Name Age Place of Birth > Place of Death Newspaper Publication Date Submitter
CHAPPEL, Silan Clinton Co IL CarlyleUB 26 Oct 1871 Linda Holthaus 

The Union Banner

Thursday, October 26, 1871 Page 4 Column 3

A man was found on the morning of the 19th inst., half of a mile of New Memphis, in this county, by the roadside, terribly burned. He was taken to the office of Dr. Parker in New Memphis, where he died in the afternoon. He gave his name as Silan Chappel; sad he had built a fire and laid himself down beside it and slept; that he woke in the night with his clothing on fire and was unable to extinguish the fire until he was so badly burned; was a cooper, and worked last at Peoria; had a brother, William Chappel, living at Harrisburg, Pa. A inquest was held by Henry Bohlander, J. P. , and a verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts. 

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