Steadman, Ed c1868 1900
Posted By: Joy Moore (email)
Date: 5/26/2020 at 12:12:23
Source: Decorah Republican Mar. 29, 1900 P 6 C 6
A Farmer Suicides.
Forest City, March, 23.Ed Steadman, a well-to-do farmer, living about two miles north of this city, committed suicide by shooting himself this afternoon. He was walking alone the street near the Methodist church, and arriving at the step by the rear of the church asked a bystander if he ever saw a man shoot himself. On being answered in the negative, he seated himself on the church steps, and placing the rifle between his knees, with the muzzle to his throat, pulled the trigger. The ball passed through his brain and lodged just under the skin on the right side of his head. He was about 32 years old and unmarried. He has managed a large farm for his widowed mother since the death of his father two years ago. Nothing is known as to the cause of the tragedy.
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