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Silas Beam

But the Examination Made by Coroner Ketchum Proves the Contrary.

Coroner Ketchum was called to Liberty township Friday morning of last week to investigate the sudden death of Silas Beam, who died Thursday night. Relative suspected foul play, owing to some stories told recently by the old gentleman to neighbors.

Coroner Ketchum held a post mortem examination which revealed that Beam died from gall-stones. Beam was about 85 years old and leaves a wife and two children. He had been a resident of the county for fifty years.

Beam was at one time a resident of Valparaiso, the family running a boarding house on College Hill. At that time he was sexton at the Presbyterian church.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: August 21, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 19
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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