[ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]

Narrow Escape From Drowning - 1883


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 1/5/2017 at 11:04:15

On Sunday the 22nd ult., Mr. Thomas Geraghty, and a load of friends had a narrow escape from drowning.

On the date mentioned Mr. Geraghty, accompanied by Misses Nellie Connell and Miss Mary Uriell, and Messrs. Edward Barrett and John Ready, were returning home from Garnavillo, and in attempting to ford Cedar Creek, which was very high, the buggy was overturned, and but for the fact that Chris Bauer, who witnessed the accident and came to their rescue, all would have been drowned. It was a very narrow escape, and their thanks are due to Mr. Bauer for his noble work in their behalf.

The humorous side to the story remains to be told. When rescued all were insensible and while they were being restored to consciousness, the team was left to care for itself, and fortunately landed safely on an island. On coming to, Mr. Geraghty missed his team, and forgetting the presence of the ladies in his anxiety to save the horses, stripped and swam to the island, and brought the team safely to land. It is said that Thomas blushes to the roots of his hair when his swim is mentioned. Ask him and see.

Elkader Register, Fri., 3 Aug. 1883.


Clayton Documents maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
WebBBS 4.33 Genealogy Modification Package by WebJourneymen


Post Response

Your Name:
E-Mail Address:
One Genealogy Document per submission please!
Please include the source of the Document. Thank you!

If you'd like to include a link to another page with your message,
please provide both the URL address and the title of the page:

Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:

If you'd like e-mail notification of responses, please check this box:

Verification Test: Please type the two letters
before submission   (helps stop automated spam):  



[ Post Response ] [ Return to Index ] [ Read Prev Msg ] [ Read Next Msg ]