Death of Ruth Martin-July 1923

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Death of Ruth Martin-July 1923 - ,8, 1NDELTALAKE Tragedy Occurs Near Shore...
,8, 1NDELTALAKE Tragedy Occurs Near Shore While; Children Are Wading; Aunt Sits Nearby BATHERS "RECOVER BODY Ituth, the i - yeat - old, daughter of Mr, nd Mrs. Frank. Martin, of, Bill avenue, Chicago, We drowned In Delia lake here, at J o'oiook yesterday yesterday after noon. The. child, together with her brother and a tloie'n, other yotingiilers, were wading lit the lk. whllf Mlea Lorelta Martin, an aunt, lonktd on from th - bank a few feet. iiway, ., j.. '. Missing hla little slater from ampng the bathers, Terrence Martin, 10, railed to hla aunt that the girt "ae gone' and all the chlldVuathere und' several me" who had been standing nenrby took up the search for the bod, (lading It a few momenta momenta later In about three feet of water. The apparently llteleas form of the child waa dragged from' the water and flrst - ald treatment given Ty the men nearby. When It was believed that signs of life, were evident, the police rushed the child to St. Joseph's' hospital, whore .physlelane were waiting, continuing (he first - aid treatment en rout. In th. hop, that her life might .yet be saved. ... Aithnui - t, everv hnealble treatment was given at the hospital, the. child raii.,1 to revive ana alter more man an. hour of constant work' physician pronounced tho child, oeaa. uoroner uenninghon, canea io me no.pnai, prpnounred. death due to accidental drowning. . Th child victim and her brother ram. to this city last Sunday from their Chlcigo home apd they warM .tn. have remained here, until next Sunday when th. 'parent In - ; tended coming here. to. return - inem, to their homo. On Tuesday afternoon both, children had been taken to" Lawton park by their aunt, and while aobaarved fas a tew, momenta .nan rendered Into the deep section of the pool there. Fearing a recurrence of this action with - poaalble fatat results. results. Miss Martini who was accompanying accompanying them yesterday afternoon, took them to the comparatively safa pool In Delta lake, where doxen of other children of their own age were wading. A curloua coincidence waa related by Mies Martin to police when she aid that only Tueaday night she had dreamed that the little girl had died. The body will be returned to Chicago Chicago this morning,

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 26 Jul 1923, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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