Wm Willner Chicago 5/2/1888

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Wm Willner 
Chicago 5/2/1888 - WILLIAM WILLNER'S FATAL ACT. William Willner...
WILLIAM WILLNER'S FATAL ACT. William Willner died at the County Hospital about 8 .. o'clock yesterday morning. , At 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon his wifa waa still alive, but in a very critical condition. Tha in quest on the body of Willner waa held in tha afternoon. The witnesses were William Willner, Willner, tba 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old 17-year-old son of the suicide, Emma Zinzo, a niece of William's, and Officer Jerry Donohue. It waa shown thai Willner was an engineer by trade, and had been idle about a month. Ha was drunk most of tha time, and when intoxicated he was quarrelsome; also that ha 'frequently became angered and beat his wifa Mrs. . Willner and her niece, Emma Zinxo. went away : Monday evening, came home lata. - aad went to bed totrotber. Willner waa already in tba bad. He had been drunk during tha afternoon, and Emma Zinxo awoke and saw Willner - striking hut wife ou tba temple with a hammer. The blows fractured her skull, and aha waa unconscious. unconscious. The doctor waa called, and talked with Willner, who admitted striking bis , wife, but said he did not know what ha struck ber with. Willner, after talking to tha doctor, went to hi awn room and disemboweled himself with a razor. There are five children left fatherless, the oldest 17 years old, and tha youngest 6 yeara old,

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 02 May 1888, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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