|Birth: ||Dec., 1885|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 1908|
SEVEN PERISH. Kansas Workmen Swept to Doom as They Start for Home.
Leavenworth, Kan., Jan 6. – As the result of overturning of a skiff, containing nine men, near Kickapoo, seven men were drowned; the other two, William Sharp and Frank Logan, were rescued by Ernest Schweitzer at the risk of his life.
Frank Hill, 54; leaves wife and six children.
Ralph Hill, 12, water boy.
Charles Parker [Baker] 42; leaves wife and four children.
John Baker, 22.
Elmer Hundley, age unknown.
Grover Hundley, age unknown.
All but the Hundleys and the Swede were residents of Kickapoo.
The men were employed by the Kansas Natural Gas company in constructing a pipe line under the river, had been working on the Missouri side of the river and the accident happened when the men were rowing to the Kansas side preparatory to returning to their homes. They had proceeded about a third of the way across, but the current and wind being swift the men decided to turn back. In endeavoring to turn the boat a wave broke over it causing it to capsize, throwing the occupants into the water.
The Evening News of Ada, OK January 7, 1908.
Francis M. Baker (1852 - 1889)
Julia A. Spreitzer Baker (1857 - 1904)
Joseph Baker (1883 - 1885)*
John N. Baker (1885 - 1908)
Kickapoo Memorial Cemetery
Created by: Steve Jones
Record added: Apr 16, 2007
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