Miscellaneous Idaho Obituaries


Idaho County Free Press
Grangeville, Idaho
Thursday, April 22, 1993
Edith E. Murphy, 86, of Riggins, died April 13 in the Grangeville Care Center of causes related to age.
She was born August 15, 1906 in Rapid City, South Dakota to Elmer and Sarah Cople.  She attended schools in South Dakota and Texas.  She moved to Indiana where she married Clifford J. Murphy on October 13, 1934 in Peru, Indiana.  They moved to Riggins in 1935.  Mr. Murphy died in 1970.
She enjoyed doing fancy work, working in her yard, and gardening.  She was a member of the Salmon River Community Church and the Riggins American Legion Auxiliary.
Survivors include her daughter, Patsy Murphy of Riggins; a step-son, Ed Murphy of Grangeville.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and an infant sister.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 16, 1993 at the Salmon River Community Church, Riggins.  Burial followed in the Riggins Cemetery.  Services were under the direction of Noland Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Caldwell News Tribune
Caldwell, Idaho
Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1950
Centerpoint Man Killed in Tractor Accident Monday
Backing his tractor too close to the edge of a drainage ditch yesterday while plowing, Lyle W. Caple plunged into the mud as the bank gave way.  Pinned face down beneath his tractor, Caple died of suffocation a little after 5 p.m.
  Standing about 300 yards away on the McConnell-Caple farm, brother-in-law Gene McConnell saw the tractor go over the bank into the ditch south of the house.  He ran immediately to the pinned man.
   Attempting to pull the tractor from Caple's body, McConnell called for help.  Lewis Kerfoot came running and the two men attempted unsuccessfully to remove the tractor.  Upon the arrival at the scene of R.E. McGuire, Kerfoot and McGuire went to the latter's farm to bring another tractor.  About a half hour after McConnell saw the accident, the man was released from the weight of his machine and artificial respiration was performed on the body.  But Caple was dead.  The sheriff's office received a call from Mrs. Gene McConnell at 5:45 p.m. and the above information was related to investigating officers,
Chief Deputy Carl Riggs, and Deputy William Grant.  Coroner William Talley accompanied the officers to the scene of the accident and pronounced Caple dead from suffocation as a result of the accident.  Mr. and Mrs. John Justice remained with the body until the coroner arrived.
   Lyle W. Caple was born in Keystone, S.D. Nov. 23, 1893.  He married Gladys Edna McConnell in Hantsville, Ark., Nov. 16, 1936.  Caple lived in the Centerpoint community for 13 years and was a member of the community church.
   He is survived by his wife Gladys, one daughter, Grace, 12, who is living at home; one sister, Mrs. Grace Warner, Rapid, Wis.; two brothers, Wren Caple, Buffalo, Wyo. and Dean Caple, Ogden, Utah, and a number of nephews and nieces.  Funeral services are pending.

Wed. Nov. 1, 1950
Services will be held for Lyle W. Caple at Peckham-Dakan chapel Friday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. H.R. Mendenhall, pastor of the Centerpoint Community Church, will officiate.  Burial will take place in Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell.

Idaho Statesman
Boise, Idaho
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1998
Gladys E. Caple, 92, of Caldwell, died Monday Oct. 5, 1998 at a Caldwell care center.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday Oct. 9, 1998 at Canyon Hill cemetery in Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Gladys was born Aug. 20, 1906 at Huntsville, Ark., the daughter of Samuel and Ila Mae Johnson McConnell.  She married Lyle W. Caple Nov. 16, 1936 and moved to Idaho in 1937.  They lived and farmed in Dixie until the death of Lyle, Oct. 30, 1950.  Gladys and the brothers sold the farm in 1951 and she moved to Caldwell to live until her death.  Survivors include three granddaughters, Sarah Anne Cronk of Girdwood, Alaska, Deborah Susanna White of Las Vegas, Nev., and Tamah Jane Silver of Mountain Home, Idaho; a grandson, Samuel John Haynes of Boise, Idaho; and four great-grandchildren, Katie Cronk, Amanda and Patrick White, and Tapitha Silver; also a sister-in-law, Wanda J. McConnell.  She also had many loving nieces and nephews who thought of her as Granny.  She was preceded in death by her husband Lyle; daughter Gracie E. Haynes; three brothers, Odus Linnell McConnell, Eugene Woodrow McConnell, Samuel Lafayette McConnell; a sister, Vivian Lydia McConnell Bollman; and two sist!
ers-in-law, Merle McConnell and Juanita McConnell.