Elgin, Union County, Oregon
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Boy Accidentally Killed by Wheel of Logging Wagon
Roy Bay, son of Wm. Bay, who is engaged in hauling logs for Shockley’s mill, west of town, was instantly killed Monday evening by one wheel of the heavily-laden wagon driven by his father passing over his body.
Roy, who was thirteen years old, was assisting his father in his work of logging, was sitting on the load, manipulating the brake-rope when a sudden jolt threw him to the ground, the wheel passing over his left side killing him instantly.
It is supposed that the “rutting” of the brake jarred him from the wagon, and that in falling he struck against a stump, which prevented his escaping the wheels.
The boys sorrowing father and mother have the sympathy of the people of Elgin, where they are well known and respected.
The remains were interred at Summerville Tuesday.
It has been mistakenly asserted that the accident occurred on the exact spot where Simey Gent met his death. This is not correct, as the scenes of the two fatalities were widely separated. However, in the latter case, as with the former, the team was going down hill, and could not be checked at once.
The Elgin Recorder,
Thursday, 7 October 1909, Page 1.