One of the saddest events of the flood was the drowning of Clarence Lyon, son of Cashier S. S. Lyon of the First National Bank of Fargo. With two companions, young Lyon rowed over the rapids formed by the water from Big coulee, running over Eigthth street toward Red river. On the rapids the boat was upset. The other boys reached the shore, but Lyon sank and was found an hour later by his father and United States Marshal Cronan, who were assisting in dragging for the body. The affair cast a gloom over the whole town. Lyon was 18 years old and a popular boy.
Griggs County Courier, 4/16/1897