Lewiston, Idaho, October 11, 1888
Dunwell - Near this city, Oct. 4, 1888, L. T. Dunwell. Aged 34, 5 months and 25 days.
Lawrence T. Dunwell
Whose death we have recorded, was born in Wisconsin in 1857. He was the eldest of two brothers, who came to Idaho in 1867 with their mother and sister and joined their father who had come to Idaho several years before. He was a bright young man and engaged in various enterprises in Pierce city and in Idaho and Nez Perce counties. He was elected sheriff of Shoshone county about the time of the discovery of the mines in the Coeur d'Alene district in the northern part of that county, and subsequently removed to the mines when the county seat was moved to Murray, and served his term of office out in the mines and was an efficient and faithful officer. Subsequently he engaged in other business in the mines. he contracted the disease there which terminated in his death. He returned to Pierce City and was engaged in tunnel work till his disease became so bad that he was obliged to cease all labor and was removed to the Weippe and sent for medical aid from this city. He physician advised his removal to the home of his parents, where he could have the best of nursing, but he could give no encouragement at his recovery. He was brought home but received no change for the better and finally succumbed to the grim messenger, amid his relatives and friends, who did all they could to relieve his every want, while life lasted. He was buried under the auspices of the Mason fraternity, of which he was a member. His age was 34 years 5 months and 25 days. He leaves a father, mother, brother and sister to mourn his early demise.