Johnson, Charlie O Algona Courier (Algona, Iowa) 23 June 1899

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Johnson, Charlie O
Algona Courier (Algona, Iowa)
23 June 1899 - ANOTHER SUICIDE. A 15-Year Old Son of August...
ANOTHER SUICIDE. A 15-Year Old Son of August Johnson Hangs Himself. August Johnson is a farmer who lives two miles east and a half a mile south of Algona. He has or had three sons, the oldest of whom, Charley, was about fifteen years of age, also two or three daughters. On Tuesday last Charley was sent to the field to hoe corn or do some such work, and Mr. Johnson went to work on another part of the farm with the team. At noon when they assembled for dinner Charley was missing, and on searching for him they found him hanging from a rafter in the loft of the barn. How long he had been hanging there no one could tell, but he was stiff in death when found. He had taken a strap out of an old harness which he used as a rope. The cause of his rash act is entirely inexplicable. There had been no trouble between him and his .father or any member of the family. He was a quiet, silent boy. His father now thinks that he was a little more so during the last few days before his death, and that he looked a little pale. Corner Morse held an inquest on the body but no additional facts of note were brought out. It is strange that a boy of fifteen for whom life should appear bright and happy would think of suicide. It seems that cases of self destruction is becoming more frequent all the time. Why is it? • i ^ in

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  1. Algona Courier,
  2. 23 Jun 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 4

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