Saturday, February 11, 2012

Two Brothers Drown In West Belleville

On Thursday, the 22d inst., Charles and Peter Dingle, sons of Christopher Dingle, aged respectively five and ten years, left home soon after dinner to gather dry wood in the suburbs of West Belleville.  Near the Western Brewery they discovered a bird’s next in a tree, which overhung an old quarry half filled with water, and the elder of the boys climbed the tree for the purpose of getting the next, while the younger waited below.  By some mischance the young one fell into the water, when the elder immediately plunged in after to try to save him, but failing, they both were drowned. –{Belleville Democrat.

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, May 31, 1862, p. 3

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