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Thursday, July 11, 1912
RANCHMAN IS INSTANTLY KILLED
Falls From Load of Hay and Breaks Neck – Leaves Wife and Eight Children
A distressing accident occurred near the bridge across the Prestel spillway on Tuesday
evening about six o’clock when a load of hay being driven by J. W. Page, a ranchman living
in Washoe, tilted and started to overturn with him. Page jumped from the load lighting on
his head and shoulders in the hard road his neck was instantly broken. Page was a man
about forty years old and leaves a wife and eight children the family coming here about
two years ago. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in
The affair is one of the saddest that has occurred in Payette for some time and the
fatherless children and bereaved wife have the sympathy of the entire community.
(Thursday, July 18, 1912)
William Page was born in Indiana near Lebanon on October 2, 1866 and was 45 years, 9
months and 7 days at the time of his death.
He was married to Elizabeth Crawford March 24, 1896 and to them were born nine children of
whom eight boys survive. He leaves, besides a wife and children, a mother, one brother
and five sisters and many friends to mourn his loss.
He united with the Christian church when he was fifteen years old. The funeral services
were conducted at the Methodist Episcopal Church by the pastor Rev. A. L. Howarth. The
body was taken to Elgin, Oregon for burial.