Cottonwood Chronicle Friday, August 15, 1924
YOUNGEST CHILD IN ASKER FAMILY DIES
Theodore Wallace Asker, Age 16 Years, Passed Away Tuesday Morning
Theodore Wallace Asker, age 16 years, and the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. L.
M. Asker, highly respected pioneers of this community, passed away at the home
of his parents Tuesday, death having been attributed to diabetes. Besides being
the youngest of the 10 children of Mr. and Mrs. Asker, he was the first one
called away since the family have grown up.
Ted, as he was better known to his friends, while not of a robust physique was
not regarded as seriously ill until his physician called in assistance. Friday
he was in Cottonwood and while not feeling well it was thought he was only
suffering with summer flu which is now so prevalent throughout the country, and
while here was consulting a doctor.
The turn for the worse took place Saturday and the crisis was reached Tuesday
morning and resulted in death.
Theodore Wallace Asker was born near Cottonwood on Dec. 18, 1907 and lived here
all his life and during his short life made friends whereever he went.
Funeral services were held from the Asker home Thursday morning and were largely
attended. The floral offering were many and beautiful. The services were in
charge of W.N. Knox, minister, of Grangeville. The funeral arrangements were in
charge of A.H. Nau of Cottonwood. The remains were laid to rest in the
Theodore is survived by parents and nine sisters and brothers, all of whom were
present at the funeral services with the exception of Mrs. Hedin, of San
Francisco, who was unable to get here in time. The sisters and brothers are:
Mrs. Oliver Bidne of Spokane; Mrs. A.W. Dodell, Grangeville; Mrs. C. Hedin, San
Francisco; Mrs. William Carnes, Lewiston; Mrs. Erban Lester, Grangeville;
William Asker Lewiston; Sylvester, Martin and Charley Asker, Cottonwood.
The bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy in what appears to all of us an
Submitted by Chris