Buffalo, NY Ice Breaks Several Drown, Feb 1907
DIED TRYING TO SAVE CHILDREN.
WOMAN TRIED TO RESCUE THREE WHEN ICE BROKE AND ALL DROWNED.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 23. -- Four people were drowned in Scajaquada creek at the Elmwood avenue entrance to Delaware Park.
The dead are:
MRS. WILLIAM H. DRUMMER, 28 years old.
ANTHONY BEITER, 13 years old.
RICHARD BEITER, 12 years old, ANTHONY'S brother.
RUTH DRUMMER, 14 years old, MRS. DRUMMER'S stepdaughter.
MRS. DRUMMER, with several children, was walking on the ice toward Delaware Park. At the Elmwood avenue viaduct over the creek the ice suddenly gave way under RUTH and the two BEITER boys, throwing them into the water. MRS. DRUMMER was about 20 feet away with her 4 year old son, WALTER. MRS. DRUMMER ran to the rescue of the three children. In her efforts to save them she broke through the ice, and little WALTER, who had toddled after his mother, fell in after her. WALTER clung to the edge of the ice and was rescued. MRS. DRUMMER was unconscious when taken from the water and died shortly afterward. The bodies of the others were recovered.
Tyrone Daily Herald Pennsylvania 1907-02-23