Clement Rader ©: The Woods County News 05-10-1901 Submitted by: Tim Dotterer
RADER Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Aline
A Sad Accident
Our town was startled Tuesday about noon by the news that Clement Rader had been drowned in the Eagle chief and soon citizens were hurrying down to the creek to ascertain the facts. It seems that Clement and a number of the boys were in swimming in the creek in which, owing to the recent high water, deep holes had been washed. While he was in shallow water, not realizing the danger, he stepped off into a hole that was from 10 to 15 feet deep, and not being able to swim was soon drowned. The other boys gave the alarm at W. C. Devereaux's, but before help could arrive he had gone down for the last time. A large crowd was soon present and everything possible was done to find the body. Finally a steel frame sulky rake was procured, and at about 5 o'clock the body was recovered and taken home. The funeral took place Wednesday noon from the home. Clement was born January 20, 1890, and died May 7, 1901, aged 11 years 3 months and 17 days. Rev. Tilbury preached the funeral discourse. The remains were laid to rest in the Boiling Springs Cemetery ((now titled Pleasant Ridge Southwest Cemetery)). The family have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour.
Card of thanks
We desire to extend our help felt thanks to the many kind friends who so kindly assisted us in our sad hour.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Rader
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