Charles Wilkinson, aged 16, the son of John Wilkinson of High Valley, was drowned in a slough near Hendershott’s point last Saturday afternoon. He was in company with other boys who had gone to the place for the purpose of bathing.

The full particulars of the accident have not been received further than the fact that the boy was unable to swim, and sometime after entering the slough his body was discovered in deep water but a few feet distant from the bank.

“Charles Wilkinson Drowned”
Printed June 1896.
Obituaries and Other Vital Records of Union County, Oregon, 1890-1930.
Compiled by Clara Cline Lee.
Reproduced by Walter M. Pierce Library, Eastern Oregon Library, 1972.

Tombstone Inscriptions
Union Cemetery
Union, Union Co., Oregon

Chas, Henry
Son of J & S Wilkinson
Died June 20, 1896
Aged 16 Yr, 1 Mo, 10 Ds.
Weep not father and mother for me
For I am wanting in glory for thee

Contributed by: Robin Church