Wilbur Wardwell

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Friday, October 16, 1914

Killed In An Auto Accident

Wilbur Wardwell Met Instant Death at Spokane Yesterday.

Car Turned Turtle

Companion, Mr. Davison, a Salesman, Will Also Die - Victim Is Native of Lewiston.

Spokane, Oct. 15 - Wilbur Wardwell of Lewiston, Idaho, was instantly killed and Carrie T. Davison, a salesman, was fatally injured when a touring car turned turtle here this afternoon. The automobile, while descending a hill, started slipping and the brakes refused to work. At the bottom of the incline the car struck a pile of wood and turned over. Wardwell fell directly under the car and was crushed to death. Davison was badly cut on many parts of the body.

Wilbur Wardwell, whose death is announced in the above dispatch, is a native of Lewiston, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Wardwell, having been pioneers of this section of Idaho. The father died a number of years ago, and Wilbur for many years resided with his mother at the family home at C and Fifth streets. Mrs. Wardwell died a few years ago, and Wilbur inherited her estate, which embraced residence property on Normal Hill. For a period following her death he conducted a cigar store and confectionery stand in Lewiston and about a yea ago moved to Spokane, where he has since been residing. For a number of years he was employed on the river boats plying between Riparia and Lewiston and was also for a period similarly employed at Portland.

Upon receipt of the advices contained in the above dispatch, Robert Newell, clerk at the Hotel de France, uncle of Mr. Wardwell, got in communication by telephone with the Spokane county coroner, but gained no further information as to the circumstances of the death than that given above. Mr. Newell will leave this morning for Spokane and after arrival there will decide upon the funeral arrangements.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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