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Flowers left for Robert Druen
Robert Druen, his brother Roy and Frank and William Jenkinson ventured out onto the thin ice in the backwater near the Greenbush sewer yesterday morning about 11 o'clock and Robert Druen sank to his death when he ventured too near an open place. The boy was the 10 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Druen 1522 North Tenth Street. Roy Druen and young Jenkinson were but a few feet away from their companion when the accident happened. William Jenkinson jumped into the icy water in an attempt to save his companion's life, but his effects were of no available. The other two boys attempted to throw boards to the struggling boys, but were to frightened to venture near enough to the open water. Jenkinson was compelled to climb out of the water to save his life. Cooney Speckbardt heard the screams of the boys and rushed to their aid but was too late, the boy sinking from sight before he could reach the spot. Eddie Hower, Frank Cohee and Frank Long secured a boat and recovered the body near the spot where it sank. The remains were viewed by Coroner Earl Van Reed and were later taken to the Bradshaw parlors to be prepared for burial. Mrs. Druen mother of the drowned boy is lying in a critical condition at her home and the father had been out of work for some time. The funeral will be conducted from the home tomorrow morning, interment in Springdale cemetery.
- Thelma Brooks Morgan
 Added: Feb. 1, 2008

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