Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, September 27, 1962 - no relation
Funeral for Mrs. Ellen J. Painter, 91, Dry Gulch, was
Wednesday at the Merchants Funeral Home, Clarkston, with the Rev. G. Edward
Knight of the Clarkston First Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in
Prairie View Cemetery.
Mrs. Painter died Saturday at her home.
She was born September 26, 1871 at Oil City, Penn.
When she was 10, her parents, Judge and Mrs. William J. Galbraith moved to Deer
Lodge, Mont., where he was a federal judge for the state.
Later she taught school there and in Colville,
Seattle, and Alaska. During World War I she was a hostess at a hunting
lodge in Dixie.
Her husband was John O. Jones whom she married in
the 1920ís. She married John Painter in the 1930ís. He died in
1936. Mrs. Painterís daughter, Mrs. Katherine Maynard, died in a
snowstorm in 1952 while searching for cattle on their ranch near White Bird.
Submitted by Chris Cornett