source for death was Crawford Cemetery clark Co. This has been a mystery to the family also. I know he had property in Portland and that he was a starter for the races. The gun was some sort of a blunderbuss (starter gun)and when he was found in the barn in Orchards the gun was in his hand and had been fired. Looked for police reports and newspaper obits, nothing. All of this was just about when Vanport went out. Pictures of rowboats over the stables. He was well like and well known in the area. Thank you for helping...this bothers me that the clue is right in front of me and I can't guite see it!