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Earl Barnard and Delbert Whittaker

Hartford Herald
June 19, 1912

Drowned in Green River.

Earl Barnard, age about 18 years, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Barnard, of near South Carrollton, Ky., was drowned in Green river at what is known as Shrewsbury's Landing in Ohio county, Monday afternoon while in bathing with several other companions.

Young Barnard being unable to swim and getting into deep water was the cause of his drowning. Up to Tuesday at noon his body had not been recovered, but the services of an expert diver of Evansvllle, Ind., has been obtained and it is hoped that it will be only a short time until his remains will be found. The deceased is a nephew of M. W. and M. H. Barnard, of Hartford, Ky., and is survived by his father, mother and one brother.

Hartford Herald
June 28, 1922


Delbert Whittaker was drowned at 6 o’clock p.m. Wednesday, at Rochester, while bathing in Green River. A boat was passing at the time and it is not definitely known whether the waves from the craft or cramps caused his death. After dragging the river for two hours the body was found. His age was 18 years, 8 months and 3 days.

The youth was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Whittaker, of the Barnett’s Creel vicinity and he and his wife had only recently moved to Rochester, where they opened a bathing beach and restaurant for the season.  He attended Hartford High School during the year 1920-21 and was well known here.  He was a member of Barnett’s Creek Baptist Church and a splendid young man. He is survived by his parents, wife, three brothers and one sister.

Rev. Russell Walker, pastor of Hartford Baptist Church, conducted funeral services at Mt. Hermon Methodist Church Thursday afternoon.  The body was laid to rest in the church cemetery. An immense congregation was present at both services and there were many beautiful floral arrangements.  The surviving relatives have the most profound sympathy of his many friends both here and in the home community.


Thankfully, the foregoing ends the articles on drownings in Ohio County. 

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