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Richmond Whig
Richmond Whig
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Description: Prominent Lawyer Drowned

Date: March 23 1860

Newspaper published in: Richmond, VA

Page/Column: 1

Prominent Lawyer Drowned

We regret to learn that on Monday last, William M. Cook, Esq., a prominent lawyer of Roanoke County, was drowned while on his way to Craig County Court. Together with another gentleman, he attempted to cross Morris's creek, in a buggy, but the stream being very much swollen at the time, Mr. Cook and his companion were washed from the buggy, and Mr. Cook being unable to help himself, was drowned, almost instantly. His companion, however, succeeded in saving himself. [From the Lynchburg Republican.]

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