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Noggles, Cassius died 1901


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 8/9/2018 at 13:49:48

Elkader Register, Thur., 23 May 1901.

Our citizens were startled this morning by the news that the body of Cassius Noggles had been found by J. P. Brookshier on his farm in Elk township, and that circumstances indicated the possibility of a horrible crime being committed.

The body was found lying face downward and there was a bullet hole in the head and the face was bruised. It was entirely cold showing that it had been there some hours. Up to this time no weapon of any kind has been found or anything that would support the theory of suicide, but on the contrary every thing points toward its being a case of murder. Coroner Schmidt has been notified and a thorough investigation will be made on his arrival.

Cassius Noggles was a son of Jacob Noggles and lived with his parents in Elk township about a quarter of a mile from the Brookshier place on which the body was found. He was about 22 years old, of good character and had no enemies so far as known. No motive can be assigned at this time for either murder or suicide.

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Elkader Argus, Wed. 29 May 1901. Elkport column.

Cassius Noggles was found dead near Appleton's saw mill, Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Coroner Schmidt was summoned and a jury selected, which claimed that he died of heart disease. All rumors that he was killed or committed suicide are false. The funeral was held at the residence of the parents of the deceased, at 12:00 o'clock Friday, and the remains interred in the Brookshier cemetery*. He was a modest young man of 20 years of age, and was honest and industrious in everything that he undertook to do. The parents have our deepest sympathy.

*Note: This cemetery is also referred to as the Elk Valley, Elk Creek or Taylor cemetery.

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