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Pearl Cheaney, age 14, dies in Evansville, Indiana in 1899

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Pearl Cheaney, age 14, dies in Evansville, Indiana in 1899

Posted: 11 Jul 2007 11:09AM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Surnames: mattingly, cheaney, ona, onan, noan, cheney
Source: The Fort Wayne News; Fort Wayne, Indiana; July 29, 1899; Page 1.

Evansville, Ind., July 29. -- Three people ended their lives in the Ohio river in front of this city last night. They are:
MATTINGLY, August, 17 years of age
CHEANEY, Miss Pearl, 14 years of age
ONA, Miss Marion, 20, of Henderson, Ky.
The young people, in company with John CHEANEY, Wm. CHEANEY and Miss Teresa ONAN, went skiff riding and were caught in the rapids in front of the mail line wharfboat, and their skiff capsized. MATTINGLY, Miss CHENEY and Miss Marion ONAN were swept under the hull of the steamer Jewel and were seen no more. The other three hung on to the skiff until help came. Wm. CHENEY sank twice and when brought to the shore was unconscious and may die. Miss Marion NOAN was well known in society at Henderson, Ky., and was to have been married in September.

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