Lewiston, Idaho, January 15, 1885
Death and Burial of W. D. Wardwell.
The death of Dan. Wardwell, after a lingering illness, took place on Saturday, Jan. 10th at his home in this city. He was buried on Monday at 1 o'clock p.m. under the auspices of the Odd Fellows Masons and members of the Hook and Ladder company also formed a part of the procession. He was a respected member of all these organizations. The attendance at the funeral was the largest witnessed in this city for a number of years, and the ceremonies at the grave were conducted by the Odd Fellows. Deceased was a native of Blue Hill in the state of Maine and he leaves a widowed mother there of advanced age. He was born in 1833, and went to sea at an early age, and came to this country at an early day. He came to Idaho in the early mining days, and for a time resided in the Oro Fino district, and came to reside in Lewiston in 1869, and has made this place his residence ever since, and been engaged in buying cattle and in the meat market business. He married a daughter of the late Dr. Newell in 1876, and by her had two children one of whom died while an infant and the other, 8 years of age in now living with the mother to mourn his loss. He had a great many friends owing to his genial disposition and his strict honesty, and integrity. He was often the victim of the avarice of others who were less honest than himself, and consequently was not so successful as some in the accumulation of wealth, but leaves a comfortable home for his widow and fatherless boy. Peace to his ashes.