Note for: Aaron Lewis Budine, 23 Feb 1915 - 10 May 1995 Index
OBITUARY: Aaron Lewis Budine of 144 Second Street, Deposit, NY died Wednesday, May 10, 1995 at Binghamton General Hospital. He was 80 years old. Mr. Budine, a 1932 graduate of Walton High School, was born in Walton Feb. 23, 1915 to Lewis J. and Leila Benedict Budine. He was married to Mildred Kilpatrick in 1939.
He had been a farmer in the Cannonsville area until the land was taken for the city reservoir, had also been a Prudential insurance agent, a salesman of plumbing and heating supplies and has operated a coin laundromat in Hancock and Deposit.
He was a member of Deposit First United Methodist Church and a charter member of Deposit Rotary. Mr. Budine, an affable man, had a large circle of friends. Surviving besides his wife at home is a daughter, Mrs. Sherry Hauber of Winston-Salem, NC; a son, Gary of Quincy, IL; a sister, Mrs. Myron (Irene) Coulter of Walton. Services were Saturday from Zacharias Funeral Home in Deposit with Rev. Roger Hallock officiating. Burial was in Walton Cemetery. Contributions in his name may be made to Deposit Emergency Squad
Note for: Frank Steunenberg, 8 Aug 1861 - 30 Dec 1905 Index
ASSASSINATION: Frank Steunenberg was the fourth Governor of the State of Idaho, serving from 1897 until 1901. He is perhaps best known for his 30 Dec 1905 assassination by one-time union member Harry Orchard. Steunenberg was killed outside his house in Caldwell by a bomb rigged to his front gate. Orchard also admitted to being a paid informant for the Cripple Creek, Colorado, Mine Owners' Association. Orchard attempted to implicate leaders of the radical Western Federation of Miners in the murder.
The nationally publicized trial took place in Boise in 1907. There was a lack of evidence in a case that was supported only by Orchard's testimony. Clarence Darrow, a lawyer who specialized in defending trade union leaders, won an acquittal for one of the leaders, "Big Bill" Haywood. The labor leaders were found innocent in two trials, but Orchard spent the rest of his life in prison.
EARLY CAREER: Steunenberg attended Iowa State at Ames and then went on to become a printer's apprentice, and publisher. In 1881 he was hired by the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. Steunenberg later published a newspaper in Knoxville, Tennessee, before finally settling in Caldwell, Idaho where he joined his brother taking over the Caldwell Tribune for six years. In Caldwell Steunenberg became active in politics and was elected to the first Idaho Legislature in 1890 as a fusion candidate endorsed by both the Democratic and Populist Parties. In 1896, he was elected first Governor of Idaho who was not a member of the Republican Party.
"Open, sincere, modest and unassuming, he was, in his purposes and plans, as inflexible as honor itself. Rugged in body, resolute in mind, almost massive in the strength of his convictions, he was of the granite hewn."--Senator William E. Borah, from funeral oration.
Also read “Greater Love,” by Frank W. Steunenberg, Pacific Press Publishing Association, Mountain View, California, 1952.
Note for: Rufus R. Wood, 1864 - Index
1880 Census listed Rufus as disabled with hip disease.
Note for: Rufus Beardsley Wood, 20 Oct 1896 - Index
Rufus and Ruth were twins.
Note for: Ruth Eva Wood, 20 Oct 1896 - 1916 Index
Ruth and Rufus were twins.
Note for: Franklin Theodore Wood, 5 Dec 1883 - 6 Apr 1958 Index
Place: Brush Prairie Cemetery, Battleground, Clark, WA Individual Note:
OBITUARY - Newspaper clipping: Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 9, at the Vancouver Funeral Chapel for Franklin T. Wood, 74, who died April 6 at Watson's Nursing Home in Battle Ground. Elder Lyle Cornforth officiated at the services. Internment was in the Brush Prairie cemetery.
Mr. Wood was born December 6, 1883, near Medical Lake, WA. He was of pioneer stock, his father having been the first white boy born in the Walla Walla country. Mr. Wood had lived in the Battle Ground area since 1940. On December 16, 1957, he and Mrs. Wood had observed their golden wedding anniversary.
He is survived by his widow, Gladys, of Battle Ground; his step-mother, Mrs. Lillie Wood of Roseburg, Oregon; brother, Rufus B. Wood, of Toledo, Oregon; and half-brother, Ralph Paulsen Wood, of Roseburg, Oregon; sisters, Mrs. Marion Eaton, of Medford, Oregon; Mrs. Jessie Duncalfe, of Spokane, WA., and Mrs. Frances Steunenberg of Escondido, CA., also other relatives.
Frank lived in Lents, Oregon in 1914.