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Benjamin "Bennie" Fifield
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Birth: Nov. 25, 1887
Death: Sep. 14, 1891

3 y 9m 20 d

The Chesterton Tribune, Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
September 18, 1891 p. 1

About The County - Crisman, Ind. - On Monday morning of this week Benjamin
Fifield, accompanied by his grandchild "Bennie" (about four years old) son
of Eugene and Maggie Fifield, brought his usual shipment of milk to Crisman.
After putting the milk on the milk stand he drove north to the Calumet
marsh to look after some stock. Arriving on the marsh he tied his horses to
a fence and leaving his grandchild in the wagon with the usual injuction to
"be careful," started across the marsh to look after his tock; but in the
meantime the little fellow is supposed to have untied the team, tied up the
hitching strapes, turned the horses around, and started homeward. On
crossing the B &O track the wagon was struck by the B & O fast train with
such force as to tear the wagon loose from the horses carrying it on the
pilot a long distance before the train could be stopped. The train was
brought to a stop as soon as possible in order to see what damage had been
done. Besides the wagon they found the lifeless remains of the child on the
pilot. The body was taken by train to Willow Creek, one half mile west of
the place of the accident, where it was found and removed to the home of
those who loved it best. Mr. Fifield, after having seen his cattle returned
to his team only to find them gone; excitedly he hurried after the bou,
fearful that some accident might befall him regardless of the gentlness of
the horses, but little expecting that when he would overtake him to find a
corpse. What possessed the child to do so we will not ever know, but it was
a freak of childhood cannot be doubted. No one is to blame so far as we can
learn. The afflicted ones have the whole heartfelt sympathy of the entire
community.

Porter County Obituries and Death Notices: Volume 1 p. 109
 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Eugene Fifield (1868 - 1925)
  Sarah Margaret Wise Fifield (1868 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Son Fifield (____ - 1897)*
  Benjamin Fifield (1887 - 1891)
  Eugene Fifield (1905 - 1905)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McCool Cemetery
Portage
Porter County
Indiana, USA
Plot: S 9
 
Created by: Laura Heckman
Record added: Dec 08, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12626958
Benjamin Bennie Fifield
Added by: Kaleen
 
Benjamin Bennie Fifield
Added by: Kathy in NW Indiana
 
 
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- JJ Coppinger
 Added: Nov. 23, 2009

- James Snow
 Added: Jun. 1, 2009
Sweet child, may you be resting in heavenly peace.
- Josie Kinnear
 Added: Dec. 8, 2005
 
 
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