SUDDEN DEATH IN CHINATOWN
Huie On, a “Very Good Honest Man,” Turns Up His Toes.
There was a sudden death in Salem Celestial circles Sunday night, Huie On passing in his check some time between 7 and 10 o’clock.
He was aged about 49 years and had been in this country about 25 years. Ten months ago he came to Salem from Roseburg, where he had worked as a section hand on the railroad. He was suffering from the effects of an injury received some years ago when a falling woodpile hurt him internally and his death resulted from a hemorrhage.
He had been staying at the establishment of Hoey Wing Yen, on Court street, and the other Chinese had helped him. At 7 p.m. he went out, and at about 10:30 a search was instituted and he was found dead in an outhouse.
The Chinamen say he was “Very good honest man – boys all like him- all help him.”
Am inquest is not considered necessary, and the remains will probably be buried tomorrow.
The Daily Journal, 22 Oct 1900, pg 4
CHINESE FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON
The funeral services over Huie On who died suddenly Sunday evening were conducted at the Rigdon & Clough undertaking establishment according to approved Oriental rites. He was given a good send-off with joss-sticks and incense, a $10 gold piece was placed in his mouth with which to pay his ferriage across the Chinese equivalent of the River Styx, and he was taken out and planted in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.
The Daily Journal, 23 Oct 1900, pg 1