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Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 13 December 1901

Elisha C. Campbell was killed at the railroad crossing on Second Street at Lafayette Wednesday at noon. He and his son-in-law, Will Bell, were driving to the city with a load of brooms in the drummers’ wagon, and seeing no watchman near and supposing the way was clear, started to cross the tracks, when an engine on a sidetrack commenced puffing and backing, which frightened the team, causing them to run away. In attempting to jump Mr. Campbell was thrown violently out, his head striking the pavement and the wheels of the wagon passing over his neck. He was picked up in an unconscious condition and carried to the sheriff’s office, where he died shortly after, never having regained consciousness. His neck was broken by the fall. Mr. Bell escaped without injury.

Elisha Campbell was born in March, 1843, and was married to Jennie L. Sibel, of Attica, Jan. 14, 1875, and died Dec. 4, 1901, aged 58 years.

He was a devoted husband, a kind father and a good neighbor and will be sadly missed. He was also a soldier in the rebellion and served his country until the close of the war. He has answered the last roll call.
The funeral services were held Friday at 10 o’clock a.m., under the auspices of the Masonic order and the G. A. R. Rev. Charles Jakes, of Stockwell, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. H. C. Weston, pastor of the M. E. Church of this place. The remains were then laid to rest in the New Richmond Cemetery. But he sleeps not alone, for others near and dear to him, keep silent watch by his side. - s

Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal 6 Dec 1901 p 1

Wednesday morning Elisha Campbell of New Richmond drove to Lafayette on business.  While in the city his horses became frightened and ran away, throwing him out and fatally injuring him.  He was taken into the sheriff’s office nearby and died in a few minutes. He was 50 years old and leave a waife and two children.
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