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Scipio, IN Scipio Lad Found in Elevator Bin, Oct 1949

Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Thursday 6 October 1949; Front page, Column 3

Scipio Lad is Found Dead in Elevator Bin

Youth Missing Found in 1,000 Bushel Corn Bin at Grammer - Had Slept There Before

Authorities of Bartholomew County today were continuing their investigation into the death of Max GREATHOUSE, age 16, of Scipio, in an unusual accident.
He was found dead beneath a large quantity of shelled corn in a bin in the elevator of the American Goodrich Company at Grammer, in southern Bartholomew County.

The lad's body was found in the elevator bin late Wednesday afternoon after two truckloads of the corn had been removed from the bin.

Employees at the mill suspected the lad might be found there when his father came to the mill a second time, saying that the youth had failed to return home and that he
had checked his relatives and everywhere else he might be and could not find him. The father had been at the mill earlier Wednesday, looking for his son since he had
gone to Grammer elevator, where he spent much time loafing, Wednesday morning and had not returned home for lunch.

Cause Undetermined

Elevator employees recalled that they had seen him at the mill during the morning and that they found him sleeping in the corn bin the day before. When the two loads
of corn of the quantity which almost filled the 1,000 bushel bin were removed, they found the youth's body, laying over an iron rod which ran through the bin. Whether he
fell into the bin and was then covered with corn which was being put into the bin Wednesday is not known by authorities.

The youth was the son of Mr. and Mrs. GREATHOUSE, of Scipio. Besides the parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. William Ehie, of North Vernon.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Scipio Methodist Church. Burial in the Scipio Cemetery.

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Seymour Daily Tribune newspaper, Seymour, IN
Friday 7 October 1949; Front page, Column 1

Coroner Holds Inquest In Scipio Boy's Death

A coroner's inquest into the death of Max GREATHOUSE, 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion GREATHOUSE, of Scipio, who was found dead late Wednesday afternoon,
buried beneath shelled corn in a bin at the Grammer elevator, was scheduled for this morning by Dr. Joseph Dudding, Bartholomew County coroner.

An autopsy indicated that the youth, grandson of Mrs. Amelia Sharp, Seymour R1, died of suffocation. Bartholomew County Sheriff Richard Thayer had asked that an autopsy
be held because of conflicting circumstances surrounding the boy's death. Autopsy findings, however, pointed to the possibility that the boy was asleep in the bin and suffocated
when more shelled corn was dumped in.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Scipio Methodist Church, with burial in the Scipio Cemetery.

Max GREATHOUSE
Find A Grave Memorial# 50761521

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