Obit: Nelson, Isaac (? - 1901)

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Surnames: NELSON SCHELLER

----Source: DORCHESTER REPORTER (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 12/13/1901

Nelson, Isaac (? - 7 DEC 1901)

Abbotsford, Dec. 7, 1901 - Isaac Nelson, one of our old and highly respected citizens, committed suicide about 8 o'clock this morning at his home on the east side. The first report of his death was not believed as it was only about an hour before that he had been seen on the street, apparently enjoying the best of health.

His children found the body laying on the floor of the kitchen bedroom. They immediately ran to the home of their grandmother, Mrs. Scheller, where they were visiting and told their mother who was also visiting there.

At the inquest it was shown that he had taken his own life with a 38-55 Marlin rifle, having shot at himself three times but only two of the shots took effect, the last proving fatal. It entered the back of his head and came out the side.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Chapel, Rev. Knutson officiating. Interment took place at the Colby Cemetery. A very long concourse of friends witnessed the last sad rites.

 

 


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