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CECIL, ELizabeth Jean

Source: Lafayette Journal and Courier 2 Nov 1942 p 7

Attica, Nov 1 – Miss Elizabeth Cecil, 24, history and physical education teacher at Attica was fatally injured in a fall at Kickapoo Falls near Attica at 2:15 Saturday afternoon.  Miss Cecil had just started teaching at Attica this year and was interested in seeing Kickapoo Falls. She and a student, Harold Bowman, rode to the Falls on their bicycles and were standing at the top of a cliff throwing stones to the bottom. Miss Cecil had climbed to a lower level to gather some moss when she lost her balance and fell to the rocks below.  Young Bowman ran down to her and seeing that he could be of no help went to the nearest home, calling a doctor. The deputy coroner of Warren County was called, and stated that Miss Cecil had been killed instantly by the fall. She had been living with Mr. and Mrs. WB Schermerhorn of Attica while teaching.  Surviving are the parents; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cecil, Muncie; and two sisters, Meriam at Purdue and Catherine at home. The body was taken to the EC Ferguson Funeral Home, Attica until it was taken to the NL Meeks Funeral Home, Muncie, Monday afternoon.  

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