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 Evelyn Brightbill

Evelyn Brightbill

Birth
Death 20 Aug 1929 (aged 14–15)
Norway, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Burial Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA
Plot Waba
Memorial ID 100041426 · View Source
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THREE BREITUNG GIRLS DROWN
Tumble From Boat At Hamilton Lakes; Bodies Recovered

Efforts At Resuscitation Prove Futile; Were Members Of Outing Party Of Baptist Church Young People’s Society

Tragedy halted the annual outing of the Baptist Church Young People’s Club shortly after dusk last evening when 3 of the 9 girl members, who arrived there yesterday morning, were drowned, after their had either jumped or fallen from a flat-bottomed boat while attempting to reach shore.
The dead are:
Vinnola Burnett, 22, residing over Wilbur’s Store on Lawrence Street.
Evelyn Brightbell, 15, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Brightbell, Newton Street.
Mary Cuggino, 14, daughter of Mrs. Stephen Cuggino, 228 Lyman Street.
All 3 bodies were recovered between 9:20-9:30 last evening by dragging crews. More than an hour’s work on each of the victims filed to revive them.
A funeral combined for the 3 victims will be held at the Breitung Baptist Church.
The triple drowning occurred at what is known as Lake Louise , one of 3 of the Hamilton Lakes.
(August 21, 1929, The Iron Mountain Daily newspaper, Dickinson, Michigan.)

TRIPLE FUNERAL TO BE HELD FOR DROWNED GIRLS
Norway Coroner Considers That Inquest Is Unnecessary
HOLD FUNRAL OF VICTIM OF LAK TRAGEDY
Hundreds Attend Services; Buried Near On Another

Vinnola Burnett, Evelyn Brightbell, Mary Cuggino, each active church workers, were laid to rest beside each other at Cemetery Park.
(August 21, 1929, The Iron Mountain Daily newspaper, Dickinson, Michigan.)
The complete articles can be found in the above newspaper at the Dickinson County Library, Iron Mountain, Michigan.


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Evelyn
Brightbill
1914-1929
Rest in Peace


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  • Created by: klh
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100041426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Evelyn Brightbill (1914–20 Aug 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100041426, citing Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by klh (contributor 47722765) .