The Caddo Banner
June 21, 1895
A Sad Death
Death at any age of life is sad to contemplate, but sadder still for the young who have just started upon life’s useful pilgrimage. On last Tuesday morning a gloom was cast over our town by the startling news that Mr. Sandy Faudree, a young gentleman who was born and raised near this place, had that morning been drowned in the Blue, a stream a few miles east of here.
Quite a number of our citizens volunteered their services and left for the scene of the drowning to aid in the recovery of the body from the turbid stream.
A hundred and fifty yards down the stream from where the terrible accident occurred the body was found and raised from its watery grave. It was brought here and interred in the cemetery near town.
Tuesday morning Mr. Faudree attempted to cross the swollen stream on a young unbroken horse, which failed to swim as he expected, and becoming alarmed, he abandoned the horse and endeavored to swim ashore, but alas, he was weighted down with his clothing and boots and sank to rise no more.
He was a young man who was highly respected by the citizens and his untimely death is a heavy stroke to his aged parents with whom he made his home and was a solace and comfort in their old age.
The Banner tenders its sympathy to the bereaved family and friends of the deceased.