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Charles Kimmell

Charles Kimmell, a section foreman on the B. & O. railroad, whose home is at Suman, was instantly killed at Willow Creek, Saturday by the Michigan Central 4:20 p. m. train. The accident occurred at the crossing of the Michigan Central, Wabash and B. & O. railroads. Kimmell went to see his brother, who was lying at the point of death and was on his way home. He was absent from duty without leave, and to avoid being reported he intended to return home by way of the Michigan Central to Porter, and walk home. Hearing a B. & O. whistle he started to go to the station platform and just as he stepped on the Michigan Central track the afternoon passenger train struck him. He was thrown about 200 feet and instantly killed. There is a regular net work of tracks where the accident happened, three railroad lines intersecting each other there. Coroner Ketcham held an inquest and exonerated all persons from any blame. Kimmell was 43 years old, and leaves a family. He was a member of Court Chesterton, I. O. F. of A. and insured for $1,000 in that order. The funeral was held Monday, and conducted under the auspices of Court Chesterton. Kimmell was well known in Chesterton as an honest and industrious working man, and his sad death is generally mourned.

Newspaper: The Westchester Tribune
Date of Publication: August 14, 1897
Volume Number: 14
Issue Number: 18
Page: 5
Column(s): 4 and 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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