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I have already posted her obit to the Payette County website. You might want to check the
site out. It can be found at
It has lots of good information. Cheryl
Friday, July 12, 1907
HARTUNG, PEARL KNOTLEY
Death of Mrs. Charles Hartung
Pearl Knotley Hartung, wife of Charles Hartung, died at Emmett, Friday, July 5, after an
illness of 23 days with measles and peritonitis.
The deceased was 18 years, one month and one day of age, having been born at Dye, Platt
county, Mo., June 4, 1889. She removed to Seattle, Wash., May 1, 1902, and to Payette
December 22, 1904. July 29, 1905 she was baptized into the Church of Christ. She was
married to Charles Hartung August 1, 1906.
Her husband and two brothers, Robert I. and Roy M. Mc Elfresh survive her, her father,
mother, three sisters and three brothers having gone on before.
The body was brought to Payette for burial, funeral services having been conducted by Rev.
G. L. Surber at the Christian church Sunday, July 7, at 4 p.m. Interment was at Riverside
Mrs. Hartung was a member of the Royal Highlanders and members of the order acted as pall
bearers, while the local cast?? made a beautiful offering of a wreath of flowers in the
form of the order’s emblem. Beautiful wreaths and flowers were also furnished by friends
of the deceased and the local camp of Modern Woodmen of America of which her husband is a
member. Mrs. Hartung’s favorite song, “Safe in the Arms of Jesus,” was sung at the grave.