Obituary of Mrs Lawless & Mrs H P Stone & 3 others ~ 1936
The Whitehorse Star
August 7, 1936
Bodies of Two Haines
Women Are Recovered
From Canal by Searchers
Grim Aftermath of Boating Tragedy
Three Men Still Missing
HAINES, Alaska, Aug. 4 - Officers and enlisted men from Chilkoot Barracks
continued their search today for the bodies of Sergeant Oliver Lawliss, his
son Dean, and Sergt. Paul McWain, believed drowned in a motorboat tragedy at
Dysanki Inlet Sunday night.
The bodies of Mrs. Lawless and Mrs. H. P. Stone, wife of Sergeant Stone, as
well as the Lawliss dog, had been recovered today.
The party left Chilkoot at 1:30 p.m. Sunday in a small boat with an outboard,
on a picnic to Dysanki Inlet. At 10 p.m. the post launch, J-44, started a
search for them.
The boat was found filled with water at the mouth of Chilkoot inlet. At 8
o'clock Monday morning searchers found Mrs. Lawliss' body floating and at
noon they discovered Mrs. Stone's body.
Search is still going on for the other victims. The dog was found on the beach,
The Lawliss family has no relatives here. Sergeant Stone is first sergeant of
Company E, and is now at the post. Sergeant McWain is unmarried.
Mrs. Stone's body was found clinging to a life preserver. One other preserver
was adrift. Mrs. Stone's body was found on the beach near the old Chilkoot
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