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Drowned-Richard Burkill 1870


Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 5/21/2018 at 22:41:10

Dubuque Daily Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1870, Dubuque, IA, Page: 4

DROWNED-A distressing accident occurred at Plainfield, Iowa, on the 7th inst. A young man by the named of Richard Burkill endeavored to swim the Cedar River opposite that point, in order to procure a boat, with which to take his brother over. He had accomplished nearly the whole distance in safety, and was within a few feet of the shore, when the unfortunate man was suddenly seized with a cramp, and sank down to rise no more. At last advices the body had not yet been recovered.


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