Bio: Phillips, Edward L. (Drowning - 1974)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Phillips, Fontaine

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 7/11/1974

Phillips, Edward L. (Drowning - 3 July1974)

The swift Black River claimed another victim last week when a six year old Plymouth youth was drowned when swimming in the river near the Greenwood Park, located just north of that city.

The youth, Edward L. Phillips, Jr., was swimming with brothers and sisters when he apparently stepped into deep water around 1:00 p.m. last Wednesday, July 3. One of his brothers attempted to rescue Edward but failed in the attempt after losing a grip on the flailing victim.

The body was recovered in about eight feet of water by Gerald and James Fontaine, both of Greenwood.

Parents of the boy are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillips, Sr., formerly of the Granton area, and who had returned to the Clark County area for the holidays.

The body was taken to the Rinka Funeral Home and transferred to Sheboygan Falls where services were held Monday.

Edward, Jr., was born on August 23, 1967, in Neillsville and had completed the first grade at a Plymouth school.



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