The Humboldt Times newspaper dated Saturday, 25 April 1903, confirms his death date as 23 April 1903. "The body of Jerome Owens, who was drowned in the bay Thursday afternoon [April 23, 1903] through the capsizing of the gasoline launch Eagle, has not been recovered, despite the persistent search made yesterday in the vicinity of the accident. . . ." This appears in the "Memories" section of Jerome's record on FamilySearch.org.