|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/5/1914.
Terrible Tragedy at Creston
Word was received here Sunday of an awful catastrophe which occurred
at Creston Thursday of last week in which Mr. And Mrs. Orville Hopkins,
who resided a short distance below Creston on the river, were both drowned.
They were out in their motor boat for a pleasure trip, when in some manner
the store of gasolene in the boat caught fire and the couple jumped to
save themselves from being burned. Mr. Hopkins was a first-class
swimmer, but in his efforts to save his wife he was carried along to the
bottom of the river with her. The bodies were recovered early this
week and that of Mr. Hopkins was buried at Burning Springs and that of
his wife was taken to Parkersburg for burial.