Wednesday, October 27, 2004

George R. Darst, 1889-1971

George R. Darst (1889-1971); the son of John W. Darst (1848-ca1931); the son of David Darst (1821-1909); the son of John Darst (1772-1860); the son of Abraham Darst (1745-1822); the son of Abraham Derst (1725-1772), our Pfeddersheim immigrant survived a near tragic accident ...
Two Burned When
Boat Motor Explodes
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) ---- A Rochester couple suffered burns but escaped drowning Sunday when their inboard motor boat exploded and burned on the Zumbro River north of here.
Mrs. George Darst suffered burns on her legs and arms and her husband, 64, less serious burns.
They were about 100 yards from shore when the motor exploded. Fire broke out immediately.
Mrs. Darst quickly paddled the craft to a point where they could jump out and wade to shore.
Darst cannot swim.

Tuesday 20 JUL 1954 - Fergus Falls Daily Journal, Fergus Falls, Minnesota