I found a newspaper article in the Idaho Statesman dated Nov.4, 1905 mentioning James Hutchinson from Payette was serving on the Payette School Board.
Here is his death announcement:
Date: Feb. 5, 1907
Paper: Idaho Statesman
PAYETTE PIONEER DIES IN BAKER HOSPITAL
Payette, Feb. 4 - James Hutchinson, a pioneer of Payette, died today in the hospital at Baker City, where he was taken a few days ago to be operated on for intestinal obstruction. The remains will be brought here for interment.
Mr. Hutchinson was superintendent of the lower Payette ditch, and had a gang of men at work near Falk’s store when stricken. He was brought here and hurried to the hospital at Baker, where he was operated upon yesterday.
Deceased was a pioneer of this section, coming to the Payette valley in 1883. He was born in Scotland, but came to the United States when quite a young man. He was about 60 years of age and leaves a wife and six children, three boys and three girls.
Mr. Hutchinson was a member of the order of Odd Fellows and was one of the best known and highly respected citizens of this section. Four years ago he was elected county treasurer and served one term. No arrangements for the funeral have been