NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON DEATHS OF 2 CONSTRUCTION WORKERS 1922 May, 4
From: Sawyer County Gazette – May 4, 1922
TWO MEN DROWN WHILE WORKING ON RESERVOIR DAM
An accident took place Tuesday afternoon about 4 o’clock at the scene of operations on the new reservoir dam which is being built below the mouth of the East Fork of the Chippewa River near here.
In this, the only serious accident that has occurred there, Frank Ptacek, a carpenter, and Alex Roman, a laborer, met with death.
ONE MAN FOUND
The body of the latter has been remove and is being interred at the Hayward in the event that no relatives are located. Undertaker William Alexander came over from the county seat Wednesday shortly after the finding of the body and took the same back with him.
Ptacek was a married man and lived at Port Arthur near Ladysmith. He has a wife and three small children. All efforts possible are being put forth to locate this man, but up to this (Thursday) noon, the search of the river has been fruitless.