Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919



DATE: March 28th, 1915
PAGE: 143
NAME OF DECEASED: Alma Speagle
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: female; abt 2 foot 9 in tall; fair complexion; blue eyes, light hair
CORONER: Thomas H. Carmody
INQUEST HELD AT: a tent on Williams Ranch in Walkerville Township
NAMES OF JURY: Ernie Schran (?); Wade Rader; Rolland Roberts; James M. Lockhart; Levi Newingham; Clarence Garner
WITNESSES: Samuel Speagle, Walkerville, farmhand; Mrs. Lena Grady, Walkerville, housewife
VERDICT: heart failure
PERSONAL EFFECTS: none
REMARKS: Child had never been in real good health since birth. The doctor at Decatur where they formerly lived told them he was afraid they would be unable to raise the child. It had pneumonia when she was only 3 weeks old. The mother discovered the child was dead when the husband arose early in the a.m. to go to his work. This child is their second child found dead in bed.


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