December 22, 1893

Cottonwood Report

Another Pioneer Gone

Hon. C.W. Case, County Auditor and Clerk of the District Court, of Idaho County, Idaho, died suddenly at his home in Mt. Idaho on Dec. 16, 1893, at 5 o'clock A.M.  Mr. Case was among the early pioneers to the Florence mines and among those who were wise enough to secure a large tract of the fertile land on Camas Prairie.  He has been honored again and again by the highest offices within the gift of the people of Idaho County.  He was well read in the law, a clear headed man, strictly honest and thoroughly capable and fearless in the statement of the truth.

Idaho County has lost one of its best and truest friends.  He leaves a wife and two children who mourn his loss. One by one, the early settlers have been called away by death, and still their ranks are rapidly thinning.  It is to be hoped that as capable and as thoroughly honest an have been the sturdy men, who in the past have held the reins of our County affairs, so will be their successors.



  December 22, 1893


  C.W. Case died Saturday morning, December 16 at his home in Mt. Idaho after an attack with neuralgia of the heart.

  Mr. Case was born in Michigan and came to California in 1850.  He came to Idaho on the flood tide of gold-seekers in 1861 and resided for many years in Warrens.  He was elected sheriff of Idaho County in 1875 and filled the office of Probate Judge for several terms.  Upon the death of Jeff Rhoades last November he was appointed county clerk and filled that office until his death.

  Mr. Case was married in 1882 to Miss Eliza Surridge, who with a boy of ten and a girl of eight years, still survive him.  Funeral ceremonies were conducted in Mt. Idaho December 19 by Mt. Idaho lodge No. 0 A.F. & A.M. of which he was an old and highly honored member.  May the God of the widow and fatherless comfort them in their affliction.






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