Ellis Carr

Ellis Carr

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Death 26 Dec 1907 (aged 33)
Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Burial Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 81685339 · View Source
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A SAD DROWNING
Ellis Car Meets Sudden Death Thursday.
LOG JAM CAUSE OF ACCIDENT.
Sixteen Year Old Boy Nearly Loses Life in Attempted Rescue.

Ellis Carr, an employee at the Sullivan Logging camp on Independence creek met death by drowning Thursday noon. The body was brought to this city for burial Friday.

Mr. Carr and some companions were working about four miles above the camp running logs into the Chehalis river to be taken to Aberdeen. At this point, the logs jammed and Mr. Carr, thinking they were packed solid enough to bear his weight, started to cross the creek on the jam. He had hardly reached the middle of the jam when it broke and Mr. Carr was thrown into the water, and in falling he evidently hit his head on a log which stunned him, as he evidently made no effort to save himself. Young Sturdevant, a sixteen year old boy, was the only one of his companions that tried to rescue him and jumped into the creek twice, and once succeeded in getting Mr. Carr to his feet, but a log hit both and to save himself Sturdevant had to let go of Mr. Carr.

It is reported by those familiar with the place where the drowning occurred that the water was not more than waist deep, and had it not been for the jam of logs no trouble would have been had in rescuing Mr. Carr. The drowning happened in almost exactly the same place that Elmer Sawtell was drowned a little over a year ago.

He leaves a wife, whose parents reside in this city, and several brothers and sisters in the east. He was about 33 years of age and had been a resident of this vicinity for the past five years.

The funeral will be held from the Free Methodist church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Loomis officiating. The remains will be interred in the Washington Lawn Cemetery.

Centralia Chronicle; Centralia, Washington.
December 28, 1907; Page One.
dm wms (#47395868)
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  • Added: 7 Dec 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 81685339
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellis Carr (13 Apr 1874–26 Dec 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 81685339, citing Washington Lawn Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by dm wms (contributor 47395868) .