Finesville, NJ Drowning, Dec 1900


Boys Ventured on Thin Ice Near a Mill Dam and Lost Their Lives.

Only One Body Has Been Recovered.

Belief That Two Perished While Trying to Rescue the Other.

Special to The Inquirer.

LAMBERTVILLE, N. J. Dec. 14.---Word was received here to-night that three boys, ranging in age from 7 to 10 years, Michael and Raymond Snyder, sons of William Snyder, and Russell, son of Elmer Doan, were drowned in Shunt's Mill dam, near Finesville, on the Belvidere Railroad, above here, this afternoon.

The boys were missed and a search disclosed the fact that they had broken through the ice. Up to a late hour only only one body had been recovered. A search is being made for the others.

It is supposed that one broke in and the others going to his rescue they were all drowned.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 15 Dec 1900