Philadelphia, PA Schuylkill River Drowning, Dec 1910


Priest Risks Life on Thin Ice to Administer Rites of Church.

Philadelphia, Dec. 27.--While vain efforts were being made to rescue her, and after a priest, who had risked his life on the thin ice, had administered to her the last rites of the church, Margaret Shaw, aged 19 years, sank to death today under the ice on the Schuylkill River.

Agnes Haynes, James Harper, and Richard Faymous, who were skating with her, and had broken through the ice at the same time, were rescued with difficulty. Boys playing hockey nearby extended their clubs to the men, and Miss Haynes was saved by her brother, who crawled over the crumbling ice, and pulled her out with his coat.

The Washington Post, Washington, DC 28 Dec 1910