Posted By:anna geis
Subject:Lloyd Armstrong (mother widow Briggs) drowned 1906 Colorado
Post Date:November 09, 2010 at 13:51:21
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I am not related to this family…

The Longmont Ledger
Longmont, Boulder Co, Colorado
Friday December 28, 1906

Death of Two by Drowning

A very distressing accident occurred on Cole’s lake, 1 ˝ miles north-east of Berthoud about noon on Wednesday. A party of about twenty young folks were skating on the lake, when Lloyd Armstrong, a young man nineteen years of age, broke through. Everett Munson, about seventeen years of age, went to his rescue and went in also. Albert Sampson attempted to help them and he too went in but succeeded in getting out after a hard struggle, being assisted by a rope secured from a nearby haystack some possessed with enough presence of mind to do something. Munson and Armstron were both drowned in full view of their helpless mates.
Everett Munson was the only son of J. Y. Munson, County Commissioner of Larimer county, and Lloyd Armstrong’s mother was a widow named Briggs. She and her son came to Colorado last summer for the benefit of his health.
It was a horrible accident, more so because it seems so unnecessary. Mr. and Mrs. Munson can have the satisfaction of knowing that their son did a noble deed in fearlessly going to the help of his companion in danger.
Funeral services will be held in the Presbyterian church today at Berthoud, and the remains of Everett will be brought to the Longmont cemetery for interment, while that of Lloyd will be sent to Illinois.

Note: There are more references to the Munson and Armstrong family in the Longmont Ledger Directory.
If you are interested in any of the references contact me at and I could get a copy on my next visit to Longmont.

Here is the link to the newspaper.