Obit: Stowe, Chester (1886 - 1907)

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Surnames: STOWE

----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 06/20/1907

Stowe, Chester (5 FEB 1886 - 16 JUN 1907)

Seldom has it been our duty to record so sad a death as occurred last Sunday afternoon at three o'clock at Popple River in the town of Unity, Clark County, Wis., when Chester Stowe, a son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Stowe, of the town of Beaver, accidentally met his death by drowning. Chester, with four companions, was in bathing near the dam where the water is very shallow near the bank, but after leaving the shore a little distance it suddenly becomes ten to twelve feet deep. The young man was walking in the shallow water, when he was suddenly unable to touch the bottom and being unable to swim was perfectly helpless. He was supposed to have been taken with the cramps and only came to the top once, when no more was seen of him until the body was recovered three hours later by dragging.

Everett Hurst, who was a visitor at the Stowe residence, immediately jumped after him, but being unable to swim himself, soon required help from the others present, and after coming up a second time, managed to get hold of a board that was pushed out to him and was pulled out of the deep water.

Chester Stowe was a graduate of the Unity High School and was spending his vacation with his parents after attending the Oshkosh Normal School for three quarters. He was twenty-one years, four months and eleven days old. His death has brought the bitter cup of sorrow to the lips of relatives and friends. His was the soul of honor and his friends and friendships were sacred to him.

To the broken hearted father, mother, brothers and sister we extend our heartfelt sympathy in their sad affliction.

The funeral services were held at the house on Tuesday afternoon at one o'clock and the remains interred in the Beaver Cemetery.



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