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Obituary of ED BROWN
Was It Accident or Suicide

Ed. Brown, a general merchandise dealer at Belpre, twenty miles south of here, was found dead in his store last Sunday morning with an empty shotgun lying be his side. One charge of shot had entered his left side below the heart and passed upward and out at the shoulder and through his cheek. The other charge had gone through the ceiling and roof of his place of business just over the spot where the body lay.

A coroner’s investigation was held and decided that Mr. Brown’s death was the result of an accident, but there are many who hold to the opinion that it was suicide. Mr. W. H. Brinkman, of this city, was, we understand, a partner with Mr. Brown in the business at Belpre. On receipt of a telegram Sunday forenoon announcing the death of Brown, he went to Belpre to investigate the matter and take charge of the business. The deceased was well known to many Larned and Pawnee county people.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 20:40:32

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