DROWNED AT MIDNIGHT.
Sherman Evans, of Salem, Drowned by Falling from the Kellogg Dock, at Portland.
Sherman Evans, while attempting to board the steamer Joseph Kellogg, which was lying at its dock a short distance below the Jefferson street ferry, in Portland, Friday, at midnight, fell into the Willamette, and was drowned. Of the circumstances connected with the accident, but little is known.
Young Evans was a deckhand on the Joseph Kellogg, a steamboat which plies between Portland and points on the Cowlitz river, in Washington territory. He left the boat on Friday night, in his usual health an spirits, and when he returned he lost his bearings in the dark, made a misstep, fell into the river, and found a watery grave in the cold Willamette.
Capt. Kellogg began the search for the body yesterday morning, but it was not recovered until two o’clock in the afternoon. The body was turned over to Coroner De Lin, and the coroner’s jury returned a verdict in accordance with the above facts.
The parents of the young man in this city, W. A. Evans, the deliveryman, and Mrs. M. J. Fischer, were notified of the circumstance, and their wishes in regard to the disposal of the remains consulted. They will be brought up from Portland tomorrow morning on the 10:35 train and buried in the Odd Fellows’ cemetery.
Young Evans was 22 years of age, and was quite well known in this city. About four months ago he left here and, after working in several places, secured a position as deck hand on the Joseph Kellogg. His sad and unexpected death has been a severe blow to his parents and to his brother, Ross Evans. He will be buried immediately after the arrival of tomorrow morning’s train. Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral.
Oregon Statesman 10 Apr 1887 3:4