Thomas A. Mayes, 32, an almost life-time resident of the Haines vicinity, died at St. Elizabeth hospital at 2:45 Monday of this week.
Death is attributed to spinal meningitis and his death followed an illness of but a few days duration.
Mr. Mayes was the step-son of W.H. Mayes of the Rock Creek – Muddy Creek district and with the exception of a few years spent in Southern California and at Oak grove, Oregon had been a resident of the Haines community all his life.
A son, Thomas Jr., is seriously ill with an attack of the same disease.
Mr. Mayes was a veteran of the world war and member of local lodges and civic bodies. For the past several years he had been engaged in the handling and shipping of butterfat and operated a meat market in Haines.
The widow and two small children, Elenor, and Thomas Junior, and one brother, Arthur, of Omaha, Nebraska, survive.
Funeral services were held at Haines Thursday afternoon, conducted by Miss Josie Blokland pastor of the Haines M.E. Church and was largely attended. Beautiful floral tributes conveyed the sympathy of many friends. Burial was in the Haines cemetery.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, February 11, 1928