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He Fell From a Train.
Coroner Letherman furnished us the following particulars in regard to the dead body he was yesterday morning summoned to view near Furnessville. From papers on his person the man's name was ascertained to be Vauxn, a resident of Ontario, Canada. He was a passenger on the six o'clock train west on the M. C. R. R. and fell from the platform while the train was in motion. He alighted on his head cutting a large gash therein, causing instant death, as there were no traces of his changing his position from the one where he fell -- his clothing being not in the least disordered. The body was discovered by a party of woodchoppers shortly afterwards. The dead man was well dressed, wearing a silk hat in which was a ticket to Illinois. He had a watch and chain on his person and wore a Masonic ring. He was also an Odd Fellow, and supposed to be a machinist by occupation. Word was telegraphed his wife who ordered the remains to be properly cared for.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: April 9, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 15
Page: 5
Column(s): 6

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    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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