H. WYATT IS
AT POLE CAMP
Crushed By Falling Tree
Monday at Tucker
Camp; Has Internal Injuries
Herman Wyatt, well known local resident and logger, was seriously
injured at Tucker's pole camp near Potlatch Monday afternoon shortly
after the dinner hour. He was brought to the Shelton General
hospital where examination showed that while no bones were broken
serious internal injuries were resultant of the accident.
According to a report of the accident Mr. Wyatt had shortly before
felled a pole and was preparing to peel the same when he glanced up
to see another pole start falling his way. The second pole had
evidently been dislodged from the ground by the wind or the side
swipe of a former tree falling and was jarred sufficiently to fall at
the unexpected time,
In attempting to got clear of this pole Mr. Wyatt ran into mother
pole and the falling one struck him across the shoulders and neck, pinning
him fast. He was freed from the poles and In an unconscious condition for
a considerable length of time.
The impact of the tree bruised the entire upper portion of his
body. Dr. Ingham was called from Olympia yesterday and with the
hospital doctors held an examination which showed that all hopes
an held for a speedy recovery.
Shelton, Mason County Journal, Mason Co, Washington 26 July 1928, p1, c last
TO H. WYATT
Local Man Succumbs At
Noon Today - Funeral
Will Be Held Thursday
Herman Wyatt, native son and well known logger, passed away at
the Shelton General hospital at noon today, just one week after
receiving the injuries that proved fatal at the Tucker pole camp near
Potlatch. Mr. Wyatt was injured when crushed between two poles at
the camp last Monday afternoon and although no bones were broken the
internal injuries received resulted in his death.
After making a game fight to pull through, with badly crushed
internal organs, Mr. Wyatt started sinking early this morning and the
family was called to his bedside.
The deceased was born in Illinois May 2, 1885 and was 43 years
of age at the time of his passing.
With his parents and sisters he came to Shelton when but a youth
and has since then been a resident here. For many years he was em-
ployed at the Lumbermen's Mercantile company and after that ran
a trucking business. This he sold out several years ago to go into
the logging work at which he met with the fatal injuries.
He is survived by his widow and two sons, Ralph and Stanley, his
mother, Mrs. S. C. Wyatt and five sisters, Mrs. Emil Paulson, Mrs.
George C. Getty, Mrs. Roy Ashley. Mrs. Max Schmidt and Miss Helen
Wyatt, all of Shelton.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the
Willey Funeral Chapel. Mr. Wyatt was a member of the Shelton
Source: Shelton, Mason County Journal, Mason Co, Washington
Date: 30 July 1928
Submitted by: Jim Kirk
Relationship = 2nd cousin twice removed