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John Kelly

REPORT OF CORONER'S INQUEST. -- Be it remembered that on the 21st day of September, 1884, information was given to me that the dead body of a man lay in Valparaiso, Centre township, Porter county, Indiana, supposed to have come to his death by accident or casualty; and to ascertain so far as possible the cause and circumstances of said death, witnesses were called and examined, their material evidence reduced to writing, signed by myself and given to the clerk of Porter county. Whereupon, I find decendent's name was John Kelly, a brakeman in the employ of the C. & G. T. R. R. Co. Said J. Kelly was 5 ft. 10 in. high, 160 lbs. weight, light complexion, single, and about 25 years old, and came to his death by reason of injuries received from being run over by the cars of freight train No. 50 of said company; said injuries being a broken and crushed chest, with the head severed from the body, causing instant death. Upon testimony of the train men we think the accident is due to a defective brake. The body was given in charge of friends for burial.

A. P. LETHERMAN, Coroner.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: October 2, 1884
Volume Number: 28
Issue Number: 40
Page: 8
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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