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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: August 22, 1894
PAGE: 41
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Female; light complexion; blue eyes; gray hair
CORONER: Jas. Squire
INQUEST HELD AT: Greenfield, Greene Co., Illinois
NAMES OF JURY: John M. Cooper; John Wahl; L.P. Allen; G.B. Metcalf; Geo. Adams; W.T. Madden
WITNESSES: James Rogers, Greenfield, farmer; W.T. Willhite (?), Greenfield, merchant; C.F. Quant, Greenfield, blacksmith; P.W. Jackson, Greenfield
VERDICT: We the undersigned jurors came to inquire of the death of Susan Caswell on oath do find that she came to her death by drowning in the cistern on her premises being of her own premeditated act. ( suicide)
REMARKS: The deceased left a letter in her name stating she was "tired of life". She was nearly 76 years old and somewhat demented at the time. Highly regarded by all the people. Her remains cared for by friends and relatives.

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