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 Velma M Wickwire

Velma M Wickwire

Birth
Skagit County, Washington, USA
Death 30 Jun 1929 (aged 14)
Richland, Benton County, Washington, USA
Burial Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 10191300 · View Source
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Benton County Advocate, Richland, WA Thursday July 4, 1929 p. 1

GIRLS DROWN IN YAKIMA RIVER AT FALLON BRIDGE

VELMA M. WICKWIRE

Rose Mary Witherite, age 12, and Thelma (sic, should be Velma) Wickwire, age 14, were drowned Sunday afternoon in the Yakima River above the Fallon Bridge. The girls, together with an older girl, were wading around the river on Sunday afternoon when they stepped off into a hole about 10 feet deep. The older girl was unable to rescue them and ran for help. Upon returning to the place where the girls went down, through the excitement which prevailed, it was some time before the exact place could be located. After locating the bodies, Bud and Lee Sutton succeeded in bring the bodies to shore. Medical aid was at once summoned but arrived too late to revive them.

Rose Mary was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Witherite and was a favorite among her friends and her schoolmates. Velma was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil E. Wickwire who came here recently to have charge of a dairy ranch at the old Clark Mace place.

The bodies were taken to the Kennewick Mortuary and funeral services were held from the Methodist Church in Kennewick on Wednesday, Rev. W.J. Scott of the M. E. Church officiating.

The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved parents in their great loss.


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  • Maintained by: Pat Ellingson
  • Originally Created by: Betty from OR
  • Added: 30 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10191300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Velma M Wickwire (25 Jun 1915–30 Jun 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10191300, citing Riverview Heights Cemetery, Kennewick, Benton County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Pat Ellingson (contributor 47078246) .