07 August 2010

Drowned In Higgins Lake In 1921

A University of Michigan student drowned at Higgins Lake in August of 1921. Some of my favorite childhood memories were from Higgins Lake. I always thought of it as "safe" since one could venture out far from shore and still find shallow water. But it was not safe for Emerson William Jones who drowned at Higgins Lake in Roscommon County, Michigan, on 7 Aug 1921 and was buried in Toledo, Ohio.

Higgins Lake from the porch of B & A White's former summer home

A search of the Necrology File Index for the University of Michigan found the following results:
Full Name Death Date Degree Supp. File Box
Jones, Emerson William Aug. 7, 1921 a 1919-21, m 1920-21 351
a = College of LS&A m = Medical School

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