Arthur O Goheen dies of seft inflicted wound. June 4 1896
ItESULTED FATALLY. Arthur O. Oohcen Died from his Self-inflicted Self-inflicted Wound Tlmraday. Arthur O. Goheen, of Tyrone, who has been spending several mouths past at the homo of his father, J. J. Goheen, at Rock Springs, Centre county, in the hope of recovering from the effects of recent serious illness, committed suicide shortly after the noon hour Thursday, by /shooting himself. A telephone message to his brothers, J. C. and J. M. Goheen, of Tyrone, soon after the sad event occurred, occurred, stated that the unfortunate young man was still living and conscious conscious and that he desired to see them. The message also stated that the shot would in every likelihood prove fatal. Messrs. J. C. and J. M. Goheen left on the afternoon train for Rock Springs to be at the bedside of their brother. Arthur Goheen was a strong and healthy young man until last fall when ho had a severe and lingering attack of pneumonia which left him with health shattered, his heart being very seriously affected. Recovery was progressing very slowly, and it was with the hope of more speedy return to health that he went, with his wife and babe, to the old homestead at Rock Springs some time ago. His continued ill health had caused him to become despondent and it was undoubtedly his despondency over this, that led him to the act which has proven fatal. The news is startling and sad to his large circle of friends by whom he is esteemed as a model and exemplary young man. It was shortly after 1 o'clock Thursday Thursday afternoon, only a few minutes after his wife had left him in his room upstairs, upstairs, that he committed the deed. He had found the revolver belonging to a farm hand in a trunk and with this weapon ended his life, tho shot being fired into his head. After the shooting he was conscious, and lingered until 4 o'clock when death released him from his suffering. The funeral took place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from his father's residence at Rock Springs, the services being conducted by Revs. J. C. Kelly and T. S. Armentrout. Interment Interment at Graysvillo. The deceased was aged 29 years, 8 mouths and 28 days. • He was born at Rock Springs and there spent his life until about eight years ago when ho came to Tyrone, and since that time he had been engaged as clerk in the store of his brothers, J. C. and J. M. Goheen, in this place. On June 20 last ho was united in marriage to Miss Mary Gray, o/ State College, and to thorn a little babe has since been born. Thus early is a happy home broken by the sudden departure of husband and father. Also surviving him are his aged father, J. J. Goheeu, and five brothers, J. C. and J. M., of Tyrone; Rev. J. Millikeu, of India, who arrived home from that far- off land only a couple of weeks ago; and H. G. and R. G., at home. Tho de- censed was a member of Tyrone lodge No. 404 F. & A. M. He was also a consistent consistent member of the First Presbyterian church of Tyrone, and despite his inj firniities he looked upward and forward with hope and faith to the God to whom in his last hours he so devoutly entrusted entrusted his wife and little one. To the last he clung to the comfort of worship at the family altar. It was only in the belief that ho was best serving those lie loved, as he had always unselfishly done, that ho committed the fatal act. In this hour of their gloom the bereaved family have the heartfelt sympathy of their countless friends.