Drowned in the Flood
Sparta, Ky., Feb. 23. - Charles Holton, the 19-year-old son of J. W. Holton, of this county (Gallatin), was drowned in the floods following the terrific rains of the past two days. Others are reported missing, and more than 25 families were compelled to flee from their houses by the rising waters of Eagle creek. Young Holton attempted to cross the creek on his way home from a call on a young lady. The water is eight feet deep in the houses along the creek, and the loss in cattle and hogs has been great.
from Maysville's Daily Public Ledger, February 23, 1897