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Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana, Thursday April 25, 1907

Mrs. Lode Whitson has been given $5000 damages for the drowning of her husband at Broad Ripple last summer. Whitson was a passenger on the excursion steamer Sunshine. The boat sank and the other passengers waded ashore, but Whitson failed to escape.

[Notes: White City was a pleasure garden with many amenities including rides on the White River. It was located at Broad Ripple on the "far" north side of Indianapolis. By the 1940's it was gone. Ultimately the land became Broad Ripple Park -- no rides (unless you count crawling over the old steam locomotive). Even the old carousel is gone: it became part of the Children's Museum when that was still on 30th Street. Kathy]

Source: Indiana Certificate of Death 329 - Center Township, Marion County, Indiana
Lora H. Whitson
died August 7, 1905 - accidental drowning - Dr. HD Tutlewiler, Coroner
Born: 1876
Died: Age 29
Occupation: Stock Dealer
Born: Indiana
Died: Broad Ripple Park
Father: James R. Whitson, Indiana
Mother: Jesse V. Alexander born Indiana
Informant: James R. Whitson 2018 Highland Place
Buried: Russellville Indiana Aug 9, 1905 by FA Blanchard, 153 N. Delaware, Undertaker
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