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Paul J C Timm

Birth
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Death
2 May 1908 (aged 14)
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Burial
Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot
Plot 46 Grave 209
Memorial ID
84553129 View Source

Oakland Tribune, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1908, Page 1, Column 7 -
TWO BOYS ARE
DROWNED IN
THE LAKE
---
Canoe Capsizes in Collision on
Lake Merritt and Both
Lads Perish
---
Paul Timm, who lived at 817 Twentieth Street, and Paul Jones, who lived at 803 Market Street, both of them young boys, met a sad death this afternoon when they were drowned in Lake Merritt. The boys were in a canoe and at the north side of the lake, where the water had been roughened by the stiff breeze, and they accidentally collided with another canoe in which were [the] two boys. Both tiny crafts were overturned and the boys were thrown into the water.
The other two lads were rescued but Timm and Jones, as stated, were drowned.

San Francisco Call, Sunday, May 3, 1908, Page 33, Image 33, Column 1 -
Two Boys Are Drowned
In Lake Merritt
---
Two Others Rescued After Trying
to Save Companions When
Their Canoes Capsize
---
OAKLAND, May 2 - Paul Timm, aged 15 years, and Paul Jones, 13 years, were drowned in Lake Merritt this afternoon and their bodies lost as the result of the capsizing of two canoes. Rufus Timm, the-12 year old brother of Paul, and Ralph Grimes, a playmate of 866 Twenty-First Street, were rescued while drifting in the tide waters of the lake after had become exhausted trying vainly to save the lives of their two comrades.
The four lads were paddling in two small canoes made by the Timm boys. In one were the two lads who lost their lives and Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes paddled in the other. Near Adams point, where the tides flow in undercurrents, the two canoes struck and that occupied by Paul Timm and Paul Jones was capsized.
The brother and comrade made desperate efforts to lift the struggling boys from the waters into their canoe. In so doing they capsized the second of the small craft and for a time all four boys tried to swim to the shore. Then the two who were capsized first sank, while Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes saved themselves by clinging, one to the bottom of an overturned canoe and the other to a heavy block of driftwood. They were saved by other boaters.
Rufus Timm had remembered to climb on the canoe and to paddle with his hands and was shouting to his brother and young Jones to do the same when they went down.
The lake was dragged all afternoon, but without the bodies of the drowned lads being found.
J. P. Timm, father of the Timm boys, is a gardener who lives at 812 Twentieth Street. His little daughter, Mary, died suddenly of diphtheria recently. The Grimes boy was the son of a widow living at 1503 Market Street. All four lads were pupils in the Lafayette school.

Oakland Enquirer, Monday Evening, May 4, 1908, Page 2, Column 7-
Two Boys Drown In
Lake Merritt
---
Two boys, Paul Jones, living at 1509 Market Street, and Paul Timm [Timms], living at 1812 Twentieth Street, were drowned in Lake Merritt Saturday. The dead boys, with two other youngsters, were rowing when the boat was upset and all four thrown into the water. Two of the boys were rescued by a boat from Kendall's boathouse.

Oakland Enquirer, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 5, Column 2 -
ARMS OF DEAD
ARE CLASPED
---
Bodies of Lads Drowned in
Lake Merritt When Recovered
Show How Young Lives
Went Out in Brief Struggle
---
The bodies of Paul Timm[s] and Paul Jones, the two young boys who were drowned in Lake Merritt Saturday, were recovered at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon clasped tightly in each others arms almost directly under the spot where their canoe overturned.
John Stolz, 164 Seventh Street, and John Doland of 166 Seventh Street, found the bodies. The two men had joined the searching parties early in the morning and finally succeeded in their search. The parties on the lake spent the entire morning dragging the bottom and were about to give up the search for a time, hoping that the bodies would rise to the surface, when Stolz and Doland brought up the remains of the unfortunate lads.
The bodies were found almost directly under the spot where the canoes collided and capsized Saturday and were in a death-like hug.
Ralph Rowell and Rupert Font, two other boys who were thrown into the water by the accident, were rescued by Sherman Dodge. Dodge was in temporary charge of Tom Kendall¡¦s boat house, and started out into the lake when he saw the boys were in trouble. He rescued two, but the other two had sunk [sank] when he reached the spot. He cruised about over the spot in a launch for some time in an effort to get the bodies, but was unsuccessful.

San Francisco Call, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 10, Image 10, Column 5 -
DIED
Timm, Paul J. C.....14
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TIMM - In Oakland, May 2, 1908, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.

Oakland Tribune, Monday Evening, May 4, 1908, Page 2, Column 6 -
BOY PROVES TO
BE MODEST HERO
---
Sherman Dodge Saved Lives of
Two Youths on Lake
Merritt
---
The bodies of Paul Timm and Paul Jones, the two boys who were drowned in Lake Merritt last Saturday afternoon, were found yesterday by John Stolz and John Doland, after the searching party had dragged over the whole lake.
The boys had thrown their arms around each other in their death struggles, and were found closely clasped together almost at the very spot off Adams' Point where their two home-made canoes had upset.
The bodies will be kept at the morgue until the inquest is held tomorrow.
Owing to the modesty of Sherman Dodge, the 16-year-son of Attorney Clinton J. Dodge, it was not learned until this morning that he was the hero who rescued Rufus Timm, brother of the boy who was drowned, and Ralph Grimes, who lives at 866 Twenty-First Street.
Young Dodge was left in charge of the Bon Ton boat house by Thomas Kendall, the owner, during the latter's absence last Saturday afternoon.
Goes to Rescue
Two boys rented a sail boat and, when they had gotten out a short distance, Dodge noticed that they were ignorant of sailing methods by the way in which they were handling the small craft.
Dodge immediately put out from the boat house, and when he had reached the sail boat he caught sight of Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes struggling in the water several hundred feet away.
Dodge shot the sail boat over to them and, after hard work, succeeded in dragging them to safety, although his hands and arms still bear deep marks, showing that the two drowning lads clutched him fiercely in their struggles.
Had it not been for Dodge's courage and presence of mind there would have been four tragic deaths, instead of two, on Lake Merritt last Saturday.

Oakland Tribune, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 13, Column 7 -
DIED
TIMM - In Oakland, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Tuesday), May 5 at 2 p. m., from German Lutheran Church, corner Twelfth and Myrtle Streets, Oakland. Interment Mt. View Cemetery.

Oakland Enquirer, Tuesday Evening, May 5, 1908, Page 2, Column 7-
DIED
TIMM - In Oakland, May 2, 1908, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.

Oakland Tribune, Saturday Evening, May 2, 1908, Page 1, Column 7 -
TWO BOYS ARE
DROWNED IN
THE LAKE
---
Canoe Capsizes in Collision on
Lake Merritt and Both
Lads Perish
---
Paul Timm, who lived at 817 Twentieth Street, and Paul Jones, who lived at 803 Market Street, both of them young boys, met a sad death this afternoon when they were drowned in Lake Merritt. The boys were in a canoe and at the north side of the lake, where the water had been roughened by the stiff breeze, and they accidentally collided with another canoe in which were [the] two boys. Both tiny crafts were overturned and the boys were thrown into the water.
The other two lads were rescued but Timm and Jones, as stated, were drowned.

San Francisco Call, Sunday, May 3, 1908, Page 33, Image 33, Column 1 -
Two Boys Are Drowned
In Lake Merritt
---
Two Others Rescued After Trying
to Save Companions When
Their Canoes Capsize
---
OAKLAND, May 2 - Paul Timm, aged 15 years, and Paul Jones, 13 years, were drowned in Lake Merritt this afternoon and their bodies lost as the result of the capsizing of two canoes. Rufus Timm, the-12 year old brother of Paul, and Ralph Grimes, a playmate of 866 Twenty-First Street, were rescued while drifting in the tide waters of the lake after had become exhausted trying vainly to save the lives of their two comrades.
The four lads were paddling in two small canoes made by the Timm boys. In one were the two lads who lost their lives and Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes paddled in the other. Near Adams point, where the tides flow in undercurrents, the two canoes struck and that occupied by Paul Timm and Paul Jones was capsized.
The brother and comrade made desperate efforts to lift the struggling boys from the waters into their canoe. In so doing they capsized the second of the small craft and for a time all four boys tried to swim to the shore. Then the two who were capsized first sank, while Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes saved themselves by clinging, one to the bottom of an overturned canoe and the other to a heavy block of driftwood. They were saved by other boaters.
Rufus Timm had remembered to climb on the canoe and to paddle with his hands and was shouting to his brother and young Jones to do the same when they went down.
The lake was dragged all afternoon, but without the bodies of the drowned lads being found.
J. P. Timm, father of the Timm boys, is a gardener who lives at 812 Twentieth Street. His little daughter, Mary, died suddenly of diphtheria recently. The Grimes boy was the son of a widow living at 1503 Market Street. All four lads were pupils in the Lafayette school.

Oakland Enquirer, Monday Evening, May 4, 1908, Page 2, Column 7-
Two Boys Drown In
Lake Merritt
---
Two boys, Paul Jones, living at 1509 Market Street, and Paul Timm [Timms], living at 1812 Twentieth Street, were drowned in Lake Merritt Saturday. The dead boys, with two other youngsters, were rowing when the boat was upset and all four thrown into the water. Two of the boys were rescued by a boat from Kendall's boathouse.

Oakland Enquirer, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 5, Column 2 -
ARMS OF DEAD
ARE CLASPED
---
Bodies of Lads Drowned in
Lake Merritt When Recovered
Show How Young Lives
Went Out in Brief Struggle
---
The bodies of Paul Timm[s] and Paul Jones, the two young boys who were drowned in Lake Merritt Saturday, were recovered at 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon clasped tightly in each others arms almost directly under the spot where their canoe overturned.
John Stolz, 164 Seventh Street, and John Doland of 166 Seventh Street, found the bodies. The two men had joined the searching parties early in the morning and finally succeeded in their search. The parties on the lake spent the entire morning dragging the bottom and were about to give up the search for a time, hoping that the bodies would rise to the surface, when Stolz and Doland brought up the remains of the unfortunate lads.
The bodies were found almost directly under the spot where the canoes collided and capsized Saturday and were in a death-like hug.
Ralph Rowell and Rupert Font, two other boys who were thrown into the water by the accident, were rescued by Sherman Dodge. Dodge was in temporary charge of Tom Kendall¡¦s boat house, and started out into the lake when he saw the boys were in trouble. He rescued two, but the other two had sunk [sank] when he reached the spot. He cruised about over the spot in a launch for some time in an effort to get the bodies, but was unsuccessful.

San Francisco Call, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 10, Image 10, Column 5 -
DIED
Timm, Paul J. C.....14
---
TIMM - In Oakland, May 2, 1908, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.

Oakland Tribune, Monday Evening, May 4, 1908, Page 2, Column 6 -
BOY PROVES TO
BE MODEST HERO
---
Sherman Dodge Saved Lives of
Two Youths on Lake
Merritt
---
The bodies of Paul Timm and Paul Jones, the two boys who were drowned in Lake Merritt last Saturday afternoon, were found yesterday by John Stolz and John Doland, after the searching party had dragged over the whole lake.
The boys had thrown their arms around each other in their death struggles, and were found closely clasped together almost at the very spot off Adams' Point where their two home-made canoes had upset.
The bodies will be kept at the morgue until the inquest is held tomorrow.
Owing to the modesty of Sherman Dodge, the 16-year-son of Attorney Clinton J. Dodge, it was not learned until this morning that he was the hero who rescued Rufus Timm, brother of the boy who was drowned, and Ralph Grimes, who lives at 866 Twenty-First Street.
Young Dodge was left in charge of the Bon Ton boat house by Thomas Kendall, the owner, during the latter's absence last Saturday afternoon.
Goes to Rescue
Two boys rented a sail boat and, when they had gotten out a short distance, Dodge noticed that they were ignorant of sailing methods by the way in which they were handling the small craft.
Dodge immediately put out from the boat house, and when he had reached the sail boat he caught sight of Rufus Timm and Ralph Grimes struggling in the water several hundred feet away.
Dodge shot the sail boat over to them and, after hard work, succeeded in dragging them to safety, although his hands and arms still bear deep marks, showing that the two drowning lads clutched him fiercely in their struggles.
Had it not been for Dodge's courage and presence of mind there would have been four tragic deaths, instead of two, on Lake Merritt last Saturday.

Oakland Tribune, Monday, May 4, 1908, Page 13, Column 7 -
DIED
TIMM - In Oakland, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.
Friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services tomorrow (Tuesday), May 5 at 2 p. m., from German Lutheran Church, corner Twelfth and Myrtle Streets, Oakland. Interment Mt. View Cemetery.

Oakland Enquirer, Tuesday Evening, May 5, 1908, Page 2, Column 7-
DIED
TIMM - In Oakland, May 2, 1908, Paul J. C. Timm, dearly beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Timm, loving brother of Margaret, Louisa, Rufus, Albert, Alma and late Helene Timm, a native of Oakland, aged 14 years 4 months and 12 days.


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