Grave marker for C.G. Felger
The grave marker of Columbus G. Felger, who was killed in 1907 after falling in an accident in Portland. The elements have impacted its readability, but you can see “Tom” on top of the stone, which is the name that he went by in life. On the front, it reads C.G. Felger, born Nov. 26, 1856, died Feb. 2, 1907. It is situated next to a larger Felger family stone. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Feb. 5, 1907, in the Corvallis Times, Page 3, Column 5.

The remains of Thomas Felger, who was fatally injured in a fall in Portland Thursday evening, were brought to Philomath yesterday, and the funeral occurred at 10 o’clock this morning. The burial was in Newton cemetery. The deceased went to Portland last week to buy an engine. Thursday evening, though warned not to do so, he opened a trap door in the pavement near the Mathison hotel on Madison street, and fell through into the basement. He struck heavily against the cement floor ten feet below and sustained injuries that resulted in his death at St. Vincent hospital the following day. A.J. Williams, father-in-law of the deceased, and Frank Williams, returned via the Westside yesterday with the body. The deceased was about 48 years of age. For years he has conducted a tannery near Philomath. He is survived by the wife, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Williams.