Nicolet National Forest, WI Two Children Die In Storm, Mar 1952
TWO LOST TOTS DIE IN STORM; THEIR COMPANION FOUND ALIVE.
Lakewood, Wis. -- (AP) -- Two five-year old youngsters perished in the Winterbound wilderness of the Nicolet National Forest after becoming lost in a storm, but a third child was found alive today, huddled with her dead companions in an abandoned outhouse.
Little MARY ANN CHURCH, 3, was found alive at 10 a.m. today by two searchers snowshoeing through the heavy new snow, and rushed to Dr. J. F. Dougherty at Suring by sheriff's officers.
Dougherty said she recovered consciousness, drank a little milk and greeted her mother, then was sent to Oconto Memorial Hospital where her condition is fair.
Sheriff Joseph Foral said that searchers at first thought "a spark of life" was left in the other two children, but they were pronounced dead by Clarence McMahon, assistant coroner of Oconto County.
The dead were MARY ANN'S sister CATHY, and their cousin, STEVEN KENNEDY, both five-years-old.
Anniston Star Alabama 1952-03-24