|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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