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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: December 2nd, 1895
PAGE: 46
NAME OF DECEASED: William H. Phillips
CORONER: JG. Heron, Acting Coroner
INQUEST HELD AT: Carrolllton, Greene Co., Illinois
NAMES OF JURY: O.P. Reynolds, foreman; A.C. Heron; Geo. H. Hunt; Joe A. Clark; John W. Dawson; J.J. Johnson
WITNESSES: F.P. William, Carrollton, druggist; J.E. Tucker, Carrollton, watch repairer; James Walker, Carrollton, Marshall; Josephine Phillips, Carrollton, housekeeper; Robert A. Phillips, Murrayville, farmer; De. F.C. Hatton, Carrollton, physician; Thomas Barnard of Carrollton, laborer; F.J. Carlin, Carrollton; Belle Ashford, Carrollton; John Taylor, Carrollton; Dr. F. Crow, M.D of Carrollton, physician.
VERDICT: We the undersigned jurors sworn to inquire to the death of William H. Phillips on oath do find that he came to his death by accessive use of cocaine, morphine or other drugs administered by his own hand and also by J. R. Tucker.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: Deceased turned over to relatives for internment.
REMARKS: Witness Tucker reported deceased about 7: 30 o' clock as being nearly dead to the doctor. When the doctor arrived he found him dead. It is not known whether he administered the drugs himself or Tucker did it.

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