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Alexander Swanson

State of Indiana, Porter County, ss:
Be it remembered, that on the 4th day of February, 1885, information was given to me that the dead body of a man lay in Westchester Township, in said state and county, supposed to have come to his death by accident or casualty, and to ascertain so far as possible the cause and circumstances of said death, witnesses were called and examined, and their material evidence reduced to writing, signed by myself, and given to the Clerk of Porter county.

Whereas, I find decedent's name to be Alexander Swanson, a Swede, light complexion, 5 feet 8 inches high, weight 150 pounds, who came to his death by reason of injuries received from the engine or cars of freight train No. 71 of the L. S. & M. S. R. R. Co., at or near Chesterton, Ind., said cars passing over and crushing the legs and breaking the back, causing death in a short time. Said accident occurred during the night of February 3, 1885. the body was given in charge of trustee for burial.

Coroner of Porter County.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: February 12, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 7
Page: 8
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

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