Lewiston Evening Teller
Lewiston, Idaho, September 14, 1900|
Death of Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams died in this city this morning at the home of his son, Charles Williams, on Third street. Deceased was injured about three weeks ago by being run over by a wagon near Asotin and his death was a result of the accident. He was one of that class of sturdy pioneers, fast passing away, that have done so munch for the upbuilding of our great western country. He was born in West Virginia in 1828 and moved to Illinois after reaching manhood, in which state he resided for about twenty years, removing from that state to Kansas and later coming to this western country where he has made hiss home for the past ten years. He leaves a family of eight children to mourn his loss. The sons, Charles, residing in Lewiston; George, in Kansas; John, near Beeman and William, near Anatone. The daughters are Mrs. Martha Duly, residing in Illinois; Mrs. Ellen Triplett, Mrs. Mary Black and Mrs. F. P. Carter, all living on the reservation near Beeman. Mr. Williams enjoyed the respect and esteem of the community in which he lived and leaves a host of friends to mourn his loss. The body will be taken to Beeman, Idaho, and buried beside his wife, who died last winter.
[Buried in Gifford Cemetery]