Obit: Williams, Roy (1919? - 1939)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl

Surnames: WILLIAMS

----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 13 Jul 1939

Williams, Roy (1919? - 4 JUL 1939)

Roy Williams, 18, son of Medford Williams of the Town of York, lost his life by drowning in Black River, July 4th.

The youth, apparently seized by a leg cramp went down apparently with no struggle. Lean and Henry Kidd, Granton, were swimming with him when the accident happened. Their sister Valera Kidd, sat in the car with Roy’s brother Earl as the tragedy unfolded before their eyes.

Help was summoned immediately from Neillsville, who drove quickly to the scene seven and one half miles south. Forty-two minutes after the call for help was received in Neillsville, the body had been recovered. It was found in approximately nine feet of water about 20 yards from shore.

The group of young people had attended a picnic at Schuster Park in Neillsville and had left the picnic at about 1:30 P. M. and went directly to the point where the tragedy occurred. The accident occurred at about 2:00 P. M.

For the last three months Roy had been employed by Paul Feder on his farm south of Loyal.



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