Woodard Grove, IA Drownings, Jul 1911


Disregard Warning and Lost Their Lives at Sunday School Picnic.

(By United Press)
Clinton, June 27. - ROY WILTON, aged eleven, JAMES WILTON, aged thirteen years, and ROY MCDONALD, aged fourteen years, were drowned yesterday afternoon in the Mississippi river at Woodard Grove, near here, where the English Lutheran Sunday school from Davenport were having a picnic. The boys had been warned that the spot was a dangerous one, but disregarded the warning and went into the water. The bodies have not yet been recovered.

The Iowa City Citizen, Iowa City, IA 27 Jun 1911