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A VanBibber - ANOTHER SUICIDE AT EDNA. Howard Eakin - Hangs...
ANOTHER SUICIDE AT EDNA. Howard Eakin - Hangs Himself with a Rope and Strap. The Edna Sun tells how Howard Eakin, a single man about forty five years of age, committed suicide Monday morning by hanging himself. He was making his home with bis brother-in-law, A. Vanbibber, who resides three and a half miles northeast of Edna, and early Monday morning was assisting in hauling oats and had started after a second load when he complained of being sick and returned to the house. His sister, Mrs. Vanbibber, placed him in bed and then left him, but in a few minutes, hearing a noise, hastened back and found him hanging apparently life less .to a joist in the room. He had mounted a molasses barrel that was standing near the center of the room and placing ja strap, to , which was attached a short piece of rope, around his neck, fastened the rope to a joist and jumped off. It is reported that he had been in poor .health for some time, which, perhaps, is the direct cause that lead him to take his own life.

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  1. The Coffeyville Daily Journal,
  2. 03 Oct 1898, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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