Rumford Falls, ME Caught Under Logs in Ice Jam, May 1903


Eugene Wilson, a Daring River Driver, Killed at Rumford.

Rumford Falls, Me., May 13--Eugene Wilson of Roxbury, Me., a daring young river driver, aged 20 years, was killed, today, while breaking a jam on Black brook, a tributary of the Androscoggin river. Oout[sic] of a party of 10 drivers Wilson, alone, it was said, volunteered to take the desperate risk of breaking the jam and was caught under the leaping, grinding logs as the jam gave way. His body was recovered.

Daily Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME 14 May 1903