February 16, 1912
JOSEPH SCHOBER PASSES AWAY
Just before going to press
with the final pages of the paper we learn that Joseph Schober, who had been ill
at his home here for the past few weeks, has passed away, he having departed
this life shortly after 12 o’clock. The deceased had been in poor health
for some months but his ailment only assumed a serious aspect a few weeks ago.
He then went to Juliaetta and Lewiston for treatment but could get no relief and
came home again. Death was due to cirrhosis of the liver, and while he
suffered no great pain, he was not able to take much nourishment and gradually
wasted away until death came to his relief.
The deceased was nearly 60
years of age and had been a resident of Cottonwood for about 15 years, having
come here from Moscow. He was an honest, upright citizen, a kind and
loving husband and father and a man whose loyalty of friendship could not be
questioned. By his death his family has lost a loving provider and the
community a valued citizen.
He left a widow and six
children, besides many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. All of the
family and many relatives were present at his deathbed.
The funeral arrangements
have not yet been made.
The Chronicle joins with
the many friends of the deceased in tendering sincere sympathy to the sorrowing
family in their affliction.
Prairie Chronicle, Feb 23, 1912
“The funeral of Joseph Schober who died last Friday was held Monday morning
from the Catholic Church and was very largely attended. All business
houses closed out of respect to the deceased and the large concourse of people
that followed the remains to their last resting place bore silent witness to the
esteem in which he was held by all who knew him.”
Submitted by Chris Cornett