Wallum, Peter died 1933
Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 3/28/2008 at 21:54:58
The man Wallum, who committed suicide by blowing off his head with a dynamite cap near Waukon Junction a week ago, was found by Coroner Bresnahan to have had $55 due him in wages from Nolan Bros., the road builders. When his gold watch is sold the proceeds from that and the above sum will provide for his funeral expences which the county would otherwise have had to meet.
Coroner J.L. Bresnahan reports that further investigation of the place where the body of P. Wallum, powder man for Nolan Bros., was found last week, revealed the skull and dynamite fuse buried in the dirt several feet away and the planks above the culvert showed signs of an explosion. All doubts as to the deed having been committed with suicide intent are therefore banished.
~both from the Waukon Democrat, Oct. 18, 1933
~transcriber's note: although his first name isn't given in the death notice, Peter Wallum, age 49 & single, was enumerated on the 1930 US census, living in Jefferson twp. Clayton co. in the Nolan Construction Camp. Born in Norway, of Norwegian parents, he emmigrated in 1901 and was a naturalized US citizen.
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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