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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: December 17, 1919
PAGE: 159
NAME OF DECEASED: James Henry Mehrhoff
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: male; fair complexion; blue eyes; auburn hair; age 15 years on 6/18
CORONER: Thos. H. Carmody
INQUEST HELD AT: residence of the deceased, n.w. of Eldred, IL
NAMES OF JURY: Lynn P. Simpson; Edward VanMeter; Norman Hennel; Antone Halbert; Wm. Surrory; Milton Flatt
WITNESSES: Ethel Fisher of 1 1/2 mile east of Walkerville, cook at camp; Dr. F.H. Russell, physician of Eldred, Illinois
VERDICT: By accidental injury due to horse falling on him resulting in shock and peritonitis
REMARKS: Was working at the lumber camp on Louis Reisch, Jr. farm 6 miles south of Eldred. Hitched up horse to drive home. Horse backed the rig off enbankment and fell on top of the occupants. The deceased and Ethel Fisher and her 3 year old child. About 14 foot depth. The party layed in the road about 30 min until W. C. Wood came along in car and got help. James died about two days later.

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