Was Sick With Pneumonia at Sumpter. To Be Buried in Salem.
Word was received here Thrusday night (19 Apr 1900) of the sudden death at Sumpter of Joseph S. Aiken. He died of pneumonia, after an illness of only twelve hours, and his death was a great shock to his wife, who has been stopping with her sister, Mrs. Homer H. Hallock in this city, and was not aware of his illness. The deceased was a man of genial, kindly disposition and had many friends.
His brother, John C. Aiken, a capitalist of Roseburg, Oregon, was with him at his death and will take his remains to Salem, where he will be buried by the side of his parents, who were old and highly respected pioneers of Southern Oregon. Mrs. Aiken will accompany the body from here on No.1 tomorrow and will take with her the sympathy of a large number of friends to whom she has endeared herself during her stay in Pendleton. - East Oregonian.