Woman Drowns at Annamoriah in 1894

(04/08/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 4/24/1894.

Last Tuesday, a Miss Thompson and another lady got into a johnboat at the mouth of Anna Maria and started to cross the river.  It seemed that neither of them had any knowledge of the use of oars or how to manage the boat and at once began to float down stream, which so excited Miss Thompson that she lost control of herself and jumped out in the river and was drowned.  The boat drifted some distance with the other lady, finally lodging on a sand bar, where she got out and waded ashore.  In due time the body of Miss Thompson was found and prepared for burial.