GERALDINE O'HARA MACDONALD
NOTED LAWYER, MRS. MACDONALD, 78, TAKEN BY DEATH.
February 21, 1897 - February 4, 1975
Rosary is being said this evening at Dowling
Mrs. E.R. Macdonald, 77, longtime valley attorney who died February
in the morning at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula. Requiem Mass
will be said
Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Church with Father James Burns as
Interment will be in Riverview cemetery.
Geraldine O'Hara was born February 21, 1897 in
a daughter of Robert A. and Frances Hughes O'Hara. Her marriage to
took place September 27, 1940 in Reno, Nevada. Her husband died
1964. Mrs. Macdonald is survived by sisters, Roberta Hart, Metuchen,
Mrs. Mary Bulzerin, Spokane; nephews and nieces. Pallbearers will be
Conroy, M.L. Miller, Larry Persson, Barry Persson, Jerry Bates, and
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, February 5, 1975
M. JOHNSON MACE
Mace, a 65-year resident of Ravalli County, died Sunday morning in
her home in Hamilton. She was 72. Born august 16, 1904 at Sioux
Falls, SD. She moved to Corvallis with he parents in 1912.
August 16, 1904 - June 12, 1977
She married Earl Mace July 16, 1924 and the
couple ranched in the Three Miles area northeast of Stevensville
until last September when they moved to Hamilton. Mrs. Mace
was a member of the Hamilton Golden Age Club, the American
Association of Retired Persons and the Church of Jesus Christ Latter
Survivors include her husband, Earl, Hamilton; a
son, Walter, Missoula; two sisters, Edna Brown, Anaconda, and
Mildred Birck, Shellyville, Ind.; five grandchildren, and three
Funeral services will be at 21 pm Wednesday in
the Dowling Chapel. Burial will be in the Corvallis Cemetery.
Ravalli Republic, June 13, 1977
EUGENIA RUTH MACE
DIED ON BIRTHDAY
November 12, 1859 - November 12, 1932
Mrs. J.F. Mace Had Lived Seventy-Three Years
Funeral of Well Known Woman Held at Hamilton Presbyterian Church
Victor, November 16 - Mrs. Eugenia Mace, wife of
F. Mace Sr., died suddenly Saturday evening at her home here. She
of ill health during the day and remained in her room, but ws no
seriously sick. As the family was taking places at the supper table,
from the sick room turned the attention of a granddaughter who
the beside only to find that the aged woman had passed away. Mrs.
on her 73rd birthday. She had been a resident of western Montana
living most of that time in the Hamilton community. Three years ago
Mrs. Mace moved to victor.
Mrs. mace was a native of Pierson, Iowa, and
until the move to Montana. She is survived by her husband, a
M. Locke in California, and six sons, Howard of Bonner's Ferry,
Jr of Washington, D.C.; Ezra, Orville and Thomas Mace of Missoula,
and a brother
and a sister in eastern states.
Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian
Hamilton Tuesday afternoon by Rev. J.C. Irwin. The Hamilton Rebekah
of which Mrs. Mace was a member, paid honor to her memory at the
Ravalli Republican, November 17, 1932, page 8
JAMES FRANKLIN MACE
Death Takes Early Resident of Valley
February 25, 1858 - March 24, 1943
James Franklin Mace, 85, who died Thursday
morning in Missoula,
first came to the Bitter Root in 1877 by ox team and was involved in
battles with Indians.
He was born February 25, 1858 in Nebraska and
came to montana
through the Black Hills of south Dakota. It was there, at the age of
that he first fought the Indians. Later he was driven out of the
by the Indians, his group moving to Provo, Utah. Mace sold his ox
and went to Lexington, Nebraska, but returned to the Bitter Root in
buying a farm near here.
He went to work for a lumber company in Missoula
In 1918 he lost an arm in an accident and returned to his valley
there until about a year after his wife died in November 1932. Since
he has made his home with son, Ezra, in Missoula.
He was a member of the Masons and odd Fellow
Beside Ezra, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs.
Santa Ana, California; sons, James, Washington, D.C; O.A. and Thomas
of Missoula; J.A. Tacoma, Washington; and Harold R., Bonner's Ferry,
sisters, Mrs. Catherine Spokesfield, Bloomfield, Missouri; 18
and eight great grandchildren.
The Rev. C.R. Miller conducted funeral services
Dowling Chapel at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial was in
Pallbearers ere Moses Humble, Thomas Dunbar, Elmer E. Stone, Homer
H.V. Gilmore, and William Pasche.
Ravalli Republican, April 1, 1943
CARL E. MAGNI
DEATH: Carl E. Magni, an invalid for nearly four years, died during
at his South Third Street home early Tuesday morning. His death was
by Mrs. Magni about 6 AM and a physician said the man had died an
Mr. Magni was born at Safsjo, Sweden, April 2, 1879 and when seven
was brought to the United States by relatives along with
Gus. They joined their Father, Nels Magni, in Nebraska, and the
and sister, Emil and Anna who had come the previous year. The Mother
died in Sweden. The father brought his family to Corvallis, Montana
and the family home was there for several years. Carl Magni lived in
community until his marriage to Elsa Strange Magni in December,
home has been in Hamilton for all of their 30 years together. Mr.
a painter and paperhanger by trade and his work was known through
Bitter Root Valley. He is also survived by the two brothers Gus and
Santa Barbara, California; a niece Mrs. Charles Shaw of Orcutt,
a stepson, Gene Manis, in Costa Rica and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Wm.
formerly Beth Manis at Seattle.
April 2, 1879 - December 7, 1948
Western News, December 7, 1948
Contributed by Georgiann Dayton
ELSA A. MAGNI
One of the Bitter Root's eldest native daughters,
A. Magni, responded to the call of death Saturday, Dec. 11th 1971 in
where she had resided in recent years with her daughter, Beth Manis
She had attained the rich age of 90 years having been born February
in the Etna district east of Victor the daughter of the late William
& Elizabeth Wood Strange.
February 18, 1881 - December 11, 1971
Funeral services were held early this afternoon
Dowling chapel with Father C. Arthur Latta officiating. Thereafter
was made in Corvallis cemetery beside the grave of her late husband,
Magni, who passed away Dec. 7, 1948. Pall bearers were Ben Nichols,
Wayne Dayton, William Reimer, Clare Conroy and Harry Stevenson.
Elsa Strange grew to womanhood in the district
Victor attending school at Etna and Willow Creek. She was really one
early inhabitants of the valley and was widely known and highly
She was married to Oscar Manis Nov. 14, 1906. The couple lived in
Missoula and Lewistown. In the later community he operated an
Harvester business. The couple became parents of two children, W.E.
and Beth Manis. Mr. Manis passed away July 15, 1913.
In Corvallis on Dec. 18, 1918 she was married to
a painting and decorating contractor. The couple resided in Hamilton
many years until his death. She continued to make her home in
1956 when she moved to Seattle. Mrs. Magni had for several years
failing health prior to her passing. She was an active member of the
Episcopal church in Hamilton and was a member of Leona chapter No.31
The survivors are her children Beth Gannon, who
from Seattle for the last rite, and the son W. Gene Manis. His home
Miami, Fla. but he is presently on an assignment in the Orient.
are Mrs. Norris (Virginia) Nichols, a niece and Morris Strange, a
There are also three grandsons, Will, Steve and Andy Manis. Steve
for the funeral. He is a student at the University of Montana at
Contributed by Georgiann Dayton
WALLACE OSCAR MANIS
News came over the wire, Wednesday morning of the
of Mr. W. Oscar Manis at Livingston at 7:30 AM after a short illness
pneumonia. Mr. Manis was well known to the people of Western
lived at Missoula for a number of years when he worked in the
of the Missoula Mercantile Co. Later he, George Kain and John W.
a partnership and sold goods in the old M.M. Company building. After
they formed a partnership with others and formed the Trading Company
which he withdrew some two years ago and went over to Lewistown,
handle machinery for the International Harvester Co. doing business
Mr. Manis married Miss Elsie Strange about seven years ago and they
in Missoula, Stevensville and Lewistown. They built the handsome
in which Mr. and Mrs. Abe Buck live in in this town. They sold it to
after going to Lewistown to live. Mr. Manis was about 38 years old,
respected by all who came in contact with him. He was a man of
and dared to support them. Very little could be learned here
Mr. Manis 'death, but it was understood that the funeral will be
held in or
near Lewistown today. Wm. and Gibbon B. Strange, father and brother
Manis have gone to Lewistown by train and will be there until after
November 10, 1871 - July 18, 1913
Northwest Tribune, Stevensville, Montana , July 18, 1913
"Wallace Oscar Manis died of pneumonia in his apartment in the
He had become widely and favorably known as the local representative
International Harvester Company. Burial was in the Lewistown
the Fergus County Argus of Lewistown) The deceased was born at
Georgia, November 10, 1871. His parents moved from there to
when the deceased was eight years old and at which place he spent
part of his boyhood days. In March, 1898, he came to the Gallatin
Montana. He was married to Elsa Strange of Stevensville, November
and came to Lewistown in July 1911, where he and family have lived
The family consists of the widow and two children; a little girl
years and a baby boy of two months."
Mrs. W.O. Manis and children, arrived Sunday
are at the Strange ranch south of Stevensville. They were
accompanied on the
trip home to the Etna area by William and Gibbon B. Strange, father
of Mrs. Manis, who went to Lewistown to attend the funeral of Mr.
died there last week."
Northwest Tribune, July 25, 1913
Contributed by Georgiann Dayton
Skalkaho Woman Buried This Morning Following Services at St. Francis
Mrs. Ruby Marvin, wife of John marvin, Skalkaho
died at the Daly hospital Monday morning following a brief illness.
been a patient at the hospital but a few days. Mrs. Marvin, a native
was 47 years of age and the mother of three sons and two daughters.
are Mrs. Howard Sanford and Miss Helen Marvin, and the sons are John
and Rudolph. All are residents of the Skalkaho locality except Mrs.
whose home is in Hamilton. The family came to the Bitter Root valley
Butte about ten years ago.
Funeral services were held this morning at 10
St. Francis Catholic church by Rev. M.J. Donohue. Burial was in
cemetery. Mrs. Marvin’s death came as a distinct shock to her many
of the Skalkaho district.
Ravalli Republican, December 7, 1933
The infant daughter of Alva Mason of Grantsdale died Monday. The
away April 18, when the baby was but a week old. The funeral was
held at Grantsdale
yesterday afternoon. Mr. Mason has the heartfelt sympathy of many
Western News, May 13, 1908, page 8
BRUCE H. MASON
DEATH OF A VETERAN
December 10, 1870 - June 4, 1934
Bruce Mason Sr. Victim of Miners' Ailment.
Military Rites to be Held at Dowling Chapel This Afternoon for
Bruce Mason Sr, Spanish-American War veteran and
Butte miner, died at his home near Grantsdale early Monday morning
of a heart
attack. Mr. Mason had been ailing for several years with miner's
but had been about his place apparently in usual health. He came to
community about three years ago from Butte where he had lived until
10. His wife, Anna, and son Bruce live at Grantsdale. Two other
and Edward, live in Butte. A sister, Mrs. Mary Dean, and a brother,
live in Butte, while a sister, Mrs. Emma Doran, and two brothers,
Amos, live in Indiana.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2
at the Dowling chapel, Rev. R.H. Barrett to be in charge.
war veterans will act as pallbearers and military honors will be
Mr. Mason's memory. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, 7 June 1934, page 1
CHESTER L. MASON
Death of Chester L. Mason.
July 21, 1865 - December 16, 1899
The Republican has received the following from
Idaho, in relation to the death of Chester L. Mason, a former Bitter
Valley boy, who died there a week ago last Saturday.
"On last Saturday, at 11:30 a.m., Chester L.
for the past three weeks has been a sufferer from catarrh of the
quietly passed to the other shore, where sorrow and suffering do not
Everything that was in the power of human skill was done, but to no
During the two years of his residence here, Mr. Mason has by
industry built up a flourishing business, and won a host of friends
regret his death. The remains were taken to Weiser where they were
for shipment to the home of his parents at Grantsdale, Montana. Mrs.
many friends here deeply sympathize with her in her great
The remains of Mr. Mason, in company with his
wife's mother, arrived in Grantsdale December 14th, and on the 15th
services were held at the parents' residence, where many sorrowful
in love and sympathy, came to pay their last tribute to the dead,
the remains to their final resting by the side of his two brothers
Chester L. Mason was born in Butler County, Iowa,
21, 1865, and was married to Miss Nellie Adams of Minnesota, April
He leaves a wife, wife's mother, two brothers, and sister to mourn
Ravalli Republican, Friday, 22 December 1899, page 3
EFFIE MAE KING MASON
June 13, 1877 - April 20, 1908
DEATH OF MRS. ALVAH MASON
Untimely Taking Away of a Resident of Grantsdale Early Monday
Mrs. Effie Mae Mason, wife of Alvah Mason, died
home in Grantsdale early Monday morning after a brief illness. She
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Corintha King, and had been a
Grantsdale for several years.
The deceased was born in Todd County Minnesota,
1877. In April 1901, she came with her parents to Grantsdale. She
to Alvah Mason, March 20, 1903, and was the mother of two children.
Norma, Four years old, and a baby, nine days old. Besides the
children, Mrs. Mason is survived by their parents. two sisters, and
The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 10
o'clock by Rev.
Thomas H. Barker of the Hamilton Methodist Episcopal Church and the
was interred in the Grantsdale Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, April 24, 1908, page 1
DEATH OF LEANDER MASON
July 20, 1836 - June 9, 1906
Passed Away at Boise, Idaho, and the Body Brought Here for Burial at
The remains of Leander Mason, who died at Boise,
June 9, arrived in Hamilton Wednesday night, and the funeral held
afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Grantsdale Presbyterian Church, Rev.
pastor of the Hamilton Methodist Church officiating. The deceased
was 69 years
old, having been born in Illinois July 20, 1836. He came to Montana
and located on a ranch two and one-half miles south of Grantsdale,
he lived until three years ago, when he went to Idaho. He had only
thirteen days and the cause of death was diagnosed as cancer of the
He is survived by three children, all of whom were present at the
They are Alva and M.H. Mason, and Mrs. L.B. Hale of
Ravalli Republican, 22 June 1906, page 1
RUE FLORENCE HART MATTESON
Rue Florence Hart Matteson died Monday in
was 92. Born January 23, 1886 in Venita, Oklahoma, she was the
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Hart. On May 22, 1906, at the Hamilton
Hart was married to Curtis Matteson, and the couple settled in the
January 23, 1886 - February 6, 1978
In addition to her husband, her son, Raymond,
her in death in 1919, and her son, Everett, died in 1976. Survivors
2 daughters, Ila Terrell of Hamilton, and Inez Leavens of Darby; 18
42 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are scheduled at 2 pm Friday in
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tom Brown officiating. Burial will be
Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby. Pall bearers are Mike Matteson, Larry
Charles Leavens, Lewis Leavens, Bruce Opie, and Danny Muir. Honoray
are Bob Leavens, Dean Hyatt, Jim Gullette, Don Leavens, and Jim
Dowling Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, February 8, 1978
WILLIAM A. MATTHEWS
Rites Held Here Tuesday For W.A. Matthews, Taken By Death Friday
March 24, 1873 - March 23, 1951
Graveside rites of the Masonic Order were
Riverview Cemetery by a group of Masons headed by M.B. Reynolds,
Ionic Lodge No. 38 A.F. & A.M. in tribute to William A.
of the Lodge, who passed away at Daly Hospital in Hamilton at 6 a.m.
March 23, following a sudden attack of what was at first though to
pneumonia, but which was later diagnosed as a heart attack. Burial
in Riverview. Prior to the cemetery rites, services were conducted
Dowling Chapel in Hamilton by Rev. Harold Harris. Active pallbearers
funeral were David Hope, Ray Tennant, Lee Brown, Harry Stevenson,
Hall, and P.E. Pagenkopf. Honorary pallbearers were G.M. Brandborg,
Koenig, M.B. Reynolds, Archie McKillop, James Jergensen, George
W.A. Matthews was born March 24, 1873 at Seneca,
He moved to Oregon where he grew up, attended school and became
in the logging and timber industry. He worked in the industry in
about 20 years, then moved to California and was married at San
September 22, 1906. The Matthews went to Canada where he was also
in office work in the lumber industry before coming to Montana to
at Libby. He retired in 1942 and ran for the office of county
the Democrat ticket and was elected, serving a single term allowed
Mr. Matthews was secretary of Ionic Lodge No. 38 A.F. & A.M. at
of his heath, a position he had held for several years.
Those who survive Mr. Matthews are his widow,
the following children: Rex, Great Falls; Ray, San Jose, Cal.;
Wash.; Mrs. E.W. Bucknail, San Jose; Mrs. Alfred Noyes, Seward,
T.R. Wessels, Spokane; Mrs. D.E. Brown, Seattle; four grandchildren,
great grand child; two brothers, Clem of Bakersfield, Ore.; and J.D.
Wash.; and twin sisters: Mrs. Dae Stafford and Mrs. V.A. Chchren,
Abstract from The Western News, March 22, 1951
CHARLOTTE V. MATTSON
Piltzville - Charlotte V. Mattson, 70, of Piltzville, died of
Thursday, September 8, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.
born July 8, 1918 in Victor to Martin and Bertha Rowan. She spent
years and attended schools in Victor.
July 8, 1918 - September 8, 1988
On August 27, 1955, she married Norman Mattson in
They lived in the Missoula-Piltzville area since. Mrs. Mattson
worked as a
meat wrapper at grocery stores in the Missoula area, and was
employed by John
R. Daily Company. She retired in 1976. She enjoyed reading and
was a member of the Hamilton Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
Survivors include her husband, Norman, of
son, Jeff Close of Hillsboro, Oregon; a stepson, Duane Mattson of
eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces
She was preceded in death by a son, five brothers and a sister.
Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at
& Geraghty Funeral Home in Missoula with the Rev. Bob Pederson
Burial will be at the Victor Cemetery.
Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, 9
7 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Livingston-Malletta
Geraghty Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bruce Hall, Karl Kellner, Cecil Connell, Maurice
Charles Pachecho, and Ermindo Zavarelli.
The family suggests memorials to a charity of the
Contributed by Pat Close
NORMAN C. MATTSON
Piltzville - Norman C. Mattson, 72, died of a self-inflicted gunshot
Saturday, February 8 at his Piltzville home. Mr. Mattson had battled
illness with cancer. He was born January 1, 1920 in Piltzville to
Martha Mattson, and was raised and educated in Piltzville.
January 1, 1920 - February 8, 1992
During World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy
Pacific Theater. After his discharge, he returned to the Missoula
1955, he married Charlotte Close in Butte.
Mr. Mattson was an active member of the Veterans
Wars, worked as an auto body repairman for the Chevrolet dealerships
until his retirement in 1982.
Survivors include a son, Duane Mattson of
a stepson, Jeff Close, Hillsboro, Oregon; a brother, Melvin "Mulley"
Missoula; and six grandchildren. His wife preceded him in death
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at
& Geraghty Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Pedersen
will be at the Victor Cemetery.
Contributed by Pat Close
CLAUDE E. MAXWELL
CLAUDE MAXWELL DIED SATURDAY AT KALISPELL, RITES FRIDAY.
August 11, 1891 - February 2, 1954
Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow at
Chapel for Claude E. Maxwell who died at a Kalispell hospital
Rev. James Hastings will officiate at the rites
will be made in Riverview cemetery. The pallbearers will be Frank
Thompson, Fred Johnson, Fred Ward, Raymond Grube, and Ray Severns.
rites of the American Legion will be held at the cemetery.
Claude E. Maxwell was born August 11, 1891 at St.
Kansas, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Maxwell.
Those who survive are, his parents and a sister,
Fullerton, also of Hamilton
Abstract from: The Western News, February 4, 1954
MATTIE SAPPINGTON MEASOM
Mrs. James Measom State Rebekah Head Funeral Held Monday
November 16, 1883 - May 20, 1949
Funeral services for Mrs. James Measom, President
Rebekah state assembly, who died suddenly on Thursday of last week
at a Missoula
hospital, were held here Monday. Mrs. Measom was taken to a Missoula
a few days previous, on account of a heart affection. Her
was not thought to be serious, however, and she seemed to be
A nurse had brought a tray with food and left Mrs. Measom alone in a
but when she returned, Mrs. Measom had passed away.
Mrs. Measom had been a resident of this locality
number of years. She had been active in numerous local
She was a past president of the local Woman’s club and past
president of the
Ravalli County Federation of Women’s clubs. She was a member
Methodist church and for many years was treasurer of the Methodist
society and she belonged to the Daughters of Union Veterans of the
of the Republic. She was active in Girl Scout work and was a member
local Girl Scout council.
Mrs. Measom was particularly active in Rebekah
She was a past Noble Grand of Hope Rebekah lodge, here at
She belonged to the Ladies Auxiliary of the Patriarchs Militant at
and held numerous offices in the Rebekah state assembly. For
year she had been president of the stat Rebekah assembly and most of
during the past year had been devoted to that work. She had
her visitation of lodges of the state, which included visits to
every lodge in the state. Her year’s work as president of the
Rebekah assembly would have ended in June, when the state assembly
hold its annual meeting at Missoula.
Mrs. Measom was born Mattie Sappington, November
and the town of Sappington, Montana, her birthplace, takes its name
family. She lived her entire life in Montana. She
was graduated from the high school at Dillon and later attended and
from the Montana Wesleyan College at Helena. About 37 years ago Mrs.
came to this locality where she had lived since. She was
James Measom late last summer.
The funeral services were held at the Methodist
here, Monday with the Reverend C. G. Spellman officiating.
Ladies Militant participated in the services. The Rebekahs had
of the Graveside services and Ethel Krogness, vice-president of the
Rebekah assembly of Montana, gave a fitting tribute to Mrs. Measom
graveside. The pallbearers at the church were Steve Roberts, Chester
and Kamille Otoupalik, all of Missoula: Soren Hendrickson and
McCallen of Hamilton. The pallbearers at the cemetery were Lawrence
Bert Maxwell, Fredrick Dawson, Harry Dawson John Dawson and Albert
sons and son-in-law of the deceased.
Mrs. Measom is survived by her husband, two
Mrs. Albert Barrott of Blackfoot, Idaho, and Mrs. Don Stover of
six sons, Lawrence Maxwell, Bert Maxwell and Guy Maxwell of San
California; John Dawson of Seattle, Harry Dawson of
Fredrick Dawson of Stevensville.
Northwest Tribune, May 26, 1949, page 1
Contributed by Kelly McCarley
DR. MARY ANN MICKA
Dr. Mary Ann Micka Dr. Mary Ann Micka, 65, a
officer resident in D.C. since 1980, died unexpectedly in Georgetown
Hospital on April 8 of a cerebral hemorrhage. Dr. Micka was born in
Montana, daughter of Tom and Helen Micka. She grew up in the
and graduated from Corvallis Highschool in 1959. After receiving an
degree at Montana State University, she graduated from Case Western
Medical School in 1966. In 1968 she joined the Peace Corps as soon
were allowed and served in Cameroon. In 1975 she acquired a graduate
in Public Health from the University of Texas in Houston. Then she
as Director of Maternal and Child Health at the Texas Department of
September 14, 1940 - April 8, 2006
In May of 2003 she received the Population,
Nutrition Lifetime Achievement Award from USAID for promoting
care. After retiring in 2003, Dr. Micka continued to be active at
Episcopal Church in Arlington. She devoted herself to volunteer work
many hobbies, among them travel, gardening, bridge, singing, and
of her cats. She is survived by her daughter, Raluca Popovici.
Abstract from Austin American-Statesman, April 22, 2006
ETHEL A. CLARK MILES
Ethel A. Miles, 88, died Wednesday, March 25, in
at the Valley View Estates of natural causes. She was born March 18,
in Walthill, Nebraska the daughter of George and Pearl Drown Clark.
raised and educated in Nebraska and Iowa. After completion of
she taught school in Panora, Iowa. In 1925, she married Albert Miles
Iowa. They moved to Montana, settling on a farm north of Corvallis.
March 18, 1902 - March 28, 1990
Survivors include her husband, Albert of the
two sisters, Evelyn McGee and Lora Skaff, both of Sioux Falls, SD,
nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant son.
Funeral services will be held Monday 2 p.m. at
Chapel with Pastor Robert Mullen officiating. Interment will follow
Corvallis Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Gander, Robert
Sager, Robert Sager, Joe Yanzick, and Ralph Maki. Honorary
be Wes Cook, Morris Gardner, Al Lensing, Bob Holloron, Dee Holloron,
Parker, and Otto Quast.
Friends may call Sunday from 6 until 9 p.m. and
from 9 a.m. until time of services at the chapel.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, March 30, 1990
Harold Miles, 86, of Hamilton, died early
Seattle at the Harborview Medical Center. Death was a result of
burns he sustained
while burning weeds in an irrigation ditch at his home north of
He was born February 4, 1904 in Darby, the son of George and Hester
Miles. He received his education in the local schools.
February 4, 1904 - March 28, 1990
On November 6, 1920, he married Erma Hartsell in
He worked for the Forest Service, the Anaconda Mining Company in
and Sentinel High School of Missoula. Harold was a veteran of Marine
service during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Erma of Hamilton; two
Bobby Charles and Gene both of Missoula; five grandchildren; nine
as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by
and six sisters.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at
First Baptist Church with Rev. Alan Maki officiating. Interment will
at the Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby with military rites furnished by
American Legion. A reception at the church for family and friends
the interment service.
Pallbearers will be Louie, Michael, Laurie, and
Kevin Corbally, and Linda Cardinal. The family suggests that
made to the American Heart Association, 510 1st Ave. North No. 4,
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, March 30, 1990
YVONNE M. KAPHAMMER MILLER
Yvonne M. Miller, 69, of Corvallis, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7,
at the Marcus Daly Hospice Center, with all her family present,
after a long
and courageous battle with cancer.
March 26, 1934 - January 7, 2004
Yvonne was born on March 26, 1934, in Idaho
the daughter of John and Marie DeShazer Kaphammer. The family moved
Bitterroot Valley in 1949 and settled on a ranch near Woodside.
from Corvallis High School in 1952. While in high school, she helped
the high school band. She also played in a dance band in the
Sept. 7, 1952, she married R.D. "Pete" Miller in Hamilton.
Survivors include, her husband, Pete of
daughters, Karyn and husband Doug Johnston, LaVonne Miller and
husband Jay Johnson, all of Corvallis; grandchildren, Kevin and wife
Hayworth of Corvallis, Karinne Pearcy of Burkesville, Ky., and John
of Corvallis; great-granddaughter, Madison Hayworth; brothers,
wife Jean Kaphammer of New Jersey and Larry Kaphammer of Missoula;
Emily and husband Gene Makela of Tulsa, Okla., and her beloved
Holly. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated
Jan. 10, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Hamilton with
John Darragh presiding. Family interment will take place later at
Cemetery. Visitation for friends will be Friday, Jan 9, from 2 until
at the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.
The family suggests memorials to MDM-Hospice of
SAFE or to the Bitterroot Humane Association.
Abstract from Ravalli Republic, January 8, 2004
Pioneer Woman Dead
December 1849 - October 10, 1922
Mrs. G.W. Monroe, Former Darby Resident, Passed Away at Helena
Darby, October 19 - Mrs. George W. Monroe, 72, former resident of
October 11 at St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, following an illness
months. Mrs. Monroe, who was a native of Tennessee, came to Montana
early seventies, being one of the first school teachers in the
She was the widow of the late Dr. G.W. Monroe, pioneer physician of
who died about 10 years ago. The Monroes lived at Darby a number of
and the deceased had many warm friends in the community. Burial
Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, last Friday.
Surviving relatives are a daughter-in-law, Mrs.
and children of Hamilton; a sister, Mrs. J.A. Hoge of New York; a
Ernestine Nichols of Bozeman, and two nephews, George R. Nichols of
and Frank E. Hoge of New York. A step-daughter, Mrs. J.C.
Ravalli Republican, Friday, October 20, 1922
MONELL HERMAN MONSON
Victor Man Fatally Wounded in Action
Victor, December 13 - Monell Herman Monson, about 30, fireman 2//c,
wounds received in action in the South Pacific, according to word
yesterday from the war department by his wife. Fireman Monson, who
about 13 years ago from Minnesota, joined the Navy January 13, 1944.
his boot training he was assigned to a destroyer in the Pacific
where he saw
considerable action. He was a carpenter and woodsman as well as a
Survivors include his widow, the former Mabel
sons, Monell Mons and Melvin Herman; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mons
Minnesota, and two brothers in the service.
Ravalli Republican, Wednesday, December 13, 1944
FRANK WENDELL MOORE
FRANK MOORE, 75, DIES IN HOME FIRE.
October 4, 1877 - January 9, 1954
Stevensville- Graveside services were held Sunday for Frank
Moore, 76 who died Saturday Interment was in Riverside Cemetery. His
was the first violent fatality in Ravalli County this year.
Mr. Moore, a bachelor, was born October 4, 1877,
Indiana and went to Hamilton from Missoula in 1945. He moved to
in 1951. He was known around Hamilton as "Jim Helly" and at one time
for C.W. Ellingwood as a sheep herder.
His only known survivor is a sister, Mrs. Lew
Abstract from: Ravalli Republican, January 11, 1954
LILA E. MOREY MORGAN
Lila E. Morgan, 93, died Sunday at Valley View Estates. She was born
12, 1898 at Lilly, SD, the daughter of Alice and Chauncy Morey. She
to Canada with her family in 1908 and was married to Charles Bickner
at Webb, Sask., Canada. They were divorced in 1943. She was
to Ivan Morgan in 1952.
November 12, 1898 - May 31, 1992
Survivors include three daughters, Alice Shook of
Arizona, Irene Lomax of Seattle, and Lila “Babe” Williams of San
a son, Archie Bickner of Summerland, B.C.; a sister, Mae Leno of
Alberta; a brother, Clarence More of Denman Island, B.C.;
and Bill Morgan and Jo Anne Bryant; and 11 grandchildren. She was
in death by four sisters, four brothers, and two sons.
There will be no services. Cremation arrangements
under the direction of Dowling Funeral Home. The family suggests
to the United Methodist American Baptist Federated Church, or
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, Tuesday, June 2, 1992
DANIEL D. MORRIS
DAN D. MORRIS DIES AT HIS HOME NORTH OF CORVALLIS
October 17, 1891 - July 16, 1955
Dan Morris Morris died suddenly Saturday, July 16
a.m. Daniel D. Morris was born October 17, 1891 in Corvallis in the
parsonage, the son of John and Flora Morris, deceased in 1906 and
He and Corvallis teacher, Pearl Wunn, were
married at Butte
on February 26, 1916. The couple had two children, a daughter who
infancy and the son, John D., who survives him.
Mr. Morris is survived by his brothers Lester and
and the son. The latter arrived Tuesday from Aruba, Netherlands West
There are three grandchildren, Maribeth, Terri, and Johnny and two
Eliza and Carrie Wunn of St. Paul, Minnesota. The latter had
July 8 for their annual summer visit.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon
Chapel with Rev. Jesse Dove officiating. Burial was in Corvallis
and Corvallis Masonic graveside rites were held. Pallbearers were
Ray Murphy, Dudley Bowden, Gilbert Chaffin, Mason Simmons, and Edwin
Abstract from: The Western News, July 21, 1955
FLORA WAN MORRIS
VALLEY OLD TIMER, FLORA MORRIS, PASSES; WAS 89 YEARS OLD.
April 28, 1863 - July 31, 1952
Mrs. Flora Morris, one of the valley's real
passed away at Daly hospital about 10:30 this morning. Funeral
be conducted at Dowling chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. and burial will be
She was born April 28, 1863 near Halltown,
of eight daughters born to Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton Wan. She was
during the Civil War and could recall the terrible "carpetbag" days
occurred during her childhood. Flora graduated from Marrionville
college and taught in her home state until October 18, 1882 when she
John Wesley Morris. Their first child, Glen Rose, who is now
born in Missouri.
Two sons, Lester and Dan, were born at the
She was the last survivor of 16 sisters and brothers-in-law. Her
the first of the group to pass away. Survivors include the three
Butte; Dan and Ray, Corvallis; seven grandchildren and eight great
Abstract from: The Western News, July 31, 1952
JOHN WESLEY MORRIS
FUNERAL OF J.W. MORRIS, A PIONEER OF THE BITTER ROOT VALLEY, HELD BY
J.W. Morris, who was taken to the hospital at
a week ago last Monday, died last Thursday evening at 4 o'clock. Mr.
was highly respected by all who knew him. He had been a sufferer of
disease for some time and death was regarded as inevitable.
The remains were taken to Corvallis, where the
occurred Sunday under the auspices of the Masonic lodge of that
which the deceased was a member. The services were held at the home
W.C. Wan, mother-in-law of the dead man. Mr. Morris was one of the
and most prosperous ranchers of the valley, having resided there
Ravalli Republican, July 27, 1906
PEARL WUNN MORRIS
MRS. DANIEL MORRIS IS TAKEN BY DEATH, RITES AWAY ARRIVAL OF SON FROM
December 6, 1891 - March 17, 1948
Mrs. Pearl Morris was called by death at St.
in Missoula early yesterday when was claimed after an illness of
weeks. Funeral services will be held at the Dowling Chapel after the
of her son, John, who is coming from the West Indies. Interment will
in Corvallis Cemetery. At the funeral, the pallbearers will be Paul
Gilbert Chaffin, Troy McKinney, Ray Murphy, Edgar Puyear, and
Pearl Wunn was born at Sheffield, Iowa, December
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wunn. She graduated the Plattville
College in Wisconsin, taught two years at Beloit, Wisconsin before
to the Bitter Root in September, 1914 to teach in the Corvallis
was wed February 26, 1916 to Daniel Morris of Corvallis and had made
there ever since.
Those who survive the Corvallis matron are her
and son, John Dee Morris; two grandchildren, Maribeth and Teri; and
sisters, Mrs. Mary Atkinson, Sheffield, Iowa, and Misses Eliza and
Wunn of St. Paul. The latter two are both at Corvallis. She was a
of Mrs. Flora Morris, Corvallis resident for many years. The son and
are at Aruba, Netherlands West Indies, where John Dee Morris is
with the Standard Oil interests there.
Abstract from: The Western News, March 18, 1948
ARTHUR L. MOWATT
A.L. MOWATT BURIED YESTERDAY.
1865 - 1910
Arthur L. Mowatt, of Victor, aged 44 years, died
at the Sister's hospital in Missoula on Wednesday, July 13, 1910.
was conducted from the home by the members of the Masonic lodge of
at 3 p.m. yesterday, when he was laid to rest in the Victor
cemetery. He leaves
to mourn his departure a devoted wife and three small children.
The bereaved relatives have the sincere sympathy
of a large
circle of friends. Undertaker John Dowling of this place had charge
Northwest Tribune, July 15, 1910