Custer, ID - Custer Cemetery - Yankee Fork residents found few comforts and many hardships due to their remote location. Snow Slides, work-related accidents and disease combined with a lack of medical services created a difficult lifestyle. Evidence of this isolation is the tragic story of young Julian Riley Thompson. At three months Julian began to show stress at feeding time, which often led to convulsions. Relief came when his mother immersed him in warm water. As a result a kettle of hot water was always on hand. On one occasion the child’s mother rushed to the kettle only to find it empty. A visiting friend had used the water to rinse the dishes. Panicked, the mother ran into the nearby McGown Saloon. Finding the hot water she searched for, she returned to her child only to find it too late. Seven month old Julian was laid to rest on April 18, 1881. When travel to the main cemetery at Bonanza was difficult or impossible, people were buried here at the Custer Cemetery.
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