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In Years Past

April 15, 2013
The Post-Journal

In 1913, Miss Elsie Brumagin had a narrow escape from drowning at the end of the steamboat dock at Mayville depot the previous night and was only saved by the heroic efforts of Rowland Batton, who saw the accident and plunged into the 20-foot deep water and brought Miss Brumagin safely to the dock, after a hard fight. The cold plunge of Miss Brumagin was an accident caused by a loose board near the end of the dock on which she tripped while walking very near the edge. She was with Miss Pearl Dornbarger when the affair happened. Miss Dornbarger was the daughter of the proprietor of the Lakeview Hotel and Miss Brumagin was employed there.



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