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Charles Fitton
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Birth: unknown, England
Death: Oct. 18, 1920
Madison County
Illinois, USA

Charles Fitton, who was the first patient to be accepted by the Alton State Hospital, was killed by a C. B. & Q. freight train at Woods Station about midnight Monday. The body which was badly mangled by the wheels of the train was carried to Brighton, and later was brought back to Alton by a passenger train. It was identified by Dr. Zeller, superintendent of the institution. Dr. Zeller said Fitton was Number 1 at the hospital, having been the first inmate received after the institution was opened. He escaped from the home some time Monday, Dr. Zeller said, and apparently had wandered to Woods Station. No record of Fitton's connections is available at the hospital, Dr. Zeller said, except that he had told attendants he was born in England and had worked as a coal miner there. He was about 45 years old.

Source: Alton Evening Telegraph, October 19, 1920 
Alton Mental Health Center Cemetery
Madison County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Squad546
Record added: Feb 26, 2011
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