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Surnames: Jacobsen, Hansen, Sur, Moulton, Huschke, Steele
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Thursday, April 4, 1940
PIONEER MATRON DIES SUDDENLY
Mrs. Annie Jacobsen Buried On Tuesday; Episcopal Services Held
Mrs. Annie Jacobsen, 79, one of Payette's oldest remaining pioneers died suddenly at
her home on North 11th street last Saturday afternoon following a heart attack. She was
the widow of N. A. Jacobsen, early Payette pioneer, who introduced the fruit industry to
this section of Idaho. In 1884 Mr. Jacobsen purchases the home property in this city and
that year made a trip to Germany and on his return he brought a number of apple trees,
forming the nucleus of the industry which has contributed so much to the prosperity of
this entire area. Mr. Jacobsen shipped the first carload of prunes out of this city in
1891. He passed away in 1933.
Mrs. Jacobsen had been a resident of Payette for 61 years, coming here shortly after her
marriage at Idaho City. At the time of her death she was probably the owner of more
business property in this city than any other individual.
Except for a weak heart of long standing, Mrs. Jacobsen was in normal health up to the
time of her death. She had been around the home as usual Saturday when stricken and was
found by her daughter, Mrs. Arma steele.
The body laid in state at the family home Tuesday morning and funeral services were held
at St. James' Episcopal church at two o'clock that afternoon with the Landon
Funeral home in charge, Rev. Robert Echols officiated and Mrs. Raymond Hughes rendered a
vocal solo. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery.
Mrs. Jacobsen is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Arma Steele, who was staying with her at
the time of her death, and Mrs. Belle Sur of Payette; one son, Arno, a dentist at American
Falls; four grandchildren, Mrs. Russell Moulton of Payette, Mrs. Paul Huschke of long
Beach, Calif., Noland Jacobsen of Montana and Miss Wilma Jacobsen of Los Angeles; and six
great-grandchildren. A son, Carl P. Jacobsen, died in 1921. A daughter, Ollie Jacobsen,
passed away on Nov. 29, 1896.