Marmarth Youth Drowned in Reservoir
Elmer Tabor, his brother, Calvin, Cecil and Donald Mayo and Mercade Cramer were swimming in the railroad reservoir at Marmarth Sunday of last week, when Elmer lost his life in an attempt to swim across the reservoir. His brother started to his rescue in a leaky skiff which soon began to sink. Young Cramer came to his rescue with a plank and both were exhausted when they got back to the dock. Efficient swimmers were by that time in the water diving to locate the body. After half an hour L.P. Larson brought the body to the surface and two doctors labored to resuscitate the young man but it is believed that he died of cramps or heart failure as his lungs contained no water. He was a bright, likable young man who had just graduated with honors in May from the Marmarth schools and his death brings sadness to many.
Slope County News, 7/11/1918