Obituary - White, merle

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LOCAL MAN LOST HIS LIFE WHILE BATHING UNABLE TO SWIM MERLE WHITE DROWNS IN YELLOW CREEK SUNDAY Seized With Cramps When He Stepped in Deep Hole—Companion Hole—Companion Not Able To Save Him—Tragic Death Came As Shook To Community. Community. Merle G. White, aged 36, of West Church street, met a tragic death by drowning in Little Yellow creek, just above "the dead waters" in Cherry- hill township, Sunday evening, when he stepped into a deep hole and was seized, with cramps. Accompanied by Harry McKee, ,of town, he drove to the creek that evening to seek relief relief from the intense, heat by bathing. bathing. After the two had been in the water for sometime, Merle, who was unable to swim, stepped from an offset offset into deep water and when seized with cramps, sank. As he went down he called to his companion, who was also in the water "only a short distance distance away. McKee, although unable unable to swim, made an effort to savo his friend, but the attempt, was !n vain. Reaching the shore he ran to a nearby farm house and summoned aid. When, help arrived it was a half hour before the body could be located located and brought to the shore. First aid methods failed to revive the young man. The tragic death came as a great shock to the community, where the deceased was one of the popular young men and was known to his host of friends as "Jockey" White. His genial disposition was* always in evidence and won for him many lasting lasting friendships. He attended the Lutheran church and was a member of the local lodge of Odd Fellows. For the past two years'he had been employed with the Longwill Wholesale Wholesale Confectionery Company. The deceased, who was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James G. White, had lived his entire life in Indiana. Besides his widow, Mrs. Ethel White, he leaves a young son, Ralph; a brother, Frank, of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, and three sisters, Mrs. Fred Kear, of town; Helen, of Cleveland, and Stella, of Chicago. The funeral services will be con- duQted this afternoon at the Streams' Chapel, and interment will follow in the Greenwood cemetery. including the

Clipped from The Indiana Progress30 Jul 1930, WedPage 1

The Indiana Progress (Indiana, Pennsylvania)30 Jul 1930, WedPage 1
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