Reports indicated that 28 died at or near the Storm Creek fire camp.  However,  only 27 graves have been found.  Harley Siphers may be the twenty-eighth.  Or he may be one of the unknowns at the Woodlawn Cemetery.

    Coeur d'Alene National Forest Supervisor William G. Weigle in a report on June 24,  1911,  to the regional forester at Missoula,  had these notations about Harley Siphers,  who was on the Setser Creek Fire:

         16. H. Siphers.

        Home in Mercur, Utah. Harley Leroy Siphers, 20 years of age, hair nearly black, slightly pock marked, height about 5 ft. 8 in. Wore #8 or 9 shoe. Buried on Setser Creek, body No. 5. J. W. Siphers, Wallace, Idaho, called at office and found photograph with effects, which he identified. Effects; 2 dimes, 1 nickel, 1 Ingersol watch, 1 photograph button. Turned over to brother.
    Shipped from Missoula, Aug. 19 at 9;20 p.m. for Avery, Idaho. Brother claims to be only living relative.
        Time.
        Aug. 20 - 10 hours
                21 - 12
                        22 hours, $5.50 amount due.

                Voucher and affidavit in favor of J. W. Siphers, brother sent to Missoula for payment, Vo. No. 1428.

 

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