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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, June 21, 1900 Edition
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By a letter from Mr. Henry Shurtz, of Hammond, Ind., dated June 18, we learn of the death of his wife, which occurred Monday morning at 12:20 o'clock, June 18, 1900, from heart disease and dropsy, after an illness of six years. All these years she had been a great sufferer and was in the care of a physician all the time. Eleven years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Shurtz left this place and went to Hammond to make their home. They had had two sons, one of whom was killed in a runaway a year ago last February and the other is living in Hammond where he is engaged in business. Mrs. Shurtz was about 45 years of age, was a member of the Presbyterian Church, which she joined while a resident of Pennsylvania. The many friends here sympathize with Mr. S. in his sore affliction and great loss. Wabash freight train No. 69 last Sunday evening about 8 o'clock ran over a stranger at State Line, by the name of Edward Burns. He wanted to go to Rossville, Ill., from Danville, but got on a Wabash train and got as far as State Line when he was put off. He was walking back to Danville. He had a bottle of whisky on his person. The train was running 35 miles an hour and when seen by the engineer, Burns was lying between the rails with his back toward the approaching train. He was struck in the head by the cowcatcher and killed. He weighed about 150 pounds and was 5 feet 7 inches tall, dark brown hair and a sandy mustache. He was taken to Danville and taken in charge by undertakers Behalter & Olmstead.

Date: 6/21/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003694
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/3/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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