HUMPHRIES, Luke

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HUMPHRIES, Luke ( - ) was a Vail & Vickers employee who had worked on the Empire Ranch in Arizona before going to Santa Rosa Island to work. He had an accident in Wire Field on Santa Rosa Island in the 1930s when the colt he was riding tripped and fell on him. Just prior to the accident he had been recreationally running down a fox along the fenceline. “Smitty” Smith put him on the Onward, sending him to the hospital in Santa Barbara, but he died on the boat on the way in to town. “He was a little guy, about 5’4,” according to E. K. Smith. “In his 70s.”