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Jesse Murten

Saturday morning the remains of little Jesse, the bright six year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Murten, were brought here for interment. The little fellow met his death under the cruel wheels of a Chicago express wagon. Last Wednesday, April 5th, the little fellow, with a number of other children were playing on the 27th street, near Butler, in chicago, and were near the curbing, when one of those big express wagons owned by the Boston store, came thundering along, around the corner. How it happened no one seems to know, but after it had passed, the crushed and mangled body of little Jesse Murten lay bleeding on the pavement, and the wagon kept on its course. A rug peddler came along and carried the boy into his home, and the father and medical aid were summoned. The little fellow had one leg broken and his skull crushed in, and lived until the next light, expiring at 11 o'clock.

Mr. Murten secured the services of an officer, and after a long search, found and arrested the driver Thursday afternoon. He was bound over to appear for trial the following day, and was released by the coroner. He claimed not to have known that he ran over a child, and as there was no one who witnessed the affair except a few small children, no proof could be found to prove that he did not. He gave his name as George Kern.

The Boston Store company through their agent compromised a civil case for damages by paying the parents $500 in cash.

The funeral was held in the M. E. church Sunday afternoon, services beginning at 2 o'clock and conducted by Rev. Jesse, and the remains laid to rest in the Chesterton cemetery. Five weeks before the family buried a little girl.

Mr. and Mrs. Murten were former citizens of Chesterton, having moved to Chicago last December. Mrs. Murten is the daughter of Mrs. Babcock, of this place. They have the sincere sympathy of many friends here in their bereavement.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: April 14, 1893
Volume Number: 10
Issue Number: 1
Page: 1
Column(s): 4

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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