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John Eliason

Killed by the Fast Mail.
Monday morning the fast mail train on the Lake Shore road, due at this station at 8:30, and which does not stop, when just opposite the depot, struck John Eliason, killing him instantly. The locomotive carried the body about two rods. The train stopped, and the body was given over to the station agent. The coroner was notified, and an inquest was held over the remains. It was found that Eliason's right leg between the knee and ankle was broken, his right arm between the shoulder and elbow broken, and the skull crushed. Death was instantaneous. Eliason some years ago had his spine injured which crippled him permanently. His walk was ambling, and it required all his energies to balance himself. When walking he always kept his eyes on the ground. When the accident occurred, he was on his way to his brother's, who lives in Chesterton, and was taking him some milk. The theory is that he was crossing the track, and did not see the train. Being partially deaf, he did not hear it, and consequently was unconscious of his danger.

Deceased was 38 years old, unmarried, lived with his mother, Mrs. Andrew Eliason. The funeral occurred Wednesday from the Baillytown Swedish Lutheran church, and the remains were interred in the Baillytown Cemetery.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: January 21, 1886
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 43
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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