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Transcribed from the Clearfield Evening Progress June 12, 1913
Sad Accident to a Young Philips-
burg School Teacher
THROWN INTO THE WATER
Her Sister and a Young Man Res-
cued, But Miss Violet Swift Sinks
to Her Death -- Her Body Recovered
the Next Day -- Remains Brought to
Miss Violet Swift, daughter of
Joseph Swift and wife, of Phillips-
burg, was drowned at Niagra Falls
Tuesday evening. Miss Bella Swift,
a sister of the dead girl, who is a
teacher in the Philipsburg schools,
was on a visit to Miss Violet. The
two girls and a young man went ca-
noeing on a branch of the river.
The swell from a passing motot boat
upset the canoe and the entire party
were thrown into the water. The
young man with Miss Bella were res-
cued but Miss Violet sank beneath
the water and her body was not re-
covered until Wednesday morning.
Violet Swift was born in Phil-
ipsburg October 15, 1885, graduating
from the public schools of that town
in 1902, and had been teacing school
in Niagra Falls for about a year.
The body of the unfortunate young
lady will be brought to her parents
Keywords/Tags: Violet Swift, Joseph Swift, Bella Swift, Philipsburg, Niagra Falls