Reinhold, William C., Jr. (Died on 12 Jun 1921)
appeared in Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 17 Jun 1921, p. 1

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Wilmette Youth Meets Death in Lake Waters

William C. Reinhold, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Reinhold of 1005 Ashland avenue, lost his life in the waters of Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon, June 12, when a canoe in which was a passenger overturned a mile and a half off the Kenilworth shore. The body has not been recovered.

Young Reinhold went out in the canoe with Lawrence Skewes, 1511 Walnut avenue, and Harold Lundberg, 13[?]8 Walnut avenue. More than a mile off shore the canoe capsized, and the three lads, classmates at the New Trier High School, clung to it awaiting rescue. Reinhold became exhausted and sank. Skewes and Lundberg held on until their rescuer A. M. Lovedale of Evanston, who had been bathing at the Kenilworth beach, reached them in a row boat.

Lovedale saw the canoe when it was hardly more than a speck on the horizon. Accompanied by Gordon Hiill, a young Kenilworth boy, Lovedale set out in a clumsy row boat which he found on the beach. The two battled with the waves for nearly an hour before they reached Lundberg and Skewes, who had drifted almost three miles from shore.

They were practically exhausted when the rescue was effected, and they immediately collapsed in the bottom of the boat. Neither boy can account accurately for the accident, but they attribute it partially to the condition of the rented boat whch they term "a rotten canoe." They think it became unbalanced when they turned to look at an airplane flying above them.

Mills Crawford of Winnetka, a student at New Trier High School, was drowned in Lake Michigan off Kenilworth, on May 21 when a canoe he was operating capsized. He drowned in a vain attempt to swim ashore.

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17 Jun 1921
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12 Jun 1921
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Reinhold, William C., Jr. (Died on 12 Jun 1921)