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Belle Carrett

The remains of Miss Belle Carrett were brought here from Whiting Friday for interment. Deceased with Miss Mentzer, whose home is north of Chesterton, and another girl, was out in a row boat on Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Lake Michigan near Edgemore. The boat drifted out to sea, and one of the girls, panic-stricken, jumped out of the boat to pull it to shore. The water was quite deep, and Miss Carrett jumped into the water to save her companion. In her attempts, she lost her life, while the girl she tried to save managed to reach the side of the boat and hang on until some fishermen came to the rescue. Although there were oars in the boat, the girls were too frightened to use them. Miss Carrett was sixteen years old and a beautiful girl. The services were conducted at the Catholic church, and the remains laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery here, where another member of the family is buried.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: September 25, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 24
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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