From the 4 April 1896 issue of the Tennessee Daily Journal and Journal and Tribune
Maryville, Tenn., April 8 – Robert Caughron, the young man who lost his life Wednesday in Little river, has been found within a short distance of where he went down. His father, William Caughron, was in the boat at the time it capsized, but succeeded in swimming to the shoret, and to his horror, when he looked back for his son, he and the boat had sunk to rise no more. It will be remembered that the senior Caughron came very near loosing [sic] his life two or three years ago in the waters of Little river crossing in a wagon, when the stream was high, loosing a valuable pair of mules at the same time. Mr. Caughron is one of our best citizens, and will have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of his son under these peculiar circumstanses.