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111 Health and Severe Pains Given as Cause of Deed
Last rites for A. C. Damschro¬ der, 58, are being held in' his Kome on Huron street at 2:30 o'¬ clock this (Thursday) afternoon, December 27. Rev. D. Worth- man of St. Paul's M. E. church officiates and interment is to be in Union cemetery.
Mr. Damschroder had not been well for some time, vet his dis~ ability had not incapacitated him for daily work at the store and; but few were aware of his illness Howeyer, about three weeks or more ago he suffered a bron¬ chial condition which compelled his confinement at home for more ; than two weeks. Withal, he had ■ | gradually become despondent over j 1 his condition and, with pain and i j anxiety apparently reaching an unbearable climax on Christmas j Day, he sought to end it all in 1 death. Fully dressed, he had! I come down stairs shortly after 9! I o'clock, Christmas morning, his j wife busily engaged in prepara¬ tion of a Chistmas dinner to which a few relatives had been ; invited. Suddenly a shot was! ; heard and Mr. Damschroder was ! found sitting in a chair in the | down-stairs bedroom, dead from I a shot in thehead with his revolv¬ er at his side. Coroner Yeislev UiJLJEojriJCIirton.rendered a ver- ! diet of suicide, The word soon j ! spread through the village and j ! vicinity casting a painfully shock- \ ing pall over the entire commun-j ity when everyone was reveling i in the festivities of the day, j
August C. Damschroder one of j 9 children, was born in Elmore, a i son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles fl. j Damschroder. He was educat¬ ed in the local schools and was graduated here in the class of 1894. For many years he has: been connected with the Dam¬ schroder Department store here, ! I which was founded bv bis father, ! | a pioneer merchant, 60 years or; more ago; and for more than ten j 3rears has been sole owner and j proprietor of the store, one of the j oldest in the county. He was aj member of Portage Lodge Ma-1 sons here, and of Zenobia Shrine, ! Toledo; the local lodge officiating j at the burial.
Mr. Damschroder is survived by his wife, Dora Magsig Dam-
"5Years old: brothers Charles o Elmore; Henry, in Colorado, and Edwin, a Toledo merchant; also
I three sisters: Mrs. Clara Lofton, Lindsey; Mrs. Nellie Mllf?^' Curtice, ** Mrs. Dora Wixog
I oi Toledo. - .
In respect to the deceased, the
} local business men in a body part | a formal call at the bereaveo i home Thursday forenoon and bus¬ iness was suspended during the funeral service.
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