Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, February 3, 1955
MRS FRED HINKLEY OF RIGGINS PASSES
Riggins (Special) - Mrs. Fred Hinkley, 68, who came west with her parents in
a covered wagon drawn by oxen, succumbed at her home here Saturday after an
illness of several months. She recently had undergone treatments at Council
Mrs. Hinkley, who was born Myrtle M. Lyons at Bentonsville, Ark., December 13,
1886, came west when a child. The family trekked to central Idaho, locating at
She married at Cottonwood to Dick Tipton in 1906. The young couple moved to
Slate Creek on Salmon River and resided there until 1918, when they moved to
Riggins, to the location now known as North Riggins. They resided there 14 years
until Mr. Tipton's death in 1934.
She married May 2, 1945 to Fred Hinkley of Riggins. Mrs. Hinkley's death is
mourned by a host of friends who knew her well during her nearly half a century
residence on Salmon River.
Besides her husband at Riggins, she is survived by two stepsons, Claude Hinkley
of Cottonwood and Clifford Hinkley of Lewiston; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Sabin
and Mrs. Minnie Satron, both of Whitefish, Mont., and several nieces and
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Assembly of God church at
Riggins, with the Rev. Mr. Jamieson officiating. Mrs. Gene LeBoeuf and Mrs. Dock
Nail sang hymns, accompanied by Mrs. Willis.
Burial was at Riggins Cemetery. The Robertson Funeral Home of Grangeville had
charge of services
Submitted by Chris Cornett