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The Eastern Gazette 9-6-1928, p.1
MR. DENSLOW'S BODY FOUND Aged Man Missing Since Monday - Veteran Fisherman Drowned While Engaged in Favorite Pastime-Well Known and Highly Respected Citizen Continued search for the body of Jason Denslow, who met death Monday while out fishing on Lake Wassookeag, resulted in finding him this forenoon. Robert Grover, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Grover and Winfield Roberts, son of Mrs. Wm. Babcock, who were out in a canoe, found Mr. Denslow up in the inlet about 300 yards from where his boat was found. Dr. Strout was summoned and pronounced death due to an acute attack of some kind. Mr. Denslow started out Monday morning to go fishing, telling his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Albert Denslow, not to wait dinner for him as he might be gone until late in the day. When he did not return at supper time Mrs. Denslow became alarmed and with a neighbor, Freeland Gould, went to the lake, but found no trace of him. Later a searching party took a boat and went up to the lower pond, where with searchlights they located Mr. Denslow's boat drifting near the shore. In the boat his coat was thrown over one of the seats, his glasses case on the seat and his fishing basket and one of the two rods he had taken were also found in the boat. Mr. Denslow was born in Richmond, February 24, 1849. As a young boy he came to Dexter with his mother and has made his home here for over 60 years, where he was held in the highest esteem by a large circle of friends. He was in the furniture and undertaking business for many years, retiring from active business about 12 years ago. He was a very active man, taking an interest in political affairs and raising one of the best gardens in town. Only recently he attended the Three Quarter Century club meeting in Bangor and was one of those who tripped the light fantastic at the old fashioned dancing party. He is survived by one son, Albert Denslow, who was on his way home from a business trip in the interests of Fay & Scott at the time of the accident, and by one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Helms of Gray and a granddaughter, Miss Lois Helms. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The family has the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this town and elsewhere.