The Butler Herald Butler, Georgia Tuesday, March 31, 1891 - Page Three Died Like A Hero Kennedy, Ala., March 19th – Miss Sallie Cox, aged 16, daughter of Representative Cox, of Pickens County, and A.A. Moore, aged 21, both pupils of the Kennedy High School, were drowned between five and six o’clock p.m. yesterday in the Maxapalila river. The deceased together with Joe Kennedy and Miss Floy Cooke, was taking a boat ride when the boat capsized. At the risk of his own life Mr. Kennedy bravely battled with the swift flowing current and finally succeeded in reaching the shore with his precious burden, safely landing Miss Cooke, who seeing his exhausted condition, prevented him from making a suicidal attempt to bring the others ashore. The river is unusually rapid where the boat capsized and while it would have been easy for Moore to reach the shore alone he found it impossible to do so with Miss Cox, and like the brave man that he was died bravely battling with an irresistible current in a vain attempt to rescue one who was dependent on him alone. The entire community is shocked and grieved at the sad and untimely death of two of its favorites. The bodies of both are recovered and two of the saddest funerals of this section will take place today.