St. Louis, MO Mississippi River Drownings, Jul 1911

Goes Down With Two Little Ones

St. Louis, July 17. - Frank DUCIERVELLE, 41 years of age, was drowned Sunday with his son and daughter. Thomas and Mary, 3 and 13 years respectively, while a crowd on the Mississippi river bank restrained the wife and mother, who tried to leap in after the struggling trio.

Mrs. DUCIERVELLE, with the children joined her husband at his post shortly after noon. While the parents partook of luncheon, seated in the river bank, the children were allowed to sit in a skiff. The boy, unmindful of the father's caution to remain seated stood up in the boat and overturned it. The father dove in where the children were seen to go down and he reappeared in the surface for an instant with one of the children in either arm, but thus handicapped was unable to swim with them and was drowned before others who sought to aid could get to them.

The Salt Lake Evening Telegram, Salt Lake, UT 17 Jul 1911