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Baker, Alfred – Died 1915

BAKER

Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 1/4/2021 at 17:12:25

Source: Cresco Plain Dealer Apr. 9, 1915 P-FP C-1

Alfred Baker Commits Suicide.
Alfred Baker; son of Henry Baker, residing on Third Avenue East, committed suicide yesterday afternoon at about 3 o’clock by shooting himself through the right temple with a 38-calibre revolver borrowed just before the deed from Mrs. Myron Converse with the excuse that he wanted it to shoot rats. He has been in poor health for some time and had been rather despondent, but had made no threats of self-destruction. Less than half an hour before committing the deed, Baker was down town sitting on one of the benches in the Court House Park. His father heard the shot, and surmising what it might be rushed to the barn, on the upper floor of which the suicide was found. As all the circumstances pointed so clearly to self-destruction, while temporarily insane from illness and worry, no inquest was deemed necessary.


 

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