FETTERS, Clifford 1870-1908
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 6/10/2019 at 18:05:46
Suicide At Conrad
A. C. Fetters Shoots Himself Thursday Noon
A. C. Fetters shot himself in the temple in his room at his home in Conrad last Thursday noon and he died about fifteen minutes later. No cause for the suicide was given. He came to his home at the noon hour and told his wife he wasn't feeling well and went upstairs to his room saying he believed he would take a foot bath. While his wife was getting ready the water she heard a pistol shot up stairs and when she reached there her husband was lying on the floor unconscious. A doctor came at once but he could do nothing.
Mr. Fetters was about forty-five years old. He in partnership with Ray Landphere conducted a meat market in Conrad. During the term that J. W. Pepperman was sheriff Mr. Fetters was his deputy.
The deceased is survived by a wife and two daughters, one a girl of twelve and the other who is about sixteen was married to a son of John Lister a short time ago.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 December 1908, pg 1
A. C. Fetters, Conrad, Commits Suicide
Shoots Himself Through Head--No Cause Assigned For The Rash Act
A. C. Fetters, a member of the firm of Fetters & Landphere, and a well known citizen of Conrad, committed suicide just before noon on Thursday by shooting himself through the head. No cause can be found for the rash act. He was about his usual duties during the morning and just returned with George Frederick from the slaughter house, and the latter says he could detect no indications of any trouble that was worrying him. Mrs. Fetters explains that he came home feeling a little unwell and asked for water to take a foot bath and while getting the water for him he passed up stairs to his bed room and shortly afterwards she was startled by hearing a shot fired. She rushed up to the room only to find him lying on the floor, a revolver by his side and blood issuing from a wound in the head above the right ear where he had shot himself. He was breathing faintly and Dr. Spain was hastily summoned but no avail, he soon passed away without regaining consciousness. The community is dazed by the unexpectedness of the awful deed for "Cliff" seemed always light hearted and happy and among the last whom a person would believe would do such a thing.--Conrad Record
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 24 December 1908, pg 4
Conrad Man Kills Himself.
Clifford Fetters, for twenty years a resident of Conrad, former town marshal, and lately in the meat business, put a bullet through his head while despondent, owing to ill health, dying almost instantly. While his wife was preparing to treat his ailment he went upstairs and shot himself.
Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Dec. 29, 1908, 3, C5
Grundy Obituaries maintained by Tammy D. Mount.
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