Bright Young Lad
(From our Bloomsburg
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
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
Those sending flowers were as
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,
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.