Independence, OR Killed by Falling Tree, Jun 1908

MORTALLY HURT BY TREE

Jefferson Krebs Victims of Accident Near Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Or., June 7.----(Special.)---Jefferson Krebs, son of Leonard Krebs, the large hop-grower of Independence and Salem, was mortally hurt by a tree falling, on him Saturday. Young Krebs was cutting timber on the Jim Hanna place, three miles south of town, when a tree fell unexpectedly, hitting him across the back. It bounded off and struck another tree and fell back on his unconscious body, breaking both hips and paralyzing the spine. It was impossible to get him out for over an hour.

Mr. Krebs was a young man 19 years old, and very well liked. The last reports from the Salem hospital give very little hope for his recovery.

Morning Oregonian, Portland, OR 8 Jun 1908