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Title: Williamsport, IN Warren Review Thursday, December 13, 1900 Edition
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A Terrible Tragedy Lou Meadows, a section hand on the Monon Ry., living five miles south of Lafayette on the wea, was in love with Miss Frances Hahn, age 17, but she did not return his affection. The girl lived near Taylors Station on the Monon. Wednesday evening of the last week, Meadows took supper at Otto Collins home, Mrs. Collins being Miss Hahn's sister. After supper all four sat in the little kitchen together talking. at about 9 o'clock he requested to be alone with the girl to talk with her in private. Collins and wife went to bed in the adjacent room Collins telling Meadows as he left that he could talk to Francis if he would act like a gentleman. Collins and wife were about half asleep when they were startled be the report of a pistol shot and this was soon followed by a second one, and a wild scream from the kitchen. As they were hurrying out of the bedroom, the were met by Francis holding her hands to her head and crying "Otto, Otto, I am shot!" Meadows had shot her, the ball entering and inch back from the chin, and ranging upward through he mouth coming out on the opposite side below the left ear, cutting of the lobe of the ear in its course. Going into the kitchen, Collins found Meadows prostrate on the floor dead. he had shot himself in the left temple, death being instantaneous. The girl was perfectly conscious and related the story as it all occurred. She will probably recover. Meadows home was in Ellettsville, Ind., where his aged mother lived who is almost heartbroken over the terrible tragedy. Meadows remains were removed to Lafayette the next day and prepared for burial by Thompson & Bradshaw, undertakers. Deceased was about 25 years of age. Will, the son of Rev. A. J. Clifton of Culbertown Ned., Died from pneumonia on the 1st inst. He was 22 years of age. Many here will remember him, as he resided here for sometime when his uncle, T. A. Clifton, was in charge of the Review, and worked in the office at the case. At the time of his death, he was the foreman of the Currier at Curtis, Neb. Matron's Quarterly Report There are fifteen children in the home - seven girls and eight boys. We have not taken in and children this quarter. The two Leming children were taken away by their father and the two Miller children by relatives. One child, Maggie Miller, died October 3rd, of chronic bronchitis, aged 1 year, 8 months and 8 days. Funeral services were held at the home, Rev. G. H. Clark officiating. Interment was in the was Lebanon Cemetery. The health of the children is good.

Date: 12/13/1900
Origin: Warren Review Extracted from Microfilm
Author: Sharon Roberts
Record ID: 00003717
Type: Obituary
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 10/28/2014
Entered By: Chris Brown

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