Submitted by Deb Starr


July 22, 1937

Mrs. Mary Large, 87, pioneer matron of the Salmon River country, passed away at the home near Slate Creek Saturday.  Born in Ireland, May 10, 1850, she came to Boston when 12 years of age, and later to Walla Walla, where she was married to Samuel Large in 1884.

Mrs. Large moved to the Salmon river section with her husband as a  young bride, and for the past 52 years has made her home along the river.  For many years she was active in the up building of her neighboring communities, and was ever faithful during times of sickness and stress.  Death resulted from a paralytic stroke three months ago.

Surviving relatives include a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Robie of White Bird, three sons, Ben Large, White Bird, and James and John Large of Riggins, and five grandchildren.

Rosary services were held Sunday evening at the Hancock Funeral Home and funeral services were held Monday morninga t the Catholic church in White Bird with interment in the Slate Creek cemetery beside her husband, who passed away in July 1918.  Rev Fr. Jos. O DuPont officiating at services.


CARD OF THANKS July 22, 1937

We wish to thank our friends for the kindness and sympathy they have shown us by their assistance, beautiful floral offerings, and words of comfort during our recent bereavement. 

Mrs. Mamie Robie and family

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Large

Mr. and Mrs. James Large



If you have any records, photos, family information, etc., we would love for you to share.  Or if you have questions or suggestions, please drop me a line. My email address is County Coordinator


Keeping Internet Genealogy Free

Copyright Notice:
All materials contained on these pages are furnished for the free use of those engaged in researching their family origins. Any commercial use or distribution, without the consent of the host/author of these pages is prohibited. All images used on these pages were obtained from sources permitting free distribution, or generated by the author, and are subject to the same restrictions/permissions. All persons contributing material for posting on these pages do so in recognition of their free, non-commercial distribution, and further, is responsible to assure that no copyright is violated by their submission.