Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919



DATE: January 6th, 1896
PAGE: 47
NAME OF DECEASED: Lena Lee
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Female, dark hair
CORONER: J.G. Heron, J.P. Acting Coroner
INQUEST HELD AT: Roodhouse, Illinois
NAMES OF JURY: William Roodhouse, foreman; C.E. Sprague; W.J. Ferguson; J. Van Pelt; W.J. Tucker; G. W. Thompson
WITNESSES: George Sunfile(?) of Roodhouse; Joseph Drennan of Roodhouse, blacksmith; Frank Almond of Roodhouse; John Anderson of Roodhouse, larorer
VERDICT: We the undersigned jurors sworn to inquire of the death of Miss Lena Lee on oath do find that she came to her death by being drowned in the Chicago & Alton Railroad reservoir at Roodhouse, IL on January 6th, 1896 at about 4:15 p.m. while skating in company of a young man by the name of Edward Martin, the ice breaking. We find there was no blame attached to anyone and every effect possible was used to save the deceased but without avail.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: deceased turned over to relatives
REMARKS: She was skating on the "pond" and with a young man, both fell in but he got out and she drowned.

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