Fall River, IA Falls Through Ice and Drowns, Jan 1897
Frank Russeau, aged 12, lost his life in Laurel lake, Fall River, last week and a small boy named Le Claire had a narrow escape. With several companions they were skating on the lake near the Bourne mills, when the ice broke and the two lads went under.
Young Le Claire clung to the edge of the ice and was rescued by courageous lads of his own age after a long time.
Young Russeau went down and was not seen afterwards. Search was made for the body but it was unsuccessful.
Davenport Daily Leader, Davenport, IA 29 Jan 1897