Subject: Michael Carter
Source: St. Joseph Herald, 17 August 1880, p. 4

A Young Man While Bathing Suddenly Sinks
The Swift Current Soon Carries Him Far Beyond the Reach of Aid.
And He Dies in the Prime of Manhood, Beneath the Murky Waves.

[Several paragraphs almost entirely illegible]

Mr. Carter was a single man about twenty-… years of age, came to this city … years since from Erie, Pa., … friends and relatives … Hannibal and St. Joseph…

his friends was … among …signed … He boarded … South … street. The accident has cast a shadow over his fellow workmen, who shudder whenever they think of the fate of one whom the … so well … knowing … the next … have … all attempts….

Source: St. Joseph Herald, 22 August 1880, p. 4

Last Saturday evening Michael Carter, a constru…. Ha… and St. Joseph road, and … companions were in the Missouri …ing, when Mike took the … of that des… and … though he … when his body, … eaten up by buzzards, was discovered by a fisherman, lying upon a sand bar near … on the Missouri side of the river … an inquest was …

… a dispatch … Erie, Pa., a few … to give her brother a respectable burial and send her the bill.

Mr. Seidenfadden [sic] took charge of the corpse yesterday afternoon, and they were placed in the Catholic cemetery, as his sister had directed. The flesh was almost half eaten from the bones of his body and it ….