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Alexandria, VA boat accident and drowning, Apr 1922

MOTHER AND 4 CHILDREN ARE DROWNED

MRS. WILLIAM LAWRENCE, DAUGHTER ANT TWO SONS PERISH WHEN SCHOONER SINKS.

HUSBAND AND SON SAVED

Captain and Son Rescued From Rigging of Boat; Taken to Hospital.

WASHINGTON. April 14. - One woman, her daughter and three sons were drowned today when the schooner S. C. Kendle capsized in a storm and sank in the Potomac river a mile below Alexandria, Va., this morning.

Mrs. Gerturde Lawrence, 45, wife of Capt. William Lawrence, of New Alexandria, Va., the captain of the vessel.

Lillian Lawrence, 15, a daughter.

The sons, Archie, 14; Alvin, 10 and Meirle, 7.

All were in the cabin of the schooner when it sunk.

Captain Lawrence and his 19-year-old son Carroll were rescued from the rigging of the schooner by the crew of the Northland. They were taken to a hospital.

The Logansport Pharos Tribune, Logansport, IN 14 Apr 1922

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boat accident and drowning

What else do you know about this. William Lawrence was my Great Grandfather.



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