William Henry Roland 1864 - 1895
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 3/16/2021 at 16:29:58
Source: Decorah Republican July 25, 1895 P 3 C 2
Murder and Suicide at Manchester.
MANCHESTER July 22.—An insane man named Gilbert Roland fired a heavily loaded shotgun filled with iron slugs at his brother, Henry, yesterday, killing him instantly. He then fired the gun at himself and instantly expired. The murderer was 28 years old and his brother 31. They were both at the residence of their widowed mother when the tragedy occurred, about three miles south of this place, where they had made their home. Neither one was married. Gilbert had been partially insane for several years past.
Transcriber’s Note: Find a Grave shows the names as Ira Gibson Roland who was born July 20, 1867 and William Henry Roland who was born June 11, 1864. They both died on July 21, 1895 and are buried in Oakland Cemetery.
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