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 Margaret C. <I>Porter</I> Unkle

Margaret C. Porter Unkle

Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Death 25 Jul 1937 (aged 27–28)
Selby Beach, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
Burial Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Memorial ID 176230107 · View Source
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Mother of Three Drowns in Bay Unnoticed by Others in Party

Hour After They Quit Water, Relatives Learn of Fate.

Relatives and friends of Mrs. Margaret C. Unkle, 27-year-old mother of three children, searched for her for an hour after they had finished swimming at Selby-on-the-Bay, near Annapolis, Md., yesterday, only to learn she had been drowned while swimming by herself at another section of the beach.

Mrs. Unkle, who lived at 701 Portland street southeast, had gone to the beach with her father, M. C. Porter; two of her children and a part of friends.

Unable to swim, she had remained on shore when the others went into the water, but apparently changed her mind and began swimminging with the aid of an inner tube.
Mortimer Henderson, also of Washington, who witnessed the tragedy from a pier, said Mrs. Unkle went down when her hands slipped from the tube as she attempted to grab the anchor chain of his yacht.

Completing their swim, other members of the party returned to the beach. After searching for more than an hour they learned of her drowning.

Her husband, Charles T. Unkle, had stayed home to take care of Barbara Ann, the woman's 18-month-old child. The children who went to the beach with their mother were Doris, 8, and Charles, jr., 6.

Monday, July 26, 1937; Evening Star (Washington, DC, District of Columbia), Page 17

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 176230107
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