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John Babcock

Our quiet town was startled Sunday by the announcement of the death of Mr. John Babcock, who has been for some time a resident of this place. About two months ago Mr. B. was discharged from the employ of Wm. Hanse and since then has suffered from bad health and its usual attendent low spirits. On Sunday morning he complained more than usual and stated that he would take some aconite. Near noon he began to complain and was soon in convulsions. Dr. Fraval was called, but before anything could be done death relieved him of his sufferings. After his death it was found that he had taken more than a teaspoonfull of aconite, one-half of which would have destroyed life. Whether this was an overdose taken intentionally or by accident is an unsettled question.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: June 30, 1881
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 26
Page: 1
Column(s): 3

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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