Jim Corlett

Lincoln County Record, Pioche, Nevada, Friday, January 9, 1903

Accidental Death of Jim Corlett

Jim Corlett, an old freighter, left Calientes with a load of freight for Delamar on Tuesday, December 30, in company with Ernest Want who also had a load of freight. On Wednesday, December 31st, as they were going up a slight sloping hill, Corlett being about 300 yards in advance of Want and his team, in some manner Corlett fell off his wagon and struck on his head, cutting a deep gash over his left eye, he fell so that he went under the wheels, and five wheels both front and two trail wagons passed over him across his shoulder and breast, breaking his neck, one arm, and crushing his chest in. Death no doubt was instantaneous, as when Want reached him there was no sign of life. His remains were taken to Calientes, and his son who was working at Delamar was notified, and came over to Calientes and took the remains to his home in Cedar City.

Jim Corlett was one of the best known freighters in this section. Having teamed here since 1871 and was liked by all. He was a married man and leaves a wife and four children, three daughters and a son to mourn his loss. He was 64 years of age.

submitted by Kathie Marynik