Lepanto, AR Flood and Rescue Boat Drowning, Jan 1937
Six Drowned as Rescue Boat Is Capsized in Flood
Three Women and Three Children Perish at Lepanto, Ark.
LEPANTO, Ark., Jan. 25 - (AP) - Three women and the three children drowned today in the turbulent Little River when a rescue boat carrying them from their marooned homes capsized.
The dead are:
MRS. PEBBLE ENGLISH, 19, and her two year old child, HELEN.
MRS. OCKLEY WHITE, 23, sister of Mrs. English, and her two children, JIMMIE, 3, and JOHN, 1.
MRS. MARY MONDY, 42, mother of the women.
Jeff Wolfe, a rescue worker, sought to bring marooned families from their homes at Riverdale to Lepanto.
A swift current and shifting of the occupants caused the boat to capsize. Wolfe and Jeff English, husband of the drowned woman, swam to safety after futile efforts to rescue the others.
The body of one of the children had been recovered early tonight.
The Times Recorder, Zanesville, OH 26 Jan 1937