Ben Laverty attemps suicide (Husband of Ruby Twamley)

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Ben Laverty attemps suicide (Husband of Ruby Twamley) - SUICIDE Attempted by Ben Daverty to Rid Himself...
SUICIDE Attempted by Ben Daverty to Rid Himself of Family Troubles, : Ben B. Lavcrty attempted suicide last night at 9:30 o'clock by shooting himself with a 32 ca'ibro gun. The ball entered his breast to the loft and just above the heart and came out just below the shoulder, producing a serious serious wound. He had called at the home of his wife who lives witn her parents at the corner of Walnut street and Cleveland avenue and asked to see her. Being refused he' shot himself himself while in a state of mental desperation, desperation, brought on, it is buidl by a long and continued series of family difllcul-ties. difllcul-ties. He was removed to D Ralph Smith's office, where ho ieceived medical medical aid. The report that he had committed this rash act created inuchexcitemant at the time and spread with rapidity over the city. The Lavertys and the Twaraley's are well known and the troubles of the young couple have been public talk, Ben married Ruby Twamlcy about two years ago. Tney lived together one year and trouble commenced. They . moved to Wichita where his parents reside. It is said that she longed to return home and that her parents Capt and Mre.Twamley sont for her. Snecame home a few months ago and Ben went to Colorado. In the-' meantime, acting on the advice of her parents, she applied for a divorce. Judge Bur-ford Bur-ford refused the dec ee on the grounds of her having changed her residence, then removing here she had not lived here long enough to be granted the decree, decree, Her husband soon followed here and has made numerous attempts to communicate with htr. Each time he was prevented and last night the climax climax came. Many of Laverty's friends' 6ay he has brooded over his troubles to the extent of unbalancing his mind. He was taken in charge by Night Policeman Vampner, who turned him over to the sheriff for safe keeping from further attemts to kill himself. Laverty's talk is one of regrets that he failed in making a clean job of it, and declares he will use a shot gun the next time. His father, Dr. Laverty, who resided here about one year ago, was telegraphed for and arrived today noon from Wichita. These family troubles, together with his arrest the day he landed here from Colorado for forging a check about one year ago, have weighed heavily upon his mind. Sam Warren, who cashed the check, swore out the check. Dr. Laverty came hero at once and fixed the matter; at least it is said that Warren will not appear against young Laverty before the next grand jury. Today young Laverty is resting easy and seemed quite composed. He declares that ho will kill himself. Several of his frieDds have suggested that he be examined for insanity, while others say all that is needed is careful watching until his excited state subsides. Ho is being cared lor by friends, and the pliysicians say he Is getting all right. i

Clipped from The Guthrie Daily Leader10 Aug 1900, FriPage 1

The Guthrie Daily Leader (Guthrie, Oklahoma)10 Aug 1900, FriPage 1
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