Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USAAdd to Map
Perry Kaufman, more familiarly known to his friend as "Squire" died Sunday morning at about 9 o'clock at the home of his brother, Henry Kaufman on College Hill. Mr. Kaufman had been ill but one week before his death.
Perry Kaufman was born in Merom Indiana, on Feb. 15, 1848 and at the time of his death was 67 years and 13 days old. In the year 1865, he enlisted in the 149th Indiana volunteers and remained in that company until mustered out at the close of the war.
He came west in 1872 and traveled extensively through the western country before settling on a ranch near this city in 1884, since which time he has been a resident of Adams county.
He is survived by three brothers and three sisters; George, of Newberg Oregon; Miss Lydia Kaufman and Mrs. O. L. Langford, both of Newberg, Oregon Mrs. Wm. C. Hill, Terrie Haute, Indiana; Ed Kaufman at Lewiston, Montana and Henry Kaufman of Ritzville. "Squire" Kaufman was one of the best-known men in the city of Ritzville and was well-liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed among the pioneers of the county and his many friends.
The Washington State Journal and Ritzville Times March 4, 1915 Courtesy of Sue Gardner and gapwork90
Washington's Death records show his parents as Daniel Kauffman and Frances Ballew.