|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/24/1911.
Harry Davis Drowned
Harry Davis, aged about 30, an electrician, of Wheeling, was drowned
Monday afternoon in the Little Kanawha river about a hundred yards below
Lock No. 1 at Shacktown, a short distance above this city. Davis
was a passenger on the steamer Louise bound for Creston, where he was going
to visit relatives. The accident occurred a few minutes after one
o'clock. Davis was standing on the roof of the boat when he suddenly
lost his balance and fell into the river. Several persons saw him
fall and they are of the opinion that it was an accident and not any intention
upon the part of Davis thus discounting any belief of intention of suicide.
Immediately after Davis fell into the river efforts were made to rescue
him but he had gone down for the last time before he could be reached.
The Louise was at once tied up and search was begun for the body.
Davis is an electrician and runs an electric plant in a suburb of Wheeling.
He is survived by a wife and three children. He came down to this
city on his vacation and was going to Mt. Zion for the purpose of visiting
The body was recovered late Monday evening after a long and exhaustive
search. Davis was drowned in about 55 feet of water.
The men in charge of the Louise quite naturally very much regret the
sad occurrance and they tied their boat up at once and done all in their
power to recover the body of Davis. The latter was not well known
in this city but was known to a large number of people up the Little Kanawha
river. -- The Parkersburg State Journal.