Lewiston Morning Tribune|
December 21, 1905
Officer S. A. Masters Dead
Death Occurred Yesterday Morning, the Result of Gall Stone.
Officer S. A. Masters, of the city police force, died yesterday morning at the St. Joseph hospital, the result of gall stone. He was taken to the hospital several days ago, but his weak condition denied the opportunity of a surgical operation. It was hoped that he would later recover sufficient strength for the operation but he continued to fail. In the last hope of saving his life, the operation was performed but he gradually sank until the end came. The deceased had been ill for about two years and last summer was confined to the hospital with typhoid fever. Since that time, although he was able to work on the police force, he was not strong and periodically suffered great pain.
The deceased was a brother of Chief of Police Masters of this city and his parents reside in Sumner, Oregon. He also has three brothers and a sister there. The deceased was 35 years of age and has resided in Lewiston and vicinity for eleven years. For a long period he was employed as electrician and engineer with the light company during the management of the latter company by W. A. Smith. Mr. Masters has been a member of the police force for fifteen months. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge of this city and that order will conduct the funeral, which will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the Vassar undertaking parlors.