Category: Water Death!

An Old Veteran’s Sad Death

Posted by – November 16, 2013

February 1, 1892

AN OLD VETERAN’S SAD DEATH.

Special Dispatch to The North American.
CARLISLE, Pa., Feb. 1.—Albert Williams, a Canadian, fell into Mountain Creek at Hunter’s Run last night while drunk. He was found almost dead from cold by a young man named Powley, who hurried off to get aid. When Powley returned with a Mr. McBride, they found Wiliams dead. Deceased was sixty years of age. He was a veteran of the Mexican as well as the late civil war and was a pensioner. For many years he was one of the Reading Coal and Iron Company’s ore miners.

 

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

Drowned In The Delaware

Posted by – November 16, 2013

February 1, 1892

 

DROWNED IN THE DELAWARE.

Special Dispatch to The North American.
BURLINGTON, N. J., Feb. 1—William and Henry Wilcox, aged thirteen and fourteen years respectively, sons of Henry Wilcox, an employee of the Knickerbocker Ice Company at Kinkora, made fatal choice of the ice-bridged Delaware as their path to school.
 They had not gotten out of sight of their home before Henry broke through and William, who bravely attempting the rescue of his brother, also fell in. The father of the boys saw their mishap and hurried to their aid, but just as he reached them the struggling boys sank for the last time. The bodies were recovered.

 

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook