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Maude Bell Lucas Searcy 1890-1942


Posted By: Merllene Bendixen (email)
Date: 1/7/2014 at 20:49:06

Mrs. Albert Searcy Takes Her Own Life
In Poor Health For Some Time
Mrs. Albert Searcy, 53, took her own life last night at her farm home five miles northwest of town. Her husband found her body hanging in a grain bin at 7 p.m. She had been dead 20 minutes.

Mrs. Searcy had had company in the afternoon while her husband was attending a farm sale. When her husband came home at 6:30 the visitor left. Mr. Searcy did most of his chores, and then sat in the house for a time before milking.

His wife went out to feed the chickens and when she didnít return immediately he went to the grain bin where the chicken feed was kept. There he found his wifeís body hanging from a beam. She had tied the rope over a joist and stepped off a partition.

Mrs. Searcy had been in poor health for a long time.

The Searcys, who have no children, are tenants on the E.H. Kortum farm.

Maude Bell Lucas was born Oct. 6, 1889, [per cemetery records 1890] in Des Moines. Her parents preceded her in death.

She is survived by her husband, one sister who lives in Des Moines and two brothers both residing in Minneapolis.

Funeral services have been set for Friday afternoon at 2:30 in the Methodist church. Burial will be in the Oak Hill cemetery. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 25, 1942)

Mrs. Searcy Takes Own Life Tues.
Despondency Believed to Have Caused Rash Act; Body Found By Husband in Granary
Despondency over poor health is believed to have caused Mrs. Albert Searcy of Estherville to take her own life by hanging Wednesday evening about 7:30. Her body was found hanging from a joice in the granary by Mr. Searcy.

Mr. Searcy had come home from a sale, which he had attended in the afternoon, and had done part of his chores before he went into the house. Mrs. Searcy left the house after Mr. Searcy came in. Mr. Searcy thought she had gone out to do the chicken chores. She had been outside for some time when he went out to look for her and found her. The Searcys have lived on the old Quarton farm north of Estherville for six years. They have lived in the Estherville vicinity for about sixteen years. They have no children.

Mrs. Searcy was born October 6, 1889.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 at the Methodist church and burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Searcy is survived by her husband, one sister and several brothers. (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, November 26, 1942)


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