Etc. -- Eugene Culver's 1919 obituaries (two articles)
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A lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 24 Jul 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Bright Young Lad Drowned
(From our Bloomsburg Correspondent)

Eugene Elliott Collver [sic] of Bloomsburg, was drowned while bathing in the "deep hole" on the Brick Farm, west of Hagersville, on Sunday last.

"Gene" had gone to spend his holidays on the farm of Mr. Walter Nichol, near Hagersville, and as an inquest is being conducted by the coroner, we will not undertake to explain here how the dreadful incident happened.

The body was brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hartley Collver [sic] by Undertaker Austin of Simcoe. The funeral on Tuesday was held at the house, Pastor Harris of Waterford taking for the subject of his discourse the words "Jesus swept."

The flower bearers were [some of his] schoolmates from Terrace Hill School, Waterford.

The pall-bearers were [Cecil] Skirrow, Harold Kitchen, 
Lloyd Youmans, James Tate, Frank Misner and 
Leonard Blayney. Interment was made in the family plot  in the Bloomsburg churchyard.

Those sending flowers were as follows: The Family
Bloomsburg Sunday School, Grandma Elliott,
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Heath, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Elliott,
Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Lingwood, Mr. and Mrs. W. Nichol,
Mr. and Mrs. J. Duesling, Mrs. Shay and family,
E. E. Collins and cousins, Isabel and George Wright,
Evelyn and James Tate, Bruce Smith.

The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the parents, brothers and sister in their sudden bereavement, also to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Collver [sic], with whom the deceased lad made his home.

He was a bright young fellow, in his 18th year, and had been attending Terrace Hill School, Waterford, from which institution a diploma was awaiting his return.

A lightly edited partial transcription of the Waterford column on page 2 of the 24 Jul 1919 issue of the Simcoe Reformer newspaper.

Eugene Culver, 17 years of age, son of Hartley Culver of Bloomsburg, was helping a farmer through haying and harvest near Hagersville.

On Sunday he, with some other lads, went bathing in a very small pool, in which the water at the deepest was about seven feet.

The other lads had got out of the water, and while resting on the bank one of them said he thought young Culver was drowning. His mates plunged in and got him out almost immediately, but were unable to restore respiration.

The deceased lad was a student at the Terrace Hill School here and his parents have the deepest sympathy of the people of the community.

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