August Geck Bone collector Ft Sisseton Suicide 1882

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two nnd a 2J J by lct to nnd 41 40 was tho re tho tho and 11 his rest including tho in testator Is Monday Assignment unchanged AUGUST GECKS DEATH The Coroners Jury lletiirns a Veriltct of Poison Sclf Admtiilstcrcd Coroner Patterson assisted by Dr Harti gun held nn inquest over tlio body of August Jeck who died suddenly at tho National hotel 011 Thursday A jury of six was summoned and tho following witnesses wero examined Samuel McClintock who said ho knew Geek when ho was brought to tho soldiers homo sick Saw him last about 12 oclock Wedms day night in his room Ucclc being in bed sick Thomas K Shellar a druggist testified that ho put up the cyanide of potash on Tuesday night and marked it for external use Itu ddph Hamsberg testified that ho know Geek and know that ho attempted to commit suicide suicide nt tho soldiers homo Dr Hartigau testified that ho had made an examination of tho body which showed internally congestion congestion of tho lungs and inflammation of tlio stomach Ills opinion wns that death was tho result of poisoning by cyunido of potash Tho jury rendered a verdict that icck camo to his death on December li at tho National hotel from an pvordose of cyunido of potash self administered Tlio circumstances surrounding Geeks death are of 11 suspicious character nu empty phial was found beneath his pillow which had contained contained cyanide of potash and Geek boing a cripple it would havo been impossible for him to havo drank tho drug nud plnecd the phial beneath his pillow Geek is well known here Ho was stationed for nearly fen years at Fort Sisseter in Dakota nnd last March received a furlough nnd started cast but was overtaken by a snowstorm and frozen so badly that it was found necessary to amputate both legs tho left arm nbovo tho wrist nnd tlio linger nnd thumbs of the right hand which completely disabled him Ho was discharged from tlio scrvico nnd enmo lo tho soldiers home In October Ho left tho homo on Nt vumber 10 and took up Ills quarters at thq National lintel with an attendant Ho was to hnvo gono to Now York ou Thursday Hd had 10000 in money nnd bouio land iu Texas Ho was educated in Paris and Heidelberg and was well known us an accomplished writer uud lljigiiist 9 Grand Klccllon of Officers of tho by -10 HO

Clipped from National Republican09 Dec 1882, SatPage 6

National Republican (Washington, District of Columbia)09 Dec 1882, SatPage 6
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