|Death: ||Apr., 1930|
Page News & Courier, Friday 11 Apr 1930
Fred Alger, age 43, killed himself with a shot gun in a small shop about sixty yards from his home, two miles South of Newport, about four o'clock on Tuesday morning.
The preceded day Alger was arrested near Harrisonburg on a charge of driving a car under the influence of liquor. He was bailed by Ray Huffman of Huffman's garage, Shenandoah City, where he was employed.
On going home that night he did not retire and spent the night brooding over his trouble. No one heard him leave the house or enter the shop, nor did the fatal shot arouse the household.
His wife went to the shop and found him about six o'clock, Tuesday morning.
He ended his life with a single barrel shot gun, evidently placing the butt of the gun on the floor of the shop. It is said that he had threatened to take his life on previous occasions. Alger had been rather thrifty but it is said that his life had been irregular for some time, and that he was not doing well financially.
The automobile accident that was the prelude to the suicide occurred Monday morning at the home of W.A. Blose five miles from Harrisonburg on the Elkton pike.
Alger was the son of Fred Alger, deceased, and a brother of David Alger, of this county.
He leaves a widow who was a daughter of John Campbell, deceased, of Newport. He is also survived by two little boys. He owned a home and several acres of land.
The funeral took place at the Newport Brethren church at 11 a.m., yesterday, Eld. Ernest Cave conducting the services with interment in the David Alger graveyard.
Martha Jane Campbell Painter (1889 - 1955)
Ruth Maxine Alger Petefish (1926 - 2007)*
Created by: JAC
Record added: Apr 02, 2011
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