Dunn, Boy c1896 – 1898
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22
Iowa Plain Dealer July 12, 1898, LP, C5
The little two year old boy of Patrick Dunn was playing about the farm yard last Tuesday as happy as any little child could he. He came running to the house with a green apple in his hand which he had found under a tree. The mother seeing it gave him a piece of cake telling him to throw the apple away. He started from the house and the mother busied herself with her work. The mother soon began to wonder why her little boy did not return and began looking for him. To her great horror she found him lying in a large water tank drowned, the apple and piece of cake still grasped in his little hands. He had evidently climbed up on the tank, falling in and was unable to help himself. The funeral was conducted by Father Nolan at St.Cecilia, a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors attending.— Elma News.
Source: Decorah Republican July 14, 1898 P 3 C 2
Drowned in a Trough.
Elma, July 9.—The 2-year-old boy of Patrick Dunn, residing near this place, was drowned in a watering trough in front of his father’s house this afternoon. When last seen alive the child was playing in the yard, but later the body was found in a trough in which there were about three feet of water.
Howard Obituaries maintained by Bill Waters.
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