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27 Jul 1909


Drowned at Neopit Sunday Afternoon


Sad Accident to Gro. Evens, a Young Russian, Worked Here Last Winter


The first fatal accident happened at Neopit Sunday afternoon.  Geo. Evens, a young Russian about 21 years of age went in bathing with one or two companions.  He went in the still pond and was standing on a large rock where he accidently slipped off and went down into fourteen feet of water.  He came up three times but could not swim and sank the third time.  It was two hours before his body was recovered.

The deceased was about 21 years of age and worked at Neopit last fall and then came to Shawano and worked at the Murdock House a few months, doing chores there.  He was a quiet young man and made many friends by his pleasant manners.  We understand that his parents live in St. Petersburg and they have been notified.  The remains were buried at Neopit yesterday.




29 Jul 1909


George Evens was Drowned


George Evens, aged 22 years, a young St. Petersburg Russian formerly employed as a flunkey at the Murdock House, was drowned Sunday afternoon in the mill pond at Neopit.

He had been bathing and emerged from the water to stand on some rocks when he slipped and fell into twenty feet of water.  Evens was stunned by the occurrence, lost his presence of mind and drowned.

The body was brought to the surface two hours later, after dynamite had been used.

Deceased was buried at Neopit.

The fatality occasioned much regret where Evens had made a fine impression through his general appearance and manliness.