The Coffeyville Daily Journal (Coffeyville, KS) 23 May 1896 pg 1
i i rHcrris on Frirlav aftnrnnon whilft hash ing. A short notice of the sad occurrence occurrence appeared in Friday's daily, but we were then unable to learn the particulars particulars prior to going to press. Three boys, Fred and Paul Crum, and Walter Allspaugh, were in swimming in the bayou by the Verdigris river, near the Santa Fe bridge. Fred was sitting on a log at the edge of the water and by some means fell off backward. His brother saw he was drowning and tried to rescue him, but was unable to do so, as the water was too deep. Paul and Walter quickly dressed and gave the alarm. A large number from the city went out and recovered the body, after it had remained in the water for two hours. The water was five feet deep at the place where the body was found. The funeral services took place from the residence north of the city at 2 o'clock this afternoon, with Rev. S. W. Brown, of the Christian church officiating.