Bio: Bovee, True (drowning – 1906)
Contact: Michelle Melcher
Surnames: Bovee, Babcock, Bryan
----Source: Fairchild Observer (Fairchild, Wis.) 8/23/1906
Bovee, True (drowning – 1906)
Accidental Drowning of True Bovee on Sunday p.m.. His Brothers Unable to Rescue Him
True Bovee, son of Mrs. Cornelia Bovee, of the town of Fairchild, met death by drowning Sunday at 3 p.m.. He and his brothers Lenn and Hiram, started in the morning for the Eau Claire river for the purpose of getting blackberries. Upon their return in the afternoon they decided to take a swim. True, who could swim but little, was wading around when he suddenly sank in a deep hole. His brothers went at once to his assistance and as he came up he was seized by Lenn, who was carried down with him. When they came to the surface Lenn, who by this time was exhausted, lost his hold and his brother sank for the third and last time. The body was recovered some two hours later.
True was twenty years of age and unmarried. He carried a $2,000 insurance in the Augusta Lodge of M.W.A. which will go to his mother. The funeral services were held the next afternoon at the home of Mrs. A.E. Babcock, Rev. F.J. Bryan officiating.
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