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Information for David Frank Wilkins
4 June 1917 - 21 May 1940
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
Wednesday, 22 May 1940
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Marsing Youth
Drowns In
Drainage Ditch

     David Frank Wilkins, 23 year old Marsing resident was reported today to have drowned Tuesday afternoon about 2:30 o'clock while swimming in a diversion ditch near Marsing.  He was found below the Marsing school by a group of small boys.  Artificial respiration did not revive him.  Dr. Joe Saltzer of Homedale, who was called on the case, stated today.
    Wilkins is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David E. Wilkins of Marsing. 
    Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at Peckham Funeral chapel here with Rev. Paul Wooster of the Marsing Nazarene church in charge.  Burial will be at Canyon Hill.
    Surviving, besides his parents, are four sisters, Mrs. Louise Brown of Marsing, Edna and Doris at Marsing and Olive Ulrich at Wilder; and four brothers, Ernest, Gene, Harry and Kenneth.

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