Craig, William b. 1807 d. April, 1869 Folk Figure. He fled Virginia and headed west at the age of seventeen after he killed a neighbor in an argument. He was recognized as an American West explorer as early as 1829. In partnership with other men he established Fort Davy Crockett on the Green River in Brown's Hole, a favorite wintering place for Indians in northwest Colorado. They closed the fort in 1840 when they learned that supply trains would no longer be passing by and Craig moved further west. On November 20, 1840 he arrived...[Read More] (Bio by: Tom Todd) Cause of death: Stroke Jacques Spur Cemetery, Jacques, Nez Perce County, Idaho, USA
Dahl, Dorthea b. March 20, 1881 d. September 11, 1958 Noted author. She wrote and published collections of short stories, a novel, and two other books. She was honored by the Norwegian Society in America with its annual book award in 1918, and is recognized for the greatest contributions to Norwegian literature by a woman author. (Bio by: Kit Timmons) Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, USA
Dale, Anna Louise b. June 27, 1936 d. January 17, 2002 From the Times-News, The (Twin Falls, ID); Published Saturday, January 19, 2002:
Anna "Louise" Dale 65, of Nampa, formerly of Hazelton, died Thursday January 17, 2002 at the Midland Care Center in Nampa. Louise was born the daughter of Bert and Nancy Bebee on June 27, 1936, in Blue Eye, Missouri. On July 10, 1950, in Bentonville, Arkansas she was married to Henry Dale. The family moved to Idaho from Missouri in 1962.
Davis, David W. b. April 23, 1873 d. August 3, 1959 Governor of Idaho, 1919-1923. Banker, American Falls, ID. Elected to state legislature 1912. Assistant Secretary of the Interior, 1923. Commissioner of reclamation and director of finance, Department of the Interior, 1924-1932. Republican. (Bio by: David M. Habben) Cloverdale Memorial Park, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA
Dubois, Fred Thomas b. May 29, 1851 d. February 14, 1930 US Senator, US Congressman. Served as a United States Senator from Idaho, serving from 1891 to 1897, and 1901 to 1907. Also served as a Delegate to the United States Congress from Idaho Territory, and Delegate to the Democratic National Convention from Idaho in 1904. (Bio by: K) Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Fairchild, Jesse 'Caribou Jack' b. 1836 d. September, 1881 Western Frontiersman. Born in Canada, he was a tale-spinning gold miner known as "Caribou Jack". In 1870, he discovered gold in Soda Springs, Idaho. The resulting gold rush called the Caribou Mountain Strike, lasted 20 years and produced $50 million worth of placer gold. The Caribou National Forest was created in 1907, to help preserve wilderness land in an area marked by mining activity and westward migration. Caribou National Forest and Caribou County, Idaho, are named in Caribou Jack's honor. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Complications following a bear attack Fairview Cemetery, Soda Springs, Caribou County, Idaho, USA Plot: Near the center of the cemetery GPS coordinates: 42.6565094, -111.6065598 (hddd.dddd)
Fenn, Stephen Southmyd b. March 27, 1820 d. April 12, 1892 US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1862 and opened a law practice in the Territory of Idaho in 1863. From 1864 to 1867, he served as member of the Idaho Territorial council, was district attorney for the first judicial district in 1869 and as a member of the Territorial House of Representatives in 1872. He successfully contested as a Democrat the election of Thomas W. Bennett to the Forty-fourth Congress in 1876 and was reelected to the Forty-fifth Congress, serving until 1879. Not a...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) State Hospital South Cemetery, Blackfoot, Bingham County, Idaho, USA
Fisher, Col. Bernard Francis 'Bernie' b. January 10, 1927 d. August 16, 2014 Medal of Honor Recipient, Vietnam War. He was the first US Air Force recipient of the Medal of Honor during the Vietnam War. Col Fisher was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 1951 and served until 1966 as a jet fighter pilot. In 1965, he volunteered for duty in Vietnam and flew more than 200 combat sorties in the A-1E/H Skyraider as a member of the 1st Air Commando Squadron located at Pleiku Air Base, Vietnam. In 1966, Bernard led a mission to provide close air support to troops in contact...[Read More] (Bio by: Family Searcher) Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Section 12-1-142 GPS coordinates: 43.6971016, -116.3026962 (hddd.dddd)
Fraser, Charles Carrolton 'Chick' b. August 26, 1873 d. May 8, 1940 Major League Baseball Player. He played 14 seasons in the major leagues as a pitcher for the Louisville Colonels, Cleveland Spiders, Boston Beaneaters, Philadelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs. He appeared in 433 games during his big league career, making his major league debut on April 19, 1896 at the age of 22. He threw a no-hitter for the Philadephia Phillies in a ten to nothing win over the Chicago Cubs on September 18, 1903 and was a member of the 1907 and 1908 World Series...[Read More] (Bio by: Nils M. Solsvik Jr.) Jerome Cemetery, Jerome, Jerome County, Idaho, USA
Freeman, Ed W. b. November 20, 1927 d. August 20, 2008 Vietnam War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Master Sergeant during the Korean War and was given a battlefield commission during the Battle of Pork Chop Hill. At that point in his career his dream was to attend flight school. However, because of his six foot four stature he was considered too tall. In 1955 the height limit was raised allowing Freeman to enroll fulfilling a lifelong dream. The nickname "Too Tall" stuck with him throughout his military career. It would be...[Read More] (Bio by: Elizabeth Reed) Idaho State Veterans Cemetery, Boise, Ada County, Idaho, USA Plot: Site #12-J-155
French, Burton Lee b. August 1, 1875 d. September 12, 1954 US Congressman. Elected to represent Idaho in the United States House of Representatives, he served from 1903 to 1909, 1911 to 1915, and 1917 to 1933. He also served as a Member of the Idaho State House of Representatives from 1898 to 1902, and as a Candidate for United States Senator from Idaho in 1914. Moscow Cemetery, Moscow, Latah County, Idaho, USA
French, John Robert b. May 28, 1819 d. October 2, 1890 Member of North Carolina state legislature, U.S. Representative from North Carolina 1st District, 1867-1869. In 1869 he was elected Sergeant-At-Arms of the U.S. Senate, a position he held for 10 years. Later in his life he moved to Boise, Idaho where he was the editor of the Boise Statesman and Daily Sun newspapers.