Published in The Goldendale Sentinel - September 17, 1964, pg 1
[Copied from original newspaper by Researcher Ellen Rowley]
Logger Killed by Falling Tree
"Harry Stewart, 45, Goldendale, was instantly killed when hit by portions of a tree he had just felled at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning while working for the
T.V. Wilkins Logging Co., approximately six miles southeast of the Satus highway near Springhill Station.
Stewart was killed in the same logging area in which Farmer Brown lost his life several weeks ago by a falling limb from a tree.
According to Prosecuting Attorney Alf M. Jacobsen, coroner, Stewart was working with Rupert Theabolt, who witnessed the fatality. Theabolt told the investigating officers that the dead snag
felled by Stewart hit a tree some 30 feet away, breaking in half with the top rebounding back and hitting Stewart alongside the head, breaking his neck.
Jerry Waybright of the Goldendale ambulance service, along with Chief Deputy Robert Cahill, assisted with the investigation.
Stewart is survived by his wife, Hattie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stewart of Roseburg, Ore.; five brothers, Bob of Goldendale, Joe of Winston, Ore., Grady of Arizona, Bill of Cave Junction, Ore.,
and John, who lives in Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Jim Christensen of Roseburg, Ore.; one stepdaughter, Ethel Hamllik; one step-granddaughter, Darlene Pritchett; two step-grandsons, Earl and Alfred Hamllik Jr.;
two step-great-grandchildren, Judy and Jeanette Pritchett, and various other relatives and friends.
At press time Wednesday no funeral arrangements had been made."