The Payette Independent
Thursday, June 25, 1931
NEW PLYMOUTH BOY DROWNS IN RIVER
Ernest Rumiser, 21-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rumiser, of New Plymouth, was drowned about 2:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the Payette river near here.
The youth was swimming with his younger brother, Robert, and a chum, "Smokey" Harris of this place. They were unable to save Rumiser, and it was some time before the body was recovered.
He was the eldest of eight children. The family recently moved to New Plymouth from Harper, Oregon.
Ernest Leroy Rumiser, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Rumiser, was born at Nampa, Idaho, December 29, 1909 and came to an untimely death Sunday afternoon, June 21, 1931, having reached the age of twenty-one years, six months and eight days. Surviving the deceased, besides his parents, are three brothers, Robert, Ray and Charles; four sisters, Myrtle, Rachel, Mable and Cleo Alice.
The deceased was a member of the Christian church of Vale, Oregon, where he lived for a few months last winter.