1884 - 1919
DATE: March 30, 1896
NAME OF DECEASED: William H.(?) Ballard
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Male; 5 ft 9 in; dark complexion; gray eyes; dark hair
CORONER: James Squire
INQUEST HELD AT: Walkerville Greene Co., IL
NAMES OF JURY: J.A. Admire; B.F. Mann; Damon Flatt; Frank Hubbard; Jos. Pankey
WITNESSES: Sarah Hendsen of Walkerville, Housewife; James Hendsen of Walkerville, farmer
VERDICT: We the undersigned jurors sworn to inquire of the death of William Ballard on oath do find that he came to his death by cutting his own throat with a razor with suicidal intent.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: one dollar and ninety-seven cents, turned over to father
REMARKS: He cut his own throat near Walkerville-was sick and his father started for a physician as he complained of being sick-could find no premeditation for act. He did an complete job.
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