Thursday, September 8, 2016

Unknown Mitchell, d. February 23, 1890

Waynesville Democrat: A very sad accident occurred at this place Sunday afternoon, in the drowning of the two-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell with her two children and a young girl, all on one horse, started to cross the creek here at the upper ford, and when about half way across the horse stumbled and fell throwing them all into the water. By what seems almost a miracle, Mrs. Mitchell and the girl succeeded in reaching the shore with the babe, but the other child drifted down with the current about a hundred yards and sank. All Sunday afternoon, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the creek was dragged and drifts torn away in search of the body but up to the time of going to press it had not been found.

Rolla Herald

February 27, 1890

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