Preston Thatcher Poe

Preston Thatcher Poe

Clay County, Missouri, USA
Death 17 Jul 1921 (aged 69)
Burial Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, USA
Plot Old Section Block 4
Memorial ID 22517338 · View Source
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From The Idaho Post, July 29, 1921:

Preston T. Poe was born in Clay county, Missouri, the fifth son of J.C. Poe and Margaret P. Poe, of stock who were constantly pushing westward to develop this country. In the year 1864 at the age of 12, he and his parents started on the perilous hazardous journey across the plains. The large settlement was destined to be builders of this now prosperous country. Over plains and mountains the oxen train wound its way, battling with the primitive mode of travel and the Indians. Such men could not be conquered, not in spirit. The colony settled in Clay county, Oregon.

His early schooling was completed at Monmouth. On April 8, 1875, Mr. Poe and Rosabelle Childers were united in marriage at Eugene, Ore. The first child, Jane, was born in Oregon in 1876. In 1877 they decided to penetrate the now great Palouse country. At Walla Walla however they learned of the renewal of the Indian outrages. They returned to Princeville, Oregon. The next fall they came to Colfax, Wash. Here the second child, Martha, was born.

In 1877 the family settled on the homestead at Poe station where they reared a family of six children. Martha passed away while the parents were at Colfax. The three daughters are Mrs. C.D. Crow, Pullman; Mrs. H.S. Gibson, and Mrs. C. Baker, Moscow and three sons, Orville, Carl and Ernest of Roundup, Mont. Deceased leaves three brothers and one sister, G.W. and J.E. Poe, Modesto, Cal., and Mrs. M.E. Urton of Spokane.

Deceased was a devoted Christian. He professed the faith when he was but 17 years of age. This faith continued thru years of privation. As a pioneer of this district he has made this country a beautiful inheritance to all. That faith be as strong and as persistent and endearing as men like these is the thought that comes at harvest time to all of the great Palouse country commemorating the loss of one of their faithful citizens, Preston T. Poe.

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