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Lemuel Blake

Lemuel Blake, son of Franklin Blake one of our best farmers, aged 28 and single, took his gun -- an old army musket, and went out hunting last Thursday about 3 o'clock P. M. Not returning at dark they began to search and about 11 o'clock found him sixty rods south of the house with nearly his whole head blown off. From the position in which he was found it is evident that he had just recapped his gun and in setting it slipped, striking a log and exploding it. It presented a ghastly sight. Pieces of brain and skull were found in every direction some sixty feet away.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: November 25, 1880
Volume Number: 24
Issue Number: 48
Page: 3
Column(s): 6

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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