Springtown, TX Drownings, Apr 1908

THREE SCHOOL GIRLS DROWNED

Children Returning to Their Home Near Springtown Perish in Creek.

SPECIAL TO THE NEWS.

Newark, Tex. April 23.----Yesterday afternoon while returning home from school three daughters of Mr. Lovelace, who lives near Springtown, about twelve miles southwest of here, were drowned by driving into a small stream swollen by a heavy rain.

The girls were 8, 10 and 14 years old. The recent heavy rains throughout this section have almost washed away some farms, rendered roads almost impassable, washed down a number of country telephone lines and damaged crops to some extent.

There has been heavy hail in places, but hail has been of a local nature and hasn't done any extensive damage. Old settlers say all records have been broken by the precipitation of the last two weeks.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 24 Apr 1908