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Horace M "Dad" Freeman
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Birth: 1823
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 18, 1899
Ada County
Idaho, USA

How Aged "Dad" Freeman Drove to His Death

Horace Freeman, better known as "Dad" Freeman, died yesterday afternoon at St. Alphonsus hospital after a brief illness. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Mr. Freeman was 78 years of age. A good many years ago he made Boise his home, but for a number of years had lived in the Wood river country. His only known relative is a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Straight of this city.

Mr. Freeman was one of the pioneers. He came west as a trail blazer and was always restless until he could get into the newer country. He was a man of marvelous constitution and until a year ago hardly knew what it was to have a sick day.

He decided to leave Wood river for the winter, but instead of taking the cars, to which he bore considerable antipathy, he drove a team over, being rained on nearly every foot of the way to Boise. He contracted a cold on the trip that forced him to take to his bed, and he never got up. When asked why he had driven over he said he had a team that did not match and he wanted to match them here before returning to Wood river.

The deceased was a Mason and that order will have charge of the funeral arrangements.


Enumerated in the 1870 census with Sarah G. (wife of Isaac Barclay) and Maria Louise Freeman, daughters of Richard W. Freeman and Abigail Bowers. It doesn't appear that Horace is their brother, but is likely a cousin.

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  Carilla Elizabeth Long Freeman (1820 - 1877)
Pioneer Cemetery
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Block 1 Lot 9 Space 6
Created by: Kathleen B
Record added: Nov 03, 2009
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Horace M Dad Freeman
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Horace M Dad Freeman
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