Great-Grandpa Merkley's Obit
Death Claims Old Resident BLACKFOOT--Death came sud- Idaho Falls; Marion MerUey, denly Sunday morning to ChÂ«m-| Blackfoot; Cariyle Merktey, ? cy M Â« r Uey. 62. in an Idaho Falls i side. Calif.; and S sister, Mrs. i hospital after'a short illness. He i Myron Peterson; Blackfoot. e ''Â»Â«!t surgery18 days aso and i 'than also are eight gran!chll- w ? s wueved to be nearly recover-1 dren and one great grandchild suffered a fatal re- j surviving. four of move e a d l y to do be way highways. to in lapse. Fu'neral arrangements will announced Ister by funeral home. Mr. Merkley was born April 12. 1868 at Dingle, Bear Lake county, Idaho, son of Jacob N. and Theressa Theressa Wilhelmson Merkley. He spent his youth at St. Charles. He married married Rose Findlay of Fish Haven. Idaho, in the Salt lake City Temple in 1910. Mr. Merkley came to Blackfoot in 1908 and has been a prominent fanner and stockman of north Blackfoot taking an active part in irrigation development having served as director of the Corbet Slough Canal co. and watermaster. He was an elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. tte leaves his widow, his father. Jacob N. .Merkley, two daughters, Mrs. Julia Kirby and Helen Merkley, Merkley, all of Blackfoot. Also Mr. MerKley leaves the 'following brothers: N. W. Merkley, 'Chamber Spurs Move to Relocate U. S, Highway BUHL, Ida. (UP) -- A growing movement to force relocation of U. S. highway 30 between Filer and Buhl received added impetus here Tuesday after the chamber of commerce adopted a resolution favoring the change. The local chamber said it favored favored relocation instead of spending spending large sums in maintaining present route. Lee Howard, secretary' secretary' of the Buhl highway district, described the relocation proposal as one that would eliminate .a number of dangerous curves and grade crossings. It will go to civic organizations for consideration. consideration. The measure already has thÂ» backing of the Twin Falls chamber. chamber.