Native Son Typhoid Victim

Albany, Or., Aug. 6. — (Special.) — The body of Alfred Toner, who died at his home at Yaquina Wednesday, was brought to Albany last night and this morning taken to Zena, Polk County, via Salem, for burial.  His death was caused by typhoid fever, contracted, it is supposed, when he went with the O.A.C. cadet regiment to the Seattle Exposition.  He was 18 years old and a native of this state, having spent most of his life at Yaquina.  He was a son of William Toner, for many years express messenger on the Corvallis & Eastern railroad and one of the best-known railroad men in this part of the state.

Source:  The Oregonian, August 7, 1909.

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