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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
George McCormick

A Sad Fate
George McCormick Meets His Death In A Watery Grave

   The community was startled Wednesday by the information that George McCormick had been drowned while driving logs on the north branch of the Cedar, just above the McGregor dam. He was in company with his brothers James and Johnny and G. C. Grout when the accident occurred. It seems that James, in jumping form one log to another, lost his footing, fell in and went under, and George, in attempting to assist him out, also fell in.
   James managed with the assistance of Mr. Grout to get out, but the sad fate of George was sealed. He attempted to swim for shore, and was making good progress, when for some reason he changed his course and drifted out into the current, and sank to the bottom, never more to rise again, without assistance. The dam was let off and the stream dragged and the body was found a short distance below the place where he sank. The accident occurred between 9 and 10 o'clock a.m.
   The deceased was in the 23rd year of his age, a young man of steady habits, well-known hereabouts and had many friends, who mourn his sad fate. His parents reside in New York state. The funeral will take place from the residence of his brother James today at 2 o'clock.
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March 1880
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:3 C:5
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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