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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: December 11th. 1918
PAGE: 147
NAME OF DECEASED: Charles Francis Raines
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: male; 5 ft 8 in; fair complexion; blue eyes; mingled gray hair
CORONER: Thomas H. Carmody
INQUEST HELD AT: Drake, Greene Co., IL
NAMES OF JURY: W.R. Hicks; Wm. T. Robards; Ray W. Swartwood; Ellis Hahn; B.H. Mercer; Ignatius Sethaler
WITNESSES: George Raines of Drake, minister & barber; H.O. Peebles of Patterson, mail carrier; Joseph J. Schutz of Drake, general merchant
VERDICT: rheumatism of the heart
REMARKS: Was walking on the C & A RR (railroad) platform at the station and stooped down to pick up some lumber and apparently, his heart became effected. He fell down and was unconscious until he died about 5 minutes later.

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