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HENNING, William -1904

HENNING

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 11/9/2010 at 18:00:03

A Suicide Near Dike

Apparently dead for twenty-four hours, the lifeless body of William Henning, a bachelor living alone on a farm two miles south of here, was discovered last evening by a neighbor, who had his suspicions aroused that something had befallen the man because he had seen no stir about the place for a day or more.

A vial which had contained a deadly acid told how the man who had wearied of life had come to his end.

His body was found lying on the floor in attitude of evident agony in dying.

Henning was about thirty-five years old, and being a bachelor, had made his home alone on the farm, where he had apparently up to very recently been happy in his work. No cause, of course, can be assigned for the act of self-destruction.

The coroner was called and held an inquest, the jury arriving at a verdict in accordance with the facts set forth above.

The body had all the evidences of having been dead for at least twenty-four hours.

--Waterloo Semi-Weekly Courier (Waterloo, Iowa), 24 May 1904


 

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