Near Utica, NY Falling Through Ice Drownings, Jan 1913

SEVEN DIE IN ICY WATERS.

FOUR BOYS DROWN IN RIVER AND THREE IN CREEK NEAR UTICA.

Utica, N. Y., Jan. 1. -- New Year's day brought death to four sons of MR. and MRS. DANIEL KAHLER of Croghan. RAY, ROY, FRANCIS and DANIEL, ranging in ages from 7 to 16 years, were coasting near their home. THey went down a hill and on to thin ice along the edge of Beaver River. The ice broke and all four went into the stream.

Near Beardsmanville, MILO WILLIAMS, 14 years old; HOMER WILLIAMS, 12, and RAYMOND J. FATH, aged 11, were drowned in Olean Creek, while playing hockey, Young FATH broke the thin ice. While trying to rescue him the WILLIAMS boys and CHARLES FITCH, a companion, also broke through. FITCH was the only one of the four who was able to reach shore.

The Indianapolis Star Indiana 1913-01-02