Paris, TX Drowning, Apr 1902

BOY DROWNED IN A LAKE

Accepted His Companion's Challenge to Swim Across.

Special to the News.

Paris, Tex., April 7. -- The 17-year-old son of T. H. McGregor, recently moved to [illegble - probably Smith] county from Arkansas, was drowned early yesterday morning in Saunders Creek [illegible] from his home, two miles northwest of M[illegible]. He and two other companions went [illegible] to the creek Saturday evening to Paff [illegible] to spend the night fishing. Yesterday morning when they reached the stream on their way home they found it had risen several feet from the heavy rain the night before. One of the three started to go a mile or so down the creek to cross on a bridge. One of the other two bantered his company to swim across with their clothes on. The challenge was accepted an McGregor was swiftly dragged under the current and carried away, while his companion reached the bank after a hard struggle. The dead body has not been recovered.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 8 Apr 1902