MOORE, Eunice 1885-1932
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Date: 9/5/2015 at 08:47:03
Melrose Woman Hangs Herself On Bedroom Door
Miss Eunice Moore Committed Suicide Tuesday Afternoon At the Home of Stanley Meyers
Miss Eunice Moore from Melrose township committed suicide Tuesday afternoon by hanging herself on the door of her bedroom at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Meyers of Melrose township. It is believed that Miss Moore was mentally off balance when she took her life. Her mind at times for many years had been partially deranged and she was at intervals confined at the state asylum at Independence.
She gave no indication of mental unbalance yesterday. About the middle of the afternoon she told Mrs. Meyers she was going up to her room to lie down. Mrs. Meyers believed she had fallen asleep. When her husband came home Miss Moore was called for supper and when she didn't respond Mr. Meyers went upstairs to see what was the matter. He found the lifeless body suspended from the top of the door of the bedroom that Miss Moore had been occupying while she was staying at the Meyers home. She made a noose of a piece of cloth about two yards long and a half yard wide. She evidently stepped from the bed with the noose about her neck and the other end thrown over the top of the door. It is believed that she was dead for probably two hours when the body was discovered.
County Coroner L. D. Coffman was notified. He was fully satisfied that death came as a result of suicide and he did not regard an inquest necessary.
Miss Moore was about 50 years old. She was born in Melrose township and spent most of her life there. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Moore both of whom died a few years ago. She had two sisters, both of whom have been dead for several years.
Funeral services will be held at Ivester Thursday afternoon. Burial will be in the Ivester cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 May 1932, pg 1
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