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Asplund, Charles (Died 1914)


Posted By: Barbara Kamradt (email)
Date: 1/23/2004 at 21:55:23

ASPLUND TOOK OWN LIFE - Coroner Announces Finding in Shooting Case - Charles Asplund

Chas. ASPLUND, who for many years lived in Perry township, but of later years has resided in Sioux City, took his own life according to the verdict of a coroner's jury. ASPLUND shot himself while alone in a room at his home in Sioux City on Saturday. "He was taken to a local hospital. He never regained consciousness. The bullet destroyed the optic nerves and pierced the lower part of his brain, causing him to suffer hemorages." The Sioux City Journal of Wednesday says; "Dr. J. E. GARVER, county coroner, following an investigation of the death of Charles A. ASPLUND, a retired farmer, yesterday declared that the man took his own life.

ASPLUND died Monday afternoon at St. Vincent's hospital from a revolver wound, which was self inflicted. Coroner Garver said. "The shooting occured Saturday afternoon at ASPLUND's home, 2522 Geneva Street.

ASPLUND is survived by his wife, who married him a few months ago. She formerly was Mrs. Nina JOHNSON."

ASPLUND, who was 66 years old, owns a half section farm in Perry Township. 10 Feb 1914


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