Amanda Westendahl

Lewiston Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, March 30, 1882

Died Suddenly - Miss Amanda Westerdahl, in the employ of Eugene Rowley's family, was taken with a sore throat on Tuesday of last week, but no alarming symptoms appeared till Wednesday about 5 o'clock p.m., when she had a spasm of choking. Dr. Moxley was sent for who administered, temporarily to her relief, and during Wednesday night she had on or two other spasms, but recovered sufficiently to be about. On Thursday morning she was suddenly taken with another while standing, and before relief could be offered she choked to death. Her parents were sent for immediately. The father was absent in the timber about fifteen miles from his home, near Genesee, and her mother was so overcome with the sad news that she was unable to come, and the father and brother did not arive till Saturday morning, meantime the body was shrouded and placed in a coffin, which was opened on the arrival of the father and brother. Her funeral took place on Saturday, soon after the ceremonies of Mr. Boise. Service was held at the grave by Rev. Mr. McAllister. She was about 17 years of age. Some have thought this a case of diptheria, while others claim that her death was from other causes.

Her last name is spelled wrong in the obituary.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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