Taggert, Johnson (Died 1890)
Posted By: Linda Ziemann, volunteer (email)
Date: 10/22/2008 at 19:50:44
August 1, 1890
14 Unknown drowned in Sioux river.
August 5, 1890
A FLOATER IDENTIFIED
It will be remembered by our readers that about July 15th, a floater was
found in the Sioux, near the Broken Kettle. An account of the coroner's
inquest was given in the Sentinel, of July 18th, and copies of the
papers sent to Minnesota. On Saturday last, John L. Taggert, a
gentleman who is engaged in the second hand store business in Sioux
City, opposite the Gordon, on Fourth street, was in the city and says
that there is no doubt but that the body buried by Plymouth county
authorities was that of his brother, Johnson Taggert. He was a young
man who was a little shaky in his mind in some respects, but quite
comfortably fixed as to this world's goods, owning a well stocked and
improved farm in Andover, S.D. He had left home with what is known as a
"horse detacher," to sell, and Mr.Taggert thinks there is not doubt but
that he was working across to Sioux City to visit him but could not
understand why he should have undertaken to cross the river in the
manner he did, while he had enough money to have paid his way, but this
may have been owing to his condition of mind.
~Contributor Note: I located the death/burial information for this young man in the Plymouth County Courthouse Death Index: Unknown MALE; white; age estimated 30 yrs; died abt 14 Jul 1890 in Sioux River in Hancock Twp; bur 16 Jul 1890 Hancock Twp.
Plymouth Obituaries maintained by Linda Ziemann.
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