Untitled (Death of Harry Lee Rorick)

SACRAMENTO, Cal., July 18. — The Sacramento claimed two more victims this afternoon, making five within eight days. They were Charles Grant, aged 11 years, a son of J. C. Grant, a Southern Pacific engineer, and his little chum, Harry Lee Rorick, who lives with his father at San Jacinto, and who was in this city on a visit to his mother, the parents having separated; The boys went for a swim, and shortly afterward their clothes were found on the river bank. Within a few minutes the bodies of both lads were found lying together in a deep depression in the river known as “the well.” (San Francisco Call, July 19, 1897)

Harry Rorick, the 12-year old son of Baggagemaster Dave Rorick, running on the San Jacinto branch of the Southern California railway, was drowned in the Sacramento river on Sunday while swimming with his playmates. (Los Angeles Herald, July 22, 1897)

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