Milford, IL Drownings In Sugar Creek, Apr 1890

WATERY GRAVES.

AN ILLINOIS FARMER, HIS CHILD WAS A NEIGHBOR'S DAUGHTER DROWNED NEAR MILFORD.

Milford, Ill., April 1. -- Almost an entire family met death by drowning near here Monday. GRANT ADSIT, living four miles northwest, started to town at 8 o'clock this morning in a wagon with his wife and 2-year-old child and the 13-year-old daughter of ELMORE THOMAS. ADSIT drove into the swiftly-running current of Sugar Creek, about ten feet deep. The bank was steep, and when the team plunged in the wagon bed came off and floated down stream. ADSIT jumped out to push the bed to shore, but was overpowered by the current. His wife was clinging to the floating box with the child in her arms, but in the excitement she lost the child. MISS THOMAS sank to the bottom. The bed floated on, with MRS. ADSIT clinging desperately to the side, until it neared the shore in a sharp turn of the stream where willows overhang the bank. Grabbing a branch she succeeded in getting out of the stream, chilled almost beyond endurance.

Logansport Reporter Indiana 1890-04-01