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J. W. Powers

Coroner's Inquest Report.

State of Indiana,
Porter County.

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the 26th day of May, 1878, information was given to me that the body of a dead man had been found in Sager's Mill Pond in Center Township, of said county, supposed to have come to his death by violence or casualty, and I thereupon caused a jury to be summoned, sworn and charged to ascertain so far as possible the cause and circumstances of said death. Witnesses were accordingly called and sworn and their material evidence reduced to writing, signed by both said jury and myself and filed in the clerk's office of said county; whereupon said jury made their verdict that decendent's name was J. W. Powers, that he was 17 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, and dressed with dark clothes, and that he came to his death by accidental drowning. No valuables were found upon his person except a pocket-book containing $5, which was given to his comrade J. Richardson, to whom the body was entrusted for transportation to the home of both at Novi, Michigan.

Coroner of Porter County.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 30, 1878
Volume Number: 22
Issue Number: 22
Page: 2
Column(s): 7

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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