Gilmore accidental drowning 7 July 1947

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;he head. * to En- by to pay construction required of the to by No. Addition, of on that do residential engineer. to 1401 and including and the Peterman, who had been a printer lere for 42 years, had been in ill wealth for several years, but in recent recent weeks had been working rcg- ilarly at night. He was a former composing room foreman at the old Daily News and was a member of local 244, International graphical Union. Typo- Dr. H. V. Deming, deputy county nedlcal examiner; County Investi- :ator Terrcnce J. Boyle and Deputy Sheriff William "Scotty" Orr are conducting an investigation. Besides his widow, he is survived by a son, Lt. William Peterman, stationed in California with the Army Air Forces, Drowning iiiid Railroad Accident Mar Holiday One drowning, a fatal railroad mishap and several traffic accidents n which at least eight persons were hurt marred the Fourth of July weekend holiday in this area. Richard Huntley "Jack" Gilmore, I-., 46-year-old negro bellhop at ;he Algonquin Hotel, drowned in the South,Branch at Indian Rock yes- .erdoy morning, a few minutes after ie dived into the river from a row- iron t. Dr. J. F. Eastou, Romney, W. Va., physician, reported Gilmore died of accidental drowning and said he was told the man called to some of his companions that he could not 'make it" while swimming in the riffles. Gilmore and a number of companions companions left early yesterday morn- ng for the .South Branch on a camping trip, members of the family family said, and several of them, including including Gilmore, started boating a short time before noon. Not far from shore, Gilmore dived nto the river, swam a few yards and then called for help, his family said, adding that they are unaware of what happened because he was a 'very good" swimmer. Broken Oav Hinders Rescue As men in the boat turned toward him, an oar broke and they were unable to make much headway against the current until someone on the bank tossed out a pole. Gilmore was hauled into the boat by a friend, Alfred Edmondson, Ridgeley, and, once on shore, was given artificial respiration, authorities authorities said. ' When he failed to respond. Gilmore Gilmore was carried to an automobile to be taken to Fort Ashby where firemen used a pulmotor in a futile effort to revive him. However, the trip was delayed for some time when the car developed a flat tire en route to Fort Ashby. Dr. Easton said he was told Gilmore Gilmore was floating on his back just before he drowned. He stated it is not likely he suffered a heart attack attack and pointed out that some water, was gotten out of his lungs. Cpl. R. R. KnrrickofI, of the West Virginia State Police conducted an investigation. Funeral Wednesday Bom at Piedmont, W. Va., Mr. Gilmore was a son of the late Emma Jones and William Gilmore. He worked at the Algonquin Hotel foi a number of years and at the time One bond $10.75 Magistrates violating The Albert Westernport, collided with Route night. persons slightly State operator Foreman, headed was occurred. Coddington investigated. Park was Bruce, to a preferred Maryland drunken by the of the recent Algonquin Hotel fire struck was praised by the management for his aid in assisting residents tn the street. He also worked as a doorman at the Fort Cumberland Hotel at one tim,e. He was a member of St. PIi : "ir>s Episcopal Chapel. Surviving are his widow. Mrs Helen Gertrude Cooper Gilmore; two sons. Richard. Jr., and William, and three daughters. Misses Helen Regina. Betty Lee and Lois Ann Gilmore, this city. Other surviviors include a brother, James A. Gilmore, Piedmont, and four sisters, Mrs. Nyanza Perry, Piedmont; Mrs. Thelma Redmond, New York, and Miss Vane Delle Gilmore and Mrs. Novella Montgomery, Montgomery, both of Cumberland. The body will remain at Stein's Chapel where services will be conducted conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. by Rev. G. Stanley Schwind, Episcopal vector of Westernport. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Thu body of a negro, found (Continued on Page 2) Jewell, injured. Frostburg. exceeding for George forfeited vehicle Both Route In Huffman, Hinkle, bond the car qar light Streets Street, charge Virginia interf resting morning. City

Clipped from Cumberland Evening Times07 Jul 1947, MonPage 9

Cumberland Evening Times (Cumberland, Maryland)07 Jul 1947, MonPage 9
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