Truck Kills Sims, Former Powderite
Leonard Sims, 60, who farmed the place now occupied by Ben Biais on Clover Creek, some years ago, died Wednesday from a broken neck suffered when a truck he was operating went over a bank near Elkton on the Reedsport highway last Sunday morning. Sims was taken to the Pacific Christian hospital in Eugene after the accident, and clung to life for two days.
Sims left here about ten years ago, when Ben Biais took possession of the Clover Creek ranch. He had farmed the place for two years, according to William Hudelson, North Powder pioneer merchant. He was married when he was here, and is believed to have been a native of Grant county.
North Powder News – Oregon Trail Weekly
Friday April 17, 1931
Transcribed by Charlotte Carper