RAVALLI COUNTY OBITUARIES
                                                                                                                                                           
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CLARENCE TABER
September 2, 1887 - January 9, 1979
CLARENCE TABER DEAD AT 91
    Clarence J. Taber, 91, died last night in the Valley View Estates Nursing Home. He was born September 2, 1887 in Juliaetta, Idaho.He married Mary Southwick in 1909 in Missoula and she preceded him in death in 1952. In 1953, He married Alice Wood in Missoula and they resided there fore 20 years. She preceded him in death in 1973. In 1974, he married Ada Smith in Yakima, Washington. They resided in Covena, California until June of 1977 when he returned to Montana and lived with his daughter Ruth at Victor because of ill health.
    He is survived by his wife Ada in Covena; two daughters, Ruth Applebury of Victor and Edith Blair of Kalispell; two brothers, Samuel N. of Hamilton and Lester E. of Tacoma, Washington; six grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services will be Friday at 2 pm at the Corvallis Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Corvallis Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Whitesitt Funeral Home.
Abstract from: Ravalli Republic, January 10, 1979

GEORGE OTTO TALBOT
May 18, 1913 - July 8, 1977
    A well-known Corvallis man, George Otto Talbot, died Friday afternoon at Daly Hospital. Mr. Talbot, known throughout the state for his search and rescue work with bloodhounds, suffered an apparent heart attack minutes after participating in a Search and Rescue ceremony at the Ravalli County Courthouse. Mr. Talbot was a special guest of honor at the vent, the unveiling of the John W. Downing memorial plaque.
    George Otto Talbot was born at LaPine, Oregon, May 18, 1913, the son of Otto H. Talbot and Orilla Jones Talbot. He married Ora Sessions, a Corvallis schoolmate, was an event November 1, 1935 and their home was in the Corvallis community.
    Survived by daughters, Wilma - Mrs. Roy Robstock of Spokane, Wash; LaDonna - Mrs. Ray Wagner, Missoula; Georgean - Mrs. Vernon Swanson, Walnut Creek, calif; Judy - Mrs. Orvil Thompson, Superior. Others to survive are one brother, Manley Talbot, Fortuna, Calif; and two sisters, Jennie Ashworth and Bess Winchester, both of Tacoma, Wash. Cousins living in the valley are Otis Talbot of Corvallis and Mrs. Beth Talbot of Valley View Estates and several nieces and nephews, /there are 14 grandchildren.
    Last services of the Latter Day Saints Church will be conducted by Don Merkley, longtime friend, at the Dowling Chapel in Hamilton at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Corvallis Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers are to be members of the Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association of which George Talbot had long been a member. Active pallbearers will be Francis Tamiettl, John Murphy, Clyde Wood, Robert Zaharko, Ray Froelich, and Roy Hern. Memorials may be made to Ravalli County Search and Rescue Association in care of the Ravalli County Sheriff’s office.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, July 11, 1977

JOSEPH RICHMOND TALBOT
January 28, 1866 - March 4, 1925
WELL-KNOWN RANCHER OF WEST SIDE OF BITTER ROOT VALLEY PASSED AWAY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
    Joseph Richmond Talbot, well-known rancher of Woodside, succumbed to a relapse early Wednesday morning, following a third stroke of paralysis at his home four miles west of Woodside. The body was brought to the Dowling undertaking parlors and the Hamilton Order of Odd Fellows will be in charge of the funeral to be held in the Odd Fellows hall this afternoon at 1 o'clock. Interment will be in the Corvallis cemetery.
    Mr. Talbot was born at Lisle, New York, 59 years ago January 28. He came west in 1884 and to the Bitter Root valley five years later. Here he was united in marriage to Miss Flora Moore and to them were born nine children, seven of whom survive. They are Mrs. Fred Luderman of Bridger, David C. of Chicago, Elmer K. of Bridger, and Otis D., Charles A., Curtis O., and Emmet L. of Corvallis. The widow, ten grandchildren, two brothers, and two sisters also survive. One sister, Mrs. Carrie Winchester, and one brother, Otto Talbot, reside at Tacoma and may come for the funeral services.
Ravalli Republican, March 6, 1925


ALICE LAMBKINS TERRIO
April 9, 1855 - March 18, 1944
    Funeral services for Alice Terrio were held Tuesday afternoon at the Baptist Church in Darby with Rev. Edgar T. Thorne officiating.  Afterward burial was made in Lone Pine Cemetery.  The pallbearers were Ira Hendrickson, Ernest Townsend, Marion Oswald, Walter Griggs, Perry Smith and Fone Shook. Alice died March 18, 1944 at Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
  The deceased was born April 9, 1855 at Orange Twp, Wyoming Co., NY,  (Her parents were Henry Huycke and Lavina Lambkins. By 1860 the family had moved to Waupaca, Wisconsin)   She married first, Lewis Henry Hopkins in Waupaca.  After his death she married Lewis Terrio.  She spent most of her life in the Bitter Root valley where she raised most of her family.  Three years ago Mrs. Terrio went to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where she resided with her daughter Mrs. Frank (Beryl) Harris and Mrs. J.(Win) Henry Johnson.  She died there Saturday, March 18, 1944.
  Besides the daughters there survive the deceased the following sons:  Perry Hopkins and Claude Hopkins , whose homes are in Darby; Cecil Hopkins of Ogdensburg, Wis.; Alvin Hopkins of Seattle, Leo Terrio of Los Angeles.
Contributed by Ann Hopkins

OSCAR THOMANDER
    Oscar Thomander ended his life early yesterday morning at his home four miles south of Victor by shooting himself with an old 32-20 rifle. He had been despondent over continued ill health and a crippled state of his hands, relatives said, His death was discovered by his sister, Miss Phoebe, when she head a shot about 5:30 o'clock in the morning. She found his body lying in the door yard, his head on the cement walk. He had fallen backward after the shot had pierced his neck. Coroner John Dowling, who was called immediately to the Thomander home, said the dead man had evidently used a stick about two feet long to pull the trigger as he leaded over the muzzle of the old single shot firearm. Death was instantaneous. The body was brought to the Dowling Funeral home here.
    A brother, Arthur Thomander, the sister, and his daughter Beulah, live at the ranch, and a son Alfred resides in Butte. Other relatives are the sisters, Mrs. William Blackie and Mrs. Jason Jones of Missoula. Mr. Thomander was 62 years of age and a native of Utah. He came to the Bitter Root Valley as a child of three, with his parents, the late M. and mrs. peter Thomander, who made the journey by covered wagon and settled at Victor. The father died in 1917 and the mother five years later.
    Funeral services will be held at the Victor Community Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rites of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints will be given. Burial will be made in the Victor Cemetery.
Ravalli Republican, Thursday, June 23, 1938

JACK THOMPSON FAMILY OF DARBY
                                                                                                                                                                                                       

ESTHER SPARRHAWK THOMPSON
January 10, 1878 - July 23, 1957
DARBY MATRON, MRS. R. THOMPSON DIED TUESDAY, WAS 79.
    Mrs. R.J. Thompson died Tuesday, July 23, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chester (Kathleen) Summers of the Summers Motel in Darby. She had made her home with her daughter and family since 1948.
    Esther Sparrhawk was born January 10, 1878 in London, England. She married Reuben James Thompson and he died in 1942 in Eklaka where they had lived since 1908. Funeral services will be at Ekalaka Saturday. Dowling Funeral home has had charge of arrangements.
    Mrs. Thompson was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, being confirmed in the Church of England, and automatically transferred in the church after coming to the United States. She attended the St. Thomas church at Darby regularly as she had attended regularly at Ekalaka.
    Survivors beside the daughter are a granddaughter, Mrs. Phyllis Van Pelt, Portland and a grandson, Ben Asbury, Missoula; two great grandchildren.
The Western News, July 25, 1957

WILLIAM ALBERT THORNING
PIONEER RESIDENT
William Albert Thorning Died in Hospital
Stockman of the Rye Creek District Nearly Half a Century and Funeral Will be Today
    William Albert Thorning died at midnight at the Daly Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past week. Mr. Thorning had been a resident of the Rye Creek District southeast of Darby for over 45 years. He was a native of Devonshire, England, and came to the United States as a youth with his brothers and other relatives. A brother, Thomas Thorning, also a pioneer resident of the upper Bitter Root valley; a sister, Mrs. William Coles of Aberdeen, Washington; and two sisters in England survive him.
    Mr. Thorning was unmarried. His years in the valley have been spent in the livestock industry and he was active until the past year when his ailment necessitated intervals as a hospital patient here.
    Funeral services will be held at the Dowling Chapel this afternoon at 2 o'clock by Rev. W. H. Mitchell of St. Paul's Episcopal church. burial will be in Riverview Cemetery. Fred and Sid Edwards, Frank and Sid Wakeman of the valley, and E.L. Wakeman of Missoula are cousins. Mrs. Donald McGregor of Hamilton is a niece.
Ravalli Republican, February 11, 1932

MABEL W. WHITE THRAILKILL
March 1, 1898 - May 23, 1985
    Mabel W. Thrailkill, 87, of Hamilton, died of natural causes Thursday in Stevensville. She was born March 1, 1898 in Alma, Nebraska, the daughter of Frank and Dora Purdy White. She married Byron Thrailkill on September 23, 1916. They lived in Missoula and Hamilton.
    She is survived by her husband, Byron, at the North Valley Nursing Home; a son, Raymond Thrailkill, Hamilton; a grandson, Grant Thrailkill, and a granddaughter, Susan Brotman, both of Bellevue, Washington; a brother, Lee White, Victor; three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton with the Rev. Wayne Wardwell officiating.
Abstract from the Ravalli Republic, May 28, 1985, page 2

FRED TIMMONS

    Fred Timmons, one of Montana's oldest pioneers, died at the family home in Hamilton last Monday morning, March 24, after a brief illness, old age being the cause of death. Mr. Timmons was 89 years of age, and was born in Montreal, Canada.
    Besides the widow, Agnes, there are six children left in the family: Mrs. Harry South, Mrs. Frank Rapp, and Henry Timmons of this city; Mrs. Gebean of Butte; Mrs. A.E. Bevan of Des Moines, Iowa, and Fred Timmons of South Bay City, Michigan. The funeral services were conducted by Father Marmon of the Catholic Church yesterday morning, burial taking place in Riverview Cemetery at Hamilton.
    Mr. Timmons was one of the oldest residents of Montana, and was one of the discoverers of Alder Gulch in 1863, being one of the party of prospectors consisting of Barney Hughes, Bill Fairweather, Henry Edgar, Henry Rodgers, Mike Sweeney, and George Orr, who were the first to "strike it rich" in Alder Gulch, their discovery of gold being the start of the big stampeded into that territory in early days.
    Mr. Timmons was also one of the first ranchers in the state, locating on a ranch on Mill Creek, 18 miles from Virginia City, in 1864. In those days, there were no railways west of Chicago. All traffic came by wagon, mostly over the old Mormon trail, via Salt Lake city, and every argonaut had to run the gauntlet of numerous tribes of hostile Indians. Society was in a very chaotic state throughout the territory of Idaho, which embraced what is now Montana. The first white woman, a Mrs. Cram, came in 1865. The better element, for self protection, were constrained to band together as "vigilantes," and with utmost severity, stamped out the lawlessness that had grown rampant. Everybody was rolling in gold dust and prices were very high.
    Speaking of this phase, Mr. Timmons recalled that in the spring of 1865, he bought 3,500 pounds of potatoes at 65 cents per pound. These Lake potatoes had been hauled to Virginia City from Salt Lake by Chas. Andrew. Timmons decided to plant them and the wealthiest woman in Virginia City drove out to his ranch and offered to cut out the "eyes" for seed and pay him well for the cores. Flour sold for $1 per pound and eggs for $1 per egg. Timmons sold his first crop of potatoes for 10 cents per pound. He would load his wagon and drive to Virginia City, taking along his scales to weigh the dust, and clean up $300 for each load of spuds.
The Western News, March 27, 1919

MARTHA TINTZMAN  
November 1, 1917 - December 30, 1979
MARTHA TINTZMAN DIED IN NEBRASKA
    Martha Tintzman, 61, died in Alliance, Nebraska on December 30. She was born in Minatara, Nebraska on November 1, 1917.
    She moved to Corvallis after she married Henry Tintzman about 3 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Henry, in Corvallis; a son Steve in Denver; a daughter, Janice, Alliance, and a daughter, Carol in Chaldron, Nebraska; three stepsons, Elmer, Ray, and don Tintzman, Corvallis; one stepdaughter, Alta Reich, Missoula; three sisters, three brothers, seven grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, and two step great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters. She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton.
    Funeral services will be held in the Bates Landa Funeral Chapel in Alliance on January 4 at 1:30 pm with the Rev. Barkley Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the East Lawn Cemetery in Minatara. Memorials may be given to Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton.
Ravalli Republic, January 3, 1979

HOLGER TOFTOY
March 5, 1868 - May 6, 1953
Holger Toftoy, 85, Early Orchardist, Dies
    One of the Bitter Root Valley’s early orchardists, Holger Toftoy, formerly of Corvallis, died in Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, according to word received here. Funeral services were held there on Saturday. He had been ill for a long time.
    He was born in Norway 85 years ago and came to the valley about 1910 when he was one of the organizers of the Bitter Root Plantation on Willow Creek, an apple orchard which employed 75 people at one time. The orchard has since been broken up into smaller farms. He left the valley in 1942.
    He is survived by his widow, Aslaug, Portland; two sons, Holger Jr, Seattle, Wash, and Konrad, Williston, N. Dak, a daughter, Aslet, address unknown; and several grandchildren.
Ravalli Republican, Monday, May 11, 1953

ELIZABETH M. LILLICK TRENARY
May 31, 1868 - May 24, 1950
Funeral Services To Be Conducted On Saturday For Mrs. E. Trenary
    Mrs. Elizabeth M. Trenary, valley resident since the turn of the century, passed away last evening at Daly Hospital here and funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Dowling Chapel. The Rev. Beryl Burr will officiate and burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.
    Mrs. Trenary was born in Lafayette County, Wisconsin, May 31, 1868, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Godfrey Lillick. In 1899, she and her husband, Thomas Trenary, came to the valley from Platteville, Wisconsin. Mr. Trenary passed away in 1920.
    Survivors are a son, Guy E. Trenary, Bonner; three grandsons and five great grandsons, and two sisters, Miss Nancy Lillick, St. Helens, Oregon, and Mrs. Margaret Strickland of Wisconsin. Mrs. Strickland has been in Hamilton the past two years to make her home with her sister.
The Western News, Thursday, May 25, 1950, page 1

JOSEPH (Joe) TRIPP
PIONEER RESIDENT DEAD
Joe Tripp, a Resident of Corvallis Forty Years, Buried Tuesday Afternoon
    Joseph Tripp died at the Hamilton Hospital Sunday evening after a lingering illness. Death was due to senile debility,. He was a pioneer resident of the Bitter Root, having lived at Corvallis forty years. He was a native of Missouri and was 87 years old last fall. The funeral was held at Wagner's undertaking parlors Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in Riverview Cemetery. He was a member of the Christian Church, and Rev. O.W. Jones of that denomination officiated. He is survived by one brother and two daughters, who live at butte, and a son and a daughter of Helena, all of whom are married.
Western News, April 18, 1916, page 1

BILL LEROY TROLLOPE
May 19, 1943 - October 11, 1990
    Bill Leroy Trollop, age 47, died of cardiac complications at his home in Florence, october 11, 1990. He was born on May 19, 1943 in Tacoma, WA to Charles and Alice Grace Bliss Trollope Jr. He moved at an early age to the Bitterroot and Missoula area. He graduated from the 8th grade at Lolo and in 1962 from Sentinel High School. He married Valerie Jean Babs at Lolo Community Church. Bill worked for Frenchtown Pulp Mill for the past 24 years.
    Survivors include his wife Jean of Florence, 1 son, Bill Brian Trollope with the U.S. Navy at San Diego and 2 daughters, Tammera Lei Ratka of Missoula and Barbara Ann Trollope of Baltimore, Maryland. His parents, Charles and Alice Trollope, of Florence.
    Funeral services were held on Sunday October 14 at the Whitesitt Funeral Home with Pastor Gale Fister officiating. burial was in the Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby. Whitesitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bitter Root Star, October 24, 1990

JEREMY CLYDE TROLLOPE
May 26, 1969 - July 23, 1983
Burial Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, MT
Boy is Killed in Accident
    A 14-year old Corvallis boy, Jerome Clyde Trollope, was killed when his three-wheel motorcycle rolled off Little Boulder Creek Road Saturday. Highway Patrolman Wes Johnson said Trollope was driving on the road near Painted Rocks Reservoir at 9:15 a.m. when he lost control of the behicle and went off a steep emankment. he and passenger 5-year-old Charles R. Trollope were thrown from the cycle. Charles Trollope had minor cuts. Johnson said the motorcycle rolled once and Trollope his his hear on rocks. He was dead at the scene.
Ravalli Republic, July 25, 1983