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Wilson, William W. 1875 - 1898


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Date: 4/20/2021 at 15:04:22

Iowa Plain Dealer May 17, 1898, FP, C3

Suicide near Chester.
A young man by the name of Wilson, aged about 22 years, who had been at work for C. E. Morey, committed suicide Sunday evening, shooting himself with a revolver. We did not learn the cause of the rash act.
D. P. Simond, Coroner, summond{sic} a jury to view and take testimony upon the case of W. W. Wilson, found dead, the jury consisting of Frank Freemire, Sr., E. D. Capper and C. E. Morey, returned a verdict of self destruction from gun shot wound in the right temple penetrating the brain.

Iowa Plain Dealer May 20, 1898, FP, C7

The funeral of Wm. Wilson was held at the home of his father southeast of Chester, Tuesday. The sermon was by the Rev. Sutherland, of Cascade, Iowa, who was then filling the pulpit of the Lime Springs Presbyterian church. It was a sermon that will not soon be forgotten by those who heard it. The family of Mr. Wilson have the sympathy of all in their trouble and sudden bereavement.

Transcriber’s Note: Find-A-Grave shows he is buried in Chester Hill Cemetery and was born August 19, 1875.

Source: Decorah Republican May 19, 1898 P 6 C 2

Love and Suicide.
Lime Springs, Iowa, May 16.—William Wilson, a farmhand employed on the farm of C. Morey, near Chester, entered the house during the absence of the family Sunday and committed suicide. It is supposed to be a case of disapointment in love.

Chester Hill Cemetery

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