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Thursday, January 22, 1914
Payette Citizen Killed
Word was received in Payette Monday that L. D. Scanlon had been killed at Olds ferry by
being struck by a train on the O.S.L. Mrs. Scanlon went to Olds ferry Monday evening and
identified the remains as those of her husband. Mr. Scanlon had just been released from
the county jail where he was serving a sentence for assaulting his wife and threatening
her life and had been warned not to come back to Payette. He was a hard drinking man and a
bottle of liquor was found on his person. Just what train hit him will probably not be
known as he passed through Payette Saturday evening enroute to Huntington. His ticket read
only to Weiser and the conductor noticing him on the train at Olds Ferry put him off. The
remains were interred in Weiser.