Lewiston, Idaho, October 11, 1888
Crites - In this city, Oct. 7, 1888, Henderson Crites. Aged 64 years 2 months and 11 days.
Whose death we chronicle this week, was born in the state of Missouri. He came to California first in I849 and went into the mines, and returned that same year. In 1856 he came out again, and remained till about 1857 or 1858. He came to Oregon in 1858. He was at The Dalles in I860 and 1801, and was at one lime deputy sheriff of Wasco county. He came to Lewiston in 1862 and, in company with Gus. Fairfield, started a trading house at Lapwai and kept a horse ranch on the Sweetwater, above the old Garrison. Afterwards they dissolved partnership; Fairfield going to Camas Prairie, where he afterwards died; Crites came back to Lewiston and, in company with Jack Curry, kept a livery stable, and built what was then called Crites' big shed, now owned by Grostein & Binnard. He then took up a ranch between this place and the reservation, which he owned at the time of his death. He leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. He had acquired a good competence in horses, and was a successful horse raiser. He was always regarded as honest and honorable in his dealings with his fellow men, as has been attested by those who had dealings with him. He was a member of the Masonic lodge in this place, and was buried under their auspices from the Presbyterian church, and a largo number followed his remains to the cemetery.