Idaho County Free Press
Thursday, September 10, 1908
KILLED IN AN ACCIDENT - Captain John Hanson, Prominent Idaho County Pioneer, Loses His Life in a Runaway Monday Morning.
SKULL FRACTURED AND HEAD MANGLED - Funeral Services Will be Held To Day and Will be in Charge of the Masonic Lodge
Captain John Hanson, an Idaho county pioneer of eighty-six years of age, met with a serious accident on his way to the Reibold mill on the Harpster grade Monday morning which resulted in his death Tuesday evening. It seems a team which he was driving became excited and run off the grade. The old gentleman was found unconscious later on and his head was cut and mangled. All that was possible was done for his relief, but he was unable to withstand the shock and passed away in twenty four hours, never gaining his senses and therefore the details of the accident will never be known.
His funeral occurs today from his resident in Fairview and will be in charge of the Masonic order of which he was a member. He was a fine old gentleman and took part in our late civil strife, having been a captain on a gun boat. Idaho countY has lost an excellent citizen and today mourns with the family.