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Louis Vincent

Undertaker Noel, with his assistants carrying a bier, upon which rested a corpse, now appears on the walks, and it was rumored that a man had choked to death while talking his morning meal. Upon inquiry it was revealed that the man was Louis Vincent, a French citizen destitute of money, and having no relatives in this vicinity, and habitue of the saloons. He had been under the influence of liquor for several days and had apparently been two or three days without food. It is probable that his swallowing apparatus was inflamed from his long excesses, and in his hunger and eagerness to swallow his food a spasm of the esophagus occurred causing the food to sop over the wind pipe and cut off the passage of the breath, which caused death in a few minutes. The dead man was prepared for burial by Mr. Noel. The expenses were paid by the township trustee. This death was a bequest to the township by intemperance, and the tax payers bear the expenses of burial.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: July 6, 1882
Volume Number: 26
Issue Number: 27
Page: 5
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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