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Elva (Mary) (O'Dell) Bechtel

Posted 2017-11-14 by Judy Wight Branson
Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Saturday, August 2, 1902, page 3, column 6

Mrs. Elva E. Bechtel, wife of Shelton (sic) Bechtel, died a the
Mercy hospital yesterday morning after a lingering illness of
consumption lasting over a year.

Mr. and Mrs. Bechtel came here in June, in hopes that the climate
would keep up the suffering, but it was too late. Their home was in
Palouse, Washington.

Besides the husband three little motherless children are left
behind, the latter being with their grandmother at Colton,

Mr. Bechtel is a Red Man, and the members of that order here will
attend the funeral, which will be held from the Catholic church this
afternoon at 4 o'clock.

The remains will be buried in the citizens' cemetery

Arizona Daily Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Saturday, August 02, 1902

Mrs. Elva E. Bechtel died at Mercy hospital yesterday of
consumption. Deceased came here with her husband Shelton Bechtel,
from Palouse, Washington, in June hoping that the climate might
benefit her, but it had taken too firm a hold on her system.

Besides her husband she leaves three little children in Washington.
The funeral took place this afternoon from the Catholic church.

Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona.

Prescott Weekly Courier, Prescott, Arizona Territory
Friday, August 8, 1902, page 2.2

Mrs. Elva E. Bechtel, whose death was chronicled in these columns
Saturday morning, was laid to rest in the Citizens' cemetery
Saturday afternoon, the funeral service being conducted at the
Catholic church and the pall-bearers being members of the local
lodge of Red Men of which order her husband is an honored member of
Palouse, Washington, their old home.

Mrs. Bechtel was just in the very flesh and blood of womanhood when
she was attacked a little over a year ago by that most terrible of
all monsters, consumption, and when she passed away was only a
little past 26 years of age.

She was born in Missouri, but had lived in the state of Washington
for about 14 years. She was first married to Thomas Lemons, and to
them two sons were born, both of whom survive her. She was married
to Shelton Bechtel about five years ago, and one little son had
blessed their union.

When she was taken ill, Mr. Bechtel gave up all attention to
business and began doing everything in human power to restore her to
health. She was first taken to Oakland, Cal., where they staid a
few weeks, going from there to Phoenix, where they spent the winter,
coming from there to Prescott in June.

Mr. Bechtel will remain here a few days, when he will return to his
home in Washington.

Transcriver's note: Mrs. Bechtel is buried in an unmarked grave at
the Citizens Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.

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