The State vs. the Dead Body of George West

the Elephant killed one of the horses and then knocked down the deceased his keeper

Date: 
August 26, 1855

Deceased

Sex: 
Male
Cause of Death: 
Accident
Cause of Death Method: 
mauling (elephant)
Inquest Finding: 

do say that the aforesaid George West came to his death by wounds inflicted by the tusks of an Elephant

Coroner

Coroner: 
Coroner Title: 
coroner

Location

Inquest Location: 
at the plantation of William Jesse Taylor
County: 

Source

South Carolina Department of Archives & History
Columbia, SC
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