IS KILLED BY
C. Wasmer Accidently
Shoots Self Saturday
Afternoon; Funeral Services
Will be Held Tuesday
Final rites for William C. Wasmer, 60, will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Elks temple. The Rev. F. E.
Springer will officiate. Interment will be in the Canyon Hill
Mr. Wasmer was instantly killed Saturday afternoon
about 2 o'clock, when the shotgun he was carrying accidentally
The tragedy occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Mavity, one
and one-half miles southeast of Nampa, where Mr. and Mrs. Wasmer and
their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wasmer, had gone
for dinner. Mrs. Lloyd Wasmer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Mavity. The men strolled about the farm for a short time
following the dinner. Becoming chilly, Mavity and Lloyd Wasmer
returned to the house before the elder Wasmer. The senior
Wasmer saw several pheasants light in the yard and returned to the
house to ask for a gun to try his luck.
Shooting is Accidental
He was told where he could find a shotgun and
several shells and, taking them, left the house. A shot was
heard shortly afterwards by one of the women, but it was supposed
that he was shooting at a pheasant. When he did not return
after a reasonable length of time, Mr. Mavity went out to look for
him. The body was found lying in the barn yard about 200 feet
from the house. The charge from the gun had entered the back
of his head and gone through the brain.
Although there was no eye witness, Coroner C. V.
Peckham, who was called to the scene, stated that he believed the
shooting was purely accidental. No inquest was held.
Lived Here 25 Years
Mr. Wasmer could easily have stumbled
over a pile of straw and rubbish near the body and the gun
discharged as he fell, those who examined the body and its position,
William C. Wasmer was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, May
14 1873. He had been a resident of Caldwell since 1905, with
the exception of three years spent in Marshfield, Ore. He was
associated with his father, William Von Wasmer, in the Caldwell
Forwarding company for several years after coming to Caldwell.
Later he went into the implement business for himself.
He was a charter member of the Caldwell Elks lodge,
took an active part in the civic improvement program of Caldwell,
and owned extensive property interests here. He was an
enthusiastic Idaho booster.
The body is at the Peckham funeral chapel.