HAYES, BAILEY, SEIBERT, SKAHILL
Posted By: LA (email)
Date: 8/30/2016 at 13:16:07
WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE
Imogene's Woman Undertaker Commits Suicide in Omaha – Supposed to be Demented
Mrs. Julia Hayes of Imogene committed suicide Tuesday at Omaha by leaping from a window of the third story of the Paxton hotel. Mrs. Hays was the regularly licensed undertaker of Imogene.
She had been considered slightly demented for some time, and from a note found on her person, it seems that steps had been taken to have her committee to the Clarinda hospital.
Harry Bailey and John Seibert, two former citizens of St. Mary township, chanced along just as the woman made the leap. She almost fell on Bailey. These men picked her up and put her in a nearby automobile and hurried with her to St. Joseph's hospital, but she lived only a very few minutes after arrival.
Examination showed that her right leg was broken and internal injuries were sustained.
A note on her person addressed to James Skahill told him that she would kill herself before she would allow him to take her to Clarinda. Mrs. Hayes was about 35 years old.
Mills County Tribune, 1 Apr. 1915, Part 2, P 1 C 1
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