Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Thursday, November 8, 1928
Funeral of Gifford Pioneer
Many Gather to Pay Respects to Memory of Richard Bachus.
Gifford, Nov. 7 - Funeral services for Richard M. Bachus, pioneer resident of this region, who died Tuesday morning, were held here today and were largely attended. The Rev. James Pearson, Myrtle, minister of the Methodist church, officiated, burial being made in the I. O. O. F. cemetery.
The hymnal service was given by Mesdames Summers and David, George Bramer and A. R. Lough, Miss Judith Pearson accompanying at the organ.
Those acting as pallbearers were: Otis Sherbon, John Rohn, Fay Meyers, Archie Bundy, E. O. Carter and Charles Davis.
Mr. Bachus was born at Akron, Ohio, January 28, 1851, and at the age of 12 went to Eaton Rapids, Mich., where, on September , 1875, he was united in marriage to Miss Genie Pearson, whose death occurred in July, 1917. In 1891 he came west, first locating at Albion, Wash., and in 1898 took up a homestead in Jacks canyon. A son, Fay Bachus, survives.
Arrangements for burial were carried out by W. E. Stoddard.