Sea Bright, MA Drowning, Sept 1891
BABY WAS DROWNED.
A drowning accident attended with more than usual surroundings occured at Sea Bright Saturday afternoon. Arthur Alger, a seven-year-old son of James Monroe Alger, was given charge of his two-year old brother, Duncan, while they played upon the lawn of the cottage, which extends down to the beach. A neighbor called Arthur, and requested him to go on an errand for her. The little fellow gazed anxiously at his brother and then at the lady, and finally decided to go on the errand. He started off as fast as he could, leaving Duncan toddling up and down the sands of the beach. He was gone scarcely five minutes, but on his return the baby was gone. A dilligent search was made for the child. No traces of him could be found, however, until an hour afterward, when his body was discovered in the surf, about fifty yards from the shore.
Worcester Daily Spy, Worcester, MA 7 Sept 1891