La Grande, Oregon
Valley Pioneer Passes On Here
Mrs. Ida May See, ill for some time, died yesterday at the Grande Ronde hospital. She was a pioneer of the Grand Ronde valley, coming to Summerville in 1878 when three years of age from the Dakotas.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Summerville chapel with Rev. J. George Walz in charge. The body is at the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary.
She was the daughter of Ingham Washington Pentecost and Cecilia Kneskern, and was born Nov. 4, 1875. She was married to Joseph Matterson See Aug. 12, 1900. He died Nov. 16, 1929. She was 57 years, six months and 12 days of age at the time of her death.
Survivors include the following children: Adren O. See and Mrs. Dell Turnbow, of La Grande; Mrs. David Prow, of North Bend; Mrs. Oscar Williamson, Mrs. Charles Comstock and Miss Lela See, of Bingen, Wash., and Melvin See, of Kinzua, Ore.; five sisters, Mrs. John Bailey, Westwold, B. C.; Mrs. John Stevens, Manson, Wash.; Mrs. Alonzo Goodwin, and Mrs. Elmer Vermillion, of Summerville and Mrs. Lester Moore, of Baker; and 11 grandchildren. All of her children were with her at death except for Mrs. Prow, who was unable to come to La Grande.
Source: La Grande Evening Observer, Wednesday, May 17, 1933, Front Page and Page 4
Contributed by: David See