Clippard, William. The Wilmington Morning Star, 11 May 1910
YOUNG MAN JSUICIDES. William Clippard, of Lincoln County, Shoots Himself Leaves Note.- (Charlotte Observer.) Lin'cointon, May '. .9. Yesterday morning, Mr. William Clippard, a young man living in this county near Lfttle Mountain, committed suicide, by ; shooting himself "through the heart. No cause for the rash act can bo ascertained. Saturday he attended the circus at Newton and lost $75 on some of the games connected with it, but in a note left to his parents he stated that it was not the : loss of. the money that caused him to take his life, but other troubles that no one would ever know, Mr. Clippard was the Jbrt of Mr. Andrew Clippard and was about 27 years of age.' He was unmarried and lived at home with his parents.