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E. J. Nevile Shot Himself-1897


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/26/2020 at 18:35:08

Decorah Public Opinion, Tuesday, Oct 26, 1897, Decorah, IA, Page: 2

E. J. Nevile was arrested at Oelwein a few days ago on a charge of having stolen ten head of cattle from a farmer near Randalia. He took them to Oelwein and sold them to Heath & Humphrey, but before he could get away a message was received from the sheriff to arrest him. Marshal Pickard had just got his prisoner inside the jail and remarked, I will have to search you, when Nevile drew a revolver from his pocket, and before the officer could interfere he placed the muzzle over his heart and pulled the trigger, killing himself instantly.


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