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Robinson, Chester (Mrs.)

    Ebensburg Mountaineer-Herald, 23 Aug 1906, Contributed by Lisa Baker


Bridge Breaks and They Are Hurled Into Stream

Altoona, Aug. 20 A wire suspension foot bridge across the Juniata river, near Williamsburg, gave way last night as Chester Robinson, wife and two small children were crossing and the wife and the youngest child were drowned.

Robinson had his 4-year-old son, Ralph in his arms at the time and succeeded in reaching shore with him. He returned to rescue his wife and 18-months-old child, but they were washed down stream by the swift current before he could reach them.

Their bodies have not been recovered.

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