Publication: VINCENNES GAZETTE
Date: June 26, 1869
TWO MEN DROWNED.—By a singular coincidence two men were drowned near Russellville, Ill., on Tuesday. One, a well- known farmer named Jos. Gardner, recently became insane in consequence of domestic troubles, and on Tuesday, eluding his friends who were watching him, ran into the river and was drowned before he could be rescued.
The other, a Frenchman named Truckey, a native of Vincennes and resident of Russellville , while intoxicated, attempted to cross the river in a canoe. Losing his balance he fell overboard and was drowned.