George Burr, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .

George Burr

Mr. E. Ensign, of Lake Station, saw a dead man floating on the water of Lake Michigan, last Friday, and procured J. R. Millan and Thos. Bowers to go with him Saturday and bring the body ashore, on doing which it proved to be that of Geo. Burr, the man who went up weeks ago at St. Louis with Prof. Wise in a balloon. The place where the body was found was in this county, and accordingly our coroner was notified and held an inquest, a report of which will be found in this paper. The father of the deceased lives in Chicago, and on being notified requested the body be sent to him, which was done, and a brother-in-law of the deceased came over here and paid expenses of the inquest and $250 reward to those who found and rescued the body. Probably Prof. Wise himself may yet be found along the same lake shore.

[Note: Although the newspaper item indicates that a coroner's inquest report was printed in the same issue, no report was published in this particular issue.]

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: October 30, 1879
Volume Number: 23
Issue Number: 44
Page: 3
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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