|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1890|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1898|
Samuel Adams Drowned.
Near Monrovia Wednesday afternoon, Samuel Adams, of Monrovia was drowned in a branch of Stranger Creek. The boy was drowned at 2:30 o’clock and the body was taken from the water an hour later, by Albert Parker, who had been visiting his parents at Monrovia. Shortly after the big rain fell Wednesday afternoon the Adams boy, two boys named Woods and a son of Milt Stranger of Atchison, left the Adams boy’s home in Monrovia and went down to Stranger Creek nearly a mile distant. The big stream was out of its banks and was nearly a mile wide in some places. After watching the flood for a few minutes the venturesome boys repaired to a small stream, which emptys into the big creek, and decided to take a swim. The water from Stranger creek had backed into the small until it was nearly bank full. One of the Woods boys was one of the first to venture into the water. He had a narrow escape from drowning. After he had gone under the water for the first time his companions fished him out. This, however did not frighten the other boys, and young Adams made a dive for the water, in less than five minutes after the woods boy was rescued. He went out of sight but came to the surface almost immediately. His companions tried to rescue him but their efforts wer far from successful. The little fellow went to the bottom and did not come to the surface again The other boys went to Monrovia and notified the mother of the unfortunate boy. Albert Parker was the first to reach the scene of the drowning and he recovered the body in a short time. The boy was drowned in six feet of water which was nearly forty feet deep less than five yards away.
The New Leaf, Effingham Kansas, 10 June 1898, Friday
William Adams (1854 - ____)
Lou G Hargis Adams (1863 - 1946)
Created by: Stephen Nottingham
Record added: Jan 15, 2011
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