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Andrew Burt and A. R. Martin drown in Nishnabotana.

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Andrew Burt and A. R. Martin drown in Nishnabotana.

Posted: 1334174681000
Classification: Death
Surnames: Burt, Martin
PAGE COUNTY HERALD. June 29, 1860. "TWO MEN DROWNED". -- By private correspondence to a gentleman in this town, we learn that on the 23d inst. two men -- Andrew Burt and A. R. Martin -- were drowned in the Nishnabottana river, east of Sidney. They with two others were seining the river when Mr. Burt got into deep water and was about to drown, when Mr. Martin swam to his assistance, and instead of succeeding in saving his life, was drowned with him. While they were struggling in the water, a third man--Henry Martin--swam to their assistance and was caught by Mr. Burt, in his dying struggles, and came near sharing the fate of the drowning men. It was several hours before the bodies could be recovered, as the water was 18 feet deep.

Their bodies were taken to Sidney for interment, on Sunday, where a funeral discourse was preached by Rev. B. Rector.

Mr. Burt left a wife and one child, and Mr. Martin left a wife and several children to mourn their loss.

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