Lewiston Morning Tribune|
Wednesday, February 8, 1911
J. V. Owen Dead.
Suffered Fatal Injuries Monday by Fall From Roof.
J. V. Owen died yesterday morning at 5 o'clock at the St. Joseph hospital as a result of injuries received Monday at Spalding, where he was engaged in building a house for R. D. Simonton, bridge-keeper for the Northern Pacific. Mr. Owen was about 35 years of age and is survived by a brother, F. L. Owen, who was at his bedside at the time of his death, and a sister who resides in Spokane. The funeral will be conducted this afternoon at 3:15 o'clock from the Vassar chapel by the Rev. E. M. Flynn, of the Christian church.
The deceased was a member of the Northern Pacific bridge crew now working at Spalding and had been detailed to work on the house being constructed for Bridge Tender Simonton. In some manner he lost his footing and fell to the ground, receiving the force of the blow on the head. He was brought to the city for treatment, but the nature of the injuries were such that concussion of the brain resulted, causing his death.