C O V I N G T O N J O U R N A L
New Series--Vol. VII, No. 13
COVINGTON, KY., APRIL 25, 1874
Whole No. 324
DROWNED, --- Mr. Albert Yeager is supposed to
have been drowned on Tuesday night in Licking
river at Wagoner’s ferry. Mr. Yeager was in town
on Tuesdays evening, and left here late, going
to Mr. Field’s where his wife was, which place
he reached some time after dark. From there, he
with his wife, started home, but getting lost in
the woods it was about two o’clock when they
reached the river. They called to Mrs. Taylor,
his mother-in-law, to bring the boat to them.
She started with a lantern in the boat, which
blinded her, and the river being high, she was
soon lost and went down stream at a rapid rate.
They started to follow, but were soon stopped by
briers and bushes, so he told his wife to go to
Mr. Routt’s and get him to take his boat and
look for Mrs. Taylor and he would go back up the
river and call to Mr. Wiggins, who is a close
neighbor, to send some one to stay with his
children. It is supposed that when he went back
near the house he heard his children crying and
no one being with them, he tried to swim to
them, and was drowned in the attempt. The next
morning his clothes were found hanging on the
fence near the river, and his tracks were seen
where he went down into the water. His hat was
found in the river several hundred yards below.
Several men have been engaged in looking for his
body, but have not found it yet. He leaves a
wife and two children to mourn his loss.
On the 18th inst., to the wife of Mr.
M. Mullins, of this place, a son…. On the 18th
inst., to the wife of O. P. Salmon, a daughter….
On the 16th inst., to the wife of J.
C. Morris, a daughter.
DIED – In
this place, on the 21st inst., infant
son of Matthew and Ann Mullins.
MARRIED – On the 21st inst., at
the residence of the bride’s father in Pendleton
county, Mr. Wm. E. Barker to Miss Mahala J.