|Death: ||Dec. 6, 1924|
Age at death-29. Loses Life in Vain Attempt to Retrieve Slain Fowl from Tennessee River.
His death by drowning occurred at Britts landing on the Tennessee River. The body was recovered twenty-four hours after the accident, following a search which was hampered by a downpour of rain thruout Sunday.
Details of the tragedy indicate that death occurred after Mr. CARNELL had stepped into an unexpected depth of water in Tennessee River in an effort to secure a wild duck he had killed while hunting with Emmett JOHNSON. Having killed two of the fowls and retrieved one, he is said to have waded into the river in an effort to secure the second when a shout from the victim warned his friend of the perilous situation. Although only a short distance away, Mr. JOHNSON arrived too late to render assistance.
Deceased was a veteran of the late World-War, having been a member of Battery C, 20th Field Artillery, Fifth division. He saw distinguished service in such historic battles as those of St-Mihiel, Argonne Forest and the Meuse, escaping without injury except the result of a slight injury of Poison-gas. Parents; Mr. and Mrs. H. H. CARNELL. Sisters and brothers; Mrs. Edgar STANFIELD, Mrs. W. F. TURNER, Mrs. Jewell COLLIER, and Ed Carnell, D. C. Carnell, and Dr. Harris CARNELL.
Henry H. Carnell (1849 - 1929)
Created by: Anonymous (inactive)
Record added: Jul 22, 2007
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