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Thomas Dickinson

Last Sunday morning at 3 o'clock, Thomas Dickinson, a well known ex-citizen of Chesterton, died at his home in Whiting from an overdose of morphine, taken accidently. He had been suffering from neuralgiac pains in the stomach, and Friday morning bought some morphine of a local druggist to relieve his pains. He began to show signs of the poison about 9 o'clock in the morning, when Dr. Putnam was summoned. The doctor did not arrive until 10 o'clock, and gave him all the assistance possible, and later Dr. Webster, of South Chicago, came. They kept their patient alive until 3 o'clock the next morning, when he expired. The coroner was summoned and held an inquest over the remains, and rendered a verdict of death caused by morphine, administered accidently. The remains were turned over to the A. O. U. W. for burial, and brought to Chesterton Monday for interment. The funeral services were conducted in the Catholic church of this place by Father Kroll, and the remains interred in the Catholic cemetery, followed to their last resting place by a large concourse of mourning relatives and friends.

Thomas Dickinson was born in Lancashire, England, in 1854, and was 38 years of age at his death. He was the third oldest of ten children, six of whom survive him, born to Joseph and Alice Dickinson. Came with his parents when a small boy in 1864 to Chesterton, where he has almost uninterruptedly resided. The greater part of his life was spent at farm work, which was his pride. Several years ago, on account of failing health, he accepted the position of night watch man in Chesterton, which he held for three years; moving to Whiting one year ago last September. In Whiting he was employed by the Standard Oil Company. At the time of his death he was firing on stills for the company.

He leaves a wife and six children, the oldest eleven years and the youngest one week old, to mourn his loss. He belonged to the A. O. U. W., a benevolent institution, and carried a life policy of $2,000, which will be greatly appreciated by his family, who are left in limited circumstances.

He was always a loving husband, a solicitous father and responsible citizen.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: December 2, 1892
Volume Number: 9
Issue Number: 34
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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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