FINKE, Fred 1880-1917
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/18/2017 at 14:09:55
Holland Man Shoots Himself
Fred Fink Shot Himself Thru the Heart Last Friday
Fred Fink of Holland, committed suicide Friday morning by shooting himself thru the heart. Fink was a mail carrier out of Holland and was about 36 years of age. He leaves a wife and seven small children. Fink was a man, according to reliable information, who went on periodical sprees and when he got a shipment of liquor he drank as hard as he could drink until it was gone. He had received a new shipment a few days ago, consisting of several quarts of alcohol and several of whiskey, and he drank it all.
Friday morning he told his wife that he was ashamed of himself, then went upstairs and shot himself thru the heart with a 22-caliber rifle which he owned. He had sawed the barrel off so that it was short and with this he ended his life. He fell over the bed after shooting himself and was found there by his wife when she ran upstairs upon hearing the shot. The coroner was called and held an inquest and found that death was the result of suicide.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 26 April 1917, pg 1
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