Drowned In The Delaware
February 1, 1892


Special Dispatch to The North American.
BURLINGTON, N. J., Feb. 1—William and Henry Wilcox, aged thirteen and fourteen years respectively, sons of Henry Wilcox, an employee of the Knickerbocker Ice Company at Kinkora, made fatal choice of the ice-bridged Delaware as their path to school.
They had not gotten out of sight of their home before Henry broke through and William, who bravely attempting the rescue of his brother, also fell in. The father of the boys saw their mishap and hurried to their aid, but just as he reached them the struggling boys sank for the last time. The bodies were recovered.

From the collection of The Comtesse DeSpair
The 1892 Morbid Scrapbook

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