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The Curse of Idaho

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Re: The Curse of Idaho

Posted: 7 May 2011 11:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Crooks
Hi Mark,
The why question is the hardest to answer and often is not answered by any and all research. Oh, don't we wish they'd written it down!

I found the following articles that explain some points on why settlers moved to Gooding County, Idaho.

Land was cheaper. Idaho History and Genealogy,

Blaine County Idaho,

It looks like people originally came for the silver mining and after that bust, sheep raising became the next big "industry".

You should be able to find books in your local library that explain the history of Idaho counties or do a Google search.

2. Won't know unless he bought land there or his obituary. Do you have a copy?

3. I believe that Richard went to Idaho because of what his father said about the State. Richard was living in Oakview, Boyd Co., KY in 1910 and died 1 Feb 1912 in Boise, Ada Co.
To answer this question, you'll need to find him in the Boise City or Ada County Directories.

There is an Idaho Historical Library volunteer at Random Acts Genealogical Kindness. Go to
Choose Idaho
Click on A thru E
Scroll down to Ada Co. and choose Bonnie.

Do you have a copy of his obituary? Bonnie can look that up too.

4. The how Richard died might be in his obituary.

Richard Crooks
Born: 6 Feb 1883
Died: 1 Feb 1912, Boise, Ada Co. per death cert #001411.
Source: Idaho Death Index 1911-51.

If it isn't you'll need to order a copy of his death certificate.

5. Won't know why Charles moved to Idaho unless it's in his obituary. Won't know when unless he's listed in a Wendell City or Gooding Co. Directory.

A Charles Gibson Crooks
Born: 17 May 1888
Died: 3 Jan 1942, Wendell, Gooding Co. per death cert #127544.
Source: Idaho Death Index 1911-51.

There is an obituary volunteer at
Choose Idaho
Click on F thru Z
Scroll down to Gooding Co. and choose Coy. Ask him/her about directories in the County.

Also the Gooding County Historical, goes research and might have the directories.

6. Charles's cause of death might be in his obituary or you might need to order a copy of his death certificate.
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