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Thursday, January 2, 1913
GRIEF STRICKEN MAN DIES
H. F. Lewis Passes Away at Danville, Iowa, Just One Hour After Arriving With Remains of
H. F. Lewis, a well known resident of Payette who left here on No. 6 on Thursday evening,
December 26th with the remains of his wife taking them to Danville, Iowa, for burial,
passed away just one hour after arriving with his wife’s remains at the destination. Mr.
Lewis had long been a sufferer from asthma and was not in the best of health when he
started east with his wife’s remains but insisted on accompanying them. As long as his
brother-in-law, Douglass Kelley, of Danville, Iowa, was to meet him in Omaha it was
decided to accede to his wish to return. Just one hour after arriving in Danville the
aged man sorrowing over the death of his life companion and suffering from other
complications passed away.
Horatio Franklin Lewis was born November 18, 1850 and died December 29, 1912, being 62
years old at the time of his death. On November 27, 1872, he was united in marriage to
Cornelia Jane Kelley and two children a son and a daughter blessed this union. The son,
Roy Walker Lewis died December 18, 1900 and the daughter Mrs. H. C. Jensen of this city
remains to mourn the loss of a loving father coming soon after the death of her mother a
few days ago. The deceased also has a sister, Miss Ella Lewis, a resident of this city
and a brother C. G. Lewis living at Lents, Oregon and a brother, N. A. Lewis, living in
Boise and another brother living at Danville, Iowa.
Mr. Lewis was a quiet kindly man who won the friendship and love of all with whom he came
in contact and many friends in Payette will mourn his passing. The relatives living in
Payette have the sympathy of a large number of people in their double misfortune coming as
it does when the majority of hearts are filled with the joy of the holiday season.
The funeral occurred on Tuesday and his remains were laid beside those of his beloved wife
in the cemetery at Danville, Iowa.