The 12 vic­tims of the Wa­ter Witch tragedy:

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• Joanna Croke — born in Marys­vale or Cupids; age un­known; un­mar­ried; burial place un­known; sur­vived by her mother; fam­ily de­clined money from relief fund;

• Elias Ford — born 1833; age 42 at time of death; mar­ried for 20 years to Mary Char­lotte Sprack­lin; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; left be­hind a wife and eight chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 50 pounds from relief fund;

• Ge­orge Ivimey — born 1833; age 42 at time of death; mar­ried to a woman named Ann (maiden name un­known); buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; sur­vived by wife and four chil­dren; two brothers sur­vived the dis­as­ter; fam­ily re­ceived 30 pounds from relief fund;

• Malvania Sprack­lin — born 1853; age 22 at time of death; mar­ried for six months to sur­vivor Wil­liam Ed­ward Sprack­lin; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; maiden name was Cave; fam­ily re­ceived no money from relief fund;

• El­iz­a­beth Anne Sprack­lin — born 1852; age 23 at time of death; mar­ried to sur­vivor Sa­muel Percy Sprack­lin; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; maiden name was Wells; fam­ily re­ceived no money from relief fund;

• Jonathan Sprack­lin — born 1843; age 32 at time of death; mar­ried for seven years to Pa­tience Mug­ford; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; sur­vived by wife and two chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 20 pounds from relief fund;

• Mose Robert Sprack­lin — born 1849; age 26 at time of death (grave­yard head­stone says 27); un­mar­ried; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; son of ship’s cap­tain; fam­ily re­ceived no money from relief fund;

• Priscella Sprack­lin — born 1856; age 19 at time of death; mar­i­tal sta­tus un­known; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; fam­ily re­ceived no money from relief fund;

• Wil­liam Sprack­lin — un­known date of birth, age at death, mar­i­tal sta­tus or burial in­for­ma­tion; sur­vived by a wife and five chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 35 pounds from relief fund;

• Solomon Tay­lor — born 1819; age 56 at time of death; mar­ried for 28 years to Mary Ann Web­ber; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; sur­vived by wife and six chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 50 pounds from relief fund;

• Richard Web­ber — born 1846; age 29 at time of death; mar­ried for three years to Su­sanna Penny; buried Dec. 6, 1875 in Cupids; sur­vived by a wife and two chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 30 pounds from relief fund;

• Sa­muel Wells — born 1833; age 42 at time of death; mar­ried for five years to first wife El­iz­a­beth An­drews (she died in 1864), and 11 years to sec­ond wife Marry Hussey; buried Dec. 7, 1875 in Salmon Cove, South River; sur­vived by his sec­ond wife and two chil­dren; fam­ily re­ceived 20 pounds from relief fund.

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