Harvey McNeal

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Harvey McNeal - HARVEY M'NEAL WOUNDED BY RIFLEJ5UIM (Continued...
HARVEY M'NEAL WOUNDED BY RIFLEJ5UIM (Continued from Page One) ed with such force that it lodged in the wall of the bedroom. County Detective George T. Tucker, and Privates Hartman and Bell, of the Criminal Investigation Bureau of the local Motor Police Headquarters, investigated the shooting. They said they learned McNeal evidently intended to commit commit suicide, because he left a note addressed to is sister. Miss Elsie McNeal, who resides with her par- fuls.-Mr. and Mrs. Harry McNeal, at 423 West Main street," Annville, where the victim of the shooting was residing temporarily. , The note which was founl rfter the victim was rushed re the hospital, was dated T'.mr.-'iay, November 23, 1939, and makes mention or a baby and a local v/oman. Further ii.restisation nf information contained in the note, Indicated thai the baby referred referred to is an eirht months o;d child, acknowledged by the shorting shorting Tictim, as his own, and now li\;ng at the home of the Elder ilcNeals. The woman was identified as the person who was with McNeal iu Oklahoma since last July, the couple and baby returning home last Monday. At the top of the note, the officers officers said, were the words, "God, bless the family and baby," and continued with a request that the writer wishes his parents to take cood care o£ the baby. At one •)oint in the note are words to the iTect that the writer "is better out of the world than in it," and '.'.en follows a request to the sis- -er asking for a "decent burial." >.'ear the close of the note there v/as a notation to the effect that "I'll meet you all in the sky on high.'" Since his return from Oklahoma last Monday, the victim of the shooting and the baby were residing residing with his parents, and he was given the front room of the McNeal McNeal home for his bedroom. The fliooting occurred in that room, raid the report of the shot was lieard by the father, and another son, William McNeal, who rushed to the room to determine what happened. They said they found tlie victim, fully dressed, lying on the floor near the door, with blood streaming from a wound in the loft side of the body. The wound<:d wound<:d man was rushed in a machine to the Good Samaritan hospital by Ills brother. Further investigation revealed tliat the victim of the shooting was irregularly employed and intended intended to become a relief recipient. He formerly was employed as a steam shovel operator at Becker Brothers' quarry.

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  1. Lebanon Daily News,
  2. 24 Nov 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 13

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