Posted By: Volunteer
Date: 9/25/2017 at 15:40:44
From: An Abstracted Newspaper Index for Page and Taylor County, Iowa compiled by Pat O'Dell lists:
Ross or W. R. Schwartz, son of John W., age 27, died Cedar Bluff, murdered by Mrs. Mary Kirk, interred Shenandoah,
SP 24 October 1911 (not found), SP 20 October 1911, SP 17 October 1911 (Shenandoah Sentinel Post, Shenandoah, Iowa).
Shenandoah Sentinel Post dated Tuesday, 17 October 1911:
"W. R. Schwartz killed in Council Bluffs. Shot by Mrs. Mary Kirk at Ogden Hotel--She Claims that Shot was Self-Inflicted."
"W. R. Schwartz, son of J. W. Schwartz of this city, was killed about 5 o'clock last evening at the Ogden hotel in Council Bluffs, supposedly by Mrs. Mary Kirk, a woman from Avoca.
She gave the alarm herself just after the shot was heard and when the matron of the hotel reached the room she found the young man on the floor, bleeding, and the revolver under his body. He was shot through the temple. No powder marks were found, as would be the case if he had shot himself. The woman was arrested and the inquest is being held today."
"Schwartz was twenty-seven years old and married, but had not been living with his wife recently. He had been employed in the paving work of Hamilton and Schwartz at Red Oak, but left there Saturday night."
"The body will probably be brought to Shenandoah this evening. William Kemp went to Council Bluffs to take charge of the affairs in behalf of the parents here, who are prostrated with grief."
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