Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

Downtown Pomeroy Washington, 1908

News from the

East Washingtonian newspaper logotype

October, 1924

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Was Resident of Lewiston Since 1865 and Known in Pomeroy

Mrs. Anna Trimble, widow of the late Hank Trimble, resident of Lewiston since 1865, died in Lewiston of the infirmities of age last Saturday. Mr. Trimble was a brother of the late Mrs. M. J. St. George and an uncle of Mrs. Peter McClung and E. M. Pomeroy of Yakima, and Mrs. Clara L. Wilson of Washington, D. C. Mr. and Mrs. Trimble often visited in Pomeroy and were known to many old-timers here.

Concerning the funeral of Mrs. Trimble the Lewiston Tribune says:

"The funeral of Mrs. Anna Trimble, Lewiston pioneer resident, who died Saturday due to illness of old age, was held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Vassar parlors, with many pioneer residents present. Rev. D. J. Somerville, rector of the Episcopal church, delivered the funeral message, and Mrs. Gertrude Roos and Mrs. Boyd Corneilson sang two songs, Miss Somerville being at the organ. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

"The pallbearers, pioneers of the city, were: John Fix, Wallace Stanton, Charles Kress, Harry Lydon, Fred Kroutinger and William Boise.

"Until her recent illness Mrs. Trimble was a familiar figure about the streets of Lewiston and she found particular pleasure in meeting and conversing with her many friends, especially those who, like herself, were pioneers of this locality. Both she and Mr. Trimble, who died in 1919, were very charitable but their benefactions were known only to themselves. Despite her ad\anced age, Mrs. Trimble displayed an interest in the world's affairs and, until confined to her home by her illness she evinced a great interest in the wonders of radio. Mr. and Mrs. Trimble accumulated much valuable property in Lewiston and on the north side of the river during their life time. She was a member of the North Idaho Pioneers' association and until the last reunion, held last month in Lewiston, she never failed to attend its sessions."

[Anna's full name was: Harriett Anne Dunlap Trimble. She lived from 1839-1924. Her husband, Angus (Hank) Ross Trimble lived from 1943-1920. They are both buried in the Normal Hill Cemetery, Lewiston Idaho. Martha Jane Trimble Pomeroy St. George (1842-1918) is buried in the Pomeroy (Washington) City Cemetery.

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