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Jay Barnhart

Death 12 May 1908 (aged 19)
Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Burial Fort Spokane, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 44199944 · View Source
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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. ref: LCT 15 May 1908; WA Death d Spokane River, Lincoln Co., WA 18y4m2 s/o S. W. Barnhart / Maria Jones

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 44199944
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jay Barnhart (13 Aug 1888–12 May 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44199944, citing Frans Cemetery, Fort Spokane, Lincoln County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .