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Susan E. Colvin

Birth
USA
Death 2 Jul 1880 (aged 9–10)
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Plot Burial location unknown
Memorial ID 100000848 · View Source
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Madison Weekly Herald
7 July 1880

John W. Colvin, with his family, traveling in a flat-boat, landed near the ship-yard on Friday morning last, on their way down the river. Later in the day, during the temporary absence of both Colvin and his wife, their little daughter, Susan E., aged 10 and a half years, fell from the boat and was drowned. When her absence was discovered, efforts were made by dragging, etc., to obtain the remains, but without success. On Sunday morning, the floating body was discovered by Andrew W. Gray, about a mile below Mann's landing, at the lower edge of Hanover township, and taken ashore. Coroner Matthews held an inquest on Sunday afternoon, and rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. No marks of violence were found upon the body. The remains were brought to the city and placed in charge of Mr. C. Vail, by whom they were buried on Monday morning.
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From Death Certificate:
Age 10 years
Nativity - United States
Female White
Cause of death - drowning
J. Matthews, MD
Died on store boat
C. Vail, Undertaker


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  • Created by: Karen Phillips
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100000848
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Susan E. Colvin (1870–2 Jul 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100000848, citing Springdale Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Karen Phillips (contributor 46884884) .