Another of the old pioneers of Lewis County passed away Wednesday afternoon, August 3, when Henry C. Layton died suddenly, at his home in the Hanaford Valley. Mr. Layton became violently ill while picking blackberries near a slashing burning, from the heat, and died a few hours after being taken sick. He was 64 years of age and was born in Toledo, this county, May 26, 1857.
He is survived by his widow, Amanda Layton; two daughters, Mrs. Amanda Prince of Hanaford Valley and Mrs. Clara Hovies of Onalaska; one son, Roy Layton; his mother, Mrs. Sirilda Layton of Toledo; three sisters, Mrs. S. Spencer of Ethel, Mrs. Charles Evans of Alberta, Can., and Mrs. Harry Hurst of Chehalis; two brothers, E. S. Layton and E. P. Layton, both of Knab.
Deceased was a member of Eden Prairie Grange at Knab. Layton Prairie was named after deceased and interment will be in the cemetery on the prairie, in charge of the Sticklin Undertaking Company. Funeral services will be held at Sticklin’s Chapel Sunday at 10 a.m.
Chehalis Bee Nugget, August 5, 1921
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman