Newton, NJ Drowning, Aug 1907
NEWTON, N. J., Aug. 8.---- JAMES JOHNSON, 21 of Jersey City; HARRIET SLINKARD, 16, and HELEN BLOOMER, 18, both of Brooklyn, were drowned while bathing in the lake here. With a girl on either arm Johnson was clinging to a raft moored near the shore in what was supposed to be water reaching to their waists. Suddenly one of the girls screamed and the three bathers sand together. The bodies were recovered.
The Marion Daily Star, Marion, OH 8 Aug 1907