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James Palmer

James Palmer, son of Francis Palmer, who was deaf and dumb, was run over by an engine at Leroy last Friday and instantly killed. He and his father were walking on the track, he being several yards in advance. His father heard the engine coming and ran as fast as he could to overtake Jimmy and warn him of the danger, but could not reach him. He had to get off the track to save his own life. It struck Jimmy going at the rate of 50 miles an hour. He was thrown onto the cow catcher and all the back part of his skull broken in. Jimmy was 19 years old. His remains were brought to Hebron for burial. The engine that killed him was hauling one coach containing officials of the Pan Handle road. Not being a regular train it was not expected, hence the accident.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 30, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 31
Page: 4
Column(s): 3

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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