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NABLO, Joe 1882-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 8/30/2015 at 08:53:40

Prominent South Grundy Farmer Hangs Himself

Joe Nablo Takes Own Life at Farm Home Sunday Evening

Joe Nablo, prominent south Grundy county farmer, committed suicide at his farm home two and a half miles southeast of Whitten Sunday evening. He was around home all day Sunday and seemed to be his usual self. About four o'clock in the afternoon he left the house and went to the barn as the family supposed to start the chores. About six o'clock, not having seen or heard him since he left the house, they became worried and started to look for him. After looking in the barn and around the farm buildings. Mrs. Nablo noticed that the door on a small shed which was used to store some old machinery was partly open. When she looked in she saw her husband hanging to one of the cross beams of the shed. He had climbed up on the wheel of an old buggy, taken a piece of sash cord, tied it to a beam overhead, wound it four times around his neck, tied a knot in it and stepped off the buggy wheel. When he was found life was extinct. Mrs. Nablo called for help and one of her sons came and cut the rope and let his father down. A doctor was called and as soon as he arrived on the scene he called Coroner L. D. Coffman of Grundy Center.

No cause is known for Mr. Nablo's rash act. He seemed to be in his usual health and his finances were not involved so that he had any cause to worry. He owned 160 acres of land practically paid for, and still had some of his last year's crop on the place.

Joseph Nablo was born April 14, 1882, the son of Adam and Ida Nablo, on the farm where he lived. He was married to Maud Howell Jan. 26, 1910. To this union four children were born, Ethel, Florence, Leland and Cecil. They have lived on their farm 2 1/2 miles southeast of Whitten, where they built a beautiful house a few years ago.

Surviving besides the widow and children are a brother, Gilbert Nablo of Beaman; two sisters, Laura of Liscomb and Mrs. Ella Billings of Stahl, Mo., an aunt, Mrs. Minnie Stevenson of Minnesota, and a host of friends.

For many years he had been an active member of the Christian church at Whitten.

Funeral services were held at the Christian church Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial at the Benson cemetery. Rev. E. E. Briggs, pastor of the Whitten church, officiated.

Pallbearers were C. B. Ingham, C. L. Mable, Chas. Long, H. A. Moore, J. F. Thompson and Geo. Mable. Floral bearers were Mesdames Mabel Ingham, Effie Nakken, Vina Landes and Blanche Schryver. The Hauser male quartet sang.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 30 July 1931, pg 1


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