Wilmette Newspaper index
Bull, Gordon W. (Died on 18 Jul 1935)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Jul 1935, p. 14

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Gordon W. Bull, 62 years old, 524 Maple avenue, Wilmette, died early Thursday morning, July 18, at the Evanston hospital from self-inflicted gunshot wounds. In response to a call police went to the home of Mr. Bull about 8 o'clock Tuesday morning and found Mr. Bull in the basement with two wounds to the left breast. He was removed by ambulance to the Evanston hospital where he retained consciousness for several hours. Testimony presented at the coroner's inquest held the day of death indicated that Mr. Bull had suffered financial reverses extending over several years, and the verdict of the jury was in accordance with the facts stated. It developed that approximately one hour elapsed between the first and second shots, the first being heard at 6 a.m. and the second at about 7 a.m. Being still conscious when found, Mr. Bull advised Sergeant Herman G. Vance of the Wilmette Police department that a note left on his desk would explain everything. This, together with a complete record of his business affairs, and the fact that he had been greatly depressed for the past several days, established the cause for his mental condition. Survivors, beside the widow are three daughters, Mrs. Wallace Behnke, 831 Oakwood avenue, Mrs. John W. Newey, Highland Park, and Barbara Jane, at home, and two brothers, Charles W. Bull, 612 Warwick road, Kenilworth, and James Bull, of St. Louis, Mo. Mr. Bull was a broker, trading in butter and eggs, and operating through Hunter, Walton and company. He was a member of the Chicago Mercantile exchange. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 10:30 at St. Luke's chapel, Evanston. Burial was in Rosehill cemetery.

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25 Jul 1935
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18 Jul 1935
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Bull, Gordon W. (Died on 18 Jul 1935)