Goodspeed Histories: A Tragedy at Brookville
Four children drowned there in 1890. A sibling’s descendant wanted to know why.
November 2, 2019
“A Mystery Solved (https://goodspeedhistories.co
In 1890 two children fell into the canal at Brookville and were drowned. Three months later, their twin cousins fell into the river near the same location and also drowned. It was so great a family tragedy that the survivors refused to speak of it to succeeding generations. But a descendant of one set of parents took it upon herself to discover the details. It makes for a riveting story, and is the first guest post on the Goodspeed Histories website.