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Erasmus West

Last Monday Mr. Erasmus West a prominent farmer of the North part of this township drilled in wheat for a neighbor further north, and in the afternoon started home with his team and drill, coming south and turning the corner eastward at the school house with apparent safety, but not far east of there suffering a runaway by which he was thrown against the fence which broke in the left side of his head, and then dragged about 75 yards and left dead. His team broke the drill and broke loose from it, but presently stopped by the fence, where they were seen by Mrs. West, who supposed they were hitched and all right. Late in the afternoon a boy discovered Mr. West lying dead, and the condition of the horses and drill, and gave the alarm. The coroner was called and held an inquest which disclosed these facts. The funeral was yesterday afternoon at Mr. West's residence, conducted by Rev. Mr. Beer. The team he was driving was in the habit of running away, and he had been warned of danger, but, being an excellent manager of horses, he was confident of reasonable safety.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: September 10, 1874
Volume Number: 18
Issue Number: 37
Page: 3
Column(s): 2

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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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