Bell, R.F.

Sacramento Daily Observer, 08 Jan 1867
Case of Drowning in Tehama

R.F. Bell, of this place, was drowned in the Sacramento river yesterday while attemtping to cross with seven othersin a small boat. They were but a short distance from shore, when the boat struck a snag, and the passengers becoming frightened, commenced jumping out and capsized the boat. All but Bell swam ashore, His body has not been recovered. Bell leaves a wife and several children to mourn his loss. He was an old resident of Tehama county.

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