Sunday, January 31, 2016

Steunenberg/Farrer Connection to Delamar, Idaho

From ISHS digital collection Identifier 76-25-32
Title Dancing, De Lamar, Idaho
Description Group in costume to do Sailor's Hornpipe. Cordelia Farrer is on the back row far right. Others unidentified.
Date 1910

Monday, January 18, 2016

AK Steunenberg house pops up while I am browsing Facebook

Some interesting connections going on at Boise and the Treasure Vally History regarding the AK Steunenberg house you have seen on this blog.

Photo from J. Colt Dickman at the above Facebook link.

Blog post:
Monday, December 8, 2008
The Home of A.K. and Carrie Steunenberg

Rather uncanny that both photos were taken from almost the exact same angle but at different times.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Company M., 2nd Idaho, U.S.

I posted the following on Facebook at Boise & The Treasure Valley History so might as well post it to the blog too.

Maybe Neal Jones or others involved with the Fort Boise Garrison can pinpoint a little more info for me on this old blanket bag or haversack and where or when it might have been used. On the flap, a bit faded, it says Co. M., 2D. IDAHO, U.S. The shoulder strap is Rock Island Arsenal. The bag was identified as a M1898 and that seems reasonable based upon my research but second opinions always appreciated. I've had it a couple years or so. These were the pics that were with it at the time of purchase. I can probably get some better ones if need be.
Please use the comment link below or email me if you have information regarding this item.

Addendum: An Idaho Hero

Name:NEIBAUR, Thomas Croft
Service: Army
Conflict: WWI
Location and Date of Act: Near Landres-et-St. Georges, France, 16 October 1918
Entered Svc: Sugar City, Idaho
Date of Birth: 17 May 1898
Place of Birth: Sharon, Idaho
Current Location: Sugar City Cemetery (Block 2, Lot 38, Grave 3), Sugar City Idaho (Died 23 Dec 1942)

Profiled in 3rd Quarter 1999 and updated in 2nd Quarter 2000 newsletter.

Notes: Prior to deploying overseas, Neibaur was a member of Co M, 2nd Idaho Infantry, Idaho National Guard. 

Find A Grave link: Thomas Croft Neibaur

Saturday, January 2, 2016

1966 telegram to Governor Smylie regarding Julian Steunenberg's death

Not of major significance in terms of Idaho history but of course a sad day in 1966 for me personally and our family with the passing of my grandfather Julian Steunenberg (Find A Grave). This telegram happened to be recently found among the papers of Idaho Governor Smylie. The records of Governor Smylie are housed at the College of Idaho archives that bears his name as are the Crookham/Steunenberg papers.
Courtesy of Jan Boles, Archivist, COI Smylie Archives
In the above telegram, my cousin Roy Steunenberg is notifying Governor Smylie's office of the death of our grandfather, Julian Pope Steunenberg (blog page), eldest son of Governor Frank Steunenberg, and impeding burial at Canyon Hill Cemetery in Caldwell.

Here are a couple December 31, 1905 telegrams to Julian regarding the murder of his father Governor Steunenberg. These appeared some years ago on this blog and are from my personal family collection. Click on the pics for blog link.
Above telegram of condolences to Julian from M. E. Cady, president of Walla Walla College.
From Clarence W. Kime, a friend of Julian at Walla Walla College, notifying Frances Wood (my future grandmother) "Julian's father was murdered at 7pm dec 30th."
Above letter of condolence from Clarence on Hotel Moscow letterhead (click on the letter)

National Registry of Historic Places worksheet on the Moscow Hotel 

Above from Ott Historical Photograph Collection Northern Idaho as it was, 1890 - 1980
Julian and Clarence can be seen in this old photograph of a softball team at Walla Walla College circa 1905, the same year his father would be assassinated.Click here or on the photo for caption with names.

Other letters of condolence