Eli U. Applebury Obituary

By heritage in Corvallis, MT | January 27, 2010 | 0 Comments
  • Eli Applebury, Long A Valley Resident Died April Fifth

    From Western News April 13, 1961 pg.30

    Compiled by: Emily Beckett


    Funeral services were held at Dowling chapel Saturday for Eli U. Applebury who died at Daly Hospital Wednesday, April 5 at 7:15 p.m. following a long period of ill health.


    Rev. Glenn Johnson officiated at the rites.


    Interment was in Corvallis cemetery.


    Pallbearers were Lawrence Applebury, Loyd Applebury, Ned Applebury, Chester Roberts, J. B. Centers, Everett Flint.


    Eli Upton Applebury was born July 6, 1880 in Marion County, Mo. He was a son of the late T. E. and Missouri Upton Applebury and came to the Bitter Root with his parents in 1898. The family resided in Corvallis and Victor districts for years.


    Eli Applebury was married to Maude Chaffin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James A.  Chaffin at Corvallis March 18, 1900 by Bosewell C. Black. The couple became the parents of three children, of these two survive. They are Mrs. C. H. (Fern) Zahn of Seattle, Cecil of Wenatchee. The other child, Sheldon, is deceased. There are also surviving Mr. Applebury a sister, Mrs. Frank J, (Effie) Kellett of Yakima, and ten grandchildren.


    Mr. Applebury later was married to Daisy Bird Krout in Nov, 1921.

    Throughout his lifetime Eli Applebury followed agriculture as his vocation but always was at heart an inveterate prospector, He was fond of recalling prospects which he thought might be rich, others which failed to pan out, and some he hoped to try again. He was affable, kind and industrious and capable in the lines of endeavor he followed.


    During recent years he had worked as an irrigator for the late Ralph Erikson until infirmities caused him to retire. The last four years he resided at the rest home operated by Mrs. Ivy Fullerton, but was often up town to visit with cronies.




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