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Thomas Connerty

Thomas Connerty, a Native of Valparaiso is Choked to Death by a Piece of Meat.

Thomas Connerty, all his life a resident of this city, choked to death last night a 7 o'clock on a piece of meat that entered his windpipe. Before the doctor could arrive Mr. Connerty's life had gone out. Even had the doctor been there when the choking began, he would have been powerless to save him. A cough had drawn the meat firmly into the trachea and cut off respiration.

Mr. Connerty came home a little late, owing to the fact that he works on the Pennsylvania construction train. His wife prepared supper and sat down with him and her brother, Mike Shay, to dine. About the second mouthful Mr. Connerty took he was forced to cough. This opeded the epiglottis, the mouthful entered the trachea, and death was soon the result.

Mr. Connerty lived in the home where he was born. After the death of his mother he remained in possession. For a livelihood he has nearly always been with the Pennsylvania, sometimes on the section and sometimes on the construction train. No children were born to him. Besides Mrs. Connerty two sisters survive -- Mrs. Patrick Sullivan, of Hegewisch, and Mrs. Frank Cronican, of Chicago. Had Mr. Connerty lived until today he would have been 50 years old.

The funeral will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Paul's Catholic church, with Rev. Father Edward J. Mungovan officiating. Interment will be in St. Paul's cemetery.

Newspaper: The Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: February 9, 1916
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Page: 1
Column(s): 7

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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