The Goldendale Sentinel, Vol. 66, No. 3
January 18, 1945

Clippings of the Past
This story was originally published in the August 8, 1900 issue of The Goldendale Sentinel

"Gen. Gaunt the 10 year old son of Mrs. and Mrs. A. Gaunt, formerly of this city, but now of Toppenish, was drowned in the Yakima river about two miles from that place on Saturday evening. He had gone fishing in company with two boys, both smaller than himself, and when they had reached a point near the bridge, began hunting bait. In reaching for pennywinkles he lost his balance and fell into a pool of water 15 feet deep. The little fellow was unable to swim, and the only grown person near made his way from the bridge, but being equally unskilled in the art could render no assistance..."
[Please note that "Gen. Gaunt" should likely have been either Geo. Gaunt or George Gaunt.]

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Obituary for George Gaunt. To find item, go to Column 2.

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