Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: Aug. 25th, 1909
PAGE: 106
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: male; 6 ft; light complexion; brown eyes; brown hair, about 40 years of age
CORONER: J.A. Cravens
INQUEST HELD AT: Kane, Illinois
NAMES OF JURY: J.A. Heron; Thos. Hutchens; W.Clement Wood; J.V. Hutchens; Harry Calvin(?); Mike E. Schmidt
WITNESSES: Thos. McLaughlin, Carrollton, farmer; Viert E. Barnes, Carrollton, farmer
VERDICT: Mr Pranger being hit on the head by falling timber of a silo and scaffold sufficient enough to cause death on which he had been laboring. We further find that the mud or storm was the cause of said silo collapsing and exonerate any blame whatsoever.
PERSONAL EFFECTS: watch and pocket knife… effects and body turned over to relatives

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