Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, October 4, 1945
LONG TIME RESIDENT HERE DIES AT OSBURN
John F. Hutchens, who passed away Monday, September 19, at Osburn Idaho at the
age of 69 years, was born February 14, 1876, at Waitsburg, Wa., the son of Tyra
and Sarah Daggett Hutchens.
Mr. Hutchens had spent most of his life on Camas Prairie and about six months
ago moved with his family to Osburn near Wallace.
On November 21, 1905, he was married to Miss Mertie Chase at Grangeville.
He is survived by his widow; three sons, Roy Hutchens, Osburn, Idaho; Bryan
Hutchens, Kennewick, Wa. and Francis with the Army in Europe; two daughters,
Mrs. Otis King, Clarkston and Mrs. William Brown of Osburn; five brothers, Tyra
Hutchens, Lewiston; George, Glenn, and Chester Hutchens of Dayton, Wa. and Bryan
Hutchens of Grangeville; two sister, Mrs. Ed Thomas of Dayton Wa. and Stanley
Potter of Stites. Funeral services were held from the Hancock Funeral Chapel
Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William E. Harris of the Christian Church
Music was furnished by Mrs. Pearl Campbell and Mrs. Esther Harris with Mrs. Eva
Dufur at the organ. Pallbearers were John Asker, Harvey Orr, Clayton Gager,
Martin Johnson, Melvin Johnson, and Charles Teft.
Submitted by Chris Cornett