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church this Thursday afternoon. Reverend John Hall of the Baptist Church will be in charge. The pallbearers will be George Murray of Hamilton; Holly Wilkinson of Missoula; W.S. Bailey of Corvallis; James Murphy, Ralph B. Robinson, and J.M. Pritchard of Stevensville.
    The body will lie in state at the Liddell Funeral Home until noon when it will be taken to the church where it will like until the funeral hour. All business of the town will be suspended from 2:00 p.m. during the funeral.
Northwest Tribune, March 25, 1937

LOUIS M. HOOBLER
March 25, 1899 - January 7, 1985
    Louis M. Hobbled, 85, of Florence, died Monday of natural causes in a Missoula nursing home. She was born March 25, 1899, in Humboldt, Iowa. She married Guy M. Eddy in Emmetsburg, Iowa in 1919. He preceded her in death in 1929. She married Thurlow Hoobler in 1935 in Illinois.Mr. Hoobler died in 1954.
    Survivors include a son, Giles. F. Eddy, Moline, IL; two daughers, Lois Berstrom, Lolo, and Betty McMaster, Florence; a sister, Emily Alderman, Streeter, IL; 13 grandchildren, 12 great grand children, and two great great grandchildren.
    Private funeral services will be held Thursday at Squire Simmons & Carr Funeral Home in Missoula with the Rev. Gale Fister officiating. Burial will follow at Missoula City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Giles Eddy II, Greg McMaster, Wiliam Bergstrom, Carl Bergstrom, and Dan McMaster.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, January 11, 1985

BETTY ADEE HOUSTON
December 26, 1912 - June 13, 1983
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today for Betty Adee Houston, 70, who died June 13 at Sequim, Washington. She and her husband, Arthur, were members of the First Christian Church of Hamilton before moving to Sequim.
    The service will be held at the First Christian Church with the Rev. Norman Morris officiating.
Ravalli Republic, June 20, 1983

GEORGE QUENTIN HOWE
May 19, 1919 - April 22, 1991
    George Q. Howe, 71, of Hamilton, died Monday at Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital in Hamilton. He was born May 14, 1919 in Stevensville, to John and Ruby Parsons Howe. He married Rosemary Reynolds in Hamilton August 22, 1944.
    Mr. Howe was a pilot with the U.S. Naval Air Corps during World War II. In 1947, he received a bachelor’s degree in dairy manufacturing from Montana State University. He co-managed the Ravalli County Creamery from 1947 to 1968, managed the Equity Supply Creamery of Kalispell from 1968 to 1977 and from 1977 to 1982 he was a Montana Department of Agriculture sanitarian.
    Survivors include his wife, Rosemary of Hamilton; a son, George W. How, Silver springs, MD; a daughter, Patricia Howe, Geyseville, Calif; two brothers, John G. Howe Jr., Hamilton and Warren E. Howe, Walnut Creek, Calif.
    A memorial service will be held at 11 am. Saturday at the Dowling Funeral Home in Hamilton with the Rev. Wayne Wardwell officiating. The family suggests memorials to Haven House.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, April 25, 1991

ALONZO W. HUBBELL
OLD SOLDIER DEAD
A.W. Hubbell Passed Away at Soldiers' Home
Funeral at the Dowling Chapel Sunday and Interment was in Riverview Cemetery
    A.W. Hubbell, veteran of the Civil War and a member of John C. Fremont Post of the Grand Army of the Republic, passed away at the Soldiers' Home in Columbia Falls Friday and the funeral services were held in Hamilton at the Dowling funeral home Tuesday by Rev. H.J. Frame and Rev. M. McGinniss. Military honors were a part of the services at the grave in Riverview Cemetery.
    Mr. Humble had been a resident of Hamilton many years and was always active in the affairs of the Civil War veterans. He went to Columbia Falls about four years ago to enter the Soldiers' Home. He was 89 years of age and is survived by his widow, who was with him most of the time he was at the Soldiers' Home.
    The pallbearers were E.E. Smith, Dan Bennett, William Fletcher, W.C. Wells, James Dunbar, and E. Erickson.
Ravalli Republican, February 4, 1932

ELLEN BRENNAN HUGHES
Mrs. Hughes Is Called By Death
    A summons of Death was heard and heeded yesterday afternoon about 2 o’clock when Mrs. J.P. Hughes, pioneer resident of the Bitter Root valley, died following a short illness from pneumonia. Death occurred at the Hamilton hospital in which institution she entered Sunday.
    Ellen Brennan Hughes was born in the city of Cork, Ireland. She lived to see her 71st birthday which she passed in the hospital Tuesday. Coming to America as a young woman, she was married to James P. Hughes in Boston 48 years ago. The Hughes family came to the Bitter Root valley in 1889, Mr. Hughes for a number of years being gardner on the Daly estate. Later, the family moved to the present home on Skalkaho creek.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Catholic church, Rev. M.M. English officiating. Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.
    Besides the husband a family of six children survive Mrs. Hughes. They are Joe of Los Angeles, Cal., who will come here for the funeral, Mrs. Leo Carver of Darby, William and Edward of Hamilton, James who is located in Los Angeles, and Harry, who is in South America. There are seven grandchildren, Joe Hughes, Alonzo Hughes, Vengie Hughes, Anna Mary Carver, Barbara Ellen Carver, John Carver, and William Carver.
    The deceased was a woman of the finest qualities, beloved by the many people of the valley who owned her acquaintance. Her death will be mourned by many friends.
The Western News, April 12, 1928

INEZ EVELYN WHITESITT HULL
December 4, 1887 - November 24, 1972
Mrs. Cal Hull, 84, Died In Missoula November 24; Rites Yesterday
    Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Dowling chapel for Mrs. Calvin Hull, 84, Corvallis native and longtime resident who died in Missoula November 24 at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bay with whom she also lived the past few years. Rev. Jesse Dove officiated at the rites and interment was in the family plot in Corvallis cemetery. Pallbearers were James Hull, Howard Bay, Calvin Bay, Scott Hull, Ray Tintzman, and Glen Junkert.
    Inez Evelyn Whitesitt was born December 4, 1887, a daughter of A. Newt and Fannie Wagy Whitesitt. Her marriage to Lewis Calvin Hull took place December 27, 1908 at the Whitesitt home. Rev. L.L. Kneeland officiated and witnesses were Grace Laws and Thomas Kane.
    Mr. and Mrs. Hull made their home on Willow Creek east of Corvallis all their married life. He died June 20, 1954. He was a former school teacher before he took up farming. Mrs. Hull was a member of the Corvallis Community church, Ladies Aid, and an honorary member of the Corvallis Grange. Her husband was the Grange’s first chaplain when it was instituted in 1945.
    Mrs. Hull was also preceded in death by a daughter, who died in 1918 at the age of six; by a brother, Alvin Whitesitt, August 11, 1956; a sister, Mrs. Walter (Hazel) Mack, December 21, 1961 in Idaho. Mrs. Hull is survived by a son, Lewis, at Helena; the daughter, Ruth Bay, Missoula; sister, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Allan, Vancouver, Washington; seven grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
The Western News, November 29, 1872

JOHN A. HULL
January 29, 1863 - January 17, 1937
J.A. HULL TAKEN
Long-Time Corvallis Ranch Owner Passed Sunday
Had Been a Patient in Daly Hospital Since December Twenty-Fifth; Rites Wednesday Afternoon
Corvallis, January 20 - This community lost one of its valued citizens Sunday in the death at the Daly Hospital in Hamilton of John A. Hull, aged 73 years, a resident of the Bitter Root valley for more than 45 years. Death was due to asthma of the heart with which he was taken to the hospital on Christmas day. Funeral services will be held from the United Church this afternoon, and the Masonic Lodge will have charge of the grave side services in the Corvallis Cemetery.
    John A. Hull was born January 29, 1853, near Kirksville, Missouri, the fifth child of William A. Hull and Lavinia Anne Rowe and the youngest of four brothers. There are two sisters.
    In 1892, he came to the Bitter Root Valley and engaged in the sheep industry, a few years later purchasing the ranch on Willow Creek which, until his death, had been his home. On December 15, 1905, he was married to Miss Ellen Lane at the home of the bride in Dayton, Ohio, and the two returned to reside in a new residence built for the bride on the Hull ranch. Mr. Hull was an early member of the Presbyterian Church, later becoming affiliated with the United Church, serving as an elder for 21 years. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 39 and had been attending its meetings regularly during the past year.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bessie C. Lane, who resided with Mr. and Mrs. Hull; two brothers, W.E. Hull of Corvallis and Louis l. Hull of Centerville, Missouri; a sister, Mrs. Stella Paine of Los Angeles; three nephews, James Hull of Hamilton, R.R. and L.C. Hull of Corvallis, and a niece, Mrs. J.E. Hawker of Corvallis. Mr. Hull was highly esteemed by all his neighbors and was loved and respected by all with whom he was associated.
Ravalli Republican January 21, 1937

                                                    
ROSANNAH MITCHELL HULL
September 29, 1839 - November 22, 1936
AUNT ROSE HULL DIES IN OREGON
    Life ended Sunday, November 22 at Eugene, Oregon, for one of Montana's most remarkable women, the Bitter Root valley's beloved "Aunt Rose" Hull. Mrs. Hull had observed her 97th birthday, September 29 at the Home of her daughter, Mrs. Daisy Allan in Eugene, and she kept to the last, her cheery personality. Interment took place at Eugene the day before Thanksgiving.
    Rosannah Mitchell was born at Selma, Alabama, September 29, 1839. She came to Missouri with her parents as a child and later the family moved to Kansas. After her marriage to Josiah Hull, they moved westward, coming by boat from Kansas City up the Missouri river to Fort Benton in September 1869. There Mr. and Mrs. Hull were met by Mrs. Hull's brother, James B. Mitchell, for the wagon trip across Montana to the Corvallis early-day settlement.
    After several years at Corvallis, they moved to the new town of Gibbonsville, Idaho, where a mining boom had called several of the early Bitter Root settlers. They returned to Corvallis in 1906. After Mr. Hull's death thirty years ago, Mrs. Hull traveled back and forth between Oregon and the Bitter Root until about five years ago. She was the mother of twelve children and those to survive her are her daughter Mrs. Daisy Allan of Eugene, Gilbert of Twin Falls, Idaho; and Bert of Oregon. Mrs. James B. Mitchell of Hamilton and Mrs. Alex Mitchell of Medford, Oregon are sisters-in-law.
The Western News, December 3, 1936

REVILLA HUMBLE
March 14, 1902 - November 22, 1940
Burial Mist Cemetery, Mist Columbia County, OR
Logging Accident Fatal to R. Humble
    Revilla Humble, 38, Jewell, Oregon, former Corvallis resident, was instantly killed in a lumbering accident last Friday, according to word received here by relatives. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Jewell.
    Humble, a truck driver, was crushed to death by a log which got away as he was assisting in unloading a truck. He was born March 14, 1902 at Corvallis and went to Oregon about 15 years ago.
    Survivors include his widow, a teacher at Jewell; mother, Mrs. Sam Clements, Seaview, Washington; father, Mose Humble, Hamilton, and brother, Frank, Portland, who recently returned to the coast following a visit her with his wife.
    William Wehr, an uncle, and Mrs. Wehr, Hamilton, attended the funeral and returned immediately afterwards; the father is expected home the later part of the week and Mrs. Emily McLeod, an aunt, will remain on the coast until after Christmas. Mrs. Eugene Doty, Corvallis, an aunt, was unable to attend the services.
Ravalli Republican, November 28, 1940

RUTH J. HUMBLE
July 17, 1855 - February 1932
PIONEER RESIDENT
Mrs. M.M. Humble Passed Away on Saturday
Funeral Services Were Largely Attended at Methodist Church Last Tuesday Morning
Corvallis, February 3 - Mrs. M.M. Humble, aged 76 years, one of the Bitter Root Valley's pioneer women, died Saturday night at the family home south of Corvallis after an illness of several months. The funeral service was conduced Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the Methodist Church with Rev. C.J. Taber officiating and burial was in the Corvallis Cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Albertson, Jacob Marti, L.N. Brooks, Hans Bay, B.J. Smyth, and O.W. Lasater.
    Mrs. Humble was born July 17, 1855 in Webster County, Missouri. She was married to Michail M. Humble January 2, 1872. Three surviving children are John Humble and Mrs. Margaret Neaves of Hamilton, and Mrs. Mandy Dunnigan of Sun River. The husband with whom she had lived for more than 60 years and the children were with her during her last illness.
Ravalli Republican, February 4, 1932

MARY JANE REESE HURST
May 5, 1904 - September 12, 1993
Mary Jane Hurst, 89, a Stevensville native, died Sunday at North Valley Nursing Home in Stevensville. She was born May 5, 1904 in Stevensville, the daughter of John L. and Mary Woolridge Reese. She was educated in Stevensville. On June 7, 1922, she married Albert F. Hurst in Lamoni, Iowa. They lived in Missouri before moving to Stevensville in 1933.
    Surviving are two daughters in-law, Carleen and Donna Hurst; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Patricia, in 1974, her husband, Albert in 1975, two sons, Dean and Doug, two sisters, Frances and Arbella, and a brother, George.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with Pastor Buck Buckingham officiating. Burial will Follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, September 14, 1993

ALBERT HURST
January 7, 1901 - June 28, 1975
Albert Hurst passes away; funeral slated for Tuesday.
    Albert Hurst, a resident of the Stevensville area for the past 42 years, died at his home Saturday morning at the age of 74. Funeral rites will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Whitesitt Chapel in Stevensville. Rev. E.J. Ruff will officiate and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Family members asked that memorials be given to the First Baptist Church of Stevensville or a charity of the donor’s choice.
    Hurst was born Januaty 7,1901 in Harrison County, MO. He married Jane Reese in Lamone, Iowa on June 7, 1922. They moved to the valley in late 1933 and oeprated a farm in the Burnt Fork area until May of 1974 when they moved to Stevensville.
    Surviviors include his wife, Stevensville; two sons, Dean, Whitehall, and Douglas, East Wenatchee, Washington; two sisters, Florence Huntley, Erie, Ill., and Mary Shannon, Junction City, Kan.; seven grandchildren. His daughter Patricia preceded him in death in June of 1974.
Ravalli Republic, June 30, 1975

ELIJAH E. HYATT
July 1856 - June 12, 1919
DEATH WAS SUDDEN. Elijah E. Hyatt strained himself Wednesday while lifting and died yesterday morning.
    Elijah E. Hyatt died at 11 o'clock yesterday morning at his home, 712 Main Street, after a brief illness of bowel trouble, caused by a strain received from lifting a heavy box from a wagon the day before. Three physicians were called on the case, but nothing could be done to save him.
    Mr. Hyatt was born in Canada 64 years ago. He came to the Bitter Root Valley from Sanilac County, Michigan 11 years ago, and during his life here had the highest respect of the community as a good citizen and father. He is survived by a son and a daughter, Andrew Hyatt of Hamilton and Mrs. Frances Lewis of Detroit, Michigan. Funeral arrangements are awaiting reply from Mrs. Lewis.
Ravalli Republican, June 13, 1919