LAKE COUNTY INDIANA
The Lake County Times of August 5 (1909) says: Little Corneil De Kygler, 7 years old, was instantly killed at 5:30 last night near Highland by a Chicago automobile. Thus the life of our children is crushed out. The inhabitants on that Ridge Road are becoming almost exasperated at the speed and the recklessness of some of these machine drivers. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T]
DeWitt, Christopher S.
Died, at his time, two and one-half miles Southwest of this city, at 11:20 p.m., April 27, 1888, Christopher S. DeWitt, aged 51 years, 3 months and 18 days. Mr. DeWitt was born September 5, 1837 in the state of New York, and during childhood removed with his parents to Lake county, Indiana, where he resided for many years. On the first day of January 1870, he was married to Miss Diantha Drennen, who still survives him. He united with the M.E. church in 1876, since which time his life has been that of a true Christian. He came to Elk County in 1880, settling near the head of Big Cana river, where he remained for four years. During 1884. he removed to what is known as the Bowden farm, where resided until his earthly career was ended. He was unconscious the last few days of his sickness, but he often remarked that he was trusting in the Lord in all things and expected to do so as longs he lived. The funeral, which took place last Thursday, was one of the largest that has ever occurred in this vicinity. Rev Colvin, who conducted the exercises, preached and able discourse from Thess. 4;17: "And so shall we ever be with the Lord," after which the remains were accompanied to Green Lawn cemetery by the bereft family and numerous friends and relatives. Mr. DeWitt leaves a wife and five children-four sons and one daughter. [The Grenola Chief, 29 April 1888; Sub. by Richard S. Donham]
Dodd, Billy Joe Sr. - age 53, of Hammond, died Thursday, April 24, 1987. Kuiper Funeral Home, Highland. (Post Tribune, April 26, 1986 - Submitted by K. T)
Douch, Capt. John
A sudden death. Captain John Douch, for many years a prominent citizen of Crown Point, died suddenly in his home on Wednesday morning, April 20th. (1910) He was born in Germany July 28, 1824. He served in the Northern Army over four years and was for two terms sheriff of Lake County. He received, as rightfully due, a Grand Army burial. He was a worthy citizen. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K.T.]
Hebron - Died on the 16th inst. At her home two miles southeast of Hebron, Mrs. DRAKE. Her funeral took place from the Christian church in Hebron conducted by Rev. BAKER. She leaves a husband and four children. There but few in the large congregation that did not shed tears when the family took the last look at the departed wife and mother. [Lake Co. Star, April 22, 1887]
Driscoll, Mrs. Martin
In the early morning of February 11th, (1910) Mrs. Martin Driscoll died at her home in Lowell. She was born September 4th, 1841, the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Binyon, early settlers, well known in southern Lake and in Porter County. Four of their daughters and "C rip" Binyon, of Cedar Lake, are yet living. [Source: "Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T]
Dunda, Michael - of Gary, died Thursday April 24, 1986, Stilinovich & Wiatrolk Funeral Home, Merrillville. (Post Tribune, April 26, 1986 - Submitted by K. T)
Dunkelberger, Ethel D.
Killed in Road Accident
Kentland, Ind., July 13 - Ethel D. Dunkelberger, 23, Crown Point, was killed today when her auto crashed into the rear of a dump truck, loaded with stone, on U.S. 41. [Tues day, July 14, 1953, Daily Illinois State Journal (Springfield, IL) Page: 3]
Some time in May, the date not at hand, Clint Dutton, an early resident in this county, the father of the late Mrs. Charles Merrill, departed from this life at his home in Cogad, Nebraska, at about the age of 80 years. He visited our Association a few years ago to see his old friends once more. He was a very worthy man. ["Reports of the Historical Secretary of the Old Settler and Historical Association of Lake Co, IN From 1906 to 1910" - Submitted by K. T]