Herman Wyatt

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


Local Man Succumbs At 
Noon Today - Funeral
Will Be Held Thursday
From Chapel

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 
Eagles lodge.

Source: Shelton, Mason County Journal, Mason Co, Washington
Date: 30 July 1928
Submitted by: Jim Kirk
Relationship = 2nd cousin twice removed

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