Bill Tumlin

 
The Cartersville Express
Cartersville, Georgia
July 18, 1879, Page 5
 
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Drowned.

On last Saturday, the 12th inst., Mrs. Tumlin ordered her driver, Bill Tumlin, col’d., to get ready to drive to Cartersville.  Shortly afterward he was missing, having wandered off to the river in company with a small boy, to a bathing pool, and began swinging on a grape vine on the bank of the Etowah, between Ford’s mill and Tumlin’s ferry.  The vine broke, precipitating him into water some twenty feet deep, and he, not being able to swim, was drowned.  The body was recovered some time after, but life was extinct.  The little boy, who was with him, says that he never rose after his first disappearance beneath the water’s surface.

 

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