George L. (1921)
Contact: Crystal Wendt
Surnames: Jacque, Lewis
----Sources: Appleton Post Crescent (Appleton, Wis.) 8 Jan. 1921
Insurance Man Is Mystery Victim
George L. Jacques, Neillsville, Quietly Leaves Home and Business
Neillsville - Neillsville is deeply concerned over the mysterious disappearance six weeks ago of George L. Jacques, and head of one of the city’s leading families. Mr. Jacques also was loan agent in this district for the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., of Milwaukee.
The latest feature of his continued absence was the taking over of his office last week by Frank C. Lewis, general superintendent of loans of the insurance company. Mr. Lewis’ office is in the company’s main office in Milwaukee. He has supervision over hundreds of the company’s loan agents throughout the United States.
WIFE CAN’T EXPLAIN
Although his wife has no explanation to offer for the disappearance, she declares that Mr. Jacques’ leaving Neillsville was an entirely voluntary and sane act. According to Mrs. Jacques and her two sons, William and Fred. Mr. Jacques wrote home a few days after his disappearance. They say that he was alive and well. He said he was "broke" and would not be back.
TURNED OVER PROPERTY, REPORT
Shortly before his disappearance Mr. Jacques is said to have turned over all of his possessions to his family. Two farms were deeded to his sons, while the homestead, said to be a costly estate, was given to Mrs. Jacques.
In addition Mr. Jacques gave his son William power of attorney to transact al of his affairs. The day following receipt of the letter, the family is said to have received a parcel post package containing Mr. Jacques’ overcoat. No explanation of this act has been offered.
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