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William Henry Grimes
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1846
Clay County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 15, 1855
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA

William died from accidental drowning in the Erie and Wabash Canal.

Neighbor boys had offered to teach William and his younger brother, John, how to swim. But when they went home to ask permission, there were callers in the parlor. Since children didn't presume to interupt in those days, the boys went to swim without permission. William's accidental drowing at the age of 8 1/2 was a tragic result.

This was the turning point for Jonathan and Eliza. Fearful about bringing up their other children near the Canal and reservoir on their property, they left Indiana and moved to Minnesota that same year, 1855.

-from Descendants of Jonathan Taylor Grimes, The Grimes Family, Vol. II by Alden R Grimes Update 1992. 
Family links: 
  Jonathan Taylor Grimes (1818 - 1903)
  Eliza Angeline Gordon Grimes (1826 - 1902)
  William Henry Grimes (1846 - 1855)
  John Gordon Grimes (1848 - 1912)*
  Edward Everett Grimes (1853 - 1919)*
  Charles Melvin Grimes (1857 - 1930)*
  George Sutherland Grimes (1859 - 1942)*
  Ella Alma Grimes Eustis (1867 - 1963)**
*Calculated relationship
Woodlawn Cemetery
Terre Haute
Vigo County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Joan R (Prien) Gedeon
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68303300
William Henry Grimes
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