Published as it appeared on May 14, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 1, Column 5.
GEORGE G. PRITCHETT OF PHILO-
MATH, YOUNG MARRIED
MAN, THE VICTIM
FUNERAL SERVICE AT BOVEE
PARLORS TOMORROW, BUR-
IAL AT NEWTON CEMETERY
SECOND LOGGING CAMP ACCI-
DENT THIS WEEK, LOU WHIT-
TINGTON OTHER VICTIM
A falling tree, snapped off during the process of logging at the Spaulding Logging camp on Woods Creek, struck George G. Pritchett, a young married man of Philomath, yesterday morning about 10:30, and injured him so severely that he died very shortly after. Pritchett was far out of what is considered the usual danger line, perhaps fully a hundred feet from where the donkey engine was pulling, but a log being dragged over others snapped off a goodsized sapling which flew back and caught the unsuspecting man, striking him in the back. He was internally injured, and so badly ruptured that he lived but a little while.
The remains were brought to Corvallis and the funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Bovee undertaking parlors and interment will be in the Newton cemetery, Rev. Cronenberger, of the Christian church, officiating.
Mr. Pritchett leaves a widow and three children, and a sister is Mrs. Lester Smith.
Published as it appeared on May 15, 1919, in the Corvallis Gazette-Times, Page 5, Column 3.
Relatives Here For Funeral—Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Pritchett, of Portland, arrived in Corvallis yesterday morning, called here by the death of their son, the late George C. Pritchett, of Philomath, who was accidentally killed Tuesday morning at the Mary’s River Logging Camp. R.E. Pritchett, of Gaston, a brother of the deceased, arrived last evening, and Mrs. M.L. Arthur, of Portland, C.C. Pritchett of Prineville, eastern Oregon, sister and brother, arrived here today. The funeral was held from Bovee’s chapel this afternoon.
Editor’s note: Mr. Pritchett’s legal name was Grover Griffith Pritchett. According to his World War I draft registration card filed two years before his death, he was born Dec. 4, 1887 near Helena, Montana, and was married with three children — ages 1, 2 and 4. Mr. Pritchett’s death certificate also showed his name as Grover Griffith Pritchett and stated that he was killed by a falling tree at Marys River Logging Camp, dying within 30 minutes after the accident. His parents were listed as J.C. and Harriett Pritchett. It’s possible that he preferred to be called George in life or that the newspaper had his name incorrect in its reporting.