Toddler Drowns In A Bathtub. Robert Eugene Page, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Page, Newton, drowned Monday in the bathtub at his home. The child’s mother said she had left him in the house while she burned some trash and then chatted with some neighbors. When she looked for her son, she said, she found him floating face down in the tub. Dr. Carl O. Tomkins, coroner, made a tentative finding of accidental death and said he did not anticipate calling a coroner’s inquest. The Iola Register, Iola Kansas. Wednesday, March 29, 1972. Page 4.
Robert Eugene Page, 11-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Page, Newton, was dead on arrival Monday at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, after drowning at his home. He was born April 3, 1971, at Newton. Survivors include the parents; maternal grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. John Hybsha, Newton; parental grandparents: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Page, Newton; great-grandmother: Mrs. Dessie Scott, Caldwell. Funeral will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 29) at the Petersen Funeral Home, Newton; Rev. Robert Baer. Burial will be in Hesston Cemetery. Friends may call from Tuesday afternoon until service time at the funeral home. The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson, Kansas. Tuesday, March 28, 1972. Page 14.