Keene, NH Student Drowns at High School Picnic, Jun 1900


High School Graduation at Keene Closes in Gloom.

Keene, N. H., June 28.—The commencement festivities of the graduating class of the Keene High School were brought to a sad close this afternoon by the drowning of Charles Walter McGlenning, Secretary of the class, at the annual Senior picnic at Forest Lake. Several members of the class were bathing and McGlenning, who could not swim, had hold of a raft. He suddenly let go and sank in the deep water. He did not rise to the surface again and his companions were unable to save him. All efforts too recover his body have thus far been unsuccessful. McGlenning was 18 years old. His parents live in Chesterfield, but he made his home with his uncle, Gardner C. Hill of this city. He was one of the brightest and most popular members of his class at the High School.

Boston Journal, Boston, MA 29 Jun 1900