Idaho County Free Press

Thursday, January 30, 1947




  The body of George Watkins who died January 26, of infirmities at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Thurman Johnson, in Richmond, Ca., arrived here Wednesday for burial.

  Mr. Watkins was born September 29, 1863 at Finley, Ohio. In July 1890, he was married to Elizabeth Long at Big Rapids, Michigan. He had been a resident of Idaho county for 30 years and was a veteran member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, joining in this city in 1912, and still retained membership at the time of his death. For a number of years, he served as trustee of the lodge. Mrs. Watkins passed away January 28, 1940, at Grangeville.

   Mr. Watkins was a carpenter by trade and for many years drove, with horse and buggy, back and forth from their home in Mt. Idaho to Grangeville, to work. Later they bought a home on North Junction here, which he still owned. He has been living, since his wife's death, with his daughter in California, but as long as his health permitted, he made an annual trip back to Grangeville to visit old friends.

  Mrs. Johnson came Wednesday on the train, and a son, Charles Watkins, arrived on the afternoon bus from Butte, Montana. Other survivors are three grandchildren, which the Watkins raised, Mrs. Alfred Moore of Mt. Idaho; Raymond Droogs of Sandpoint, and Mrs. Vera Pemble. There is another grandchild, Virginia Lee Watkins and also several others in the east.

  Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Thursday) at 2 o'clock from the Ailor Chapel with the Rev. Harold Black, of the Federated Church, officiating. Interment will be in Prairie View Cemetery.

Submitted by Chris Cornett



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