|Birth: ||Apr. 30, 1879|
|Death: ||Feb. 21, 1904|
New York, USA
From 1904 newspaper:
The body of Louis C T. Dickinson, whose death by drowning was noted in last week's Times, was recovered from Cayuga Lake on Friday, February 26, at 11 a.m., by his brothers, Charles C. Dickinson and Stanton C. Dickinson, assisted by thirteen members of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity and several grapples.
Upon the arrival of Mr. Dickinson's brothers at Atwater, which is 18 miles from Ithaca, the search for the body was resumed, but owing to the high wind, little progress was made on Tuesday. On Wednesday a seine 70 prods long was procured. It required 70 men to handle it, and another attempt was made which proved unsuccessful on account of the ice on the banks of the lake. Many pounds of dynamite was discharged, but without effect. The grapples continued their work, however, and at 4 o'clock in the afternoon secured the large white sweater which Dickinson threw out to Allen (the friend he tried to rescue). A little later they brought the body to within 10 feet of the surface, then one of the hooks gave way and it sank again. All day Thursday it was impossible to drag on account of the ice and the high wind. On Friday a channel was cut through the ice again with dynamite and the search resumed and at eleven o'clock the Leonard Brothers carried the body to shore.
The remains were transferred to Ithaca by train, embalmed and placed in a suitable casket, and moved to the fraternity of Phi Sigma Kappa, where they were viewed by the faculty, senior class fraternities and many friends. A short service was held there and the remains were transferred to the station, followed by the faculty, senior class and members of the fraternity in carriages. The funeral was held from the Dickinson home on Staten Island on Sunday at 2 p.m., many friends from New York and elsewhere being in attendance. The casket was covered with a beautiful blanket of flowers, and there were many other floral offerings from his fraternities, faculty and friends. The service was conducted by the Rev. WM H. Oerter, and the remains were borne to the Moravian cemetery vault by members of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity of Ithaca.
* Student at Cornell University.
* Preceded in death by his sister Daisy (Dickinson) Mills.
John Jay Dickinson (1838 - 1925)
Henrietta Courter Dickinson (1841 - 1916)
Daisy Courter Dickinson Mills (1869 - 1901)*
Charles Courter Dickinson (1871 - 1910)*
John Jay Dickinson (1875 - 1958)*
Louis Courter Tiffany Dickinson (1879 - 1904)
New York, USA
Created by: Sarah J.
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
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