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 - Pioneer of Toledo Dies In Portland Friday Mrs....
Pioneer of Toledo Dies In Portland Friday Mrs. Mary Koontz, former well known resident of Toledo, died at her home In Portland Friday, April 29, aged 80 years. Mrs. Koontz been a victim of poor health for number of years and her death not unexpected. She was the widow of Peter -Koont'z,' with whom she crossed the plains from Iowa in They stopped at old Freeport, opposite Kelso, on arriving in the territory and spent the winter at that place. In the following spring Mr. and Mrs. Koontz moved to near Toledo, where he bought a tract of east of town across the Cowlitz Three years later they moved into the village of Toledo and in 1885 engaged in the hotel business. _. ,,. . . ~ , . _, . , i to The Koontz hotel at Toledo was E the well known stopping place for transients in the lower Cowlitz district for many years and the hospitality of Mr. Koontz and his family was known far and near. Mr. died in 1898, but Mrs. Koontz kept the hotel until 1907 when she to Portland where she made her. cent , home up to the time of her death. Bee A f ew weeks ago she v.isited Frank Koontz, at Vader, and on that occasion meeting some of friends of pioneer days. , county uews . Mrs. Koontz is survived by one son, Frank Koontz of Vader, and three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Young of Oregon City, and Misses Margaret and Saydee Koontz of Tne Portland There are also three grandchildren and five great-grand- children. I Olga Kraus, violinist, The deceased was a member of Rebekah lodge the Ladies of the very Grand Army of the Republic, and George Wright Women's Relief 1 £ndian Corps. · I u j a r mus j c . A piano was

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  1. The Chehalis Bee-Nugget,
  2. 06 May 1927, Fri,
  3. Page 15

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