Saturday, October 18, 2008

Albert Arnold Drowned 1902

Albert Arnold

The East Liverpool Tribune

Died on January 19, 1902


Sad Death of Albert Arnold, Only Support of his Widowed Mother, Wife and Baby.

Albert Arnold, of East End, only son and support of Mrs. Arnold, a widow, was drowned while skating on the river ice Sunday night. The young man was in company with three others, George Nelson, Sam Calhoun and John Patterson. The sad accident took place at the head of the island, where about 150 men and boys were skating at the time. The ice suddenly gave way at the point where the four young men were and Arnold and young Calhoun were precipitated into the water. Every effort was made to save them. It was with great difficulty that young Calhoun was d from the icy waters, while Arnold became excited and struggled with the ragged edges of the ice about him, getting farther away all of the time, until he was clear out of reach. He disappeared under the ice and did not rise again.

A rescuing party was soon formed. Skiffs were then put out into the river and rowed to the spot where Arnold had gone down. After searching an hour and a half the body was secured. It was lying in a hole 18 feet in depth, and only about 30 feet from where the ice had broken through

An undertaker dressed the corpse at the fire station, after which it was removed to the home, at the corner of Virginai avenue and Maple street, where a heartbroken wife was in waiting. Arnold was one fo the best liked and most popular young men in the East End,a nd had hundreds of friends who deeply deplore his untimely death.

He was the son of Jacob Arnold, who died several years ago, and aside from his wife he leaves an infant child. He was a member of the Protected home Circle, in which order he was insured for $1,000.

The funeral of Mr. Arnold was held at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning form St. Aloysius church.

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