Lewiston Morning Tribune - July 30, 1979

Jesse Daniels, Cavendish

      Cavendish - Jesse D. Daniels, a lifelong resident of the Cavendish area, died of heart failure at 9:20 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital at Lewiston. He was 80.

      For 23 years he worked as a mechanic at Hanson's Garage at Orofino and also drove a school bus. Following his retirement in 1968, he drove grain trucks during harvest season for a number of years.

      He spent his early years as a farmer, sawmill and woods worker. He began working in a sawmill at 14 years of age. One of his real loves was operating steam engines in sawmills and on a threshing crew.

      He was a member of the Orofino IOOF.

      The youngest of David and Martha Daniels' 10 children, he was born April 7, 1899 at Cavendish.

      He was married on April 7, 1921, his 22nd birthday, to Juanita Blackburn at Teakean. The couple lived on what was his father's homestead. She survives at the family home ouside of Cavendish.

      Other survivors include four sons, Charles and Jack of Lewiston, Lyle of Clarkston and Dick of Lolo, Mont.; a brother, Zinn of Lewiston; a sister, Dana Kight of Vancouver, Wash.; 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

      The funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Gilbert's Funeral Chapel at Orofino with the Rev. Steven Caskey of Cavendish United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow at the Cavendish Cemetery.

      Memorial may be made to the Cavendish United Methodist Church.

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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