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Henry Rosburg 1865-1937


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 4/17/2013 at 21:27:29

Henry Rosburg takes Own Life at Farm Near Huntington
The community was shocked Monday [May 10, 1937] afternoon when the body of Henry Rosburg was discovered by his sons Jess and Harry and Sheriff Cliff Fredericksen in front of a garage on the Rosburg farm near Huntington with a charge of shot from a single barrel shot gun just over his heart. Death was evidently instantaneous from the self inflicted wound. This was evidenced by the fact that there had been no movement after the gun was discharged.

Mr. Rosburg was a retired farmer and had resided near Huntington for many years. He was well thought of by all who knew him. Last summer he suffered sun stroke and since that time had acted in a peculiar manner at times. Monday was one of those days and in the morning he threatened one of his sons with a gun. Jess and Harry came to town to interview the sheriff. They decided to take him before the insane commission and went to the farm to bring him to the city. There was no one at home at the time of their absence and they arrived at the farm approximately ten minutes after the act had been committed.

Coroner Fred Sternborg was notified but he decided an inquest was not necessary.

Mr. Rosburg is survived by his widow and three sons, Jess, Harry and Herman and two daughters, Mrs. Hagerman and Mrs. Schenck.

Funeral services were held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Huntington church. Burial was in the State Line cemetery. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, May 13, 1937)


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