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April 15, 1921     The Palouse Republic
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'-------- ............... ulnong Riley Turnbow's family with[three trails, one where the horse INTERESTING HIS/URY as the daughter. She was as]walked andatw where my fee, drag- ' ..... t i h f ge(l. Thor. were few roads aero~s fir TllNllflfllll rl IT mature{~ at thirteen as glrls a e g -I till- 1111111111411111/ ~/R/ . |the country, it was a que.s~hm of U/ /UIIIIUU|| /LM/ teen usually are the most remarg- _ ...... * - ' ' " ] KnOVlng LUe hills alld lne nrift~. able development into womanhood l ,., .... . ....... " When tile cavnse ftolln(lcr(i it xv~ts t , ,- " Story of Settlement of Community, have ever known. She marzled Ben- With Mention of Many Pioneer~. By J. C. Lawrence. The Garfield Enterprise has for some weeks pasf been publishing a series of historical articles from thel pen of Hen. J. C. Lawrence, pioneer: resident of Garfield, now located ~:L Puyallup, dealing one by one with the local communities within a ra- dius of a few miles of Garfield. The :~tory published last week deals with the early history of Turnbow flat, which is still peopled largely by the early settlers or their descendents. In fact we know of no other commu tdty where the early day settler i:~ so much in evidence ~ in the Turn- bow flat community. The settler~ were substantial people and good ell- ions and have handed these qualities down to their descendents. Mr. Lawrence's article follows: This flat was of course named for the Turnbows. There were two of the elder brothers, Isaac and Riley, each with a large family. Isaac lived near the Palonse river, while R.ileyi lived on the flat, near the present! school house. Gne of his early day i houses was used as a school ]lOUSe. William, John, Otis, Steve, Jeff, hie Powers. They live on the [lai near the old Turnbow home, as does George. Nearly all the old residents of Garfield will remember the trag- edg of Tom Turnbow's death. Tom was a manly man of the sturdy Ken- tucky type and the county lost: a good citizen in his death. His widow married Abe Ebersole, a well known Garfield citizen and a splendid man. They live at Walls Walls. .lc, hn Turnbow is a prominent citi- xen of the county He served a term in the legislature with the remark- ~.ble record of being right on every vote cast. Pat Lewis was a brother-in-law to Isaac Turnbow. their wives being sis- ers. The Lewises lived between Isaac Turnbow's and McClure's. Ben- hie Lewis. the only son lives in Pa- lou.~-e, where his father and mother spent their last years. He and his father were. carpenters and good ones, too. Eruma married George Living- stone, a pioneer teacher who lives at Pulhnan. They raised a fine family of girls and a son who made the su- )reme sacrifice in the world war. He ;as an aviator and fall with his plane. Emma, l~lorenee and Beulah )lave passed away. W. H H. McClure lived between Eden Valley and Turnbow flat. He came in 1880 from the Willamette valley with his wife and quite a large family. He was a brother-in-law of up to the rider to get off and wallow ahead through tile dr]Ill, tramping ;~ path for the horse. Some of the drills were very deep. You (:ouht work your way down bnt it was nec- essary to go around to find a place to go up if on the north side. You could not get a horse up through a deep drift. That was the deepest snow in the Paiouse as far ~s I know, unless in 1916 wi]en I was away. I have mentioned Jacob Hodgen be- fore. He lived on Turnbow flat. Nancy Hodgen married Sheridan Mc- Clure. She died In Garfield several )'ears ago. Uncle Jake and wife are both dead. Charlie is, I think, the only survivor of ):he family. Sieve i~~ Cheat lived on tile Palouse river, ne~r 1~ Turnbow flat. as (lid Shahs Hughes. l,~.'- :Pschange. I think he st)etled his !name, but in a-joking way I ~aw .... Io~o him at the soldiers' home at Orting a i few years ago. 1 will alwavs remem-}~*'~ ber him for one incident of luter i~:~. %* years. He was then running a news-1 paper in P:~louse. t~d Orcult. a pip-' ~*~ near, was running another I)allqr .% there, The Boomerang, 1 had gone to A~: Pah)use with the outfit anti was for a time foreman of the offic.e. A few years later, at tile time mentioned, I by chance editor pro tern. of (lie .~. was Garfield Enterprise. A) tba~ time .~, there was a. strong riwdry between Palouse and Garl~feld. The O. R. & "" o:o N. had been completed. The N. P, Mettle, Emma, Beuna and Sadie, who R M. Call]son. Sheriden, well known ..... ~,o, ......... " , . .... alter having its terminus at ]~elll]onttvov ruarrleo mr eJwart, long in tar cilizen oI GaFf]rio, who serves in tne .......... t .... !for a veer, started to OUll(t its tlU(2!o=o butcher business in Gar~mhl, were. legislature and two terms as sheriff, ~ on south." The ........ o. R. & .~. oojectecli children of Isaac Turnbow. Otis ts Ed a well known citizen of Garfield ...... 4, ............. i ". ......... i to the grossing ano sent a large force[._ the only one Stlll llvlng on the z~a~.lSaran ann ~)lary were the Cflllflren . , ........ ,~4~ " o~ men to guara the track nol(nng O Being a stayer, he has prospered. Last]large enough to go to school. I have . .... ~.~ ,..~,,.,)~...~..~ .'. .!O:o he completed the most modern,iften referred to W. H H. MeClure: ::tr~nt::::~i:~: f:''~i:~'l"~ ~a~'~"~=:t"",ne ra ouse peopte)-,- ),ear farm home [ have ever seen a model as a model citizen and with his wife "' ~ " " s ~[ o. ] ~were up in arms II looked ii~,~ a, ~ of convenience and a work of art., and children a model family. ~ ....... " .... ., - ,. I n ~ : . ~ tl[[elnpt to nlOCK tnelr hope (.[ :.1 l'~ 11- oo Emma married George lckes, a well t That fall it started snowing ear,) _ ., .... I 9 known pioneer there Get,. lckes waslin November. Sheridan was then a!raa' t'u.uv cn)zon:~ came ,)~;::~t(:t~o ws e I Illasse zo nelp tne ~. v." t :, o from Ohio while the Tnrnbo ~ w re lad of about fourteen and not used to) ' . 1o2o t among them. The frog or crosw-lg " from Kentucky. George lckes has snow. tie asked how deep the snow] ..... I)oa .! . xv~ts put in nv torte in tl~e nigut. ,~tta "" been one of the leading citizens of would hkely get and I answered teas-I , " , . ~ t** . . ). . . a guara was left to watch it .;at- ~)- the county. He was married m 1880'llngly that it would not hkely get over~ . . . . . , [ . ' fieln citizens were hired re ne)p o2~ and his own sons are now active fac-I three feet. That was a good guess. " t guard it to keep the O R & N lrom~ o" "n o ~ ~ tv o e of w om t sn wed continually until it wa~ " ' .... " ~, xs ~ the c mnu]i .. n h I ,' o . " " ~ .... ,-.s' - t tearing ~t out again t~ut ~t v ~ I lives on Cedar creek. Jeff Turnbow fully three feet deep on the level. ' ' .' ' ~ o=~ ' ~ . never torn out As far as I know tite - married Della Shoemaker. Mettle is Schools were disnussed and travel .... living near by but at this moment I practically ceased. There were no same frog is there yet, but may have cannot recall the name of her hue- railroads, so lhere were no blockades given place to heavier steel. Later there was a good deal of badinage ~)e- band. I remember meeting her a few of that kiud. I rode a cayuse having years ago, the first time then in been promoted from Shank's Mare, thirty years. ~the first method of traveling when I George, Tout, John and Isaac were reached the Palouse country. 1 left Service Our Motto We are here to render service to you and to do so we .must stand behind our work. We are prepared to do your Car Work~0xy-acetylene Welding of all Metals~and Machine Work. And in a few days will care for your blaek9mithing Kildow Hagen CLO iN(] ,,% :!: $I0,000.00 Worth of INTERNATION AL ili HARVESTER i LINE Because of the transfer of the agency, we will International H: dispose of our entire line of company goods below cost. Here Are a Few of the Prices: Machine Shop. ff] | I i i i ]1 ii i Mr. Wheat Farmer WITH THE PRI~ OF WI~AT wag ~0WN, WIrY DON'T YOU MILK A FEW COWS ~ID SKIP US YOUR ~ILK AND CREAM ? Dazry Products till BrinN Good Prices . TH~ COW IS THE STEADIEST INCOME PRODUC- F,E ON YOUR FARM. WRITE FOR INFORMATION. i B d " D " yC roeview air O. SpoKane, Wash. r~ i tween the papers of the two towns. OrcutI referred to Garfield as oil the dry crossing, and im;tzted of h!., towt] being on the Palouse river. ] so:.;- gested in The Enterprise, that he go down to the wonderful river and soak !his head Shang Hughes came h) m~' i rescue by suggesting, that wnlt'.~ the advice was all right, the river was not big enough. Both have passed away, as have nearly all the original of Tnrnbow flat. I remember the West family corn- ng into the c~untry~relatives or old acquaintances of the Turnbows. I don't remember which. They, how- ever, went up on the Palouse to #static creek One of the boys now tires in Garfield and another in Pa!ouse. The)" were scarcely more than boyz then. but like some of the rest of us are getting along in years now "ihu, n- bow flat has yet its quota of citizens of the pioneer stock who have re- mained, and are worthy of the name. HENRY TO CHENEY NORMAI Former Palouse School Superinten- dent Will Teach Mathematics. State Normal School. Cheney, April 14.~(Special)--Supt. Charles Henry of I ullman has been ..ecured as a member of the "faculty of the normal school during the slammer session, which opens June 6. He will teach mathematics. Superintendent Henry, who has been engaged in school work in the Inland Empire for many years, was formerly'head of the mathemat- Ics department if thc,~ normal school. Before coming to Cheney in 1911. Mr. Henry was superintendent of the Palouse schools. Since leaving the :normal school he has been superin- i tendent at Moscow, Idaho, at Sand- ~point and at Pulhnan. He served in France with the Y. M. C. A. during the war. Among the other instructors who have bee secured by President Show- alter to assist during the summer ses- sion are Professor N. J. Thomas of Stanford university and Dr. W. J. Fowlkes of Teachers' college, Colum- bia university. These men will work in the department of education. ii i i E. M. IRWIN Andersoo & Co. Undertaker Wall Paper and Glass, Pic- ture Framing. Telephone 65 i i IH i i i 14-inch gang plow ................... $120.OO 10-foot double disc drill .................. 265.00 8-foot double disc drill ................ 200.00 One and one-half H. P. engine ..... 80.OO 3-inch Webber wagon .................. 175.00 Other Articles in LiKe,Proportion PALOUSE HARDWARE IMPLEMENT CO. PALOUSE, WASH. CAN YOU BEAT THIS? A 50-Pound Box of CHOICE COLUMBIA RIVER SMELT Will be sent you fo~ $1.25, f. o. b. Kelso, by sending to the C, OLUMBIA RIVER SMELT t:O. Kelso. Washington Get a Farm from thee CANADIAN PACIFIC: RAILWAY ii / Bread Memories Could vou ever understand i,' why yofir mother would not ii cut the bread when it was ~-i hot and smelled the best? i/,: ! . . _ Kr,spm Krust Bread smells as good and will taste i better. Try it. i PALOUSE BAKE RY | .~) . - ,_ ~.~ .... m~.:~.~-~ h " I &'~-~u wan_t', and pe~rhap'~L l i your neighbor has it to sell. & few lines in th~ li Want Column will bring results. Try it once.