Saturday, December 13, 2014

Death of a Deep River Boy

Since coming to the village of Deep River, members of the Cullman family had survived a train wreck and a bout of influenza, but in the autumn of 1921 the middle child, Walter, fell ill, and this time there was no lucky escape.

2014-12-13. Walter Cullman
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Hobart News, 6 Oct. 1921.

His 16th birthday had been on September 16, not quite three weeks earlier. Walter was a sophomore at Hobart High School, I suppose, having graduated from the Deep River school in May 1920.

Additional Source: "Boy Dies at Deepriver." Hobart Gazette 7 Oct. 1921.

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