Clark County Clipper, May 1, 1902


Vincent Vangundy, a boy about 16 years old was found dead in his bed at the J. C. Smith ranch house west of town yesterday by Mr. Smith and a number of others who went out to the ranch in the morning and the indications seem to justify a conclusion that deceased took his own life, as he left a note addressed to his mother who lives at Wellington, stating that he would died on the 28th, and that he blest her for having been a good mother.  He arranged the gates so that the horses could get to water, but the harness was left on the team he had been working.

Whilst the circumstances point to suicide, yet the Coroner's jury failed to find any evidences of the means employed and returned, that deceased came to his death from causes unknown to the jury.

Mr. Smith says deceased was a good steady boy, and had given no intimation of so rash an act.  He had been at work for Mr. Smith about six months.

Undertaker Stevenson prepared the body for interment and it was laid to rest in the city cemetery this morning.

The father of the dead boy came in last evening, but did not remain to assist in laying the body away, as he took the morning train east.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 4, 2005.


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