Marvin V. Puckett

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, December 8, 1939

Pioneer Of Idaho Is Called By Death

M. V. Puckett, 69, pioneer of central Idaho and among the original homesteaders in the Nezperce area when the Nez Perce Indian reservation was opened to settlement in 1895, died shortly before noon yesterday at his home in the Davis apartment after a lingering illness.

With his parents he came west from Nashville, Tenn., in a covered wagon in 1880. He resided on his farm near Nezperce until 1919 when he moved to Clarkston. He retained extensive land interests until his death.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Reta Bryant Puckett whom he married at Parker, Kans. in 1902, and seven sons and daughters, Hugh Puckett, Lewis Puckett and Glen Puckett, all of Mohler; Mrs. C. W. Palmer and Woodrow Puckett, both of Seattle; Mrs. Harry Grasser, Moscow, Idaho; Mrs. George Thiessen, Nespelem, Wash., also two siters, Mrs. M. W. Ricketts, Peck, Idaho, and Mrs. L. V. Ricketts, Pullman.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 from the Brower-Wann chapel in Lewiston, the Rev. Dr. John W. Caughlan officiating. Interment will be in the Normal Hill cemetery.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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