Wayland, MA Canoe Accident and Drowning, Aug 1901


Burials of Henry F. Canney and Charles Inman, Who Were Drowned at Wayland.

Roxbury has never seen a more impressive funeral procession than that of yesterday, when two of her young and promising sons, Henry F. Canney and Charles Inman, who met death while canoeing at Wayland, were borne to their last resting place.

There was no service over the body of Charles Inman. His grief-stricken mother was forced to bear the burden of affliction alone, the father of the dead boy being absent in Mexico.

The funeral of Henry F. Canney was held at his home, 158 Ward Street. The cortege proceeded to the Mission Church where 9 o’clock high mass of requiem was celebrated.

The body was borne from the church, and as the procession formed the funeral of the other unfortunate young man came slowly up the hill. Side by side they went away from the church, a fife and drum corps composed of boys of the St. Alphonsus Association, to which both young men belonged, leading.

At Forest Hills the funeral procession parted, that of Henry F. Canney proceeded to Mt. Benedict Cemetery, where prayers were said by Rev. Fr. Hayes.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 11 Aug 1901