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Bowers, Ed – Died 1912

BOWERS

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 2/8/2020 at 15:53:38

Source: Twice-A-Week Plain Dealer Feb. 20, 1912, P-FP, C-5

Death by Suicide
One of those most distressing and deplorable affairs occurred last Saturday evening, when Ed Bowers took his life by firing a bullet from a 22-calibre revolver into his head just above the right ear.
The deceased arrived home shortly after six o’clock and as he was acting rather strangely and threatening to leave home, his wife sent for a neighbor, Mrs. Lynn Smith, and continued to endeavor to persuade her husband to not go down town. After a short conversation Bowers stepped into a side room; his wife followed but was pushed out of the room and the door closed, and immediately the fatal shot was heard. Help was at once summoned but death was instantaneous.
Coroner Plummer came down from Lime Springs on the evening train and impanneled a jury consisting of C. F. Freehauf, Max Thuerk and R. O. Hughes who examined several witnesses and returned a verdict of death by suicide.
The deceased leaves a wife and three children.
The funeral will take place on Thursday afternoon at the home Rev. Soper officiating, assisted by the W. O. W. of which the deceased had been a member for nearly ten years


 

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