While hunting near the head of Summit creek on a mountain four miles from the Snake river, L.A. Beddingfield and son Earl, found a human skull lying on the surface of the ground. No bones were to be found anywhere near the resting place of the symbol of death.
It is thought to be part of the remains of Cap Wilson, who formerly hunted and trapped in the vicinity of Summit Creek. Several good sized fractures were found in the bones of the head. He dropped from sight about seven years ago.
Wallowa County Reporter, Thursday, November 7, 1918