HANKINSON BOY IS DROWNED IN SLOUGH
Hankinson, N.D., Nov. 21. Alfred, nine-year-old son of J. Terwilliger, was drowned in five feet of water in the Backhaus slough, two miles south of town. He ventured out on the thin ice which had formed on the surface, and broke through. His younger brother was with him at the time and ran to the house for help.
The father responded and waded into the water, but it was 45 minutes before the body was recovered and although every effort was made to revive him, it was too late.
Bismarck Tribune, 11/21/1916