Obit: Murray, William P. (1863 - 1898)

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Surnames: MURRAY

----Sources: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 10/20/1898

Murray, William P. (1863 - 17 OCT 1898)

Black River Falls, Wis., Oct 18, 1898 - William Price Murray, who killed his wife and himself at Flint, Mich., yesterday, was born and raised in this city and lived here until about fifteen years ago.

This morning his father, William Murray, president of the First National Bank, received a letter from his son written at Flint, Mich., Oct. 13, in which he said, that to save his wife years of suffering and a horrible death he was going to kill her, and then as the law would hang him for so doing, he would also kill himself. A note written by himself yesterday was also enclosed to the effect that he would carry out his plans at about 5:30 p.m. and for neither his father or anyone else from here to go there.. Several hours later a telegram was received from the physician of the sanitarium at which his wife was staying, saying that the crime had been committed.

Mr. Murray had made arrangements for his wife’s burial at Flint today, and before the tragedy he made his will.

His wife had been under treatment at the sanitarium for nearly a year and the physicians had informed him that she would become insane and would not live many years.

Murray was married about three years ago and was 35 years of age. He had been engaged in the lumber business at Minneapolis and New Orleans, and for several years had been secretary and treasurer of the Fish Bros. Wagon Mfg. Co. at Clinton, Ia. He was a shrewd businessman and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.



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