John P. Roos, Sr.

Spokane Daily Chronicle
Oct. 22, 1942

Lewiston Pioneer Dies In Seattle

Lewiston, Idaho, Oct. 22 (Special) - Services for John P. Roos, Sr., 79, pioneer and ex-marshal of Lewiston, who died Sunday in Seattle at the home of his son, Lieutenant Commander Albert H. Roos of the navy, have been tentatively set for Saturday at Brower-Wann's in Lewiston. Burial will be at Normal Hill cemetery.

From 1894 to 1900, Mr. Roos served Lewiston as city marshal, having come here in 1885 to join his brother, the late Ferdinand Roos. He operated a meat market here for more than 50 years and was custodian of the Weyerhaeuser building from the time of its erection in 1905 until he retired in 1940 because of ill health. He was a member of the Nezperce Masonic lodge since 1890.

Survivors besides his son include two granddaughters, Mrs. S. C. Mitchell and Mrs. Robert Treadgold, Portland.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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