|Posted 2019-03-13 by Judy Wight Branson|
|Weekly Journal-Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory|
Wednesday, February 15, 1905, page 6.3
Swallowed Up by the Floods.
Third Death in the Family Within a Year and Mother is Grief Stricken
Over Her Loss
On the evening of 5th of February Oscar Wright, a boy about twenty
years old was crossing the Verde River at what is known as Mrs. Young's
crossing about three miles miles below Camp Verde, his horse stumbled
and fell down in the river. The boy fell off the the upper side of the
horse and as the strong current carried him past the the horse, we
heard he was seen to grab at the horse's tail.
A boy named Ralph Bell and a man, George Young, were near by. Chas.
Sims was on a horse a few hundred yards away and saw him go into the
river. He ran his horse to the bank but it was too high and
perpendicular for him to get the horse down.
He saw the boy and told him to keep head above the water but about
that time the boy sunk and did not come to the surface of the water
Search parties went along both sides of the river for about ten miles,
but up to present writing have not found the remains. On the 27th of
January, 1904, his sister, Etta Wright, a beautiful girl, aged nearly
seventeen years died, and on the 5th of February, 1904, his father,
George W. Wright, died here.
The widow of George W. Wright and four sons and one daughter live near
here. The mother is heart broken at the losses in the family and like
Rachel of old is inconsolable.
Oscar Wright was a good industrious boy and in every way helped his
mother and his death is an irreparable loss to her. The Verde River has
been past fording for about a week. It rained almost incessantly for
four days and nights. Written by Geo. W. Hance
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