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Coronor's Hearings
1884 - 1919

DATE: June 15 1884
NAME OF DECEASED: Benjamin F. Ware
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: male; 5 ft 7 in; dark complexion; dark eyes; black hair
CORONER: G.W. Thompson
INQUEST HELD AT: Fort Hastings six miles west of Kane, Greene Co., IL
NAMES OF JURY: David Wyatt; Thomas Miller; Geo. Freeman; Albert Atwood; Charles Shanks; Silas S. Richey
WITNESSES: D.D. Burlson, farmer in Greene Co.; W.P. Richey, farmer in Greene Co;Thomas Alexander; Sarah Handling
VERDICT: We the jury on oath do find the deceased came to his death while attempting to swim the Macoupin Creek and was accidental drowned.
REMARKS: body delivered to friends at Woodberry, Greene Co., IL: $21. .20 PAID

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