Lewiston Morning Tribune - December 21, 1927

Orofino Girl Passes

      Eda Belle Harlan, Popular High School Student, Succumbs Following Brief Illness, In 16th Year.

      Miss Eda Belle Harlan, 16, passed away at 6:55 p.m. yesterday following an operation last Wednesday for appendicitis, at St. Joseph's hospital.

      Miss Harlan rallied after the operation and until the last two days showed every indication of a complete recovery. Up to noon Tuesday her condition was not considered alarming but a short time afterward it was seen she was critically ill and her father John P. Harlan, of Orofino, and her sister, Miss Stila Harlan, attending the Lewiston State Normal school, were summoned. Because his telephone, on a rural line, was out of order, Mr. Harlan was unable to reach Lewiston before his daughter died.

      In the death of Eda Belle Harlan, Clearwater county loses one of its most popular young ladies. Born at Orofino, March 13, 1911, her entire life was spent there. At the time of death she was a sophomore in the Orofino high school. Her father is deputy assessor of Clearwater county and formerly served as county assessor and as county commissioner. In addition to the father and sister a brother, George, also survives.

      The remains are at the Vassar parlors, and on today's afternoon train will be taken to Orofino for the funeral and interment.

      The rites probably will be held Thursday, Mr. Harlan said last night.

      (Note: The article misspelled the last name Harlan and it has been corrected in this transcription.)

Transcribed by Jo Frederiksen, 2014

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