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Last Tuesday morning John Patterson, of Westchester township, was walking along the beach of Lake Michigan, three miles west of the Old City West pier, and there discovered the body of a dead man washed ashore, of large size, sandy hair and whiskers, 35 years old, dressed with dark pants and coat, and a light-colored comforter around his neck. Mr. Patterson notified Trustee Ingram, and he in turn, notified Coroner Paramore, who held an inquest of the case yesterday, developing the foregoing facts. The man was supposed to have been a sailor, and drowned last winter or spring, his clothing seeming adapted to cold weather. Nothing was found about his person to indicate his name, business, or residence. The body was much decomposed, which also indicated that it had been long in the water.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: October 15, 1874
Volume Number: 18
Issue Number: 42
Page: 3
Column(s): 3

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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