Madison, IN James THACKER Drowned 29 Sept 1898
Madison Courier newspaper, Madison, IN
Thursday 29 September 1898; Page 3, Column 2
SAD FATE OF JAMES THACKER
Lost His Life In A Shanty Boat
A day or so ago James THACKER, a well-known young man of the West End, purchased for himself a small shanty-boat, anchored on this side of the river(Ohio River) near the foot of Plum Street.
This morning early some one living near by entered the boat and was horrified to find Mr. THACKER lying dead inside.
Coroner Lewis was immediately summoned and an examination was held, resulting in the conclusion that the deceased had come to his death by acdidental drowning.
The unfortunate man had been subject to spasms, and he had evidently gone into the boat to clean it out, as his trousers were rolled up. There was water six inches deep on the floor, and into this he had fallen face downward while suffering from a periodical attack.
The deceased was about thirty years of age, and was a son of Mr. Issac Thacker, a former prominent employe of the ship yard.
The funeral occurred this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
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