Charleroi, PA Monongahela River Drowning, Jun 1913

Charleroi High School Boy Drowned In River

ADOLPH BEZY, JR., Victim of Cramps While Swimming

Went Down But Once

Companions Unable to Save Him—Participated in Recent Field Meet

Getting beyond his depth in the Monongahela river while swimming in what is known as the “second hollow,” below Lock No. 4. ADOLPH BEZY JR. aged 15 years, the son of ADOLPH BEZY, of Tenth street, was drowned Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. With him at the time were GEORGE COTTON and JAMES BROUNCE, boys of near his own age. They mad ineffectual attempts to save the lad after he had stumbled off an offset, and then called aid. The body was recovered by the father of the boy, and two brothers, FRANK and THEODORE BEZY.

Young BEZY had worked during the morning at the Pittsburg Plate Glass works. Late in the afternoon with the two other boys he hastened to the swimming hole. All three plunged in. The BEZY lad was not able to swim well, and in a moment had plunged off a deep offset. He went down, it is told, but once. Alarmed his two companions tried to find him and draw him from the stream.

The body was recovered at about 5:45 o’clock and removed to the undertaking rooms of M. T. CROWLEY. Coroner JAMES T. HEFFRAN was notified.

Young BEZY was a high school boy and participated in the recent field meet when the Charleroi high school field and track team wrested a victory from the Monongahela and Monessen high schools. He took part in the events. He was a popular lad and highly esteemed by all who knew him.

Surviving are his parents, three sisters, Mamie, Helen, and Agnes, and three brothers, Frank, Theodore, and Clement. Arrangements are being made for the funeral to be held on Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock with mass at St. Jerome’s Catholic church. Interment will be in Calvary cemetery.

Young BEZY was a faithful worker in St. Jerome’s Sunday school and taught a class of boys about his own age there. This class will attend the funeral in a body. It is also likely that the high school will attend in a body.

The Charleroi Mail, Charleroi, PA 16 June 1913