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Fred Andreas
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jan. 15, 1923
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Monday morning Frank Keller, a freight handler for the Michigan Central Railroad Co., rolled a barrel into an empty car, which was to be loaded with freight, at the freight depot in this city, and noticed a man standing in the corner. The man failed to answer inquiries, and Keller approached him and say he was hanging by a rope, attached to the top of the car. He called the foreman, Solon Hayden, and an examination disclosed that the body was that of Fred Andreas, an aged man, who had been working as a flagman for the road. He lived at 36 East Nineteenth place, and left his home early in the morning to go to work. The police were notified, and the body was taken down by Officers Riddle and Burrows, and turned over to the West End Undertaking Co. It was still warm when cut down. Deceased had wheeled a truck into the car, and stood on it while adjusting the rope, after which he had kicked the truck from under him. His widow, Mrs. Augusta Andreas, told Deputy Coroner Dedrick at the inquest held at Spindler-Koelling's, where the body was afterwards taken, the the deceased had been complaining of severe pains in his head recently, and she believed he was losing his mind. He had no children. The jury retired a verdict of suicide while demented. Funeral services were held yesterday in the chapel at Spindler-Koelling's, conducted by Rev. G. Bauer, and interment was in Oak Lawn cemetery.

Chicago Heights Star; Chicago, Illinois
January 18, 1923, Page Five. 
Homewood Memorial Gardens
Cook County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Dec 12, 2011
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Fred Andreas
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