The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Nov. 30, 1886

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The Late Charles Vorce
Arrival of His Remains - A Sad and Touching Incident.

The remains of Charles R. Vorce, a sailor on the schooner Lem Ellsworth, who was caught in a tow line Sunday night and received injuries from which he died, arrived here on the 9:30 train on the R.W. & O. and last evening were taken directly to Perham's undertaking rooms. this morning the body was taken home.

A peculiarly sad and touching incident is told in connection with the death of the young man. On leaving the canal a few days since Vorce wrote to his widowed mother, whose sole support he was, telling her that he would be home on Monday noon. Accordingly Mrs. Vorce waited patiently for him. Two marine men who had been requested by Capt. Murray of the Ellsworth to notify Mrs. Vorce of her son's death, were so impressed with the sadness of the situation that they decided to go to Rev. Mr. Parker and ask him to convey the news to Mrs. Vorce, which he did.

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Richard Palmer
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Oswego Palladium (Oswego, NY), Tues., Nov. 30, 1886