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Chilton Times June 10, 1899

Word reached this city Wednesday, that the body of an unknown man had been washed up by the waves at Mud Creek on Lake Winnebago on that day. The body was first discovered by Geo. Denslow, about half a mile from shore, while out in a boat. He notified the authorites and an inquest was held. The body proved to be that of Arthur Pratt, a young man of Fond du Lac who was capsized from a boat on Memorial Day and drowned. Thursday morning a telephone message receive by The Times stated that the body of Will Skinner a companion of Pratt's who was drowned at the same time, was found off the farm of M. Jenkin in the town of Brothertown, on that day. Both bodies were taken to Fond du Lac by friends for interment.

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