Lewiston, Idaho, April 9, 1896
E. Kitsmiller Dead.
Thomas Edward Kitsmiller died at his home on East Main street, last Thursday. Only a few days before he had been at his post of duty, and his death was unexpected by his many friends. His illness was a lung affection induced probably by grip. He had been employed as a peace officer in this city for several years and was universally respected as a citizen and a public officer. He had served in the regular army for 13 years and was honored for efficiency as a soldier and an officer. He was horn in Ohio and was 49 years 10 months and 2 days old. He has resided in this county since 1879. He was connected with the old militia company here and acted as 1st sergeant and drill master, His record as a soldier and his connection with the local militia, called forth the G. A. R., the members of the disbanded Company I., and the present company of militia, with the First Regimental band, to pay him the last honors. His funeral was conducted from the Methodist church, and was largely attended. There were many words of praise for the good man and none to offer ought but honor to his name. He leaves a family of wife and four children to mourn the loss of a faithful husband and devoted father. The family in affliction have universal sympathy.