Martha Messmore Coroner's Inquest

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Martha Messmore Coroner's Inquest - Coroner's Jnquest Coroner W.S.'Forshee came...
Coroner's Jnquest Coroner W.S.'Forshee came over from Murphysboro this morning to resume the inquest in the' death'of Mrs. Martha Messmore, 'who was found dead at the Jacob Artz home, Rigdon addition early Wednesday morning. The finding : of the jury was that the aged woman came: to her death from 1'fright and shock,.caused by being grasped on the mouth and chest by the hands of a person .or persons, (unknown to this jury) with felonipus intent, wilfully killing Mrs. Megsmpre, while burglarizing .the house:-on the night of July 26th." A short funeral service was held at the Artz residence Wednesday night. The body was taken to Makanda on No. 21 this morning, from there being being taken to. Antioch cemetery,- Union county;' for' burial. •

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 27 Jul 1911, Thu,
  3. Page 3

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