John B. Menomy

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, September 19, 1889


Menomy. - In this city, Sept. 12, 1889, John B. Menomy, aged 63 years, a native of New York.

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, September 19, 1889

In Memoriam Of John B. Menomy.

The subject of this sketch was born and raised in the city of New York. He was a pupil of Trinity school whose strict discipline had not vanished with the sweep of time, and whose moral and religious training left an undying germ. When but a ruddy youth he showed his patriotism in the Mexican war of 1847; for which heroic service he received, during the last year of his life, a pensioner's reward. At the discovery of gold and the great rush to California he hastened thither with the many, but soon left those golden fields for northern climes, and in the early sixty's arrived in Lewiston, which he espoused as his earthly home. He saw it in its incipiency. He worked for its advancement. He sanguinely looked for its future greatness. He was honored by his fellow citizens with the offices of commissioner and mayor and other public trusts, which he held and guarded with commendable creditableness and unimpeachable fidelity. He was an active member of the Episcopal church, in whose extension and up building he ever manifested a live interest, and even while the chilly damp of death was on his brow his friends could not disabuse or divert his thoughts from the plans and mental construction of the new building which he was about to rear and whose beauty only paled before the splendor of that temple not made with hands. He has passed into the spirit world. The tall, erect and dignified form has disappeared from amongst us. The kind heart has ceased to beat. The true and stalwart friend is gone. The familiar face has joined the loved and missed throng. His _arrow home of clay let men and angels ballow. His memory enshrined be in every heart that knew him. To his dust returnable remains, peace to his God given spirit, rest and everlasting joy. Let friends and mourners cease their weeping. He is not dead, but only sleeping.

His funeral was held from the Universalist church on Sunday at 2 o'clock p.m. under the auspices of the Lewiston Hook & Ladder Co., No. 1, of which he has always been an active member. Rev. J. D. McConkey, of this city, delivered the ceremony. His remains were followed to their last resting place by a large number of friends and relatives.

The Lewiston Teller
Wednesday, June 14, 1899

The Harris sisters have arranged for the erection of a fine monument over the grave of J. B. Menomey, the respected Lewiston pioneer. These ladies are nieces of the man whose memory they will honor and whose name they will preserve in marble. It will be a pleasure to many friends to know this due respect is paid to the memory of a good man.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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