Republic, MO Wagon Lost In River, Mar 1889

MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DROWNED.

Republic, Mo., March 1. -- MRS. JOSEPH LEDBETTER, wife of a prominent miller, and her two little sons were drowned in Wilson Creek yesterday.
They were in a wagon, and attempted to cross the stream, which was much swollen by heavy rains. They were washed down by the swift current and all drowned.
Their bodies, at last account, had not been discovered.

Hutchinson Daily News Kansas 1889-03-03