Arkansas City, AR Boat Accident and Drownings, May 1911


Small Boat Capsizes on the Mississippi River

Arkansas City, Ark., May 23.--The sudden capsizing of a small batteau{sic} fifty feet from the Mississippi river landing at Arkansas City caused the drowning of five persons, all of one family. The dead are Parma Wilson, Irma Wilson, Mrs. Annie Wilson, Ida Wilson and Viola Wilson, all of Eutaw, Miss.

Nine members of the Wilson family were on the batteau{sic} with several other passengers when it capsized.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 23 May 1911