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Samuel Hees

A Sad Accident.
The following bit of news, taken from the Three Oaks Press of last week will be read with much sorrow by the many friends and relatives of the victim, living in this vicinity. Young Hees was a cousin of the Bedell family, of this place, and also related to the Halls, of Burdick. The Press says:

"On the morning of New Year's day three young men from our village started out for a day's hunt in the woods. The young men were Sammie Hees, Howard Martin and Julius Lampa. The boys started out in the best of spirits anticipating nothing but a day of pleasure. Alas! How differently it terminated! It was about eight o'clock when they left town and by half past ten they were back again with one of their number -- Samuel Hees Jr. -- dead. The accident which caused his death occurred about 2 1/2 miles south east of Three Oaks, in the N. E. corner of Skield's woods, according to the testimony brought out at the inquest, a rabbit was scared up by a dog, and Sammie, moving in the same direction that the rabbit was running, and being between the shooter, Julius Lampa, and the rabbit, received the full charge at only a distance of eight or ten feet. The charge entered the body on the back side of the left shoulder opposite the arm, and undoubtedly shattered the heart! Death must have been almost instantaneous.

The remainswere conveyed back to a heart-broken home where kind and sympathizing friends prepared the body for burial.

A coroner's inquest was held at the town hall Friday evening before Justice Burkhart. Messrs. Strehle, Chatterson, McKie, Stevens, S. H. Martin, and Watson served as the jury. The verdict stated that Samuel Hees, jr., came to his death accidentally, by the discharge of a gun in the hands of Julius Lampa.

The funeral was held from the house Sunday at 12 m. It was attended by large numbers of kind and sympathizing friends.

In closing, the editor, who knew Sammie well, as a boy in school, would like to record a word of just praise. Sammie Hees was possessed of an unusually manly and honorable character which won the respect and esteem of those who knew him best.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: January 15, 1892
Volume Number: 8
Issue Number: 40
Page: 5
Column(s): 6

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    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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