|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1850|
|Death: ||May 24, 1903|
Logansport Daily Reporter, Tuesday, May 26, 1903, p1, c4
STUCK KNIFE IN HIS BREAST
RELATIVE OF LOGANSPORT WOMAN COMMITS SUICIDE.
Mrs. Nancy Hughes Called to Kokomo by the Sudden Death of Her Brother.
Joseph Clover Killed Himself While Eating Supper at the County Infirmary.
Mrs. Nancy Hughes, of Sycamore street, this city, left yesterday for Kokomo to attend the funeral of her brother, Joseph Clover, who committed suicide at the county infirmary Sunday night.
Of the suicide the Kokomo Dispatch tells the following story:
"Joseph Clover, an inmate of the county infirmary, committed suicide Sunday evening by stabbing himself in the left breast with a pen knife. The would was inflicted during the supper hour at the infirmary and death resulted two hours later from internal hemorrages.
"Clover had been an inmate of the infirmary but little more than a day when he yielded to the impulse of self-destruction. He was a sufferer from creeping paralysis, the blight of which had been laid upon him several years before. He had been living in Oklahoma of his brother, William Clover, he came to Kokomo and went to the home of his brother, William Clover, near the plate glass works. There he was doctored by Dr. Roscoe Chancellor, but no permanent relief could be given him. He was a great care in the home of his brother and last week it was decided that he should go to the infirmary. He made little or no complaint at becoming a county charge but told Superintendent Kanable that he would rest up for a fortnight and then go away.
At the autopsy held by Drs. Chancellor and Harrison yesterday, a peculiar condition of affairs was discovered. The man's heart was on the right side instead of his left. This accounted for his vitality after the fearful stabbing he inflicted upon himself. Death was caused by tearing wound in the left lung.
Elkannah Clover (1816 - 1867)
Susannah Gardner Clover (1824 - 1853)
Julia Ella Lilly Clover Clover (1859 - 1934)
Crown Point Cemetery
Created by: Jane Marie Morrison
Record added: Aug 10, 2010
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