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Frank Benway was drowned in Lafce Erie, Saturday morning, within plain sight of friends standing on the dock at Catawba, lie was employed
John Darr, and was in a lifting boat which was being towed by a naptha ia charge of Mr. Darr. There was a big sea rolling, and Benway straightened up to avoid a big wave and was either washed out or lost his balance and feh out of his boat. Captain Darr en¬ deavored to come about and go to his rescue with the naptha, but the tiller rope broke and it took some time to repair this and get started. Benway was a powerful man and an expert swimmer, and was striking out man¬ fully for the shore. He covered per¬ haps 10 rods when he became exhaust¬ ed, as he was weighted down with heavy oilers and rubber boots, and sank. //-£.$ -/#*4.
The heavy sea prevented grappling Tor the body, and a few hours later the bruised body was washed ashore.
Frank Benway was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Benway, of Ca tawba Island. He was born May 7, 1871. He was married to Miss Felder, daughter of the late Michael Felder, of Carroll township, and they have one child, a son, eight years of age.
The funeral was held Monday after- . noon from the home of his parents. 1 The services were conducted by Rev Strauss, pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, this city, and were most im¬ pressive. The large attendance and the numerous and beautiful tloral offer- j ings testified to the esteem in which fc>ank Benway was held by the Island j peo>*e, The interment was in the' SJata'ftha Island cemetery.
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