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Gustaf Gustafson

Killed By The Cars.
Last evening Gustaf Gustafson, while walking on the Michigan Central tracks at Old Porter, was struck by the Kalamazoo accomodation and instantly killed. He was on his way to Flemming's store after Kerosene, went down the track as the nearest way. He was just opposite the store, and near the mail post, and just in the act of stepping off the track when struck. Beyond a wound in the neck and back of the head no marks could be seen. But those were sufficient to cause death. The Coroner was notified and will hold an inquest this forenoon. The train stopped immediately after the accident, and took the body to Hageman, the conductor placing it in charge of the station agent until delivered to the Coroner.

Gustafson was born March 15th, 1822, in Sweden, and is consequently 64 years old. He came to Porter in 1852, where he has since continuously resided. He was respected by all who knew him, and his sad death is greatly regretted. He leaves a wife and four grown children to mourn his loss. The funeral will take place this (Thursday) afternoon.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: September 2, 1886
Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 22
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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