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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: March 25th, 1917
PAGE: 143
NAME OF DECEASED: Missouri Coats Stone
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: female; 5 ft, 7 in; fair complexion; blue eyes; red hair
CORONER: Thomas Carmody
INQUEST HELD AT: residence of D.P. Stone, Jalappa, IL
NAMES OF JURY: Ralph Linder; J.R. Simmons; J.J. Stevens; W.T. Carr; Wm. Bell; Guy Hill
WITNESSES: D.P. Stone of Jalappa, IL, farmer; Oscar Chism of Jalappa IL, farm hand
VERDICT: Natural causes probably appoplexy
REMARKS: Retired the night before in apparently in good health as usual, awoke and was talking to husband about 4 o'clock a.m. He went back to sleep and about 5 a.m. he rose and after dressing called her to get up. But she did not reply. He then went to shake her to rouse her but found her dead. Himself, daughter Alta & Oscar Chism were present in the house when she died.

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