Boy Kills Self On Baker Road
Theodore Colson Dies From Revolver Shot
Accident Occurs On Country Road South West of Baker
Looked In Muzzle Of Gun
Was Member of Party of Four on Truck When Bullet Ends Life
Theodore Colson, 20 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Colson, of Baker, was accidentally killed last Friday afternoon by a revolver with which he had been trying to shoot a rabbit. He was looking down the barrel of the gun when it exploded. The bullet entered just below the right eye and passed through the head killing him instantly.
The accident occurred on the highway about 11 miles southeast of Baker. Young Colson was trucking logs and at the time of the accident he was accompanied by his brother, Carl, Miss Mary Simonis and Arlie Dunn. The party had stopped to shoot at a rabbit when the accident occurred.
Other members of the party state they had warned Colson about looking down the barrel of the gun, but he only smiled in answer to their fears.
He is survived by his parents, three brothers and two sisters, all residents of Baker.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, October 29, 1927