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Wallace Was Killed

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Parent Issue
Day
19
Month
May
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
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The city Tuesday morning was greatly shocked to learn of the death of Marcos W. Wallace, the well known horseman, last night. He was found at 4 o'clock Tuesday morning lying near the culvert on Broadway, at the foot of the bill with his face towards the south. From the condition of his face he seemed to have died of a concussion of the brain. His team was found on the boulevard grazing, the buggy upset and a general wreck. He was found by Bert Kapp one of the milkmen of the Sanitary Milk Co. He stopped at the Argo Mills and had Marshal Gerstner telephoned for and, also, Sheriff Gillen. The latter's son, the sheriff and marshal went to the Northside and identified the body. In front of Jay Taylor's residence a wheel was found. A sapling showed the marks of having been run over and barked. There were also indications that the team had grazed along as they traveled toward the boulevard. The horses were seperated from the buggy About 1 o'clock this morning Mrs. James F. Murray, of Broadway, heard a team passing the drive: calling out very loudly, "wh-oo. " This awakened her husband and they went to the window and saw the team, a gray and a dark horse, passing out of sight going up the hill. Mr. Wallace had been out driving with this team between 6 and 7 o'clock. He returned to the barn on Ashley st. At 9 o'clock he wanted the team again hooked up which however was not done. At 11 o'clock he called Orman Russell the stableman and insisted upon his hitching up the team. Mansfield M. Davenport, the mail carrier, found Mr. Wallace's hat on the corner of Division and Detroit sts. in front of Adam Meuth's house.

The remains were taken to the undertaking rooms of Funeral Director Enoch Dieterle, where Coroner Watts empaneled John R. Miner, Fred Gillen, George Hubbard, Charles Burnham, William Davis and William Gerstner as a jury.

The witnesses sworn, who testified substantially as has been stated, were Charles Nethhamer, Orman Russell, Mansfield M. Davenport, ex-Marshal James Murray, Artbur J. Sweet. Marshal William Gerstner, Bert Gillen, Bert Kapp and Dr. E. A. Clark. Dr. Clark's testimony showed that Wallace had died of a concussion, his ear drum being burst. His neck was not broken. He may have lived a few minutes but was in a dazed condition. The verdict of the jury was as follows:

"Came to his death from concussion of the brain caused by a fall from his buggy while his horses were running away, and that the death was accidental, at about one 1 o'clock in the morning, May 16, 1899."