Hazen Squier

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, November 20, 1908

Hazen Squier Is Dead

Well Known Idaho Pioneer Passed Away Yesterday - Held Many Positions of Trust - Funeral Be Held on Saturday Afternoon.

Hazen Squier passed peacefully away at 2:55 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the family home on East Main street. The deceased suffered a paralytic stoke in 1893 and the past few years has gradually been failing. For some weeks the decline in his condition has been rapid and relatives and friends were prepared for the end.

Mr. Squier was one of the best known pioneers of this part of Idaho, prior to his illness being an active business man. He had always entertained a firm faith in Lewiston and years ago displayed this faith by land investments and establishing his home here. Mr. Squier was born in Weathersfield, Vermont, on May 9, 1835, and received a common school and seminary education. As a young man he went to Michigan where he was employed in a store for a period and then in 1858 went to San Francisco, making the journey by way of Panama. He mined two years in California and in 1862 went to Portland. He enlisted in the Washington volunteers, the plans being for the regiment to go east to the war, but instead it was detained at Vancouver. He became clerk in the quartermaster's department and in 1865 he came to Fort Lapwai and was in the quartermaster's department there until the post was abandoned. He located in Lewiston in 1869 and in 1871 became clerk of the United States district court for this section of Idaho, which position he filled until 1887. Mr. Squier served one year in the United States land office, was treasurer of Nez Perce county for two years and held municipal offices here of trust, this indicating the high esteem in which he was held. In 1876 Mr. Squier was united in marriage to Miss Louise Beck and two children, Dr. Leslie Squier and Elton K. Squier, and the widow survive him. Mr. Squier's death occurred on the thirty-second anniversary of his marriage. The deceased was a member of the A. O. U. W., I. O. O. F. and A. F. & A. M. lodges.

The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday from the family home.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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