From the Saturday October 28, 1871, Princeton Democrat paper


On Saturday last (October 21) James Young, aged about 17 years, was drowned near Severn's Bridge, in Patoka River.


He shot a duck and had taken a canoe and started to get it out of the water, and when near the opposite shore, he fell out of the canoe and drowned in water not over two feet deep, before assistance could reach him.


Deceased had been subject to heart disease, and it is supposed he was attacked with one of

these spells to which he was subject, that caused him to drown in such shallow water.



Contributed by Janet (Elliott) Douglas, 3 Oct 2011.