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Robert Warren

Robert Warren, a well known character, was found dead in his home in City West on Saturday morning. He was last seen alive on Thursday, when he went to Michigan City, and on his return was badly intoxicated, so much so that he was helped off the train by Wm. Smith, of this place. When found the rats had gnawed the flesh slightly from his forehead. Warren a short time ago received a pension and back pay amounting to nearly $1,000, a part of which he invested in twelve acres of land near City West, and afterwards made arrangements with Lewis Payne to build a house thereon, giving him as part payment $125 in advance. This money was turned over to the Coroner at the inquest. Deceased has a wife and one child from whom he has been separated for some time, and who are the only hiers to the property left by him, but their whereabouts is not known. Warren's remains were buried at the Furnessville cemetary last Sunday. Of his death the Vidette says, "It (his pension) was a curse to the old man, as it gave him the means to procure the enemy which blasted his life -- whiskey, and he drank himself to death."

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 26, 1885
Volume Number: 1
Issue Number: 52
Page: 1
Column(s): 5

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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