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Shaw, Mary Ellen died 1873


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 5/19/2022 at 12:40:31

It gives us inexpressible pain to be called to record this Thursday evening, the death by drowning, of Lizzie Earhardt and Mary Shaw, the former aged about 14, and the latter about 11 years.

The former was the daughter of the well known Wm. Earhardt and the latter of Abram Shaw. They were drowned while bathing, about a half a mile below the dam, about 7 o'clock. They were seen struggling in the water by Mrs. Bigelow, and several other parties from a short distance, but were supposed to be playing. Henry Horn seems first to have discovered the true situation, and rushed in to rescue them, but was too late. The bodies were taken out very soon, but all efforts at resuscitation failed.

The girls were greatly beloved by their mates, and the parents have the warmest sympathy of the entire village in this terrible affliction.

A little daughter of Mr. Walser was with the bathers and narrowly escaped. - Elkader Journal

~North Iowa Journal, Tuesday, July 22, 1873; pg 3 (Lansing, IA)

Note: Mary's burial is in Eastside cemetery. Lizzie's burial place is unknown by the transcriber.


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