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By a letter from Mr. Dudley Merrrill, Coroner of Lake County, we learn that a coroner's inquest was held on the 23d day of March last, over the body of a man who had been found dead in the Calumet river, in North Township, about 9 miles west of Baileytown, and 3 miles north of Miller's tavern; and that the Jury reported that the man (name unknown to them) came to his death by a blow over the left eye, and other violence about the head; he was about 5 feet 8 inches high, with dark hair and sandy beard; had a suit of dark colored satinette - a frock coat, double breasted, vest with metal buttons, & nearly new; had on an oldish black hat; when found had neither stockings nor boots; -- a cotton striped undershirt, and fine cotton shirt with plated bossom, and buttons; his teeth sound; 30 or 35 years old.

Editors please notice.

It is unaccountable to us that the letter above referred to should have been so long in coming so short a distance.

Newspaper: Western Ranger
Date of Publication: May 3, 1848
Volume Number: 4
Issue Number: 40
Page: 2
Column(s): 2

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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Obituary/death notice transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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