The Republic (Columbus, Indiana Tuesday 30 July 1907 page 1
Scotts-burg CHARLES DAVID SAID TO BE THE THIRD OF BROTHERS TO COMMIT SUICIDE FINANCIAL TROUBLES ARE THE PROBABLE CAUSE. Charles David, a farmer, aged about fifty years, is dead by his own hand at his home near Elkinsville, Brown county. The cause for the rash act is not known, yet it is thought that financial troubles were the cause. The deed was committed at 5:30 o'clock Monday evening. David took his shot gun out into the door yard of his home, and, placing the -muzzle of the weapon behind his right ear, he pulled the trigger with his foot and the gun was discharged, the contents of it plowing a ghastly hole through the unfortunate man's head, killing ' him instantly. The deceased is a widower, his wife having died ten- years ago. He leaves a number of children, and the wife of one son, Mrs. Arch David, was at the dead man's house when he took his own life On hearing the report of the gun, Mrs. David rushed to her prostrate father-in-law, and was present when he expired. Her husband, who is employed as a farm hand by Jesse Newsom, of Sandcreek township, was at once .notified of the rash act of his father, and he left immediately for his home. Mrs. Rebeca , Hancock, of this city, is a half sister to the suicide, and Marion David, formerly of Columbus, but now of Wyoming, is his half brother. Samp David, of Brown county, is a. brother of the deceased. A, report was received this morning to the effect that two brothers of Charles David had previously committed suicide, and that another brother attempted to take his own life, but was prevented from doing so by the timely interference of his friends.