Junior Clayton Solles drowning 17 Apr 1945
Child Drowning Case Is Filed More than $7,000 in damages was .claimed today in a circuit court . suit brought by Mrs. Agnes Solles, Janesville, as a result of the acci- -denlal drowning of her five-year- old son, Junior Clayton Solles, on April 17, 1945. Defendants are the city of Janes<• Janes<• villo, and the Milwaukee and the ' North Western railroad companies. • The child drowned in a pool off S. Pearl street formed at a spot where a storm sewer empties into a depression and into which the railroads are alleged to drain chemical wastes. — A claim was filed with the city I for the death on May 25. 1945, but no action was taken by the council. Mrs. Solles contends that (lie city and the two railroads were negligent negligent in failing to provide drainage for the artificial pool on vacant lots along the railroad because they knew that small children played there and that a danger existed. existed. She described the pool in her pleadings as 14 by 20 feet in size and four and one-half feel "he claim includes $2.500 for loss of society and companionship of the child, 55,000 in prospective earnings for her before he should have readied his majority, and S123 for funeral expenses. The case is the second of the kind filed within a \veek._ both for trial at the November term of court. Arthur R. Boehm filed suit Oct 18 for the death of Kenneth Richard Boehm in a pool near a bridge at the Rock River Woolen Mills. The woolen mills company, the two railroads and the Wisconsin Wisconsin Power and Light Co. were made defendants in that suit.