Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, August 25, 1955

Fred A. Hinkley, 74-year-old pioneer and prominent resident of Riggins died of a heart attack at his home at Riggins early Monday morning. Mr. Hinkley, who was Justice of the Peace at Riggins at the time of his death, had suffered for several years. He was one of the well-known old cattlemen of the central Idaho-Oregon cow country and was active for 50 years.
Mr. Hinkley was born July 26, 1881 at Prineville, Ore., and came to the Salmon River country as a young man, engaging in the cattle and freighting business. He was married to Edna Lewis at Riggins September 22, 1905, and the couple lived at White Bird for several years.
Later, Mr. and Mrs. Hinkley homesteaded on Squaw creek, near Riggins, operating the cattle ranch until 1926, when they sold out and separated.
Mr. Hinkley moved to Oregon and returned to Riggins in 1940. He was married May 2, 1945 at Grangeville, to Myrtle Lyons. The couple resided at Riggins where Mrs. Hinkley died in January of this year.
He is survived by two sons, Cliff of Lewiston and Claude of Cottonwood; one sister, Mrs. Mae Gibson of Blackfoot; one brother, V. O. Hinkley of Pollock and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon at two at the Odd Fellows Hall at Riggins. The Rev. Glenn Warner, pastor of the Grangeville Christian Church, officiated. Burial was at the Riggins cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home of Grangeville had charge of funeral arrangements.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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