IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS

JANUARY 4, 1906

  Death of a Pioneer

  The fast dropping ranks of the Idaho county pioneers has suffered another loss in the death of Jacob Bailey Chamberlin.  He came to the county in 1866, when the country was in its virginal freshness and engaged in the butchering business at Warren with the late James Crooks.  He located and improved a ranch on Salmon river near Whitebird and in the Indian outbreak in 1877 his place was devastated, the property burned and the cattle killed, and like other sufferers he never received a cent of recompense from the government and rebuilding his home kept him a poor man in the rest of his days.  In 1880 he was elected auditor and recorder and after the term he returned to Warren where he resided for many years.  A few years ago he was appointed a deputy supervisor of the Bitter Root forest reserve which promised to be a life position.  His sterling integrity opposed the grafting methods of a superior and in due course sufficient influence retired him to private life.

Mr. Chamberlain was born in Ontario province, Canada.  He died at Julietta, Washington, December 30, 1905.  The remains were brought to Grangeville and buried Sunday under the auspices of his brethren at Mt. Idaho lodge No. 9 A.F. & A.M., by whom he had been cared for during the many weeks of his last illness. 

Free Press  Dec. 21, 1905  A cancer of the face has afflicated him for sometime. 

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