Charles Faunce

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1920

Charles Faunce Dead

Lewiston Pioneer of 1861 Passed Away Yesterday Morning.

Charles Faunce, who was 88 years old on Aug. 20 last, passed away at 6 o'clock yesterday morning after a long illness. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock this forenoon from the Vassar chapel, interment to be in the Normal Hill cemetery.

Mr. Faunce was born in Ducksberry, Mass., and when 20 years old he sailed around Cape Horn, this bringing him to the coast in 1852. He followed the occupation of mining in California and came to Lewiston in 1861. In association with the late W. S. Dyer he mined what was known as Jawbone Bar, a few miles below Lewiston on the Snake river. Later with Mr. Dyer he conducted a dray business in Lewiston and still later went into the central Idaho mining camps. For many years he conducted the Lake House at Waha and he preempted the present ranch of Haines & Wallace at that place. Mr. Faunce was widely known among he Idaho pioneers and his hospitable character made him popular with all.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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