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 James Chiddick

James Chiddick

Birth
New Brunswick, Canada
Death 7 Nov 1887 (aged 44–45)
Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Plot Block 14, Lot 4, SWC N 1/2
Memorial ID 91380378 · View Source
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                  A Peculiar Death.

      Monday evening the body of James Chiddeck [sic] was brought to Losey & Dean's undertaking rooms from the woods. The deceased has been employed as cook at Simon & Hurd's camp, some sixty miles north of Brainerd. He was a dissipated man and had been on a three week's spree in this city, but Sunday he started for the camp again and got up some twenty miles where he stopped at a hunter's camp to spend the night. He had a quantity of alcohol with him and in the course of the evening he fixed up some of it by adding sugar and hot-water. This he asked the hunter to partake of, who tasted it and remarked that there was something wrong with the mixture, but Chiddeck [sic] said it was all right and took a big drink of it. Immediately after taking his drink the hunter said he felt a peculiar sensation about the heart and in his limbs and after lying down a while he felt his joints stiffening. He got up and moved around and the feeling left him, but Chiddeck [sic] began to complain and called for water and finally got up and ate something after which he said he felt greatly relieved and again retired to his bunk. In a short time he roused up and called to his companion saying, "I'm gone, take my hand," repeating it several times, and before anything could be done he was dead. On looking at the bottle in which Chiddeck [sic] had mixed the alcohol in he found that it had previously contained a quantity of aconite, but whether there was any in it at that time he did not know, but probably there was and that the drink he took killed him. Coroner Camp decided that no inquest was necessary and the remains were buried in the potter's field. The deceased came from New Brunswick where we are informed he has a family. (Brainerd Dispatch, 11 November 1887, p. 4, c. 5)

Gravesite Details No marker.

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  • Created by: A. Nelson
  • Added: 5 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91380378
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Chiddick (1842–7 Nov 1887), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91380378, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by A. Nelson (contributor 47143984) .