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Cornish, Charles died 1905


Posted By: Cathy Joynt-Labath
Date: 9/14/2008 at 18:09:57

Harry Cornish of McGregor was drowned while swimming his horse in the Mississippi river.

~Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto co., Iowa, Wednesday, July 26, 1905


Added by Jason Cornish on 10/18/2011

From Postville (IA) Review on 21 Jul 1905 reported:

"A Dubuque Times special tells that at McGregor Tuesday morning CHARLES Cornish met his death by drowning in the Mississippi river near the ferry dock, a distance of about 25 feet from the main land. The boy, who was employed at Matt's livery, had taken two horses into the water, when a sudden lunge of one of the horses he was riding threw him backward into the river. Parties immediately commenced dragging for the body and about a half hour later it was raised on clam hooks. The face bore a mark, presumably from a
kick by the horse. The boy was about 19 years old and the mainstay of a large family."


Added by Joy Moore, 3/12/2019:

Source: Decorah Republican July 20, 1905 P2 C8

Harry Cornish, aged 24 years, was drowned at McGregor Monday. He was in the river watering a horse when he stepped off and never rose. His body was recovered and the face bore the mark of a kick. The body was recovered in 30 minutes but resuscitation proved impossible.

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