|Birth: ||Jun. 5, 1897|
|Death: ||Aug. 10, 1952|
Grays Harbor County
Leigh died in a fishing accident off the Washington coast with his brother-in-law Roy Veltrie (memorial 36984730), and Ithel Lee Wilson (memorial 47531429).
WESTPORT, Wash. Aug. 11 (1952) (AP)
A Seattle produce executive drowned and three other fishermen were feared lost in turbulent waters off the entrance to Grays Harbor Sunday.
Sam Picardo, partner in the United Fruit and Produce company, was swept to his death when high seas overturned his small fishing craft. A companion, H.R. Gilanders, was pulled to safety by sea scouts fishing nearby.
The coast guard searched throughout the day for three other fishermen, unreported since early Sunday when they left here in a small open fishing boat.
The men were identified as Leigh Duffield, 55, and I.L. Wilson, 47, both of Shelton, and Roy Veltrie of Orient, Ferry county.
A heavy fog and extremely rough seas hampered the search efforts today.
Coastguardmen at the lifeboat station said the men "undoubtedly" had been lost.
Two other fishermen narrowly escaped death in the chill, choppy waters. The pair, Coleman Wynn and H. Ward, both from the Grays Harbor area, were rescued after clinging to their overturned boat 40 minutes.
The harbor entrance, a favorite spot for salmon fishermen, is subject to treacherous crosscurrents and sudden sea-whipped winds.
Vera Bethane Kidwell Duffield (1897 - 1989)
Shelton Memorial Park
Plot: Mount Moriah, 56 1 H
Created by: Rex
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45853787
Born at Big Sandy, Chouteau Co., MT; died at Westport, Grays Harbor Co., WA.|
Added: Jul. 28, 2010