Joplin Globe 11 April 1929
BARBER ENDS LIFE BY UNKING POISON Luther I. Hunt of Monett Commits Suicide In liavatory of Hotel There. / Monett, Mo., April 10.—Luther Hunt, Monett barber and the father of seven minor children committed suicide by drinlting poi son j'lst before noon Tuesday. Fi nancii! difficulties are believed to have I 'prompted his action. Hunt's partner, B. F. Tailant, went to lunch at 11 o'clock and left Hunt working on a customer, Within the next half hour, he went to a lavatory in the Broadway hotel, in which building his shop was located, and drank the poison He had bought two ounces of poi son earlier in the day from a drug store, saying he wanted It for dls infectant. His body was dls covered by Buell Rains, dLshwasher at the hotel. An em;pty • vial and glass were near, and his mouth Was burned. A note was found in his pocket, addressed to D. S. Mayhew, Monott lawyer, in which he asked Mayhew to look after some of his business affairs. Hunt, who was 40 years old, was born near Mount Vernon. He had spent most of his life there, at Hoberg and Monett. He is survived by his blind mother, Mrs. Belle Hunt, who came to live with him only this week. His wife. Mrs Minnie Hunt, and seven children ranging In age from 6 months to 16 years, also survive. Hunt was a deacon in the Baptist church.