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Frank Stoklas-Hangs Himslf-1876

STOKLAS, OVERHOLT

Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 2/22/2020 at 11:56:38

Anamosa Eureka, Thursday, Thursday, Dec 14, 1876, Anamosa, IA, Page: 2

COMMITS SUICIDE BY HANGING-A Bohemian by the name of Frank Stoklos, resigning about three and a half miles south of town, near Jonas Overholt’s, committed suicide on Monday afternoon last, by hanging himself with a halter strap to one of the beams in his barn. He had been hauling hay during the day, his brother-in-law helping him. About 4 o’clock he went to the house and from there to the barn. Some of the inmates of the house having occasion to go to the barn, found him hanging there. The body was immediately taken down but life was extinct, though the body was still warm. The reasons for this strange act none of his family or friends can find any reason. He has a farm of 160 acres, was prospering fairly, and the net could not have been committed on account of financial or family troubles. The reasonable supposition is that he was laboring under a fit of temporary insanity. He leaves a wife and two children. The funeral was held yesterday.-Wyoming Journal.


 

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