SCHILLERSTROM, Ed 1886 - 1934
SCHILLERSTROM, JOHNSON, PRINCE, LINN, JACOBS, EDMUND, SANDELL, LIBLIN, MILKS
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Date: 2/8/2006 at 18:21:02
Lockridge Times; Lockridge, Jefferson, Iowa; July 27, 1934
Ed SCHILLERSTROM, aged 47, was found dying last Thursday evening about ten o'clock. His body was found in the garden of his home with a shot gun wound in his abdomen, and his throat slashed with a razor. He lived a few minutes, but was unable to make any statement.
Following an all night investigation by Sheriff Stansbery and Acting Coroner Tallman, assisted by a state agent, they issued a statement that the man had committed suicide. Relatives were not satisfied with this decision and requested further investigation, and on Saturday afternoon a coroner's inquest was held in Salina. The jury, composed of H.C. Pattison, Ted Garber and Fred Kann, with Acting Coroner Tallman and attorneys, held sessions in Fairfield Monday and Tuesday. After hearing witnesses the jury upheld the decision of suicide.
The deceased was a son of Joseph SCHILLERSTROM, the Salina merchant. His mother died in 1918. There is also one sister dead. Three sisters and three brothers survive as follows: Rev. Glen SCHILLERSTROM of Jacksonville, Ill., Curtis SCHILLERSTROM of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Ralph JOHNSON of Fairfield, Townsend SCHILLERSTROM of Salina, Mrs. Paul PRINCE of Beckwith and Mrs. Pearl LINN of Lockridge.
Three children survive the father- Ralph and Joseph at home, and Mrs. Arlene JACOBS of Salina neighborhood.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Salina Presbyterian church, in charge of Rev. H.G. Ellsworth and Rev. H.W. Lundberg of Lockridge. The pall bearers, all cousins of the deceased were: Gus SCHILLERSTROM, Carl EDMUND, Amiel SANDELL, Charles SANDELL, Jelmer SANDELL and John LIBLIN. Burial was in the Salina cemetery.
[Ed. note: He was divorced from his wife, Elizabeth MILKS.]
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