Negro Drowned.

The Courant American Newspaper
Cartersville, Georgia
May 6, 1897 Page5:
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Negro Drowned.

Jordan Taylor Loses His Balance, Falls From a Boat and Drowns.

Jordan Taylor, colored, was drowned in the Etowah River, on last Friday morning. He was fishing a trot line a short way below the Sam Jones mill, and while returning to the bank and twenty feet from it the boat toppled in some way and the Negro, losing his balance, fell out. He regained the boat, but the water being swift, he hadnít regained his balance before he fell again, and, as he rather jumped back into the water the boat got clearly away. Roy Satterfield, Robert Gilreath and Robert Jones were fishing from the bank and witnessed the Negroís struggles and drowning, but were powerless to help. He sank only twice, they say he called for some one to reach him a pole; one was thrown him but he never rose after he reached the water. The Negroís body was found, shortly after the drowning within a few feet of where he went under.

The remains were carried to Atlanta for interment.


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