A.J. Sturm Passes At Home Near Town
Arlando Jackson Sturm passed away Thursday, March 6, 1941, at his home south of town. Funeral services were held Sunday in the Booth chapel, with E.E. Callahan of the Christian church officiating, and burial was in Enterprise cemetery. Pall bearers were Ed E. Rodgers, Milt Sasser, Robert Sasser and John Garrett.
Mr. Sturm was born in Barber county, Virginia, now a part of West Virginia, Oct. 6, 1861, a son of James and Susan Sturm. He remained in his native state until 1909, when he came west to join his parents and his brother, Henry, who had preceded him to the northwest and had located in the north end of Wallowa county.
Arlando Sturm and family traveled by railroad to Lewiston, Idaho, where Henry Sturm met them and they came by wagon across Asotin flat and down to the Grande Ronde river which they crossed on a ferry at Hansen’s ferry. They drove up the long grade to the Paradise district and spent their first night at the Dan Doran place. Later Mr. Sturm homesteaded on Bear canyon, and lived on the place until he sold it to his son, Roy, who has since passed away, and moved to Paradise. He remained there until 1927 when he moved to the valley.
When a young man, Mr. Sturm married Florence Butcher, who died leaving three children, who came west with their father. They are Mrs. Blanche Evans of Idaho City, Idaho, Mrs. Minnie McCray of Long Creek and Della Sturm of Fruitland, Idaho.
Mr. Sturm was married to Cora G. Smith April 9, 1899, and she survives and they have two daughters, Mrs. J.E. Dale and Mrs. Foy Sasser, of Enterprise. There are 28 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Two brothers are living in West Virginia and one at Flora, Charles Sturm.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday March 13, 1941