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Haines Boy Drowns In Old Cesspool
Neighbors and friends of the Lee Newton family of Haines were shocked Wednesday afternoon when news of the death of their five-year old son was learned. The lad was found shortly after he was missed, in an old cesspool in front of the Tom Smith residence. He had been with his father, an employee of the Haines Lumber Company, but a few minutes before and was evidently on his return to the home when he crossed a cesspool connected with the plumbing in the Smith residence. The covering broke through and little Donald came to his death in the slimy water below. It is thought the body was recovered in about thirty minutes from the time it entered the pool. Little Donald is said to have been head about the Smith home shortly after noon on the day of his death. It was presumed he was looking for his father at the time. A little later a search for the little one revealed the body.
Little Donald is survived by his parents and four brothers and sisters. The body was taken to the West funeral parlors in Baker and prepared for burial.
Oregon Trail Weekly
North Powder News
Saturday, March 24, 1928