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TARTT, Charles died 1874


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 11/3/2022 at 12:26:59

DROWNED - At New Albin, last Sunday, during the storm, Charles, the eldest son of Mr. T.C. Tart*, aged about 20 years, was drowned.

He, with John Robinson and son, and a Norwegian boy, were out boat riding when the storm came on and had not time to reach the shore before the waves were running frightfully high, their frail craft was tossed about at the mercy of the gale, and finally it was swamped.

Young Tart jumped out and started to swim to shore, but the waves were too strong for him and he sank beneath them. The others of the party clung to the boat until relief came and they were rescued.

The body was recovered yesterday near the place where drowned. The body of the unfortunate boy was interred in Oakwood cemetery, in this city today.

~North Iowa Journal, Wednesday, May 27, 1874; pg 3

- The father named in this obituary is actually J.M. or James M. Tartt, rather than T.C. Tart. James' obit names his wife as Phebe E. Charles is enumerated living with his parents J.M. & P.E. Tart as a 5 y/o son on the 1860 Waterloo twp., Allamakee co. census

- Occasionally early obituaries name both Old Oak Hill & Oak Hill cemeteries as 'Oakwood' cemetery. Charles M. Tartt has a gravestone in the Oak Hill cemetery. It is engraved: Chas. M. born Mar 20, 1855, died May 24, 1874, son of J.M. & Phebe E. Tartt. Sharing the stone is Trueman E. (1866-1870). Also sharing the stone is James M. Tartt 1829-1900.


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