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Instantly Killed.
As the evening accommodation pulled into Chesterton on the Lake Shore, Tuesday evening, an engineer heard a slight thud in front of his engine. At the depot he told the section men that he thought a man had been struck. They went down the track west of the station about 300 yards, and found the body of an old man lying between the main and side tracks. He was dead when found, and must have been killed instantly. The body was brought to the freight house, and Coroner Letherman notified. On examination it was found that his back, one leg and arm were broken. The man was a Swede, who had been in America about three years ago. His wife died before he came to this country, and after the family and home were broken he came to America, and worked in Iowa. He was 64 years old, and was going to Detroit. Too old and feeble to work, he begged his way, and asked a great many people in this place for money, some tobacco and a few trinkets. The body was turned over to Mr. Lundberg and was buried Wednesday.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: October 15, 1885
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 29
Page: 1
Column(s): 6

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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