Clark Gunn Drowns at Altizer in 1900


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/28/1900.

A sad and very unfortunate affair was the drowning, near Altizer, last Wednesday, of Clark Gunn.  Mr. Gunn in company with some other men was engaged in raising sunken ties and all attempted to swim across the creek, Mr. Gunn failing and calling for help.  One of the men went to him and barely escaped with his own life, and another also attempted to save him, but failed and he went down to a watery grave.  He was the nominee of the Democratic party, of Lee district, for Justice of the Peace, with more than even chances for election.