Drowned in River.

Frank Nott, a resident of Lewistown was drowned in the Illinois river opposite Quiver Lake on Thursday evening. The accident occurred about 6 o’clock and an hour later the body was taken from the water and in a gasoline launch was taken to Havana and the inquest was held in the undertaking rooms of the Coroner [illegible]. The verdict of the jury was the deceased met his death by accidental drowning.

Frank Nott had been running a threshing machine for Warren Crabtree somewhere in the vicinity of Liverpool. Nott and Crabtree had gone to Liverpool, and had a man named Warren take them in a gasoline launch to Havana. The evidence shows that Nott had taken several drinks of liquor and when the launch on returning had reached a point in the Illinois river opposite Quiver Beach the accident occurred.

From the evidence at the inquest it seems that Nott had been in the rear of the launch and fell overboard into the water. The launch was stopped but the engine refused to work when an effort was made to start it and Nott was drowned before help could reach him.

The deceased was born in Liverpool township and was about 35 years of age. His early life was spent on the farm. In 1896 he was united in marriage with Miss Emma Cooper and to them one child, a son, was born. Forrest is now 12 years of age.


Published in the Argus-Search Light on 8/18/1910

 

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