Harris, J. C. – Obituary

Frozen to Death

Coroner Steincamp was summoned to Sumerville last evening to hold an inquest upon the remains of J.C. Harris who was found dead in his cabin six miles northwest of that place in the timber. He had been in town the evening before and went home drunk. Upon reaching his cabin, he flung himself upon the floor and asked his partner, a Mr. Smith, to care for his horse, which he did, and supposing he would sleep off his drunken stupor, paid no more attention to him. In the morning he found him dead. Harris was a wood-chopper, sixty years old and addicted to occasional sprees. $12. 80 in money was found upon his person. The Coroner’s jury found a verdict in accordance with the above facts. – Chronicle.

Cove Ledger Thursday January 12, 1899



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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