Mary M. Larson

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, November 6, 1932

Mrs. May Larson Called by Death

Mrs. Mary M. Larson, a pioneer resident of Lewiston and the Walla Walla region, passed away yesterday morning at 7:20 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. L. Alford, death caused by heart failure. Mrs. Larson had been ill with heart trouble for several weeks, but apparently had been making progress toward recovery.

Mrs. Larson was born at Elgin, Illinois, Nov. 30, 1864, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Church. She accompanied her parents on a covered wagon journey across the plains in 1868 to the Gallatin valley in Montana, where her father established a cattle ranch. Several years later the family moved to a ranch near Roseburg, Oregon, and in 1878 to Dayton, Wash.

Came Here in 1882

She and Mr. Larson were married in 1882 and they moved to Lewiston, where he was engaged in the contracting business. Mr. Larson died January 10, 1901, and Mrs. Larson then moved to Walla Walla where she made her home until 1918 when she returned to Lewiston to reside with her daughter.

Besides her daughter, Mrs. Alford, Mrs. Larson is survived by a brother, John Church of Dayton; four grandchildren, Mrs. Homer Hamblin, A. L. Alford, Alice Alford, and Gordon Alford, and a great-grandson, Eugene A. Hamblin.

The funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Brower-Wann chapel.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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