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Vern D ////////////////////////////////// Transcribed by Dee Sardoch; ////////////////////////////////// Stockton Daily Independent Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA ************************* >>MONDAY, 4 AUG 1862<<
DROWNED -- A letter received in this city on Saturday by Mr. J.B. HOUCHE, dated Stickeen River, July 9th, states that Mr. Clement VINCENT of this city was drowned in that river on the 28th of June. A party of 4, consisting of Mr. VINCENT, Mr. J.D. FISHER, Mr. YARDLEY and Mr. Louis BERTRAND, all formerly of this city, were in a boat making their way up the river. They had proceeded a distance of about 150 miles from the mouth, on their way to the mines, and were working the boat through the 1st canyon. Mr. VINCENT was steering with an oar when he slipped and fell overboard, the swift, boiling current taking him under immediately, rendering all efforts to save him useless. The deceased left among his effects $412.50, which will be taken care of and forwarded to his relatives. He was a native of Edgartown, Mass., aged about 35 years, and a member of Stockton Lodge, No. 11, I.O.O.F., of this city. He came to California in the early days, returned East and revisited this State some 3 years ago, residing mostly in this city, where he enjoyed the confidence and respect of all who knew him. He was a man of exemplary habits, of strict integrity and rare social qualities.