Perth Amboy, NJ Drownings, Jul 1912

FOUR GIRLS DROWNED IN PIT

Little Shoes and Stockings in a Row Marked the Spot.

Perth Amboy, N. J. -- Four pairs of little shoes and stockings, found at the edge of a water filled clay pit, told the story of the drowning of four small girls in South Amboy.

On Sunday afternoon ELLEN and MARTHA PANEON, in company with SUSAN PAZENSKI and FRANCES STANOWITZ, all in the neighborhood of ten years old, decided to go to the woods near Sayreville to pick berries.. At 10 o'clock on Sunday night the parents of the children became alarmed at their not coming home. Accordingly a search was commenced, and all night long and until next day it was unsuccessful.

FRANK MARSH and DAVID KRAMER, both of South Amboy, saw four pairs of shoes and stockings beside a large clay pit on the outskirts of the city. Being informed of the disappearance of the children, they dragged the pit and recovered the bodies.

About three hundred little girl friends attended the funeral.

Chateaugay Record New York 1912-07-05