River Claims Sixth Victim
Body of William Gallaher Found in Running Slough, Death Said to be Accidental
Monday, April 10, Lloyal Smith, Dresbach, Minn
Sunday June 4, William Hagenbarth, Running Sloth
Sunday June 11, Peter Schuh, West Channel
Thursday July 13, Edwin Esterie ,Black River
Sunday July 23 , F A Wenzel , Dakota , Minn
Friday Aug 4, William Gallaher , Running Slough
William Gallaher, age 39, was drowned in Running Slough yesterday afternoon at about 2:30 oclock, his body being found in the water about 15 feet from the shore after he had been missed for some time and a search was started. Death is believed to be accidental.
Mr. Gallaher went to the farm of his brother in law, Jacob Mickschl located in the bottom lands about a mile and a half west of Henry Murth's place on the Mormon Coulee road, yesterday afternoon to assist haying and it is thought he went wading to cool off when he either steeped into a hole or was overcome from the shock of the cold water.
During the afternoon Mr Gallaher was working with Fred Kaser who went in search of a scythe to cut some hay which could not be reached with the mower. When Mr Kaser returned, Mr Gallaher was not there so the former asked Mr Michachl if he had seen him. He had not, but was thought as Mr Gallaher had not been feeling well that he had gone to the house where he had been living.
When he could not be located a search was started and after a while the body was seen in the water about 15 feet from the shore. Fessler and Dahl were notified and the body taken to their establishment and Corner Kleebar decided that it was not necessary to hold an inquest.
Mr Gallaher was born on December 151871 in Chipmunk Coulee, Vernon County, and had lived there all his life.
The funeral will be held at 2:30 Monday afternoon and interment will take place in the Catholic Cemetery beside his parents.
Surviving Mr Gallaher are three sisters, Mrs Jacob Mickschl at whose home he lived , Miss Mary Gallaher of La Crosse and Mrs. Appleton Esler of Mora, Minn.
Side not to this article I recently visited the cemetery and think that he is not buried next to his parents.
Cemetery records have his parents in the Old section and he is in a different area.
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