Nelson, NH Lake Nubanusit Drowning, Jun 1947

Nashua Business Man Is Nubanusit Drowning Victim

Elmer C. Orff, 58, of 76 Amherst st., retired wood dealer, drowned in a fishing trip accident at Lake Nubanusit in Nelson shortly before noon Sunday when the boat in which he was trolling, filled with water and sank. With him were his son Dr. Arthur L. Orff and Edward S. Moore, both of this city, who swam ashore.

Investigators said the weight of an outboard motor caused the boat to sink.

State, county and Keene officials recovered the body shortly after 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon in about 15 feet of water some 50 feet from shore and a verdict of accidental drowning was rendered by Medical Referee Dr. Walter H. Lacey of Keene who ordered the body removed to a funeral home in Keene.

Mr. Orff a resident of this city for 33 years, was born in Waldboro, Me., June 11, 1888 son of the late Alonzo and Annie (Taylor) Orff. For many years he conducted the Broad St. Wood yard, retiring a few years ago.

Fraternally he was a member of Nashua grange, P of H state and national granges and all subordinate bodies.

He leaves besides his wife Mrs. Edith L. Orff, a son, Dr. Arthur L. Orff, a grandson, Richard A. Orff, all of this city, a brother, Harold A. Orff of Jefferson, Me., two sisters Mrs. Margaret Swift of Jefferson, Me. and Mrs. Hattie Berry of Damariscotta, Me., also several nephews, nieces and cousins.

Friends are invited to call at the Farwell funeral home Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday evening between 7 and 9 o'clock.

Nashua Telegraph, Nashua, NH 2 Jun 1947