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Surnames: Korup, Henrichsen, Waters
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Thursday, July 27, 1911
MEETS DEATH WHILE CAMPING
Young Man Well Known in Payette Killed While in Hills With Party of Friends on Outing -
Remains Brought to Weiser and interred Where Parents Live
Chris Korup, well known in Payette having worked here for some time with his Uncle Chris
Henrichsen, met his death last Sunday morning in the hills near the head of Squaw Creek
where he had gone with a party of friends for a hunting and fishing outing.
At the time of the accident the young man was engaged with two or three other men in the
party in cutting down a huge dry tree that leaned threateningly toward the camp. Just
before the tree fell young Korup notified the crowd of the direction he thought it would
fall. As it started to fall they all scattered but in some manner a large section of the
upper part of the tree broke off and striking another tree rebounded and struck Korup on
the head. He lived from nine o'clock Friday evening when the accident happened until
12:30 Sunday morning when despite the efforts of all in camp and of Dr. I. R. Woodward,
who was with the party and stayed by him constantly for the twenty-seven hours, he passed
The remains were brought to Weiser where his father and mother live and on Tuesday were
interred in the Weiser cemetery the funeral services being held in Pythian Temple being
conducted by Rev. Springfellow. The services at the grave were in charge of the K. of P.
lodge of Weiser of which he was a member and a large delegation of the Payette K. of P.
lodge also attended in a body.
The accident is one of the saddest that has occurred in this section for some time. Chris
Korup was a young man, well known and admired by a large number of Payette residents as a
clean upright young man. He was born in Germany, April 24, 1888 and came to this country
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. ? Korup of Weiser who survive him. A brother, Karl Korup
lives in Payette and a sister Mrs. Lew Waters, lives in Weiser. They all have the sincere
sympathy of a host of friends who all deplore the sad affair.