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Archie Elbert Harris

Archie Elbert Harris was born on November 30, 1869, in Valparaiso, Indiana, and died April 19, 1896, aged 26 years, 5 months and 19 days. He has been troubled with heart disease all his life, and had been constantly taking medicine for the last three years. On April 17, he was taken with inflammation of the bowels, but this was checked, dropsy set in, and the following Sunday water could be heard gurgling around his heart. He continued to grow worse, until his death, the immediate cause of which was dropsy of the heart.

The funeral services were held at the home, Rev. Updike, of Valparaiso, officiating. The remains were interred in the Chesterton cemetery, and followed to their last resting place by a large concouse of citizens.

Deceased was the only child of John and Angeline Harris. His father died when he was but 4 years old, and in consequence he was both son and help-mate to his afflicted mother. He was a bright young man, of good habits, unmarried and in his death the community loses a respected citizen, and his mother a kind son.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: May 2, 1896
Volume Number: 13
Issue Number: 3
Page: 10
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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