Joplin, MO Bathtub Drowning, May 1961

Joplin Woman Drowned Accidentally in Tub.

JOPLIN, Mo., (AP)---Mrs. Clara I. Christman, widow of one of the founders of the former Christman department store in Joplin, accidentally drowned in her apartment Saturday night.

Mrs. Christman's body was found by the apartment manager in an overflowing tub of water.

The coroner ruled it accidental drowning.

The Christman store was sold to Macy's in 1954. Mrs. Christman was the widow of William P. Christman.

Great Bend Daily Tribune, Great Bend, KS 8 May 1961