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Thomas J. Howe

Coroner's Inquest Report.
State of Indiana,
Porter County.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 6th day of May, 1877, information was given to me that the body of a dead man had been found on the Chicago and Lake Huron railway track between the Pittsburgh depot and its railway bridge at Valparaiso in said state and county at 11 P. M. the night before suppoed to have been killed by casually falling from a train then going out and being then run over by the wheels, which body had been brought to Undertaker Noel's shop in Valparaiso, and I thereupon required a jury to be summoned, sworn, and charged to ascertain so far as possible, the cause and circumstances of said death. Witnesses were therefore called and sworn and their material evidence reduced to writing, signed by both said jury and myself and filed in the clerk's office of said county, whereupon said jury made their verdict that "The true name of said person is Thomas J. Howe, and at the time of death was about 23 years of age, light complexion, light made, and about 5 feet 7 inches high, and was draped in dark clothes. No valuables found on his person. And we further exonerate said railroad company from all blame in said case." Said body was entrusted to the care of relatives for burial.

Coroner of Porter County.
May 7, 1877. -- 19t3

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 10, 1877
Volume Number: 21
Issue Number: 19
Page: 2
Column(s): 5

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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