FUNERAL IN BOATS
BODY OF GIBSON
CONVEYED BY WATER.
Body is Placed in Skiff and Towed
Alongside of a Launch—Burial
of Frank Corney, who lived on the Kelch
farm in this county, was held Tuesday.
The funeral services were rather unusual and unique in that they were
held in boats on the
Owing to the high water there was no way to get the body to a cemetery except by boat, and Rural Carrier H. R. Risley, who made the arrangements, procured a gasoline launch and a skiff for the purpose. Rev. J. W. Cummins, of the Mt. Carmel Methodist church, was carried over in the launch to conduct the services, and several other accompanied the party. The body was place in the skiff, which was towed alongside of the launch. The water was rough and very unpleasant, and at times the waves broke into the skiff in which the coffin reposed. The trip was made without mishap, however, and the body was interred in the Sand Hill cemetery.
Sex: M White Age: 34 yrs.
Name: Frank Carney
Cause: pneumonia - 9 days
Occupation: farmer Married Spouse: Ella
Father: William bp: