Sad Drowning.

The Cartersville Express Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
June 14, 1881 Page 1:
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Sad Drowning.

On Monday evening last John T. Middleton a young man about twenty-three years of age and his young wife who was a year ago Miss Towers, of Talladega Ala., were both drowned in the pond of the Stilesboro mills about eight or nine miles from Cartersville.

As reliably as is possible we give the following facts. The young couple were crossing the pond in a bateau which in some way or other came in contact with the rope used with the ferry. Mrs. Middleton fell out. The young husband frantic at the sight of his drowning wife plunged in to save her. He succeeded in reaching her and as they came up from the water he cried for help. Men in the mill were attracted but there was no boat in which to reach the drowning people. They got in the flat boat and pulled to the spot with all haste possible. When near enough one man in the boat extended a long pole but the rescue came too late. Both bodies sank the last time. They were gotten out a few yards below and now await their burial at the young manís former home.

We have never seen news received with more sadness and keener regret than was the foregoing information, Mr. Middleton was one of the staunchest, sturdiest, most intelligent young gentlemen in Bartow county. His young wife was a chief attraction in a large circle of friends. It has been scarcely a year since she was led to the altar. Her parents live in Talladega, Ala., and may God prepare them for the tidings they will receive today.


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