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 George Hawley

George Hawley

Birth
Death 19 May 1898 (aged 34–35)
Albina, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Burial Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Plot Section 30 Lot 24 G 1N
Memorial ID 100114538 · View Source
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Morning Oregonian 05 20 1898 p 8

LINEMAN KILLED
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Fell From a Pole on East Side and Died in Three Hours
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George Hawley, a lineman employed by the Oregon Telephone Company, fell from a telephone pole on Williams avenue and Eugene streets, Albina, yesterday forenoon at 11:30, receiving injuries from which he died three hours later at St. Vincent's hospital. Repairs were being made on the line on Williams avenue, and Hawley went to the top of this pole, which reaches 50 feet above the street. He had been at work a short time, when, in some way not known, he lost his balance and, throwing up his arms, came whirling down, striking the hard plank of the street on his right side with terrific force. The injured man was carried into the home of J. James, and Dr. D. M. LaMoree was summoned and found that Hawley's right pelvic bone was broken, and he was fearfully bruised. His right wrist was also fractured. The injured man was removed to St Vincent's hospital, where he soon settled into a comatose condition, and died at about 3:30 in the afternoon. Hawley has been in the employ of the telephone company one month, and all that is known of him by the company is that he came from Tacoma a month ago. A dispatch was sent yesterday evening to Tacoma to a woman who is supposed to be his wife, and when an answer is received the inquest will be held. He was about 35 years of age, and seedmed to understand his business. Hust how he came to fall can only be conjectured.

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Gravesite Details GRAVE IS UNMARKED

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  • Created by: Linda Jenkins Werts
  • Added: 3 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100114538
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Hawley (1863–19 May 1898), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100114538, citing Lone Fir Pioneer Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Linda Jenkins Werts (contributor 47016781) .