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John Curry Cales
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1852
Point Pleasant
Mason County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 1911
Lewis County
Washington, USA

September 23, 1911 - Saturday, Morning Olympian
BUCODA MAN TAKEN FOR BEAR, SHOT BY PARTNER
Hunting Trip is Deathly
J. C. Cales Shot and Killed According to Report
Report Brought to Bucoda - Hunting on Thompson Creek

Mistaken for a black bear by his own hunting partner, Robert Waddell of Centralia, John C. Cales of Bucoda, one of the best known and oldest residents of the county, was shot and instantly killed yesterday noon on Thompson Creek, a subsidiary stream of the Skookumchuck river, about ten miles south of Bucoda, just across the boundary line between Lewis and Thurston county, according to word received here yesterday.
This report was brought down to Bucoda yesterday afternoon by Fred Kohler, a farmer, who lives on a ranch adjoining the farm on which Cales is reported to have been shot and killed. Coroner Sticklin of Centralia, left for the place of the shooting immediately upon receipt of word that the tragedy occurred and, he made a cursory examination of the body in the woods after which the body was brought down to Centralia last evening over the country road leading from the creek in the wooded hills to the Lewis county city, and a more complete examination of the body will be made today when the inquest will probably he held.
Details of how the tragedy took place are very meager.
According to Kohler, Cales and Waddell were hunting for bear in the vicinity of Thompson Creek as it was said to be a good place for this kind of game. They were on the old French Henry place hunting when the two men evidently must have parted. The woods at this place is fairly thick according to Mr. Kohler and Mr. Cales is reported to have been sighted through the under brush by Waddell and the latter thinking the form resembled that of a black bear and not knowing that his partner was so close to him he fired the shot killing Cales instantly.
Waddell is reported to be almost heart broken over the sad occurrence as he was one of the best friends of the dead man and the mere thought the he was the one responsible for the death although it happened by mistake has almost completely broken him down.
Waddell is at present residing at Centralia, but is well known in Thurston county, having resided here off and on for several years.
J. C. Cales has been a resident of Bucoda for over twenty-one years and was very well known in this county. He was sixty years of age and is survived by a wife, Mrs. J. C. Cales, and five children, all of whom are grown, T. F. Cales, Seattle; Mrs. J. F. Johnson, Bucoda; Mrs. Ray Marvin, Bucoda; W. V. Cales, Bucoda; and Miss Cassie Cales of Bucoda. The family is bereaved over the tragedy ending in the sudden death of the husband and father.
Cales was one of the most enthusiastic and successful of huntsmen in the county and spent a great deal of his time in hunting. Only a little more than a week ago he, with another Bucoda resident, was arrested by Game Warden Fennell and fined on a charge of having killed a female deer contrary to the state game law. Later in the evening it was reported that he was not the man who was arrested, but this could not be verified as the two names coincide and both reside in Bucoda.
No arrangement has been made for the disposition of the body.
 
 
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 Parents:
  William Cales (____ - 1878)
  Mary M Potter Cales (1824 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Jane (Jennie) Boyd Cales (1850 - 1934)*
 
 Children:
  Bertha B. Cales Johnson (1879 - 1950)*
  Tony Foster Cales (1881 - 1938)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Curry Cales (1852 - 1911)
  James Franklin Cales (1859 - 1924)*
  Mary Elizabeth Giger (1862 - 1901)*
  Cora Belle Cales Brummett (1866 - 1953)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Grove Cemetery
Tenino
Thurston County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: G. Lester
Record added: May 29, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6455371
John Curry Cales
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John Curry Cales
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