All Wallowa was shocked last Thursday when word went out that little Kenneth McClaren had been shot.
He and Tom Baker were playing in the Baker home and found a 22-rifle and Tom was showing Kenneth how the gun worked and some way the gun was discharged and shot Kenneth in the chest the bullet severing both arteries leading from the heart and death resulted almost instantly. Dr. Gregory hasted to the scene but death had preceded him.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the home conducted by Rev. Powell of the Episcopal Church. The hearts of the people of the community beat in sympathy with the parents of both the boys in this time of sorrow and bereavement.
Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday October 17, 1918