Camden, NJ Coopers Creek Drowning, Jul 1898

Little Boy Drowned in Camden

Lipton Murdock, a 9-year-old boy of 1013 Carpenter street, Camden, was drowned in Cooper's Creek, near the Pennsylvania Railroad bridge, yesterday afternoon. The little fellow could not swim, but was paddling about with several other small boys on the edge of the creek when he suddenly sank into a hole. He cried for help, but his companions could do nothing to save him. The body was not recovered.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 8 Jul 1898