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 Edward Robert Jackel

Edward Robert Jackel

Birth
Washington, USA
Death 19 Jul 1914 (aged 18)
Washington, USA
Burial Centerville, Klickitat County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 20067938 · View Source
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The Goldendale Sentinel, Goldendale, WA., July 23, 1914, page 1

ED. JACKEL DROWNS

To drown in eight feet of water within 15 feet of solid ground and safety was the fate of Edward Jackel, 18 year-old son of Theodore Jackel, a farmer residing near Centerville, who lost his life Sunday in a pond on the Fuller McEwen ranch three miles west of Goldendale. The pond was used to obtain a head of water for an irrigating ditch belonging to the Republic Orchards Company, lower down the Little Klickitat Creek.
Jackel, together with a younger brother and three other companions about his own age, had gone into the pond bathing. None of the party could swim and all were wading around the shallow edges of the pond when Edward Jackel suddenly stepped off into deep water and commenced to struggle. His companions became panic-stricken and were unable to rescue him. One of the party waded toward Jackel to give him aid before he finally sank and was seized by the drowning youth and nearly dragged under. The body was in the pond an hour before it was recovered and all efforts at resuscitation made by a physician, who was called from Goldendale were unavailing. The drowned youth was a student in the Goldendale High School and very popular among his classmates. He was born in Klickitat County.
The Funeral services were held at Centerville on July 21, from the Methodist Church. His sudden death was a shock to the community and the sincere sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved relatives.
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The Klickitat County Agriculturist, Goldendale, WA., July 25, 1914, page 1

WADING IN POND ENDS IN YOUNG MAN'S DEATH

Edward Yeackel, 18-year-old son of Theodore Yeackel, a farmer living near Centerville, was drowned in the Little Klickitat river, three miles from Goldendale, Sunday afternoon. He was bathing, in company with a younger brother and a cousin. He was not a swimmer, and was wading out into the pond, which is at the Fuller McEwen ranch. Suddenly the water deepened to seven or eight feet, and he called for help. The others could not swim, but went to his assistance. He grabbed hold of one of them and commenced to pull him under the water. He could do nothing, and was obliged to release him to save his own life. Help was summoned, but too late to save that the young man's life. The body was brought to the shore, and in a few minutes Drs. Bonebrake & Son were on the scene. They could do nothing, however, as life was extinct. The funeral services were held Tuesday from the family home, near Centerville.



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  • Created by: Carmen Mildenberger Adams
  • Added: 24 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20067938
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Robert Jackel (23 Sep 1895–19 Jul 1914), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20067938, citing Centerville Cemetery, Centerville, Klickitat County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by Carmen Mildenberger Adams (contributor 46823611) .