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 - The senior class was enjoying a,splendid time...
The senior class was enjoying a,splendid time at the park, boating' and swimming, when Prof. Genev* and the two girls got into the boat. They drifted down near the- dam 1 ' anil suddenly lost control of their row boat. It washed over the dam, and Professor Geneva and MiM> Offenhelser crawled up >"onto th% bank of the stream. Realizing th*t\ Miss Miller was still in the waterl Prof. Geneva -went back to atte'nitJt' a rescue and in so doing lost life. — —. ~ - — v, ^ Prof. Geneva was a married man, being survived by his widow and * small daughter. Its served with th«. , American forces during the , world," war. having been over;seas. There was consternation amon^* 1 _ the young folks gathered at^the park ^ when the double drowning tools, pltu-e. The students and teacher^, , enibled were thrown into a Wil* v • state of excitement to see their pro~ > fes.«or and one of their school mate* tossed into a watery/grave. Miss Miller lived at Pearl City, bub-ftt-,, tended tho Stockton high school. 1 - i t Bodies Recovered When the boat went over the dam, an alaun was sent to the police sta-» l * t'lou the bodies being recovered by ,- Ofhcer Orville Callan and Theo, . (Bud) Gtinkle, custodian at Krap»':' park. Coroner A. B. Diestleraslw '< k alert that a double uuYmts£> ,. would bo held today. ' •'

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  1. Freeport Journal-Standard,
  2. 17 May 1927, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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