OLD RESIDENT DEAD
Corvallis, January 18 - Thomas L. Randolph, aged 83 years and 11
months, died early Sunday morning at the home of his son, Thomas
A. Randolph, after an illness of a few weeks. The funeral
service was held Monday afternoon from the Corvallis United
Church and interment was in the Corvallis cemetery. Rev. W.D.
Lear ws in charge of the service, and a quartet sage familiar
hymns. Dr. J.E. Parker offered prayer and Rev. C.J. Taber read
Mr. Randolph was born February 8, 1844 at
Leckleed, Missouri. He spent his boyhood days in that state and
August 28, 1864, he was married to Miss Flora S. Russell. To
them were born 11 children, six of whom survive. The wife died
several years ago. The family came to Montana in 1887 and
located on Willow Creek, where they lived for many years. Since
the death of his wife, Mr. Randolph made his home in a cottage
here near his son and until a short time before his death, he
was a familiar figure on the streets and about town. He was
faithful to attend church services and had been a member of the
Christian Church for years.
He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Fred
Strange of Hamilton, Mrs. W.B. McLaughlin of Long Beach,
California, and Mrs. Robert Lindville of Ogden, Utah; three
sons, Jesse E. of Silverton, Oregon; James M. of Eugene, Oregon,
and Thomas A of Corvallis. Mrs. Dovie King Brown was a
granddaughter whom he raised. Many of the relatives attended the
funeral, including all of the children but James, who was not
able to be present.
Ravalli Republican, January 19, 1928
JOSHUA ROBERTS RAUDABAUGH
November 17, 1859 - May 9, 1939
Joseph Raudabaugh of Corvallis to Be Buried Tomorrow
Afternoon; Resident Here Since 1914
The death of Joshua Roberts Raudabaugh
occurred at his home north of Corvallis Tuesday afternoon
following a brief illness due to advanced age. Mr. Raudabaugh
was born November 17, 1859 in Mercer County, Ohio. He had been a
farmer of the Bitter Root Valley since 1914 when he came from
his native state to settle at Corvallis. Members of his family
are his wife and their daughters, Mrs. R.D. Sheridan and Miss
Katherine Raudabaugh at home; a son, C.B. Raudabaugh at Detroit,
Michigan; the sister, Mrs. D.S. Howick of Rocky Ford, Alberta,
and a brother, J.E. Raudabaugh of Celina, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held at the home
tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Corvallis
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be B.J. Smyth, W.S. Bailey, M.L.
Chaffin, H.J. St. John, Peter Haas, and George McCleary.
Arrangements are in charge of the Wright Funeral Home.
Ravalli Republican, May 11, 1939
January 1892 - April 8, 1917
The Death Angel Summons Miss Effie Read
Popular Hamilton Girl Succumbs Suddenly to Heart Failure
- Funeral Tuesday
Miss Effie Read died last Sunday at 6:10
p.m. following a brief illness of heart failure. She had
been suffering for several days from a severe cold and only
retired to her room in consequence Sunday afternoon. The end
came very suddenly that evening despite all the physicians,
nurses and others could do. Death came as an inexpressible
shock to the parents and other relatives and close friends
and cast gloom over the entire community. Indeed it is
doubtful if another young lady in Western Montana was
personally known to so many people and she was a universal
The funeral was held from the Episcopal
Church and conducted by Rev. J.W. Heyward. Interment was
made in Corvallis Cemetery, hundreds from all parts of the
valley and Missoula attending. A wealth of floral tributes
banked the casket and lined the grave. The pall bearers were
Ralph Crane, Chas. Butterfield, F.G. Stevens, Lloyd Roberts,
W.P. Rice, and Joe Breidenbach. The procession formed at the
Ravalli Hotel, the guard of honor consisting of Corvallis
Order of the Eastern Star led by Mrs. E.A. Johnson, and
about 30 Elks headed by Chas. Johnson, Secretary of Hellgate
Lodge. The procession passed along Second Street south and
thence west to the Episcopal Church.
Miss Effie Read was born in Chicago and
was 25 years of age. She attended the Hamilton High School
and attended the State University. Of late, she has
officiated as cashier of the Ravalli Hotel. She was
prominent in church work and social life. She was the only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Read, who idolized her. They
have the deep sympathy of all in this great bereavement.
Mssrs. Magni and Read Arrive Here
Emil Magni of St. Maries, Idaho, brother
of Mrs. J.O. Read and Charley Read of Aberdeen, son of J.O.
Read, arrived Tuesday evening, coming to attend the funeral
of Miss Read. The gentlemen expect to remain until Saturday
The Western News, April 12, 1917, page 1
ANNIE L. REED
March 27, 1882 - May 9, 1959
Victor - Annie Laura Reed, 77, died Saturday evening at the Daly
Memorial Hospital in Hamilton, following a lingering illness.
She was born March 27, 1882 at the Victor home place where she
was reared and lived for 35 years.
The former Annie Blake was the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Blake, who were pioneers of the Bitter Root
Valley. Mr. Blake was reportedly one of the first state
representatives from Missoula County. He engaged in ranching and
mining in what is now Ravalli County. He was also the first
president of the Farmers State Bank at Victor. Mrs. Reed's
mother was mary Use, who was reared by Major John Owen and his
wife at Stevensville.
She married Jacob L. Reed in Victor in 1900.
He died June 24, 1936. Mrs. Reed was a member of Naomi Chapter,
Order of Eastern Star, at Victor.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Verna Jenkins of Deer Lodge,
and Mrs. Bertha (Ernest) Vaughn of Corvallis, Oregon; a son,
Stearns A. Reed; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Rowan; two brothers, John
A Rowan and Edward E. Blake, all of Victor; nine grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday
at 2 p.m. at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton. Burial will be in
the family plot in the Victor Cemetery.
Contributed by Pat Close
August 23, 1903 - February 21, 1978
Victor - Stearns A. Reed, 74, of Victor, died early Tuesday
morning in the Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital at Hamilton. He was
born August 23, 1903 in Victor and received his education in the
Victor schools. He made his early living from trapping and was
active in mountain work throughout his life. He retired from the
U.S. Forest Service in 1966 and then engaged in farming and
ranching in Victor. Mr. Reed married Wilma Brookins on July 3,
1940 in Missoula.
Survivors include his wife, Wilma of Victor;
two sons, Richard of Dayton, Ohio, and Clifford of Missoula; two
daughters, Amorita Laffoon or Lompoc, California, and Jeannette
Ritchy of Missoula; two sisters, Verna Jenkins of Plains, and
Bertha Vaughn of Dallas, Oregon; 11 grandchildren, and three
Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m.
in the Whitesitt Funeral Home in Stevensville with the Rev.
Eugene Bartell officiating. Burial will be in the Victor
Contributed by Pat Close