The State vs. the Dead Body of Noah Wesley Dawkins

3 white boys were in the river and they offered deceased fifty cents if he would go into the water. Boys said it was not deep. deceased walked some time into the water & stepped off into deep water. swam about six feet & then sank.

Date: 
June 18, 1888

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
drowning
Inquest Finding: 

upon their oaths do say that the deceased came to his death by accidental drowning while in swimming

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
trial justice acting as coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at home of John Dawkins

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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