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Merrill W Conn
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Birth: 1912
Death: Jun. 30, 1919

Oregonian 7/1/1919 - Portland Oregon


Merrill Conn Falls from raft and loses life.

Merrill Conn, 7, son of Mr and Mrs J.W. Conn, 1224 Denver Ave was drowned in the river at the foot of Killingsworth Avenue yesterday. A boy named Campbell about the same age narrowly escaped drowning but saved himself by hanging to the piling on of a dock.

The boys were playing on a raft made of railroad ties. Young Conn slipped through the raft caught his companions leg and pulled Campbell into the water up to the waist. The lad clung on to the timbers until his companion let go.
Municipal Grappler Brady recovered the body at the spot pointed out by young Campbell. The boy said his mother had given them permission to go berry picking on the condition that they should not go near the river.

Family links: 
  William Robert Conn (1872 - 1946)
  Grace Anna Biggerstaff Bell (1889 - 1979)
  Burdette 'Bud' Conn (1908 - 1983)*
  Merrill W Conn (1912 - 1919)
*Calculated relationship
Rose City Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Maintained by: Lorene Conn-Roth
Originally Created by: Spidersart
Record added: Apr 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35803274
Merrill W Conn
Added by: Lorene Conn-Roth
Merrill W Conn
Added by: Spidersart
Merrill W Conn
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 Added: Apr. 12, 2009

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