Clark County Clipper, May 1, 1902
A PROBABLE SUICIDE.
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.
to Kansas AHGP and ALHN