Clipped From Pittston Gazette
ALL TUE HOME XEWS. Fur Uie People or Pittston and Vicinity. A COPY. A MONTH 8 PAGES. of S, in of to - - - KILLED HIMSELF. P. F. Gilboy Committed Suicide Suicide This Afternoon. WELL KNOWN MAN Ended His Life in His Hotel at Duryea. . ; Despondent from physical and business business troubles Patrick J. Gilboy, a Duryea hotelkeeper, who was very well known in this locality, shot him self in the head this afternoon and ended his life. The rash deed was committed within a few minutes of the time he had spoken to his wife, who was in an adjoining room when he shot himself. Gilboy was 42 years old and for some years past had been proprietor of Gilboy's hotel on Main street, Duryea. ' Gilboy had been in very poor health for some time past. For the past few years he had been in poor health and of late he had been little better than a wreck physically. He was seized frequently with melan cholia. This afternoon he was about the living rooms of his hotel and carried with him a 38 calibre revolver. His wife knew he was carrying the gun and she asked him for itseveral tmes. Shortly after 2:30 he went into the bathroom, still having the revolver with him. His wife again asked hfm to put away the weapon and said that she would go and get some medi cine tor him. She passed Into the next room and was preparing the medicine when she heard a pistol shot. She rushed screaming into ths room and found her husband moan ing on the floor. Her brother, Martin McNish and another man named John Eley, who were in the barroom, ushed up stairs and into the bath room. They found uilboy stretched out on the floor, the revolver beside him. v The unfortunate man had shot himself behind the left ear and the bullet passed through his head' and emerged from tfie right side. That the bullet had sped to the brain was evident from the trickliirg of brain matter from the wound. An examination showed that he was not dead and Dr. Burlington was hurriedly summoned. He could do nothing to relieve the man who lin gered for an hour and breathed his last at 3:40 just about an hour after he had shot himself. He never re gained - consciousness. 4 - Gilboy had been a lifelong resident of Duryea, He had many friends and excepting his unfortunate habits, he was well thought of. It is said that for a short time past he was threatened with loss of eyesight and this probably added to his despond ency. Surviving him, besides his wife. are four small children, the eldsst 6 years of age and the youngest a boy of four months. The oldest three are Mary, Catharine and James. He is also survived by the following broth - fers and sisters: 'Squire P. J. Gilboy, Gilboy, of 'Duryea; Michael, of Wilkesbarre, Wilkesbarre, Martin, of Old Forge; John, of Prieeburg; Mrs. John O'Hara, of Prlceburg. Mrs. Nealon, of Plymouth; Mrs. D. B. Gilday, of iLuzerne bor ough; Mrs. John Jones, of Plymouth.