Thursday, May 9, 2013
|The Meramec River|
The body of John Kane, a young man about 29 years of age, was recovered on Friday last from the Meramec river, in which he was drowned on Sunday. He was a resident of this city and was of a party of base ball players who went out to the Meramec river, on the Pacific Railroad, to play ball. Going in the river for a swim, he took cramp and was drowned.-Missouri Republican, June 6, 1869
Kane is the third pioneer-era, St. Louis baseball player, along with Asa Smith and Alexander Crosman, who I'm aware of that met a watery end.