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Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon Obit

Bert Adams committed suicide sometime Thursday night in the county jail where Sheriff Rinehart had given him lodging for the evening. He walked down from the logging camp the night before and had been at the pool halls and other places during the day and evening. Sheriff Rinehart who had been asked to keep a watchful eye on Adams, told him he might just as well sleep in one of the beds in jail, he finally accepted the invitation. In the morning, it was found that he had cut his throat.

He left a brother at the logging camp the night before about ten o’clock saying that he could step out for a few minutes and instead of returning to the bunk house struck out for Enterprise and tramped the eighteen miles over the worst path that he could find.

He leaves a wife and three children at Tekio, Wash., and the body was shipped to that place Sunday.

He had been down in California lately and suffered a bad attack of the flu which is thought to have affected his mind.

Wallowa County Reporter, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday January 2, 1919
Contributed by Orvetta Harmon

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