Monday, May 19, 2008

drowning death of charles vickery

Charles H. Vickery, my great-granduncle, was born in Glenburn, Maine, on 20 Dec 1838, the second child of Stephen Thayer and Betsey (Gibbs) Vickery. On 19 Dec 1853 he drowned in Pushaw Lake. The following article appeared in the Bangor Daily Whig & Courier:

A boy fourteen years of age, oldest son of Mr. Stephen Vickery of Glenburn, was drowned at Pushaw Pond on Monday evening. He was going to attend a singing school when several men who wished to get across the pond met him and as he had his skates with him they requested him, to haul them cross. This he attempted to do but fell into a hole in the ice and could not be recovered. Two of the men fell in but were taken out.
SOURCE: Bangor Daily Whig & Courier (Bangor, Maine), 21 Dec 1853

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