Ellsworth James Spencer

Ellsworth James Spencer

Birth
Utah, USA
Death 25 Jul 1909 (aged 18)
Randolph, Rich County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot M_145_1 1/2 2
Memorial ID 171761 · View Source
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Son of A. J. Spencer and Delia Byron. Age 18 but no cause of death listed on death certificate.
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The Ogden Standard
Wednesday, July 28, 1909
page two

LEAVES WITH EXPERT DIVER

George Danley left for Evanston on the noon train today, taking with him a professional diver, who will endeavor to recover the body of Ellsworth Spencer of this city, who was drowned in Bear river Saturday. At Evanston the party will be met by an automobile and driven to Wimmer's ranch, thirty-five miles distant.
The drowning of Spencer came as a tragic ending to his vacation, which he was spending at the ranch. The boy is 18 years of age and the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Spencer, 503 First avenue. With several companions, who were members of the vacation party, he was swimming in a favorite hole at the time of his death. Without a cry he went under the water, and for several minutes, it is presumed, was under water before his absence was noted. The boys were diving and swimming about, and in their interest in the pastime, the tragedy was not observed until it was too late to lend aid to the victim, who, it is now believed, was suddenly seized with cramps.
The Bear river is noted for its undercurrents and eddies, and although a search was kept up for some time the boy was not discovered last night when Mr. Danley left for this city to secure the services of an expert diver.


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  • Imported from: UT State Historical Society
  • Added: 1 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 171761
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ellsworth James Spencer (24 Jan 1891–25 Jul 1909), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171761, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Utah State Historical Society (contributor 4) .