ELMORE OHIO DECEMBER 28, 1984
A. C. Damschroder
A. C. Damschroder, 58, one of Elmore's prominent business men took his own life shortly after 11 A M. Christmas day when he shot himself in the head with a revolver. The act was committed while in a fit of despondency caused by ill health. He had been confined to his home by illness for the past two weeks. Mr. Damschroder fired the fatal shot while his wife was pre¬ paring the Christmas dinner, sev¬ eral relatives having been invited to spend the day in the Damschrod¬ er home.
He was the proprietor of the A. C. Damschroder department store for the past 14 years, having purchased
the business from his brother, the late John H* Damschroder, and a ^ou&Ui, Einier DamschrotfeYT His father had founded the store some 60 years ago.
Besides his wife and little daugh¬ ter, Ethel, 4 years old, he is surviv¬ ed by three brothers, Edward of Toledo, Henry of Denver, Colo., Charles of Elmore; and three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Whiteman of Curtice, Ohio, Mrs. Dora Wixom of Toledo, and Mrs. Clara Lupton of near Hessville. Ohio.
Funeral services were held from his late residence on Huron street Thursday afternoon, Rev. D. Worthman, pastor of St. Paul's M, E. church, officiating. Burial was made in Union cemetery.
Mr. Damschroder was a member of the local Masonic lodge and was a 32 degree Mason. The Elmore Masons attended the funeral in a body and held their rites at the grave He was born in Elmore, June, 24, 1876, and lived here the greater part of his life.
All business places were closed during the funeral hour, and all the business men went to the home in a body Thursday morning.
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