Jesse Edward Haines
JESSE HAINES DROWNS IN RIVER AT LACLEDE MILL
Stepped from Unloading Dock to Avoid Rtolling Log – seized by cramps – funeral at Colburn.
Jesse Haines, a former resident of Sandpoint, was drowned in the Pend d’Oreille river at Laclede shortly before the noon hour Monday when he slipped from the unloading dock at the pond of the A. C. White Lumber company’s mill and plunged 10 feet into the water.
According to a statement made by Steve Hull, who was working with Haines on the dock, each man was at one end of the car of logs they were unloading when one of the logs turned and began rolling toward Haines. The latter stepped backward and fell into the river, but came to the surface and called to Hull, “hold the logs.”
Hull asked “can you make it all right?” and Haines replied, “fine and dandy!” Hull then devoted all his attention to keeping the logs on the car from rolling in on Haines and called across the pond to Charles Adair, who was working on the boom, to watch Haines. Adair called back that he couldn’t see Haines and a minute search of the mill pond failed to reveal him, developing the fact that after assuring Hull he was all right he had sunk from sight presumably seized with cramps.
An effort was made to raise the body by exploding dynamite in the river, but this failed and the body was recovered later that afternoon by the use of grappling hooks. Tuesday the remains were taken to the home of Haines’ parents at Colburn and the funeral took place there at 12:30 Wednesday noon, Rev. W. L. Livingston of Sandpoint officiating, and interment being made in the Lakeview Cemetery (Sandpoint).
Haines was 28 years old at the time of death and had served in the Canadian army during the world war. He came to Sandpoint in the spring of 1919 and entered the employ of the City garage as a mechanic and chauffeur, but about a year ago left here for Laclede to enter the employ of the White Lumber company with which firm he had remained. Besides his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Haines, of Colubnr, he is survived by a widow and three children, two girls and a boy, whose ages range from 4 to 6.
Pend d’Oreille Review Friday, August 6, 2910.
DROWNED AT LACLEDE
Fell in River While Unloading Logs and was Seized with Cramps.
Jesse Haines was drowned a week ago in the Pend d’Oreille river at Laclede while unloading logs. He was at one time a resident of Sandpoint. Deceased leaves a widow and three children, besides his father and mother, who reside at Laclede. Funeral sermon was delivered by the Rev. W. L. Livingston and interment was made at Lakeview Cemetery. Haines was 28 years old and had served in the Canadian army during the world war. He came to Sandpoint in the spring of 1917 and worked in the city garage as mechanic and chauffeur.
North Idaho News August 10, 1920