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Lake Geneva, WI drownings, Sept 1887

Three Men, of Harvard, Ill., Run Down and Drowned in Lake Geneva.


LAKE GENEVA, Wis., Sept. 19. - Special Telegram. - Sunday afternoon about dark Nelson Burdick, Anthony Yorkshire, and Winfield McCafferty, took a boat and went out on the lake near Kayes Park. In a little while some parties on shore saw an empty boat and a couple of hats out on the lake, which they soon learned belonged to the young men. Search was made, but the bodies could not be ound until this morning. When discovered they were found in twelve feet of water, and only a few feet apart. It is believed they were run into by a steamer plying on the lake. The darkness prevented those on board the larger boat from seeing the results of the accident. The young men are believed to be from Harvard, Ill.

The Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 20 Sept 1887

article | by Dr. Radut