Charles H. Harris, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .

Charles H. Harris

A brother of young Harris who was killed a week ago by trying to cross the railway at Normal Hill in front of an approaching train, has been here and informs us that the cousin of deceased who was with him when the accident occurred reports that not a word had passed between them of the danger; that he saw no danger or collision but expected when the train got by to find his comrade safe the other side, and when he failed to see him there supposed that he had hidden for some playful mischief and so called him but obtained no answer; that he looked along the railway then and saw the injured man about 4 rods away, where he fell off the pilot. From these statements and the way his boot was torn, which could not well be otherwise accounted for, his friends believe the reason of his being caught was that his foot got fast and hindered him from getting off the track in time. By this supposition the idea that the accident resulted from the young man's indiscretion would be chiefly done away.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: January 20, 1881
Volume Number: 25
Issue Number: 3
Page: 5
Column(s): 3

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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