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Jury Reaches Suicide Verdict
Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 9 Jan 1913, p. 10

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A coroner's jury called Dec. 31, 1912, decided the death of Fred Abagg was due to suicide. Besides his wife, the deceased leaves three young sons. Poor quality reproduction of image from microfilm.
Date of Publication:
9 Jan 1913
Personal Name(s):
Abagg, Fred
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  • Illinois, United States
    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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A coroner's jury, called Tuesday, Dec. 31, 1912, decided that the death of Fred Abagg was due to suicide, cyanide of potassium having been found in the pit of the man's stomach. Mr. Abagg was discovered last Monday night by his wife. He had gone to his room and when discovered was stretched out on his bed. The police were notified and the body taken charge of immediately.

The suicide had only been home for a few weeks, previous to which he had not been seen with his family for several months. Since his return the man had been very despondent and friends feared that this continual state of melancholy would result in some tragedy. Steps were taken to cheer him, but the attempts were ineffectual.

Besides a wife, the deceased leaves three young sons, their ages ranging from 4 to 2 years. As to their means of support the reporter for the News could ascertain nothing.

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Jury Reaches Suicide Verdict