Ettienne Texier

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, Thursday, August 8, 1901

E. Texier Dead.

E. Texier, a well known pioneer merchant of Lewiston, died at his home in this city Tuesday morning. For years Mr. Texier has been subject to severe attacks during which he suffered great pain. For several days prior to his death he had been unwell and bothered by insomnia. Monday night on retiring he took a narcotic. About mid-night he aroused his sister-in-law by his labored and heavy breathing. She hastened to him and summoned aid but before a physician could arrive Mr. Texier had died.

Ettienne Texier was a native of France he was born in Clairmont, France in 1832. He was a 49-er having arrived in San Francisco on Christmas eve of that year. Early in the 6o's he came into the Boise basin. About 1871 he come into the Palouse country and took up a ranch in Paradise valley now in Latah county. In December of that year he started to Lewiston to file on his land he was caught in a snow storm lost his way, wandered about three days and was found near Tomers Butte with his legs badly frozen. He was brought to Lewiston and Dr. Kelly amputated his legs. He was employed by L. Delsol for about 8 years and then went into the grocery business part of his stock being furnished by public subscription. His business pros pered and he has left considerable property. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock yesterday.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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