Sunday, July 19, 2020

The Los Angeles Times, Friday, April 13, 1923

Eveline "Belle" Steunenberg

The "large amount of the widow's original property was given to charity" would be interpreted by me as meaning the Adventist Church.

"Idaho coal fields" should be silver, zinc and lead mining. Gold initially but had pretty well played out.

Each year the Idaho legislature would introduce a new bill to continue the annuity for another year. Monitoring and distribution of funds was handled by LA County. I assume this continued until great grandma Belle's passing on January 7, 1951. I had not quite arrived yet.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Caldwell Tribune, Saturday, October 20th, 1906

I wonder if that was Frank Steunenberg's engraved 1895 Savage rifle? We know his brother Will had it after Frank's assassination and later mentioned the rifle in a hand written last Will and Testament.  

"see that the guns get good keepers. And if any of Frank’s Boys ever show any tendency to guns & will take care of same; give them the gun that belonged to Frank the 30-303 savage."

I don't know where any of the guns belonging to my great grandfather or his brothers ended up. Unfortunately none of them are in my gun safe.

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