Arkansas City, AR Drownings, Mar 1890


NEW ORLEANS, La., March 25.---The Picayune's Arkansas City special says: "This morning a skiff containing seven negroes---John Rickett, Louis Williams, and Harriet Lee and her four children, ranging from 6 to 16 years of age--capsized, and the occupants were all drowned except Ricketts and the 6 year old child, who saved themselves by clinging to the upturned boat. The two men made heroic efforts to save the women and children."

The Sunday Inter Ocean, Chicago, IL 26 Mar 1890