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J. Whiteman

The Pleasant Parting Words of a Conductor Who Was Killed an Hour Later.

J. Whiteman was one of the most popular and jolly conductors on the Grand trunk road. Last night he came in on a through freight from the west at about 11 o'clock and chatted pleasantly with the night operator here, and as his train pulled out at midnight he jumped on, waved his hand and cried out in a pleasant voice, "See you again soon, boys." An hour later the news came over the wires that he had been instantly killed at Mill-creek, a station about 25 miles out. It seems that he had two new brakemen on his train and as they neared Mill-creek he went on the cars himself to tighten the brakes. He was seen to suddenly lose his hold and fall between 2 cars, and when the train was stopped his body was found cut in two parts and mangled in a sickening manner. It is not known how he came to fall, but it is thought that his feet slipt. The unfortunate man leaves a wife and an adopted daughter in Battle-creek, Mich., where his remains will be shipt as soon as the coroner of Laporte county holds an inquest.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: May 14, 1885
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 20
Page: 4
Column(s): 2

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    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
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