Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Found Drowned

Home News, April 18, 1862

On Friday last, the body of a man was found in the Ohio river on the farm of H. D. Hill in Newport township. He was apparently about forty to forty-five years of age, over six feet high, minus the forefinger of the left hand, and was dressed in a flannel shirt, jean pants and common boots. No other marks about him by which he might be identified, and nothing in his pockets. It is possible he might have been one of those who were lost from the steamer Advance when she exploded a few weeks since above Matamoras. The body was buried without an inquest.

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