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Bates, Frank W. Died 1905

BATES

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 4/7/2019 at 17:20:50

Source: Decorah Republican Dec. 14, 1905 P11 C3

Suicide at Waverly.
Frank W. Bates last week Wednesday was found dead in his home. Evidently he had been dead three days. The following letter was found on a stand by his bed:--
Waverly, Iowa, Dec. 3, 1905.
To the Coroner:
I, F. W. Bates, make this statement to make your work easy. I am perfectly sane and not intoxicated. I have taken twenty tablets of morphine to end my life. Mental and physical troubles the cause. I have contemplated this course for some time.


 

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