Walter Mehaard Presumed Dead By Drowning - The Record-Argus of Greenville, PA - July 30, 1903 - P. 1
NO TRACE, AS YET. t Is Feared Walter Mehard and His Companions May Never Be Found. Special to Evening Record. MEKCER, July 30. Sadder news could not starlte Mercer thant thc Muskoka misfortune. The town is shrouded in sorrow, though nany are still entertaining a faint hope hat the boys may be stranded on some sland of which there are so many. Walter Mehard was a good boy, sedate and settled, and a firmer friend ind more manly man was not to be :ound in all Mercer. His grandmother and sisters are heart broken. He was a son of the late Dr. James Mehard. His mother has been dead for several vcars. Judge S. S. Mehard is an uncle •ind it was with him and his grand- nother he made his home. Mrs. A. H. McElrath is an aunt. Dr. M. G. Yeagcr is a cousin. Misses Frances and Mac Mehard, of this place, are sisters. Churchill Mehard, a law student n the office of his father, Judge Mehard s a cousin. Walter nvas a graduate of the Mcrcef schools, Westminster college and was Junior in the John Hopkins Medical. It would seem he died a hero, his coat, collar and cuffs were found on a big rock, which he hnd evidently reached,, being an expert swimmer, and again left in a vain effort to save a friend. The boat has not been found. Judge Mehard returned to Mercer Thursday from Beaumaris, Muskoka Lake. He has given up all hope. At the point at which the lost men arc supposed to have been drowned, the lake is 40 feel deep and hope of finding tho bodies has been almost abandoned. ABOUT TOWN. Thc marriage of Henry W. Redfoot, Fredonia, to Miss Jennie McGarr, of Sandy Lake, occurred at Buffalo, Tuesday, June 28. They will be at home to their friends after August 15, Fredonia. We join in congratulations. Mrs. Chas. Clawson, Mrs. A. M. Clawson and daughter, Harriet left Wednesday for Buffalo and other points to visit friends.