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Neil Harkins died in N.D. 1905


Posted By: Cathy Joynt Labath
Date: 9/14/2008 at 17:14:10

Iowa Man Kills Himself

Neil Harkins, aged about 30 years, a resident of Waukon, Iowa, committed suicide last week in a barn located upon the farm of F. W. Finke, about 2 miles southeast of Berthold, N.D. The suicide used the avenue of hanging to bring about his self-destruction, and when he was cut down by Judge Murray of Minot, N. D., his body was hanging in an upright position with his feet
nearly touching the floor of the barn. Harkins used a piece of halter rope, the rope evidently being taken from one of the stalls. He fastened the rope around his neck, tying a double knot, and after securely tying the other end around a rafter in the top of the building, he knocked a sawhorse from under his feet and death resulted from strangulation. The only manner in which he
was identified was by means of letters found upon his person. He was evidently a laborer.

~Emmetsburg Democrat; Emmetsburg, Palo Alto co., Iowa, Wednesday, July 26, 1905


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