Virginia Beach, IL Boating Accident & Drowning, Jun 1908

Bodies of Couple Recovered From River

Peoria, Ill., June 26.-The bodies of WILLIAM PATTERSON and MISS DOROTHY N. FLAGG, who late Tuesday evening left the Virginia Beach resort in a boat which was later found bottom side up, were recovered from the river near here today. There were evidences that there had been a struggle during which the boat was overturned. Miss FLAGG, who was 33 years of age, left a mother in Galesburg. No one at Virginia Beach appears to know much of PATTERSON who had an amusement concession there, but it is said he was a nephew of a wealthy Kansan.

Duluth News-Tribune, Duluth, MN 27 Jun 1908