Fred A. Lougee

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Tuesday, July 13, 1948

Fred A. Lovgee, 80, Area Pioneer, Dead

Lenore, July 12 - Word has been received here of the death of Fred A. Lovgee, 80, who died at his home in Kamloops, B. C.

Born at Minneapolis, Minn., Mr. Lovgee was among the early settlers of Nez Perce county and came west with the railroad to Spokane. When the reservation was opened for settlement he staked a claim on Cream ridge near Lenore.

He drove freight teams from Troy, Idaho to Orofino and helped make and pilot log rafts down the North Fork river to a small sawmill at Lewiston. He was known as "Fred, the long-line skinner."

He is survived by his wife, Alice, Kamloops, B. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Ida Corbett, Princeville, Ontario, Canada; a daughter, Eva Lovgee, Los Angeles, and a son, Ray Lovgee, Lenore.

[Last name as written. Should be Lougee, not Lovgee]

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

Return to Obituary Index

Return to the main Nez Perce Co., ID index page

Last updated Wednesday, 17-Aug-2016 12:30:55 MDT