Nellie E. Tuttle Pearsall

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, Aug 19, 1923

Mrs. J. C. Pearsall passes

Wife of Pioneer of '64. Victim of Bright's Disease

Mrs. J. C. Pearsall, who resided at the Thompson apartments, and who was the wife of a pioneer of '64 and a veteran of the Indian war on '77, died last evening at her home of Bright's disease after an illness of more than a year, the latter month of which found her in a critical condition. Mrs. Pearsall is survived by her husband, three sons and a daughter, Fred, who was in Spokane at the time of his mother's death; Ned, residing on Snake river avenue, and Elmo and Bonnie Belle, who make their home with their father. Mrs. Pearsall was 53 years of age.

Mr. Pearsall with his parents came across the plains and to Idaho in 1864, and remained in the territory until 35 years ago when he went to Yuma, Arizona, where he met and married his wife and where they alternated in residence with Lewiston. For the last four years Lewiston has been their home.

Funeral arrangements have not been decided upon pending the receipt of a message from the son in Spokane. A telegram was sent to him last night, but at a late hour no response has been made. It is thought likely that the funeral will be held tomorrow.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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