Idaho County Free Press
Wednesday, February 24, 1982
JOSEPH ELMER CASH
Joseph Elmer Cash, 81, Grangeville, died Monday morning,
February 21, at the Grangeville Convalescent Center.
He was born in Grangeville November 6, 1900 to John and Liz Cash. After
attending school, he worked as a ranch hand until 1924 when he married Julia
Shinn in October 1924.
From 1924 until 1931, he continued working on ranches in the Salmon River area
and for the Forest Service. In 1931, he and his wife purchased a ranch on
Doumecq plains and they ranched there until 1952, at which time they sold their
ranch to their son, Roy.
During the time he lived on Doumecq, he served on the school board, on the board
of the Doumecq Highway District and was Master of the Grange.
His wife died in 1956 and he continued working as a rancher until 1963 when he
went to work at the mill at White Bird, working there until 1969, at which time
he became ill and has been in the nursing home for the past 13 years.
Survivors include one son, Roy, in Ellensburg, Washington; two grandchildren and
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Noland Funeral Home in
Grangeville, with burial to follow at the Prairie View Cemetery.
Submitted by Chris