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Jay Barnhart
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Birth: Aug. 13, 1888
Death: May 12, 1908
Lincoln County
Washington, USA

s/o Sylvester Walker Barnhart / Maria Jones

Word was received early Wednesday morning of the accidental drowning of Jay Barnhart, the young son of Mr. & Mrs. George Barnhart who live on the Spokane River near the Detillion Bridge. The accident occurred Tuesday about noon, while Jay and his brother were fishing just above the bridge. They were climbing over the large rocks on the banks and upon stepping on a very slippery one Jay fell in and immediately sank out of sight only to rise again in a few minutes many feet out in the river, beyond the reach of his brother. The alarm was immediately given and the sawmill located near the scene of the accident was shut down and the entire crew turned out and united in the effort to recover the body. Mr. Barnhart, who was several miles up the canyon, at the home of a neighbor was sent for and upon his arrival took charge of the searching party, which had been much enlarged from all the surrounding country. Coroner Dean arrived during the afternoon, and the body was recovered about six o’clock the same afternoon. An inquest was unnecessary and the body was immediately taken to the home of friends and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon. Jay Barnhart was born in Davenport Aug 13, 1889, and departed this life May 12, 1908, aged 18 years 8 months and 29 days. The funeral was held at his home near Rays sawmill and attended by a large number of friends. Thirty-five teams followed the remains to the France (Frans) Cemetery where the body was laid to rest. The parents kindly thank the many friends who assisted in the hour of need. The funeral service was conducted by M A Sheldon.” (LCT-May 15, 1908)

ref: WA Death d Spokane River, Lincoln Co., WA 18y4m2 s/o S. W. Barnhart / Maria Jones 
 
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  Sylvester Walker Barnhart (1854 - 1911)
 
Burial:
Frans Cemetery
Fort Spokane
Lincoln County
Washington, USA
 
Maintained by: BluMoKitty
Originally Created by: Scotty
Record added: Nov 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44199944
 


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 Added: Mar. 15, 2012
 
 
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