Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Thursday, October 1, 1959
S. L. Cheuvront Succumbs at 80
Samuel Loyd Cheuvront, 80, a Clarkston resident and a pioneer of the Gifford area, died Tuesday night at 7:15 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He had been a patient at the hospital for the last 11 days and in ill health for some time.
Mr. Cheuvront had made his home with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boyd, 525 8th St., for several years.
He was born near Milan, Mo.., May 22, 1879. He moved with his parents to the Palouse country at the age of 7. In 1893, the family moved to Jacks Canyon near Gifford, where they took up a homestead. When he became of age, Mr. Cheuvront bought a homestead adjoining that of his parents and spent most of his life there until retirement.
He hauled the first load of lumber over the old Lookout Hill from a sawmill at Lookout to help build his father's house. He also helped build the first roads, telephone lines and later the Rural Electrification Administration lines from Summit to the Peck and Lenore areas.
He married Correttia (Kate) Collins Feb. 18, 1902. She died Nov. 26, 1943. He also lost a son, Edwin C. Cheuvront of Lenore, in a tractor accident July 7, 1958. Mr. Cheuvront retired in 1948 to make his home with his children.
Surviving, besides his daughter, Blanche, are two grandsons.
Funeral services will be held at Merchant Funeral Home at 10 tomorrow morning, with the Rev. Don Gurney of the Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be at the Gifford Cemetery at noon.