INDIANA TRAILS
FLOYD COUNTY CORONER'S RECORDS
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(1.) April 29, 1880 A Colored Man
I Elijah Whittier Coroner of Floyd County being notified of the findings of a dead body found floating in the Ohio River repaired to the place where said body was lying in New Albany Township, Floyd County Indiana and after hearing the evidence of the witness's ______. find that the said body was an unknown colored man about 45 years of age about 5 feet 5 inches high, had on his person when found a clasp pocketbook containing a padlock key, and a white cotton handkerchief with a purple border, no other valuables were found on the body of the deceased was dressed in ___ pair of black or dark jean pants and cotton drawers and knit undershirt, dark vest and no coat, and I further find that the deceased came to his death by some cause to me unknown. Dated this 29th day of April 1880 E. Whittier Coroner of F.Co.

(2) March 30, 1880 An Infant
On March 30 1880 being notified that the body of an infant child was secreted on the premises of Jesse Davis and that it was generally supposed that said child came to its death by violence. I've pained? to the place where said child was buried and that the body taken up and after hearing all the evidence return the following verdict that said child came to its death by cruel treatment and negligence of its mother Amelia Borrles? on the 12th day of February 1879. Dated this day March 31, 1880 E. Whittier Coroner F. Co.

(3) May 13, 1880 John Rohart's Child
The State Of Indiana Floyd County
New Albany Indiana May 13, 1880 I Elijah Whittier Coroner of Floyd County Indiana being notified that John Rohart had killed his child, I've pained? to the place where said child was lying and upon examination found it to be a 4 months fetus and said fetus was the result of a miscarriage was produced by the cruel and inhuman treatment of said John Rohart by forcing his wife Alice Rohart to have sexual? intercourse with him by throwing her onto dry good boxes thereby severely injuring her the said Alice Rohart. Elijah Whittier Coroner F. Co.

(4) Vachel Bailey May 25, 1879
The following is a return of the inquest held by me upon the body of Vachel Bailey twenty one years old, found lying dead  in said County and State, that after viewing the body and having caused a post mortem examination to be held on the body of said Vachel Bailey by Dr. E.O. Easley, a regular practicing physician of said County, I find that said Vachel Bailey came by his death from Pneumonia and from cardiac (inflammation of the heart sack) and that he died from no violence this 25th day of May 1879. E. Whittier Coroner F. Co.
Description of Vachel Bailey, black hair and blue eyes, light complication, 21 years of age, 5 foot 4 inches high. E. Whittier Coroner F. Co.

(5)  Hugh McHugh
New Albany, Floyd County Indiana August 22, 1879
The Coroner being called to hold an inquest on the body of Hugh McHugh after hearing the evidence return the following verdict to wit, deceased came to his death by accidental drowning
Elijah Whittier Coroner F. Co.

(6) OttoBauman
State of Indiana Floyd County, New Albany Township Sept 23, 1879
I Elijah Whittier Coroner of Floyd County Indiana being called upon to hold an inquest upon the body of Otto Bauman, found lying dead in said township, after hearing all the evidence in the case, return the following verdict to wit;
Deceased came to his death by a musket shot wound in the left side of the body just below the heart by his own hand.
Elijah Whittier Coroner F. Co.

(7) INQUEST  FLORENCE PARKER, NOV. 13, 1879
VERDICT:    An inquest by the undersigned Lawrence B. Huckelby a Justice of the Peace in and for said Township held this day 13th of November, 1879 at the residence of P. McKepley on Upper 3rd Street in the City of New Albany in said Township over the dead body of Florence Parker who was exposed to have come to her death by violence, the undersigned Lawrence B. Huckelby acting as Coroner of the county being absent from the state, adjourned over until 11/14/1879.
The following is the testimony of the witnesses then and there examined before said Justice and which was then and there reduced to writing, in pursuance of the statute in such case made and provided.

Dr. J. A. Davis:
They brought the child into my office for examination. I found that the child was dead, there was a complete fracture of the skull and the neck was also broken, the fracture was caused by the blow from a horse foot.     
Signed, J. A. Davis M.D.

I certify that the above is a true and correct statement of the examination in the above case.   
Signed: Adam Knopp, Clerk

After viewing the body and examining the witnesses. I find that Florence Parker came to her death by being run over and trampled upon by a horse belonging to James Thompson and that at the time of the accident said horse had broken away from his keeper at the stable of Berry Guinn and son, and that the reason of his breaking away was so was caused by the throwing of water upon his legs, and the said Florence Parker was about 4 years of age and the child of Gail Parker.  
Signed: Lawrence B. Huckelby, acting coroner for the time being.

(8) INQUEST MATTHIAS PINK, 11/17/1879
VERDICT: The coroner of Floyd County being notified of the finding of the body of Matthais Pink found dead in Lafayette Township, Floyd County, after hearing the testimony. I find that the deceased came to his death on the 16th day of Nov,. 1879 and that said Matthias Pink died of hear disease, while on his way home from church. Said Matthias Pink was about 68 years of age  and unmarried, on his person was found the sum of $4.25, which was turned over to his nearest relative Joseph Renn Sr. Said deceased died possessed of Real Estate and personal property.
Elijah Whitten F.C.C.

(9) INQUEST THOMAS JEFFERSON SEARLES, 11/27/1879
Verdict: The coroner being called to inquire into the cause of death of Thomas Jefferson Searles, after examining the witnesses returns the following verdict. That said Thomas Jefferson Searles came to his death by being struck in the left side of his face by the butt of a tree he was felling.
Elijah Whitten F.C.C.

(10) INQUEST Charles Sampleton, 11/27/1879,
Verdict: I Elijah Whitten Coroner Floyd County being notified of the body of Charles Sampleton found lying dead in New Albany repaired to the place where said body was lying and after hearing the testimony of the witnesses sworn and said testimony not being sufficient ordered a Post Mortem examination of said body by the following Physicians, Dr’s Earley and Conner, and from the testimony adduced by said Physicians.  I find that Charles Sampleton came to his death from the rupture of an intestinal sac situated in the arch of the Aorta. 11/27/1879.
 John H.Lemon F.C.C.

(11) INQUEST  CHARLES PONTCHER, 1/27/1880
VERDICT:  I Elijah Whitten being called to hold an inquest on the body of Charles Pontcher found dead in Franklin Township Floyd County, find that the said Charles Pontcher came to his death by hanging by the neck and said hanging was done by himself with suicidal intent while laboring under temporary insanity superinduced by religious excitement. 
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(12) INQUEST UNKNOWN CHILD, 2/17/1887
J. Elijah Whitten, Coroner, Floyd Co. Indiana. After being notified of the finding of a dead body of a child, and after making and examination  find that said child was still born and that it was placed on the premises of Mrs. Peters where it was found by someone to me unknown.        
Elijah Whitten, Coroner
 
(13) INQUEST JOHN GREENWALT, MAR. 26,1880. State of Indiana
VERDICT:   Having been notified of the body of a dead man being in the Depot of the L.N. & I.C. (Louisville, Nashville & Illinois Central) Railroad. Upon investigation it proved to be the body of John Greenwalt, that the said John Greenwalt, was between the ages of 45 and 50 years, sandy hair and beard, about 5 feet six inches in height and wore dark coat and pants, and dark cloth vest, hob nailed shoes. Upon his person was found leather pocket book, containing 75 cents, a pocket knife, 2 plugs of tobacco, pocket handkerchief, one French harp, a bundle containing children's clothing and a basket containing garden seed, three pr. of shoes. The deceased came to his death by being struck by an engine in charge of Wm. Carnes and employed of the L.N. & I.C. R.R., After hearing all the proof, no blame can be attached to said Engineer or any of the employees of said Co. and was an  unavoidable accident.  
Frank M. Spelman, Clerk
Elijah Whitten, Coroner.

(14) INQUEST  LETITIA BROCK,  (NO DATE)
I Elijah Whitten, Coroner of  New Albany,Floyd County,being notified of the finding of a dead body in Lafayette Township Floyd County, repaired to the place where said body was lying and after hearing the evidence of the witnesses soon returned the following.
VERDICT: I find that Letitia Brock the person lying dead, 80 years old, and a resident of Floyd County, New Albany died from old age, exposure, neglect and for want of proper care in her sickness.          
Elijah Whitten, F.C.C.
 
(15) INQUEST  JOHN BOX, JUNE 11, 1880
VERDICT: After hearing the evidence in the investigation as to the cause of death of Capt. John Box, I find that the said Box came to his death by the hands of Moses Box, feloniously and with premeditation, malice, by the said Moses Box administered.   
E. Whitten. F.C.C.

(16) INQUEST  KATIE RIDLEY, no date.
Verdict: The coroner being notified of the death of Katie Ridley after having all the testimony returned the following verdict, to wit: that said Katie Ridley came to her death by compression of the brain from a blood clot, caused by a rupture of the middle menegerial artery. I find there was no violence rendered the deceased. 
E. Whitten F.C.C

(17)  INQUEST  LOUIS MAIER 6/24/1880
VERDICT: I Elijah Whitten being notified of the finding of a dead body at the Gibson home in City of New Albany, Floyd County, repaired to the place where said body was lying, after examining the body I find that the deceased Louis Maier came to his death by heart disease. I found on his person a $2.00 bill, 4 Silver half dollars, 2 silver dimes, 0ne 3 cent piece and one 2 cent pc. copper, one copper medal, and 1 German Silver medal, one match box, 1 large leather red pocket book, containing letters, cards and 2 silver watches, doublecase, one hair chain with gold tips, 1 small revolver.  
Adam Knapp, clerk. 
E. Whitten F.C.C.

(18) INQUEST  WILLIAM MARTINA, STATE OF INDIANA, FLOYD COUNTY
VERDICT: I Elijah Whitten coroner, after hearing the evidence in the case of Wm. Martina deceased, return the following verdict, to wit:  deceased came to his death by a pistol shot at the hands of John Woods and the degree of guilt in murder in the 1st degree.
Witness my hand July 19,1880,
Elijah Whitten, Coroner Floyd County
 
(19) INQUEST WILLIAM SHARP( #1),  (NO DATE)
 VERDICT: I Elijah Whitten, coroner , after hearing the evidence in the case of Wm. Sharp return the following verdict, to wit:,    deceased came to his death at the hands of James Quinn by being struck on the head with some blunt instrument and that the degree of guilt be murder in the 2nd degree.          
Elijah Whitten, Coroner, F.C.
 
(20) INQUEST  WILLIAM SHARP (#2)DATE: JULY 27,1880
VERDICT:     STATE OF INDIANA, FLOYD COUNTY,
After taking additional testimony in the inquest held on the body of Wm. Sharp. I find that the deceased came to his death at the hands of James Quinn, that the said James Quinn is guilty of murder in the 1st degree.          
Elijah Whitten, Coroner, Floyd County
 
(21) INQUEST  CHARLES LEVI, 8/02/1880
VERDICT;   After hearing the evidence in the case of the deceased Charles Levi. I find that the said Charles Levi came to his death from falling out of a skiff and accidentally drowning.          
Elijah Whitten, Floyd Co. Coroner, Indiana

(22) INQUEST  A.E.HILL, 8/05/1880.
Verdict: I Elijah Whitten Floyd County Coroner being notified of the death of A.E. Hill, after hearing the evidence find that the deceased came to his death by falling out of the window of Hoovers Drug Store on State Street in New Albany, said fall caused his death by striking said pavement, breaking his skull, and the following articles were found among his effects. Deed for land in Ky. 1 pocket book, 1 Brass handle knife,   2, two dollar bills {$4.00},   2, one cent copper pieces, no other valuables found. The body was turned over to John Schrader Sr. for burial. The papers were turned over to John Schrader Sr. to assist in finding out he residence of any relatives. Witness my hand and seal this 5th day of Aug. 1880.
E. Whitten F.C.C.

(23) INQUEST MRS. WILLIAM K. ELLIS, 9/17/1880
VERDICT: Being called to examine as to the cause of the death of Mrs. Wm. K. Ellis. After examining the body and hearing the evidence. I find that Mrs. Ellis came to her death from natural causes produced by sickness. I find the following in according with the above facts that said Mrs. Ellis died from heart clot. 
E. Whitten, F.C.C.

(24) INQUEST UNKNOWN WHITE CHILD, NEW ALBANY, IN. 10/31/1880
VERDICT:    After hearing the evidence in the case of the unknown white child found in the Ohio River.  I return the following verdict, the child came to its death by being drowned in the Ohio River
Elijah Whitten, Coroner F.C.
 
(25) INQUEST  LOUIS PURPOSE, 11/08/1880
VERDICT;  held on the body of Louis Purpose found lying dead near St. Joseph's Hill, Nov. 8th ,1880. I find that the said Louis Purpose came to his death while running to stop the South bound train @ L.N., Joseph"s Hill. the cause of death being diseased state of the heart from a large tumor growing upon his throat and windpipe.
Description of the body: Said Louis Purpose was a farmer by occupation and was without relatives here. he was supposed to be a native of somewhere near the Rhine, Germany. Had been employed in the Tanyard at Broom Hill and Lexington, Indiana. He was about 5 ft. 4 inches in height, dark complexion, grey eyes, wore a moustache, and goatee, was near 35 yrs of age, dressed in brown sack coat, velvet collar, blue cotton vest, dark pants, and heavy boots. On his person were found 50 cents in silver, and a brass one sided watch and chain of about the value of $2.50 to $3.00, 2 bottle of pills, and one bottle of medicine, prescribed by Dr. Hollaway, 2 red and white handkerchiefs, an address on the leaf of a note book page, Viz: Robert Heusler, Maud Rail landing, Fenn Rivers, Danville, TN. River.. The watch and chain accepted for the Treasury Dept. and the 50 cents returned to Mrs. Magdalene Poff, who he borrowed it from in the morning.
John H. Lemon F.C.C.
Transfer of effects taken from the body of Louis Purpose at the time of the Inquest, to wit: 11,08,1880 and accepted for by the Treasury was by him delivered to Mrs. Magdalena Poff to be by her sent to the relatives of said Louis Purpose in Germany on 4, 05,1881. 
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(26) INQUEST  FRANCES DOUGLAS, 2/16/1881
State of Indiana Floyd County.  I ,Thomas Collins a Justice of the Peace for said county and state aforesaid do hereby certify that I was authorized to hold an inquest on the body of Frances Douglas by the coroner J. H. Lemon , he being unable to perform such duties.
In witness whereof I hereunto subscribe my name and seal.
I, Thomas Collins, a Justice of the Peace in and for the New Albany Township,Floyd Count, Indiana being called upon to hold an Inquest on the body of Frances Douglas, a colored woman, whose age is unknown find the following.
VERDICT: I find that the said Frances Douglas came to her death from injuries received by a ___ her clothes taking fire while sitting asleep in front of the stove on the night of the 16th day of Feb. 1881 and being recovered to the county jail where all possible attention was paid to her. She died on the 16th day of Feb. 1881 about 3 o'clock P.M.
Thomas Collins J.P. (seal)

(27) INQUEST  ELLIS JUDY, NO DATE
VERDICT: I Thomas Collins Justice of the Peace of New Albany, IN. being notified of the finding  of a dead body and the coroner not being found in the county repaired to the spot where said body was lying and after hearing the evidence of the witnesses, return the following verdict. That the deceased Ellis Judy (colored) boy of about 16 years came to his death by Asphyxia from the inhalation of the fumes of Sulphuric acid.  
Thomas Collins Justice Peace, Floyd County

(28) INQUEST  JOHN C. HENRY, 4/15/1881
VERDICT: Inquest held on the body of John C. Henry watchman on steamer Henry Frank who was buried by the officers of said Steamer at Fronnie Bolivar county Mississippi. 2/21/1881. The body was exhumed by order of his wife, Mrs. Mattie Henry 3/12/1881 and brought to New Albany, Floyd County on board of Steamer Reuben A. Springer. The body presented a large puncture wound in the forehead between the eyes, it was thought that deceased came to his death from violence. An inquest was held 3,17,1881, of hearing the evidence here and attaining the testimony of the Undertaker Mr. W.S. West of Fronnie Bolivar Co, Mississippi. Before W.H. Maurz, J.P. of said Co. and state and also the depositions of the officers of the steamer Henry Frank, names as follows: J.F. Hills, Master. Alf Grissom, Clerk. E.J. White, carpenter. Michael Cusick, mate. and Henry D. Seaman, A. S. Heffull, US commissioner of the Western District of Tenn at Memphis, Tenn. I have to return a verdict that the said John C. Henry came to his death suddenly from a congestive chill or some similar cause 2/21/1882, while on board of the steam Henry Frank. Deceased was 42 years of age, 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, fair complexion, sandy hair, clothing much soiled from muddy water which had entered the coffin. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(29) INQUEST,  MAJOR RUTTER, 5/16/1881
VERDICT:  the verdict upon the death of Major Rutter child of John Rutter age between 3-4 years of age. I find that major Rutter upon a full investigation of all the factors in the case, came to his death by being run over by a freight train on the Louisville, Nashville and Chicago Rail road at the Sycamore Street crossing Sunday morning 5/15/1881 at (:30 A.M.  That the aid death was caused by the child trying to pass under the train just as it started. I further find that no blame attaches to the company, as from the evidence, the crossing was not occupied any longer than necessary to business of the road. May 16, 1881,
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.
Descripton; Child between the ages of 3-6 years, white hair, blue eyes, dressed in ordinary child’s summer dress. Body was immediately given into the charge of undertaker. Mr. Wm. Merker and returned to parents for burial
J.H.L.

(30) INQUEST RICHARD M. MUNDELL 5/20/1881
VERDICT: Inquest held on the body of Richard M. Mundell age 7 years at the Commercial Hotel New Albany at 6:1/2 p.m. 5,20, 1881.  the evidence showing that the boy was playing in the street opposite of the Commercial Hotel and that he started across the street car track and the moment he started the street car was passing going West, and that he was knocked down and rolled under the car, the car passing over him about the chest, that he died in a few minutes. I therefore offer a verdict that the said Richard M. Mundell was accidentally killed by being run over by street car # 7, John Acole (?) driver, belonging to the New Albany Street R.W. C.  and further find that the killing was unavoidable. J. H. Lemon F.C.C.
Description of body: that he was a  slight boy aged 7 years, dressed in summer clothing, the body was returned to the mother’s relatives.
J.H. L. F.C.C.

(31) INQUEST  GILBERT WESTILSON, 5/30/1881
Inquest on the body of Gilbert Westilson near his hut or cave in the woods 5 miles west of New Albany.
VERDICT:  I find that George Westilson came to his death from debility and want of proper care and food... Said George Westilson, or Westilson Gilbert came from the department of Puy De Dome, France, and sailed on the ship Pius the 9th, Capt. Gregant Mastin, from the shore (?) of Hare, Nov. 21, 1848, for New Orleans. He has led the life of a hermit for the past 25to 30 years, living in a hole in the ground covered with sticks and slab on the tract of 40 acres of rough hill land 4 ½ or 5 miles west of New Albany. A brother is supposed to reside in the United States, no other relatives are known. He preferred to live alone, was unoffensive, was an inmate for a short time the past winter of the Floyd County poor house. His French passport describes him as a1 metre and 56 centimeters (?) high, brown eyes, curly brown hair on forehead, scar on left thumb. When found was dressed in light drawers, check shirt, and bare footed. A pair of wooden shoes lying where he had apparently fallen out of them, hair and whiskers gray. In his clothing and about the place where he slept $14.24 was found in small change, also the tax receipts in full upon to date his land. Also his passport certificate of his birth, and other papers of letters of little or no value in the French language. Also the deed to his land, all of which was turned over to the Treasurer of Floyd County, Frank Devol, and a receipt taken from him. The evidence from his papers show that he was 66 years old.  
Signed, John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(32) INQUEST GEORGE STANLEY, 6/ 02/1881
VERDICT:   The body of George Stanley found in the river at or near Lower 5th St.. New Albany, Indiana, June 4, 1881.
I find that the said George Stanley came to his death being accidentally drowned while sunning or bathing in the Ohio river at the foot of Upper 6th St. and the river in the city of New Albany at 8 o'clock in the evening of June 2, 1881.         
John H. Lemon F.C.C. 
 
(33) INQUEST  WILLIAM DICKMAN JUNE 6, 1881
VERDICT:On the body of Wm. Dickman found drowned in the Ohio River 3rd St. New Albany, Floyd County. the evidence showing that the said Wm. Dickman jumped from Jones Dock at the foot of Lower 1st St. into the river, the body floating under Plotz Dock and brought ashore near Lower 3rd St. Death was suicide by drowning.
Description of body:  Wm. Dickman known in Germany, aged 56 years, 5 feet, 7 -8 inches high, weight 140 pounds, grey hair and smooth face, blue eyes, dressed in heavy dark woolen clothing, No property found,
John H. Lemon Coroner, F.C.

(34) INQUEST J.F.DAVIS, 6/05/1881
VERDICT: I find that J.F. Davis was killed while on his south bound freight train at the BlueRiver Bridge near Pekin, Indiana about 3 o’clock A.M. June 5, 1881. His death being caused by injuries to his head by coming in contact with the timber of the bridge while attempting to pass forward over his train, verdict is death by accident.
Description of body:  J. F. Davis was 51/2 feet high, muscular, dark curly hair & dark brown mustache and goatee. Dressed in heavy woolen railroad suit. Aged 35-40 years, Said to have resided at Bowling Green Ky.  Found on his person, the sum of $11.06 , a silver watch, and brass chain of value about $10.00, two (2) pocket knives and pencils R. R. papers,  and keys, one (1) collar button (pearl), the R.R. papers and keys were returned to the L.N. & I.C.. R.R.  The property and money to the county treasurer.
J. H. Lemon Coroner
Mr. A. Henry (?)___ July 12, 1881, the money and the effects of the above decedent  I have this day were given to his wife Mary E. Davis. 
Signed, John H. Lemon coroner

(35) MISSING

(36) INQUEST  LAVANIA AVERY, JULY 20,1881
VERDICT: Death by her own hand.
The evidence in the inquest of Lavania Avery shows that the deceased during the past one and one-half years had given expressions of an unsound mind, was at various times despondent and had attempted violence against herself. During the week preceding her decease she was ill with a fever and more than usual depressed in mind, on the evening of July 19,1881 at about 8 or 9 P.M. her foster mother (Mrs. Frederick Engleman) being alone with her, she rose from her bed, went into a rear room or kitchen and there suddenly with a razor cut her own throat, and dying in a few minutes thereafter.
The deceased was married, aged 27, mother of 2 children, she was the d/o James Edmunds, was born in Newport Monmouthshire, England, came to the US when an infant, her father dying on the ship (?) and her mother committing suicide by drowning.
This infant daughter  Lavan Edmunds, was adopted by Frederick Engleman, when she was 13 months old. She was of slight figure, dark hair, grey eyes. The body was returned to the husband, George Avery.     
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(37) INQUEST JAMES JACKSON, 7/29/1881
It appears that the said James Jackson (colored) aged 19 years was an epileptic and subject to falling fits and subsequently unconsciousness from a few moments to 2 or more hours duration. The evidence showing that James Jackson with 2 companions Robert Lee and one B. Greenwell (colored) boys of about the same age left New Albany at 1 o’clock a.m. returning North along the line of the L.N. & I.C. R.R. that Boutigaus (smeared) Greenwell left the party, Jackson and Lee following the RR near the Floyd County Fairgrounds, Jackson had a light fit and again when at the 21 mile post a violent and prolonged fit, during which his companion Robert Lee pulled him from the rail track about 14 feet and there left him lying to recover as usual, proceeding onto his own labor at the dairy farm of Martin Mann. It is believed that Jackson got up from where he had been placed and walking on the RR was again taken in an epileptic fit during which he either died or was unconscious when the North bound freight # 5 with engine # 2, engineer M. Wilson passed over him, crushing the left side of his head, the left shoulder and arm and the upper bones of the chest. From careful and full presentation of the evidence I offer a verdict of that no blame can be attach to any, unless the charge of carelessness and want of proper thought manifested by the colored boy Robert Lee in leaving his companion in his exposed and helpless condition. The body was returned to the mother and buried by Merker Gwinn in the colored cemetery.
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(38) INQUEST  MARGARETHA SCHMIDTT, 8/19 & 20/1881
Deceased was in the employ of the New Albany Woolen Mill Co. at about 4 a.m., 8/19/1881, she with another girl left her work for the purpose of getting a bucket or domile of water, in passing the engine room of Mill #4 of said Company, the boiler at that instant exploded inflicting such steam, scalding and injuring her that she died the same day. In the investigation of the cause of the death of this girl, a lengthy inquiry was answered respecting the competency and carefulness of the engineers, the kind and character of machinery as well as the rules of the company respecting the behavior of the employees during working hours. I find from the evidence that the exploded boiler # 4 had a think and burned place at the point in the line of the vent or explosion and I find further that the men in charge of the machinery and of the exploded boiler were competent and were faithful in the discharge of their work. I return a verdict that Margaretha Schmidtt came to her death from injuries sustained from explosion of the boiler 34 of the New Albany Woolen Mill Co., 8/19/1881 and that she was volunteering away from the place of her work when the injuries were sustained.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C
Description: Margaretha (or Maggie) Schmidtt was 16 years of. Her body was given to her parents. No property found.
J.H.L. F..C.C.

(39) INQUEST  EDWARD OATES, 9/28/1881
VERDICT: The body of Edward Oates was found lying on his bed at his residence on Upper 6th and Main Streets in New Albany at 10 o’clock A.M. Sept. 28,1881. A wound above the elbow of his left arm, the body and bed clothing saturated with blood. After hearing the evidence I hereby return a verdict of death from hemorrhage from the bracteial artery which he had himself severed with suicidal intent.   
Signed. John H. lemon coroner

Description of body: Edward Oates born in Woodwards MirrSeeds, Yorkshire England, Aug. 31, 1835, about 5 ½ feet high, hazel eyes dark hair and whiskers, body emancipated, weight  about 95 or 100  pounds . No property found.       
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(40) INQUEST  Robert Decker, 10/15/1881
Inquest held on the body of Robert Decker at Edwardsville Tunnell. Deceased and Cam Sullivan was instantly killed at work in the West portal of the Edwardsville Tunnell at 9. A.M. 10/15/1881 by a mass of rocks from the roof of said tunnel, falling upon him. I return a verdict of accidental death. J.,H. Lemon.
Description: Decker age about 35 years, dark hair, eyes and whiskers, weight 175 pounds, 5 feet 6 to 8 inches in height. Dressed in brown cotton shirt and pants, shoes, body much crushed under weight of rocks, fracture of right leg below the knee, bones of back left jaw, head and neck etc. resided 4 miles South East of Edwardsville on the road to Elizabeth. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(41) INQUEST:  CAM SULLIVAN, 10/15/1881
Inquest on the body of Cam Sullivan is held in Edwardsville tunnel 10/15/1881 (12 A.M.)  Deceased and (Robert Decker) was instantly killed in the West portal of the Edwardsville Tunnell at 9. a.m. 10/15/1881 by a mass of rocks from the roof of said tunnel, falling upon him. I return a verdict of accidental death. J.H. Lemon
Description: Sullivan aged about 40 years old, blue eyes, sandy hair, and whiskers, weight 150 pounds, dressed in blue cotton shirt and pants, heavy shoes. Probably a native of Ireland, said to have resided fro several years in Scott Co. In. no property found. Body much crushed under the weight of rocks, fractures left leg above knee and right leg below knee, fracture of skull etc.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(42) INQUEST  MAGDELENA MILLER, 11/27/1881
VERDICT: The body of Magdelena Miller was found lying dead in her house in Georgetown Township, Indiana, 4 ½ miles West of Edwardsville Floyd County on the afternoon of 11,27,1881. The Throat was cut with a knife, there were other knife wounds on the face and neck and left wrist and hand. The evidence showing that the woman was insane and had been for many years and that she had inflicted the wounding upon herself with a butcher knife. I therefore render a verdict that the said Magdelena Miller destroyed her own life. 11/27/1881
John H. Lemon. F.C.C.
Description of body: Magdelena Miller was medium size, dark hair and eyes, muscular, age 58 years, born in Baden Germany, maiden name Magdelena Lasch. The body was returned to her husband, George Miller for burial.  No property found.
J.H. L. F.C.C.

(43) INQUEST TOBE TAYLOR, 2/18/1882
VERDICT: Inquest held on the body of Tobe Taylor (colored) found lying in Floyd County in the kitchen car of a boarding and construction train on the line of the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Rail Road, and ¾ of a mile East of Georgetown, came to his death at about 3 p.m. 2,15,1882 in the above place where his body was found, from a pistol shot wound of his forehead and brain and that the shooting and wounding was done by Grant Thompson age 18 (?) and I further find that said shooting and wounding was unintentional. J. H. Lemon F.C.C.
Description of body: Tobe Taylor (colored) age 17 yrs, s/o Thomas Taylor of LaGrange, Oldham County, Ky. Dressed in gray wool shirt, dark jeans pants, heavy boots, pistol ball wound around 37/100 caliber in center of forehead. Body given to the R.R. contractors and returned by them to his mother at LaGrange, Ky. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.


(44) INQUEST  Elijah Whitten 2/17/1882
Inquest on the body of Elijah Whitten found lying dead on the morning of 2/17/1882 at the South East corner of the stone bridge over Falling Run Creek, Main Street, New Albany. The evidence presented renders it probable that Whitten in attempting to cross the gutter at the above place, made a false step and falling in a helpless condition was suffocated in the mud and water. I find from the evidence that the said Elijah Whitten came to his death fro unknown causes between the hours of 6 p.m. 2,16,1882 and 6 a.m. 2,17,1882. J.H. lemon
Description: Mr. Whitten was 5 feet 3 inches in height left arm about the shoulder, full beard, hair and whiskers gray, aged about 57 years, dressed in suit of dark jeans, new shoes, $1.15 was found which was given to his wife Mrs. Julia A. Whitten.
New Albany 2/18/1882 J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(45) INQUEST  EMMA A. PUTMAN, 2/28/1882
Inquest on the body of Emma A. Putman found lying dead at her house on West 8th Street in the City of New Albany, 2/26/1882. I find that the aforesaid Emma Putman came to her death on the morning of the 2/26/1882 at the above place from the effects of Laudanum, which she had taken during the preceding night with suicidal intent. J.J. Lemon F.C.C.
Description of body: Emma Putman aged 41 years, dark hair, grey eyes, 150 pounds, dressed in night clothes, born in Vermont and was the d/o Gamaliel and Priscilla Graves. The body was given to Merker and Gwinn for shipment to New Orleans Indiana. the expenses of the above inquest amounting to $14.25 was paid by the husband John L. Putman and I have received receipt for the same from County Treasurer Miller.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(46) INQUEST  ROBERT F. BYRN, 4/02/1882
VERDICT: Held on body of Robert Byrn on East Spring Street in City of New Albany, Floyd County.
VERDICT: I find THAT Robert F. Byrn committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol in the right ear and brain on the morning of 4/02/1882 at his home on Spring Street.
Description of body: Robert F. Byrn age 23 years from Paris, Jennings County Ind. 5 feet 10 or 11 inches high, dark hair, dressed in blue flannel shirt, vest and pants, large pistol shot wound in right ear, penetrating the brain, no property found.
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(47) INQUEST PRESTON FINLEY, 4/05/1882
Inquest held on the body of Preston Finley (colored) at his home on Main Street East of Vincennes. The evidence showing that deceased fell from his wagon (Espress) accidentally to the hard street and sustained injuries from which he died instantly or within a very short time thereafter, and after being put in his wagon. I therefore find that Preston Finley came to his death in the City of New Albany, Floyd County on the evening of 4, 05, 1882 from concussion of his brain resulting from an accidental fall. J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

Description of body: Preston Finley (colored) born Harrison County age 59 years, large muscular, dressed in brown jeans, $1.20 found and returned to his wife.
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(48) INQUEST  JOSHUA E. KING, 4/10/1882

VERDICT: Inquest held on the body of Joshua E. King in the machine shop of the L.N. and I.C. Railroad Co., Upper 4th and Sycamore Street 4,10,1882, after hearing the statements of the family of the deceased and of his fellow workmen who were present at his death. I find that Joshua E. King died from heart disease, in the City of New Albany, Floyd County, IN.

Description of Body: Born Aug. 1852 in Ray County Tenn. Body dressed in working suit, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark hair and eyes, chin whiskers. No property found. Body returned to his family.
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(49) INQUEST KERAN M. CANFIELD, 5/23/1882
VERDICT: The body of Keran M.Canfield was found in the Ohio River in front of the coal dock of Wm. Newhouse in the City of New Albany, May 23, 1882, from the statement of relatives of deceased in this City and fro, his brother in Louisville,Ky. I find that the above Keran Canfield was accidentally drowned at the Falls of the Ohio River March 30th 1882.
John H. Lemon Coroner F.C.

Description of body: Keran M. Canfield resided with his mother on High Street at Louisville, Ky, was about 15 years of age, body when found was dressed in dark woolen suit and was much decomposed, the left hand, being gone. The property found on person consisted of silver watch, a gold ring, shirt studs, pocket knife, all was given to his brothers C. J. Canfield, and Geo. S. Canfield of Louisville, Ky, and receipted for by them. The expenses of the inquest amounting to $10.00 was paid by Jacob Alford, uncle of deceased, and receipted for to me Co. Treasurer Miller.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(50) INQUEST SARAH MILLER, 5/23/1882
VERDICT:  I find that Sarah (Crawford) Miller (colored), found in the Ohio River near the wharf boat of H. Pearman, committed suicide by drowning in the Ohio River within the city of New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana sometimes during the 22nd and 23rd day of May 1882.

Description of Body:   Sarah(Crawford )Miller, colored girl about 17 years old. Niece of Matilda Crawford (colored) resided on Upper 4th, and was a servant at the hotel of Joseph Reibel. No property found, Body prepared by Merker Gwinn and was returned to Matilda Crawford.
J.H. Lemon Coroner

(51) INQUEST  JAMES P. ELLIOTT, 4/24/1882
VERDICT:  I find that James P. Elliott was injured on the line of the L.E.& St.L R.R. at noon May 24,1882 and died on a car of said road while being brought to New Albany, Indiana.
From the evidence in this investigation I find that James P. Elliott died on the 24th day of May, 1882 from injuries received in falling between the cars of a construction train and being run over and his body mangled by a portion of said L.E. & ST. L .R.R. at or near the east end of the Blue River Bridge and I further find that no blame can attach to any on account of the accident which led to his death.
J. H. Lemon, Coroner

Description of body: & Inventory of effects.
J. P. Elliott was superintendent of bridge construction on the L.E & ST.L. R. R. and was in the employ of the KeyStone Bridge Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. On his body was found a  silver watch and brass chain, pocketbook with $2.98 in coins, shirt studs, pocket knife and private letters, all of which was sent together with the body to his wife at Pittsburgh, PA. All of the papers relating to his duty with the R.R. Co were given to his successor in the employ of the company. 
J.H.Lemon F.C.C.

(52) INQUEST JOHN W. STEVENSON. 6/18/1882
VERDICT: I find that the evidence shows that the deceased was station engineer at Milltown Crawford co. Indiana, and was in the service of the L.E. & St.L. R.R.Co. and that in returning to his home in New Albany, he was instantly killed in the Edwardsville Tunnel, near the West portal by a mass of rocks from the roof of the tunnel falling upon him.
I therefore from the evidence presented find that John W. Stevenson was accidentally killed by rock falling him in the Edwardsville Tunnel, and on the line of the L.E. & St.L.R.R. in the County of Floyd, Indiana between the hours of 6.AM. and 9.A.M of Saturday June the 17th ,1882.
John H. Lemon F.C.C
P.S. John W. Stevenson was born in New Albany, Indiana Sept. 16, 1834. The body and personals were returned to his wife.             
J.H. L. F.C.Coroner

(53) INQUEST EDWARD B. STOY, 8/22/1882
VERDICT: I find that Edward B. Stoy came to his death from drowning in the Ohio River on the afternoon of Aug. 22,1882, while bathing in said river near the Kentucky shore and about 48 miles below New Albany, Indiana. And further that such drowning was accidental.
Description of body: Edw’d Stoy was 5 feet eight inches tall, light hair, blue eyes weight 135 pounds, body nude, no wounds  or bruises except slight descending of skin on one side of face and tip of nose. Edw’d b. Stoy was born in New Albany, Oct. 17,1852, s/o Peter R.  & Ellen J. Stoy.
J. H. Lemon Floyd County Coroner.

(54) INQUEST  JOHN PERKINS, 9/02/1882
VERDICT: the inquest into the death of John Perkins was held in the room of Merker Gwinn Undertakers. The evidence shows that the deceased had been in feeble health for some years.
On Sept. 7, 1882 he went to the office of Dr. Felter on State Street, New Albany, saying that he was suffering great pain in his abdomen, his distress continued, and he died in the same office between the hours of 1 and 2 the following morning. A post mortem examination by Dr.’s W.L. Starr and Cyrus C.N Nutt showed a generally very diseased condition of the intestinal canal and likewise of the valves of the aorta. I find therefore that the deceased John Perkins died Sept. 8, 1882 from disease of the bowels and heart.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(Please take note, this is the dates shown for this inquest. So that is how I left them. Of course there is no way he could have died on the 2nd of Sept. 1882, and then gone to the Dr. on 7th Sept, 1882.)

Description of body: John Perkins ,blue yes, thin grey hair, thin in person about 5 feet 8 inches high, resided for past 2-3 years New Fork (?) City. $3.16 in money found on person, a few buttons,spools of thread, without any value, the money was given to the county treasurer.
J.H. Lemon Coroner.

(55) INQUEST  Minnie Ruoff, 9/28/1882
VERDICT:  A verdict returned that the deceased Minnie Ruoff came to her death in her own home in West Union, New Albany, Floyd count,9,27,1882, from being burned and suffocated, the effect of fire produced by the accidental explosion or breaking of a lamp containing cola oil.
 J.H. Lemon
Description of person: she was born in Louisville, Ky. 1/15/1851, d/o Henry & Catherine Nierhoff, 5 feet, 2 inches high, blue eyes, dark hair, weight 115 pounds, body was returned to husband.
 J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(56) INQUEST  JOHN H ASTON, 10/03/1882
VERDICT: the body of John H. Aston was found lying dead at or near the South east coroner of Washington and Spring Streets in the city of New Albany. From the evidence I find that the deceased fell down and suddenly expired at the above place at or near about 9 o’clock A.M. 10,03,1882, and that the cause of death was a diseased state of brain and the heart. J.H. L.
Description of person: John H. Aston was born within the present bounds of Floyd County 8/14/1814, s/o Richard Carson Aston,. His body was taken by his sister, Mrs. John Livingston, the total expenses of the inquest amounting to $11.75 was paid our of his estate, by Alfred W. Bentley, and a receipt for same by the County Treasurer, there was found on his person, $11.50 in money, and a much worn gold watch of about the value of #25.,& a pocket book. All of which was given to the sister Mrs. Livingston in care of Alfred Bentely.  
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(57  )INQUEST, ADAM KNAPP, 10/23/1882
VERDICT; From the evidence a verdict is rendered that Adam Knapp came to his death at his residence in the City of New Albany, Floyd County, Indiana on the 22nd day of Oct, 1882 from a pistol shot wound inflicted by Samuel B. Rankin 10,15,1882
J.H. Lemon F, .C.C.

(58) INQUEST WILLIAM J. JOHNSON, 11/13/1882
VERDICT: The body of Wm. J. Johnson found lying dead in the yard of his residence South side of East Spring and near 15th Street, New Albany Nov. 13, 1882. I find that the deceased Wm. J. Johnson died from heart disease between the hours of 5 and 6 o’clock A.M. 11, 13, and 1882.
J.H. Lemon
Description: William J. Johnson was the s/o John Johnson & Rebecca Draper Johnson and was born in Philadelphia, PA. 6, 10,1809. No property was found, Body returned to his children.
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(59) INQUEST  JOHN J PALMER, 11/16/1882
VERDICT:  From the evidence a verdict is returned that John J. Palmer came to his death from apoplexy between the 1 and 5 o’clock p.m. 11/16/1882, at his residence on West Main Street, , between 3 and 4 Streets, New Albany, and that he died while sitting in a chair in his drug store in New Albany. The body was returned to his wife.  
J.H. Lemon, F.C.C

(60) INQUEST  MARY CONNELLY, Jan. 01,1883 at 9.A.M.
VERDICT: The body of Mrs. Mary Connelly found dead in bed at her home on the south side of Market Street, between Lower 1st and Lower 2nd Streets. A verdict is rendered that Mary Connelly died from heart disease, some time during the early morning of Jan. 1,1883. 
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(61) INQUEST GEORGE WINSLOW, JANUARY 1, 1883
Inquest on the body of George Winslow (colored) found lying dead at 4 P.M. Jan. 1, 1883 in Coke Pen # 2 of the Ohio Falls Iron Works, New Albany, Floyd County.
VERDICT: I find that George W. Winslow came to his death at the above time and place and the cause of death was a diseased condition of the heart.  
 John H. Lemon F.C.C.
George W. Winslow born in Maysville, Ky, age 56 years, $1.96 found on body and given to his wife. 
J.H.L.

(62) INQUEST  JAMES WELLS, JANUARY 2, 1883
VERDICT:  I find that the deceased  James Wells was run over and killed on the track of the J.M. & I. R.R. (Jeffersonville, Madison & Indiana Rail Road) by passenger train # 222, under charge of conductor McLellan on East M. Street, on the afternoon of Jan. 01,1883, such killing being accidental. 
 J. H. Lemon F.C.C.
James Wells was born in Knightstown, Henry County, IN. July 11, 1873. The injuries that caused his death were fractures of his right thigh bone, a fracture of the lower spine and contusion of the internal organs. No property was found. 
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(63) INQUEST AMOS W. THARPE, 1/30/1883
VERDICT: Inquest on the body of Amos W. Tharpe, killed on the Louisville, Nashville & Illinois Central Railroad near Bainbridge Indiana. A verdict is returned the Amos W. Tharpe was killed accidentally about 1 o’clock A.M. Jan. 29, 1883 by being struck on his head by a revolving fragment of a pitman or side bar of the R.R. engine of which he was fireman, such accident occurring near Bainbridge, Indiana on the line of the L.N. & I.C. R.R...
J. H. Lemon F.C.C
Description of body: Amos W. Tharpe s/o Alan D. & Delilah Pence Tharpe born in Muskegon County, Ohio 10,17,1850. No property found. Body was returned to his wife, in New Albany.
J.H. Lemon

(64) INQUESTJANE L. DAVIS, 2/07/1883
VERDICT: I find that the deceased Jane L. Davis (colored) died instantly 2/16/1883 at 9 !/2 A.M. at the house of her daughter Mrs. Maxine Johnson upper 16th and market Streets in New Albany and that the cause of her death was diseased state of her heart and lungs, aggravated by exposure in the Great Flood. J. J. Lemon
Description, Jane Davis was 45 years of age and w/o nelson Davis. No property found.
J.H. Lemon. F.C.C.

(65) INQUEST  MARGARET BEYER, 3/16/1883
VERDICT:    The deceased was found dead in her bed, in the house of her son- in- law Xavier Finger, at east 7th and Spring Streets, in New Albany. From the evidence a verdict is rendered that Margaret Beyer came to her death from heart disease on the night of March 15, 1883.
Description of person: Margaret Beyer was 74 years of age, born near Colman,Alsace, Germany, her maiden name was Ebele, she was the wife of Christian Beyer, deceased. No property found.
J.H.Lemon F.C.C.

(66) MISSING

(67) INQUEST  WILLIAM C. MORRIS, MAY 3rd 1883
VERDICT: a verdict is returned that William A. Morris died of  injuries: viz:  a depressed fracture of the back of the skull, and a fracture of one or more ribs of the left side accidentally received while repairing the roof of the house of Wm. D. palmer, Lower 3 & 4 and main street. Death ensuing at 7. PM. May 2nd, 1883, three or four hours after the receipt of the injuries.
Description: Wm. C. Morris about 46 years of age, born in Macon MO. , 5 feet 10 inches high, weight 176 pounds, light hair, eyes and moustache, body returned to his wife Ellen Morris.
 No property found.            
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(68) INQUEST  ANDREW PEACOCK, 5/05/1883
VERDICT: Inquest on the body of Andrew Peacock held at Blackston Mills, Floyd County. The evidence presented is that the boy in company with other boys was fishing about the Mill dam, and that he fell (probably backwards) into the Mill race, a few feet from where it beings at the pond. The water being about 7 feet deep and his body rapidly swept beneath the Mill from where it was extracted, the head gate being shut off. A verdict is therefore given that Andrew Peacock was accidentally drowned at Blackston Mills, New Albany Township, about noon of 5/05/1883.
J.H. Lemon
Description of body: Andrew Peacock born 5/10/1879, s/o Andrew and Anna Norton Peacock. Body returned to the parents residence at the New Albany Fairgrounds. No property found.
 J.H.Lemon, F.C.C.

(69) INQUEST THEODORE FLORA, 7/04/1883.
VERDICT: Inquest on the body of Theodore Flora aged 7 years found in the Ohio River is returned that deceased Theodore Flora while bathing with other boys at about 3 in the afternoon of July 4, 1883 at or near the mouth of Falling Run Creek, New Albany, fell or stepped off a ledge of rock into the deeper water of the Ohio River and was drowned, such drowning being accidental.
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(70) INQUEST PHILLIP OBERHAUSEN,7/15 & 16/1883
VERDICT:  The evidence carefully presented and covering nearly 30 pages is of legal cup paper shows that deceased at or about 10:34 P.M. on Saturday, July 14th, 1883 on the North side of Spring Street east of and near Bank Street, New Albany, without provocation on his part was violently assaulted by Thomas Luck and John Roark, and that he then and there sustained injuries from them which caused his death soon thereafter or within the same hour. The injuries to his person being described, viz:   An extensive fracture of the bones of the nose, a bruised state of the scalp on the top of his head, and also on the back of the head, (no marks of kicking or any other form of injuries on the chest or on any other portion of the body save the head), as described. Within the skull the condition, viz: 
1st. A lacerated state of blood vessels at the base of the brain, with extensive hemorrhage there from, the blood clot being spread extensively through the cerebellum and the cerebrum.
2nd. An ecchymosis of the duramater on the top of the brain, the result of transmitted force.
3rd. Minute clots of blood scattered throughout the substance of the brain.
4th. The structure of the brain previous to the injury, of a healthy character and difficult to injure in this manner.
The evidence is of the assault by Luck and Roark and knocking him down, Roark kicking or stomping him while down.
The following conclusions are deduced the fracture of the nasal bones and manner of the fracture great force of blows.
The ecchymosis of the scalp above and behind, though slight, and light probably because the man died before there was time for the injured parts to become conjested or swollen, showed the confliction of the injuries there.
The extensive effusion of blood over the brain and into the substance of the brain tissue being otherwise normal gave strong evidence of the great concussion either from the direct force of the blow or blows on the head or from the striking of the head against the brick pavement on being knocked down by his assailants.
A verdict is returned that Phillip Oberhausen was killed on the evening of July 14, 1883 in the city of New Albany, by Thomas Luck and John Roark, and further that said Thomas Luck and John Roark are guilty of murder in the first (1st) degree.
John H. Lemon Floyd County Coroner.

Description of person:  Phillip Oberhausen s/o Frank and Gertrude Oberhausen, was born in Tire Prussia Oct.15,1838. The body was returned to his wife and buried in the New Albany Cemetery. No property found.       
J.H.Lemon  F.C.C.

(71) INQUEST  LOUIS ORVILLE STANGER, 7/19/1883
VERDICT: The evidence shows that the deceased Louis Orville Stanger while playing at noon 7/17/1883 on a raft of sawed logs in front of Tuley and Kisters Mill New Albany fell into the Ohio river and was drowned, such drowning being accidental.
J.H. Lemon
Description of body, Louis o. Stanger s/o Thomas and Ellen Luby Stanger was born in New Albany 11/22/1877. Body was retuned to parents.

(72) INQUEST THEODORE JOHN HABICHT, 7/30/1883
VERDICT: A verdict was returned that body of Theodore J. Habicht committed suicide by pistol shot into his left breast, he shooting of himself and his death taking place about 9 A.M. on 7/29/1883 in the German Catholic burying ground. 
J.H. L.
Description; Theodore J. Habicht was robust of body, and very muscular, age 65 years, gray hair and eyes, had a letter on his person signed by fraternally A.D. Habicht, Krus Frankenberg, Marie lager, Prussia. A s/o deceased supposed to be Charles Habicht resides at this date 540 Walnut at Cincinnati, Ohio. No property found of value on body.
The few sleeve buttons and 1 pair of spectacles, pistol and clothing was left with Merker & Gwinn, seventy five cents in silver found on body, was employed to telegraphing to relatives in Cincinnati,
J. H. Lemon F.C.C.

(73) INQUEST  WILLIAM N. MAHON, 9/12/1883
VERDICT: A verdict is returned that the deceased Wm. N. Mahon died from dysenteries, diarrhea between the hours of 6 and 7 P/.M. 9/12/1883 in New Albany, Floyd County.
Description of body: William Neil Mahon, s/o David and Elizabeth Mahon was born in Carlisle, PA. 9/06/1838. no property found. The body was given in the care of Lt. George A. Bicknell USN and buried by John Shrader and sons in New Albany city Cemetery.
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(74) INQUEST  INFANT CHILD, UNKNOWN NAME, 9/22/1883
VERDICT: the evidence shows that the body of an unknown male infant of about the 6th month of intra-uterine development and was found floating in the Ohio River near the coal dock of Newhouse. Apparently several days dead. A verdict is retuned infant born and died from unknown causes.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(75) INQUEST JOHN REISTER, 10/28/1883
VERDICT:  The body of John Reister being reported found on a step hillside, 60 or more feet distant from the East side of the road up to Ball knob, and near its approach to the summit. On investigation through such evidence as could be obtained, I rendered it probable that the deceased in driving up the knob during the darkness of the night, fell with his team over the edge of the road and died from bruising and shock of the fall. A verdict of accidental death is rendered. J.H.L.
Description of person; German, age about 65 years, no property found.    
J.H.Lemon, F.C.C.

(76) INQUEST  DANIEL NEUWORTH,11/02/1883
VERDICT: A verdict is returned that the above deceased Daniel Neuworth committed suicide by drinking laudanum, his death taking place  11/02/1883 at about 1 o'clock A.M. at his sleeping rooms over Castiaus Saloon on Pearl Street, New Albany. 
J.H.Lemon
Description of person: D. Neuworth had light hair, light complexion, having been born in Bramen (?) German, was a member of the Cigar Makers Union of New Albany, by which order his body cared for and buried. $4.40 in money found on his person, was placed with the County Treasury and receipted by the Treasurer, his trunk and its contents of little value is in the keeping of Joseph Reibel where he had been boarding.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(77) INQUEST  JANE SMITH, 12/15/1883
VERDICT: I, Lawrence b. Huckeby a Justice of the Peace in New Albany, being notified that a dead body had been found in the upstairs room of the dwelling house situated on the South corner of Lower Spring and Lafayette Streets, in the city of New Albany, and also that the coroner of said county John H. Lemon and his deputy Wm. F. Tuly were both absent from the county. I immediately proceeded to the place designated and made due inquiry concerning the time in, what manner, and how said body came to its death. After hearing the evidence, reviewing the body, and making all necessary inquires concerning the death of the deceased person, a female person,  whose name was Jane Smith, aged 50 years came to her death while in an epileptic fit from strangulation while she was at her home and alone on the South east corner of Lower Spring and Lafayette. That she died at or about 11 0’clock A.M. on the 15th of December, 1883.
Dated: 17th of December, 1883, Lawrence B. Huckeby,  Acting
Coroner Floyd County. In.

(78) INQUEST DENNIS ASKSON, 12/22/1883
VERDICT:A From the evidence and the inquest held by me on the body of Dennis Askson, found dead in new Albany, Indiana, Saturday 12/22/1883. I find that he came to his death from a  stroke of apoplexy.
W. F. Tuly, Deputy Coroner F.C.C.

(79) INQUEST  Stephen Murphy, 1/19/1884
Verdict: I  held and inquest over the body of Stephen Murphy who died Friday night, 1/18/1884, from the effects of injuries sustained by falling into the fly wheel pit at Brewers Engine Mill on main Street Thursday morning the 17th ___ at 3 o’clock. The evidence shows that Murphy had gone into the mill at and early hour in the A.M. to warm. He was noticed by the engineer and taking a few moments, the engineer went off to attend to his duties, and the evidence tends to show that Murphy sat down in a chair in front of the cylinder and falling backward was struck by the fly wheel on the right side of the head producing a concussion of the brain, causing death.  There was a some proof as the fly wheel___ not being safely guarded as it might have been to prevent accident, but pre-pondurance of proof was to effect that it was as safe as any machinery of like construction. The whole proof goes to show that death was from accidental causes.  
William F. Tuly, Deputy Coroner.

(80) INQUEST JOHN HAMMOND, 2/01/1884
VERDICT: a verdict is returned that John Hammond came to his death in the Edwardsville Tunnel early in the afternoon of 2/01/1884 and further it is very probable that his death was by being killed by being run over by yard train engine # 8 of the Louisville, Nashville and St. Louis Air ___R.Rd. Co... no evidence is found showing lack of proper care on the part of the employees of the R.R. Co. and no charges of blame is offered.         
J.H.Lemon F.C.C.

(81) Inquest  OSACAR GALLAGJER, 3/18/1884
VERDICT:  A verdict is rendered that Oscar Gallagher died in the County jail New Albany on the evening of the 10th of March, 1884 from the inter-geranial hemorrhage, the results of a blow from a cinder or other hand missile thrown by his step son George Davis and further that George Davis inflicted with intent and purpose during an altercation with deceased the same evening of his death.
Description: Gallagher was about 50 years of age, resided near lower 10 and Floyd Street New Albany. Post mortem by Dr. C.P.Cook and John L. Stewart, found fracture of the left side of cranium and extensive hemorrhage over the left surface of the brain, brain otherwise sound. Body returned to his wife for burial. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(82) INQUEST  PATSY GRIFFIN, 3/ 08 & 10/1884
VERDICT:  It being generally reported that the deceased came to her from poison and other violent means, full testimony was held in the matter and a verdict is hereby returned that the deceased Patsy Griffin  (colored) died at her home, East 4th Street, New Albany, of Typhoid Fever on the night of the 7th of March 1884.
Description: Patsy Griffin (colored) girl age about 10 years, resided with her uncle and aunt Henry and Sallie Lewis East 4th Street, near main, New Albany. No property.

(83) INQUEST  BERNARD VOLLENHAUSEN, 3/28/1884
VERDICT: A verdict is returned that deceased Bernard Vollenhausen died of Pulmonary hemorrhage, at noon Mar. 28th, 1884 on the workshop of F. P. Gohman and Co. New Albany.
Description: Bernard Vollenhausen was born in Blue River Township, Harrison County, IN. 
 Nov. 2nd 1858. The body was given to the father and buried in the German Catholic Burying grounds in New Albany, Indiana   
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(84) INQUEST   SARAH SCHUMAN, 4/20/1884  LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP
VERDICT:   The body of Mrs. Sarah Schuman was found dead in the well near her house . The evidence showing that she often contemplated jumping in and so destroying herself. A verdict is given that Sarah Schuman committed suicide by drowning on the afternoon of Apr. 19th 1884.
Description: Sarah Salomin Schuman, wife of Martin Schuman, born in Alcase Germany, Feb.. 2nd 1824, d/o Madeline and Antoino Fessel. The body returned to her husband for burial. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(85) INQUEST  W.H.TEMPS , 5/05/1884
VERDICT.  The deceased while standing on the pavement on Main Street near the Commercial Hotel, late in the evening of April 5th, 1884, was struck on the head or face by one George Pleiss, who with a party of several others was drunk and passing. The evidence is that Pleiss without provocation struck the deceased on the face or head, knocking him down and inflicting such injuries to his brain (as shown by post mortem examination) that death instantly Resulted.
A verdict is rendered that W.P. Temps came to his death on the evening of Apr. 5th, 1884  in the city of New Albany, from being struck on the head by George Pleiss and further that the said George Pleiss is guilty of murder.
Description: W.H. Temps was build was muscular, large and tall, age about 45 years, deceased was a stone mason, had been in the employ of Charles Hegewald,  by whom the body was care for and sent to his wife, Mrs. V. E. Temps #455 Hamburg St. at Baltimore MD. Papers, Pencils, with the body sent. The money of $5.25 found on his person was paid into the Treasurers office and a receipt taken therefore. 
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(86) INQUEST  JOHN SHERER, 5/03/1884, FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP
VERDICT: A verdict is found that John Sherer accidentally  fell from the brow of his grandfathers fishing boat, into the Ohio river at a point 3 miles distance from New Albany and was drowned. The drowning taking place between 11 A.M. and 12 M. May 3, 1884.
Description: John Sherer s/o John & Helen Colpin Sherer was born in New Albany Feb. 9,1880. The body was returned to his mother. 
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(87) INQUEST  JOSEPH GUELET, 5/04/1884
VERDICT: The deceased was found lying dead, his body much crushed and torn, on the track of the L.N. & I.C. R.R, about 2½  miles North from New Albany, at midnight May 3, 1884, by the conductor and others  of the north bound freight train. The body when taken from beneath the wheels of the train was already cold and greatly torn, showing that it had most likely been run over also by previous trains. Nothing was found on the tracks by the south bound passenger train which passed there before 10 o'clock the same evening, the fireman of the north bound  passenger, which passed there later and about 8:20 P.M. saw a man standing on the left side of the track, but his Engine did not run over anything, A light engine which had been  switched at the 6 mile switch  awaiting the North bound passenger train to go by, passed going south to New Albany a little later, the fireman and engineer of which looking ahead saw at 25 yards distance a dark body  lying across the west, and thinking it was a log and being unable to stop ran over it and felt the concession or jar beneath the wheels. From the above evidence a verdict is rendered that it is very probable that the deceased Joseph Guelot came to his death by being run over and having the body crushed by one or more of the passing trains or engines of the L.N. & I.C. R.R., some time during the evening of May 3rd 1884.
Description: Joseph Guelot was born in Louisville, Ky, s/o Joseph Guelot, was 32 years of  age, light hair, gray eyes, brown mustache, and goatee, of medium size, muscular, had on a new suit of dark clothing. A pair of child shoes and stockings and $ 2.45 in money was found on his person, which was returned to his wife, Mrs. Theresa Guelot of St. Joseph Hill Clark Co. Indiana, the body was also returned to the same.
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(88) INQUEST  PETER CARMICHAEL, 5/24/1884
VERDICT:  a verdict is returned that the deceased peter Carmichael came to his death by falling between cars and being run over and having his limb crushed while discharging his duties as a brakeman of the same train; viz: The 2nd section of the freight train # 22 of the L.N. & I.C. R.Way Co. The accident the death taking place 1 and 1/2 A.M.  May 24,1884, three miles North of New Providence, Indiana.
Description: Peter Carmichael,age 25 years, s/o Sandy Carmichael of Harrodsburg, Monroe County Indiana. Hair and complexion light, muscular, about 5 feet 9 inches high, weight 175 pounds. When his body was found, his hand was grasping the wheel of the car brakes the nut or head of the steering brake rod was found gone. The brake being set and the inference is that the wheel came off his hand and he was precipitated between the cars. No property was found, except a few papers and keys which were sent with his body to Harrodsburg, Indiana.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(89) INQUEST  JOHN MERRILL (COLORED) 6/15/1884
VERDICT: A verdict was returned that John Merrill(colored), was accidentally drowned , while bathing at the mouth of the Silver Creek, Floyd Count, IN. at 2 and ½ o’clock P.M. June 15th, 1884. Description: John Merrill(colored) was born Apr. 13, 1869, at Lexington, Ky. And was the s/o Henry and Susan Merrill.  No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(90) INQUEST  EDWARD BUTLER, 6/19 & 20/1884.
VERDICT:   The evidence show that the deceased was intemperate and often quarreled with his wife Jane Butler and therefrom she for the most of the time lived apart. On the morning of his death they were heard quarrelling and at 10 o’clock, a pistol shot was heard in the direction of their house. On the following morning the wife surrendered to an officer, saying that her husband on the morning before had threatened to kill her and her child and had advanced upon with drawn fist to strike her and that there she shot him and he died within an hour afterwards.  An examination of the body of the said deceased revealed a pistol shot wound of the upper and middle portions of the left lung with extensive internal hemorrhage. A verdict is given that Edward Butler came to his death on the night of 6/18/1884 from a pistol shot wound intentionally inflicted by his wife.
J.H.Lemon
Description of body: Edward Butler sometimes known as Dud Geoffrey was about 45 years of age, of great muscular build and strength, a dark mulatto. His body was buried in the New Albany Colored Cemetery. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(91) INQUEST  ETHEL MAE LeDUC, 7/06/1884
VERDICT:   Verdict returned that the child Ethel Mae LeDuc died at residence of her grandparents on Elm Street in New Albany at 10 P.M. 7/05/1884 of a gun shot wound to the head, supposed to be accidental.
Description of body: Ethel Mae LeDuc infant daughter of Cleatus and Ora F. LeDuc was born in New Albany, 3/12/1883. Body was returned to parents. 
John H.Lemon F.C.C.

(92) INQUEST  DAVID BEECHER HARBISON, 7/14/1884
VERDICT: D.B. Harbison was found hanging by the neck dead and the evidence shows that the deceased was at the time insane and had been 3 times an inmate of the Indiana Hospital of the Insane and had often spoken of hanging himself. On the morning of his death he prepared to the livery stable of New Hunchilman (?) where he was an employed and was there found hanging by the neck to a beam in the hay loft. The verdict is returned that David B. Harbison committed suicide by hanging in New Albany, Floyd County, 7/14/1884.
Description: Body strong, robust, age about 20 years, s/o David Harbison, born in Floyd County. The body was returned to his parents.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(93) INQUEST MICHAEL BENNETT, 7/17/1884
VERDICT: the Body of Michael Bennett or (Michael Tigart) was found dead in the Ohio River near east 15th Street. Deceased at the time of his death was at work on the Louisville, New Albany Island Bridge, at 11 0’ clock P.M., he with other workmen was engaged in placing a dynamite cartridge in the slate rock at the bottom of the dam of Pier # 4. On the order being given to retire before the explosion to the boat Moonbeam moved along side, all escaped saved the deceased, who stumbled on the edge of the coffer dam, and fell beneath the boat and was swept away in the darkness. A verdict is returned that Michael Bennett or Michael Tigart was accidentally drowned in the Ohio River, 7/15/1884.    
J. H. Lemon Floyd County Coroner

Description of body: Michael Bennett bore the name of his step-father, but is supposed that his true name was Michael Tigart and he was born in County Galoway, near Garte,
Ireland and was about 30 years old. Of heavy build sandy hair. No property found. The body was returned to his wife at 4th Street in Louisville.
J.H. L. F.C.C.

(94) INQUEST HIRAM A. UNKS, 9/07/884
VERDICT :  Hiram A. Unks, 13 years of age on the afternoon of Sunday 9/07/1884, the deceased along with James Hogan age 12 years was playing in an upper room of the residence of Thomas J. Jackson, South east Corner, east 111th main Street, while lying on the floor they rolled a cocked pistol between them back and forth over the carpet to see the cylinder revolve. In the movement the pistol of 32 caliber was discharged killing him instantly. A verdict is returned that Hiram A. Unks died 9/07/1884 in the City of New Albany, IN. of a pistol shot wound to his left breast accidentally received. 
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.
Description of body: Hiram A. Unks, s/o James E. and Nanny Unks was born in Pittsburgh, PA. 9/23/1871. Dark hair and eyes. No property found.
J.H. L. F.C.C.

(95) INQUEST  HARRY C. REASOR, 8/29/1884
VERDICT:  Harry C. Reasor age 5 years was playing with his cousin Lotta Rutherford age 15 years at the house of their relative Sampson Sharrat, 4 miles West of New Albany and that Lotta Rutherford picked up from the corner of the porch a ____ rifle and in exhibiting it to the deceased it was discharged into his right breast killing him almost instantly. A verdict is given that Harry c. Reasor was accidentally shot and killed by Lotta Rutherford on the afternoon of 8/28/1884 in the County of Floyd in Indiana.  
Description of body: Harry C. Reasor, s/o Annie and William Reasor was born in New Albany 12/05/1878. No property found. 
J.H.Lemon .F.C.C.

(96) INQUEST  THOMAS SMITH SEPT. 17,1884
Inquest on the body of Thomas Smith held in New Albany, Indiana Sept. 17, 1884. Thomas Smith the deceased was employed as a brakeman on the freight train of the L.E. & St. L. R. R. Air Line. Before day light on the morning of Sept. 15, 1884, when walking over the east bound freight train from the rear caboose to his brake forward, he was struck and hit in the head and shoulder by the west portal of the Georgetown Tunnel, when the train emerged from the tunnel he was found lying wounded upon his car, he was brought to his hotel near Lower 8th and Main Street in New Albany, Floyd County, Indianan, where he died in the evening of the same day.  A Verdict was given that Thomas Smith came to his death Sept. 15, 1884 from injuries accidentally received while performing his duties on the line of the L.E. & St. L. R.R
Signed J. H. Lemon, Clerk
Description of body:
Thomas Smith was born at Chestnut Ridge, Jackson County, Indiana and was between 30 and 40 years of age and resided with his mother in Jeffersonville, Indiana. No property was found. His body was returned to his mother.
Signed J.H.L. Floyd County Coroner.

(97) INQUEST GEORGE W. YARBOROUGH, Nov.12,1884
VERDICT:  the evidence shows that the deceased was considered of unsound health. The 2 years since he had fallen in a fainting condition. A verdict is returned that George w. Yarborough died suddenly in New Albany at 7 A.M. 11/12/1884 from a diseased state of the organs of the chest.
Description: George Washington Yarborough born in Jackson County, Indiana about the year 1855, he was s/o James H. & Mary Dethridge Yarborough. No property found.
John H. Lemon Corner F.C.C

(98) INQUEST  HENRY HEIGY, 11/7/1884, GEORGETOWN TOWNSHIP.
VERDICT: On the afternoon of Nov. 16,1884 the deceased with his foster brother was rabbit hunting on his father’s farm. In trying to dislodge a rabbit from a hollow log the hammer of his gun was so caught in the vines as to discharge the shot into his head, blowing away the greater part. A verdict is rendered of death from accidental shooting.
Description: The deceased was 14 years old of French heritage, the son of Henry Heigy or Henry Yeager, his home was 2 ½ miles South West of Mooresville, Floyd County. Indiana. 
 John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(99) INQUEST  JOHN M. MERIWETHER, 11/29/1884, MOORESVILLE, INDIANA
VERDICT: A verdict is given that John M. Meriwether died of apoplexy 11/29/1884 while alone at his residence in the town of Mooresville, Floyd County.
Description: John Montgomery Meriwether was born in Jefferson county, Ky, s/o John and Mary “Bell” Meriwether of King and Queen County VA. No property was found.
J.H.Lemon, F.C.C.

(100) INQUEST #100, CLARENCE A. McMANUS, 12,/03/1884
VERDCIT: Is given that Clarence M. McManus age 10 years died on the afternoon of 12/03/1884 from injuries received of his left side and shoulder caused by a car or cars of yard engine # 13, of the Louisville, Nashville, and Illinois Central Railroad passing over him. The evidence shows that the accident took place within the yards of the L.N. & I.C R.R. Co. in the city of New Albany, Floyd County on the afternoon of 12/3/1884 and further that the management of the Co. ought not to be blamed.
Description: Clarence Alexander McManus s/o Barnet & Elizabeth Schiller McManus born 8/02/1874 in Nashville, Tenn. The body was returned to his parents, burial in New Albany City Cemetery. No property found.
J.H.L. Coroner. F.C.

(101) INQUEST  HENRY DENNISON, 12/14/1884
VERDICT: After hearing the evidence, a verdict is rendered that Henry Dennison died at his residence near East 5th and Sycamore Street, New Albany, sometime during the night of Dec.13, 1884, from congestion of the brain.
Description: Born Aug. 4, 1810 in Sheffiels Yorkshire England, s/o Henry Dennison of the same place. A tanner by occupation and residing in Floyd County, since 1846. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(102) INQUEST  HENRY H. PATTERSON, 2/16/1885
VERDICT: The deceased was first mate of the Steamer Granite State, and was killed at 7 and ½ P.M. Feb. 15th, 1885 by having his head crushed, and his left thigh broken by the falling upon him of a heavy shaft, while unloading it at New Albany, Ind. shore. A verdict is returned of accidental  death.
Description: Henry Patterson was about 40 years of age, and resided with his wife and two daughters on East Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio. His body and property was returned to his family.
john H. Lemon F.C.C.

(103) INQUEST  JAMES PERKINS, 2/22/1885
VERDICT: the deceased was a glass blower and employed in the Window house dept. of the N.A. Glass Works. On the of Feb. 21st, 1885, while engaged at his furnace, and in going from “the block” with “ a Ball” he made a false step and fell into the “swing hole”, falling with his stomach against the handle of his blow pipe and sustaining other injuries, from which he died on the following morning Dec.22, 1885. A verdict is returned of death from accident
Description:  James Perkins was born in West Bromage, Staffordshire, England, where his brother, sister and mother now reside. He was 5 feet 7 inches high, of dark complexion, with gray eyes, was about 45 years of age. His body was buried in the New Albany city Cemetery. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(104) INQUEST ELIZABETH M. APPLEGATE 3/24/1883
Verdict: On the body of Elizabeth Applegate found lying dead in bed at her residence of East 4th Street, near New Albany. After hearing the evidence of Mrs. Ed lapping, daughter of deceased, and that of Dr. Andrew Neat, the family physician, I return a verdict viz:  That the above deceased Mrs. Elizabeth Applegate, died of heart disease.
Description:  Mar. 24,1885 in New Albany. The body was returned to the family, No property found.
J.H .Lemon F.C.C.

(105) INQUEST  WILLIAM A. JERETT, 4/26/1885
VERDICT: the deceased was found dead or in a dying condition in the “Betterman’s Alley” between market and main Streets, near East 16th  Street. After hearing the testimony of a number of persons acquainted with deceased, some of whom were concerned in drinking  with him in the saloon of Charles Sears, the “Sunnyside”. Also  the evidence of Dr.' McIntyre and Wm. Starr, and return a verdict viz:    That Wm. A. Jerett died late on the evening of Apr. 26,1885, in New Albany, from drinking excessively of beer and whiskey, and from being exposed in an open wagon without his coat.
Description:  No property found. The body returned to his mother and buried in the New Albany City Cemetery.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(106) INQUEST  RICHARD McCAFFREY, 5/04/1885
VERDICT:  A verdict is returned that Richard McCaffrey died in Floyd County, 4/05/1885 of railroad injuries accidentally sustained on the J.M. & I. R.R. at or near Bank street, New Albany Apr. 28th, 1885.
Description: Richard McCaffrey was born in Clark county, IN. Feb. 17th, 1844 , the s/o James and Rachel McCaffrey. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(107) INQUEST  T.G. GORMAN, MAY 27,1885
VERDICT: T.G. Gorman was found lying dead in his room at the Central Hotel. A verdict is returned that T.G. Gorman committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a pistol on the morning of May 27,1885 at the Central hotel, New Albany.
Description: T.G.. Gorman was about 65 years of age, of muscular frame, white hair and whiskers, blue eyes, a R.R. engineer and Martin mechanic by occupation.
A member of Elwood Commandry R. T. of Springfield Ill. The body was buried by N.A.
Com”d # 5 RT.. in New Albany city Cemetery. No money found. The few effects on the body ( no value) were sent to the wife.

(108) INQUEST  HENRY KNOBLOCH, 5/30/1885
VERDICT: The deceased was employed by the New Albany Plate Glass Co. as engineer of the machinery of the grinding department, in addition when on duty to attending the engine, he made a round of inspection of the machinery of this department once per hour. While making one of these rounds at about 8 P.M., May 29,1885 at or near the grinder #6, the passage being narrow, and the floor slippery, he slipped and fell into the revolving cog wheels, sustaining such  injuries from them, that he died on the same evening. A verdict is given that Henry Knobloch came to his death, in the City of New Albany on the 29th day of May, 1885, from injuries received on the same day, and while in the performance of his regular duty from accidentally falling and being  drawn into the revolving machinery grinder #6 of the New Albany Plate Glass Works.   No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C. coroner.

(109) INQUEST  MARTHA TERRELL, 6/11/1885, Georgetown Township
VERDICT: A verdict is given that Martha Terrel committed suicide in the house of Andrew Rice on June 10,1885 by swallowing 1 and ½ teaspoonful of poison compound named “Rough on Rats.”.
Description: Martha Terrell, was about 70 years old of age, had been at various times an inmate of the Floyd County Poor Asylum, and also Culbertson’s Widows home. Supposed to have been a native of the State of Ky.  No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(110) INQUEST  ANDREW HACKER, 6/20/1885
VERDICT: The body of the above deceased was found floating in the Ohio River a short distance west of New Albany. It had the appearance of having been in the water several months and though much decomposed was recognized and claimed by the family. A verdict is returned tat Andrew hacker came to his death most probably by suicide by drowning on or about Dec. 23, 1884.
Description: Andrew hacker was born 8/ 08/ 1826 in Berndorf, Bavaria, Germany. The body was given in charge of his wife, Mrs. Johanna Balz Hacker, and buried in the New Albany City Cemetery. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(111) INQUEST  EDDIE P. ORMES, 8/03/1885
VERDICT: The above deceased was bathing in the Ohio River, just below the mouth of the Falling Run Creek and was upset or drowned by the waves of a passing boat into a deep place and being unable to swim was drowned. A verdict is given that Eddie P. Ormes was accidentally drowned in the Ohio River in Floyd County, IN.
Description:  Eddie Poyne Ormes was born in Floyd county, July 1874, s/o M. M. & Mattie Ormes. His body was buried in New Albany Cemetery.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(112) INQUEST FRED PEPPER, 8/10/1885
VERDICT: after viewing the body and hearing all the evidence in this case. I find that Frederick Pepper came to his death from injuries received while attempting to board the train at the station at Jeffersonville, Indiana. the train being the regular passenger train running between Jeffersonville and New Albany, IN.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C. & W.L. Starr Deputy Coroner.

(113) INQUEST  INFANT: MARY NEECE,      8/15 &17/ 1885
VERDICT: The verdict is that the mother of the infant, unmarried, aged about 22 years, while  alone on the night of Aug. 14th, 1885 gave birth to a fully formed child, the birth evidently having taken place in a privy in the yard of the place of her residence between 10 and 11 and ½ o’clock. The child was found the next morning dead in an abandoned cistern nearby the mother denying her pregnancy before her confinement and afterwards relating that where she gave birth to it in the outhouse, believing it to be she left it lying where it was born. An examination of the lungs of the child showed that it was alive when born. A verdict is retuned the above statement of the evidence, that the child was born alive of Mary Neece,  in Floyd County, on the night of Aug. 14th, 1885, and further that it came to its death on the same night in a way unknown to me.
Description: A male infant fully developed. Buried in the County in New Albany Cemetery.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(114) INQUEST  JAMES BRADY, 8/24&25/1885
VERDICT: the evidence is that on the evening of Aug. 24,1885, the deceased and Elmer Michaels were quarreling about some affront offered by the deceased a short time before. For some harsh and angry words uttered by Michael’s, the deceased struck him in the face, with his hand and advance toward him for a second blow when Michaels who had retreated backwards a few paces off of the corner of the pavement shot the deceased in the left breast with a 38 caliber pistol ball, so wounding him that he died within a few minutes thereafter. A verdict is returned that James Brady died in Floyd County, Aug. 24th, 1885 in the region of his heart inflicted by Elmer Michaels.
Description: James Brady, s/o James and Mary Brady born Pittsburgh, PA., was about 20 years of age. The body returned to the parents and buried in New Albany Cemetery.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(115) INQUEST  MATILDA MARCHINTON, 9/07/1885
VERDICT: I find that the deceased Matilda Marchinton came to her death at her house in Lower Albany, Floyd County, from paralysis of the heart brought about by excitement and over exertion on Monday the 7th day of September, 1885 at 5 and ½ o’clock P.M.
Description: The deceased was about 50 years old, medium height, dark complexion, gray eyes, weight about 115 pounds, considerately emancipated.  Born at Vincennes, Indiana.
W.L. Starr, Deputy Coroner,  F.C. 

(116) INQUEST  BENJAMIN F. MINER, 9/23/1885
VERDICT: The body of Benjamin F. Miner, found lying dead on Low 2nd St. North of Falling Run Bridge, at the residence of Mary J. Holmes. A verdict is given that Benjamin Miner came to his death in the evening of Sept. 22nd 1885 in the City of New Albany, from a pistol shot wound of his left side, inflicted by William L. Winterhalter and further that the said Wm. L. Winterhalter is guilty of murder, in the second degree.  
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(117) INQUEST  BARBARA KOCH, 10/02/1885
VERDICT: I find that the deceased Mrs. Barbara Koch came to her death at her home, in New Albany from paralysis of the heart, on the 2nd day of Oct. 1885 at 11 o’clock A.M.
Description: Mrs. Barbara Koch was 78 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, hair gray, blue eyes, and of about 120 lbs, German by birth and born in Bavaria, had resided in this county 31 years.
W.L. Starr. Deputy Coroner.

(118) INQUEST  RICHARD MARRS, 10/31/1885
VERDICT: I find that Richard Marrs came to his death from injuries received by being run over by train # 5 of the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Air Line Railroad at the corner of Upper 9th and the railroad at 4 o’clock P.M. on the 31st day of Oct. 1885, City of New Albany.
Description: the deceased was nineteen (19) years of age, tall and of slight build, dark complexioned, dark hair, and eyes and was dressed in dark clothes. His wages for the weeks work $2.50 was found on his person and turned over to his parents.
W.L. Starr, Deputy F.C.C.

(119) INQUEST  ENOCH W. WEST, 11/04/1885
VERDICT:   The deceased Enoch W. West was found dead in the store of Mr. James Foreman, Market Street, between Bank & Pearl Streets, on the morning of 11,04,1885, He was lying on his back on a pallet in the third story, with a pocket knife lightly grasped in his right hand, and a gash on each side of his neck, extending from the ear to the Trachea. The jugular veins and carotid arteries were severed on both sides.  Death had evidently occurred soon after the cuts were made. There was no evidence of a struggle having taken place. From the evidence I find that the deceased Enoch W. West came to his death between the  hours of 9 o’clock P.M. Nov. 3, and 7 o’clock A.M. Nov. 4th, 1885, by cutting his throat with a pocket knife, and that the act was evidently done while laboring under an attack of mental judgment.
Description: The deceased was of medium stature and build, black hair, black eyes, and brown mustache, dressed clothing, without any coat, American birth and 39 years old.
W.L. Starr, Deputy Coroner, F.C.

(120) INQUEST  Belle Plotz, 11/09/1885
Verdict: Mrs. Belle Plotz disappeared on the 25th day of Oct. 1885, and her bonnet and one mitten was found on the float next to the coal barge owned by John Plotz Sr., at the foot of Lower 4th Street. She was last seen about 6 o’clock P.M. on the day of her disappearance, on the corner of Pearl & Water streets, going down the street. On the 9th day of Nov.1885, she was found just below the barge, floating in the water. From the evidence in the case. I find that Mrs. Belle Plotz came to her death from drowning on the evening of the 26th day of Oct. 1885.
Description: The deceased was of medium height, light complexioned, was dressed in a blue dress with a read shawl pinned tightly under the chin, one red mitten on her hand. There was no evidence of violence to be found.  
W.L. Starr, Deputy Coroner F.C.

(121) INQUEST  MARTIN STANTON, 11/03/1885
VERDICT: a verdict is returned that the deceased is though to be Martin Stanton, from a piece of paper found on his person, and that he came to his death on the track of the J.M. & I.R.Rwy, in Clark Co. IN. about one and a quarter miles East of Vincennes Street in New Albany, he being ran against by Engine #9 passenger train #3 West bound at 8 P.M. Nov.02,1885 such killing being accidental.
Description: Martin Stanton the deceased thought to be of Irish natively, about 35 or 40 years of age, under medium height, dark hair, chin whiskers, grey eyes , robust and healthy looking body. dressed in dark woolen clothing, heavy double breasted blue over shirt (wool). On his person was found considerable making tobacco twist, a broken clay pipe, a broken razor, two red cotton handkerchiefs, seventy cents in money, and a freight conductors train list, blank on which was written in pencil a recommendation of the bearer Martin Stanton to rail road conductors for a ride, on their trains, and signed by John McGrath, per one E. Kennedy C.O & St.L R.Way. The body was placed in the New Albany City vault for identification for burial in the “poor lot” of the New Albany Cemetery.
John H. Lemon F.C. Coroner.

(122) INQUEST  INFANT OF SALLY REED, 12/15/1885
I have seen and examined the dead infant of Sallie Reed (colored) born this A.M. and am of the opinion that its death was due to natural causes, as its appearance indicates immaturity feebleness and want of vitality. I do not think that it could have lived even under the most favorable circumstances. The remains of said infant when seen by me were on East 7th  street, near Market within the city.  
E.P. Easley M.D.
VERDICT: After hearing  all the facts in regards to the birth and death of this child, a verdict is given that it was of too imperfect development to live.  
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(123) INQUEST  GEORGE JACKSON HIEB, 12/22/1885
Held on East 3rd street near Main, New Albany.
VERDICT: The deceased George Jackson Heib was a night watchman for the firm of Charles Hegewold. At day light of Dec.22, 1885, he complained of being sick and went to his room where he found shortly after dead. I verdict is given that the above deceased came to his death in Floyd Co.  Dec. 22,1885 from heart disease, superinduced by asthma.  
Description: George. J. Hieb was born in Alberswesler, Bavaria, Germany. June 14,1838, was the s/o Charles and Magdalena Heib. The body was buried by his brother John Heib in the New Albany City graveyard. No property found. 
J.H. Lemon F.C.

(124) INQUEST   William A. McCafferty,  Feb. 12, 1886
VERDICT:  The deceased was employed on the K & I bridge and was at the time of the accident which led to his death occupied in putting down and filling out the floor of the “approach”, at a distance of 43 feet above ground. He stepped on the end of a short blank which tipped up and he fell to the heavy timbers beneath and died instantly.
A verdict is given as above, that William A. McCafferty  came to his death on the 12th day of Feb. 1886 in Floyd County from injuries sustained in accidentally falling from the Kentucky and Indiana Bridge where he was employed to labor.

(125) INQUEST  FRED G. SOHN, 2/01/ 1886
VERDICT:  The deceased  (Fred Sohn) and Charles L. Weaver, Frank Nadorff, and William Zurschmeide were hunting in the vicinity of “Slate Run”, Floyd County, Feb. 1st, 1886. In the afternoon when about to return to New Albany in putting their guns under the seat of the wagon Fritz (sic) accidentally discharged his into his left breast dying instantly there from.
A verdict is returned that Fred Gottfried (Fritz) Sohn died in Floyd County, Feb.1,1886, from accidentally shooting himself with his gun.  
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.
Description, Frederick G. Sohn was born in Harrison Co. IN. s/o Anton & Louisa Sohn, he was in the 30 years of his age. No property found. The body was buried in the Northern Cemetery.

(126) INQUEST  GEORGE C. HALL,  4/03/1886
VERDICT: The deceased was a painter by occupation, and received an in jury to his head  and spine, on the afternoon of Apr. 2,1886 by falling from the roof of a house of J.J. Terstegge, on Lower 1st Street, between Spring and Elm Streets. New Albany.  A verdict is given returned of accidental death. Said deceased dying the morning of Apr. 3rd. 1886.
Description: George C. Hall was born in Clark Co. IN. and was at the time of his death about 22 years of age. No property found. His body was given to his wife for burial Trustee Merker of New Albany Township paying the expenses. 
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(127) INQUEST  PAUL AUGUSTAVUS, 4/05/1886
VERDICT: The deceased Paul Augustavus (or Augustine), a German “deck Sweep” on board the Steamer, Thomas Sherlock, on the return trip from New Orleans on the same boat was a party of Gypsies. The Stanley family, from Dayton, Ohio, on the afternoon of April 4, 1886, when about 5 miles East of Cannelton, IN. the deceased and Adam Stanley (one of the Gypsies) became involved in a quarrel about a sack of corn, during which Stanley was cut by deceased on the hand and neck, and deceased was fatally shot by Stanley, in the lower part of the back right side, the ball coming out in front to the left of the messian line and about midway between the point of the breastbone and the navel. The testimony by the boats officers, by the Gypsies, and others on board is uncertain in regards to whom the attach the more blame, the testimony of Levi Stanley, father of Adam, is that his son Adam was being assaulted and cut by deceased, and that he (Adam) turned and standing face to face with his assailant shot him, yet the wound on deceased is from behind. The orifice of entrance of the ball being powder stained. The dying statement if deceased is uncertain value. It being shown that his voice was and smothered with the blood coming into his throat. A verdict is given that Paul Augustavus (or Augustine) came to his death, on the Steamer Thomas Sherlock, on the Ohio River, a mile or two below Leavenworth, IN. about 4 a.m. April 5th 1886, from a pistol shot wound inflicted by Adam Stanley.  
John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(128) INQUEST  HENRY J. TRUNK, 4/26/1886
VERDICT: The deceased, age about 30 years old resided with his wife and two small children on South side of East Spring Street in New Albany. The evidence shows that deceased on the early morning of his death had a severe headache, and that he also had been awake much of the night owing to the illness or indisposition of his wife and children, at about 4 o'clock a.m. he with his head bound in a handkerchief beneath his hat started with a small tin bucket, as he remarked to his wife for water. At the time train # 290 (consisting of 213 box freight cars drawn by yard engine 3 5, James Weddle Engineer, Crawford Robertson fireman passed, on city ordinance time over Spring Street toward Market Street, shortly afterward the body of the deceased was found about fifty feet south of the south side of Spring Street, on the East rail of the track, severed into at the middle and much mutilated by the train which passed. The evidence renders it very yet being light, his eyes also probably shaded by the handkerchief, walked between the rear cars and was dragged the distance his body lay from the Spring Street crossing.
A verdict is given that Henry J. Trunk was killed in the City of New Albany. Apr. 26,1886, being run over by the cars on the track of L.N & I.C.  Rway. Co.
John H. Lemon F.C. Coroner.

(129) INQUEST  DAVID CARROLL, 4/28/1886
VERDICT: David Carroll the deceased age 14 years, was killed by being run over by yard engine #7, in the yard of the L.E. & St. L. R.R. in New Albany. A verdict is given that David Carroll Jr. came to his death from railroad accident on the lien of the L.E.& St. L. R.R. Company at N.A on the morning of April 28th 1886.  
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(130) INQUEST  SAMUEL DENNIS, 5/ 07/ 1886
VERDICT:  The body of the deceased Samuel Dennis was taken from the Ohio River about 5 miles West of New Albany. The evidence shows that the deceased was much intoxicated on the evening of May 3rd, 1886 and in that condition walked or fell into the Ohio  River from the New Albany ferry dock. A verdict is returned that Samuel Dennis accidentally drowned in the Ohio River at New Albany, on the night of May 3rd, 1886
Description: Samuel Dennis was seemingly middle aged, of robust look, dark hair, chin whiskers, was of about 5 feet, 8 inches in height. The body was dressed in a red dotted calico shirt, black vest, brown coat, light pants, new shoes. Seventy (70) cents in change was found in a cotton bag in his pocket and was given to Treasurer W.R. Atkins. His family not appearing, the body was buried by Merker and Sons in the pauper lot.
 John H. Lemon F.C.C.

(131) INQUEST  THOMAS VAN KIRK, 5/10/1886
VERDICT: A verdict is given that Thomas Van Kirk came to his death from accidental drowning in the Ohio River opposite Kistlers saw mill, Floyd County, while fishing from a log-raft on the afternoon of May 9th, 1886.
Description: Thomas Van Kirk was 12 years old, s/o Wm. and Annie Van Kirk. The body was returned to the parents, East 14th and Sycamore St. 
J.H. Lemon F.C.C

(132) INQUEST  DAVID T. ARMSTRONG, 5/17/1886
VERDICT: A verdict is returned that David T. Armstrong died in New Albany, at 9 p.m. May 17th, 1886, from a pistol shot wound in his abdomen, inflicted by Peter Strock of the New Albany Police Dept.     Description: David t. Armstrong, 18 years of age, born in New Albany, s/o Wm. and Emma  (Phelps) Armstrong. Buried in the New Albany City Cemetery.  No property found.
J.H. Lemon

(133) INQUEST  WILLIAM BURKENMIER, 5/21/1886
VERDICT: I find that the deceased Wm. Berkenmier (accidentally supposed) fell overboard from the Steam “City of Vevay”, and was drowned in the Ohio River, just East of Jeffersonville, on Sunday evening May 16th, 1886.       
Description: Wm. Burkenmier aged 33 years , born in Madison IN. s/o Jacob & Margaret Burkenmier, sandy complexion, 5 feet 8 inches high, 160 lbs in weight, body found by James M. Colpin, floating in the Ohio River 2 ½ miles west of New Albany, and returned to his sister, Margaret Burkenmier of Madison Indiana. No property found.
John H. Lemon F. C.C.

(134) INQUEST FRED ACHALT, 6/23/1886
VERDICT: The deceased, a huckster, resided 2 ½ miles North of Corydon, and at the time of his death was returning home from New Albany and was riding in  a wagon of another party, leaving his own wagon behind, after he has crossed the track of the L.E.& St.L. Railway, he saw an engine approaching from the Edwardsville Tunnel. Thinking that his own team, which was East of the railroad track was in danger he rushed back to secure it when he fell or was struck beneath the engine #18, (Joseph Silliman  Engineer) and was crushed to death. A verdict is returned that Fred Achalt came to his death accidentally in Floyd County June 23rd, 1886 by being run over by a locomotive on the track of the L.E.& St.L. Rwy. between  New Albany & Edwardsville Tunnel.
Description: The body was returned to his family for internment. &3.26 in change found on his body was left with undertakers John Shrader and Son, and returned to his wife.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C. 

(135) INQUEST CHARLES HOOVER, 7/27 & 28/1886
VERDICT:  A verdict is given that Charles Hoover came to his death instantly on the 27th day of July, 1886, from pistol shot wounds inflicted a pistol upon him in the hands of Ira G. Strunk on Market Street between East 3rd and 4th Streets in the City of new Albany at about noon of July 27th, 1886. And further  that the said Ira G. Strunk is guilty of murder in 1st degree.   Description:  the property found on the above deceased was returned to the family.
 J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(136) INQUEST CHARLES ROBINSON, 8/27/1886
VERDICT: A verdict is given that Charles Robinson (colored) came to his death on the night of Aug. 8,1886, by being run over and instantly killed on the track of the L.N.& I.C.R.Rd., by the south bound train passenger # 6, such killing being accidental.
Description: Negro aged about 50 years , body buried by the order of Colored Odd Fellows in New Albany, colored Cemetery, the few personal effects were given to his wife. No property found.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(137) INQUEST  HENRY ROBINSON, 8/06/1886
VERDICT: The above decease Henry Robinson was in the service, as a brake man of the L.N.& I.c. R.Rd.Co. On the morning of Aug. 5th, 1886, while on duty with the transfer freight train from New Albany to the Clarksville yards, he fell between the cars, at or near Chartres Street, and was run over by the rear cars of the train, sustaining. Bottom of page missing

(138) September 9, 1886 PHILIP SMITH died of Strychnine poison.
Coroner Inquest Smith Philip M.
Inquest held in New Albany, Floyd county, Indiana Sept. 9, 1886 A verdict is given that PHILIP SMITH died in New Albany, Indiana. on the Evening of Sept. 8, 1886 of Strychnine poison taken by himself most probably with suicidal intent.
signed by J.H. Lemon Coroner
Philip Smith was a carpenter 63 years of age, born in Lanesville, Harrison Co., Indiana and son of Thos. A. and Kate (Wiggins) Smith.

(139) INQUEST  THOMAS B. BECK, 10/28/1886
VERDICT: The deceased was in service of the L.E. & St. L. Railway, and at the time of his death was braking on freight train (Eastbound) # 24. I find that Thomas B. Beck came to his death in the Edwardsville tunnel in Floyd County at 9 p.m. 10/27/1886 by accidentally falling (most probably) from the top if his train to the side track of L.E.& St.L. R.R.
Description of body: Thomas Beuton Beck was born in Ripley County, IN. March 10,1860, s/o Mary McFarlan & Foster Beck. No property found.

(140) INQUEST  WILLIAM McCARTNEY, 10/14/1886
VERDICT: A verdict is found that Wm. McCartney was run over and killed in the New Albany yard of L.E.& S.L. Railway Co. by Engine #631 (William Carter Engineer) J.M. & I Railroad Co. at 355 p.m. Oct. 17th, 1886, such killing being accidental. No property found.   
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(141) INQUEST  ALOIS BELLER, 1/20/1887
VERDICT, I find that the deceased Alois Beller came to his death on the 19th day of Jan, 1887, in the City of new Albany, from injuries received by being struck with the freight  engine #35 of the L.N. & I.C. railroad. The accident occurred while deceased was walking on the track of the J.M. & I. railroad, just below Silver Creek Bridge and as he was coming to New Albany as the train approached he stepped up to the track without any knowledge whatever of its close proximity and was knocked down the embankment and killed.
Description: The deceased was a native of Marlenheim (Alsace). A Frenchmen, 49 years of age, height 5 feet 6 inches, gray hair and gray eyes , sandy beard , weight 140 lbs. had on  two pair of pants (jeans), Jeans vest, knit jacket,  sloch hat, recently in the employ of Mr. Hofferedorfer, Louisville, Kentucky.
J.H. Lemon F.C.C.

(142) INQUEST JAMES D. REASOR, 2,23,1887
VERDICT: I find that the deceased James D. Reasor came to his death on the morning of Feb. 23,1887, between the hours of 6 and 7 o’clock by handing himself with the trace chain in an unoccupied building near his house in Greenwill Township, Floyd County, and I find that the act was committed while laboring under an attack of insanity. A lunacy commission having been held on him only a short time previous to the suicide and the intention was to convey him to the asylum for the insane  on the day of his death.
Description: Deceased was 26 years of age, dark complexioned, black hair, brown eyes, weight about 180 lbs. height about 6 feet and when found was bareheaded and barefooted.   W. L. Starr F.C.C.

(143) INQUEST  MARY L. SEARS, 2,27, 1887
VERDCIT:  I find that Mary L. Sears aged 2 months, infant daughter of William and Mary Sears, came to her death on the morning of 27th day of Feb,. 1887 between the hours of 1 and 8 a.m. by being asphyxiated while  sleeping in the arms of her mother, and I find that her death was purely accidental, and was entirely unavoidable.
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(144) INQUEST JOHN HANEY, 5/07/1887
VERDICT:  I find that John Haney came to his death on the morning of the 7th day of May, 1887 at the Floyd County Poor Asylum from cerebral hemorrhage of the brain.
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(145) INQUEST  JOHN WERTHIMER, 5/24/1887
VERDICT: I find that John Werthimer came to his death 4th day of May, 1887, from injuries received  by  being struck by being run over by the engine #2 of Daisy Trains #23 on the track of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago Railroad, city of new Albany, at the intersection of Upper 41st St. with the above road, on the afternoon of the 18th of May 1887. I find that the cause was purely accidental, and that the employees in charge of the train #23 were in no wise to blame.   
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(146) INQUEST JOHN WOODWARD, 6/15/1887
VERDICT: I FIND THAT THE DECEASED John Woodward came to his death on the morning of the 15th day of June 1887. at the house of Wm. Hutt in the City of New Albany, from injuries made by stabbing himself with a pair of shears in the stomach, the deceased being insane at the time of committing the act.
Description: Deceased was an Englishmen by birth, and a resident of Canada, about 5 ½  feet high, grey hair and gray moustache , eight about 160 lbs.
W.L.. Starr F.C.C.

(147) INQUEST  ELMORE PARKER, 6/18/1887
Verdict: I FIND THAT Elmore Parker came to his death on the afternoon of the 18th day of June, 1887, from accidental drowning at foot of Lower 4th Street and Ohio River, in the city of New Albany, Indiana.

(148) INQUEST  EMERSON BEAMGARD, 7/11/1887
VERDICT: I FIND THAT THE DECEASE Emerson Beamgard, came to his death on the morning of the 11th day of July, 1887, from accidental drowning in Silver Creek at Blackiston  Mill, 3 miles south of New Albany, Indiana. 
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(149) INQUEST  LIZZIE DAVIDSON, 3/15/1887
VERDICT: I find that the deceased  Lizzie Davidson , infant, 10 months old, came to her death from a convulsion between the hours of 4 and 6 o’clock on the morning of the 15th of March, 1887, at her house above Vincennes Street, New Albany, and said death took place while the mother was asleep in bed with the above named infant. 
 W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(150) INQUEST THOMAS HARTSHORN, 3/24/1887
VERDICT:  I find that Thomas Hartshorn came to his death on the morning of the 24th day of Mar. 1887, at his house in New Albany, between the hours of 3 and 6 o’clock and I find that he died in bed between the above  hours in bed from exhaustion, superceded by exposure while laboring under illness of long standing.
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(151) INQUEST  ANDREW GIBSON, 4/03/1887
VERDICT, I find that Andrew Gibson(colored) came to his death on the evening of  3rd day of Apr, 1887, at the Station house in New Albany, from a stroke of paralysis, brought on by epileptic convulsions. 
Description of body: deceased was about 56 years of age, 5 feet in height, weight about 160 (coarse featured) hairgray 
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(152) INQUEST, THOMAS WHITTEN, 7/24/1887
VERDICT:  I find that Thomas Whitten came to his death at the corner of Upper 4th  and Water Street in New Albany, from a pistol shot wound, received at the hands of Michael D. Reynolds on the evening of the 24th day of July 1887, between the hours of  9 and 10 o’clock. 
Description: The deceased was 17 years old, about 5 feet 4 inches high, dark complexioned, black hair, dressed in a light colored shirt, dark pants and was barefooted and in shirt sleeves at the time of his death.
W.L.Starr Coroner F.C.C

(153) INQUEST Newland Herrell, 8/21/1887
Verdict: I find that the deceased Newland Herrell aged 3 years,came to his death on the morning of the 21st day of August, 1887, from accidental drowning in a cistern at his house( The Newland place) on the Paoli Pike, one mile from the city of New Albany, Indiana. 
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(154) INQUEST  HARRY CONLY, 8/27/1887
VERDICT: I find that Harry Conly came to his death on the afternoon of the 27th day of August, 1887, be being struck by a falling derrick. The accident occurred while he was employed as a laborer in the construction  of a bridge   across Silver Creek on the new Albany and Eastern railroad, a branch of the Ohio & Mississippi, running from Watson (Clark Co.) , to new Albany.
Description: Deceased was of Irish birth, about 5 feet 5 inches high, sandy beard and hair, gray eyes, of dark color. Had in his possession $7.50, the money paid him for his weeks work.
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(155) INQUEST  R.C. KNOEFEL, 10/04/1887
VERDICT: I find that R.C. Knoeful came to his death on the morning of the  4th day of Oct. 1887, from and overdose of Opium, whether the Opiate was taken with a suicidal intent or whether his death was due to the taking of an overdose by mistake the evidence in the case fails to reveal.
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(156) INQUEST  JOHN MARRS, 9/29/1887
VERDICT: I FIND THAT John Marrs came to his death on the afternoon of the 29th day of Sept, 1887, by being struck and run over by a freight train of 17 loaded cars (engine # 50) on the track of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railway, between Elm and oak Streets in the City of New Albany. The accident occurred while he was attempting to climb on a box car while the train was in motion.
Description: The deceased was about 10 years of age, dark complexioned, dark hair, and grey eyes, dressed in dark suit clothing.
W.L. Starr. F.C.C.

(157) INQUEST  J.F.THOMAS, 11/16/1887
VERDICT: I find that the deceased J. F. Thomas came to his death on the evening of the 15th day of Nov.1887, from injuries received by falling from trestle # 1, across Falling Run Creek on the Louisville, Evansville and St. Louis Railroad, city of New Albany. The testimony failed to reveal whether his death was due to accidental or intentional cause.
Description: the deceased was about 28 years old, fair complexioned, blue eyes, height about 5 feet 10 inches, clothed in a dark suit, wore a soft felt hat. There were no marks of violence to be found on the body.
W.L. Starr. F.C.C.

(158) INQUEST  MARY L. DAVIS, 11/18/1887
VERDCIT: I find that Mary L. Davis came to her death the evening of the 18th day of Nov. 1887, between the hours of 10 and 12 o’clock, at her home on Floyd St. in the city of New Albany, from paralysis of the heart. The deceased was found dead in bed at 12o’clock p.m. the day above mentioned.
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(159) INQUEST  SPEAR COFFMAN,12/07/1887
VERDCIT: I find that Spear Coffman came to his death on the morning of Dec. 7, 1887 at his home near Galena, Floyd Co. from paralysis of the heart.  
W.L.Starr, F.C.C.

(160) INQUEST  PETER APGAR, 12/15/1887
Verdict: I find that Peter Apgar came to his death on the evening of the 15th day of Dec. 1887, between the hours of 7 & 8 o’clock from heart disease. Deceased was a freight conductor on the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railroad and his death occurred suddenly while standing at the switch the yards of the L.N. & I.C. Railroad  in the City of New Albany, IN. Just after the arrival of his  own train. 
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(161) Thaddeus Slaughter
Verdict in inquest on Thaddeus Slaughter Dec. 20,1887.
I find that Thaddeus Slaughter came to his death on the morning of the 20th day of December 1887, by being struck and run over by a loaded coal cart. The accident occurred at the rear of Jeffersonville, Indianapolis, Madison freight dept. in the City of New Albany, Indiana, while trying to check a runaway team of horses attached to the coal cart.
Signed. W. L. Starr Coroner Floyd County, New Albany Indiana

(162) B.F. Bruder
Verdict in inquest on B.F. Bruder, Dec. 29,1887.
I find that the deceased B.F. Bruder came to his death on the 29th day of December 1887, between the hours of 3 and 4 o’clock P.M. from injuries received by being struck and run over by a baggage car in the coach yard of the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago railroad in the City of New Albany Indiana. The accident occurred while trying to jump on the baggage car attached to engine #19, and while the cars were in motion, the wheels of one truck passing over right be at the hip, crushing the bone, causing death, an hour afterward.
 Signed W.L. Starr
Coroner, Floyd County, Indiana

(163) INQUEST  BERNARD PETERY
Verdict: December 31st, 1887.  
I find that Bernard Petery came to his death at his home on lower 7th street in the City of New Albany, IN. on the morning of the 31st day of December 1887, from a stroke of Paralysis, deceased was found dead in bed on the morning above mentioned.
Signed, W.L. Starr, F. C. C.

(164) INQUEST  CHARLES DIERKING,
I find that Charles Dierking came to his death at his home on the Grant line road, 1 mile North of New Albany, Floyd C. IN. between the hours of 4 and 4 ½, four and four-thirty P.M. from an epileptic convulsion, Deceased had for years been a sufferer from Epilepsy and was found dead in a building close to the house about 6: o’clock on the 30th day of January 1888, his death due to the above cause.
Signed, W. L. Starr, F.C.C.

(165) INQUEST HERMINA SCHAFER
Verdict : Feb. 8, 1888
I find that Hermina Schafer came to her death suddenly from apoplexy on the 8th day of February, 1888, between the hours of 5 and 6 o’clock P.M. at her home in New Albany, Floyd Co. In. deceased was to all appearance perfectly well just previous to her demise.
Signed, W.L. Starr, F.C.C.


(166) Lizzie Young Inquest Feb.21,1888
I find that Lizzie Young, came to her death on the 21st day of  February, 1888, from Paralysis at the house of Moses Woods, below New Albany, Indiana. Deceased had taken some kind of medicine shortly before her death, but the testimony failed to show that it was of a poisonous nature.
 Signed, W.L.Starr, Coroner Floyd County   

(167) Infant Child of Katie Deark Inquest Mar. 12,1888
I find that the deceased ( a newly born infant) of Katie Deark came to its death on the morning of the 12th day of March 1888 in the city of New Albany Indiana. The infant was found in a privy vault shortly after its birth and post mortem examination revealed the face that the child had breathed after being born and that its death has resulted from suffocation, but whether from natural or criminal cause could not be ascertained.
Signed. W.L. Starr, Coroner, Floyd County

(168) William Costello Inquest Mar. 17,1888
I find that William Costello came to his death on the 16th day of Mar. 1888 on the south track of Jeffersonville, Madison & Indianapolis railroad, at the point just below ___creek bridge in the city of New Albany, by being struck and run over by engine #2 of Air Line passenger train # 4 going East. The accident occurred while he was walking on the tract going Eastward, and while he was intoxicated. He staggered over on the 4th track just as the engine reached him.           
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd County
Description of body: Irishman by birth, 5’5 inches in height, dark complexion, black hair, grey eyes, black moustache, chin whiskers, age about 56, dark plaid coat and vest, and dark pants, umbrella mender by occupation.

(169) Spencer Rowett Inquest March 28, 1888
I find that Spencer Rowlette came to his death on the afternoon of 20th of March, 1888 from heart disease. Deceased had left his home in below Grove (?) New Albany, Indiana about 2 o’clock in the afternoon stating that he thought a walk would be of benefit to him. He was found about 6 o’clock of the same afternoon lying in a fence corner about ¼ of a mile east of his home and had been dead for some time previous to the finding. There was no evidence whatsoever of violence to be discovered on his person.                
Signed. W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(170) Emory Hall Inquest Mar. 23, 1888
I find that Emory Hall an infant son of Elias and Martha F. Hall came to his death on the night of the 23rd of Mar. 1888 from suffocation, its death being accidentally caused by the mother lying on it while sleeping.       
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(171) Jorden Bell Inquest  Mar. 26, 1888
I find that Jordan Bell came to his death at his home on the Knobs about 3 miles West of New Albany, Indiana from old age and exposure. Deceased lived alone in a log hut and was found dead on the floor of his cabin on the afternoon of the 26th day of March 1888. Death had taken place 2 least 2 days previous to his being discovered.  
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner, Floyd County

(172) Thomas Nolan Inquest Apr. 23, 1888
I find that Thomas Nolan came to his death suddenly from heart disease at his home in New Albany, Indiana on the morning of the 22nd day of Apr. 1888. Deceased, was, to all appearances in good health shortly before his death and was found lying on the sofa dead.
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(173) Laura L. Gaskell Inquest Apr. 24, 1888
I find that Laura L. Gaskell came to her death at her home on Vincennes street New Albany, Indiana at abut 6 ½ o’clock (sic) P.M. on the 23rd day of April. 1888 from an overdose of morphine administered with suicidal intent.
Signed. W.L.Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(174) Nellie Green Inquest MAY 9, 1888
I find that Nellie Green infant child of Hester Green came to her death at his home in New Albany, Indiana on the night of the 8th day of May 1888 from accident infraction. The infant was found dead in bed, its death being caused by its mother accidentally overlaying it on the night aforesaid.       
Signed. W.L.Starr,  Coroner Floyd County

(175) William K. Stewart Inquest June  5,1888
I find that William K. Stewart came to his death the morning of the 5th day of June 1888 at about 6:15 o’clock by being struck by the engine 623 of passenger train 204 of the Jeffersonville, Madison and Indianapolis railroad. The accident occurred at a point about 100 yards below Silver Creek Bridge (Floyd co.) on the south track of the Jeffersonville, Madison, & Indianapolis railroad and was caused by his stepping from off the North bound passenger train that was standing still on the other track just as the other train was passing..   
Signed W.L. Starr, Floyd Co. Coroner.
Deceased was an American, height 5 ft. 8 inches, weight 180. gray eyes, sandy hair and moustache, residence was at Seymour Indiana.

(176) Kate Rowley Inquest June 18,1888
I find that Kate Rowley infant child of James Rowley came to her death suddenly from convulsions on the morning of the 18th day of June, 1888 at her home in the city of New Albany, Indiana.           
Signed. W.L.Starr, Coroner, Floyd County

(177) Walter Lewis Inquest June 17, 1888
I find that Walter Lewis came to his death from injuries received by being run over by a box car attached to a freight engine # 32 in the yard of the Louisville, New Albany & Chicago railroad in the City of New Albany, Indiana on the afternoon of the 17th day of June, 1888.                       
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner, Floyd County

(178) Mary E. Draper Inquest July 14, 1888
I find that Mary E. Draper came to her death at her home in the City of New Albany, Indiana on the 14th day of July, 1888 from heart disease. Deceased was found sitting on the floor in a corner leaning against the wall and had been dead for several hours when found.                       
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd County.

(179) Charles Jackson Inquest  Aug. 7, 1888
Verdict                 
I find that Charles Jackson came to his death on the afternoon of the 4th day of August, 1888 from accidentally drowning in the Ohio River at the foot of lower 4th street in the city of New Albany, Indiana.       
Signed. W.L.Starr, Coroner F.C.

(180) William W. Hodges Inquest  Aug. 14,1888
I find that Wm. W. Hodges came to his death on the morning of the 13th day of Aug. 1888 from heart disease, while bathing in the Ohio River just above the Kentucky and Indiana bridge in the city of New Albany, Indiana. Deceased was wading or swimming in water only 3 feet deep and was seen to stop moving and when he was reached, was found to be dead. His death occurred a short distance from the shore on the Indiana side of the river.                                                         
Signed. W.L.Starr, Coroner F.C.

(181) Albert  Engleman Inquest  Aug. 20,1888
I find that Albert Engleman came to his death on Aug. 20, 1888 at 3:15 o’clock P.M. (railroad time) by being run over by freight train # 22, Engine #32 of the Louisville, Evansville & St. Louis railroad train going East.  The accident occurred just in front of the station at Georgetown, Indiana and happened by his stepping off the bumpers while standing on them between box car and loaded coal car, and while attempting to get on the coal car.                       
Signed, W.L.Starr, Coroner F.C.

(182) William McFerran Inquest  Sept. 27, 1888
I find that Wm. McFerran came to his death at the boarding house of James Levi in the city of New Albany, Indiana on the afternoon of the 26th day of Sept. 1888 from Paralysis of the brain. Deceased had been on protracted spree and his death occurred suddenly on the date above mentioned. His death was due to the excessive use of alcoholic liquors.
Description of body, Deceased was a about 5 feet 10 inches in height, gray eyes, gray hair, grey mustache, and chin whiskers. Irish by birth.
Signed, W.L.Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(183) Elizabeth Moser  Inquest,  Sept. 8, 1888
I find that Elizabeth Moser came to her death on the morning of the 9th day of Sept. 1888 from heart failure following an attack of fever. Deceased had been sick for some time and was without any medical attention up to the time of her death which occurred quite suddenly on the day above mentioned.           
Signed W.L. Starr Coroner, F. C.

(184) Colom R. Ogle Inquest,   Nov. 4, 1888
I find that Colom R. Ogle came to his death on the evening of the 3rd day of Nov. 1888 from the accidental discharge of a target rifle in the hands of Thomas Pratt. The accident occurred in the shooting gallery of Charles Adams in the city of New Albany, Indiana and was caused by the accidental discharge of un in the hands of Thomas Pratt as deceased was crossing the room in front of the rifle.  The ball from rifle penetrating base of brain causing instant death.
Signed, W.L. Starr, Coroner Floyd Coroner.

(185) Charles Dawson Inquest Nov. 26, 1888
I find that Charles Dawson came to his death on the afternoon of the 25th day of Nov. 1888 from injuries received by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of Frank Pollen. The accident occurred about 2 ½ miles below New Albany, Indiana. Dawson and Pollen were sitting. Pollen attempted to rise, the gun was discharged taking effect in the face of Dawson, killing him instantly.           
Signed. W.L.Starr, Coroner Floyd County

(186) INQUEST  JACOB A.DEVOSS. 12/01/1888
VERDICT: I find that Joseph A. Devoss came to his death at his home in the city of New Albany, on the evening of 30th of  Nov. 1888, from heart disease. His death occurred suddenly and before medical aide could be procured.
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(187) INQUEST UNKNOWN MAN, 12/08/1888
VERDICT: I find that the deceased, and unknown man came to his death, so far as could be ascertained, from drowning. He was found floating in the Ohio River opposite Upper 4th Street, New Albany, on the morning of the 8th day of Dec. 1888.
Description: the deceased was 5 ft. 8 inches high, wore jeans pants and vest, blue flannel undershirt, blue check shirt, knit jacket, red handkerchief around neck, blue one in pocket, white woolen sock and brogan shoe on left foot, white drawers. Had in his pocket spectacle case with Koch Jewelers, New Albany, two combs, piece of French money, Louisville Anzieger (?) dated Sept. 1,1888, two small keys, a bill head with W.M. Owen 740 Market St. , Louisville, Ky. Lotter ticket Frankfort, Ky. May election ticket for W.H. Blacksahw, New Albany.
W. L. Starr, F.C.C.

(188) INQUEST  JACOB MOTTENVEILER, 12/10/1888
VERDCIT:  I find that the deceased Jacob Mottenveiler on the evening of the 9th of Dec. 1888 near his home in Franklin Township in New Albany from a gun in the head received at the hands of William Benson and I further find that the said William Benson is guilty of murder in the 1st degree.
W.L. Starr. F.C.C.

(189) INQUEST  JOHN F. GUILLIAM, 12/16/1888
VERDICT:    I find that John F. Guilliam came to his death at his home in Franklin Township, Floyd County, New Albany, Indiana between the 14th and 16th day of Dec. 1888, from exposure brought about by the excessive intoxicating liquors. He was found dead on the floor of his hut and surrounding him were such as to justify the above conclusion.
Signed. W.L. Starr, Floyd County Coroner
 
(190) INQUEST  MALISSA BEARD, 12/20/1888
VERDICT:  I find that Malissa Beard came to her death suddenly from apoplexy near her home in Georgetown, Township, on this 29th day of Dec. 1888. Her death occurred just above Georgetown while she was on her way, with her sister, to New Albany, Indiana.            
Signed. W.L. Starr, F.C.C

(191) INQUEST CHARLES SINEX
Verdict: Feb. 1889
I find that Charles Sinex came to his death on the morning of the 5th day of Feb. 1889 from accidental injuries received while acting in the capacity of engineer for the Kentucky and Indiana Bridge Company, while on engine # 1 of the passenger train # 13  going from New Albany to Louisville & while the train was in motion going up the grade near the IN. approach of the bridge, he leaned out the cab of the engine on the South side to examine the machinery underneath the engine, he fell toward the rear of the train, his head coming violently in contact with the end of the fence separating the track from the south wagon road, producing in juries from which he died in a short time.
Signed, W. L. Starr, F.C.C.

(192) INQUEST HENRY JOHNSON
Verdict: February 25th, 1889, New Albany, Indiana. Floyd County.
I find that the deceased Henry Johnson came to his death on the afternoon of the 25th day of February 1889, from accidental injuries received at the corner of lower 3rd St. and Air Line railroad while attempting to remove a hand cart from between the railroad tracks and approaching flat car, the switch struck the rear of the cart causing the handle to strike him throwing him against car on the other track producing injuries from which he died in half an hour.
Signed. W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(193) INQUEST  LAWRENCE B. MITCHUM, 4/04/1889
VERDICT :I find that Lawrence B. Mitchum came to his death at his house in New Albany on the 2nd day of Mar. 1889 from natural causes. 
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.
 
(194) INQUEST  EUGENE L ADDISON, 3/27/1889
VERDICT:  I find that Eugene L. Addison came to his death in the morning of the 22nd day of March, 1889, from a pistol shot wound received at the hands of Edward Lowery on the evening of the 21st day of Mar. 1889. The shooting occurred on the place formerly owned by Anderson Harvey on Terry Street, near river and New Albany.  I further find from the evidence given that Edward Lowery is guilty of willful murder. 
W.L.Starr, F.C.C.
 
(195) INQUEST JACOB HORNUNG 4/04/1889
VERDICT: I find that Jacob Hornung came to his death on the evening of the 3rd day of Apr. 1889, from the effects of a pistol shot wound in the head, inflicted by himself with suicidal intent. the shooting was down at his office on Main Street, above Vincennes, New Albany, about 5 P.M. of the above date.  
W.L. Starr F.C.C.

(196) INQUEST  HUBERT McDANIEL, 4/06/1889
VERDICT: I find that Hubert McDaniel came to his death  on the morning of the 6th day of Apr. 1889 near  his home in Galena, Indiana, from injuries received by being struck by a falling tree. The tree having been chopped through and while falling he ran in the direction of the falling tree, and was struck by the top of the tree, killing him almost instantly. 
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(197) INQUEST INFANT CHILD OF ALMIRA CHANDLER, 4/12/1889
VERDICT: I find that the infant child of Almira Chandler came to its death on the morning of the 11th day of Apr. 1889, at the Windsor Hotel  in the City of New Albany,  and that at the time of birth, the mother was without any medical or other attention. There was no evidence of criminality connection with the occurrence. 
W. L. Starr F.C.C.

(198) INQUEST  JOSEPH ULMER, 4/28/1889
VERDICT: I find that Joseph Ulmer came to his death  near his home in Georgetown Township, Indiana, sometime between the morning of the 25th day of April 1889,  and the afternoon of the 28th of April, 1889. He wandered away from home on the morning of the 25th of Apr, 1889,  and was found some distance from his home on the afternoon of the 28th.  There was no evidence of any external injury and death was due presumably to  exaution (sic) exhaustion.   
W.L. Starr, F.C.C.

(199) INQUEST  MARY WERTHINER, 6/24/1889.
VERDICT: I find that Mary Werthiner came to her death on the evening of the 23rd day of June,1889 at her home in New Albany, from heart disease. 
W.L Starr, F.C.C.

(200) INQUEST WM. H. CLINE, 6/25/1889
VERDICT: I find that Wm. H. Cline came to his death suddenly on the morning of the 25th day of June 1889 at his home in New Albany from heart disease. 
W.L. Starr. F.C.C.





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