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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

1914 :: Mail Carrier Drowned

Death - L.C. Meyer Drowned - Luis C. Meyer, mail carrier on Rt. 1 was accidentally drowned Monday afternoon while making his return trip. The accident happened on the Rockdale and Burton road at Cottonwood Hollow between Hogg and Chriesman Chapel. Ordinarily this so-called branch is dry but the rains Monday had converted it into a raging torrent. No one saw the accident but some one heard him yell and Wright Watson, Steve Bubnik and Lee Wolz went to see what was the matter and found Meyer's horse standing on the bank, the harness having been cut to free the horse from the hack and the hack itself had been washed some distance downstream. Meyer was nowhere to be seen. A further search disclosed his body hanging in a barb-wire fence of the Krall pasture and when taken down, the body was shone to have a number of cuts. Burial in the Masonic cemetery under the Hermann Sons lodge. He leaves a wife and two children, Fred Meyer of Rockdale and Mrs. Arthur Tomlinson of Rosebud. Cameron Herald, May 7, 1914

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