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1890 - CAPSIZED IN THE BAY. EIGHT OUT OF TEN BOATERS DROWNED AT FALL RIVER, MASS.



Fall River, Mass., May 26. - A small boat containing a party of pleasure seekers was capsized in the rough water in the bay yesterday and eight persons were drowned.

The names are:
SAMUEL WITTLES, aged 50.
MRS. WITTLES, aged 45.
HENRY WITTLES, aged 10.
SAMUEL WITTLES, JR., aged 12.
LEVINA BUCKLEY, aged 35.
FRED BUCKLEY, aged 3.
WILLIE BUCKLEY, aged 8.
WILLIE TURNER, aged 8.

The accident was caused by the inexperience of one of the men who were rowing the boat. Only one of the party could swim and he succeeded in saving one of his companions besides himself.
 

Evening Gazette

Sterling, Illinois



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