Carson, IA Nishnabotan River Drowning, May 1902
Short Cut to Eternity.
Carson, May. 12.---James Bonner, a teamster, 25 years of age, with no family, was drowned in the Nishnabotan river this evening. In company with a number of young men Bonner had been celebrating on the west bank of the river. When the time came to start home, instead of going a short distance to a bridge they decided to swim. When about ten feet from the eastern bank Bonner was seen to be in trouble, and Jake Turnbloom were to his aid, but could not save him. Turnbloom was rescued with difficulty, after being nearly drowned.
Des Moines Daily Leader, Des Moines, IA 13 May 1902