Island City, Union County, Oregon
A very deplorable accident occurred at Island City Monday morning resulting in the death of Eugene, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Staples. At eight o’clock the child was kicked in the breast by a horse and the injury proved fatal, the child dying three hours thereafter. This was the only child of the family and the deep grief that is thus so suddenly inflicted upon the parents will deeply touch the hearts of their friends and neighbors.
The funeral interment will take place at Baker City Wednesday. – La Grande Chronicle
Cove Ledger Thursday September 14, 1899