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Shawano County Journal

Thursday, July 4, 1895

SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT - The community was inexpressibly shocked and the home of Dr. and Mrs. A. BISHOP rendered desolate yesterday (the fourth) by the drowning of their son MARVIN in the channel cut through the old dam near Kast's saw mill. The unfortunate accident took place about 3:00 in the afternoon. Mr. A. M. Andrews, the boy's grandfather, had gone down to the pond with him and another grandchild of nearly the same age, and the boys desiring to go in bathing at the place in question, they were permitted to do so, the water not being deep at that point and Mr. Andrews not thinking danger possible so long as he was near. Marvin, however, wandered out too far and got into the deep water above the channel when he quickly sank from sight and was seen no more. Mr. Andrews immediately ran for assistance and soon had a large crowd collected, but the unfortunate boy's body could not be found for some time, and it was then too late to apply restorative measures. The fond parents were nearly crazed by the sad affair, as was the boys' grandfather, who had a deep affection for his bright grandchild; Marvin was an only child and nearly 9 years of age. The sympathy of the entire community is with the parents in their deep affliction. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00.

Thursday, July 11, 1895
The funeral of MARVIN BISHOP, son of Dr and Mrs. A. Bishop, who met his death by drowning on the afternoon of the fourth, was held Saturday afternoon from the house, Revs. Morgan and Moll conducting the services. The attendance was very large and the floral offerings both numerous and beautiful. The unfortunate boy was nearly 9 years old, having been born July 29th, 1886, and was a most bright and promising child. Mrs. John Bishop and daughter Carrie, of Fond du Lac, mother and sister of Dr. Bishop, attended the funeral.