The Scottish Referendum2017

Link to talk radio piece about Teresa Mays denial of the Scottish referendum for 2017


The Tolleth House in Meridian ID.


Local merchant Harry Tolleth built the Tolleth house in 1907 as a belated wedding present for his new wife, Della. It was a Sears, Roebuck and Company plan from the 1905 catalog. The house was constructed during a period of rapid expansion in the village, but the family says the lumber was shipped to Meridian from the family lumber business in Nebraska. Described as a stylistically transitional building, the house has features of the late-19th-century Queen Anne style and the early-20th-century emerging aesthetic style that emphasized simplicity in design and ornamentation. One of Meridian’s first homes to boast electricity and central heating, it remains an example of a spacious and early middle class frame house, with hallmarks of a socially upward merchant reflecting security and stability to his clients and the community. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997, it is located at 134 East State Avenue on the northwest corner of State and East Second Street.

Here is a link to the National Historical Register website for the Tolleth house.



Eliza Tolleth Fanning

The memorial posting of my fourth cousin Eliza Fanning, a pioneer woman who rode a covered wagon to farm in Nebraska. What a life she must she must have led…truly a piece of our countries history. She saw her sons and husband die in WW1 and lived through the depression and WW11 to die at 89 in 1956. I wish I had met her.

Eliza Tolleth, daughter of James and Martha Tolleth, was born Feb. 10, 1867, at Fredonia, Wisc., and departed this live Nov. 28, 1956, at the age of 89 years, 9 months, 18 days, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler. In early childhood she moved to Vesta, Nebr. On Dec. 25, 1884, she was united in marriage to Frank C. Fanning. Moving soon by covered wagon to Chase County, they homesteaded northwest of Wauneta, which was home until she moved to Wauneta in 1926.
To this union were born ten children, five girls and five boys.
Preceding her in death were her husband and five children, Bessie, Dessie, Francis, Clarence and Halbert.
She was converted and baptized at Blue Ridge church in 1910. Later she became a member of the Methodist Church in Wauneta..
Her life was spent in loving devotion and service to her family and friends. She was always ready and willing to serve the sick and needy in the community, assisting the local doctor whenever needed. She was a friend of children, and was loved by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by everyone.
She leaves to mourn her death: Laura Wheeler, Eva Maddux and Harry all of Wauneta; Cleo of Lincoln; and Vern of Champion; 32 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
The following is a poem written by a very dear friend, Mrs. Minta Smith Stinnette.”

“Our Loved One
O our precious, precious mother
How dear to us thou art today;
And our hearts still hold fast to thee
At the parting of the way,
But if pain would be your portion in this world alway
We would not __ God be asking that
He let you longer stay,
Many years we each have known thee,
up to this very day,
And we never will forget thee and thy
Spirit’s gentle sway,
We often think of words you have spoken;
of kindly deeds your hands have done,
But we see not very far distant, the setting of our life’s sun,

Over yonder you’ll be meeting loved ones as of yore,
And for us you will be waiting, where pain can be no more.
We shall miss you, oh how we shall miss you, but it will not be for long

Then we’ll join the happy chorus,
of the ransomed glad new song. ”

Name and date of paper unknown


Link to Francis Fanning grave marker