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1946 Funeral Notices and Obituaries for Pomeroy Related People

Mrs. Albert Kimble

Mrs. Albert Kimble, 34, passed away at her home in Pomeroy on Tuesday, December 10, [1946], following a two years' illness, a victim of carcinoma.

East Washingtonian Down Memory Lane column, December 13, 1956

Death Takes Edward Morton Pomeroy

Death of E M. Pomeroy Saturday night [Sept. 14, 1946] took from Yakima one of the real northwest pioneers. Born in Salem, Ore., 86 years ago September 19, [1860,] he and his family settled in what is now the town of Pomeroy, Wash, 84 years ago.

Sally Jane Ogden, 1942-2020

Only a year ago Pomeroy retired from the position of clerk of the probate department of the Yakima superior court, after 26 years service. He had the greatest respect for the legal profession. The Yakima County Bar association conferred honorary membership upon him.

A cow puncher in his early years, Porneroy engaged in some historic roundups. He a was a member of a party who took 5.000 head of cattle to Cheyenne, Wyo. When the Northern Pacific was building its line through Washington he went to work as timekeeper on the Stampede tunnel through the Cascades. Later he became teller in a Portland hank and came from there tn make his home in Yakima 30 years aco. He bought a ranch m Lower Naches and lived there many years.

Library Collected

Reading and fishing were Mr, Pomeroy's favorite recreations. He was a student of history and literature and had a large library. He had a remarkable memory. He could quote Shakespeare by the hour and could recite hundreds of poems. He retained his memory and even during his last illness while conversing with a friend he called off the names of every member of his company in the Spanish American war in which he served as sergeant.

With his son, Deputy Sheriff Gene Pomeroy Mr. Pomeroy went on his annual fishing trip to the Canadian lakes in June. They went into the Caribou district. The trip was a rugged one for even a young man. Despite his 85 years, Mr. Pomeroy enjoyed all of it and got his share of fish. Shortly after his return home he had a heart attack. He failed rapidly after that.

Son In Yakima

Mr. Pomeroy's father, Joseph Pomeroy had mined in the Northwest and drove a stage for the Wells Fargo express between Lewiston, Ida., and Walla Walla in the early days. Mr. Pomeroy's grandfather founded the Pomeroy express, which afterward became the Wells Fargo company. Mr. Pomeroy had a delightful sense of humor and a ready wit.

One son, Gene Pomeroy of Yakima, is the only member of the family. Shaw & Sons has charce of funeral arrangements.

Funeral services for E. M, Pomeroy will bo held Tuesday at 2:30 p. m. in St. Michael's Episcopal church. The Rev. Robert Baxter will officiate and burial will be in Terrace Heights Memorial park.

-- Yakima Daily Republic, 16 Sept 1946