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SHERWOOD, William ( -1932), drowned at Santa Catalina Island while he was living at Avalon. He was 24 years old.

In the News~

May 25, 1932 [San Pedro News Pilot]: “The rocky shores of Santa Catalina Island were searched today for the body of a youth, believed drowned late yesterday when a small boat in which the two young men and a girl were sailing was swamped by a huge wave. The woman, Mrs. Billie Monroe, 24, and Victor Dolan, 27, saved their lives by swimming a mile to shore but William Sherwood, 24, of Avalon, was not found after the accident and seamen feared he had drowned.”

May 26, 1932 [Covina Argus]: “Former Covinan drowned. William Sherwood, known in Covina and Glendora, was drowned in the ocean Tuesday. He was a resident of Avalon, 24 years of age. Sherwood and two companions were cast into the sea when a huge wave curled over their small craft and the boat went down, near Catalina Island. Sherwood was lost, but the other two, a man and a woman, managed to swim ashore.”