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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: December 29th, 1919
PAGE: 159
NAME OF DECEASED: Norman Lester Camerer
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Male; 5 ft 7 in; dark complexion; black hair; brown eyes
CORONER: Thomas Carmody
INQUEST HELD AT: resident of deceased, 4 miles NW of Eldred, Illinois
NAMES OF JURY: Lynn P. Simpson; Edward VanMeter; Norman Hennel; Atone Halbert; William Suttory; Milton Flatt
WITNESSES: Ethel Fisher of 1 and a half miles east of Walkerville, cook at camp; Dr. F. H. Russell of Eldred, physician
VERDICT: By accidental injury due to horse falling on him resulting in shock and peritonitis.
REMARKS: Was working at Lumber Camp on Louis Reisch Jr. farm 6 miles south of Eldred. Hitched up horse to drive home. Horse backed the rig off embankment and fell on top of occupants: the deceased and Ethel Fisher and her 3 yr. old child {embankment} about 14 feet deep. Party layed in the road about 30 min. until W.C. Wood came along in car and got help. Camerer died about 2 days later.

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