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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, June 14, 1900 Edition
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James McCord Living in pine Township, had a man working for him on his farm by the name of James W. Evans, about 30 years of age. He had been with Mr. McCord only about three weeks and little was known of him more than that he had a brother living at Otterbein. Evans was a large man, weighing probably 200 pounds, and at one period in life was subject to epileptic attacks. He had once told Mrs. McCord that he was cured, as he had no return of the malady for three years. Last Friday morning he left the house after breakfast to go to work in the field. He did not return at noon but nothing was thought of his absence. Friday and Saturday passed and still he was absent. Sunday morning. McCord started out to inquire about him. When found he was lying in a piece of timber with his face down dead. Coroner Jones was immediately summoned and held an inquest, finding that Evans had , in all probability, suffered another attack of epilepsy and died as he fell. From the amount of work he had done after leaving the house it is thought he must have died about 9 o'clock a.m. Coroner Jones phoned to Correll and Boyd, undertakers, to bring a casket and take charge of the remains. The body was taken to the Rainsville Cemetery and interred Sunday evening. Deceased was a single man. The body was in a terrible condition, being swollen to three times the natural size, the eyeballs protruding from the sockets, the flesh being alive with millions of maggots and vermin and the stench beyond description.

Date: 6/14/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003692
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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