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Weiser, Washington county, Idaho
Monday, July 9, 1951
Edward (Ted) Filley Dies at Residence
Edward (Ted) Filley, 46, Weiser city electrician for the past five years and former
employee of the Idaho Power company, died at his home at 727 West First street Saturday at
about 7:40 a.m. following a heart attack.
Mr. Filley was born April 8, 1905 at Council and has resided in Weiser for the past eight
years. He is said to have a greater working knowledge of Weiser electrical circuits than
any person in the community.
Mr. Filley went to work for the city of Weiser in 1947 and became electrical foreman.
Included in the many projects which he planned and installed were the drawing up of plans
for the city electrical lines and improvement of the city power system by sectionalizing
the circuits. This sectionalizing enabled crews to confine power failures to small
sections of the community rather than the entire city.
At the time of death, he was engaged in the project of a proposed installation of a
"loop" circuit into the city which could be used as a secondary source of power
for the city in case of power failure on the main supply lines. He also assisted in the
installation and design of the lights at Memorial park and in shortening lines to keep
voltages up and installing more transformers throughout the city to give residents better
Mr. Filley is survived by his wife, Juline; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Filley of Council; and
three brothers, George Filley of Richmond, Calif., Sig of Cascade Locks, Ore., and Lewis
of Eugene, Ore., a sister, Mrs. Marion Foutz of Klamath Falls, Ore.
The time of services has been set for Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Northam-Jones chapel with
Rev. O. L. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at the Rosedale cemetery in Payette.