IDAHO COUNTY FREE PRESS
Thursday, December 5, 1935
FUNERAL SERVICE FOR
MRS. ISABEL PEARSON
Was Woman Who
Submitted Name for Grangeville and Charity Grange
Born in Virginia in
1847, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Crooks, she crossed the p;lains at the
age of four with her parents, behind an ox team. The family first located near Corvfallis Oregon, in 1859 and
later moved to The Dalles where Mr. Crooks engaged in farming and livestock
raising. In 1866 Crooks drove his
stock to Camas Prairie and operated meat markets in Florence and Warren, and
later moved his family to the present sit at Grangeville, and located on 580
acres of land. She was married to
William C. Pearson in Oregon and when Crooks came to Idaho she and her husband
father was one of the organizers of the Charity Grange and when the townsite
company was formed she suggested the name of Grangeville.
She had lived in White Bird for many years before her death.
Mrs. Pearson was
the mother of ten children, eight of whom are still living, and besides her five
sons and three daughters, she is survived by 14 grandchildren, nine great
grandchildren and two sisters.
were held Monday at the Hancock Funeral Home, Rev. Sydney A. Walker, officiating
and interment was in the Prairie View cemetery.
Pall Bearers were Henry Telcher, Hery Rothwell, Grant Benedict, Fred
Noyes, Lew Smith and T. A. Long. Music
was furnished by Mr. Weston Henry.