Israel Pierce, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .

Israel Pierce

How He Did It.

The Lake County Star gives the following additional particulars of the death of Israel Pierce: "Nothing strange had ever been noticed in his ways or talk, and the suddenness of the rash act to his wife and family, and friends, is a very sudden blow. At 2 o'clock Thursday morning he told his wife he would get up and go to the barn and look to a mare that he expected to foal, when he dressed himself and lighted the lantern, which was the last time she ever saw him alive. Mrs. Pierce fell asleep and did not awake until 4 o'clock, when she thought something must be wrong at his long absence, and when she reached the barn she found him hanging, which he probably had done when first going out. He stood on a barrel while adjusting the rope, and apparently had kicked that out from under him when all was ready."

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: April 30, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 18
Page: 5
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

The obituaries and death notices appearing on this website have been transcribed exactly as they were originally published in the newspaper. Please note that we do not provide photocopies or digital scans of obituaries and death notices appearing on this website.

Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


CSS Template by Rambling Soul