STRICKENW HILE HOME IS BURNING
W. H. Best died last evening at 7:30 o'clock from heart failure.
Mr. Best had been ill for several months and his death was brought on by the excitement caused when his home at Hayden Lake caught fire yesterday afternoon. The building was a modern seven room home and was totally destroyed and with the exception of one or two small articles, nothing was saved.
Mr. and Mrs. Best were spending the evening at the home of J. W. Arnold and were attracted by the blaze of the burning home. Mr. Best attempted to run to his home but sank in the yard of Mr. Arnold and was caried into the house, where he expired shortly afterward.
The funeral services will be held from the Cassedy parlors tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. McCabe of the Episcopal Church will officiate and interment will be in Forest Cemetery.
Besides his wife, he leaves one son, Archie, who resides at E528 Sinto Avenue, Spokane, four brothers, Ed and Charles of this city, Frank, of White Sulpher Springs, Montana; Alexander, of Deer Park, Wash., and three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Caryl, of Yakima, Mrs. Ella Herrington, of Powderhorn Bay, and Mrs. Laura Latin of Mount Vernon, Wash.
The deceased has resided in this locatlity for the past 25 years, coming here from Wisconsin. For a number of years he engaged in trapping and hunting and later operated a launch on Hayden Lake and last year assisted in the care of the Hayden Lake golf links.
Coeur d' Alene Evening Press Saturday February 24, 1923