Stuckrath, Silas

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BODY IDENTIFIED. BKXAIXS FOUSD AT DIXMOJTT THOSE OP SILAS W. STrCKRATH. H Disappeared from Bli Home In AHehe7 Several Weeks Since. His Mlmd Impaired and He Had Threatened to Commit Snl- elde Several Times Well-Kaowa la Allea-hear. Tha body of the. man found on the bank. f the river near Dlxmont yesterday, and Which was at first supposed to bo Rlchter, ana Allegheny murderer, was this morn ing Identified at the morgue as the remains of Silas W. Stuckrath. of Alle gheny. The Identification was mads by Lewis and William Stuckrath, brothers of the deceased. He was BO years of age, . tanner, and the son of the late ex-Mayor btucKrath, or Allegheny. One of the broth' ers was seen at the morgue by a Press reporter and said: . "Silas had been In a melancholy condi tion ior over two montns. About five weeks ago he disappeared from the house, but stayed away but one night. Thin same performance was repeated two weeks ago, and, while we were not unusually alarm!, yet he had talked at one lime about doing away with himself, and mother worried over his stranire conduct. On last Friday, after dinner, he left the house, and went, as we supposed, to visit our Dromer jacoo, at tJast Liverpool, O. Word came to us last evening that he had been found dead near Dlxmont, from a UR- calioer shot, through his chest. We have no doubt that he took his own life. It is very probable thRt he shot himself tii day he disappeared, but no reason can b. given ror t;ie act. He was in comfortable circumstances, and, while he acted queerly at times, we never thought him to be Insane. He lived with mother it 104 jnmes street since ttia death of his wife, A:eased was a member of company A. One Hundred and Twenty-third Pennsyl vania volunteers. The remains will be interred at Uniondale cemetery, to-morrow ki ternuun.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Press,
  2. 17 Jun 1896, Wed,
  3. Page 7

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