James Applegate suicide

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James Applegate suicide - Meadow-colliery according to County Detective...
Meadow-colliery according to County Detective Michael CllHSic. Mrs. Klingerman stated that she an her father had been sitting on the front porch of their homo and that Mr, Applegate arose and stated, "This is a pretty hot day," and went, into the house. She added that sho thought he had gone into tha house for his spectacles, but when she heard tho report of the Run, she investigated nnd found his body on the cellar floor, with the shot; gun under it, the. center of his forehead and part of the top of his head blown away. She phoned to the borough building, where Chief Carl O, Mels., and Lt, Edward Waitkus, of the West Hazleton police department, and County Detective Michael Cassic, of Hazleton, were present, and the three 'officers went to tho home and made an investigation. Dr. John F. Osier, deputy coroner, viewed the body and issued a death certificate, indicating suicide, and the body was released to Undertaker Grebey to prepare it for burial. The weapon employed by the victim was a Lefever, 12 guagc, single barrel shotgun, and contained the empty scatter-shot shell, when picked up by the authorities. Tho gun and the shell were taken in custody by Detective Cassie. Mr. Applegate had been employed as a miner for the past 45 years, having been engaged at the Tom-hicken mine operation for the greater part of the time. He work, ed until about a year and a half ago, when his health became impaired and moved from his home in Tomhicken to West Hazleton to make his home with his daughter. He had been a resident of Tomhicken many years. He was a member of the Conyng-ham Lutheran church. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Carl Schade, of Hazleton Heights; Mrs. Hurley Evans, of Drums; Mrs. Ethei Klingerman, West Hazleton, with whom he has been residing; Mrs, Getha Reinbold, Plainfield, N. J.; Mrs. Daniel Hinkle, of Milnesville; and Sheldon Applegate, of Sugar-loaf. The following brothers and sisters, Miles Applegate, of Auden-ried; John and Freeman Apple-gate, of Sybertsville; Mrs. Harry Eves, of Sugarloaf, and Mrs. Sara Van Blargarj, of Tomhicken; and nine grandchildren, also survive. The funeral will be held strictly private, from the Grebey Funeral Parlors, Saturday, at 2 p m. Services will be in charge of the Rev. J. J. Neudoerfer, pastor of the West Hazleton Trinity Lutheran church. Interment will be made at Jeanesville cemetery. Road Oiled. The road leading from the Haz-leton-Wilkes-Barre highway to No. 2 .Lattimer has been given a coat of tar and is in good shape. Home After Visit. Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Shcckler and son, of Palmerton; Mrs. Earl Meier, of White Haven and Mrs. Elizabeth Kemp, of Allentown, have returned home after a visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Dolciden, of Weatherly,

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  1. The Plain Speaker,
  2. 18 Aug 1939, Fri,
  3. Page 17

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  • James Applegate suicide

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