Oshkosh, WI Clyde Spore Drowning, July 1912

Mr. Cleveland stated that he saw the young come up twice and then disappear for the third and last time. There were no boats nearby to give assistance. The drowning took place about an hour before the arrival of the steamer from Fond du Lac. There was a big crowd in the park at the time.

Searching for Body

At 2 o’clock this afternoon the body had not been found although seven men using grappling hoods had been prosecuting the search all morning. George H. Spore, father of the boy, arrived at Calumet Harbor early this morning to wait until the body was brought to the surface.

Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, 15 Jul 1912

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Are Still Searching

At 3:30 o’clock this afternoon the body of CLYDE SPORE, the Oshkosh boy drowned while bathing at Calumet harbor Sunday afternoon, had not been brought to the surface. It is thought now the body will be found some distance from the place where the boy sank. The belief is that undercurrents have carried the body away.

Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, 15 Jul 1912

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Body is Recovered – Calumet Harbor Gives up Drowning Victim when Hook Catches Clothing - Body is in Good Condition

Special to The Daily Commonwealth

Calumet Harbor, Wis., July 16

The body of CLYDE SPORE, the Oshkosh high school student who was drowned Sunday afternoon in the steamer channel several hundred feet from the harbor entrance was recovered at 2 o’clock this afternoon by means of a drag hook, a boy from Johnsburg who was in the rowboat with several other boys, hooking the body.

When dragged to the surface and in to a boat the body was found to be in good condition, the features being free from any swelling. The body was placed on the Cornelius launch and taken to Oshkosh at once.

Daily Commonwealth, Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, 16 Jul 1912