Essington, PA Delaware River Drowning, Jun 1901

THREE YOUNG WOMEN DROWNED IN A SQUALL

Philadelphia, June 9.-- A party of six persons, three men and three girls, while sailing on the Delaware river this afternoon off North Essington, a few miles below this city, were thrown into the water by the swamping of their skiff during a squall and the three girls were drowned. They were:

ROSE KOONS, aged 17.
MARY KOONS, aged 19.
MAMIE TRAYNOR, aged 22.

They were guest of the Federal Boat club. Other members of the club heard the cries of the unfortunates and immediately set about rescuing them. The three men were quickly hauled into the other boats, but the girls sank before they could be reached.

The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, MT 10 Jun 1901