||1880 Census - David Henson Family
Daniel H Henson, Male, 72
John Cogborn, Grandson, 22
Bethany Cogborn, Granddaughter, 18
Columbus W Cogborn, Great-grandson, 1
Adaline Thomas, Daughter, 46
Joseph Mc Thomas, Grandson, 16
- Falling Load of Ties Kills C.W. Cogburn
Port Angeles Man Loses Life at Merrill and Ring Headquarters Camp at Pysht Sunday
Employee of Logging Company Walking Beneath Suspended Weight When Strap Parts
Columbus Webster Cogburn, 53, a resident of Port Angeles for 16 years and an employee of the Merrill and Ring Logging Company, lost his life at the Pysht headquarters camp of that company at 9:30 A.M. Sunday, when a load of railroad ties fell upon him.
Working with a traveling crane mounted on a rail car, Mr. Cogburn was placing sand on the slippery track to improve the traction. As he walked beneath the heavy bundle of tie, suspended from the crane, the sling carrying the weight broke and he was caught beneath the descending timbers.
The late Mr. Cogburn was born in Haywood County, North Carolina, on February 16, 1879. Married to Miss Flora Trull in 1901, he and his wife came West in 1906, settling near Sprague in eastern Washington. Two years later they removed to Sedro-Woolley, where they resided until 1916, when they came to Port Angeles.
Mr. Cogburn followed the logging business, operating a yarder for the Merrill and Ring Company intermittently in recent years. He first became connected with that firm in 1922. One summer he spent in truck logging operations near Port Angeles and another season, he was employed in a British Columbia camp.
Surviving relatives include the widow, Mrs. Flora Cogburn, six children, Austin, Ernest, Edna, Norman and William Cogburn and Mrs. Daisy Ward and two grandchildren all living in Port Angeles. Mr. Cogburn's father, four sisters and a brother are at Candler, North Carolina and a second brother makes his home in Denver.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed today but will be announced later by the Dewey Lyden Company, funeral directors, in charge.