The Evening News (Harrisburg, Pa) 1 Sep 1944, Fri, Pg.1
Hangs Himself in Friend's Garage Despondent over ill health that had prevented him from working for more than a year, Edward C. Hip-pensteel, Hip-pensteel, Hip-pensteel, 58, 1420 Sycamore street, veteran Central Iron and Steel Company Company employe, committed suicide by hanging today in his next-door next-door next-door neighbor's garage. Coroner Frank Heidel said the victim tied a sash cord to a large spike in a joist in the garage of Charles Krout, 1422 Sycamore street. Hippensteel resided with his brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John L. McCahn. Mrs. McCahn was searching for him when she discovered discovered his body a half hour later, after he left the house at 10.30. He had been employed as a billing clerk by the Central Iron and Steel Company, whose service he entered when 16. In addition to Mrs. McCahn, he is survived by his widow, Mrs. Blanche ' Victoria Hippensteel, and a sister, Mrs. Cora Baker, Fruitland, Fla.