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Claysburg Officials Drown


Herald of May 16, 1919

Seven men, six of whom were officials of the Silica Brick Operatives’ association in this section of the state, were drowned at 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, when a boat in which they were crossing the Juniata river, at Hawstone, near Lewistown, sank. Three of the victims were residents of Claysburg, identified with the Standard Refractories company and all were attending the regular monthly meeting of the Silica Operatives’ association at Lewistown and Hawstone. Five persons aboard the boat were saved. Those drowned were: William G. Fisher, 31, Claysburg secretary...

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